Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 16

Patients at Espada’s Soundview Health Clinics told the Post that they wouldn’t mind seeing the network’s CEO behind bars. “He belongs in jail,” said 70-year-old Rosalind Rahamon. Espada and his son pleaded not guilty yesterday at a federal court in Brooklyn; we’ll have more on that in a bit. A spokeswoman from the Health Department told WNYC that the agency supports Espada’s removal from his CEO position at Soundview. Outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who first brought civil charges against Espada this spring, said of the senator’s indictment:

UNHP Awarded Neighborhood Grant

Congratulations to the University Neighborhood Housing Program, which was just awarded a $40,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to expand its housing and homeowners assistance programs, foreclosure prevention databases, free tax-preparation services and financial literacy workshops. The money is part of $520,000 in grants given out by the the New York Community Trust; UNHP is the only Bronx group to receive one of the awards. Check out their website for more information, and a number of housing-related resources.