Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

Bronx DAs Face Scorn, But Not Discipline

Bronx DAs Face Scorn, But Not Discipline

A judge recently found one prosecutor's conduct so bad he banned her from his courtroom forever. But she'll face no internal discipline from her office, which lacks a formal system for punishing rule violations.
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As Klein Solidifies Support, Koppell Backers Say They Can Win

Oliver Koppell faces long—but, supporters insist, not impossible—odds in his quest to unseat Sen. Jeff Klein and steer the State Senate back to Democratic control.

Decade-Long Feud Over Bronx Buildings Erupts Anew

Tenant organizations and a group of companies linked to a key real-estate operator were back in court last week arguing over the aftermath of a 2005 defamation lawsuit.

Advocates Waiting for de Blasio to Fix Homeless Housing Program

The cluster program is widely criticized as expensive and disruptive. So far the new administration has yet to propose an alternative, but advocates have high hopes a plan is coming.

Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building

Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List and the city's Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens.

Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park

Activists and pols say it’s the least DEP can do in light of the over-budget billions they're spending on the filtration plant.

Borough's Community Boards Push for Greater Impact

Training members and securing funds to hire city planning advisers is critical, officials say.

De Blasio Era Doesn't Discourage Bronx Charter School Applicant

A New Jersey charter chain is looking to launch a school in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It will avoid the co-location controversy, but has encountered others in its past.

Only Two Electric-Cab Drivers On the Road in NYC

Five of the seven electric cars in the city's taxi and for-hire fleet are idle, but Luis Castro is still making battery-powered stops in the Bronx.

Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed

They say they haven't had the resources and preparation to gear up for the newer, tougher TASC exam.

Outer Borough BIDs Struggle With Low Budgets, Little Impact

While well-funded business improvement districts are major players in thriving commercial districts, many outer borough BIDs have too few resources to make a difference.



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City Closes Parks, Beaches Ahead of Storm - Jarrett Murphy

Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.

Change of Polling Sites Cause Difficulties for Elderly Voters - Elly Yu

Last-minute changes in polling sites left many voters in the Bronx confused about where to vote and in some cases, even prevented them from voting.

Green Partiers in the Bronx Put in Final Push for Votes - Erin Brodwin

The third party's candidates don't expect to win. But they were happy to “have our voice heard.”

Broken Elevator Slows Voters in U. Heights - Kathleen Caulderwood

Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.

Despite Some Storm Damage, City Island Voting Smooth - Emily Field

The shoreline neighborhood is pocket of conservatism in the heavily Democratic Bronx. A majority of the voters here voted for McCain in the 2008 election.

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MULTIMEDIA

Poverty in the Bronx

This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness highlights the poverty rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.

Family Homelessness in the Bronx

This infograph, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, highlights family homelessness rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.

Educational Attainment in the Bronx

This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (www.icphusa.org) showcases educational attainment in the Bronx for adults (25 years and older).

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EVENTS

Wet Plate Printing & Enlarging

Create tangible image objects of your digital work, slides, or any image from which you can create a positive or negative transparency! In this workshop students will learn how to create ambrotypes (positives on glass), opalotypes (positives on white tin), and tintypes (positives on blackened tin) using an enlarger. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, cleaning glass, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing. Chemistry mixing and safety will also be discussed. Students will be using cold head enlargers. All materials including enlargers, chemicals, glass, and metal will be supplied. Students should bring both positive transparencies as well as negatives to the class with which to print. If creating positive transparencies on an ink-jet printer, please print them at 4”x5” or smaller on transparency film.

NEW YORK POLICE AND FIRE WIDOWS’ AND CHILDREN’S BENEFIT FUND PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

Macy’s helps The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund raise funds and awareness to provide financial assistance to our fallen NYC first responders. Macy’s and The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day- only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from The Benefit Fund now. For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund click here, or contact Lauren Profeta at lauren.profeta@answerthecall.o rg or at 646-728-4434.

Chemistry Mixing & Safety with Morgan Post

This course will answer questions like: Can I mix this type of acid with this type of chemical? Is it safe to store this in a hot darkroom?

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