Thursday, March 15, 2012

This week's Riverdale Review & Bronx Press

Here are the stories in this week's (March 15 - March 21) issues of the Riverdale Review and Bronx Press.

* Confusion reigns as legislature, courts battle on redistricting > Redistricting maps for the state Senate, Assembly and congressional districts continue to be unresolved, with the latest plans out of Albany remaining a moving target.
* Few accidents logged at disputed school crossing > The NYPD has logged just 25 accidents along the six-block stretch of Independence Avenue between West 232nd and West 238th Streets since 2007. In comparison, the intersection of Broadway and West 230th Street has played host to 324 accidents over the corresponding period.
* Indian Point vital to NYC's livelihood and growth: Giuliani > Closing Indian Point would be catastrophic for New York City and result in more brownouts, blackouts and higher utility bills, according to former mayor Rudy Giuliani.
* Merchants hail new recycling program a success > Locals have embraced the expansion of a popular city-run recycling program since baskets were placed in two public locations in Riverdale three weeks ago.
* Charter school on track to fill seats > The Tech International Charter School, a new middle school slated to open in Kingsbridge this September, appears to be on track to fill each of its 132 sixth-grade seats.
* Hebrew Home offers new lights for low-vision residents > The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has become the first nursing home in the country to open a special unit for low-vision residents.
* Merchant evades $18,000 water bill with help of local pol > Councilman G. Oliver Koppell saves Tremont Paint Store owner Mark Lipton from an $18,000 bill after a staffer recognized the billing period in question coincided with a major water main break.
* Mayor proposes to slash $43 million from NYPL > Fewer library books could be purchased and staff hours could be slashed if austerity measures outlined in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's preliminary budget proceed as planned.

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