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Anonymous asked: Your remark:"And you can bet your ass that these are the same residents who talk about the lack of businesses in the area, the lack of investment in the community, and the lack of engagement on the part of large companies with the “community.”" is odd. There are far better plans and uses for $130 million of our public money to create investment opportunities. This is just corporate cronyism and shifting jobs from one place to another. Learn more at: boycottfreshdirectDOTcom
There are always going to be better uses for the money, but the reality is that there isn’t exactly a b-line moving into that neighborhood; a neighborhood full of people constantly whining about how downtrodden the area is.
The city is full of this idiocy. Complain about how the economy is sinking then completely oppose any economic development that’s ever proposed. That’s not to say it’s all good, but you have to start somewhere and the tougher people make it for business number 1 to enter the area, the less likely business number 2 will be to bother with it at all.
There’ll be two congressional primary races in the Bronx when voters go to the polls on Tuesday.
But the only contest that really counts will be a make-or-break one for veteran congressman Charles Rangel.
With redistricting changing Rangel’s longtime heavily black Harlem district into a majority Latino district stretching into the Bronx, he is facing a strong challenge from northern Manhattan/lower Riverdale Senator Adriano Espaillat and three other challengers.
Rangel, who just turned 82, has been battered by ethics issues, and most recently, back problems that have him using a walker to get through a grueling campaign.
He has the support of a heavy chunk of the Bronx political establishment, including Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Democratic Party Boss Carl Heastie.
I think it’s about time to hang it up, Charlie.
Fresh Direct may be more of a health hazard than a health option, a group of south Bronx residents and organizations are charging.
They’ve filed a suit against the residential fresh food deliverer trying to stop it from moving its operations to public waterfront at the Harlem River Yards will use about $130 million of public money.
The lawsuit filed June 13 in Bronx state Supreme Court, calls for FreshDirect to conduct a comprehensive analysis of how the move might negatively affect the environmental health and quality of life of south Bronx residents.
Representatives from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest said the move would add thousands of diesel truck and car trips daily to an already over-polluted community with high rates of asthma.
And you can bet your ass that these are the same residents who talk about the lack of businesses in the area, the lack of investment in the community, and the lack of engagement on the part of large companies with the “community.”
Just like the idiots who argued the US Army should get out of Vieques in Puerto Rico, only to watch as the economy fell apart when they did.