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Bronx River Parkway Construction Slated For Scarsdale Exits - The Daily Voice

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Bronx River Parkway Construction Slated For Scarsdale Exits
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SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Drivers should watch out for night work and expect delays on the Bronx River Parkway in Scarsdale and Greenburgh this week.
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Bronx Woman Recounts Horror Of Waking Up And Finding Rapist On Top Of Her - CBS Local

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Bronx Woman Recounts Horror Of Waking Up And Finding Rapist On Top Of Her
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx woman said she was fast asleep in her bed, only to wake up and find a man on top of her trying to rape her.
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Business owners on Intervale Ave. in the Bronx complain of petty ticket blitz - New York Daily News

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Business owners on Intervale Ave. in the Bronx complain of petty ticket blitz
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South Bronx to city: Stop with the petty tickets already!
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Obama administration sends $850k to help uninsured Bronx residents take ... - New York Daily News

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When it comes time for people to start trying to make sense of Obamacare next year, Bronx residents will be getting a helping hand.
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Police Probe Dispatch Delay in Deadly Bronx Fire | NBC New York

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Police say there was a dispatch delay to a Bronx apartment fire that killed a woman and injured her husband, mother and 5-year-old granddaughter early Friday.
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Bronx joins nationwide George Zimmerman protests in support of Trayvon Martin - News 12 Bronx (registration)

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News 12 Bronx (registration) Bronx joins nationwide George Zimmerman protests in support of Trayvon Martin News 12 Bronx (registration) Protesters gathered outside the Bronx County Courthouse overnight after a jury found the neighborhood watchman...
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Bronx activists to protest county machine's annual glad- handing dinner ... - New York Daily News

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Bronx activists to protest county machine's annual glad- handing dinner ...
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A coalition of Bronx activists will be sweating on the picket line while the borough's pols are backslapping on the buffet line.
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911 controversy over Bronx fire response time

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The flames broke out between homes at 1509 and 1507 Commonwealth Ave. in the Parkchester section just before 3 a.m.

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The LGBTQ Community Services Center of The Bronx, Inc.: 2013 ...

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July 17, 2013, The Bronx, NY: The new Bronx LGBTQ Center (the “Center”) is pleased to announce final details of its 2013 pride event, which will feature nearly 100 different entertainers, speakers, and organizations.
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Fire Union Head Says 911 Glitch Caused 2nd Bronx Home To Go Up In Flames - CBS Local

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Fire Union Head Says 911 Glitch Caused 2nd Bronx Home To Go Up In Flames
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – At least 11 firefighters and two children were injured after a fire ripped through two multi-family homes in the Bronx.
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Bronx Assemblywoman won big at casino - New York Daily News

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ASSEMBLYWOMAN Carmen Arroyo is either the luckiest woman in the Bronx or a very poor liar.
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Freight Train Derails in Bronx, Metro-North Service Suspended - NBC New York

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Metro-North service on a portion of the Hudson line is suspended indefinitely after a freight train derailed in the Bronx, officials say.
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Two suspects arrested in Rhode Island in shooting of Bronx teen - New York Daily News

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New York Daily News Two suspects arrested in Rhode Island in shooting of Bronx teen New York Daily News Alphonza, an aspiring architect who was about to graduate from Urban Assembly Bronx Studio for Writers and Artists, was standing with friends...
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Chatting With DJ Kool Herc, the Original Beat-Maker of the Bronx - Wall Street Journal- India

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Chatting With DJ Kool Herc, the Original Beat-Maker of the Bronx
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New Yorkers who know their hip-hop history are quick to point out that the music and culture first emerged in the Bronx.
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Judge Wants to Jail Negligent Bronx Landlord - New York Observer

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Though Joel Loutan has earned a nod in the New York Public Advocate Office's Worst Landlords Watchlist, he has yet to grab a coveted spot on the site's “50 Worst Landlords” list.
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Fate of big Bronx parking company unclear - Crain's New York Business

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Fate of big Bronx parking company unclear Crain's New York Business The embattled Bronx Parking Development Co., which has defaulted on its bonds and owes millions of dollars to the city, is trying to raise money by selling development rights to...
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Visiting judges attempt to clear backlog in Bronx courts - News 12 Bronx (registration)

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THE BRONX - A judge from the Bronx is attempting to bring down the number of cases that are backlogged in the borough's courts.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bronx teacher raped by city cop cont...

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ALBANY — The brave Bronx teacher brutally raped by a city cop is appalled the Legislature ended its legislative session last month without passing a bill to expand the state’s legal definition of the heinous crime.


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Bronx New School Parents Not Satisfied With Health Report - Norwood News

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Norwood News Bronx New School Parents Not Satisfied With Health Report Norwood News After releasing a report saying students and staff at the Bronx New School (PS 51) were at a slightly increased risk for cancer due to exposure to...
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As New York struggles to make gifted admissions equitable, one Bronx family ... - The Hechinger Report

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Tanya Duprey was seated in the cafeteria of P.S. 54 in the Bronx on a Saturday last January.
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Bronx Fire Response May Have Been Delayed By 911 System ...

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The firefighters' union says there was a 12-minute gap in relaying crucial information for a fire in the Parkchester section of the Bronx early Wednesday morning through the city's 911 system, which has come under heavy scrutiny for being ...
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DOJ Eric Holder's racist and radical past documented,yet ignored

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Holders racist and radical past (>>http://www.redstate.com/candicelanier/2013/06/26/sixteen-scandals-the-legacy-of-eric-holder/
Sixteen Scandals: The Legacy of Eric Holder
By: Candice Lanier (Diary) | June 26th, 2013 at 08:32 AM | 0

RESIZE: AAA
Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. was born on January 21, 1951 in the Bronx, New York and was raised in Elmhurst, Queens. His father (1905-1970) arrived in the U.S. from Barbados and worked as a real estate broker. Holder’s mother, Miriam, is American-born and the daughter of immigrants from Saint Philip, Barbados.


Holder attended Columbia University, enrolling in 1969. He was active in the Student Afro-American Society and according to Discover the Networks:

“Holder also took a leadership role with the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which at one point demanded that the school’s abandoned ROTC (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) office be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge” — “in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.” In 1970, Holder was a participant in a five-day occupation of that office. And, according to some accounts, the occupiers were armed. In addition, Holder and SAAS also occupied the office of Henry Coleman, Dean of Freshmen, until their demands were met.”

And, it would appear the SAAS was an advocate of the Black Panthers because in March 1970 the SAAS released a statement supporting the Black Panthers who were charged with plotting to blow up a police station, department stores, railroad tracks and the New York Botanical Gardens.

Holder received a bachelor’s degree in American history from Columbia University in 1973 and went on to earn a J.D. from Columbia Law School.



Eric Holder was employed by the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section from 1976 to 1988

He was appointed as a Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1988 by President Reagan

In 1993, President Clinton appointed Holder as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia

In 1997 Clinton nominated Holder to Deputy Attorney General and he was confirmed by the Senate in a unanimous vote

Holder was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Obama



One – Discriminatory Hiring Practices

On August 8, 2011 documents were released by the DOJ, subsequent to a court battle, which revealed the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division had been engaging in politicized hiring in the career civil service ranks. According to PJ Media, the politicized hiring practices of Holder’s DOJ are nearly unprecedented in scope.

In June 2008, Holder admitted to the American Constitution Society (an organization started as a liberal counterweight to the Federalist Society) that the Justice Department was “going to be looking for people who share our values.”

The DOJ’s hiring records speak for themselves as this in depth study by PJ Media demonstrates.

Two – Fort Hood

Following the Fort Hood attack on November 5, 2009 not one of the post-attack reports issued by the DOJ mentioned Nidal Hasan’s Islamist ideology. And, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to call the attack an act of terrorism on its report on the attack. Instead it was labeled as “workplace violence.” The Gloria Center elaborates:

“This official “blindness” to Major Hasan’s motivations are unquestionably the consequences wrought by the Obama administration’s outreach policies. Not just content with not pursuing terror investigations, as in the case of Major Hasan and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Obama administration has taken a more proactive approach to shutting down terror investigations–especially when those investigations involved their Muslim outreach partners.”

Three – AP Surveillance

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of the telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press (AP). President and CEO Gary Pruitt has described the DOJ’s actions as a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls of individual reporters’ work and personal phone numbers and AP office numbers in D.C., New York and Hartford, CT. Also listed was the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives’ press gallery, according to the AP’s lawyers.

Pruitt has commented that, “there can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.”

Four – DOJ Secretly Targets Fox News Reporter, James Rosen

In the James Rosen case, the Justice Department claimed it did not violate the press freedom of the Fox News Correspondent as he isn’t press. Instead, the DOJ argued, he was an “aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a spy ring, for having receiving classified information about North Korea from an intelligence analyst.

Evidence of Rosen’s spying consisted of an e-mail to Rosen’s source stating he wanted to break “news ahead of my competitors” and that they could “expose muddle-headed policy when we see it—or force the administration’s hand to go in the right direction, if possible.”

The Department of Justice knew Rosen had not committed a crime by simply asking Stephen Jin-Woo Kim for his opinion on the expected North Korean response to the then-pending U.N. condemnations of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests. By making the claim, however, to a federal judge, that Rosen was criminally complicit in the release of classified information, by the manner in which he posed questions to Kim, the DOJ deluded the judge into signing a search warrant. The warrant, when executed, allowed the feds to read Rosen’s private emails. By way of the emails, the feds were led to Fox News telephone numbers in New York City and in Washington, which they since have admitted to monitoring.


Five – Marc Rich Pardon

Eric Holder played an important role in what was arguably the most infamous of President Clinton’s 176 pardons. Marc Rich, a billionaire financier and fugitive oil broker, who illegally bought oil from Iran during the American trade embargo, attempted to hide more than $100 million in profits by using dummy transactions in off-shore corporations. Following that, he renounced his American citizenship and made a hasty retreat to Switzerland in order to avoid prosecution for 51 counts of racketeering, wire fraud, tax fraud, tax evasion, and the illegal oil transactions with Iran.

But, President Clinton signed the pardon, later crediting Holder’s recommendation as one of the factors that had convinced him to issue the pardon.

Six – Weather Underground Pardon

Holder, as Deputy Attorney General, “was the gatekeeper for presidential pardons.” Two of the recipients of Holder’s pardons were former Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans.

The Weather Underground, a far-left organization, was founded in the late 1960′s. It’s main objective was to overthrow the American government. Several bombing attacks were initiated by the group and were mostly against government buildings and banks. There were also exhortations for white radicals to join with black radicals in the overthrow of the government. The Weather Underground opposed what they described as “American imperialism.” Former members of the group robbed a Brinks bank truck in 1981, resulting in the deaths of a Brinks security guard and two policemen. One of the killers, Kathy Boudin, is now an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.

Seven – Holder’s DOJ Threatens Free Speech

The American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee sponsored an event on June 4, called “Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society.” The main speakers for the event were DOJ official Bill Killian, who is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and FBI Special Agent of the Knoxville Division, Kenneth Moore. What is troubling about the event is that Killian addressed how social media posts and documents deemed inflammatory toward Muslims can be considered a violation of civil rights laws. Killian described the event as, “an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion.” He also said that the event would serve, “to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

This is a blatant attempt at subverting First Amendment rights, but the DOJ’s Killian is espousing views that apparently have the support of President Obama who has said: ”The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”

Killian went on to quote the law, showing a slide of Title 18, U.S. Federal Code, Section 241, which states: ”If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States…they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both…”

Eight – Hostility Towards Conservatives

At an American Constitution Society gathering in 2004, Holder made the following comments:

“Conservatives have been defenders of the status quo, afraid of the future, and content to allow to continue to exist all but the most blatant inequalities.”
Conservatives have “made a mockery of the rule of law.”
Conservatives try to “put the environment at risk for the sake of unproven economic theories, to play to the fears of our citizens, and not to their hopes, and to return the nation to a time that in fact never existed.”
Conservatives are “breathtaking” in their “arrogance,” which manifests itself in such things as “attacks on abortion rights,” “energy policies that are as shortsighted as they are ineffective,” and “tax cuts that disproportionately favor those who are well off and perpetuate many of the inequities in our nation.”
The hallmarks of the “conservative agenda” include “social division, mindless tax cutting, and a defense posture that does not really make us safer.”
“The nation must be convinced that it is a progressive future that holds the greatest promise for equality and the continuation of those policies that serve to support the greatest number of our people. In the short term this will not be an easy task. With the mainstream media somewhat cowered by conservative critics, and the conservative media disseminating the news in anything but a fair and balanced manner, and you know what I mean there, the means to reach the greatest number of people is not easily accessible.”
Nine – Opposition to Second Amendent Rights

In 2008, Eric Holder claimed that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, but only applied to government militias. Political commentator and scholar, John Lott, was unable to “find even one gun control law that Holder has opposed.” Lott remarked that, “on every gun control regulation [Holder] has discussed, he has been supportive, including: bans, raising the age that someone can possess a gun, registration and licensing, one-gun-a-month limit on purchases, and mandatory waiting periods.”

On top of that, in a 1995 address to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, Holder apprised the crowd of the launch of a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” “What we need to do,” Holder explained, “is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”

Ten – Treatment of Terrorists as Criminal Defendants Instead of Enemy


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It's so disgusting he was ever given the nomination and GOP helped him get the position by voting for him, especially with his racist&radical background

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Did Carmen Arroyo really win $30K gambling? Few think so - New York Daily News

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Did Carmen Arroyo really win $30K gambling? Few think so
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BY DENIS SLATTERY. A Bronx assemblywoman's claim that she won big at a casino is raising a few eyebrows — and plenty of doubt — around the borough.
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Weekend fair in the Bronx features cooking classes and offers health screenings - New York Daily News

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Verizon Accused of Lagging on NYC FiOS Promises - Promised 100% Coverage by 2014, and That's Likely Not Happening | DSLReports.com

Verizon Accused of Lagging on NYC FiOS Promises - Promised 100% Coverage by 2014, and That's Likely Not Happening | DSLReports.com | bronx | Scoop.it

Back in 2008 Verizon negotiated a closed-door agreement with NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg that agreed to wire 100% of the city with FiOS by 2014 -- sort of. Fine print in the deal allows Verizon to back away from that promise if they pay a few small fines and/or aren't seeing the kind of TV subscriber uptake they'd like. It's now 2013 and Verizon has refused to offer any hard numbers on how far along in that goal they are -- but if you live in NYC and have been waiting for FIOS (particularly in outer boroughs), you know that the number of unserved apartments remains substantial.

 

NYC Mayoral candidate and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio last week took aim at Verizon in a press statement and fiber availability fact sheet (pdf), accusing Verizon of failing to deliver on their deployment promises. de Blasio took data from the New York State Office of Information Technology Services to make the claims:

 

"As a benchmark, the contract required the company to reach more than three-quarters of City residents by the end of 2012, but according to data released through the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, only half of New York City’s 3.4 million housing units had access to fiber broadband services at year’s end—putting the company far behind schedule. Brooklyn and the Bronx lagged furthest behind, with only 40 percent and 46 percent of household having access to fiber, respectively.

As you might expect, Verizon is denying that they're behind schedule but won't offer specifics, pointing out that they only promised they'd "pass" homes (fiber simply needs to run in the street outside), not necessarily "serve" them. The company also appears to be blaming landlords for any hold ups in deployments:

 

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