Out & About

Onstage The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. E., presents Legends of Salsa 3, featuring salsa greats and Jimmy Delgado’s Orchestra, April 24 at 8 p.m. (tickets are $40 to $55); and The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion, featuring magicians, April 25 at 4 p.m. (tickets are $15 to $25; $10 for ages 12 and under). For more information, call (718) 960-8833. The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents Chamber Music at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, April 25 at 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 601-7399. The Bronx Library Center, at 310 E. Kingsbridge


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With Espada’s Help, PS 86 Kids Head to Japan

Students at PS 86 in Kingsbridge will have the opportunity to expand their horizons beyond the Bronx and all the way to Japan, thanks to a late contribution from State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr.

Memorial Ride for Megan Charlop

On April 10, dozens of friends, family and co-workers of Megan Charlop gathered with their bicycles in front of the Bronx Museum of History (Valentine-Varian House) on Bainbridge Avenue.

Baseball Season Preview

With the high school baseball season just starting to heat up, local teams are busy working out the knots and kinks of the long hiatus. This corner of the borough will be duly represented by its usual teams.

Through Fits and Starts, Filter Plant Coming Together

Bernard Daly, the project manager for the city’s massive water filtration plant project under way in Van Cortlandt Park, is relentlessly upbeat. Despite the cost overruns, delays, federal fines and accusations of impropriety in the siting of the plant on public parkland, Daly looks out over the sheer vastness of the $3 billion undertaking and beams.

Supporting the ‘Sugar Tax’

Childhood obesity in the Bronx is a crisis. There are many reasons for this including a general lack of physical activity and access to nutritious food. But one reason no one can argue with is that kids consume too much sugar, and the biggest source of that sugar is soda.

Immigration Center Combats Census Fears

According to the latest survey from the Census Bureau, the Bronx is among the top 10 most diverse cities in the country. Some 31 percent of its 1.4 million residents are immigrants, the survey says. Initially, the bureau and city officials felt the immigrant community, especially those without visas or green cards, would not participate in this year’s full census count because of fears that they might be deported.

Cuomo Sues Espada for Theft

In a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said his office is suing State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. for allegedly stealing $14 million from the Comprehensive Community Development Corporation, a network of non-profit health centers Espada founded and heads up.  “Taxpayer money was given to this not-for-profit to provide healthcare services to underprivileged patients, but our investigation has found the funds flowed into the pockets of Senator Espada and his supporters,” Cuomo said in a statement. In a statement, Espada did not address the charges specifically, except to say they were “no where [sic] near commensurate


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