Now They Tell Us: Papers Say Adolfo Carrion Not Such a Great Beep
Carrion critics wonder what took them so long. The Bronx News Network, which contributed a long, critical Carrion story to the Norwood News on February 19, says "it's interesting that these two large papers waited to deploy their reporters and run their stories as Adolfo was headed to Washington... I wonder if it were Marty Markowitz of Brooklyn or Helen Marshall of Queens heading to Washington, if the Times and the News would've been so late out of the gate..." The Neighborhood Retail Alliance elaborates on Carrion's role in the Gateway Mall project, and says, "On project after project, AC was a friend, not to the communities or minority businesses... but to those real estate interests whose projects were often antithetical to real community needs."
A special election to replace Carrion will be held on April 21.