Vol. 19,  No.  13 June 29 - July 12,  2006


CB7 Appointments Announced


Several community residents have been appointed as new members to Community Board 7, according to the Bronx borough president’s office. The new members are Helene Hartman-Kutnowsky, Cynthia O’Neal Riley, Enrique Vegam, George Berdejo and Waleska Roldan.

Ruth Ramos and Anthony Rivieccio were reportedly not reappointed, though the borough president’s press office did not confirm this by press time.

Ramos worked with fellow board member and former chair Nora Feury at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s Head Start program in the Bronx. Both were dismissed from their jobs last year when the Archdiocese charged that they had embezzled $800,000 over three years by inflating their salaries. Feury was asked to step down as chair by Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión but remained on the board. She has been reappointed.

Feury has maintained her innocence. The Archdiocese says the investigation is in the hands of the federal government, but the Department of Health and Human Services will not comment on the situation.

Though she no longer works or lives in the district, Feury was reappointed because she is director of the Bedford Park Senior Center, a Carrión spokesman said. Asked if the borough president was still concerned about the allegations concerning Feury, his communications director issued the following statement:  “Nora, at the request of the borough president did step down from her post as Chair of the community board. Until this investigation is resolved, I think it would be premature to discuss it.” 

Feury did not return phone messages by press time.

Other members who were reappointed to the board are: Donna Benjamin, Donald Bluestone, Elizabeth Errico, Gregory Faulkner, Paul Foster, Judith Freeman, Lowell Green, Rafeek Khan, Dave Laguer, Ricardo Parker, Barbara Stronczer, and Hector Torres.

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