Inquiring Photographer: Rating DeWitt Clinton High School

With school now open, this week we asked past and present students and teachers their thoughts on the troubling performance numbers for DeWitt Clinton High School.* I am surprised. I know in my day they had a really great Macy’s program, which was an elite program. At one point it


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Public & Community Meetings

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 will hold its general board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Sister Annunciata Bethell Senior Center, 243 E. 204th St. CB7 committee meetings are held on the following dates at the board office, 229 E. 204th St., at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Housing,


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Nicky’s Pizzeria Reopens, Though Quietly

It took almost two years, but a neighborhood pizza shop settled prominently at one corner of Norwood has finally reopened with nary a notice. Over the summer, the owner of Nicky’s Pizza & Ristorante, Peter Deliaj, lifted the shutters to the 30-year-old pizza place once again following a lengthy top-down


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New NYPD Top Cop Has Police Roots in Norwood

The new police commissioner is no stranger to the Bronx, as are a major number of high ranking brass now helping him run the department. Days before he was named by outgoing Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to succeed him, then NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill stood before a convention


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Be Healthy: For Respiratory Sufferers, an Improved Method of Care at Monte

Vital Stats: 3K: Average number of children and adult patients seen at Montefiore Health System’s Family Practice Center and Family Health Center (Source: Montefiore Health System) It used to be that when patients suffering from respiratory illness, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a primary care doctor and nurse


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BCHS Embarks on Digital Preservation of Relics

Something old will soon be new again If someone wants to dig up the Bronx’s past, they would have to email the Bronx County Historical Society for assistance. For a fee, a librarian would sift though a trove of aging artifacts, with some in such poor shape that handling them


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Lead Testing at Schools Law Takes Effect

It is now law that schools test drinking water for lead contamination. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to identify traces of lead, a toxin that can cause brain damage if overly exposed. The state Department of Health issued emergency rules mandating school districts test their water for lead contamination by Oct.


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Out & About

Editor’s Pick  Fall Festival Fun  The public is invited to the Jerome-Gun Hill BID’s 20th anniversary free celebration at its 15th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on Jerome Avenue, between East Gun Hill Road and East Mosholu Parkway North. Events


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Neighborhood Notes

Job Expo The 6th annual Job Expo takes place on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Concourse level of The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (718) 579-4260. Free School Supplies Provident


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