Following Fishing Scam, Some Mailboxes Upgraded

NORWOOD RESIDENTS ARE confidently using this mailbox at the corner of East 207th Street and Perry Avenue after its swing flap was replaced with a slit cover to fend off so-called “fishing.” The scheme involved thieves feeding a lassoed bottle affixed with glue traps into the mailbox to fish out


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16 New Sex Offenders Move Into 52nd Pct. Nabes

More than a dozen convicted sex offenders, with convictions that include the rape of a 10-year-old child, have moved within the confines of the 52nd Precinct. Officers at the precinct, which covers the neighborhoods of Norwood, Bedford Park, Kingsbridge Heights, Fordham, and University Heights, were made aware of the move


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$50K Gift to MMCC

  WITH CHILDREN BY their side, officials hold up a $50,000 check awarded to Mosholu Montefiore Community Center that’s been earmarked for scholarships allocated to at-risk youth looking to complete an advanced certificate training program and other costs. Sharing in the celebration is (l-r) John P. McGann, Chief Administrative Officer,


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HOPE Count, Set for Jan. 23, Aims to Get Snapshot of Homeless Population

  Survey comes amid surge of homeless-related calls to 311 in community The makeshift camp on a hilltop on East Mosholu Parkway North stood empty, and the circumstantial evidence of occupancy was clear: pillows, cookware, and empty gallons of water. Residents say it’s an encampment for the homeless, a retreat


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After Debilitating Stroke, Norwood Man Fights to Stay in Home

For 50 years, John McKee has lived the pious life in Norwood. He’s adamant in keeping it that way. But a misunderstanding has blunted that life. Now McKee, 79, a retired plumber and devout member of St. Ann’s Church, is in the worst shape of his life following a stroke that’s rendered


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Financial Focus: Ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?

Holiday time is over! The time for spending has finished! It is time to pay those holiday bills. Maybe you’re thinking your income tax refund will help? In some ways, it can. After all, who isn’t going to need a higher tax refund? Okay, cool. Did you tax plan? Tax


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Inquiring Photographer

This week we asked readers if they believe the accuracy of the most current statewide jobless figure of 5.1 percent and whether these jobs pay enough for a person to pay their bills and grow into the job. I don’t think so. Maybe these jobs can pay a part of


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