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Letter to the Editor

April 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM

In response to the Letter to the Editor criticizing West Bronx Housing in the April 2 – 15, 2015:  West Bronx Housing’s move was not our choice. Read more

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First-Ever CB7 Veterans Committee Convenes

April 17, 2015 at 10:35 AM

THE FIRST-EVER VETERANS Committee in Community Board 7 convenes.  Photo by David Cruz

THE FIRST-EVER VETERANS Committee in Community Board 7 convenes.
Photo by David Cruz

By DAVID CRUZ

Community Board 7 voted to establish a committee aimed at improving the lives of U.S. military veterans, establishing a panel unseen in other local Community Boards. Read more

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Digital Edition of the Norwood News Is Out!

April 16, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Norwood News Vol. 28 No. 8 Front Page

By DAVID CRUZ 

The latest edition of the Norwood News is hitting 300 locations throughout the northwest Bronx this morning, and it’s loaded with plenty of community news you can use. Here are some stories that can grab you:

  • We begin what’s been happening in the neighborhood’s long running story: developments at the Kingsbridge Armory. Haydee Camacho delves into the story focusing on some folks wishing the Community Benefits Agreement tied to the Kingsbridge Armory Ice Center would have been fleshed out better. Worth a read.
  • Valentine Avenue neighbors are still reeling over the death of a teen who plunged to his death from a rooftop as he was attempting to evade police. The kid was allegedly smoking pot, opening the debate on whether the criminality of marijuana smoke contributed to his death. Both sides weigh in. Our Inquiring Photographer also picks the brain of Bronxites over the subject.
  • We then have the Norwood News’ staples—Out & About, Neighborhood Notes, and our Bronx Beltway feature for you to peruse.

Those are a fraction of the offerings the Norwood News has on hand for this edition. Be sure to check the Norwood News website daily to read up on what’s happening in Norwood and beyond.

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Timber! Oval Trees Come Down in First of 71

April 15, 2015 at 4:52 PM

By DAVID CRUZ 

A LEFTOVER TREE trunk lays on the ground at WIlliamsbridge Oval Park.  Photo by Jenny Sharp

A LEFTOVER TREE trunk lays on the ground at WIlliamsbridge Oval Park.
Photo by Jenny Sharp

The Norwood News stumbled upon the New York City Parks Department’s chopping of worn out trees throughout Williamsbridge Oval Park, starting in the north end. Read more

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Underpaid Restaurant Workers Stage Protest Outside Place of Employment

April 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM

MORAIMA ORTIZ, an organizer with the LWCU, rallies protesters demonstrating in front of Liberato Restaurant.  Photo by Moses Bustos

MORAIMA ORTIZ, an organizer with the LWCU, rallies protesters demonstrating in front of Liberato Restaurant.
Photo by Moses Bustos

By MOSES BUSTOS 

In a battle for better pay wages at a restaurant in Mt. Hope, workers demonstrated alongside supporters on April 13, in a protest that will be scheduled every Monday moving forward. Read more

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April 15, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 11.08.52 PMRivera’s Presence Sought

Kudos to Assemblyman Jose Rivera’s office for finally answering a request for a representative to take part in the Bedford Mosholu Community Association’s monthly meetings. It did take over a year. Read more

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Ribbon Cutting for Bedford Manor

April 15, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Photo by Jasmine Gomez

Several Bronx community and elected stakeholders gathered April 14 to cut the ribbon on the newly opened Bedford Park Manor at 2985 and 2987 Webster Ave. The site, formerly a plumbing supplies company, houses 122 units, of which 80 percent are already rented. Amenities include a spacious courtyard. The complex was developed by The Stagg Group following major rezoning by New York City in 2009, at the behest of Community Board 7 and the Four Bronx Institution Alliance, comprised of Montefiore Medical Center, The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Zoo and Fordham University.

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As Armory Ice Plan Continues, Questions Over CBA’s Oversight Committee Plan Linger

April 15, 2015 at 9:14 AM

A NEW LOOK of a rendering of the highly anticipated Kingsbridge National Ice Center, which organizers say will open in 2018 despite a year of delays. Photo courtesy Kingsbridge National Ice Center Partners LLC

A NEW LOOK of a rendering of the highly anticipated Kingsbridge National Ice Center, which organizers say will open in 2018 despite a year of delays.
Photo courtesy Kingsbridge National Ice Center Partners LLC

By HAYDEE CAMACHO

At a recent meeting sponsored by Community Board 7’s Economic Development Committee, Mark Messier, CEO of Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC), reassured the stakeholders in and around the Kingsbridge community that plans to develop a nine-rink, 5,000-seat arena at the Kingsbridge Armory are proceeding apace despite nearly a year of delays. Read more

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With Tax Deadline Nearing, Torres Wants Bronxites to Think of Local Economy

April 13, 2015 at 9:17 AM

OFFICIALS RALLY OVER the need to invest in the local economy.  Photo by Kimberly Jacobs

OFFICIALS RALLY OVER the need to invest in the local economy at an April 3 news conference. 
Photo by Kimberly Jacobs


By KIMBERLY JACOBS 

As the April 15 tax deadline looms for thousands of Bronxites, Councilman Ritchie Torres hopes residents think of the local economy should they receive their tax refund. Read more

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Several Trees to Be Replaced at Williamsbridge Oval Park 

April 10, 2015 at 4:17 PM

DOZENS OF TREES have been marked around Williamsbridge Oval Park, part of a large scale maintenance project.  Photo by David Cruz

DOZENS OF TREES have been marked around Williamsbridge Oval Park, part of a large scale maintenance project.
Photo by David Cruz

By JASMINE GOMEZ

Several dozen trees at Williamsbridge Oval Park have been marked by the city Parks Department, with a portion of the arbores slated for replacement in what appears to be a large scale tree maintenance project.  Read more

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