Bronx Youth Empowerment Program Celebrates 10 Years

  The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) rang in their 10th anniversary with its yearly Youth Speaks event on April 20 at the Richard R. Green School auditorium. The event was complete, with several performances leading into a panel discussion to make up this year’s theme of excelling in life.


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In Rare Exception Across the City, Portion of Woodlawn Downzoned

  The trend in New York City real estate development is unquestionably upward. But residents in the Woodlawn Heights section of the Bronx have orchestrated a reversal. Woodlawn Heights is an outlier, a hilly neighborhood of one- and two-family homes along the city’s northern line, surrounded by Van Cortlandt Park,


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Announcement of Senate Candidacy in the Bronx Doubles as Endorsement

  Jamaal Bailey, an employee and established protégé of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, announced his run for the 36th Senate District, a seat currently held by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who plans to step down. The announcement quickly became a major endorsement for Bailey by the Bronx Democratic County Committee (BDCC). Outside Wakefield’s Butler Memorial


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52nd Precinct CO Moves On, Reassigned to One Police Plaza

Inspector Nilda Hofmann of the 52nd Precinct announced a reassignment from the Five-Two precinct after more than two years on the job. “It’s bittersweet,” said Hofmann, making her announcement at Community Board 7’s general board meeting April 21. Her news was met with loud sighs and a resounding “no” from CB7


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News Is Out

Hello Loyal Readers! The ninth edition of the Norwood News, covering community news you can use, is out, hitting over 300 locations throughout Norwood and its surrounding neighborhoods. Of course, we begin in Norwood, at the enormous Tracey Towers. There, residents are supporting a proposal to review the books of its


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Audit of Tracey Towers Repairs Warranted, Say Residents

  Over the last four years, Tracey Towers underwent a $40 million renovation by its building management firm following an incremental 62.5 percent rent hike imposed on its residents. It was considered the largest investment for a Mitchell-Lama residence such as Tracey Towers, home to some 3,000 residents. Upgrades went


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Community to Bangladeshi Neighbors: “We’re here to help”

There wasn’t quite much talk on bias incidents aimed at a forum for the Bangladeshi community. Instead, the meeting morphed into an information session with a message in mind: the community at large is here to help. The gathering was the brainchild of Aldo Perez, a community activist, who sought


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Keith Wright, Running for Congress, Promises Bronx Office

Manhattan Assemblyman Keith Wright gave a “guarantee” that the Bronx will see a legislative office should he win in the heavily crowded race for the 13th Congressional District long held by Congressman Charles Rangel, who is retiring. “We’re actually looking to open a Bronx campaign office as well as Bronx


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