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Cabrera: Car of Yesteryear an Alternative to the Horse-Drawn Carriage

October 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

COUNCILMAN FERNANDO CABRERA shows off what can replace the horse carriage experience. Photo by Catharina Thuemling

COUNCILMAN FERNANDO CABRERA shows off what can replace the horse carriage experience.
Photo by Catharina Thuemling


By Catharina Thuemling

Let the horse be replaced with horsepower!  Read more

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Editorial: Conquering The Ebola Fear

October 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

In the last month, wall-to-wall coverage of Ebola has engulfed the news media. You could say it’s like that of an outbreak–the moment a large media outlet covers it, the rest are infected by it (in the news business, it’s called piggybacking).

From the moment the first New York City case of Ebola was reported, city officials have been on high alert. Rightfully so, though Mayor Bill de Blasio has continually pounded the drum saying “there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.” The patient, a doctor treating Ebola patients at the epicenter of the disease, West Africa, is currently being treated. This past week, a Soundview boy purported to have the disease turned out to be a false alarm. Panic itself can be quite contagious.

Despite this, the news has scared some emergency rooms believing it would deal with aswell of patients arriving, some driven by the hysteria. Others by legitimate concerns.

So the Norwood News is taking a more even-handed approach to Ebola, utilizing information from the Centers for Disease Control:

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Out & About

October 31, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Editor’s Pick

Halloween on Jerome

 The Jerome-Gun Hill BID presents Halloween Fright Fest, Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jerome Avenue from Mosholu Parkway to Gun Hill Road. Kids should come in costume. There will be a raffle, free candy, and a free picture with Spiderman. For more information, call (718) 324-4946.  Read more

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Digital Edition of the Norwood News Is Out

October 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Norwood News Front Page

The Norwood News, your bi-weekly community newspaper you know and love to read is out once again, both on the digital format and over 200 locations in the northwest Bronx. In this edition we take an in-depth look at the super high-tech ShotSpotter system slated to arrive within the 52nd Precinct. Hear from Inspector Nilda Hofmann who can’t wait to see the system up and running in the station house that covers Norwood, Bedford Park, Fordham and Kingsbridge.

We’ve also bridged the divide between newspaper and digital news with Norwood News Online, a feature showcasing some web exclusives that can only be found on www.norwoodnews.org. Read all about a campaign to curb teen pregnancies, a spelling bee
B-O-N-A-N-Z-A at P.S. 94, an outraged Fordham Business Improvement District that’s dealing with a CAR-tastrophe and a bitter debate about police accountability.

So stop by the many diners, clinics, banks and stores for your copy of the Norwood News, or read all about it from the convenience of your computer. Until next time!

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Business Beat – New Retail Center in the Bronx Creates over 200 New Jobs

October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Business Beat - Bronx Plaza Retail (Picture)

Officials announce the latest mall opening–Broadway Plaza in Kingsbridge Heights/Riverdale. Photo courtesy New York City Economic Development Corporation

By KASIA ROMANOWSKA

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, a new shopping center has opened up in the Bronx following a ribbon cutting and a year of debuts for shopping centers across the borough. Read more

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ATM Bandits Strike Again in Bedford Park, Raising Burglary Count To 54

October 28, 2014 at 1:38 PM

BUSINESS IS BACK to normal at these three stores following a brazen burglary on Oct. 22.  Photo by David Greene

BUSINESS IS BACK to normal at these three stores following a brazen burglary on Oct. 22.
Photo by David Greene


by David Greene

A group of experienced thieves, eluding police since early this year, have struck again in Bedford Park.  Read more

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Be Healthy – Campaign To Curb Teen Pregnancies In The Bronx

October 28, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Vital Stats: 11.1% – Percentage of pregnancies among females aged 15-19. (Source: Center for Disease Control)

by David Cruz 

Recognizing the high number of teen pregnancies throughout the Bronx, the New York City Health Department has launched an advertising blitz to help reverse teen pregnancy figures.  Read more

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Fordham Public Art Piece Obstructed by Agency Vehicles

October 27, 2014 at 5:16 PM

(Norwood News Online) City Agency Cars Block Fordham Statue

CITY VEHICLES CRAM this sidewalk on East Fordham Road and Webster Avenue, giving little breathing room for the statue of Tomorrow. Photo courtesy Fordham Road BID


By Anton K. Nilsson

A public art piece on the sidewalk at the corner of East Fordham Road and Webster Avenue is frequently obstructed by parked vehicles belonging to multiple city agencies, enraging officials from the borough’s biggest business improvement district.  Read more

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Mulling Over the Final Journey

October 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

British Traveler George Meegan Revisits Norwood and Talks Death

GEORGE MEEGAN (PICTURED), a record holder for the longest walk from Argentina to Alaska, stands in front of the Norwood News office in the Bronx. Photo by Kasia Romanowska

GEORGE MEEGAN (PICTURED), a record holder for the longest walk from Argentina to Alaska, stands in front of the Norwood News office in the Bronx. Photo by Kasia Romanowska

By KASIA ROMANOWSKA 

George Meegan, the renowned British adventurer who spent seven years crossing both Americas by foot, is revisiting Norwood, where he looked back on his epic walk while extending an invite to friends for his “last journey.” Yet on this one, he will be present only in spirit.  Read more

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Debates For Police Accountability Rage at Five-Two Mtg.

October 23, 2014 at 11:08 AM

EPHRAIM CRUZ STANDS as he confronts members of the 52nd Precinct Community Council over police tactics.  Photo by David Cruz

EPHRAIM CRUZ STANDS as he confronts members of the 52nd Precinct Community Council over police tactics.
Photo by David Cruz


By David Cruz

One day after celebrating her 24th year at the NYPD, Inspector Nilda Hofmann faced a tense standoff with two police skeptics calling for more accountability within the Police Department. Their weapons: debate and rebuttals that seared with hostility.

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