How a BDCC Insider Holds Fate of Proposed Mall

The long and lumbering review process for a mall directly across a mega-mall in the Bronx is underway. And while review processes involve the approval of the sitting Councilman, the real decider could be the Bronx political machine’s attorney doubling as the developer’s lobbyist. Stanley Schlein, the attorney representing the


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Out & About: Do It Your Way

Editor’s Pick  Do It Your Way Van Cortlandt Jewish Center presents Tribute to Frank Sinatra performed by Steven Maglio, Feb. 26, to be held at Vladeck Hall, 74 Van Cortlandt Pk., So. Scheduled at this fund raising event will be a raffle and Chinese buffet with dessert. Entrance is free


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Editorial: Right to Counsel Levels Playing Field

The passing of the Right to Counsel Bill, a measure that offers pro bono attorneys to residents taking their landlords to Bronx Housing Court and relieves tenants unaware of the archaic Housing Court system that is by all intents and purposes chaotic. The New York City Council debate this agreement


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CB7 DM Out for Several Months

Community Board 7 is currently operating without a district man- ager, following suit with Community Boards 5 and 8, also without DMs. Andrew Sandler (pictured left), the CB7’s district manager, has been out on medical leave since early January and it is unclear exactly when he will return. He’s expected


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Parents Express Shock Over Imminent Closure of St. Ann School

Nearly three years after the Archdiocese announced the closure of Shrine Church of St. Ann, church officials announced it will close St. Ann School resting above the now-defunct church, surprising parents who’ve long considered the school a major part of their lives. Many parents, the bulk of whom live in


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February Heart Month Begins With One Step

 For the last decade, Montefiore Health System has taken steps to lower the rate of heart disease in the Bronx. That mantra has taken place literally and figuratively. It was at the hospital’s Moses Campus on East Gun Hill Road in Norwood on Feb. 2 where a queue of Montefiore


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A Salute to Veterans By Community Board 7

For Community Board 7’s Robyn Saunders, you can’t salute a veteran enough. The scion of a family of veterans, Saunders sees service to country as a crucible that should never be overlooked. “I just don’t want us to forget,” Saunders told the Norwood News midway through a recognition breakfast honoring


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City Rolls Out Summer Jobs Application Process Early

 The city is giving young people extra time to sign up for a summer job. The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development announced early applications are available for its Summer Youth Employment Program. The program connects young people ages 14 to 24 with paying jobs available from


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Bronx Barriers: Literacy Challenge

The Norwood News and WFUV are collaborating on a five-part series profiling different types of illiteracy impacting the Bronx. The South Bronx, a vibrant neighborhood of working families, faces a literacy crisis that is affecting most of the area’s residents. Despite efforts by nonprofits and reading programs, the South Bronx


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