Norwood News Presents: This is Your Neighborhood

Dear Fellow Readers: How much does your neighborhood mean to you? For some, it’s a place to reside. For others, it’s a place to build a family. Whether transient or a mainstay, we are all products of a neighborhood, charged up by its tempo and space. In the Bronx, a


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See Photos: Jamboree at Bronx’s Oval Park

New York City kids converged at Norwood’s Williamsbridge Oval Park for a day of flag football, softball and other adrenaline-inducing activities at the annual Summer Sports Experience Jamboree. The event, sponsored by the New York City Parks Department, drew an estimated 1000 young people to the Aug. 17 event. At


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NWBCCC Unveils Roadmap to Abundance

  Paving the way to housing equality stood on the top of an agenda for a social justice group the last week of July. Hundreds of Bronx residents turned out for the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition’s (NWBCCC) unveiling of its Roadmap From Displacement to Abundance Community Resource Fair,


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See Photos: Orquesta SCC Performs at Oval Park

Norwood residents gathered at Oval Park to hear music from Orquesta SCC, a salsa dura band with quite the following. The group performed August 11, and was sponsored by local Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz as part of the 2016 Summer Concert Series in the Northwest Bronx. Photos by Miriam Quinones. “There is


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SEE PICTURES: National Night Out Against Crime

The 52nd Precinct and community members came together as one at the annual National Night Out Against Crime, a nationwide event intended to bring communities and police departments closer together. Check out photos at the August 2 event held at Poe Park in the Kingsbridge/Fordham section of the Bronx.  

State Says Park Reservoir Board Must Follow Mitchell-Lama Guidelines

A state agency that oversees administrative decisions for Mitchell-Lama cooperatives has told the Board of Directors of Park Reservoir to comply with rules when it comes to changing management firms. The latest comes as a majority of board members for the Van Cortlandt Village complex seek to officially replace its


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Donald Bluestone, Executive Director of MMCC to Hang It Up in 2017

Bluestone leaves legacy 27 years in the making  The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) embodies an energy that courses throughout its three-story building on DeKalb Avenue and East Gun Hill Road in Norwood. Kids in MMCC summer camp T-shirts walk single file within the halls while a crowd of teenagers


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Fighting a Hospital in Puerto Rico…From 1600 Miles Away

Jose Cotto, living a seemingly solitary life on Decatur Avenue for the last several years, replays the circumstances leading to his mother’s death, Santa Torres, at a hospital in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She died June 6, 2014, a day after undergoing simple surgery on a fractured hip from


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