Inquiring Photographer: What’s the State of the Bronx?

Ahead of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s State of the Borough speech on Feb. 22, this week we asked readers what they think is the current state of the Bronx. I haven’t really seen too much improvement, to be honest with you. Maybe it’s a little better, they’ve opened


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Health Check: Keeping New Moms Safe

Congratulations! During pregnancy, your body has an enormous responsibility and needs your care.  In the weeks after giving birth, knowing what to expect from your body and how to spot signs of trouble can literally save your life. Today, we’re talking about how to identify symptoms of post-birth complications and


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Bronx, is out with plenty of community news you can use. We’ve published 16 pages worth of great information for the borough’s residents, so let’s get into it. We begin, of course, with page one and an interesting development


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Out & About: Heart Healthy Month

Editor’s Pick  Heart Healthy Month  Mind Builders and Montefiore Medical Center offer free adult classes at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, 3415 Olinville Ave. (info: (718) 652-6256) as follows: Feb. 17 and 24 – Salsa from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 – Stretch from 1 to 1:30 p.m.


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Aspiring Local Journalist Heads to DC Conference

A Bedford Park local will represent the Bronx as a National Youth Correspondent at the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Keri Campbell, 15, a student at St. Barnabas High School in Woodlawn, will join an elite group of students from all over the country for


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Bronx Disability Backlog Part of ‘National Disgrace’

“You are all going to be rejected,” cautions Clarence Sessoms, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Morrisania resident who first filed for disability in 2004. His matter has not been resolved. He hopes his third appeal hearing this month can finally secure him benefits he’s been seeking the last 14


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A Warning From a Norwood Activist: Pick Up After Your Dog

If you’re caught not picking up after your dog in front of Sheila Sanchez, expect to hear from her. “I yell at them. I’ll do things, like, ‘Hey you! Do you need a bag?’” Sanchez said in a phone interview with the Norwood News. Sanchez, president of Friends of Williamsbridge


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Former Chief of Staff to Mark Gjonaj Formally Announces Assembly Run

Nathalia Fernandez, a the former chief of staff to former Norwood Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, has officially announced she’s running for her old boss’s seat in a special election slated for April 24. “I really take my credit to my experience working in the Assembly District,” Fernandez, a Democrat, said in


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The 411 on 311 Complaints in Norwood

When it came to the more than 15,000 complaints logged to 311 in the Norwood section of the Bronx, tenants at 3525 Decatur Ave. had the most contact with the data-gathering system in 2017, with the bulk of complaints caused by noise. Those were some of the findings determined in


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