Founder of KNIC Set to Attend Private Meeting on Project

The founder of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC) is expected to appear at a closed-door meeting with community stakeholders March 2 to discuss the long delayed project. Kevin Parker, founder of KNIC, has been a mere no-show at community meetings since the city announced his project would be housed in the cavernous Kingsbridge Armory, which has been vacant since the 1990s. Mark Messier, the NHL legend and face of the project, serves as president of the KNIC and has made the rounds since the project was approved nearly five years ago. His appearance was confirmed by Senator Gustavo Rivera’s office,


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Financial Focus: Delay, Delay, Delay!

So, now everyone thinks they are a do-it-yourself tax preparer. That’s wonderful! I’m curious: does the box you bought your software in tell you the following: Tax refunds may face additional examination before you receive them. Yes, welcome to Income “Tax Hell Oops” Season 2018-2017 Taxes. While “the loss of deductibility effect” on the new tax laws actually take place for 2018  taxes, President Donald Trump says many are skirting the IRS system now and for this year’s taxes. He says he’s going to do something about it. You’ll need a Social Security number in order to claim certain tax


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Nathalia Fernandez Gets on Special Election Ballot for 80th AD

Nathalia Fernandez, the former chief of staff to then Assemblyman turned Councilman Mark Gjonaj, won support from her fellow committee members, securing a nomination for a special election for the 80th Assembly District slated for April 24. Her name on the Democratic ticket all but secures her place as the next interim Assembly member before the September Primary. Committee members from the Bronx Democratic County Committee’s of the 80th Assembly District unanimously voted in favor of Fernandez. The vote was quick with no other challengers coming forward. “The community will be seeing me at community meetings, I got a lot


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Woman Shot in Decatur Avenue Dispute

A 36-year-old woman remains in serious, but stable condition after a heated domestic dispute led to gunfire. Police were called to the third-floor apartment at 3050 Decatur Avenue in Norwood, at 11:09 a.m., on Feb. 18, when they discovered the wounded woman. One police official stated, “The job came over as a domestic dispute. We got over there and she was shot in the right shoulder, the torso and right hand.” The unidentified victim was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital. The suspect, who was known to the victim, reportedly fled south on Decatur Avenue, towards Mosholu Parkway North. He was described as a


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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 more businesses in the area and that brings more jobs. Housing is still a big problem too, you have two families living in a two-bedroom apartment, which causes overcrowding. When they distribute the funds, we get what trickles down and the Bronx doesn’t get much–it don’t. I believe they’re cutting


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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 what to do next.  Post-birth complications are serious physical conditions that can happen within a year of giving birth. Pregnancy and childbirth send your body on a roller coaster of physical changes.  After you give birth, your body continues to experience many strong sensations. Hormones flood your veins, your breasts


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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 regarding a homeless shelter plan for Norwood. It seems the New York City Department of Homeless Services responded to pressure from the community by relocating a planned shelter to a different part of Norwood. But now concerns have surfaced over the new location of the shelter, which isn’t exactly near


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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. Feb. 15 – African/Modern from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21 – Zumba from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 – Zumba from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 20 – Yoga & Stress Reduction from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Onstage The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Sonido


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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 a journalism and media intensive program. Keri was selected for her academic acumen and strong interest in journalism and media studies. National Youth Correspondents partake in real-world learning through decision-making simulations that push them to solve problems and examine ethical, creative, and pragmatic facets of journalism and media. The experiential


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