Parents Protest Mosholu Library’s Sparse Children’s Services

Outside the Mosholu Public Library, 10 children sat on the sidewalk on Dec. 1 as Elaine Langer, a Norwood resident and concerned parent, read to them during story time. Since the summer, the library hasn’t been able to consistently offer children’s services and has been without a children’s librarian since September. Moments before the unorthodox story time, Langer and around two dozen other parents expressed their grievances by protesting in front of the library. Tancy Rodriguez, another Norwood resident, says that her family moved to the community six years ago because “[the community] had a good library. If we expand


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Financial Focus: Is NY Ready for a New Federal Gov’t?

Yes, there has been much confusion regarding the congressional tax bill that has just passed. I even have a few clients that are still in denial that this is happening. “It’s not gonna pass Anthony. There are too many congressional disagreements,” says one of my clients (we will call them “Mark”). “‘But Mark,’ I said, ‘I think it’s clear that tax rates will be adjusted and your tax life has to adjust with it. Or you won’t like your tax bite or refund next year.’” “Thanks Anthony, but I’ll keep it the way it is.” Now, my bigger worry is


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Parents to Protest Dec. 1 at Mosholu Public Library

Frustrated parents plan to demonstrate in front of the Mosholu Public Library on Dec. 1 over the lack of consistent children’s librarians at the Norwood library. But library officials say they’re working on getting a full-time children’s librarian by next month. To Elaine Langer, a resident slated to join parents at the afternoon protest, the rally is a way for the community to remind the “City, [New York Public Library], and electeds that we matter too.” “We are hoping to bring attention to the absurd situation of two librarians transferring out of a library (and within the NYPL system) within


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Crime File: Who’s Wanted in the Bronx?

iPhone Thefts in Norwood Police need help identifying two suspects wanted for stealing two iPhones in Norwood. According to police, the men allegedly stole an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus from the T-Mobile store on 370 East Gun Hill Road on Oct 26.     Both men are dark skinned and slender, police say. Kingsbridge Hts. Stabbing Police are looking for a man who stabbed a woman in the back and chest numerous times with an unknown object, and escaped with his bike. The assault took place at 2701 Marion Ave. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx


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Neighborhood Notes: Food Drives, Heat Help, and More

Canned Food Drive Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz holds annual Holiday Canned Food Drive until Dec. 13. Donations, which are given to Bronx non-profits for families in need, can be dropped off at his office, 3107 Kingsbridge Ave. For more information, call (718) 796-5345. Community Grant Community-based groups can learn how to apply for a grant of up to $3,000 by attending an information session on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Eastchester Presbyterian Church, 3154 Fishman Ave. RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (718) 654-6539 or email rileyk@nyassembly.gov. Excelsior Scholarship The Excelsior Scholarship application for students to attend SUNY or CUNY


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Bronx Borough Board Approves Jerome Ave. Rezoning

The Jerome Avenue Rezoning proposal came one step closer to reality as the Bronx Borough Board voted in favor of the massive project. But some strings came attached to the massive plan, which looks to rezone 92 blocks of Jerome Avenue in hopes of ushering more affordable housing. The Board, made up of the chairs and district managers of each Bronx community board along with New York City Council members serving the Bronx, voted in favor of the proposal at its monthly meeting Nov. 27. The plan covers a two-mile stretch within the west Bronx community boards 4, 5 and


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The Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

The 23rd edition of the Norwood News, covering the Norwood section of the Bronx, is out. We begin with page one and the worst landlords in Norwood. Public Advocate Letitia James released the annual list of 100 worst landlords in New York City and Narsinh Desai came in at number 70, making him the worst landlord in Norwood. This edition also features the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, for which a state loan has been approved, a crime file about a wanted serial robber who has attacked at least eight women in Norwood and surrounding neighborhoods, and a movement by Community


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Financial Focus: Ready for Bitcoin?

I am humbled enough for the last seven years of my life to apply my 26 years of experience as a financial advisor, now to students, in the public educational and university system. A very interesting discussion happened recently in one of my classes, where the average age is 34. “So, bitcoin is now better currency than the US Dollar. Do you see how much it has gone up in the last year? My local brokerage company says I can buy some from them today and I’m thinking about it! Don’t you agree Prof. Rivieccio?” Bang! That truly was a


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USPS Can’t Access Some Buildings, Compromising Delivery

This holiday season, you might miss out on that Christmas package you’ve been expecting. The United States Postal Service admits that its carriers can’t deliver packages to some 2,000 apartments in the Bronx. “Carriers cannot get into buildings,” said Diane Jones, a USPS customer relations coordinator, at the latest meeting of Community Board 7’s public safety committee. “And we’re going to have an issue once the holidays come in and the packages start coming.” The issue arises from a lack of keys. While letter carriers typically have the keys to all of the buildings along their route, package carriers do


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