Financial Focus: Can College Be Free, Again?

College students from all over New York are protesting Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State, requesting that college education be like it was before 1976: free. Today, more than 40 years later, it costs about, minimum, $6,000 a year. So is it worth funding the system with your tax dollars? At 200,000 students per year going through the CUNY, that will be $1.2 billion a year. Is a public education worth this cost as a state and can we make it cheaper? If my memory serves, in 1986, I paid $1,200 a year. Based on current inflation, this would now be $1,920 a year in 2017. While $1,920 might be


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Faces of the Northwest Bronx Homeless

From the freneticism of Fordham to the more bucolic parts of Mosholu Parkway, the uptick in homelessness has not gone unnoticed by residents. In many instances, makeshift beds can be spotted in parts of Fordham while a camp for the homeless is commonly used in a leafy section of Dead End Park by Allerton Ballfields. For the number of homeless the Norwood News spoke to, living on the streets is a life more familiar than a roof over their head. It also presents the safest option. And as the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) mulls over the site of


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Crime File: Suspect Chucks Credit Card Reader at Victim

The Norwood News’ Crime File takes a look at some high profile cases the NYPD needs help with. This week there are cases involving a credit card reader used as a weapon, a $22000 grand larcenist, and a wallet thief.

Public & Community Meetings

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 committee meetings are held on the following dates at the board office, 229 E. 204th St., at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Public Safety & Quality of Life Committee meets on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd.; Health & Hospitals Committee meets on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Environment & Sanitation Committee meets on Oct. 4; Education, Youth & Libraries Committee meets on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Traffic & Transportation Committee meets on Oct. 5; and Veterans Committee meets on Oct. 5. For more information, call (718) 833-5650. BEDFORD


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Neighborhood Notes

The Norwood News’ Neighborhood Notes section has a listing of services that include organ donation signup, free WiFi for students, and SAFE Disposal events.

Financial Focus: Tax Cuts Minus No Deductions Equals Tax Increase

Congressman Paul Ryan: “I would like to see a new tax system in place when we wake up January 1, 2018.” President Donald Trump: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix an outdated and complex tax system. We should have a tax plan that lowers taxes, creates higher growth and brings more jobs.” Well, here it comes! As you might have heard in recent days, our new government is about ready to change our tax and financial life forever by: Simplifying personal tax brackets from 7 to 3 Increasing child and elderly tax credits Decreasing business taxes, significantly, from


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Out & About: Kossuth Playground Fall Festival

Editor’s Pick  Kossuth Playground Fall Festival  The public is invited to attend the annual Kossuth Playground Fall Festival on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include music, mime, craft, story time, photo ops, and the Parks Fitness Mobile. For more information, call (347) 371-3085. Onstage Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Boogaloo Extravaganza with Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Pete Rodriguez, The New Swing Sextet, and other special guests and attractions, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $100. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.  Events The Bronx


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