De Blasio Puts Placard Abusers on Notice

Of the daily annoyances that make the Bronx a peril for drivers is parking. In every case, there’s barely enough to go around. Roiling civilian drivers more is city employees who skirt the rules by placing a city-issued placard on their dashboard, indicating to a traffic agent they are on official business. It’s promulgated a culture of opportunity for drivers who may use the placard to park with impunity, and creating resentment against traffic agents. It’s further promulgated by a culture of tolerance from traffic agents who create a double standard by issuing a ticket to a violator but look


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, It’s that time again! The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Bronx, is out with plenty of community news you can use. We begin with the front page and the story that impacts you the most. We’re talking about the impending return of the Community Board 7’s district manager. If you live in the neighborhoods of Norwood, Bedford Park, Fordham, Kingsbridge Heights, and University Heights, then the return could affect you. Read the story about Andrew Sandler, who’s been on medical leave for four months. Politics is on the mind of the Norwood News and we have a story


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Norwood News Picks Up Ippies Awards, a Three-Peat

The Norwood News was recognized for several awards, continuing its streak in producing award-winning community journalism. The paper was recognized on May 18 at the Independent Press awards, commonly known as the “Ippies.” There, the paper took home a second place prize for Best Small Circulation Publication, adding to the first place prizes it received for the category in 2015 and 2016, a veritable 3-peat. “This feisty little bi-weekly produces an impressive variety of original stories with just one full-time staffer,” read Tom Robbins, lead judge and investigative journalist in residence for the CUNY School of Journalism, which sponsors the


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Crime File: Thieves on the Loose in the Bronx and a Safety Summit

Bronx iPad Thieves Still on the Run A couple of Bronx thieves remain on the run two weeks after they entered a phone store in Norwood and made off with an iPad. The suspects were captured on video browsing around the AT&T store at 3430 Jerome Ave. within the boundaries of the Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District on Saturday, April 29 around 1:30 p.m. One of the thieves swiped the iPad from the display table, and bolting with his accomplice without paying, according to police. No one was hurt. Police at the 52nd Precinct describe the suspects as two black


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Open Letter to the Bronx By Mayor Bill de Blasio

This week my administration is moving City Hall to the Bronx for a week. It’s something we like to call “City Hall in Your Borough.” Monday through Friday I’ll be working from the Bronx County Courthouse with many of the key people in city government. On Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., we’ll be hosting the City Resource Fair at The Bronx County Building. You can sign up at nyc.gov/Bronx or call (212) 748-0281. You can meet with us and share your concerns, questions and suggestions. On Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m., we’ll be at the Adlai E. Stevenson High


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De Blasio Administration Brings Essential City Resources to the Bronx

Bronx residents have the chance to take their gripes directly to senior administrators from various city agencies at a first-ever City Resource Fair on May 23, saving the cumbersome trip to downtown Manhattan where many officials are headquartered. Higher ups from city departments for transportation, parks, finance, health, education, Small Business Services, NYPD, and Economic Development Corporation are scheduled to arrive to lend their ears to Bronx residents who stop by Bronx Borough Hall that day. In some cases, as in the case of the City Resource Fair that took place in Staten Island last month to kick off the initiative, agency commissioners


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Bronx iPad Thieves Still on the Run

A couple of Bronx thieves remain on the run two weeks after they entered a phone store in Norwood and made off with an iPad. The suspects were captured on video browsing around the AT&T store at 3430 Jerome Ave. within the boundaries of the Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District on Saturday, April 29 around 1:30 p.m. One of the thieves swiped the iPad from the display table, and bolting with his accomplice without paying, according to police. No one was hurt. Police at the 52nd Precinct describe the suspects as two black men, with one last seen wearing a


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Latest Edition of Norwood News is Out!

The latest edition of the Norwood News is out, serving the Bronx community with plenty of news to use. We begin with page one and the local 52nd Precinct’s efforts to squash the heroin culture that continues to sweep the borough. It’s at the precinct, serving Norwood, Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Fordham, and University Heights where officers are noticing an uptick that’s related to the use of fentanyl, a dangerous narcotic. We delve into just what the Police Department is doing to combat this sad epidemic. Behind the front pages you’ll find a related story on the Drug Enforcement Administration charging


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Inquiring Photographer: Thoughts on NYPD Body Cams

This week we asked readers their thoughts on this week’s rollout of new NYPD body cameras to be worn by patrol officers. Honestly, I think it could go either way, but there are cameras all over. Basically, the NYPD has cameras on every corner, but the body cameras can be used in police brutality cases as evidence of what actually happened at a crime scene as the video shows what happened before or after an event. I think it could cause some privacy issues and people will feel like their rights are being violated. It’s a fact that they sometimes


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