Fighting the Scourge of Graffiti, One Wall at at Time

A Kingsbridge Heights couple has had enough with the scrawls of graffiti on property walls. For the last two years they found a way to combat it—taking it down themselves. They methodically remove graffiti from the neighborhood on a continuous basis. Sirio and Heather Guerino have a small office at the corner of West 197th Street and University Avenue, Guerinos Against Graffiti (GAG), named after the family efforts to wipe out graffiti, and which has been operating for almost two years. Born and raised in the Bronx, Sirio, 61, has always had a pet peeve against graffiti, which led to


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Crime File: Who’s Wanted in the Bronx?

Knifepoint Robbery Cops need help tracking a suspect in who robbed a 44-year-old man at knifepoint on Oct. 2 at around 11:44 p.m. Police say the suspect approached the victim in front of a residential building near 190th Street and Creston Avenue in Fordham, flashed a knife and demanded his property. The victim gave the suspect roughly $60 in cash. The suspect fled the scene eastbound on 190th Street. The suspect is described as black and being between 30 to 35 years old. He was last seen wearing glasses, a blue hooded sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers. He was


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Bronx, is out with plenty of community news you can use! We begin with a special report on the issue of homelessness crisis. Our reporters fanned out over the last two weeks interviewing the borough’s downtrodden and learn why they prefer the streets over a shelter. The story comes amid the city’s plan to bring more shelters to Norwood. It’s a can’t miss story by me, Aaron Mayorga,  Yara Palin, and Adi Talwar with help from Diego Barcacel Pena and Stephanie Luciano. Be sure to check out this eye-opening story and


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Inquiring Photographer: School Stabbing

Following the first killing in a New York City Public School reportedly in 25 years, we asked readers: Besides the newly installed metal detectors, what could have prevented this tragedy?  They should have seen the situation clearly, knowing that the school didn’t have metal detectors. This kid was bullied and everybody knew about it. The school, security and police should have all gotten together, like Bob Marley said, “One Love,” because we’re all one together. I think it would have been much better if they had talked to the kid. I was bullied myself; my mother taught me how to fight,


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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.

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.

Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Hello fellow readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Norwood section of the Bronx and its surrounding communities, is out with its 19th edition of the year. We’ve crammed a variety of news in this 16-page paper so strap in! We begin with page one and continued pressure from local Community Board 7 to have a proposed homeless shelter (just a proposal)  relocated to a different part of Norwood. Hear what parents of a school that rest diagonally across the proposed homeless shelter have to say about that. We then turn to inside-the-cover news and a proposal


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