Thousands Mourn Slain Officer Miosotis Familia

More than 10,000 police officers from across the country joined community and family members to say goodbye to slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia in a moving ceremony held at World Changers Church on the Grand Concourse, blocks from where she was killed. Familia, a 12-year veteran of the force was shot in the head as she sat inside a mobile command center at the corner of Morris Avenue and East 183d Street in the early morning hours of July 5. The killer, Alexander Bonds, 34, quickly fled the scene but was shot dead by police minutes later.   The shooting


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CB7 DM Resigns A Month After Returning to Work From Medical Leave

Andrew Sandler, district manager for Community Board 7, handed his resignation to the board less than a month after returning from a half year medical leave. In what’s become a recurring theme, the news once again leaves the board without a district manager. Sandler resigned officially on July 9, less than one month from the time Adaline Walker-Santiago, the board chair, announced his return. Sandler told the Norwood News that Sandler he wants to focus on recuperating from his undisclosed medical condition. Walker-Santiago, board members and director of community boards for the Bronx Borough President’s Office, Thomas Lucania, were alerted


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Vigil Honors Victims of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting

At Mount Eden Malls in the West Bronx, mourners gathered around a table to write comforting messages on sheets that read, “We stand with Bronx-Lebanon,” a reference to the hospital at a busy part of Grand Concourse. It was at the hospital where former employee Henry Bello opened fire on six employees and killing Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, on June 30. Union and hospital officials paid respect to her and the victims at a vigil hosted on Thursday. A makeshift memorial was set up complete with pastel pink and yellow flower sprays along with a photo of Dr. Tam hung


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Suspects Sought on Number 4 Subway Train Robbery

A trio of thieves are on the run from police for choking a subway rider and stealing his phone, wallet, rings, and a watch. Police say the incident happened June 26 just before 5 a.m. on board an uptown 4 subway train entering the East 183rd Street station. One of the men choked the 21-year-old victim while the other two took his things. The first suspect is described as a heavyset man around 18 to 22 years old. The second is described as a Hispanic man with dyed blond/orange hair around age 18 to 22, while the third man is


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Bronx Mourns Death of 46th Precinct Police Officer Miosotis Familia

Police have still cordoned off three square blocks, from 183rd to 182nd streets and Grand Concourse down to Jerome Avenue, following the fatal shooting of an on duty police officer. Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, of the 46th Precinct, was shot in the head early morning hours of July 5 on East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights. Familia sat in a marked command truck with her partner when Alexander Bonds approached the vehicle and fired a bullet from his revolver into the window. Police later apprehended Bonds a block from the scene, killing him after he drew his


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De Blasio to Host Town Hall in the Northwest Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio will once again host a town hall forum in the Bronx. De Blasio, who is running for re-election, will take questions from folks living within the 14th Council District. Councilman Fernando Cabrera is the presiding councilman there. As usual, he will take questions only from the general public. De Blasio won the Bronx when he ran for mayor the first time out. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by today. The forum is scheduled for July 12 at Creston Academy, 2160 Creston Avenue, at 7 p.m. Residents are asked to come by 6 p.m. To RSVP,


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, the award-winning publication covering all things Norwood and its surrounding Bronx communities, is out with plenty of news you can use. We start at the beginning, and on page 1. There, we have a story on the battle to preserve the character of Bedford Park and Norwood. A report yet finalized by the all Community Board 7 members was approved by the Land Use/Zoning & Housing Committee. What does this mean for the neighborhood? Read to find out more! Turning to inside-the-cover stories, the Bronx Borough President’s Office has released a


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Activists Fume at Excessive July 4th Partying on Mosholu Parkway

Activists are demanding answers over how the local 52nd Precinct could allow illegal barbecues to go on for hours along Mosholu Parkway over the July 4th weekend, despite the presence of “No Barbecuing” signs throughout parkway. They’ve now reached out to local elected officials and are in the stages of planning a meeting to get answers. Many residents vented frustration on Facebook, posting photos of other residents setting up tents, lounge chairs and speakers across the leafy mall. The day after July 4th, mounds of trash can be spotted around Mosholu Parkway. Leftover trash and burnt out ashes the day after


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