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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Bronx Cops Close in On Repeat Robber in Norwood

Police in the Bronx have identified a suspect wanted for robbing at least eight women in the Norwood section and surrounding neighborhoods. The man, known by police but unidentified by the public, remains at large. Officers with the 52nd Precinct’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers assigned to Sector C, where the majority of the crimes happened, are now patrolling the neighborhood during the day. Six of the eight robberies have happened during the day time, with two happening in the late hours. Sector C usually covers West Gun Hill Road to Webster Avenue at Mosholu Parkway and from Goulden Avenue south to


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Crime File: Alleged Repeat Robber Strikes Norwood

Police are looking for a suspect connected to at least eight related robberies in Norwood, falling within the 52nd Precinct. A 64-year-old woman at Valentine Avenue and East 204th Street was approached by a man who snatched her purse before escaping on Nov. 6. The woman did not suffer any injuries, police say. A 33-year-old woman was also robbed of her purse. The man approached her in front of 359 East 204th Street on Oct. 27 when he grabbed her purse and ran northbound on Decatur Avenue, police say.   In a similar incident, a suspect approached a 20-year-old woman


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Report: Missing Bedford Park Mom Could Be Dead

The NYPD believes a Bedford Park mother who vanished nearly two years ago is dead. They’ve since zeroed in on the woman’s husband, who left the country with their 9-year-old daughter a week after the woman went missing. Police told the New York Daily News that the victim, Mahfuza Rahman, 30, is likely the victim of foul play. Rahman disappeared on Dec. 8, 2015 after leaving her job at Bellevue Hospital where she worked as a nurse. Rahman did not report to work the next day, signaling to staffers that something may have happened. Security officers were dispatched to her


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After Violations, Tequilaz in Norwood Closes

A popular go-to spot in Norwood permanently closed after a number of infractions were reported including selling alcohol to minors and numerous health violations. Tequilaz at 3489 Jerome Ave. had closed days before it lost their liquor license on Nov. 8. This followed three reports of illegal activities, says the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA). The NYPD reported that a large fight broke out inside the restaurant that spilled onto Jerome Avenue during an inspection on Oct. 22. This is in violation of The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law which bars licensees from allowing their premises to become disorderly. Prior


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Bronx Locals Sound Off at CCRB Meeting

Bronx locals came to Bronx Community College on Nov. 9 to tell the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) that more Officer Friendlies are needed on the force. The 13-member CCRB, which handles and investigates complaints made against NYPD officers, convened at the Bronx to hear concerns by residents.  Among its chief demand is a more understanding Police Department. In some instances, CCRB members heard from alleged victims of police abuse who have reported being thrown to the ground by police for no apparent reason. The CCRB has found 59 percent of complaints have to deal with officers being extremely rude


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The 22nd edition of the Norwood News , covering the Norwood section of the Bronx and its surrounding neighborhoods, is out! You can find them at 300 locations across the borough. We begin, of course, with page one and the election of now Councilman-elect Mark Gjonaj. Gjonaj, the Democratic nominee in the race for the 13th Council District, won his seat after spending $1 million. That number is significant since Council races ever get to that threshold. Find out who are some possible contenders for the soon-to-be vacant Assembly seat covering Norwood. Other inside the cover stories include Bronx


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Garbage Truck Slams into Pedestrian in Norwood, Killing Him

Detectives from the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad are still putting together the events leading up to an early morning truck accident that took the life of the still-unidentified man. Police say the victim was struck and killed by a dump truck, at 5:06 a.m. on Nov. 7, at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and East Gun Hill Road in Norwood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. After a preliminary investigation, investigators determined, “a 33 year-old male was operating a 2010 Peterbilt dump truck when the unidentified male mounted the front step (of the truck) and attempted to hold onto the right


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Editorial: Who Will You Hire This Election Year?

Nov. 7 will be the day you exercise your right to vote. In the Bronx there are 11 contests (not counting citywide), most of which have already been won, thanks to the power the September primary has on the Bronx. The general election simply formalizes those victories. The race for Mayor is largely along the same line. In the August 31-September 13 edition of the Norwood News, we wrote that the incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio, is likely going to win the general election namely since the two challengers, Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, and Independent Richard “Bo” Dietl, carry very


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