Out & About: Yiddish Klezfest

Editor’s Pick  Yiddish Klezfest  The public is invited to attend the 5th annual Yiddish Klezfest, including music and dance, at Sholem-Aleichem Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge Ave. on June 4 from 1:30 to  4 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, call (917) 930-0295. Onstage The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents a free Memorial Day Weekend concert, May 28 at 2 p.m. featuring tango songs and movie music, at Van Cortlandt Park, slightly east of the VC House Museum. For more information, call (718) 601-7399. The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Let’s Do It, featuring songs by Cole Porter,


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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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Inquiring Photographer: The MTA’s Plan to Improve Service

This week we asked readers their thoughts on the performance of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway and bus service in light of a six-point plan to decrease delays. I spent four hours this weekend on the train and it should have taken less than two. The D train was re-routed; there was no messages posted, so I didn’t know where I was going to get back to the Bronx. So it took me four hours. There seems to be some consistency because it’s always happening. You pay more, but the service stays poor. Lola Ferrer Norwood   I think


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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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Gjonaj to Receive Bronx Democratic Party Endorsement

The Bronx Democratic County Committee will throw their support to Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, who is running in the widely crowded race for the 13th Council District seat currently held by the term-limited Councilman Jimmy Vacca. The endorsement gives Assemblyman Gjonaj a major advantage over other contenders in the race. The seat covers Allerton, City Island, Country Club, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Throggs Neck, Van Nest, and Westchester Square. Assemblyman Gjonaj, who has a business and real estate background, currently represents the 80th Assembly District, which extends into Norwood. For the past several


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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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