Newly Sworn in Lehman College President Pledges Expansion 

The inauguration of Lehman College’s third president, Dr. José Luis Cruz, was filled with smiles and optimism for the future. It also doubled for the announcement of a new initiative by the college dubbed “90 by 30.” Cruz’s 90 by 30 initiative hopes to produce 90,000 degrees and credentials by the year 2030, doubling the current number of degrees conferred. The plan includes hiring more professors and working on expanding virtual and physical infrastructure. This includes building a $53 million, 50,000-square-foot nursing teaching and research center, a $12.8 million addition to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and the

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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.

Out & About: Kossuth Playground Fall Festival

Editor’s Pick  Kossuth Playground Fall Festival  The public is invited to attend the annual Kossuth Playground Fall Festival on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include music, mime, craft, story time, photo ops, and the Parks Fitness Mobile. For more information, call (347) 371-3085. Onstage Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Boogaloo Extravaganza with Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Pete Rodriguez, The New Swing Sextet, and other special guests and attractions, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $100. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.  Events The Bronx

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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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Children Services at Mosholu Library on Hold for Now

Mosholu Public Library has no current children’s librarian, causing the neighborhood depository to suspend many of the children’s programming and leaving them with no story time. The library on 285 E. 205th St. near the East 205th St./Norwood subway station is experiencing a staff shortage that the community is unhappy about. Within a month, two children’s librarians have either left or have been transferred, according to resident Elisabeth von Uhl. “As a parent and library donor and lover, I am infuriated by this gap in services,” said von Uhl. “This isn’t a shortage as much of terrible timing,” said Angela

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Norwood Residents Unite to Help Hurricane Maria Victims

As Puerto Rico continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria, leaving many native Puerto Ricans without food, water, and more, Norwood residents and business owners have teamed to donate goods to the island. After hearing a sermon at their local church about the power of giving, Martha Salas and Sylvia Garcia decided to team up with Lexa Bar at 357 E. 204th St. to set up a donation site. “The response has been great,” said Garcia. “We started posting posters on Bedford Park, where we live on 201st Street, and people have filled up three huge boxes already.”

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