Batman Co-Creator to Get Street Renaming

Holy street naming, Batman! The co-creator behind DC Comics’ Batman will be immortalized in Fordham. Bill Finger (pictured right), a graduate of Norwood’s DeWitt Clinton High School, will have his legacy honored with a street naming set for Dec. 8. The portion of East 192nd Street between the Grand Concourse and Valentine Avenue will be renamed “Bill Finger Way.” Finger was born Milton Finger on Feb. 8, 1914 in Denver, Colorado. He’s long remained in the shadow of Bob Kane, another Clinton H. S. alum credited as the main creator of Batman. But Finger, conceptualized the look of the Caped


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Norwood and the surrounding Bronx communities, is out with our second to last issue before year’s end (time flies when you’re having fun). With 16 pages of news from end to end, it’s best we get into it. We begin with page one, of course, and the issue of the Jerome Avenue Rezoning plan still in the making. The plan has received the blessing from the Bronx Borough Board, though with stipulations attached. Critics say it does not go far enough. Read what reporter Aaron Mayorga dug up. Inside


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Parents Protest Mosholu Library’s Sparse Children’s Services

Outside the Mosholu Public Library, 10 children sat on the sidewalk on Dec. 1 as Elaine Langer, a Norwood resident and concerned parent, read to them during story time. Since the summer, the library hasn’t been able to consistently offer children’s services and has been without a children’s librarian since September. Moments before the unorthodox story time, Langer and around two dozen other parents expressed their grievances by protesting in front of the library. Tancy Rodriguez, another Norwood resident, says that her family moved to the community six years ago because “[the community] had a good library. If we expand


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Parents to Protest Dec. 1 at Mosholu Public Library

Frustrated parents plan to demonstrate in front of the Mosholu Public Library on Dec. 1 over the lack of consistent children’s librarians at the Norwood library. But library officials say they’re working on getting a full-time children’s librarian by next month. To Elaine Langer, a resident slated to join parents at the afternoon protest, the rally is a way for the community to remind the “City, [New York Public Library], and electeds that we matter too.” “We are hoping to bring attention to the absurd situation of two librarians transferring out of a library (and within the NYPL system) within


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Search for Bronx CB7 DM Drags, Cleanliness to Blame

The latest delay on securing a Community Board 7 district manager has to do with an untidy office. At the last CB7 general board meeting on Nov. 21, the holdup was blamed on finding a vendor to properly sanitize the office. “The process has to be delayed to allow time for the board office to undergo a thorough, professional, hygienic cleaning in order to safeguard the health and well-being of the staff, the income new district manager and visitors,” read Andrew Laiosa, chair of the Search Committee conducting interviews of prospective district managers. The board’s previous district manager, Andrew Sandler,


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Neighborhood Notes: Food Drives, Heat Help, and More

Canned Food Drive Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz holds annual Holiday Canned Food Drive until Dec. 13. Donations, which are given to Bronx non-profits for families in need, can be dropped off at his office, 3107 Kingsbridge Ave. For more information, call (718) 796-5345. Community Grant Community-based groups can learn how to apply for a grant of up to $3,000 by attending an information session on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Eastchester Presbyterian Church, 3154 Fishman Ave. RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (718) 654-6539 or email rileyk@nyassembly.gov. Excelsior Scholarship The Excelsior Scholarship application for students to attend SUNY or CUNY


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Health Check: November is Diabetes Month

Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, is caused when your body does not use insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, well. There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help manage it. Know Your ABCs A1C: A blood test ordered by your doctor that measures your average sugar levels over a three-month period. The goal is to keep your A1C level below seven percent. Blood Pressure: Measures the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. The goal is to keep your blood pressure as close to 120 systolic over


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Out & About: Tree Lighting in the Bronx

Editor’s Pick  Tree Lighting Community Board 7 presents its annual tree lighting on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue. Events include CB7 choir and Mount St. Ursula and PS/MS 20 choirs. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (718) 933-5650. Onstage Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents salsa superstar vocalist Oscar D’León and his orchestra, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $65 and $100/VIP which includes reception and pre-concert drinks and d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 960-8833. Lehman College, 250 Bedford


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At Fordham Church, Doors Open For Thanksgiving Meal

A large group of volunteers spent the night before Thanksgiving cooking hot meals in their homes before feeding hundreds of residents at the Fordham United Methodist Church, on Marion Avenue in the Fordham Manor section. The crowd turned out on Thanksgiving Day as members of the church hosted their 15th annual Thanksgiving dinner. Edward Koku, a parishioner and member of the church’s board of trustees, said that 54 volunteers served 454 meals during the course of the day. “Some of them are parishioners, some are from Fordham University and many volunteers are from a group of Korean parishioners,” said Koku


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