Neighborhood Notes

Jerome-Gun Hill BID Board Mtg. The Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District will be holding its quarterly board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Reservoir Keeper’s House, 3400 Reservoir Oval E. The meeting is open to everyone. For more information, and to RSVP, call Jennifer Tausig, executive director of the Jerome-Gun Hill BID, at (718) 324-4946. Free College Prep Class The SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center is hosting a free college prep course on Oct. 2. Students will be given pre-college level instructions in reading, writing and math. Instructors can also help in the college and financial


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Editorial: Bedford Park Locals Should Consider a No Solicitation Zone

On Oct. 1, the Country Club section of the Bronx, a middle class enclave that overlooks the Long Island Sound, will officially be considered a “non-solicitation real estate zone.” This should matter to residents living in Bedford Park. This community, just five miles west of Country Club, should add it to its arsenal of neighborhood preservation tools to help thwart the issue of over development that’s become an ongoing problem within the community. Here’s the catch: there has to be proof. The designation stops pesky realtors from pitching homeowners to sell their homes. The Country Club section evinces a suburban-like


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Health Check: Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can!

September is National Preparedness Month. In light of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX, everyone can take action to prepare! In New York, the New York City Community Emergency Response Teams (NYC CERT) are groups of dedicated volunteers who help to prepare their neighbors and communities for different types of disasters. NYC CERT falls under the Community Outreach unit within New York City Office of Emergency Management, the city’s coordinating agency for organizations and agencies involved in emergency planning, education, and information dissemination. The NYCOEM and The Department of Homeland Security recommend the following helpful tips on and how to prepare


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Crime File: Stabbing Near Oval, Serial Bronx Robber Wanted

Man Stabbed Near Oval  A man has been arrested for stabbing someone near Oval Park, just after an outdoor movie screening that attracted plenty of families. Police say the victim was stabbed in front of 3106 Bainbridge Ave. around 9 p.m. on Aug. 30 after a gang-related argument. Witnesses could later hear a helicopter hovering around the neighborhood as cops from the 52nd Precinct tracked the stabber. The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and was listed in critical condition. Meantime, police say they’ve arrested one person and five others in connection to the incident. A source tells the Norwood News


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News is out with plenty of community news you can use. The paper is packed with 16 pages of information on the happenings in the Bronx, so strap in! Our page one story focuses on the primaries reaching a fever pitch as we head into the Sept. 12 election. The Norwood News offers a rundown of all the relevant races for the northwest section of the Bronx while giving a breakdown of the mayoral and borough president races that seem to somehow get very little coverage. We put our story at the forefront


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Health Check: It’s time to Quit Smoking

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, “cigarette smoking remains the chief preventable killer in America, with more than 40 million Americans caught in a web of tobacco dependence.” Each day, more than 3,200 youth (younger than 18 years of age) smoke their first cigarette and another 2,100 youth and young adults who are occasional smokers progress to become daily smokers. Studies have shown that smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Pregnant women and those who have a heart


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