Public & Community Meetings

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 will hold its general board meeting on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bedford Park Senior Center, 243 E. 204th St. CB7 committee meetings are held on the following dates at the board office, 229A E. 204th St. at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Public Safety & Quality of Life, Sept. 3; Environment & Sanitation, Sept. 8; Health & Hospitals, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Senior Services, Sept. 9; Parks & Recreation, Sept. 9 at 7:15 p.m.; Traffic & Transportation, Sept. 10; and Veterans, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 933-5650.

New Look, Same Spirit: Norwood News Upgrades Website

The Norwood News has upgraded its website, following several weeks of brainstorming, trial and error, and tinkering. Some of the bigger revisions to the site include a slider window prominently featuring the latest news  stories impacting Norwood News’ coverage area, which primarily includes Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Fordham, and University Heights. “The community newspaper had long sought to convert the existing site, which leaned towards a blog format, to a more traditional news website look,” said David Cruz, editor-in-chief of the Norwood News, who collaborated with his website designer, Neil deMause, to bring the site to life. The truest change can


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Latest Digital Download of Norwood News Is Available!

By DAVID CRUZ  The latest, community-packed edition of the Norwood News is out with plenty of community news you can use. This is our month-long edition where we hope to keep you in the know with some community happenings taking place near you. We first, however, go to Kingsbridge where tenants at a newly plush apartment building are getting soaked with a proposed rent increase as high as $500. Read what tenants and the building landlords have to say, and how elected are stepping in to get a handle on this. Check out another related story of a Creston Avenue landlord


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Latest Digital Edition of the Norwood News Is Out!

By DAVID CRUZ The award-winning Norwood News is proud to present its latest edition of its bi-weekly newspaper that’s available in 300 locations throughout the northwest Bronx. Or you can read up on community news you can use from your mobile device and soak in plenty of eye-catching news. Before we delve into the top story, we want to divert your attention to page six in the newspaper: an award for Best Small Circulation Publication by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s annual Ippies awards. Find out what the judges have to say about this newspaper filled with original reporting.


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News Is Out!

By DAVID CRUZ  The Norwood News is once again out with a new edition available online and across the northwest Bronx and filled with plenty of community news you can use! We begin with a micro-local story that can play out anywhere–the “in-stall-ation” of speed hump on a street that’s at both a Neighborhood Slow Zone and school zone. Neighbors are in an uproar over a year-long delay, especially after a vehicle recently plowed in three parked cars before turning over. Find out what the commotion is about. We also delve into the existing rent protection laws that are slated to


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Digital Edition of the Norwood News Is Out

By DAVID CRUZ  From the pages to your smartphone, computer or laptop, the latest digital edition of the Norwood News is out with pages of community news you can use. First up, we delve into the latest stage of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center,  set to be in the home of the Kingsbridge Armory. While developers emphasize the project’s ready to go, and it is, construction may not start until a year from now. (Editor’s Note: While this topic may have been briefly mentioned in another publication, the Norwood News has made an attempt to bring this back to the forefront of the conversation given its lack


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Latest Edition Of The Norwood News Hits Stands, and Online

By DAVID CRUZ The Norwood News is out with 24 pages of community news you can use, happenings and other nuggets of information. What’s intriguing about this edition (just coincidence really) is it’s heavily park-related. Makes sense, given all the parks that Norwood has been afforded these days. We begin with a push to restore some infrastructure issues at Mosholu Parkway, with representatives from the local institutions urging the community for some momentum in getting elected officials to commit to restoring the parkway. Find out what went on at a March 25 community meeting. One of our more attractive features this edition


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News Is Out

By DAVID CRUZ  With the seasons changing hands and temperatures climbing (I also think I heard birds chirping), it’s a good time to head to your local business to pick up the latest copy of the Norwood News. We’ve packed 20 pages of community news you can use in the area, with a crime spike in the 52nd Precinct topping our news fold. Find out what the numbers are and what folks in some of the tougher neighborhoods have to say about the crime trend. We’re also following some major development news coming out of the Bedford Park/Norwood areas, beginning with


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Digital Edition of the Norwood News Is Out!

By DAVID CRUZ  In another day filled with snow, snow, and more snow the Norwood News hopes you stay warm, cozy and aware of the latest edition of our neighborhood newspaper. We have twenty pages full of community news you can use. We first begin with a plan by The Doe Fund to build Webster Green, a supportive/affordable housing at a prime piece of real estate on the ever-changing Webster Avenue, an area that seems to be pushing in different directions. Find out what community stakeholders have to say along with the developers of Webster Green. We also have an


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