By KIMBERLY C. JACOBS As one of the busiest shopping corridors in the Bronx, the Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District in Norwood is an attractive area for vendors, both licensed and unlicensed, to set up pop-up businesses on the sidewalk.
By David Cruz The relatively dormant winter is slated to unleash a record snowstorm along the tri-state area, and the Bronx is no exception.
PS 94 Kings College School in Norwood is rising to the challenge set by New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña by engaging students’ families in creative new ways.
Donate Blood St. Brendan’s Church will host its annual Day After the Super Bowl Blood Drive on Feb. 8 at the St. Brendan’s School cafeteria, 268 E. 207th St. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 881-5313. Clothing Drive Winter clothes are needed for victims of a fire at 3971 Gouverneur Ave. Jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, and other basic necessities are needed. Items can be dropped off through Jan. 28 at three locations: Community Board 8, 5676 Riverdale Ave., Suite 100; 50th Precinct, 3450 Kingsbridge Ave.; and Engine 81, 3025 Bailey Ave. For more information,
A hodgepodge of cultural events throughout the Bronx can be found in the Norwood News’ Out & About feature.
by David Greene THE DREAM REMEMBERED. A capacity crowd turned out at The Church of the Holy Nativity at 3061 Bainbridge Avenue on Monday, January 19, for a Eucharist celebrating the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By DAVID GREENE and DAVID CRUZ Police remain on the hunt for a person of interest related to the death of a New Jersey man found within the borders of the 52nd Precinct on Jan. 15. The victim was later identified as Jordan Johnson.
by David Cruz The latest digital edition of the Norwood News is now available to read and share with your friends. Check it out via your smartphone or the convenience of your home. Our second edition of the year features surprising news from developer Mark Stagg, owner of The Stagg Group. The cat was let out of the bag this week when we learned the large-scale developer recently purchased a trio of new properties along Webster Avenue, complementing the other three Stagg properties slated to open. Find out which deeds Stagg took over along the burgeoning corridor The Stagg Group has purchased
Bronx Youth Heard (Winter application deadline January 29.) The Norwood News runs the Bronx Youth Heard (formerly known as the Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative), a free after-school journalism program for Bronx high school students. There are two sessions each school year: one in the fall and another in the spring. We are currently accepting applications for our winter/spring 2015 semester, which is scheduled to start on Thursday, February 5. Classes are held at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6:00p.m., and run for 12 weeks. [ATTENTION: Winter applications are DUE THURSDAY, January 29. Download your application now!] Students learn the