Taking Up Space, Illegal Vendors Narrow JGHBID Sidewalks

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.

Neighborhood Notes

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,


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Remembering the Dream at The Church of the Holy Nativity

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.

Digital Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

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


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Bronx Youth Heard Promotes Upcoming After School Session

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


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