Neighborhood Notes

Gjonaj Mobile Office
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj’s mobile office van is open each Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. at the corner of East 204th Street and Bainbridge Avenue for constituents to voice community concerns. For more information, call (718) 409-0109.

NYPD Career Community Day
NYPD recruiters will be at Poe Park at East 192nd Street and the Grand Concourse on Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. as part NYPD Community Career Day. Various departments include police, school safety and traffic divisions. For more information, contact your local precinct. 

Free Flu Shots
Free flu shots will be administered to residents ages 18+ on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Riverdale YM-YWHA at 5625 Arlington Ave. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants are required to contact the office of Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, a lead sponsor, at (718) 796-5345 to guarantee a flu shot.

Free Financial Seminars
Ridgewood Savings Bank will hold a First-Time Homebuyers Workshop on Oct. 21 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at 711 Allerton Ave. (call (718) 882-2220); and a Financial Education Seminar on Oct. 29 from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at 3445 Jerome Ave. (call (718) 881-3430); both free and open to the public.

Financial Ed Workshops
University Neighborhood Housing Program at 2751 Grand Concourse, offers a series of five free financial education workshops on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Nov. 4. Topics include credit building and debt management. For more information or to RSVP, call (718) 933-2539.

Food Bank Assistance
The Food Bank of New York offers free meals and food for the needy throughout the Bronx. It also assists with other services including food stamps, income tax returns, job training, and legal assistance. To find a location near you, call (212) 566-7855 or visit

MMCC Services
The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center offers a number of services including food stamps (ext. 304) at 3450 DeKalb Ave. For more information and details of classes and programs, call (718) 882-4000. In addition, there is Head Start and Universal Pre-K at the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center at 3880 Sedgwick Ave. Call (718) 654-0563 for more information.

Recycle Clothes and Food
Recycle old clothes, food scraps for compost, and other textiles at GrowNYC’s Poe Park Greenmarket, 192nd Street and the Grand Concourse, Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through Nov. 25. For more information, call (212) 788-7964.

Homebuying Assistance
The Northwest Bronx Resource Center hosts homebuying counseling workshops on the first or third Friday of every month. For more information or to RSVP for an appointment with a HUD counselor, call (718) 933-3101.

52nd Precinct Explorers
The 52nd Precinct Law Enforcement Explorers meets Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. at 3016 Webster Ave. The group is open to youth ages 14 to 20. Learn about law enforcement as a career, meet with local police officers, participate in projects, trips, and various activities. For more information, call PO Yvette Palermo-Ortega at (718) 220-5833.

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  1. Jose Carrasco

    Hello To Everyone In The Norwood News, Really Good And Very Important Informacion And Community News .

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