Neighborhood Notes

Flea Market Donations Sought
Donations are needed for the Bedford Mosholu Community Association flea market scheduled to be held on March 4. Bring new and used items (except clothing) to the BMCA office at 400 E. Mosholu Pkwy. So., apt. B1 (lobby floor) on Feb. 15 and 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 25 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and March 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (718) 367-2230 or email

Suited for Success
The Community Affairs Unit of the Office of the Bronx District Attorney is requesting donations of clean ready-to-wear suits, ties, dress shirts and shoes for formerly incarcerated inmates looking for work. Clothing can be dropped off in the lobby of 198 E. 161st St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays until Feb. 10. For more information, call (718) 509-2272.

Transit Plan Workshops
The NYC Department of Transportation invites the public to attend its transit plan workshop on Feb. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fordham University’s Campbell Hall, 441 E. Fordham Rd. to share opinions on transit. For more information, log on to

Snow Laborers Sought
NYC seeks emergency snow laborers to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, step streets, and other locations throughout the city this winter. Interested applicants must be at least 18, eligible to work in the USA and capable of performing heavy physical labor. Registration is at the DOT garage, Bronx Yard, Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (Van Cortlandt Park), weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring two small photos (1-1/2” square), original and copy of two forms of ID, and SS card or Tax ID number. Hourly salary is $15; and $22.50 after 40 hours are worked in a week.

NWBCCC Annual Meeting
The North West Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition’s annual meeting will be held on Feb. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at Monroe College’s King Hall’s Conference Space, 2501 Jerome Ave. The event is potluck style so attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Brigida Valenzuela at (718) 584-0515 ext. 323.

Free Tax Filing Service
Free income tax preparation for qualifying residents is available at University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) on select Wednesdays and Saturdays through Apr. 18 by appointment only. Tax preparers can also review your credit report, provide financial advice, and freeze your rent. Must have all tax documents available before meeting with tax preparer. To learn the qualifications and to schedule an appointment, call (718) 933-2539 or

Free Tax Service at MMCC
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, 3450 DeKalb Ave., offers free tax preparation services for  families with an income of $34,000 and under and individuals with income $30,000 and under, Tuesdays through Fridays (call for times). For more information and details regarding required forms, and to make an appointment, call (718) 882-4000 ext. 209.

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