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 Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

The digital edition of the Norwood News is back from production break to bring you our latest edition, with plenty of community news you can use. If you want to grab a hold of the edition, just stop by the 300 local offices, restaurants and stores that carry our award-winning newspaper. We first take a pause to ask you: Have you noticed a change in the website?!? This past weekend the Norwood News shed its familiar blog-style website for a more upgraded site with mobile capabilities. Yes, it’s mobile. So you can take the Norwood News anywhere you go. Though new features


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Worries Over Narco Freedom Bldg. Mismanaged in Bedford Pk.

For the past year, neighborhood resident Aldo Perez has waged a war on a homeless shelter and synthetic marijuana use in Bedford Park. He’s now turning to a halfway house for recovering addicts, which he claims, condones drug use, loitering and fistfights in front of the building. And he’s fed up.

SEE THE PHOTOS: National Night Out at the 52nd Precinct

Plenty of families came out of their homes and owned the night during the yearly National Night Out Against Crime, an annual event where communities and officers take back the streets. This year, the 52nd Precinct Community Council staged the event at Mosholu Parkway between Bainbridge Avenue and Van Cortlandt Avenue South. Check out this year’s photos by Miriam Quin. [powr-image-slider label=”Enter a Label”]

Inquiring Photographer

By DAVID GREENE This week we asked readers if the city should decriminalize public urination, changing the penalty of those caught in the act to getting a summons, in light of talks on the matter between the NYPD and the City Council. I agree with that because anytime you have to use the bathroom and go to places like some Burger Kings or McDonald’s, you’re not allowed to use the bathroom. Even when you take the train and have to use a bathroom, there’s no bathroom available. They have the key to the bathroom but we can’t use it. The MTA locks


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New 52nd Pct. Numbers Show Crime Drop

By DAVID CRUZ Overall crime at the 52nd Precinct is finally coming down, thanks to the NYPD’s Summer All Out initiative, reversing a trend that’s troubled residents in Norwood in recent months.

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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Police in Northwest Bronx Hunt for Cop Impersonator

By DAVID CRUZ  Police have been on a three-month hunt for an alleged cop impersonator exploiting kind-hearted Bronxites, and now need your help in tracking him. Police say Richard Gomez, 43, is suspected of hitting stores within the 52nd and 50th precincts in the northwest Bronx, addressing himself as “Sgt. Russo,” and asking employees to donate funds for sick children of officers. Gomez is swindling employees at Salsa Con Fuego at 2297 on Apr. 27 within the Five-Two and the Caridad Restaurant at 135 W. Kingsbridge Road, falling in the Five-O. Gomez is described as a male Hispanic at 5’8″


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