The Bronx Assembly delegation that overwhelmingly supported the city’s plans to build a water filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park is now calling on state and city officials to investigate and hold hearings on the project’s escalating cost overruns and other problems, the Norwood News has learned.
Eight of the borough’s 11 representatives to the State Assembly signed a letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn asking each to call hearings on the project’s cost overruns, which now total at least $1.5 billion.
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The New York State Small Business Center will be holding a free workshop called “Creating a Winning Business Plan & Developing Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business.”
Perry Avenue Family Medical Center (PAFM) will hold a grand opening for its new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department on Thursday, Oct. 18.
At the Small Public High School Fair held at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC), excited faces were everywhere. Potential students, their parents, and school representatives came together to make the daunting high school application process a little more manageable.
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Last year, prolific hotel developer Sam Chang and his McSam hotel group ran into stiff opposition when they tried to put up a hotel on Webster Avenue on a small wedge of property between a private home and an auto shop.
Now, McSam is back and prepared to start building. But first they want to make nice with residents and present their case in front of Community Board 7’s land use committee
On Monday, family, friends, political leaders, and members of Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation and the Enterprise Foundation gathered at 2348 Webster Ave. to recognize the late Astin Jacobo by unveiling Jacob’s Place, an affordable, energy-efficient apartment building in his honor.
Jonathan Ramos, 20, of Manhattan, was struck and killed by an Acura SUV in front of 2686 Bailey Ave. on Oct. 6 just after midnight. The driver fled the scene and is still at large.