Assembly Delegation Seeks Filter Probe

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.

Out & About

Check out all the interesting things going on in the northwest Bronx in our Out & About section.

Small Business Workshop

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.”

New Rehab Center on Perry

Perry Avenue Family Medical Center (PAFM) will hold a grand opening for its new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Help with High School Choices

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.

Neighborhood Notes

A listing of community events and programs that are available to our northwest Bronx readers.

Board Set for Big Land Use Meeting

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

Affordable and ‘Green’ Building Honors Activist

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.

Hit and Run on Bailey

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.