ICYMI: Inquiring Photographer

This week we asked readers their thoughts about the Thanksgiving holiday (Editor’s Note: This question ran in our November 23 to December 6 edition). Thanksgiving I spend with my family, my daughter, and it’s one of the best holidays because it’s also my birthday. I was born on Thanksgiving Day. So Thanksgiving is special to me because it’s about gratitude and about all the things to be thankful for. Merrill Robert Van Cortlandt Park South I am a religious person and we’re planning a gathering at the church and we’re going to share the day with the homeless. We will prepare meals


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At Fordham Church, Doors Open For Thanksgiving Meal

A large group of volunteers spent the night before Thanksgiving cooking hot meals in their homes before feeding hundreds of residents at the Fordham United Methodist Church, on Marion Avenue in the Fordham Manor section. The crowd turned out on Thanksgiving Day as members of the church hosted their 15th annual Thanksgiving dinner. Edward Koku, a parishioner and member of the church’s board of trustees, said that 54 volunteers served 454 meals during the course of the day. “Some of them are parishioners, some are from Fordham University and many volunteers are from a group of Korean parishioners,” said Koku


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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The 22nd edition of the Norwood News , covering the Norwood section of the Bronx and its surrounding neighborhoods, is out! You can find them at 300 locations across the borough. We begin, of course, with page one and the election of now Councilman-elect Mark Gjonaj. Gjonaj, the Democratic nominee in the race for the 13th Council District, won his seat after spending $1 million. That number is significant since Council races ever get to that threshold. Find out who are some possible contenders for the soon-to-be vacant Assembly seat covering Norwood. Other inside the cover stories include Bronx


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Inquiring Photographer: How Was the Voting Experience?

This week we asked readers exiting voting sites about their general experience on this Election Day. It was good because I came out early today, so I was in and out. They were very helpful. They had me in the back, and I’m all done. I’m not sure about the voter turnout today, and I don’t like the mayor. Jacqueline Alvarez Pelham Bay   They were very helpful and had no lines. It was very organized, and the process was equally distributed in terms of workload so it was very efficient. No, I didn’t see any Russians. I don’t know


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Three Hurt in Decatur Avenue House Fire

One person, a firefighter and a paramedic suffered minor injuries after a fast-moving house fire destroyed a three-story home on Decatur Avenue. According to fire officials, the fire broke out at 7:30 a.m., on the second-floor of 3080 Decatur Ave. between East 204th Street and Mosholu Parkway North in Norwood. The street comprises three-story homes mixed with residences six stories or more. One resident remembered emergency crews rushing to the scene. “The fire trucks woke me up and I came out side and the fire was coming out the roof,” said the resident, who pulled out his cell phone and showed video of the


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City Announces Hurricane Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

City officials and members of the techno-pop music group Black Eyed Peas stood outside of FDNY’s EMS Station 26 on Boston Road, announcing New York City’s relief efforts for hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand for the Oct. 7 announcement. From now until the end of the month, the city will be accepting needed donations for the commonwealth at 17 Bronx police stations and five FDNY/EMS stations across the borough until Oct. 31. “They may be more than 1,000 miles away in terms of geography, but there right here in terms of our hearts, we are Puerto


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More Stop Work Orders, More Violations for Stagg Project

Although the latest stop work order for a troubled building under construction in Norwood has been lifted, unpaid fines levied against the developer are expected to pass $83,000. The property at 3084 Webster Ave., at the corner of East 203rd Street, an 11-story residence under construction by The Stagg Group, currently has a total of 19 violations, seven which are still pending before an administrative court, according to records by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). The most recent stop work order was issued on Oct. 2, when inspectors found a construction elevator, also known as a hoist, that


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Inquiring Photographer: Weighing in on Primaries

This week we asked readers their thoughts on the upcoming Primary Election (asked prior to the Sept. 12 Primary), particularly the races for mayor, Bronx borough president, and City Council. The universal Pre-K has definitely been a huge benefit. It’s not surprising that he (Mayor Bill de Blasio) has so [few] challengers. We just need to give him a chance. He’s had some rough patches. For us, with two little guys, it’s a huge benefit. For City Council, I’m voting for Majorie Velazquez; I think she will make the changes that we need. Andrej Kozikowski Pelham Bay   Voting is


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