By DAVID CRUZ Behind the holiday lights strung throughout four commercial strips, a blueprint for bolstering economic fervor along a major thoroughfare, and a revamped Norwood News, the Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC) has overseen it all. And that’s just in 2014.
By HAYLEY CAMACHO The northwest Bronx has seen quite a batch of news stories that have gripped, intrigued and caused quite a stir during 2014. The Norwood News tracked many of these stories this year, and in some cases, broken them. As part of a yearly tradition, we look back at some of the top stories of 2014.
By David Cruz It will be business as usual in the November elections as the Bronx political landscape remained virtually unchanged following several hotly-contested races this year.
By David Cruz It’s the calm before the big political storm tonight, as several races will be decided by voters in this year’s Primary in the borough. For now, accusations of polling impropriety, get-out-the-vote text messages and Primary victory parties are in order. The most action thus far has been in the race for the 33rd Senate District, a large central/northwest Bronx district, where Councilman Fernando Cabrera of the 14th District, the lead challenger against incumbent State Senator Gustavo Rivera, is accusing one poll site of voting misdeed. This came after Cabrera noticed his name was not on the enrollment list for
By DAVID CRUZ Higher political aspirations are brewing these days, as several Bronx incumbents jockey to unseat their fellow incumbents within the Bronx political sphere, a rare development in the Bronx. This season could also pit the rest of the delegation against one another when the time for endorsements comes. While ambitious legislators have yet to fully flesh out their political ambitions, several warning shots can be heard in the distance, signaling open season for election 2014.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera, a pastor whose church and condo are just a few blocks from the Kingsbridge Armory, is holding out his final blessing of a new ice sports complex proposed to fill the long-vacant, historic building.
After nearly two decades of failed efforts to re-energize the massive Kingsbridge Armory and dire warnings that it may never happen, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that the iconic, 575,000-square-foot brick castle in the west Bronx would be turned into the world’s largest ice sports complex.
In a press release sent out this morning, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition announced what it called a ‘historic’ community benefits agreement with the partners with the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, one of two developers vying to take over the long-vacant Kingsbridge Armory.
Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera’s proposed legislation to make detailed crime statistics more widely available, which has evolved since its inception nearly two years ago to take advantage of new mapping technology, is getting close to making it onto the floor for a vote.