SEE PICTURES: Norwood Celebrates 80 Years of Oval Park

The Norwood News was there to capture a ceremony by the New York City Parks Department marking 80 years since Williamsbridge Oval Park opened to the public on Sept. 11, 1937. The event featured tap dancing, a ceremonial cake, and an oral history of the park, which was once an enormous reservoir. Check out photos from Deborah Cruz.

Out & About: Oval Park Turns 80

Out & About’s Editor’s Pick for this week is on a dedication ceremony for Williamsbridge Oval Park scheduled for September 9.

Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Dear Fellow Readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News is out with plenty of community news you can use. The paper is packed with 16 pages of information on the happenings in the Bronx, so strap in! Our page one story focuses on the primaries reaching a fever pitch as we head into the Sept. 12 election. The Norwood News offers a rundown of all the relevant races for the northwest section of the Bronx while giving a breakdown of the mayoral and borough president races that seem to somehow get very little coverage. We put our story at the forefront


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SEE VIDEO: Solar Eclipse a Moment for the Ages in Norwood

With a pair of special solar eclipse glasses, Ashley Abril peered up in the shaded sky at Williamsbridge Oval Park, paused for a moment and did something few have thought to do: she made a wish. It was her hope that the rarity of the solar eclipse, the first for the Bronx since 1978, would make her wish come true. “It’s something special,” Abril said after witnessing the celestial event. She didn’t have special eclipse glasses of her own. They were on loan from the Norwood News, which found few Norwood residents ready to look up. Many seized the moment


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Neighborhood Notes

Resolve Warrants The Bronx District Attorney’s office holds a workshop on resolving outstanding summons warrants to clear one’s criminal record at Eastchester Presbyterian Church, 3154 Fish Ave. (corner of East Gun Hill Road) on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Defense attorneys will be available to help resolve summons warrants that include loitering, noise violation, littering, and/or disorderly conduct. For more information, call (718) 590-2272. Norwood Writers Club The Norwood Bronx Writers Group meets on July 25 at 7 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Writers can share and critique one another’s work. Participants are asked to bring


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Norwood Football Club Scores on Youth Development

  For the Bronx Buccaneers, a Norwood-based youth football program, the mission means more than the game. In the last 11 years, the club has found itself functioning more as a vehicle for cultivating the lives of young athletes, and espousing life lessons intended to enhance critical thinking and athletic abilities. The program throws a veil on the students, general manager Tasha Andrews admits proudly, saying the sport is used to “develop responsibility and focus” for the program’s boys and girls. Andrews calls the program a bridge that brings players “together and to focus on creating young men who are


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Out & About: Night Out at the Oval

Editor’s Pick  Night Out at the Oval  The 52nd Precinct invites the public to a free National Night Out at Williamsbridge Oval, on Aug. 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. Meet and greet the precinct’s officers and executive staff and enjoy snacks and drinks. Events include pony rides, face painting, music, bingo, and raffles. For more information, call (718) 220-5824. Onstage Bronx Council on the Arts presents free concert, Aug. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring John Benitez and his Salsa Band, at the Amalgamated Train Park, Orloff Avenue and Gale Place. For more information, call (718) 931-9500.  Bronx


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