Newly Sworn in Lehman College President Pledges Expansion 

The inauguration of Lehman College’s third president, Dr. José Luis Cruz, was filled with smiles and optimism for the future. It also doubled for the announcement of a new initiative by the college dubbed “90 by 30.” Cruz’s 90 by 30 initiative hopes to produce 90,000 degrees and credentials by the year 2030, doubling the current number of degrees conferred. The plan includes hiring more professors and working on expanding virtual and physical infrastructure. This includes building a $53 million, 50,000-square-foot nursing teaching and research center, a $12.8 million addition to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and the

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Public & Community Meetings

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 committee meetings are held on the following dates at the board office, 229 E. 204th St., at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Public Safety & Quality of Life Committee meets on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd.; Health & Hospitals Committee meets on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Environment & Sanitation Committee meets on Oct. 4; Education, Youth & Libraries Committee meets on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Traffic & Transportation Committee meets on Oct. 5; and Veterans Committee meets on Oct. 5. For more information, call (718) 833-5650. BEDFORD

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Neighborhood Notes

The Norwood News’ Neighborhood Notes section has a listing of services that include organ donation signup, free WiFi for students, and SAFE Disposal events.

Financial Focus: Tax Cuts Minus No Deductions Equals Tax Increase

Congressman Paul Ryan: “I would like to see a new tax system in place when we wake up January 1, 2018.” President Donald Trump: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix an outdated and complex tax system. We should have a tax plan that lowers taxes, creates higher growth and brings more jobs.” Well, here it comes! As you might have heard in recent days, our new government is about ready to change our tax and financial life forever by: Simplifying personal tax brackets from 7 to 3 Increasing child and elderly tax credits Decreasing business taxes, significantly, from

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Out & About: Kossuth Playground Fall Festival

Editor’s Pick  Kossuth Playground Fall Festival  The public is invited to attend the annual Kossuth Playground Fall Festival on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include music, mime, craft, story time, photo ops, and the Parks Fitness Mobile. For more information, call (347) 371-3085. Onstage Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Boogaloo Extravaganza with Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Pete Rodriguez, The New Swing Sextet, and other special guests and attractions, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $100. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.  Events The Bronx

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Latest Edition of the Norwood News is Out!

Hello fellow readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Norwood section of the Bronx and its surrounding communities, is out with its 19th edition of the year. We’ve crammed a variety of news in this 16-page paper so strap in! We begin with page one and continued pressure from local Community Board 7 to have a proposed homeless shelter (just a proposal)  relocated to a different part of Norwood. Hear what parents of a school that rest diagonally across the proposed homeless shelter have to say about that. We then turn to inside-the-cover news and a proposal

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