Proposed EMS Charging Station to Cut Emissions

Expected to take a little over one full parking space, and reduce the emission of fossil fuels contributing to pollution, the FDNY looks to install an ambulance charging station on the corner of Sedgwick Avenue and East Fordham Road in Kingsbridge. It’s now received the backing from Community Board 7 representing the Kingsbridge area where the proposed station will be installed. Far from the commonly known charging station, this station allows paramedics to turn off their EMS engine while remaining to a power source. Before then, EMS buses needed to stay on so the medicine inside the ambulance stayed cool


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Norwood Deli Sells $57K Lotto Ticket

New York Lottery found one of its top prize winners in Norwood. It became someone’s lucky day after they entered A & A Grocery and Deli on 361 E. 204th St. and asked for a Take 5 Quick Pick ticket they didn’t know would be worth exactly $57,867.50. The winning numbers for the Nov. 12 drawing: 06-19-21-25-27, chosen from a field of one to 39. All winning Take 5 tickets, including the winner, can cash their prize up to one year of the drawing date regardless of its amount size.

Proposed Norwood Shelter Edges Closer to Relocation

After months of complaints that later inspired a protest, the proposed homeless shelter on Webster Avenue is closer to being moved to the former Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS) building at 3600 Jerome Ave. Meantime, Eduardo Laguerre, CEO of a non-for-profit that looks to put a shelter at the property on 3041 Webster Ave., is not happy with the public outcry. Laguerre, who operates Neighborhood Association for Intercultural Affairs (NAICA), had his sights on Webster Avenue, currently Sam’s Floor Covering, to build a shelter. It’s unclear what type of shelter will be built, though building documents suggest it would be


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Vote on Jerome Avenue Rezoning Delayed Until Nov. 27

The next leg of the public review process for the complex Jerome Avenue Rezoning plan has been pushed until Nov. 27, eleven days after its original date. The Bronx Borough Board, a panel made up of all Bronx community board chairs and their district managers, was expected to convene on Nov. 16 to discuss the plan. The large panel, headed by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., is part of the southwest Bronx proposal’s public review process. The board was to hear a presentation by the New York City Department of City Planning, the mastermind agency behind the proposal. The


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Report: Missing Bedford Park Mom Could Be Dead

The NYPD believes a Bedford Park mother who vanished nearly two years ago is dead. They’ve since zeroed in on the woman’s husband, who left the country with their 9-year-old daughter a week after the woman went missing. Police told the New York Daily News that the victim, Mahfuza Rahman, 30, is likely the victim of foul play. Rahman disappeared on Dec. 8, 2015 after leaving her job at Bellevue Hospital where she worked as a nurse. Rahman did not report to work the next day, signaling to staffers that something may have happened. Security officers were dispatched to her


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Financial Focus: Trump Says He Caused 25% Growth in Your 401(k)

It’s amazing! The same people who march​ in the streets against our President could be the ones benefiting the most if they have a 401(k) plan invested in stocks at their job. Since the election, the market has grown, year over year,  25 percent, the through biggest since 1936, according to a recent Goldman Sachs report. The highest, year over year, at 38 percent, came during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, followed by Bill Clinton at 30 percent and John F. Kennedy at 27 percent. What did Ronald, John and now Donald have in common? They believed in supply-side economics.


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Out & About: Free Jazz at NYPL

Editor’s Pick  Free Jazz at NYPL  The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents free concert: Salute to Two Legendary Ladies of Jazz, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, performed by singer Glendalys Sosa accompanied by pianist John Austria and saxophonist Joe Sherman, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit www.nypl.org. Onstage Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Teatro Behemio featuring bolero legends Anthony Rios and Francisco Céspedes and featuring Diomary La Mala, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $65; $100/VIP which includes pre-concert reception


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After Violations, Tequilaz in Norwood Closes

A popular go-to spot in Norwood permanently closed after a number of infractions were reported including selling alcohol to minors and numerous health violations. Tequilaz at 3489 Jerome Ave. had closed days before it lost their liquor license on Nov. 8. This followed three reports of illegal activities, says the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA). The NYPD reported that a large fight broke out inside the restaurant that spilled onto Jerome Avenue during an inspection on Oct. 22. This is in violation of The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law which bars licensees from allowing their premises to become disorderly. Prior


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