The Norwood News took home a first place award for Heather Haddon's investigation of the Pinnacle Group at the New York Press Association's annual convention in upstate Saratoga last wekend. Heather's series was judged in a division with the state's highest circulation community newspapers. (Despite its small staff, the Norwood News' circulation of 15,000 is similar to newspapers that employ many more reporters.) 227 papers statewide competed in the Better Newspaper Contest in a wide variety of categories.
Heather is now a reporter at the Herald News, a daily paper in Paterson, NJ.
Here are some links for the first three articles in the series:
Company Gobbles Up Bronx Buildings
Investor's Tactics Worry Tenants
Full Court Press: Pinnacle Sues Hundreds of Bronx Tenants