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Thursday, November 13, 2008

New from the Norwood News

The latest edition of the Norwood News is hot of the presses and online and on the streets now. Here's a quick preview of what's inside.

We delve a little deeper into the city's controversial plan to turn the old Fordham Library into an animal shelter, which is enraging local leaders and residents. Our editorial slams the plan, but says its "heartening" to see the community fighting to overturn it.

Newly elected State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., says he can't back Malcolm Smith for Senate Majority Leader after Smith spent thousands of dollars trying peg him as a Republican during his ugly primary battle with incumbent Efrain Gonzalez.

New Day, a fledgling Methodist church in the area is preaching about change and seeking active, social justice-minded parishioners who don't currently attend church.

The dramatic story of a Kingsbridge Heights man who climbed out onto his windowsill (after allegedly slashing his wife) and then stayed there, keeping police at bay for 13 hours.

The Bronx has the least amount of banks per person of any borough in the city. And now, with the economy sliding and banks merging, the situation could worsen.

Citizen scientists help track climate change at the New York Botanical Garden.

Plus, all the local election results for those who live in our coverage area (Community Board 7), our expanded Neighborhood Notes section and our Out & About arts and entertainment guide


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