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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New from the Norwood News

Ok, we're back after an extended Thanksgiving holiday. I blame the tryptophan, a chemical found in turkey, but apparently that's not really a valid excuse for post-dinner nap lovers or blogging journalists.

In any case, we'll begin our comeback with a quick preview of stories you'll find in the newest edition of the Norwood News, on streets and online now.

Hundreds of neighborhood senior centers, including many in the Bronx, may be closed if the Mayor's "modernization" plan goes through, despite stiff opposition from our elected officials and other senior advocates.

The Department of Education's new school construction plan is underwhelming, especially in the Bronx's District 10, one of the most crowded districts in the city, where only one new school was included.

Distressed Bronx homeowners are actively fighting foreclosure thanks to workshops, new state laws and help from banks. But problems persist and prospective borrowers may now find it more difficult to secure a loan. Also, we provide a quick tip sheet for homeowners facing foreclosure.

Our special Holiday Guide (available in the print version only) provides a glimpse into the preparations for Fordham United Methodist's performance of Handel's "Messiah."

As we've mentioned here before, last week, a Bronx court found Assemblyman Carl Heastie (and his Rainbow Rebels coalition) to be the rightful leaders of the Bronx Democratic Party.

The Bronx's Van Cortlandt Park, the fourth largest in the city, is on its way to significant trail renovations, thanks to a new grant secured by the nonprofit Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

Also, check out all of our regular features, including our online-expanded Neighborhood Notes, our Out & About arts and entertainment calendar and our ever Inquiring Photographer.


  1. West Bronx Housing and Neighborhood Resource Center
    3176 Bainbridge Ave
    is also providing foreclosure prevention services, including access to legal services.
    People can walk into the office Mon-Fri between 9 am and 2 pm or call Sally or Xavier for an appointment.


  2. Thanks, Sally. We'll make note of that and include it in future listings.
    And Susan, thanks for your comment. Glad to hear you found us and enjoy reading the blog. Please keep commenting whenever the spirit moves you!


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