Get informed before the weekend with a fresh batch of new stories from the Norwood News, which is out on streets and online now! Plus, win free concert tickets and a chance to meet the Pointer Sisters. Here's a quick preview:
-New Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. arrives in office with a long history of success and political controversy.
-A new homeless shelter in Bedford Park has local residents incensed. There is still a chance the city might pull out if there's evidence that the building's previous tenants were harassed into moving out to make way for the shelter.
-Patients who receive care for their sickle cell disorders are upset that Montefiore Medical Center was forced to reduce it's personalized services due to a cut in federal funding.
-With campaign financing reports released, local political races are beginning to shape up.
-A new rezoning plan for a handful of northwest Bronx schools is designed to ease some of the severe overcrowding problems at local schools like PS 8, PS 56 and PS 246.
-A new boot camp-style fitness class is gaining popularity and helping women shed pounds in Norwood. Fitness tips included.
-The Norwood News says to the city and the Yankees: Tear the old Stadium Down Now!
Also, enter a contest, sponsored by the Lehman Center for Performing Arts, to meet the Pointer Sisters and see their Valentine's Day show (which will also feature Kool and the Gang).