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Friday, November 20, 2009

New from the Norwood News

The latest edition of the Norwood News is out on streets and online now.

Every print copy also includes our "Bronx Wedding Guide," which will also run in the Mt. Hope Monitor and Tremont Tribune. The guide contains loads of planning tips to help you create the perfect Bronx wedding on any budget. You'll also find a bunch of coupons and discounts from our advertisers. Pick your copy up today at libraries, community centers, grocery stores and other Norwood News outlets in Norwood, Bedford Park, University Heights and Fordham Road.

Here's a quick preview of what else you'll find in this issue:

Bainbridge Avenue merchants are struggling to find a path forward after a Halloween fire left their businesses homeless.

City Council members strongly challenged the Related Companies' claims that they could not possibily guarantee living wage jobs at a revamped Kingsbridge Armory mall. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., community groups and the retailers union are pushing for living wage requirements to be included in a binding community benefits agreement.

Friends and family remember long-time Armory activist Phyllis Reed, who passed away earlier this fall. Reed created a garden on the outside grounds of the Armory as a way to bring the community together.

The unexpected suicide of a 13-year-old Tracey Towers resident left an entire community searchign for answers. [More on this story soon. There's going to be a wake for the young man this afternoon at Ortiz Funeral Home on Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse.]

The DeWitt Clinton football squad fell just two games short of a city championship.

Bronxites voted strongly against Mayor Bloomberg, now that he's back in his office, local residents want him to make changes.



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