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Monday, October 25, 2010

New from the Norwood News

The latest edition of the Norwood News hit streets last week and is up online now. Loads of interesting stuff.

Our cover story examines the impact two devastating fires last fall has had on the Norwood community. Four stores affected by the first fire, last Halloween morning, are locked in a legal battle with their landlord over unpaid back rent.

A first-time author writes a documentary-style book about the Ducky Boys gang, an infamous bunch of merry pranksters who grew up in the Fordham-Bedford area during the 1950s and '60s.

As part of our new Be Healthy! section, we write about a new law that requires doctors to inform breast cancer of their options for reconstructive surgery, which is covered by most insurance as well as medicare and medicaid.October is breast cancer awareness month.

We sit down for dinner at the new Samba Grill Brazilian buffet restaurant on Webster Avenue and Gun Hill Road.

The beloved Hair Shoppe on Bainbridge Avenue closed its doors a little more than a week ago, due to the economy, rising rents and decreased foot traffic (which could be another byproduct of last year's fires).

Construction on the new ball fields at Harris Field continues, following a seven-month halt to clean up lead contamination in the soil. (Side note: we're still puzzled by the Parks Department's lack of transparency about how this contamination thing went down. They still won't say when the contamination was first discovered or why it wasn't found before construction started, rather than in the middle of it. In a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request submitted a year ago, we have asked for documents relating to the contamination, but have received nothing.)

Plus more, including our Out&About entertainment section. (Note: in our print edition we accidentally published an event at the Bronx Zoo on Nov. 4, "Madagascar!," that was actually an invite-only affair. We apologize for the confusion.)


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