Dear BxNN Readers,
We will be telling you more about our annual appeal next month.
But if you'd like to get an end-of-year tax deduction, there's no better time than right now to support the Bronx News Network (just click the Donate button at top right).
Some of you may only be familiar with this website, but here's a little more info on what we're all about:
BxNN is a nonprofit organization that brings high quality local news and information to neighborhoods where no one else does. We engage, inform and empower residents so they can hold decision makers accountable and build strong communities.
In addition to this site, we publish two bi-lingual monthlies – the Mount Hope Monitor and the Tremont Tribune – and run a youth journalism program for high school students. (The Norwood News, a Network founder and participant, is still published by Mosholu Preservation Corporation). We also work closely with other nonprofit media in the borough like the Hunts Point Express, the Mott Haven Herald and BronxTalk.
This site brings it all together. We see it as a 'home page' for the Bronx and a place for dialogue that leads to community improvement. If you're a regular reader, you've probably noticed recent additions to the site – a community forum and calendar, resource pages on housing, crime and education (there are more to come) and SeeClickFix,which allows you to report and map problems in your neighborhood.
There's simply no other place to consistently get this kind of information about your community.
How much is that worth to you? If you spend $2.50 a week for a daily newspaper on your way into work that's at least $120 a year.
But any amount that you can afford will help BxNN thrive.
The information we provide is free to anyone who wants it, but it costs us a lot of money to produce. We need the support of our readers to make it all work and to grow BxNN so that it can provide more news to more Bronxites.
It's easy to contribute. Just click the donate button on the top right side of this page. Or, if you'd prefer to send a check, just make it out to Bronx News Network and mail to: 3400 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY 10467.
Thanks for reading this blog and our newspapers – and for caring about your neighborhood and your borough.
Have a delightful holiday and a productive and peaceful New Year.
-Jordan Moss and the BxNN Team