About

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What Bronx Matters and I are Up to These Days …

I was editor of the Norwood News, a Bronx non-profit community newspaper (a national rarity) from 1994-2011. I free-lanced after that, mainly for City Limits, and launched this blog. But then brain cancer took over in Sept. 2012 and eventually I dropped my journalistic exploits as things were getting rather difficult. I was in good physical health after surgery (MRI’s all good so far) but my memory, in subtle yet critical degrees, declined. Memory is obviously rather critical in reporting as is writing quickly thereafter (e.g. what I just said, what someone else said, what I just a wrote a paragraph ago) … I could do it. It just took me way too long!

But I still love writing, and our beautiful Boogie-Down borough. So, while I can’t provide you with much typical reporting here, I hope to share some thoughts on Bronx-related issues I’m obsessed with at the moment.

I also love photography, so you’ll see some here, but if you use Instagram, check out many more of my pix here: @jordanmossbx.

One gift of cancer (yes, that exists) is that I became rather obsessed with abstract art (what my mom did) a year or two after my surgery. So I go to the Art Students League in Manhattan, where my WWII- vet dad, who still sculpts at 94, went on the GI Bill after he returned from Europe. My art is on Instagram as well, and easily findable via #jordanmossart.

I lived in Norwood (above Mosholu Parkway) from 1993 to 2004, and ever since home has been in Kingsbridge Heights with my wife, Margaret Groarke (an activist academic, and lifelong Bronxite) and our 13-year-old daughter, Devin.

As for Bronx Matters, just scroll to the bottom of the home page to click and get updates. You can follow the site on Facebook. If you’re into Twitter follow me @jordanmossbx. 

Thanks for reading and taking part in what matters!

Peace and Justice (we need both more than ever, huh?), 

Jordan Moss

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” —Justice Louis Brandeis

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3 Responses to “About”

  1. Joel Rivera March 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Hello Jordan,

    Great Blog. I look forward to reading and sharing it with the people I know. I wish you tons of success.

    Joel Rivera

    • Helene Guss March 5, 2012 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Jordan. Good luck with your new blog! I’m sure it will be a success! Helene

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