Church Lady Mourned on the Sidewalk: When the Archdiocese of New York shut down Our Lady Queen of Angels, Carmen Gonzalez of East Harlem was more than just upset she was heartbroken. According to the New York Times, she joined a small but fervent group of protesters who urged the archdiocese to reconsider. So when Gonzalez died on Monday her family did what any loving mespukha would do, held her funeral outside of the church she loves so much yesterday morning. Who said there isn’t still religion?
Stuck by Lightening Twice: It’s a well-known fact that you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than win the lottery. As "Myth Busters" would say, this myth is "Busted!" As luck would have it, 74-year-old Adeline Angelo and her husband Eugene won $5 million dollars yesterday after winning $2.5 million in 1996. According to the Daily News, Angelo said she hoped the new fortune will "buy us good health and longevity."
College Campus with Stunning Views For Sale: Fordham University is selling the Marymount College campus in Tarrytown. According to the 1010 Wins, an email from Fordham President Joseph McShane stated the 24-acre campus had become impossibly expensive to maintain. McShane says the classes at Marymount would be moved to another building. Because Tarrytown residents are concerned that the campus willbecome condos, the Tarrytown Village Board is taking steps to confer landmark status on three buildings that are the campus centerpiece. A historic designation would make it difficult to change the buildings.
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