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The Passing Of Megan Charlo

Statement from the Borough President Diaz: The Passing of Megan Charlop:
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Soupy Sales Dies At 83

Slapstick comic Soupy Sales died yesterday at the age of 83. His manager and friend Dave Usher says Sales passed away at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, where he was admitted last week. He had been battling health problems for the past several years....
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Gene "Stick" Michael Passes At 79

New York Yankees legend Gene "Stick" Michael, architect of the team's late-1990's dynasty years, has died at the age of 79.
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Irish 9/11 Hero Passes Away

FDNY Firefighter Michael Richard O’Hanlon, of Cortlandt Manor, NY died on August 28 at the age of 59 from an illness contracted as a result of his service at Ground Zero.
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Bronx School Mourns Loss Of Student Who Died During Football Practice

A Bronx high school is saying goodbye to one of its own students just before their school year begins.
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Vincent Hilliard Passes At 32

Vincent "Vinny" Kirkton Hilliard, age 32, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx.
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Dave Valentin, Grammy-Winning Jazz Flutist From Bronx, Passes At 64

Bronx-born Latin jazz legend Dave Valentin died Wednesday. He was 64.
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Eleanor Hyde Passes At 77

Eleanor Hyde, 77, of Bronx, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Red Hook, NY.
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Former Queens Borough Preisdent Helen Marshall Passes At 87

Marshall was born on September 30, 1929, in Bronx, New York City. She graduated with a B.A. in education from CUNY Queens College. She was a teacher for eight years.
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Former Bronx Congressman Robert Garcia Passes At 84

Former Bronx Congressman Robert García died this week in Puerto Rico. He was 84.
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Bronx Graffiti Writer NEAR KGB Dies

The graffiti community lost another one of its own this week. Bronx-based graff writer NEAR KGB (i.e. “Kings Getting Busy”) died on January 14. Another tragic loss to what? We do not know.
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Roberta Peters Passes At 86

Roberta Peters, the Bronx-born coloratura soprano who at 20 was catapulted to stardom by a phone call, a subway ride and a Metropolitan Opera debut — her first public performance anywhere — all in the space of five hours, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, NY. She was 86.

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Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy is a freelance writer and graduate student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She reports in the Morrisania and Claremont sections of the Bronx.