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Joel Florntinomarte

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Borough Native Serves Aboard U.S. Warship

Joel Florntinomarte, a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy and a 2012 graduate of the High School Environmental Studies, is an information systems technician aboard a guided-missile cruiser.

Florntinomarte is a borough native. He said that what he likes about his job is making sure the communications network is working so that ships can communicate with the outside world.

He found a lesson he learned in the Bronx useful: The best lesson learned is no matter what you go through in life, always smile — it goes a long way.

Come See Some Wrestling

Former two-time world champion and one-time United States champion WWE Wrestler and current Mixed Martial Artist Jack Swagger will wrestle at the St. Helena Gym, 1315 Olmstead Avenue, along with many other wrestlers, including a large contingent of Southern Boys driving up from North Carolina to participate in BCW Bri-Combination.

The wrestling event takes place at the St. Helena School gymnasium on Friday, October 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Discount tickets are available in the rectory. The meet-and-greet with Jack Swagger will begin around 5:30 p.m. Contact Rev. David Powers at (718) 892-3232.

Welcome To The Bronx

F.W. Webb Company now has a presence in New York City following the acquisition of Palace Plumbing & Heating Supply, a wholesale distributor with a location in Manhattan and the Bronx. The transaction will extend F.W. Webb into a vital metropolitan region and grow the company’s footprint across the state.

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