Around Town: News from your neighbors

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Hello Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Rotary Club News

The Rotary Club of the Bronx meets every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Shrimp Box Restaurant.

The meeting on Tuesday, March 29 began with club president Toba LaCrown introducing Akin Olaifa of the Rotary Club chapter in Akula, Nigeria.

The guest speaker for the meeting was Rev. Que English.

Rev. English spoke about Women’s History Month with appropriate biblical references to great women in history.

She also spoke about a People’s Police Academy, a new program where police officers will interact with citizens and speak about crime and other issues relating to community.

The club president and Amir Asadi also presented Bea Castiglia-Catullo with a framed resolution announcing the creation of an award at the club in her honor.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was the featured speaker at the meeting on Tuesday, April 5.

One of the topics the borough president discussed was private investment in the county, with the Bronx seeing $9.5 billion in private investment in the past six year.

He also spoke about how the film industry is coming to the borough, with Silver Cup Studios opening in June in Port Morris.

The club honored Paulin Bujaj for heroism at its April 5 meeting.

Bujaj rushed into a building that was on fire on Sunday, March 13 near Paulding Avenue and Williamsbridge Road to alert people inside of the blaze.

He had been outside by chance. He was looking for a parking spot when he saw the conflagration. Bujaj was presented with Good Citizen’s Bravery Award.

Birth Announcements

A nearby hospital reported the following births to borough residents:

Hannely Rose Rohca came into the world on Friday, March 25. Parents are Emely Rocha and Hansel Rocha of University Heights.

Carole Anne Reith and Kevin Reith, from Co-op City, welcomed a new edition to their family: Kevin Alexander Reith. Kevin was born on Monday, March 14 and weighed six pounds, four ounces.

Notable Passing

People in the Pelham Parkway community and beyond are mourning the passing of community leader Edith Blitzer’s husband Irving Blitzer. Our condolences.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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