In the news, August 22-28

A gathering of evangelical Hispanic Christians in St. Mary’s Park on Labor Day will bring thousands of the faithful to Mott Haven, its organizers say. They will celebrate the 80th birthday of Rev. Yiye Avila and the 50th year of his ministry, according to state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., one of the organizers of the event, along with the Hispanic Clergy Organization of New York, Council Leaders, Radio Visión Cristiana Internacional, Radio Cántico Nuevo and Radio Conectate. The event begins at 3 p.m.

The bloodbath continues. A 21-year-old man was shot and killed at 4 a.m. Friday in front of 285 East 156th Street, near the Andrew Jackson Houses. The victim, Delquan Alston, had two gunshots wounds to the head and two gun shot wounds to his body. According to the Daily News police say Alston was a drug dealer, and may have been murdered in a dispute over territory.

A devastating fire took the life of a young man when it raged through his apartment in the early morning of Aug. 23. It took 65 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on 149th Street, the Daily News reported.

A new charter school will open in Mott Haven on Wednesday. Bronx Success Academy 1, which will share quarters with PS 30 at 510 E. 141st Street, will start with a Kindergarten and first grade and add a grade each year. It will feature a longer school day, starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. The school is part of the Success Charter Network founded by a politician, former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz.

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