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The Daily Five: April 22

Translated by Alex Peng, staff reporter

Photo: Singtao Daily

Feds Make 7 Arrests on Beauty School Probe
When investigators raided the USA Beauty School International at 87 Walker St. last May, the school’s authority vigorously denied that there was any wrong doing. Yesterday, seven officers and employees from this school were arrested and indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, for conspiring to fraudulently obtain federal Pell Grant money. Singtao Daily (B1)

Mayor: To Build Greener and Greater New York
On the eve of Earth Day 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York that assessed the progress of PlaNYC since its launch four years ago and charted a new direction for the City’s future. The first update has 132 initiatives and more than 400 specific milestones to achieve by December 31, 2013. Singtao Daily (B3)

Dates Set for NYC Summer Restaurant Week
The 2011 New York City Summer Restaurant Week will run from July 11th to July 24th with three-course meals priced at $24.07 for lunch, and $35 for dinner. Participating restaurants have not yet been announced. “We are excited to begin commemorating NYC Restaurant Week’s vibrant history and important milestone which will culminate with our dining program’s 20th anniversary in 2012,” NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta said. For more information, please visit: www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek World Journal (C4)

Applications for Mannings Scholarship Due on May 31st
2011 New York Mannings Scholarship is open to all Chinese Americans applicants who will enroll in any university (4-year minimum) this September. Eligible candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, community service and financial needs. There will be three $ 1,000 scholarship receipts every year. All applications must be returned to any Confucius or Mannings Pharmacy stores by May 31st. World Journal (C5)

CPHS Honors Peter Cheng for His Community Health Advocacy
April is National Minority Health Month. The Commission on the Public’s Health System (CPHS), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, provides technical assistance, training and support for community organizations and those who are interested in learning more about public health. Peter S. Cheng, Executive Director of Indochina Sino-American Community Center (ISACC) was honored for his commitment to community health advocacy at the Marshall England Awards Gala hosted by CPHS last night. Singtao Daily (B6)

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