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Late Stan Lee had Clinton connection

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The comics world is mourning the passing of Stan Lee on Monday, and while the Marvel Entertainment legend was born in Manhattan, his growing up really took place in the Bronx.

He spent his teen years living on University Avenue in Morris Heights, but actually attended DeWitt Clinton High School.

Lee was the editor-in-chief of Marvel, who developed the small division of a publishing company into a media giant.

Along the way, he was part of the creation team behind some of comics’ most iconic characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.

Lee was 95.

 

Guilty verdicts in deli arson

A jury convicted two men last week accused of burning down a rival deli across from Van Cortlandt Park.

Redhwan Saleh and Antoine Bostick were found guilty for their roles in setting a soon-to-open deli near at West 242nd Street and Broadway on fire in September 2016.

According to prosecutors, Saleh paid three men, including Bostick, to get rid of the competing store by climbing on the roof, pouring gasoline down the vent pipe, and lighting that gas on fire. Both that deli and a neighboring store suffered extensive fire damage.

Saleh, 37, of Brooklyn, was convicted of conspiracy to commit arson, and arson. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, while arson has a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, with a maximum of up to 20 years.

Bostick, 32, of New Rochelle, was convicted of conspiracy to commit arson, but found not guilty of arson. He faces up to five years in prison.

Both men are scheduled to be sentenced in March.

Two others involved in the plot — Arthur Cherry and Richard Sanchez — already plead guilty to crimes related to the arson.

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