Follow-up Friday: ESL program gets new space; Olympic champion saves fencing class

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MIDTOWN – From free computer training, an Olympic champion stepping up to save students’ fencing program in Harlem, to stopping noisy trucks in Queens, PIX11 news accomplished much this week.

The Riverside Language Program, which teaches English to hundreds of undocumented immigrants, was at risk of losing its offices on July 31. That is, until an official at Microsoft saw our story and offered the program a huge new space.

In Harlem, students at Storefront Academy are set to start their new fencing program on Monday. The class, a beloved favorite, was at risk of being cut until PIX11 connected the kids with Time Morehouse, an Olympic fencer whose foundation aims to bring the sport to young athletes around the country.

Finally, in Astoria, Goodwill promised to silence its noisy trucks that were waking up residents in the early morning. A resident who called us for help said he’s been getting a great night’s sleep ever since.

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