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Morning Brew: Giorgio Mammoliti Declares Intentions to Run for Mayor, Chris Bosh a Cyber-hero, Beaches Four-Storey Condo Fight, Africentric School Enrollment Up

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What's happening in the GTA (and sometimes beyond):

Beaches residents are concerned about a proposed four-storey, 10-unit luxury condo development. But why? Won't it add value to the neighbourhood? Sounds like good in-fill to me. It's not like it'll be towering over the nearby three-storey homes and causing a major traffic influx like a massive building or Walmart would.

Giorgio Mammoliti has declared his intentions to run for mayor in 2010. He's also unveiling his drastic platform, which includes a Toronto-based lottery and a new "sin tax" as sources of revenue, reversal of the vehicle registration tax, and stamping out of the illegal sex trades. Adam Giambrone hasn't yet expressed much certainty in his bid for the top job, but is mulling it over still.

Arrests have been made in the case of the stolen 'Toys For Tots" saga. Casting directors seeking someone to fill the lead role in the The Grinch Who Sold Stolen Toys Destined For Charity should start at an alleged October Boxing Week black-market sale at an apartment in the Weston Rd & Hwy. 401 area. It's still not clear who stole the truck.

Enrollment at Toronto's new Africentric school has taken a turn for the good. A few months ago there was space to take on more students, but now there's a waiting list and talk of how expansion can occur to allow for more students to be accommodated.

And Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh's legal team won a landmark court case, making him a cyber-hero of sorts. A cyber-squatter who'd registered some 800 domains (including chrisbosh.com) and were capitalizing on the celebrity status of sports figures, was forced to hand over those domain names. Bosh will be "returning" them to their rightful "owners."


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