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High school principal aims to stop bullying with newly created laundry room

"A New Jersey high school principal is making headlines for his unique approach to combatting bullying and absences simultaneously. The strategy? A laundry room. Akbar Cook, who reportedly started the job two weeks ago, said some West Side High School students in Newark were missing as many as five days a month because they were bullied for wearing dirty clothes. The five washers and dryers were installed in an old locker room and will be open to students for free after school Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Aug. 27, according to WABC." Read the article and watch the video here. It's unfortunate that some students would resort to bullying others because of dirty laundry. It is often taken for granted and as a right to have one's clothes cleaned on a regular basis. Some families that are scarping by don't have that luxury all the time. At My Pilgrim Cleaners, we feel...
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The dry cleaning process and history explained in detail

"Despite the name, dry cleaning is a process that uses liquids other than water to clean clothes, bedding, upholstery and other types of fabrics. Water can damage certain fabrics — such as wool, leather and silk — and a washing machine can wreak havoc on buttons, lace, sequins and other delicate decorations. Enter dry cleaning. Dry cleaning chemicals Dry cleaners use a variety of solvents to clean fabric. Early solvents included gasoline, kerosene, benzene, turpentine and petroleum, which were very flammable and dangerous, according to the State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners (SCRD), a group whose members share information about cleanup programs. The 1930s saw the development of synthetic, nonflammable solvents — such as perchloroethylene (also known as perc or PCE) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (also known as GreenEarth) — which are still used today." Read the full article here. This an excellent overview on dry cleaning and the history of dry cleaning in...
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How the world cup unites this dry cleaner’s customers and employees

"Every four years, for the last 40 years, the staff at Champion Cleaners has celebrated the World Cup by touching their neighbors’ hearts while they press their shirts. In a tradition started by original owner Koko Kederian, every World Cup game during working hours is shown on a TV hauled here from the home of his son, co-owner Joah Kederian. Their diverse nine-person staff, which speaks eight different languages, runs from their work stations to the TV to celebrate every goal by every team. Their customers, an equally diverse group that averages about 300 visits a day, pause to watch and cheer and brag about their favorite countries while they dump off their laundry or pick up their suits." Read the full article here. Our customers are like family as well. If you need a professional and friendly dry cleaning service, come visit us at My Pilgrim Cleaners. Call us at 612-861-1697 or...
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