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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: May 27

A photo taken in Montreal, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from an RCMP surveillance video presented as evidence at the Charbonneau commission, an inquiry looking into corruption and collusion in Quebec's construction industry.
A photo taken in Montreal, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from an RCMP surveillance video presented as evidence at the Charbonneau commission, an inquiry looking into corruption and collusion in Quebec's construction industry, allegedly shows Nick Rizzuto Sr., right, exchanging tens of thousands of dollars with Nicolo Milioto, left, former head of Mivela Construction Inc. Also at the table is alleged mafiosa Rocco Sollecito. . Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – From the death of a well-known member of the Italian mafia, to calèches allowed back on the streets of the Old Port and a World War II veteran being awarded the Legion of Honour, here are the top five stories Global News covered in Montreal this week:

Rocco Sollecito killed
Rocco Sollecito killed

Rocco Sollecito dead

The presumed head of Montreal’s Italian mafia, Rocco Sollecito, was killed Friday morning in Laval, sources confirmed.

Residents reported hearing “major detonations, which ended up being gun shots.”

READ THE STORY: Presumed head of Montreal mafia, Rocco Sollecito, killed in Laval

Mortensen home saved?
Mortensen home saved?

Peder Mortensen’s home saved

“I didn’t know I had so many friends around my neighbourhood. I’m a solitary person so that’s one good thing that came out of it.”

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In the wake of backlash from its residents, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion seems to be backing off plans to demolish Peder Mortensen’s hand-built home.

READ THE STORY: City of Vaudreuil-Dorion scraps contentious plan to demolish senior’s home

Montreal veteran Pierre L’Heureux to receive Legion of Honour for D-Day contribution
Montreal veteran Pierre L’Heureux to receive Legion of Honour for D-Day contribution

Honouring Pierre L’Heureux

“It’s war and if everyone stays home, it’s going to be a long war, right?”

Pierre L’Heureux, a World War II veteran, is being awarded the Legion of Honour to commemorate his contribution in the invasion of Normandy.

READ THE STORY: Montreal veteran Pierre L’Heureux to receive Legion of Honour for D-Day contribution

Calèches back on the streets
Calèches back on the streets

Calèches back on the streets

“I’m very happy with the decision, because this was the worst thing I’ve ever lived in my life so far.”

Calèches drivers will be allowed back on the streets of the Old Port, after they filed an injunction to lift a one-year ban put in place by the City of Montreal.

READ THE STORY: Calèches allowed back on the streets, Coderre abandons moratorium

Fight for the right to shower
Fight for the right to shower

Right to shower

“It’s not just about hygiene. It’s about comfort and calming my body spasms. Cold water calms my body.”

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A Quebec City man with an advanced stage of multiple sclerosis (MS) has become the unofficial spokesperson for better conditions in long-term care homes.

READ THE STORY: Disabled Quebec man fights for right to shower 3 times a week

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca