BP Diaz Honors Dominican Heritage Month Leaders

Bruce ‘Blue’ Rivera, The Coffee Break Company co-owner, offered guests a glass of Casa Noble Tequila during the festivities.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. saluted several local leaders who have contributed to the growth and promotion of Dominican and Dominican-American community and culture at his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration on Thursday, February 28 at Beverly Hills Manor. This year’s honorees were Supreme Court Appellate Division Presiding Justice Rolando Acosta; NYS Senate secretary Alejandra N. Paulino, Esq. and Dr. Amarilis Jacobo.

Borough President Diaz (l) and Caleb Kim, Good News New York Church pastor, enjoyed celebrating Dominican culture in the Boogie Down Bronx.
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Senator Luis Sepulveda and honoree Alejandra Paulino enjoyed some tasty Dominican cuisine.
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(l-r) Diaz; honorees Alejandra Paulino, Rolando Acosta and Beverly Hills Manor owner Antonio Cabrera with Rosarina Breton, 47 Telemundo reporter.
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Dr. Jacobo (c) graciously accepted her citation of merit from Diaz (r) and Breton.
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Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez (l) and Odis Guerrero, Fernandez’s Community Affairs director, celebrated Dominican culture.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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