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Abrazo Boricua in New York was held on Thursday, June 8 at Eastwood Manor Caterers

Abrazo Boricua Honors Local Trailblazers

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(l-r) MC, Kayla Santos and Ramel Johnson enjoyed this year’s cultural celebration.
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Honoree Angel Hernandez (r) proudly accepted his citation of merit from Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.
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Angel Caballero (4th from l) accepted his awards from (l-r) Assemblyman Crespo, Senator Diaz, assembly members Pichardo and Sepulveda, Borough President Diaz, Senator Alcantara and Councilman Salamanca.
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Dr. Howard Rosas (l) was honored with a senate proclamation and citation of merit at the gala.
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Julia Garced Rodriguez proudly displayed her senate proclamation and City Council citation.
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Jenny Rivera Lozada was all smiles while receiving her NYS Assembly Citation at the ceremony.

Local elected officials and residents toasted several distinguished Puerto Rican trailblazers at a prestigious ceremony.

Hosted by Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr.; assembly members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Victor Pichardo, Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Senator Marisol Alcantara, the annual ‘Abrazo Boricua in New York’ was celebrated on Thursday, June 8 at Eastwood Manor Caterers.

This year’s honored leaders were the Bronx Historical Society‘s Angel Hernandez; Dr. Howard Rosas, Hebrew Home of Riverside-River Health South consultant; Julia Garced Rodriguez, Community Board 9 member; Angel Caballero, Davidson Community Center executive director and Jenny Rivera Lozada, Aguila, Inc. director.

Updated 5:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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