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Senator Jeff Klein, assembly members Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto celebrated the 22nd annual Black History Month Breakfast on Saturday, February 25 at Villa Barone Manor

Klein, Gjonaj & Benedetto Celebrate Black History Month

(l-r) Thomas Messina, representing Congressman Joseph Crowley; Assemblyman Gjonaj; keynote speaker district attorney Darcel Clark; Senator Klein and Assemblyman Benedetto.
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Senator Jeff Klein, in partnership with assembly members Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto, celebrated the 22nd annual Black History Month Breakfast on Saturday, February 25 at Villa Barone Manor.

The event featured a lively performance by the Trinity Baptist Choir, a keynote address district attorney Darcel Clark and an awards ceremony for special honorees.

This year honored 43rd Precinct sergeant William Jean Baptiste, Clason Point Gardens community activist Dolores Biggs, Mount Vernon Parent Teacher Association Council president Lorna Kirwan, former Community Board 8 district manager Patricia Manning and Community Board 10 chairman Martin Prince.

NY1 News anchor Cheryl Wills (c) graciously accepted a proclamation from (l-r) Benedetto, Klein, Clark and Gjonaj.
Klein (l) presented district attorney Clark a proclamation recognizing her hardwork and dedication.
Lieutenant Quathisha Epps (front, c) was honored by her fellow 47th Precinct officers.
(back, l-r) Honoree sergeant Baptiste; Gjonaj; Rev. Dr. Rabbi Keith Elijah Thompson; Clark; Klein; honoree Martin Prince; Benedetto; (front, l-r) honorees Lorna Kirwan, Patricia Manning, Dolores Biggs and lieutenant Epps.
Assembly members Gjonaj (l) and Benedetto thanked district attorney Clark for her service.
Posted 12:00 am, March 3, 2017
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