Vision’s Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Leaders

(l-r) Honorees Amir Asadi, Marilyn Masiero, Anderson Torres and Daniel Bernstein; Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj; Nancy Miller, Visions executive director, Joseph Kelleher accepting award for Simone Development Companies; Gary Axelbank, ‘BronxTalk’ host and Monroe College director of community relations and Neldy Martinez, Visions Bronx Advisory Board chairwoman.
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Serving the blind and visually impaired since 1926, the Visions Bronx Advisory Board celebrated its 24th annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 2 at Tosca Marquee.

(l-r) Honoree Anderson Torres; Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo, R.A.I.N. founder and Torres’ wife, Saby had a great time at the gala.
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The prestigious awards gala honored community leaders and innovators for their various contributions to our borough.

(l-r) John Collazzi, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto’s chief of staff; Laura Guerriero, Bronx Times Reporter publisher; Joe Kelleher, Simone Metro Properties president; Thomas Messina, representing Congressman Joseph Crowley and Joseph McManus, 80th Assembly District.
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This year’s exemplary honorees were Amir Asadi, Bronx Rotary Club president; Daniel Bernstein, Fordham Road Business Improvement District deputy director; Marilyn Masiero, Rotary District 7230 immediate past governor; Anderson Torres, PhD, LCSW-R, R.A.I.N. Total Care, Inc. president and Simone Development Companies.

(l-r) John Bonizio, Westchester Square Business Improvement District chairman; Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj; Laura Guerriero; Joseph Kelleher; Thomas Messina; Lenny Caro, Mercy College chief community relations officer; Joseph Gallitto, D&J Ambulance Service, Inc. president and Steven Squitieri, Sanitation Salvage president.
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Event emcee Gary Axelbank kept the evening exciting and engaging for everyone.
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Neldy Martinez gave a glowing address recognizing the honorees’ various accomplishments.
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Tosca Marquee was packed with many community leaders and local celebrities last Thursday.
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