Five Star Construction’s Gilberto
Santos Galvez was recently
named Bronx worker
of the month for September
by non-profi t organization
Building Skills. Last year,
Building Skills fi lled 235 construction
related jobs, with
Bronx residents making up
over 40 percent of workers
placed. Galvez previously
worked on WHEDco and BFC
Partners’ Bronx Commons
development on East 162nd
Gilberto Santos Galvez was
named September’s Bronx
worker of the month.
Photo courtesy of Building Skills
CELIA CRUZ CONCERT AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY
A recent concert series paid tribute to the late singer Celia Cruz. The three-day event featured music by Cruz and other classic Latin artists and was held
in Woodlawn Cemetery, where the Cuban singer is buried.
Those in attendance enjoyed Latin music by Cruz and other legendary artists. Photo by Miriam Quin
COFFEE & CONVERSATION LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
On Friday, September 27, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce hosted fi rst annual ’Coffee & Conversation’ legislative breakfast. The event gave those in attendance
the opportunity to meet and connect with city and state elected offi cials. Former Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene moderated the event.
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Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade chairwoman
Photo by Miriam Quin
Members of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Photo by Fernando Justiniano
Councilman Mark Gjonaj joined representatives
from the Board of Elections in
schools around our district to talk fi rsthand
on how the election process works,
ways to get involved and introduce the
new Student Poll Worker Program.
Gjonaj with board of elections members
from schools in District 13.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s offi ce