NY GIANT AT PS 49 BACKPACK GIVEAWAY
On Tuesday, September 17, UnitedHealthcare, United Way of New York City, Dreambuilders
and New York Giants defensive back/safety Michael Thomas held a backpack giveaway for
all the students at P.S. 49 The Willis Avenue School. A total of 495 backpacks were distributed.
Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and coordinated by the Dreambuilders Foundation,
the donation is part of United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC initiative to help children in
need be ready for the new school year.
Thomas and UnitedHealthcare CEO Michael McGuire hand out backpacks to the students.
Photo courtesy of UnitedHealthcare
BP DIAZ HOSTS ITALIAN-AMERICAN CELEBRATION
On Wednesday, October 3, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. held ‘Matera - The Offi cial Bronx Celebration of Italian-American Heritage & Culture Month,’ and event that honored successful
Italian Americans of the borough.
ANNUAL DINNER DANCE
The NAACP’s Williamsbridge branch held
their annual ‘Freedom Fund Awards Dinner
Dance to celebrate their great work of mentoring,
helping and forging relationships in
the community. The event, which was attended
by Councilman Mark Gjonaj, marked
its 61st anniversary.
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MOUNT ST. URSULA CELEBRATES RENOVATIONS
On Thursday, September 19, the Academy of Mount St. Ursula held an event to thank their
supporters for donating nearly $850,000 to make capital improvements, which were made
over the summer. Renovations included a new gymnasium roof and new windows and blinds
throughout the building to improve insulation, creating a safer school environment and
reduce energy loss.
Tyler Agosto, class of 2020 with Kathleen Tashner, class of 1959 celebrate the Academy of
Mount St. Ursula renovations. Photo courtesy of Anaya Gil
News 12 anchor Gianna Gelosi, Carlos A. Scissura, Esq., WPIX reporter and news anchor Jill Nicolini, New York International Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce public relations chairwoman Nancy Indelicato, Borough President Diaz, Jr., Sal Natale and internationally acclaimed
singer Natalie Pinto. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
Borough President Diaz, Jr. presets a Citation
of Merit to Pugsley Pizza owner Sal Natale.
Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
Councilman Gjonaj with the members of the
NAACP Williamsbridge Branch.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s offi ce