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Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson (c) speaks at gun violence rally. Photo by Jewel Webbe
Geri Harty and friends foursome.
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On Tuesday, June 1, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. came together with elected offi -
cials, community members, LGBTQ leaders in celebration of pride month. LGBTQ community
brothers and sisters were thanked for the contributions they have made in the Bronx and
abroad. A powerful point that was made by one of the speakers was “inclusion.” We in the
Bronx are strong and we will respect and honor our community as a whole.
On Wednesday, June 2, Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson joined community members, clergy,
advocates, Mothers of Gun Violence Victims and mothers who were severely impacted
by gun violence in the Bronx. Gun Violence Awareness Month is the perfect time for the
community to come together and orchestrate ways to ensure the safety of one another.
As Gibson said, ” We can’t let our young people think that their block (where they live) can
block their blessing.”
On Friday May 14, Preston High School welcomed alumnae and friends to its 12th Annual Golf
Outing, sponsored by The Westchester Bank. This year’s golf outing was the most successful
one yet for the school. The event began in the early morning at Pelham Split Rock Golf
Course when 68 golfers drove off in their golf carts to play an 18-hole scramble. The day
continued with a delicious luncheon at Posto 22 in New Rochelle, plus prizes and raffl es.
Nick Mancini, owner of NR Cafeteria Services and Posto 22, the Del Greco Family of Tremont
Offset, and Lori Finelli, head cheer coach at Preston since 2008, were all honored for their
continued support and dedication to Preston High School. In addition to The Westchester
Bank, other major sponsors for the event included NR Cafeteria Services, Tremont Offset,
Professional Wealth Associates, Iona College and Liebman’s Uniform Store. A number of
other local businesses also supported the event through their sponsorships and donations.
All proceeds will benefi t the scholarship fund at Preston High School.
Diaz and LGBTQ leaders raise Pride Flag. Photo by Jewel Webber
Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, and Borough President
Ruben Diaz Jr.(c).6.District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, LGBTQ leaders and supporters hold
banner celebrating Pride as well as Proclamation of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.
Photo by Jewel Webber
COUNCIL MEMBER GIBSON, ADVOCATES, AND
MGVV HOST GUN VIOLENCE RALLY
PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL RAISES RECORD
AMOUNT AT 12TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RAISES PRIDE
FLAG AT THE BRONX COUNTY BUILDING
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