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Post date: September 21 2007

Office Of Attorney General Holds Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration In The Bronx

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2007) - On September 20, 2007, the New York Attorney General, Andrew M. Cuomo, held a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in honor of distinguished Hispanic New Yorkers whose contributions and actions have made New York a better state to live. Bronx Borough President, Adolfo Carri?n, Jr., was the host of the event where more than 120 people attended at the Bronx County Courthouse from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The honorees included Rossana Rosado, the Publisher and CEO El Diario/La Prensa and Junior Su?rez, considered a Good Samaritan for helping to save the life of Gregory McCullough. McCullough was the driver of the tow truck who suffered extensive burns as a result of the Lexington Avenue steam pipe explosion on July 18th. Also honored that night was Sandra Ossorio, Board President of NOW-NY, Doris Qui?ones, Executive Director of the Bronx Tourism Council and three youth advocates, Marisol Ramos, Deisy and Mois?s Mendoza, distinguished for their work to promote the rights of immigrant children.

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