Sepulveda, Electeds Celebrate Borough’s Dominican-Americans 

Senator Ruben Diaz joins Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, City Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo in honoring one of the evening's honorees, Mike LaVallie, owner of GVC school bus company, a major employer of  borough women. Photo credit: Bob Kappstatter

Senator Ruben Diaz joins Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, City Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo in honoring one of the evening’s honorees, Mike LaVallie, owner of GVC school bus company, a major employer of borough women. Photo credit: Bob Kappstatter

Bronx electeds  celebrated the borough’s Dominican-Americans and their accomplishments at the annual Abrazo Dominicana (Dominican Embrace) celebration on Friday, July 28 at Maestro’s caterers.

City Councilmembers Fernando Cabrera and Rafael Salamanca flank two Dominican-American beauty queens, with Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda. Photo credit: Bob Kappstatter

City Councilmembers Fernando Cabrera and Rafael Salamanca flank two Dominican-American beauty queens, with Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda. Photo credit: Bob Kappstatter

With 500 invited guests in attendance, Senator Ruben Diaz, Assemblymembers Luis Sepulveda, Victor Pichardo, Marcos Crespo, and City Councilmembers Rafael Salamanca and Fernando Cabrera honored five outstanding members of the Bronx Dominican community for their contributions to the Dominican community and the borough.

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