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Borough president honors Judge Quinones and Brooklyn DA’s chief of staff

October 21, 2019 Rob Abruzzese
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On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month event where it honored various local Latinx leaders.

A total of nine people were honored on Thursday, including two members of the local legal community — Judge Joanne Quinones, acting justice of the Supreme Court, Criminal Term, and Maritza Mejia-Ming, chief of staff at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Borough President Eric Adams presented both of them with citations on behalf of his office as well as fellow honorees Jose Andrade, Manny Almonte, Bryan Bautista, Miguelina Camilo, David Lopez, Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz and Yael “Dex” Pasian.

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Eric Adams presents a citation to Judge Joanne Quinones.

“Our annual Latino heritage event at Borough Hall recognizes and celebrates the unique contributions of the Latino community to the great borough of Brooklyn,” Adams said. “I commend all the honorees, including Judge Joanne Quinones and Maritza Meija-Ming, for being outstanding public servants. I have always said that our borough’s diversity is our strength, and the roster of honorees we recognized last night is a testament to that.”

The event was co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a part of the borough president’s annual recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Denise Felipe Adams served as the master of ceremonies for the event that also featured short speeches by the borough president and Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, a dance performance by Ballet Hispanico and a keynote speech by artist Domingo Zapata.

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