P.O. VARGAS STREET
Community and law enforcement members joined in celebrating a street co-naming honoring
the late 49th Precinct police offi cer Manny Vargas, Jr. on Saturday, March 2 in front
of the 49th Precinct’s station house at 2121 Eastchester Road. Vargas Jr. passed away on
November 1, 2018 from a rare type of brain cancer linked to exposure to toxins from working
near the original World Trade Center after September 11, 2001.
Manny Vargas, Jr. (c); the Vargas family; NYPD commanders; clergy and elected offi cials.
Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
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ADAM HOUSES HOST BHM CELEBRATION
Councilman Rafael Salamanca joined John Adam Houses tenants for their annual Black History
Month Celebration honoring local community leaders.
Councilman Salamanca (r) congratulated this year’s honorees.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s Offi ce
WHEDCO HOSTS BRONX SMALL BUSINESS FAIR
More than 70 aspiring business owners attended WHEDco’s Bronx Small Business Resource
Fair on Tuesday, February 26 to receive assistance from more than a dozen organizations
and agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Association.
Bronxites met with various business professionals during the event.
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