Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Eighth Annual Dinner
By Robert Press
The six honorees in the front row (L-R) Beverly Michael Executive Director Einstein Campus of Montefiore Hospital, Maureen Carvin Branch Manager Ridgewood Savings Bank, Detective Danny (Giuseppe) Cannova, Detective Janine Varela, Roger BomBace (standing in for his brother Joe Bombace), and Joseph McManus State Committeeman. The Executive Board of the VNNA with Councilman Ritchie Torres are in the back row.
One-Hundred people in all came to Maestro's Friday night to celebrate the Eighth Annual Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Dinner. Several of the local elected officials were on hand to speak or present one of the awards to an honoree. Bernadette Ferrara President of the VNNA spoke of the changing neighborhood and the groups effort's to improve the area. At the dinner were members of other neighborhood organizations who are working along side of the VNNA to make a better Bronx.
Elected officials on hand included (L - R) State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, Assemblywoman Karines Reyes, and Councilman Ritchie Torres who are with the Executive Board of the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance.
Above - City Councilman Ritchie Torres and State Senator Gustavo Rivera with VNNA President Bernadette Ferrara.