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Four-star salute to outstanding class of Brooklyn women
State Senator Marty Golden recognizes the accomplishments of grassroots leaders

Five local women were hailed for their “outstanding” service to Brooklyn during an awards ceremony presented by State Senator Marty Golden.

The group was delivered the tall salute during a Women’s History Month tribute at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street, attended by a distinguished roster of grassroots leaders.

The honorees were: Eddie Bellochino, girl scout leader, St. Frances Cabrini, 35 Bay 11th Street; Sylvia LaCerra, former principal, Public School 200, 1940 Benson Avenue; Police Officer Susan Porcello, 68th Precinct, Bay Ridge; and Janice Yang, Asian Community Outreach, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue.

The celebration, said Golden, was “a time for our nation as a collection of communities to highlight and honor those women who have brought about change through their untiring efforts, and to pay tribute to the women who have made a difference.”

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