March 1, 2010 - Councilman Quintana Raises Flag at City Hall in Honor of Dominican Republic Independence
NEWARK COUNCILMAN AT LARGE LUIS QUINTANA HONORS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH FLAG RAISING AT NEWARK CITY HALL
March 1, 2010 (Newark) – Councilman Vice President and Councilman-At-Large Luis A. Quintana congratulated Dominicans around the State of New Jersey and particularly those in the City of Newark on the 166th Anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony at Newark City Hall this past weekend. Councilman Quintana was joined by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, and Council members Carlos Gonzalez, Anibal Ramos and Ron Rice.
During the ceremony in the historic City Hall Rotunda, Councilman Quintana delivered a proclamation marking the occasion to Janette Ravelo, president and founder of Quisqueyanos Unidos, a Dominican civic organization. The ceremony was co-sponsored by the Dominicans Organizations Council.
“Today is a day that all Dominicans are united remembering the ideals of the Nation, and honoring the sacrifices of their heroes,” said Quintana. “We all take pride in your accomplishments, and your contributions to the success of this great City.”
Also during the ceremony, Councilman Quintana expressed his concern and commitment to help the victims of the devastating earthquake that happened in Chile. At the same time, Quintana expressed his concern on recent Chilean victim’s earthquake. “Just as our City came together to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, we must do the same for those affected by the recent earthquake in Chile. My office is currently developing plans to help, after determining the best way to aid those in Chile. We will be reaching out to Newark’s citizens in the coming days to help the victims and their families,” Quintana said.
For more information about the helping the victims of the Chilean earthquake, call Councilman Quintana’s office at (973) 733-5882