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July 11, 2016
Centenarian celebrates 107 years
Centenarian celebrates 107 years

EMC photos by Jeff Witherow

Jesusa Rodríguez said it was not difficult to be the eldest of 12 children growing up in her native Puerto Rico.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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April 12, 2016
Town councilman is positive role model
Town councilman is positive role model

Lee Cordero did not mention his Puerto Rican heritage during his 2013 campaign for a seat on the town board.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 13, 2016
Migrant worker advocate receives honor
Migrant worker advocate receives honor

Beverly Sirvent's office at Finger Lakes Community Health's Newark center is fairly sparse.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 15, 2014
'Born leader' receives business award
'Born leader' receives business award

Mauricio Riveros was born to be a leader.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 17, 2014
Latina boxing promoter honored
Latina boxing promoter honored

Mercedes Vázquez-Simmons is a woman who works tirelessly not only to make a better life for her family but to better her community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 12, 2014
Legislator wants to advocate for change on a bigger level
Legislator wants to advocate for change on a bigger level

Leslie Rivera doesn't feel like she chose to become a teacher.

She felt called to be one as a way to give back to her community and help children who grew up like her in the inner city with Spanish-speaking parents.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 11, 2014
Rochester man 'an example for others'
Rochester man 'an example for others'

The need to communicate transcends all barriers.
That is the story of Angel Luis Martínez, a Puerto Rico transplant who was born deaf and mute

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 15, 2014
Retiring union organizer to continue combating injustice
Retiring union organizer to continue combating injustice

Maria López may be a 62-year-old on the verge of retirement.

But that doesn't mean she has lost the zeal or desire to continue advocating for those without a voice once she retires as a certified nursing assistant this spring.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 15, 2014
Ithaca native thrives as missionary
Ithaca native thrives as missionary

Thanks to socially aware priests at Ithaca's Immaculate Conception Parish during the turbulent 1960s, Father Tim Murphy, GHM, got a clear message about how he should live out his faith: get involved.

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By Mike Latona /EMC
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July 17, 2013
Health advocate posthumously honored
Health advocate posthumously honored

C. Ivette Salgado was recently honored for her dedication to ensuring that Latinos in the Rochester area receive high-quality health care.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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