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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER PETER F. VALLONE JR.

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                   September 10, 2012
Michael Pantelidis
718-274-4500

917-881-8757

 

Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. and his brothers, Perry and Paul, were awarded New Jersey Assembly Humanitarian Lifesaver Awards on Sunday, September 9th during the Indian Jewish Council’s Salute to South Asia event at the Flushing Town Hall.

The awards were presented to the Vallones by the event’s keynote speaker, New Jersey Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra J. Chivukula, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Legislature, for their efforts in saving two young girls from drowning in New Jersey several weeks ago.

The Council Member praised his brothers, who he said deserved the credit, and all three Vallones were grateful for the honor, but said the real heroes were the brave men and women of the NYPD, FDNY and armed forces, who risk their lives each day to protect others. 

Photo Caption: The Vallone brothers were presented with Humanitarian Lifesaver Awards from the New Jersey Assembly and Superman capes from the Indian Jewish Council.

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