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BW’s AJ Woodson, Judge Johnson, Nesta Felix, Chanese Coleman & Jamie Pessin Honored by MV City Council

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Mount Vernon –The Council Chambers were standing room only as the Mount Vernon City Council honored five Mount Vernonites for their work in the community, Wednesday night at the bimonthly Council Meeting (held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month). Each of the five councilpersons selected one community stakeholder. The City Comptroller Maureen Walker also presented each honoree with a Certificate of Recognition.

The five honorees were Judge Nichelle Johnson Muhammad, the first Muslim appointed to the Mount Vernon City Court, who went on to win the Democratic Primary and ran uncontested in the General Election on Tuesday, selected by Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo, Nesta Felix of NewFlex Youth Programs, Inc. selected by Councilman J. Yuhanna Edwards, Chanese Coleman of Coleman & Coleman selected by Councilman André Wallace, Jamie Pessin selected by Councilwoman Lisa Copeland and Black Westchester Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson selected by Council President Marcus Griffith.

Black Westchester’s Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson AJ Woodson

Nesta Felix

Mount Vernon City Court Judge Nichelle A. Johnson-Muhammad

Chanese Coleman

The Mount Vernon City Council honors Mount Vernon residents twice a year for their work in the community. The ceremony was started by Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo.

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Carlton Beckford Dozier January 11, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Congratulations AJ Woodson & Black Westchester for being honored by the Mount Vernon City Council. Keep up the great work & positivity you bring to the black community.

AJ Woodson January 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM

thx Carlton, I appreciate that my brother

Bill Cappello November 10, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Congratulations AJ! You’ve earned it and deserve it. Black Westchester is the only local news source that provides unbiased coverage of many local issues, and I respect you for it.

AJ Woodson January 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM

thank you very much Bill


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