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Cheers and champagne toasts to Rosario and Tinamarie Marino who celebrated their big 20th anniversary on Aug. 9. Although presently living in Staten Island, these two lovebirds tied the knot at the former Palm Shores Club in Sheepshead Bay. True to their Brooklyn roots, they celebrated the milestone occasion along with la famiglia at La Sorrentina Ristorante in Dyker Heights. Relatives, including children Christopher, Vanessa, and Daniel, along with grandchildren, Bryson, Julian, Violet and Caleb and great-niece, Penelope helped the canoodling couple party down. Standing O wishes Rosario and Tinamarie many more years of happiness together.

Borough Park

Take a seat

Maimonides Medical Center welcomes Dr. Afsin Razi as the new Vice Chairman of Orthopedics at its Comprehensive Spine Center.

Kenneth Gibbs, president and chief executive officer and Dr. Jack Choueka, chairman of the Orthopedics department, announced the good news.

“The news keeps getting better and better for the people of Brooklyn,” said Gibbs. “With the appointment of Dr. Afshin Razi we continue to keep our promise to bring the highest level of excellence and the most advanced technology to our patients.”

“Yes, we’re delighted to add Dr. Razi’s considerable expertise to the team in our Comprehensive Spine Center,” agreed Dr. Choueka.

In his new roles, Dr. Razi will be responsible for ensuring outstanding quality, academic excellence, and optimal operational performance in the department.

Prior to this appointment Dr. Razi was Associate Director of the residency program and is actively involved in clinical and resident — educational research. Dr. Razi received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, followed by an elite fellowship in Spine Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. The doctor is a fellow of the AAOS and the American Orthopaedic Association, and received the AAOS Achievement Award in 2017, as well as many other awards and recognitions.

Maimonides Medical Center [4802 10th Ave. in Borough Park, (718) 283–7400].

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Mission possible

Do you have what it takes? The Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages LLC, a privately-owned bottling company, is calling out to New Yorkers who are between the ages of 18 and 24 to participate in the Dear Future New York City challenge.

The mission, should you decide to accept, is to come up with ideas for expanding workforce opportunities for your peers.

“The mission behind Dear Future New York City is to inspire young people in the five boroughs to take action in their local community,” said Mayra Linares-Garcia, vice president, public affairs and communications at Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages.

Entrants need to summarize their idea in 300 words or less and include up to two photos or videos by Oct. 15, 2018. Seventeen lucky change makers will receive one-time, $30,000 grants and be paired with local partners — including Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, Coca-Cola Scholars, and community partners — who will mentor them and help turn their vision into reality.

You must be between the ages of 18-24, and choose the challenge specific to your community, or respond to the national challenge, then go online and submit. This is part of the national Dear Future Challenge initiative by The Coca-Cola Company USA to inspire people to join in locally-based efforts that renew and strengthen communities across America.

Get thinking and then submit to www.coke.com/dearfuturecommunity

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Updated 11:07 am, August 16, 2018
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TBird from Brooklyn says:
Unfortunately, the picture shown of the gentlemen announcing the 20th year annuversary of the happy couple is not their picture. Although they celebrated with la famiglia they also celebrated with "amici" as well.
Aug. 16, 6:57 am
TBird from Brooklyn says:
My apologies to Standing O. I now see the correct pic if the happy couple and their 20 year announcement. Congrats.
Aug. 16, 7:08 am

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