Borough president hosts Albanian independence celebration

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a celebration of Albanian independence Tuesday night.

The borough president hosted the event at the Bronx County Building with the Albanian-American Society Foundation and Sons and Daughters of Albania in America.

There were food, music and awards for a few notable Albanian community members. Three people were presented with a plaque and three others were recognized posthumously for dedicating their lives to helping the community.

This year marks 105 years of Albanian independence.

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