Thursday, July 30, 2009
☞ REMEMBER: Olga Mendez
Former Senator Olga Mendez was the first Puerto Rican-born woman to have been elected to the State Senate, representing East Harlem and eventually the South Bronx for 26 years. Mrs. Mendez would become a role model when she won the Senate seat in 1978 and would lead as both a Democrat and as a Republican in later years. She passed away this week in her East Harlem apartment at the age of 82. The service will be this coming Monday, August 3rd, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Church of the Holy Agony, 1834 3rd Avenue at 101st Street. Original photo by Lombard for the NY Daily News.