CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will honor Joseph Cerqueira, co-owner of the Rocco’s Restaurant and Bar in Wilmington, at the organization’s 2019 fundraising gala, scheduled for April 27, 2019, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, in Cambridge.
The MAPS 2019 Álvaro Lima Oustanding Business Award will be given to two prominent business leaders in the Portuguese community – Cerqueira and Walter Sousa, owner of Inman Square Wine & Spirits in Cambridge – for their continued support of MAPS and other community organizations.
“Their resolute commitment to supporting the MAPS Senior Center in Cambridge over the past year, including donating the entirety of the profits of the bar during the Boston Portuguese Festival held this past June, is truly exceptional and worthy of celebration,” said Pinto.
The announcement was made at the MAPS Annual Meeting, held on October 30 at the MAPS Cambridge office.
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