Radical Dominican priest takes national park fight to New York
New York.- Radical priest Rogelio Cruz has taken his fight to create Loma Miranda National Park to New York City, where he seeks the Dominican community’s support.
The prelate headed a press conference at East 167th St. in the Bronx, on Monday, and announced a gathering discuss the topic early Tuesday.
The Univision Network interviewed Cruz, who stressed the importance of creating a national park in the land between central La Vega and Monseñor Noel provinces, but cautioned that it will take further struggle to accomplish that mission, especially after president Danilo Medina vetoed the legislation approved by Congress.
Cruz is slated to meet with New Jersey organizations and Catholic Church representatives on Tuesday, and head a walk along Upper Manhattan’s Juan Pablo Duarte Boulevard from 170th St. to 185th St. on St. Nicholas Av. starting 5:30pm Wednesday.
The priest will also head a meeting with labor union rank and file and leaders on Thursday and will host a fundraising concert for Loma Miranda National Park at Manhattan’s Gregorio Luperón school on Friday.
The prelate will head a strategy session on Saturday at the Bronx’s Andrea P. Foundation on 167th St. and conclude with a mass at the church of San Martin on Crotona Av., the Bronx.