Butchie Nieves

President, Puerto Rican Day Parade

Butchie always had strong ties to his Puerto Rican heritage. His mother came to the U.S. alone at the age of 14 and made a seven-day trip back to Puerto Rico to give birth to Butchie in her home country, on her birthday. The passion and pride that his mother embodied helps explain why Butchie feels an obligation to do everything in his power to share his cultural identity as President of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. in the city of Newark.


Puerto Rican pride in Newark
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