Each year, Alderman Ocasio and the organizers of Fiesta Boricua (Bandera a Bandera) recognize the contributions of an important figure of the Puerto Rican community. This public recognition comes in the form of a bronze Paseo Boricua “Walk of Fame” medallion. Past honorees include musical icons Lucecita Benítez, Eddie Palmieri, and Willy Colón, as well as local political and community figures Congressman Luis Gutiérrez and Elías Díaz y Pérez. This year’s “Walk of Fame” honoree is Richard Carrion, the President and CEO of Banco Popular. On September 15, at Coco’s Restaurant (2723 W. Division) Alderman Ocasio and many community leaders and members honored Carrion with his very own Paseo Boricua “Walk of Fame” medallion, as a token of appreciation for his longstanding commitment to Paseo Boricua’s economic development and for his widespread promotion of Puerto Rican culture and identity.