Al Agovino Sr. Way Street Co-Naming

(l-r) Al Agovino, Jr.; Toni and Michael Agovino; Councilman Vacca and Chris Agovino held the ceremonial street sign honoring the late WWII Navy veteran and trailblazing disability advocate.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

Councilman James Vacca, community leaders and friends and relatives of the late Alfonse Agovino, Sr. met at Harrington and Mayflower avenues on Saturday, April 29 to rename the intersection ‘Alfonse Agovino Sr. Way.’ The 93-year-old Pelham Bay resident passed away in January 2015. Agovino, Sr. served as AHRC president for three years and a member of the Board of Directors for 25 years. The community activist also served on the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Service Office Parent Association, the NYS Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled Advisory Council, Board of Visitors Metro NY DDSO and the NYS Autism Advisory Council on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled.

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto presented a state proclamation to the Agovino family.

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