Borough President Diaz held a celebration for Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month

Former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’ Amato, a 2014 Honoree, and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted his annual celebratory luncheon for Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, ‘Mese della Cultura Italiana.’ The event took place at the Schiff Family Great Hall on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo on Thursday, October 16. The honorees for 2014 were former United States Senator Alphonse ‘Al’ D’Amato, Department of Sanitation supervisor Paul Visconti, and the owner of Mt. Carmel Pharmacy in Belmont, Armand Paganelli. The event’s emcee was meteorologist Mike Favetta of News 12 The Bronx.

(L-r) Honoree and former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, Deputy Borough President Aurelia Green and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. share a moment.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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Honorees and other attendees at the event included (l to r) Joseph Sciame, former United States Senator Al D’Amato, FDNY EMS Paramedic Erica Golino, Department of Sanitation supervisor Paul Visconti and Armand Paganelli, owner of Mt. Carmel Pharmacy in Belmont.
Photo courtesy of Borough President Diaz’s office

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