Senator Golden Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at Celebration of Italian Heritage

Martin J. Golden

October 19, 2009

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden recently hosted an awards ceremony in honor of six outstanding Italian Americans from the community at a celebration of Italian Heritage. Senator Golden recognized the following:

Greg Borruso ,   President, Marine Park Civic Association
Mario Caldera , President, Most Precious Blood Senior Citizens Club
Robert Cavaliere , President, Parkville Youth Organization
Joseph Iervasi , Founder, Neighborhood Improvement Association
Eleanor Schiano ,   Retired Teacher and Former Community Board 10 Member
Christopher Spinelli , President, Community Education Council, District 22

Senator Golden stated, “Each year, our Nation takes time during the month of October to celebrate Italian Heritage and so I host an community event, on “Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard” where I honor those who have proven to be extraordinary citizens of our neighborhood.  This year I will honor six Italian Americans who have achieved much in support of our community organizations, our youth programs, our schools and our senior citizens.”

Golden continued, “Italians have from the very beginning of our Nation’s history been part of the fabric which is our Nation. The Italian American community has long been one admired by many for what they have been able to achieve in sports, in politics, in business and at the same time for their food and culture, and for the beauty of the Italian language.”