Queens councilman honors Astoria resident for contributions to Italian-American community

Oct 15, 2019 170

BY: Jenna Bagcal

A Queens councilman recognized a longtime Astoria resident for his significant contributions to the Italian-American community. On Oct. 10, City Hall played host to “A Celebration of Italian Heritage” in observance of National Italian American Heritage Month, sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone. 

The councilman issued a New York City Council proclamation to Joseph DiPietro, president of the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens (FIAO), for his “outstanding character and service to the community.” The celebration included remarks from the Honorable Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York. 

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SOURCE: https://qns.com

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