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  • 2014 Annual Congress

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    Presenters and NJIIAHC Commissioners at the residence of the Honorary Vice Consul for Italy in Trenton, Emerita, Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D.
    Presenters and NJIIAHC Commissioners at the residence of the Honorary Vice Consul for Italy in Trenton, Emerita, Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D.

    Dr. Patricia Donohue, President of Mercer County Community College, extends her greetings to the Congress attendees.
    Dr. Patricia Donohue, President of Mercer County Community College, extends her greetings to the Congress attendees.

    The Honorable Deputy Consul of Italy in New York, Dino Sorrentino, dually representing the Italian Embassy to the United States from Washington, D.C. and the Italian Consulate of Italy in New York, greets the Congress attendees.
    The Honorable Deputy Consul of Italy in New York, Dino Sorrentino, dually representing the Italian Embassy to the United States from Washington, D.C. and the Italian Consulate of Italy in New York, greets the Congress attendees.
    The Honorable Senator Stephen M. Sweeney, President of the New Jersey Senate, shares his support for the Italian culture and heritage with Congress attendees.
    The Honorable Senator Stephen M. Sweeney, President of the New Jersey Senate, shares his support for the Italian culture and heritage with Congress attendees.
    Cav. Uff. Joseph Scelsa, President of The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as moderator of the NJIIAHC Congress panel.
    Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame, President of The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as moderator of the NJIIAHC Congress panel.

  • 2014 Columbus Day Commemoration

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    Columbus Day Video »

    The Honorable Eric E. Jackson, Mayor of the City of Trenton, gives a greeting to the Columbus Day Wreath Laying Ceremony attendees in Columbus Park, Trenton.
    The Honorable Eric E. Jackson, Mayor of the City of Trenton, gives a greeting to the Columbus Day Wreath Laying Ceremony attendees in Columbus Park, Trenton.

    Members of the Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo del Paradiso folklore group from Boggiasco, a Province of Genova in Liguria, Italy, pose with NJIIAHC Chair Robert DiBibase (front right end) and Chair of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee Michael Blandina (front right, second to the end), in front of the Columbus Statue in Columbus Park, Trenton.
    Members of the Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo del Paradiso folklore group from Boggiasco, a Province of Genova in Liguria, Italy, pose with NJIIAHC Chair Robert DiBibase (front right end) and Chair of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee Michael Blandina (front right, second to the end), in front of the Columbus Statue in Columbus Park, Trenton.

    Reverend Father Cesar Rubiano, Pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, thanks members of the Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo del Paradiso folklore group and all gathered at the Mass in Commemoration of Christopher Columbus.
    Reverend Father Cesar Rubiano, Pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, thanks members of the Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo del Paradiso folklore group and all gathered at the Mass in Commemoration of Christopher Columbus.

    Members of the Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo del Paradiso folklore group sing and dance for the Trenton community after the Mass in Commemoration of Christopher Columbus at Saint Joachim Church.
    Members of the Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo del Paradiso folklore group sing and dance for the Trenton community after the Mass in Commemoration of Christopher Columbus at Saint Joachim Church.

    NJIIAHC Chair Robert DiBiase (far left), with Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Catherine DiCostanzo (third to left), NJIIAHC Chair Emerita Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D. (center), and Senator Linda R. Greenstein (far right), who gave a proclamation at the Columbus Day Commemoration Luncheon.
    NJIIAHC Chair Robert DiBiase (far left), with Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Catherine DiCostanzo (third to left), NJIIAHC Chair Emerita Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D. (center), and Senator Linda R. Greenstein (far right), who gave a proclamation at the Columbus Day Commemoration Luncheon.

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