Former Gov. To Give Keynote Speech At Columbus Day Flag Raising

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ELIZABETH—Former Gov. James J. Florio is scheduled as the keynote speaker at Union County’s fourth annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event set for Friday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. on the steps of the Union County Courthouse.

Other scheduled speakers include Cesarina Earl, publisher of the Italian Voice; UNICO Past National President Renato Biribin; Italian American One Voice Founder Manny Alfano; and Mike Giunta, president and founder of Bayway Catering

Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella will host and emcee the event. The courthouse is located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth at the corner of Rahway Avenue. In the event of rain, the program will be moved in doors to the County Courthouse Rotunda.

“Italian Americans continue to make amazing contributions to America, and we celebrate those contributions as well as a culture that has made great contributions to modern society,” said Mirabella, whose father, Gene, was the first Italian-American Police Chief of Elizabeth.

UNICO District X and Plainfields’ UNICO works to organize and co-sponsor the event.

Italian-style refreshments will be served after the event in the historic Union County Courthouse.

Parking (pay) is available in the Midtown area at the J. Christian Bollwage Parking deck at Elizabethtown Plaza and Caldwell Place. A second deck is Elizabeth’s Parking Deck #6 on Jefferson Avenue and Dickinson Street—the entrance is on Dickinson Street.


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