Union County Hosts Fifth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising Event

UNION COUNTY The County of Union and UNICO District X (encompassing all of Union County, parts of Middlesex County and Somerset Counties), held its Fifth Annual Columbus Day Event at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth on Friday with a special card of speakers, including TV and Radio Broadcaster Frank Cipolla.

Cipolla, currently heard on WCBS AM Radio, is also a former News12 and Channel 9 News broadcaster. Cipolla has Elizabeth roots in the ‘80s as a former radio host on the now-defunct Elizabeth radio station, WJDM, 1530 which broadcast for many years throughout Union County.

Pictured from left to right, Bob Bengivenga (holding flag), Ed Danberry of Raritan Valley UNICO, Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, Paul Rinaldi (partially hidden) of Elizabeth UNICO; Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen; Anthony Salvatore of Italian American ONE VOICE; Jason Risoli of Plainfields’ UNICO (back); Union County Surrogate James LaCorte (inset); Union County Communications Director Sebastian D’Elia (blue shirt); Victoria Miragliotta of Italian American ONE VOICE; Bob Tarte of Westfield UNICO (dark glasses); Pete Capodice, Union County Vo Tech Superintendent (outer area); Manny Alfano of Italian American ONE VOICE; Joe Almeida of Union UNICO (inset); Keynote speaker and TV and Radio broadcaster Frank Cipolla (outer); Anthony Bengivenga of Westfield UNICO (red tie, inset), Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (Black coat, inset), UNICO First National Vice President Ann Walko (Blue jacket inset); Dee Villani, owner of Villani Bus Company, and Courtney Villani, UNICO District X Governor (red scarf). (Photo courtesy of Union County)

Columbus-Day-SpeakerColumbus Event speaker: Radio and TV Broadcaster Frank Cipolla speaks to crowd at Courthouse. (Photo courtesy of Union County)

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