Tribune Columbus Day Awards Gala

In the featured photo above, Italian Tribune Publisher Buddy Fortunato, center, holds a bronze bust of Christopher Columbus. Flanking the publisher are the distinguished awardees, from left, Mayor of Nutley Dr. Joseph Scapelli, Community Service; Peter Scarpelli, former Mayor of Nutley, Community Service; Nazario and Dominick Paragano, Legacy; Michael Gargiulo, NBC Morning Anchor, Publisher’s Award; Linda Carlozzi, Woman of the Year; West Caldwell Police Chief Gerard Paris, Law Enforcement; Al Mirabella, Man of the Year; Michael Caggiano Jr., accepting the Posthumous Humanitarian Award on behalf of his father and Anthony Cicatiello, Chairman of CN Communications, Achievement Award. The dinner was held at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ.


The Italian Tribune’s Publisher Award was presented by Buddy Fortunato to Michael Gargiulo, NBC Morning Anchor


Posthumous Humanitarian Award in Memory of Michael A. Caggiano, Publisher Buddy Fortunato presents the Humanitarian Award to the Caggiano Family. Michael Sr. was a lifelong friend of the Publisher. The family’s legacy lives on through the work of Michael Caggiano, Jr. (left). Also pictured are his mother Mary Jo Caggiano and his brother P. J.

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