The Federation of Italian American Societies of New Jersey, led by Federation President Pasquale Meola, proudly welcomed Maresciallo Domenico Borrelli, Maresciallo Maggiore Giorgio Carboni, Maresciallo Ordinario Antonio Esposito, Carabinieri Appuntato Scelto Luigi Pappalardo, Carabinieri Roberto Cardo and Maresciallo Maggiore Giovanni Gennero from Rome and Torino to participate in both the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade and the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. The Carabinieri also participated in the flag raising ceremonies held at the Belleville and Nutley Town Halls.
A “Mille Grazie” dinner was held on Columbus Day in East Hanover to celebrate the holiday and the Carabinieri. Later in the week, a special cocktail reception was held at the Park Savoy Estates in Florham Park, hosted by Joe and Barry Maurillo and Vito Cucci.
The Carabinieri visited many historic sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Belleville and Nutley Police Departments, FBI-Newark Division, Times Square and Ground Zero. They were also treated tol the fine cuisine at Ralph’s Pizzeria in Nutley, LaSicilia in Belleville and Luigi’s in North Newark.