Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) unveiled the new street sign at 102nd Street and Strong Avenue in Corona, co-naming the corner for Richard Italiano, the former Community Board 4 district manager and Corona community acivist.
Dromm, left, was joined by Italiano’s son Brian, Italiano’s wife Carol, their daughter Cristina Stellmann holding her son Nicholas and her husband Michael holding their oldest son Michael Richard.
Italiano, a lifelong Corona resident, was born on March 29, 1952. He was a graduate of St. Leo’s School in Corona, Newtown High School in Elmhurst, from which he received a distinguished graduate award in 2011. He also took courses at Queensborough Community College.
Italiano acted as CB 4 chairperson from 1995 until 2004 when he was elected district manager, the position he held until his sudden death on January 19, 2012.