Street in NJ Borough to Be Named After James Gandolfini

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1  Updated at 3:36 am, November 15th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — While James Gandolfini will arguably live on forever thanks to his work in The Sopranos and on the big screen, the actor, who died of a heart attack in June, will soon be memorialized in a more concrete way.

Part of Park Avenue in Park Ridge, N.J., will be named in the Garden State native’s honor, according to the Bergen Record.  The paper reports the idea came from a group of fans on Facebook, but was brought to reality by Park Ridge Borough Administrator Kelley O’Donnell, who was a high school classmate of the late actor.

James Gandolfini Way will be unveiled at a ceremony on Dec. 1.

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  • Charluti

    My daughter Lori Joachim Fredrics, who was a schoolmate of James Gandolfini came up with the idea and started a facebook page with a petition to the Mayor of park Ridge to name a Street in Gandolfini’s honor. The Mayor and Council approved the idea and the administrator you mentioned facilitated the design.

    Here is a link to the facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/LetsNameAStreetInParkRidgeJamesGandolfiniWay