ROSELAND, NJ — Roseland resident Dominic Lombardi, an Eagle Scout who has 33 merit badges to date, received a proclamation from Mayor James Spango and Councilwoman Michelle Tolli last week in recognition of his community service project.

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Lombardi created a 10-by-10 brick paver patio for the Knights of Columbus. Spango and Tolli thanked him for the initiative, which now provides a seating area for members of the organization to enjoy.

His parents, Chuck and Margie, and other family members attended the presentation ceremony to show their support.

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The council also showed support for residents Michelle and Joe Salvo, who attended the meeting to thank the community, the borough council and the mayor for their encouragement as their daughter, Briele Salvo, battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

On Oct. 3 at the Park Savoy, the community came together to celebrate Briele’s remission and to raise funds and awareness for the disease. During the fundraising event, which they called “Brielieve in Hope," the borough council presented a resolution in support of the family. 

“We are a small community with a strong sense of community,” said Michelle. “We are proud to live in a community that shines light like a gem.”

Councilwoman Jean Perrotti, a family friend, said she has “known Briele since elementary school” and that this is “something that we can all pull together for.”

“I am so happy you are doing so well, and I wish you nothing but the best,” she said.

To read more about this meeting, where the council discussed updates to the Harrison Complex park and adopted various ordinances, click HERE