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Michael Tarquinio

Residence: Kennedy

Age: 38

Family: Wife, Jennifer; son, Nicholas, 5

Education: Tarquinio received a bachelor’s degree from St. Vincent College in 1988 with a major in finance, and a master’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame University in 2000.

Occupation: He is a real estate developer and owns Riverfront Place, a North Shore office complex. He also distributes Morton Salt throughout the city.

Background: Tarquinio serves as executive director of the Christopher Columbus Italian Heritage Executive Committee.

Noteworthy: City Council issued a proclamation Tuesday honoring Tarquinio and other committee members for organizing the 19th annual Christopher Columbus Italian Heritage Parade, which will be held for the first time in Bloomfield on Saturday to coincide with the neighborhood’s Italian Heritage Festival.

Quote about the purpose of the parade and festival: “It’s a remembrance of who we are, whether you’re Italian or not. Remember your past when you build your future.”

— by Amy McConnell

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