Andrew Amato honored with “Amato’s Way” Street
City of Hoboken announced:
CITY TO DEDICATE FIRST & ADAMS STREETS AREA AS “AMATO’S WAY”
City of Hoboken, February 17th, 2010 – Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said the City will dedicate the First and Adams streets area as “Amato’s Way” in honor of the late City Councilman Andrew Amato, who passed away at age 78 on February 4th.
“Andrew Amato was an integral part of Hoboken’s social and political fabric for decades,” said Mayor Zimmer. “I’ve asked the City Council to designate the street as ‘Amato’s Way’ in honor of his lifetime of public service to our City and his dedication to our residents.”
Amato served as the Fourth Ward City Councilman from 1991 to 1995. He was the City’s Public Works Director from 1977 to 1981 and also served as the Confidential Aide to Mayor Steve Cappiello from 1981 to 1983.
Amato was noted as a civic leader through founding the Andrew Amato Civic Association, serving as Standard Bearer of the Hoboken Regular Democratic Association and sponsored a Little League team. He volunteered for many years to serve the needs of senior citizens by sponsoring holiday parties, trips to Atlantic City and providing Bingo equipment and other goods.
Amato is survived by his wife, Florence, three children and seven grandchildren.
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Again, here’s a classic clip of Andrew Amato from the 2005 Council debates, courtesy of Eric Kurta: