School board colleague urges city to name street after DiMango

Aug 24, 2018 440

A Brooklyn civic leader who served alongside Mafalda DiMango on the local school board is leading an effort to convince the city to name the street corner outside P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst in memory of the iconic education advocate who died Aug. 2 at the age of 91.

Carlo Scissura, president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, and DiMango both served on the old Community School Board 20 in the 1990s and continued to serve after New York state scrapped the local school boards in 2002 and replaced them with community education councils. DiMango’s tenure as a school board member began back in the mid-1960s.

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