(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1090-E1091]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute today to Mr. Arthur 
Molinelli Jr.
  Mr. Molinelli Jr. is the owner and operator of The Modern Meat Market 
located on 771 New Lots Avenue. The Modern Meat Market was founded by 
his father after their family moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn in 1914. 
The market opened at 383 Milford Street on the corner of New Lots 
Avenue and has been in his family since 1944. Mr. Molinelli emphasizes 
that education and leadership, community service and entrepreneurship 
are deeply rooted values in his family.
  Mr. Molinelli was in the Army Reserve and also served as a New York 
City Police Department Detective from 1974 to 1982. He and his wife, 
Louise, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Arthur's 
brother, Steven, was the Principal of Public School 302. His brother's 
wife, Rose, is currently the Assistant Principal of Public School 218. 
Arthur was born and raised in East New York in 1945. He went to St. 
Rita Catholic School located at Sheppard and Liberty Avenue. Arthur 
also attended and graduated from Franklin K Lane High School where he 
was a member of the Varsity Baseball Team. His son Justin started his 
career as a public school educator at Intermediate School 292 located 
at Wyona and Pitkin Avenue.
  Arthur's entrepreneurship experience spans from the time The Modern 
Meat Market was opened by his father to when he had officially joined 
the family business as the owner and operator. The Modern Meat Market 
services numerous Day Cares and Private Schools in East New York. 
Presently, he is still the owner and operator of the family business.
  Lastly Arthur Molinelli Jr. and The Modern Meat Market are very 
active in the community. Mr. Molinelli demonstrates his commitment to 
community service through The Modern Meat Market yearly Turkey 
Giveaway, in which they distribute over 500 turkeys to the community. 
Arthur is a member of The New Lots Avenue

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Merchant Association which is responsible for the Plaza Triangle 
located at New Lots Avenue train station. In addition to these services 
The Modern Meat Market donates food and attends the Annual Precinct 
Community Picnic.
  Arthur Molinelli Jr. is truly an outstanding businessman who sets an 
example for other business and community leaders through his 
entrepreneurship, education and leadership, and dedication to community 
  Mr. Speaker I urge my college to join me in recognizing the talents, 
achievements, and community spirit of Arthur Molinelli Jr.