Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 20, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 94 — Daily Edition
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A TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR MOLINELLI JR.
(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] A TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR MOLINELLI JR. ______ 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 [[Page E1091]] 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 service. Mr. Speaker I urge my college to join me in recognizing the talents, achievements, and community spirit of Arthur Molinelli Jr. ____________________