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October 15, 2013

Families celebrate as switch is flipped on new Pine Avenue traffic signal


Niagara Gazette — Councilman Sam Fruscione, an advocate for the light's installation, said there have been 32 accidents in the area since Antonacci's death, including six involving pedestrians. Fruscione, who was joined at Monday's ceremony by fellow project supporters, Council Chairman Glenn Choolokian and Councilman Robert Anderson Jr., said the project cost about $85,000 in city funds. 

He suggested it was money well spent, adding that other lighting improvements made by the city in recent years should help improve pedestrian traffic on Pine Avenue as well. 

"It's definitely a safer and better place on Pine Avenue than it was before," he said. 

Bartley read a statement on behalf of the Antonacci and Colucci families, thanking Fruscione and his fellow council members for making the crossing a reality. She was joined by her brothers, Mario II, Louie and Frank, Mario Antonacci's sister, Adeline Colucci, and his nephew, Dominic Colucci. 

 "Nothing can bring my father back, but there is a sense of closure," Bartley said. 

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