Park Ridge honors late 'Sopranos' actor James Gandolfini

Fans, family and co-stars of the late actor James Gandolfini filled the streets of Park Ridge today to celebrate "James Gandolfini Day." Gandolfini, who was

Town officials dedicated the intersection of Park Avenue

Town officials dedicated the intersection of Park Avenue and Kinderkamack Road as "James Gandolfini Way." Park Ridge police had to shut down the intersection to accommodate the large crowd of fans and supporters. (Credit: News 12)

PARK RIDGE - Fans, family and co-stars of the late actor James Gandolfini filled the streets of Park Ridge today to celebrate "James Gandolfini Day."

Gandolfini, who was best known for his role as Tony Soprano on the HBO drama "The Sopranos," grew up in Park Ridge and graduated from high school there.

"There were so many people who had a connection with James; either they grew up or were involved in his philanthropic activities," says Park Ridge Mayor Terry Maguire. He also acknowledged that many felt they knew him through watching his acting.

Town officials dedicated the intersection of Park Avenue and Kinderkamack Road as "James Gandolfini Way." Park Ridge police had to shut down the intersection to accommodate the large crowd of fans and supporters.

Gandolfini's wife, sisters and children were at the ceremony, as were many of his co-stars from "The Sopranos."
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Bridge-Gate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are 1 Bridge-Gate defendants to be sentenced today
The municipal court judge out of Fort Lee 2 Judge files official misconduct complaint against Gov. Christie
VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 3 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
Bridge-Gate defendant Bill Baroni leaves the Newark Federal 4 Prosecution rests in case against Bridge-Gate defendants
Undated photo of the New Jersey governor's mansion. 5 Lightning causes damage at governor's mansion; no injuries

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE