Pamela Suchy/The Jersey Journal
When Robbie and cousin Mike Dimatteo arranged to meet in Boston to watch Mike's old team BC Prep play Mike's dad's (Dr Peter on right) old school St Peter's Prep they ran into Peter's former Belmont Ave neighbor Bucky McConville in the stands.
Joseph Ilvento the 3rd took off for 4 months on the French Riviera just before the snows hit Ocean County where his home is.
Oscar winner Leon Gast, left, and Jed Dimatteo pose in the lobby of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre before the awards ceremony. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. -- ADAM ROBB / FOR THE JERSEY JOURNAL
Harrison's Rahim Douelfakar, No. 55, goes past McNair's Rob DiMatteo, during the first round of the North 2, Group I in Harrison.
(Actually Robbie blocked this shot and played his heart out in his best game ever in a losing effort on his 18th birthday - It was the last game of his high school career and he dedicated it to his coach Mike Reilly)
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER BILL GALLO reports that Nino Benvenutti is reaching out to support his erstwhile opponent Emile Griffith who is in poor health and has fallen on hard times.
BADD LADD DAY PUB TOUR 2010
Jed reads from the Stations of the life of Badd Ladd as Grand Marsha, Jerry McGrellis (wearing shirt with Badd's picture) listens intently to the Baddest Story Ever Told.
In FEBRUARY ISSUE
Joseph Il Vento left Lakewood for his annual winter vacation on the French Riviera only to find the snow had followed him to Nice where they experienced a very rare two consecutive snow days.
So much for Global Warming!
In SUMMER FUN REPORT ISSUE
CLOSING OUT THE SUMMER - It has become an annual tradition for Sam Cintron's daughter, Veronica, to close out her vistit to Hudsontown with a side trip to Great Adventure with Robbie (here the pair are caught on camera in middle of 185 foot vertical drop on the Nitro coaster ride).(click to see 2009 issue 2 of 3)
In FALL REUNION ISSUE (NOV)
DUKE vs ARMY - Robbie's coach gave him tickets to an Army game to see them play against Duke (one of the top schools on Robbie's list of colleges). At halftime Duke's basketball Coach "K" was inducted into Army's sports Hall of Fame.
In SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE (DEC)