Just received a press release from new Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. saying he's just appointed Anthony J. Ribustello, an east Bronx Republican, to Community Board 10 (Throggs Neck, Country Club, Co-op City, City Island, etc.).
A board appointment isn't necessarily news. But Ribustello, aside from being a moderately well--known actor (he played Tony Soprano's driver in the final season of "The Soprano's"), was also Diaz's sole opponent in the April special election for borough president.
It also means Diaz is now getting around to making community board appointments, which were held up because of the election and transition process.
It appears there's no ill-will from the campaign, which was not very competitive. Diaz won in a blowout.
"Though Anthony may disagree on issues, he is a good man who cares deeply about the well-being of the neighborhood,a nd he will be a strong voice for local positions in his neighborhood," Diaz said in the release.
"I look forward to serving on Community Board 10, working hand in hand with Borough President Diaz and Councilman James Vacca to strengthen not only our community, but also the entire Bronx," Ribustello added in the release.
Perhaps we won't be seeing a rematch.