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29th October

First Published in The New York Sun, October 29, 2007

By Andrew Wolf

One of the most intriguing figures in New York’s recent political history showed that he could still bring out a crowd - and some key officials - nearly 20 years after his own political career ended in the worst possible circumstances.

Mario Biaggi celebrated his 90th birthday Saturday evening surrounded by hundreds of family, friends, and admirers. Among those present were Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and his wife Veronica, Congressmen Charles Rangel and Peter King, Ambassador Charles Gargano, who formerly headed the Empire State Development Corp., and the leader of the Conservative Party, Michael Long. Mayor Dinkins, who had an emergency appendectomy Friday, was scheduled to attend as well.