Here is a photo of Big Mike and Mr. Cozzarelli Jr. in late January 2002. A well known Belleville resident. With a children room named after Mr. Cozzarelli Jr. in the Belleville Public Library.
The Sopranos was shooting a scene in Belleville, NJ in late January 2002. Two of the stars wanted to have a photo with Big Mike and his olympic torch. Left is Michael Imperioli that play as Christopher Mltisanti. Right is Steven Van Zandt that play as Silvio Dante.
Big Mike got VIP on the set of the Sopranos in late January 2002. Used his olympic torch to get on the set.
Here is Madam Mayor Paserchia of Belleville honoring Big Mike Dowd in Town Hall on Febraury 26, 2002. Congratualing Mike for representing the township of Belleville in the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay.
Big Mike with the mayor of Belleville and the town council at Belleville Town Hall on Febraury 26, 2002. Mike was honored on this night.
Big Mike marching in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Nutley, NJ on March 2, 2002.
Here is Big Mike and long time friend Nick Auriemma. Nick is one of few that donated to purchase the olympic torch. Nick is running for Councilman at Large in Belleville, NJ.
(Permission was granted to post this photo) Here is a cool photo of Big Mike and Richard Ruffalo. Richard has done a lot of amazing things. He is a wonderful person and a great friend to me. Can check out Rich Ruffalo's site.
Big Mike's 2002 olympic torchbearer stuff was on display at the local Belleville Library during the month of June in 2002.