Empire Award by State Senator Gustavo Rivera

State Senator Gustavo Rivera Presents the New York State Senate Empire Award to Local Belmont Business 

By Robert Press

Monday afternoon State Senator Gustavo Rivera came to the Mt. Carmel Pharmacy on East 187th Street in Belmont to present owners Roger and Armand Paganelli with the New York State Senate Empire Award. 

The Mt. Carmel Pharmacy was founded in 1964 as a family owned business now run by the two Paganelli brothers who have opened a Community Wellness Center in front of their pharmacy. Customers are offered free health screenings such as blood pressure checkups, diabetes, and cholesterol monitoring, testing for infectious diseases, comprehensive medication management, among other services. 

Senator Rivera honors local businesses with the Empire State Award that demonstrate exemplary service to customers and community in business districts and commercial corridors across his district. 



Senator Rivera presents the New York State Senate Empire Award to Armand and Roger Paganelli for their commitment to the Belmont community. The trio are standing outside the Mt. Carmel Pharmacy new Wellness Center that recently opened.
Senator River listens to Roger Paganelli describe the set up of the different rooms in the Wellness Center.

In this room are different testing equipment where certain tests may be given.

At the end of the Wellness Center is an area where teaching can be done to a small class on nutrition or other key health matters.

Senator Rivera holds what the Mt. Carmel Pharmacy has done for it’s customers who have trouble knowing how to take their medications. The pharmacy has packaged all the medications a customer may need into daily or AM/PM packages.

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