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Quips, ON TO MARLBOROUGH State
barbs on renews
breakfast quest for
menu trail funds
By gintautas duMcius No Plan B if
nEws Editor answer is ‘no’
US Sen. Scott Brown
and former Obama By gintautas duMcius
administration official nEws Editor
Elizabeth Warren have Months after federal
spent months criss- officials passed over their
crossing the state on initial proposal for fund-
their Senate campaigns, ing, the state’s Depart-
reaching out to voters ment of Conservation
and battling one another and Recreation (DCR)
through press releases. is renewing its pursuit
On Sunday, the Wren- of federal dollars to
tham Republican and the complete the Neponset
Cambridge Democrat Greenway trail.
will attempt something Community activists
widely viewed by most and state agency officials
elected officials as harder were dealt a setback
than politicking – com- The 14-player Dorchester Youth Hockey Pee Wee A team, led by Coach Richard Heap, will play for the last December when
edy – as both are ex- state championship this St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Marlborough. The team of 11-and-12 year-olds has the US Department of
pected to speak at the St. already won the Greater Boston League title with an impressive 27-1-1 record. Story, Page 5. Transportation did not
Patrick’s Day breakfast, pick the trail expansion
an annual roast hosted
by state Sen. Jack Hart
(D-South Boston) at the
Golden milestone for Lopez family for grant funds through
a competitive process
known as TIGER III.
Boston Convention and Florist marks DCR officials, who
Exhibition Center. 50 years in are partnering with the
“The main event is state Department of
Elizabeth Warren versus
Scott Brown,” said state
Adams Village Transportation for the
Rep. Marty Walsh (D- By Bill Forry The Reporter ’s
Dorchester). “There’s a Managing Editor
lot of pressure on both The framed photo on view, Page 14
of them.” the wall of Don Lopez’s
Warren is seeking to office captured the mo- second attempt at funds
unseat Brown in the ment when — fifty years for the ten-mile corridor,
state’s highest-profile go this week — his said on Tuesday that
race this year. And as father, Bernie Lopez, of- they are planning to
Sen. Hart once put it: The ficially opened the doors resubmit the proposal
bigger you are, the bigger of his new florist shop at next week, this time for
the target on your back the corner of Adams and grant funds known as
at the breakfast. Saranac streets. Bernie, TIGER IV. The agency,
A local tradition, the who learned the trade which would provide $2.5
breakfast will start at from his dad — a Sicilian million for the project, is
10 a.m. and air on New immigrant — moved Don Lopez is flanked by his sons Mike, at left, and Donnie at right. asking for $12.4 million
England Cable News the family business to Bill Forry photo from federal officials. Ad-
(NECN). The South Adams Corner from across Boston’s neigh- workspace and a cooler. Theresa, who played a ditional funding would
Boston parade, which Roxbury after being borhoods and found a Three Dorchester state key role in running the come from project spon-
starts at the Broadway displaced by an urban shoebox variety store reps are in the 1962 store in those days. The sors and partners, like
MBTA Station, goes renewal project. space with a basement ribbon-cutting photo— first dollar bill spent in National Grid and Stop
(Continued on page 11) He scouted locations big enough for his along with Don’s mother, (Continued on page 9)
(Continued on page 7)
Dot House finds dental chief close to home INSIDE THIS WEEK
By MElissa taBEEk fortuitous visit. who would prove to be George Washington
spEcial to thE rEportEr Nguyen has had a a career-long mentor took a risk, and then
An eight-year old girl lengthy journey from to her. the British sailed out
in Vietnam had a tooth- when she was eight First his patient, then
of town on Evacua-
ache that was causing years old and where she his “apprentice,” she
her an intense amount is today, though. She would go to Dorchester tion Day, March 17,
of pain. Her mother gave emigrated to Dorchester House twice a week 1776. See Page 14.
her money to go find a from Vietnam in 1991 after school to observe
doctor to fix her tooth. with her mother, father, Doherty at work. This
The little girl found a and two siblings. gave Nguyen an oppor-
dentist, and after the Even though she was tunity to learn dentistry
visit, the pain was gone. 18, because of her dif- and English.
A seed had been planted. Dr. Trang Nguyen ficulties with English, “Dr. Mark Doherty
Dr. Trang Nguyen Fortuitous visit Nguyen had to repeat has mentored me from
—who has recently been Center (DHMSC) — was two years at Cathedral day one when I met him.
named Director of Dental that little girl. She has High School. It was We didn’t understand All contents copyright
Services at Dorchester wanted to be a dentist during this time that she each other at all and © 2012 Boston
House Multi-Service ever since that first met Dr. Mark Doherty, (Continued on page 19) Neighborhood News, Inc.
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On The Record
Plea change hearing Students will take stage
set in Wallace case at the Strand
By gintautas duMcius and receipts properly,” the filing said.
nEws Editor After leaving public office, Wallace
A hearing for a plea change has been moved to Westwood and has two books
set for next week in the campaign he hopes to have published soon, titled
finance violation case of former state “Night Runner” and “Born Down on
Rep. Brian Wallace. The South ‘A’ Street,” according to the filing.
Boston Democrat and his campaign According to court documents, in
treasurer at the time were indicted Nov. 2009 at OCPF, Wallace told
last year by a Suffolk grand jury for officials that his treasurer had all
allegedly failing to report thousands the bank records and he always
of dollars in campaign contributions would review what Duross prepared
in 2008. for filing with OCPF. In a separate
Wallace’s attorney, Bill McDer- sit-down with OCPF in Feb. 2010,
mott, declined to comment late Wallace said he trusted Duross
Tuesday afternoon when asked about completely and did not always look
the plea change hearing, which is at OCPF reports he filed.
scheduled for March 20. A trial In a separate filing, Duross’s
is tentatively scheduled for May, attorney also asked for a motion for
according to court records. continuance without a finding of
Wallace, 62, served four terms guilty and unsupervised probation.
in office, representing the Fourth Duross has requested the severance
Suffolk District, which includes South of his case and Wallace’s case.
Boston, Harbor Point, and some of Duross, 51, is a South Boston sprin-
Uphams Corner. A screenwriter, a kler fitter. His attorney, Thomas
former probation officer in Brighton Finnerty, Jr., did not immediately The Conservatory Lab Charter School will host a Spring Fling celebration at
District Court, and onetime aide to respond to a request for comment on the Strand Theatre on March 25 to present the achievement of the El Sistema
former mayor Ray Flynn, Wallace Tuesday. program, which provides music instruction to all of its students.The family-
said in March 2010 he would not run oriented program will begin at 2 p.m. The event, organized by the school’s
Collins picks up Parent Advisory Council, will also feature Boston comedian Tom Hayes as MC
for an afternoon of choral and orchestral music performed by the students,
state committee seat including Dorchester’s own Azadi Charles-Sampson, grade 6, pictured above.
State Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Go to conservatorylab.org for more information and tickets
Boston) won a write-in campaign to
grab a Democratic state committee
seat, according to unofficial results.
Collins gained 1,518 votes to local Police probe infant’s death in car
activist Craig Galvin’s 535. At the Authorities are investigating the death of a six-month-old girl who was
presidential primary election, voters removed from a car parked at a fast food restaurant in Edward Everett Square
could choose a party committeeman on Saturday morning. Police say officers responding at the KFC restaurant on
and a woman for their respective state Columbia Road found emergency medical technicians removing the infant from
Senate district. State Sen. Jack Hart the vehicle. The baby was taken to Boston Medical Center, where physicians
(D-South Boston) chose not to run pronounced her dead. There were no visible signs of trauma on the infant.
for the First Suffolk committee seat, Police are waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner
leading Galvin, who last year ran for of death.
Dorchester’s District 3 City Council Police say the baby’s mother was in the vehicle when emergency workers
seat, to launch his candidacy. But a arrived. Authorities did not immediately identify the infant or her mother.
signature-gathering snafu prevented They also did not say who called emergency workers at the scene and why
him from getting his name on the they were summoned to help. (AP)
ballot and caused him to wage a
Collins jumped in last weekend,
Roberts Park rehab session on March 21
City plans for a $2.8 million improvement project at Roberts Playground will
Brian Wallace: Trial tentatively sched- urging supporters to place stickers
be the focus on a meeting on Wed., March 21, at 6:30 p.m. inside the Great
uled for May. with his name on the ballot. Galvin
Hall on Norfolk Street. The project, financed through the city’s capital fund,
claimed Collins had endorsed him for
will be put out to bid next winter and completed by fall 2013, according to the
After the charges were formally the committee seat, a claim Collins
city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
announced in July 2011, he pleaded disputed. Galvin had the backing
not guilty and contended that the of others within Dorchester’s State
charges should be settled in a civil
disposition with the state’s Office of
House delegation, including state
Rep. Marty Walsh.
School choice meetings continue this month
The Boston Public Schools will continue a series of community meetings to
Campaign and Political Finance. Former City Councillor Maureen
discuss improvements to the student assignment/school choice process. The
His campaign treasurer at the time, Feeney, who did not have an op-
first such meeting is set for Thursday, March 22, a meeting is planned for
Timothy Duross, also pleaded not ponent, won the race for First Suffolk
the Irving Middle School, 105 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
guilty. committeewoman with 97 percent of
The will be four meetings on Saturday, March 24: Shelburne Community
Candidates and their treasurers the vote. Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2730 Washington St., Roxbury (Cape Verdean Creole
are required to maintain records for and Somali interpreters.); East Boston High School, 9 a.m.-Noon, 86 White
campaign expenditures for six years Connolly taps Dot parent St., East Boston (Spanish interpreters); Jackson/Mann K-8 School, 11 a.m.-2
after an election. Wallace and Duross for policy director gig p.m., 40 Armington St., Allston (Mandarin and Spanish interpreters); Harbor
are accused of failing to report $6,345 City Councillor At-Large John School, 9 a.m.-Noon, 11 Charles St., Dorchester (Vietnamese interpreters).
in campaign donations – 17 percent of Connolly has hired Ann M. Walsh of There are another four meetings scheduled for Saturday, March 31: The first
total contributions that year – from Dorchester as his new policy director. is from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School in Mattapan (Haitian
2008 reports. The charges come with The Lower Mills resident is a former interpreters); others include West Roxbury Education Complex, 9 a.m.-Noon
a penalty of one year in prison or a Boston Public Schools parent who 1205 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury (Spanish interpreters); English High
$1,000 fine, or both. was part of a group fighting to keep School,11 a.m.-2 p.m., 144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain (Mandarin, Somali and
In a February 2012 filing request- Lee Academy from merging with the Spanish interpreters); and East Boston High School,11 a.m.-2 p.m., 86 White
ing that Wallace receive a $2,000 Lee School. She also was a teacher St., East Boston (Spanish interpreters).
fine and community service, and in Prince Georges County in the For more information, see bostonpublicschools.org/choice.
a judgment without a finding, his Washington, D.C. area, and worked
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AG sues Port Norfolk landlord for housing discrimination
By gintautas duMcius a Section 8 federal hous- reached for comment in a fraudulent drug- real estate agent that she of housing and consumer
nEws Editor ing subsidy. The alleged this week. screening operation. did not want “those type protection laws, and
Attorney General victim is a single mother, The Lorenzo St. prop- Smith pleaded not guilty. of people” renting the requirements for the
Martha Coakley’s of- who lost her Dorchester erty was at the center of The allegation of Lorenzo St. apartments. Bragels to attend train-
fice has filed a housing home last year and has controversy last year as housing discrimination “Ms. Bragel stated that if ing sessions on the state’s
discrimination lawsuit a 21-year-old daughter well. Members of Port against the Bragels first she rented to one Section fair housing law.
against the owner of an and a four-year-old son, Norfolk’s civic associa- arose in a complaint filed 8 tenant, then she would “Realtors, brokers and
apartment building in according to court docu- tion in late September with the Massachusetts have to rent all the units landlords in Massachu-
the Port Norfolk section ments. objected to the operation Commission Against to Section 8 tenants,” the setts must understand
of Dorchester. Included in the lawsuit of a sober home – a resi- Discrimination in May lawsuit says. that discrimination
According to the were Bragel Associates, dential drug and alcohol 2011. The commission When Bragel repeated against those holding
lawsuit filed in Suffolk the Bridgeview Realty recovery program – out found “probable cause” in the statement to the housing assistance subsi-
Superior Court, Shirley Trust and George and of the three-unit prop- September 2011, accord- potential tenant, the dies is illegal and we will
Smith Bragel allegedly Shirley Smith Bragel. erty because they were ing to court documents on tenant started to cry, seek to hold accountable
told a potential tenant The Bragels, Quincy resi- not notified in advance. file in Suffolk Superior according to the lawsuit. those who break the
that she could not rent dents who own several Weeks later, the operator Court. The attorney general’s law,” Coakley said in a
an apartment at 12 properties in Boston and of the sober home, Carl Coakley’s lawsuit office in the lawsuit statement.
Lorenzo St. because the office space on Dorches- Smith, was indicted by states that Shirley Bragel asks for damages, up to
potential tenant received ter Ave., could not be Coakley for participating told the alleged victim’s $5,000 for each violation
Trauma team helps victims of violence at BMC
By MEEna raMakrishnan Although the Violence since the team’s in- member or a person who or an attempt has oc- he reminds his clients.
spEcial to thE rEportEr Intervention Advocacy ception, Gilliam and has suffered a gunshot curred. Gilliam may work “There’s no time limit
The most courageous program was already in his colleague Andrea or stab wound, each with a social worker to for when someone stops
people Clinician Keith place, the need to provide Malagon-Meagher have person manifests grief find alternative housing grieving. You’re always
Gilliam knows are victims immediate and long-term already seen 162 patients and trauma in their with a relative or at a going to carry that loved
and families who cope medical services was and family members own way. Gilliam says shelter outside of the city. one with you.”
with attempted homicide clear. In August of last affected by attempted he has to be as accom- He also has to determine The Community Vio-
or the loss of a loved year, the Community homicide and 44 people modating as possible if the person was a victim lence Response Team’s
one. Their circumstances Violence Response Team coping with the loss of a when understanding for any negative activity trauma services are
are all too common in began providing free sibling, child or parent. his patients’ needs. At in the community. part of an overarching
the emergency room at counseling services to Dealing with trauma is the same time he has to Gilliam reinforces commitment of injury
Boston Medical Center. those impacted by vio- different in each incident, ensure they are safe after the number of different prevention, research and
Last year, there were lence. The group is made but the recovery process being discharged. components to trauma practice. Funding for the
191 victims of gunshot up of one child and one is always a long one, he “I think the most im- counseling. He tells his group is provided by a
wounds and 264 victims adult clinician, including says. portant part is to be patients that what they one-year grant from the
of stabbings treated at Gilliam, a licensed medi- Gilliam continues to as flexible as possible,” are going through—in- Massachusetts Office
the hospital—including cal health counselor who check in with patients Gilliam says. “Everyone creased anxiety, anger, of Victim Assistance
more than half of all re- sees the older patients. from the start of his term. grieves differently and denial and post-traumatic through the American
ported homicides in 2011. “The mental health Many of them come to experiences trauma dif- stress symptoms—are all Recovery and Reinvest-
Out of the four level-one component is so impor- him from doctor refer- ferently. And you have normal. In turn, they are ment Act and the Victims
trauma centers in the tant and a necessary rals. But often times, to understand where able to express what they of Crime Act. Boston
city, Boston Medical Cen- piece. The clients -the he begins therapy with folks are in the grieving need to get out of sessions, Medical Center is the
ter consistently receives survivors- are some of the victims right at their process and be as sup- which he says is crucial. only institution in Boston
the highest number of strongest people that I’ve bedside when they wake portive as you can be.” “Grief is a journey, and to receive the grant.
homicide victims for ever met,” he said. from surgery. Whether Safety issues are at the there’s a lot of hard, dif-
emergency services. In the first six months it’s counseling a family forefront after a homicide ficult patches at times,”
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Pee Wee A team is skating for the state title this weekend
By toM Mannion Coach Heap has been Then things started to reach his potential, and involved moving Bren- clear.
spEcial to thE rEportEr assisted this year by roll: The boys went on he knows the strengths of dan Mannion and Sean No matter what hap-
The 14-player Dorches- Phil Mastrogiacomo and an impressive 13-game the players well enough Mannion up to forward pens this weekend, this
ter Youth Hockey Pee Steve Pizzarella. winning streak during to put them in positions to join Jack McCarthy season has been exciting
Wee A team, led by Who would have which they outscoring to succeed. where they set up shop in and fun for the boys,
Coach Richard Heap, thought way back in their opponents, 112-22. Manning the blue line front of the net, causing their coaches, and their
will play for the state September what lay There was one bump in most of the season were big screens, and banging fans. The memories will
championship this St. ahead for this bunch the road, a tough 2-1 loss Travis Heap, John Mur- in rebounds. last a lifetime.
Patrick’s Day weekend of 11-to- 13-year-olds, to Wellesley in late Janu- ray, Dylan McDougall, Then there are Kyle ***
in Marlborough, tak- most of whom started ary. But Coach Heap ral- and Cullen Burke. They Pizzarella, Buddy A personal note to the
ing their 27-1-1 record playing hockey together lied his team right back protected their end of Penella, and Donovan boys: If you continue
against the best Pee Wee when they were barely into winning form and the ice ferociously while Mannion, the “little pints to follow Coach Heap’s
teams in the state. able to walk, never mind the victories kept com- learning the transition of pain in the butt” for lead and keep working
The roster includes skate. But they’ve stuck ing, right through this game, getting the puck any team. These three as a team, who knows
Cullen Burke, John Con- together like a strong past weekend when the out of their own end, would fly around, dis- what lies ahead for.
nolly , John B. Driscoll, marriage through good team won the District 1 moving it up to neutral rupting potential threats You will take a bit of
Travis Heap, Ryan times and bad. championship, going un- ice, and knowing when by not letting any offense the “luck of the Irish”
Joyce, Brendan Man- They started the sea- defeated in the Greater to rush or pass to the get rolling. to Marlborough in your
nion, Donovan J. Man- son with a 10-0 rout of Boston League finals. forward line, where Sam The real confidence quest for more magic.
nion, Sean Mannion, Somerville then gained a Coach Heap, with the Mastrogiacomo, John of this team lies on the Congratulations and
Sam Mastrogiacomo, 3-3 tie against Wellesley, help of Phil and Steve, Connolly, and Ryan shoulders of the guy thank you to Coaches
Jack McCarthy, Dylan which would prove to got and kept his boys Joyce could work their between the pipes all Heap, Mastrogiacomo,
McDougall, John T. Mur- be a pivotal game in in great shape with his magic. The tenacious season, John Driscoll. and Pizzarella. Thanks
ray, William Penella the standings because stress on skating at prac- back checking by these “Mr. Calm and Cool” is for taking us along for
and Kyle Pizzarella. Wellesley turned out tices. He pushes every boys was impeccable all their man, as his goals- the ride.
to be a powerhouse. one of these teens to year long. One change against average makes – TOM MANNION
Proposed law would track hiring on state funded job sites
By MElissa taBEEk stick with companies contracting goals, and made are being met. needed to solve the hir- city and state officials,
spEcial to thE rEportEr that it has an established how they follow up on The website would ing problems in the state, as well as community
A Beacon Hill commit- relationship with. This these goals if a contractor track projects in real- it is important. organizations, also sup-
tee has endorsed a bill can make it difficult for doesn’t meet them.” time, rather than post- “I don’t think it’s going port the bill.
that aims to increase “new players” to break She added that guide- project, in order to be to be the silver bullet but Chang-Diaz predicts
diversity on the site of into the industry, she lines state the Com- utilized by job-seekers. anything that increases that the bill will go to
state construction proj- said. monwealth’s goal for The goal of having a web- transparency in the Senate Committee on
ects. The Legislature’s Beyond providing workforce diversity on site is to create a level of neighborhood and in our Ways and Means next,
Joint Committee on equal access to job oppor- construction projects is transparency that right communities is a step and while the timeline
State Administration tunities in communities, 15.3 percent minority. now doesn’t exist, accord- forward,” said Tanaka. remains unclear, she
and Oversight signed off hiring business owners The bill (S 1568) would ing to Chang-Diaz, who The bill has strong is optimistic about it
on the bill last week. If within the community establish a website — said it will increase the support in both the reaching Gov. Deval
it becomes law, it would has long-term implica- created by the state pressure for contractors community and in the Patrick’s desk.
prompt the state to track tions. and maintained by the to meet their proposed Statehouse. City Coun- “It’s anyone’s guess,”
if projects are meeting “It’s not just building comptroller — to make goals for projects. cilors Tito Jackson and said Chang-Diaz, “but
their goals for hiring jobs, but it’s building it easier to track what Aaron Tanaka, execu- Ayanna Pressley have it’s also up to our coali-
minority and women- wealth in our communi- numbers are being used tive director of the Boston testified in support, as tion of partners that care
owned businesses and ties,” said Chang-Diaz. by agencies and contrac- Workers Alliance, said well as activist Mel about this bill to help get
local residents. The city of Boston has tors on projects, and if that while transparency King and Rev. Hurmon it passed.”
State Sen. Sonia guidelines, known as the those goals that were is not the only thing Hamilton. Several other
Chang-Diaz, the lead Boston Residents Job
sponsor of the bill and a Policy (BRJP), which
Jamaica Plain Democrat, sets hiring goals for all
said it would codify the publicly funded projects:
expectation that state 50 percent resident, 25
agencies will take into percent minority, and 10
account a bidder’s capac- percent female.
ity to subcontract and In a story two weeks
hire a diverse workforce ago, a Reporter analysis
in communities of color, found that from 2009 to
as well as the bidder’s 2011, compliance with
past performance in two of those three sub-
achieving that diver- groups decreased. Resi-
sity, before granting dent numbers decreased
them a new contract. to 32.3 percent from 36.9
This gives bidders an percent. Minority hiring
economic incentive to dropped as well, decreas-
make a concerted effort ing to 29.9 percent from
to reach higher numbers 41.4 percent. Female
in terms of diverse sub- numbers made a small
contracting and hiring. gain, increasing to 3.8
“If they can put into percent from 3.3 percent.
their bid that they are State Rep. Martin J.
really going to work Walsh attributed this
hard to reach out to drop in meeting num-
minority-owned or bers to a poor economy.
female businesses for He said he expects the
subcontractors, that’ll number of projects meet-
be a leg up on another ing target numbers to
bid. It gives bidders a increase in the next six
competitive edge,” said months.
Chang-Diaz. In a statement, Chang-
Chang-Diaz said that Diaz described how
it is important to help the state works at this
smaller businesses in time: “Currently, state
order to provide a level agencies have differing
playing field. Particu- practices when it comes
larly in the construction to settling workforce par-
field, she said, the state ticipation goals, whether
can have a tendency to they set diversity sub-
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Join us on Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
for the best Corned Beef Sandwich
Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
795 Adams St. • Dorchester
“The friendliest and most popular pub in Boston”
March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 7
Golden anniversary for Lopez the Florists
(Continued from page 1) has a badge a break in
the florist shop – from here.”
the pocketbook of Helen Like many retail busi-
Clancy – is framed along- nesses, Lopez’s day gets
side the photo. started before dawn, in
“They’re all gone now: his case with a trip into
Gigi Kenneally, Tom the Boston Flower Ex-
Sheehan, my dad,” says change near South Bay.
Don Lopez, 58, surveying He is there by 5 o’clock
the photo. The lone living to get the select choice
member of the lineup, of flowers and plants to
Mrs. Lopez, now lives in a stock his two massive
nursing home in Florida. refrigeration units in the
Bernie Lopez died in basement of the Adams
May 2010 after spending Street building.
several happy retirement “It’s a funny business,
years in Florida with his because you never really
bride. Today, Don runs know what a given day
the operation alongside will be like,” muses
the fourth generation of Lopez. “Some days you’ll
Lopez men in the Boston come in and the phones
flower trade: his sons will be off the hook.”
Donnie, 26, and Mike, On days like that,
24, who came to work in Lopez leans on his key
the family business right employee for the last 37
out of high school. years, designer Steven
“I want these guys to Pizzarrella, an Adams
learn the business so I Corner native who him-
can sneak out of here a self started working in
little more,” says Don the shop as a teenager.
with a laugh. He himself Pizzarrella isn’t techni-
started working in the cally family, but he’s as
Adams Village shop as close as it gets. Along
a teenager in 1967. with Don’s two sons—
The florist business who also design bouquets
has changed signifi- and arrangements— the
cantly over the interven- four-man team keeps a
ing years: The internet regular two-truck de- This photograph of the opening of Lopez the Florist was taken 50 years ago today at 10 a.m.
and 800 numbers have livery service going on
much, either,” he says, some of the other small share the block, like the a great base and great
pruned down the walk-in normal days. In the high
adding that he misses businesses that used to hardware store. “It’s still place to do business.”
trade at small shops like season— Valentine’s
this one. Even holidays and Mother’s Day, for
like Easter aren’t what example— they contract
they once were, accord- out to as many as 10
ing to Lopez, who can other drivers.
remember that the store “We all do everything
would be swarming with here, from answering the
customers after Masses door to designing casket
let out at the local par- covers,” says Don.
ishes. His father would be
“It’s not like that any proud to see that the
more. People’s tastes small storefront he
have changed,” he said. passed along to his son
“When my father ran is destined for the hands
the place, there wasn’t a of the next generation
single inch of open shelf of Lopez boys. “He’d be
space in here. Nowadays, thrilled,” Don says of his
we don’t need all that dad. “He was such a great
inventory. People aren’t mentor and teacher to
looking for the silk flow- me. I never went to floral
ers anymore. It has hit all school. He just told me,
the mom and pop stores keep your eyes open and
that way. We’ve had watch what I do. That’s
to adjust and do more how he learned, too, from
online ourselves.” his father.
The Lopez store is “It’s still truly a per-
much bigger these days. sonal business. When
In 1967, five years after someone loses someone,
moving to Dorchester, that’s when you want to
Bernie had done well speak with a familiar
enough to buy the build- voice, someone you know
ing and expand its foot- and trust, not some 800
print to its current size. operator. That’s the part
What keeps Lopez of the florist business
strong these days, Don that will never change.
says, is a loyal customer That’s when the tradi-
base that keeps turning tion kicks in.”
to this family at the times Don thinks that, in
when they’re needed time, his sons will take
most. “The heart of our the family business to
business is weddings new heights. He has
and funerals. We have no immediate plans to
done weddings for three retire, but does look
generations for some forward to more spring
families,” Lopez says. days out on the golf
“And we’re well estab- course.
lished with corporate “This neighborhood
accounts, the police and has been great to us. It
fire. We give anyone who really hasn’t changed too
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When reminiscing about St. Patrick’s Day, one cannot but re-
flect upon “one of Boston’s great Irishmen,” Andrew Carney,
the founder and benefactor of Carney Hospital.
Steward Carney Hospital
Because this is your neighborhood,
your hospital, your health.
Good things are happening
at Carney Hospital
• Fast, friendly Emergency Room service
• New state-of-the-art Operating Rooms
• New dedicated Family Medicine Department
• Primary Care Physicians accepting new patients
For more information or to book an appointment call: 617-506-4400
March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 9
State renews quest for federal funds for Neponset Trail
A map published by the state’s Dept. of Conservation and Recreation shows
the proposed route of the Neponset Greenway extension through Milton and
and Shop, according to key segment of the trail – Morrissey Boulevard to
DCR. along Dorchester Bay. Tenean Beach – would as reasons for optimism. Dorchester, Mattapan, before the Committee
The planned expan- An announcement begin the following June. A DCR spokeswoman and Milton. on Transportation, the
sion includes two bridges on the grant funding The full project would be added that they had been Calling the missing state, which has already
in Mattapan, and the winners is expected in complete in fall 2014, asked to reapply. links a “big priority provided funding for the
completion of what’s June. If the Neponset under the current DCR It’s unclear if there is for me,” Forry said she Kennedy Greenway,
considered a missing Greenway trail is in- plan. any sort of back-up plan would work with fellow would send $20 million
link in a trail stretching cluded in the new outlay “We know we’re com- if the project again fails lawmakers and Gov. in additional money to
from South Boston to of funds, construction petitive, so we might to pick up the federal Deval Patrick, who lives the park over five years.
the Blue Hills. One could begin as early prevail,” said Valerie dollars. near the trail, to obtain “Some of the funding
bridge is a pedestrian as August, beginning Burns, head of the Boston “If we’re not successful the funding. “We’re going commitments do raise
passageway over the with a segment along Natural Areas Network, with this round, we’ve to fight for the rest of it.” questions of equity,”
Mattapan MBTA sta- the Neponset Valley an advocacy group that got to come up with the The chase for fed- Burns acknowledged,
tion, and the other span Parkway in Hyde Park. has been closely tracking Plan B and really begin eral funding along the before adding, “But I
the river between Boston Work on the second the project. to implement it,” Burns Neponset comes as a have to say I really am
and Milton.The project phase – a one-mile Burns pointed to less said. spotlight shines on an- encouraged that the
also includes fleshing stretch between Milton’s competition in this round That would likely mean other greenway in the Patrick administration
out the trail near the Central Avenue and Mat- of TIGER grant applica- a piecemeal approach, city: The 15-acre Rose seems committed to
rainbow gas tank owned tapan Square – would tions and to DCR joining breaking up funding for Kennedy Greenway in figuring out how to fund
by National Grid, allow- begin next March, while up with the state trans- the various segments the center of Boston this.”
ing for safer passage in a work on a third segment portation department that must be built out. that sprung up in the Material from State
Money for that work wake of the Big Dig. House News Service was
Star Five Oil quits Bowdoin-Geneva site would likely come from Under a bill that was up used in this report.
Star Five Oil, a requests for comment. did not identify herself state coffers, according to for a hearing this week
Dorchester company A woman who picked up said the company had state Rep. Linda Dorcena
frequently at odds the phone last week but merged with Empire Oil. Forry, who represents
with city officials and
dents, has apparently
left the neighborhood,
city officials say.
St. Patrick’s Day
The move came after
city officials issued an
abatement order in De-
cember to the company’s
owners, demanding they
remove trucks parked
illegally on the property,
including an oil truck
and an 18-wheeler. In
R & R Landscape Co.
February, an 18-wheeler Residential and Commercial
parked on the company’s
lot was ticketed and Serving the Greater Boston Area
The city’s Inspection Landscape Contractor
has clashed with Star Landscape Installations
Five Oil in court, and in
July 2009 a judge found Seasonal Maintenance Contracts
the company did not
have legal standing to Spring & Fall Cleanup
park its trucks in a lot
adjacent to its Bowdoin- Fully Insured
Geneva building. But
the company continued Tel.: 617-828-7404
to violate the law, city
officials said. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Star Five owners have
not returned multiple
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March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 11
Quips, barbs on St. Patricks’s breakfast menu
(Continued from page 1) Thomas Menino, Lt. jabbing. Gov. Deval probably prove to be Irish band, will provide Sat., March 24 at 11
down West Broadway, Gov. Timothy Murray, Patrick, who will be fodder among the elected on-scene music at the a.m. and also make the
and finishes up near the state Senate President returning on Sunday officials who will be breakfast. Comcast broadcast available on
Andrew Square station, Therese Murray, House from a vacation in the taking the microphone. SportsNet plans to re- its OnDemand section.
will follow the breakfast Speaker Robert DeLeo, US Virgin Islands and is The Wolfe Tones, an air the breakfast on
at around 12:30 p.m. and Joseph Kennedy skipping the breakfast,
NECN’s Jim Braude III, a Democrat who is will likely to be a target
will anchor coverage
running for US Rep. of quips, as will former
of the breakfast, with Barney Frank’s seat. Gov. Mitt Romney, who
political reporter Alison Walsh predicted that is struggling to lock up
King providing reports Kennedy, the son of the Republican nomina-
from the breakfast
floor. Among the ex-
Joseph Kennedy II, will
tion for president.
Lt. Gov. Murray’s Nov.
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Arts & Entertainment Coming Up at the Boston Public Library
690 Adams Street • 617- 436-6900
Mother Teresa St. Pat’s breakfast 690 Washington St. • 617-436-8214
1520 Dorchester Ave. • 617-436-2155
helps to fund Brett Food Pantry Lower Mills
27 Richmond Street • 617-298-7841
By chris harding pantry (which is open ning journalist. Red Sox Dorchester Hall of Fame Uphams Corner
spEcial to thE rEportEr every Thursday and Team Internist Dr. Larry are State Rep. Marty 500 Columbia Road • 617-265-0139
This coming Sunday, Saturday) continue to Ronan co-chairs the Walsh (D-Dorchester),
the local media will focus grow. Pantry staff say brunch fundraiser along former Suffolk County
57 Crawford St. • 617-427-3337
its attention on State that just a few years with the President and Sheriff Richard Rouse,
Senator Jack Hart’s ago they were serving Chief Executive Officer and event organizer Mattapan Branch
nationally televised, 25 families a month. of The New England Mary Joyce Morris, plus 1350 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan • 617-298-9218
barb-swapping St. Pat- Now they provide food Council, James Brett for two surprise honorees.
rick’s Day breakfast for about 350 families whose late mother the Previous inductees Homework Assistance Homework Assistance
at the Boston Conven- each month out of their pantry is named. into the Dot Hall of Fame Program (HAP). Trained mentors offer homework
tion Center. But on 450 registered families. The musical portion include Don Rodman, help in the Rey Children’s Room when Boston Public
Saturday, the holiday The principal speaker of the program will fea- Joanne Sullivan, Frank Schools are in full session. Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
itself, Dorchester insid- will be Leigh Montville, ture Lieutenant Pauline Cleary, Roger Croke, and Sundays 1-5pm. bpl.org/homework.
ers know to look closer former senior writer Wells of the Cambridge Elle McDermott, Dr. ADAMS STREET BRANCH
to home for an equally for Sports Illustrated Police Department. Last Ronan, Robert Quinn, Friday, March 16 9:30a.m. – Open Winter
meaningful late morning who spent 21 years as March the patriotic vo- Maureen Feeney, Rich- Playgroup. Make the library your playground this
Gaelic gala. a sports columnist for calist appeared at the ard Valentine, and Bill winter in our open playgroup, for children ages
March 17 is the date the Boston Globe. His Wilbur Theatre as the Walczak. 1 1/2 to 6. Toys, puppets, big books, board books,
for the sixth annual subject will be one he special guest of Ronan Those wishing to buy crafts, crayons, and more in our heated auditorium.
fundraising brunch for is well acquainted with: Tynan. Twice Lt. Wells tickets or simply to make Children must be accompanied by an adult.
the Mary Ann Brett Food the Splendid Splinter. has sung the national a donation should write 11 a.m. – Introduction to Email. Class for those
Pantry of Blessed Moth- Montville’s “Ted Wil- anthem at Fenway Park. checks payable to “Mary wanting to start with an email account.
er Teresa Parish. The liams: The Biography Her most recent perfor- Ann Brett Food Pantry Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. – Reading
$100 a plate, 125-seat of an American Hero,” mance in Dorchester was Blessed Mother Teresa Readiness – Spring Session. Story times designed
celebration (featuring about the Hall of Fame at the 3rd annual Irish Parish.” BMT is located to develop the building blocks for literacy. Includes
a traditional breakfast left fielder for the Red Heritage Festival, where at 800 Columbia Road, games, manipulatives, songs and activities for
catered by Gerard’s of Sox, won the Casey she was backed by Devri, Dorchester 02125. children ages 3 - 5. Children must be accompanied
Adams Corner) runs Award for best baseball a local Irish band with For ticket information by an adult.
from 10 a.m. to noon in book of 2004. whom she frequently call 617-436-2190 and CoDMAN SqUARE BRANCH
the lower church hall. Also from Red Sox collaborates. leave a message for the Friday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Story
Over the past five Nation will be the emcee The breakfast also pastor Fr. Jack Ahern, Time. Every story time has three stories on a theme
years, the charity event Dick Flavin, who is the affords the opportunity who in advance wishes and a craft. 4p.m. Knitting Club. Vashti Massaqoi
has raised more than Official Poet Laureate to pay tribute to Dot- contributors “Go raibh of IMYE programs will teach a knitting class for
$100,000 for the cause. of the team as well as born and/or Dot-raised míle maith agat!” (“Many school-aged children until the end of the school year.
But the demands on the a popular commentator luminaries. This year’s thanks!”) Tuesday, March 20, 11 a.m. – Preschool Story
and multi-Emmy win- inductees into the Time. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this
event has not been rescheduled or canceled.
Wednesday, March 21, 4 p.m. – Knitting Club.
Harvard Glee, Vashti Massaqoi of IMYE programs will teach a
knitting class for school-aged children until the end
All Saints of the school year.
Choir plan FIELDS CoRNER BRANCH
Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. – Play to Learn
joint concert Playgroup and Story Time. Free play time for parents
and toddlers starts at 11 am with a short story
March 27 and song session beginning at 11:30 am. This is a
collaboration between Countdown to Kindergarten,
What do Harvard Play to Learn playgroups, and the Fields Corner
Square and Dorchester’s branch.
Ashmont neighborhood Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. – Hatha Yoga.
have in common—be- Free Hatha Yoga class taught by integral yoga
sides being stops at instructor Alicia Zipp.
either end of the Red Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. – Preschool
Line? They are both Films and Fun. Preschool fun for kids ages 2 and up.
home to first-rate all- GRoVE HALL BRANCH
male choral ensembles: Friday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. – Preschool
the Harvard Glee Club Storybook Films. reschoolers are welcome to watch
and the Parish of All beloved classic stories spring to life on the big
Saints’ Choir of Men & screen with four short films. Meet in the children’s
Boys. activity room.
The musical directors Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m. – An Afternoon of
of the groups—Andrew Neil Simon. Play Around will be performing select
Sheranian (Ashmont) scenes from American playwright Neil Simon’s plays
and Andrew Clark (Har- “The Odd Couple” and “London Suite.”
vard)—have planned an Monday, March 19, 1:30 p.m. – ESL Conversation
evening of socializing Group. Improve your English language skills at the
and music-making for ESL Conversation Group.
March 27th, culminating Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. – Pierce
in a joint concert of the House Story Time and Craft for Preschoolers.
ensembles at 7p.m. at Registration required.
the Parish of All Saints, Exhibition – Water Color Paintings by Vanessa
209 Ashmont Street, Kelly-Loud. A native of Roxbury, Vanessa Kelly-
Dorchester. Loud brings to life through her work the rich cultural
The concert is free, and traditions of Black women. Through March 31.
will last about one hour. LoWER MILLS BRANCH
Mr. Sheranian especially Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. – Book Discus-
invites boys in the 3rd sion. The Year We Left Home: A Novel by Jean
through 6th grades who Thompson will be discussed.
are interested in singing Tuesday, March 20, 10:30a.m. – Preschool Circle
and their parents to Time. Come read stories, sing songs, and make crafts.
attend, and to speak with Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. – Laptop Basics.
him more about the choir Learn the basics of laptop use with one of the library’s
after the concert. Windows or Mac laptops. Please call or come in to
For more information sign up in advance.
about the respective MATTAPAN BRANCH
organizations, visit har- Friday, March 16 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Films.
vardgleeclub.org and Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. – Laptop
allsaints.net. Classes. Please call the Mattapan Branch Library
FoR THE lATEST for more detail at 617-298-9218.
UpDATES loG oN To Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. – Laptop
AND FolloW US oN UPHAMS CoRNER BRANCH
TWITTER Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. – Family Story
@DoTNEWS Time. Story time lasts about 20 to 30 minutes and
is followed by a craft and an open play time.
March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 13
News about people
in & around
Island College Hospital, munity educator and
Brooklyn, NY. He has public health practitioner
served as the Head of who is focused on reduc-
Clinic in the Refugee ing health disparities
Camp in Singapore and in Massachusetts. She
Indonesia, in addition has spearheaded many
to working at Giadinh projects to reduce health
Medical Training Center disparities and to in-
in Saigon, Vietnam. crease access to cultur-
Dr. Vu’s practice is ally competent health
Huy Linh Vu, M.D., located at 1100 Washing- care for the estimated
an internist and pediatri- ton Street, Dorchester. 80,000 Haitians living in
cian with strong ties to *** Massachusetts.
the local Vietnamese Dr. Michele David, She serves as Chair
community, has joined a Mattapan resident, of the Board for Youth
the medical staff at has joined the internal and Family Enrichment
Beth Israel Deaconess medicine department Services, Inc., a com-
Hospital-Milton (BID- of Harvard Vanguard munity agency focused The Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of
Milton), formerly Milton Medical Associates in on addressing health Girl Scouts, placed larger than life, green sashes on the statues at Boston’s
Hospital. Cambridge. The multi- disparities. Dr. David Women’s Memorial on Commonwealth Ave. on March 10. Pictured above are
“We are thrilled to specialty physician prac- also has received several members of the Roxbury Girl Scout Troop and Girl Scouts of Eastern Mas-
welcome Dr. Vu to the tice with offices across awards, including the sachusetts CEo Ruth Bramson. The sashes, made by Boston designer Denis
team,” said Joseph V. eastern Massachusetts 2010 William A. Hinton Hajjar, were placed on statues of Abigail Adams, presidential advisor, Lucy
Morrissey, President, is an affiliate of Atrius Award given to her by the Stone, women’s rights activist and Phillis Wheatley, poet – all of whom em-
Beth Israel Deaconess Health. Massachusetts Commis- bodied the leadership roles in their lives that the Girl Scouts strive to instill
Hospital-Milton. “He Prior to joining Har- sioner of Public Health in their members. The March 10 event kicks off year long festivities planned
brings a broad range of vard Vanguard, Dr. in recognition of her for the 100th year anniversary. To get involved and take part in this historial
David was the internal activism, commitment to year, visit hergirlscouts.org.
among the Vietnamese medicine department public health and tireless tive Community (EPIC) This year marks the Dorchester charter
community. We look medical director at Medi- work to educate others on for driving among the fourth time BCCS has school have consistently
forward to growing along- cal Legal Partnership in health inequities. highest student achieve- been selected as an EPIC achieved top academic
side a physician of his Boston. She also worked Dr. David is an avid ment gains of the 179 award-winning school in results. The school’s 2011
caliber.” at the National Center of quilter and advocates schools participating five years. MCAS results saw 100%
Dr. Vu completed his Excellence in Women’s art therapy as a form in the EPIC National “We are thrilled to be of tenth grade students
Doctorate of Medicine Health at Boston Uni- of physical and mental Charter School Consor- an EPIC award-winning scoring Advanced or
at Saigon University versity as director of rehabilitation. tium. School leaders and school for the fourth time!” Proficient in both English
of Medicine in Saigon, the Community Health *** teachers of BCCS will re- said Shannah Varón, Language Arts and Math.
Vietnam, before finish- Programs. Boston Collegiate ceive individual financial Executive Director, “It BCCS is also the only
ing his clinical at Long Dr. David is a com- Charter School (BCCS) rewards in exchange for is a true testament to the public, non-exam school
is one of only fourteen working with New Lead- enduring dedication of in the state in which 100
charter schools from ers for New Schools to our school leaders, teach- percent of students have
Bubbles’ Birthdays across the country to document and share the ers, students, families, passed the tenth grade
be honored by the New effective practices that and community.” Math MCAS for the past
And Special Occasions Leaders for New Schools led to students’ success. Students at the nine years.
By BarBara Mcdonough Effective Practice Incen-
“The Godfather” movie debuted on Mar. 15, 40
years ago. Julius Caesar was assassinated on Mar.
15, in 44 BC. Maine was admitted to the Union
after being part of Massachusetts, on Mar. 15, Peggy Walsh
1820. The US Military Academy was founded at
West Point, NY, on Mar. 16, 1802. Nat “King” Cole
Our Family Chain
was born in Montgomery, AL, on Mar. 17, 1919.
Evacuation Day (in 1776) is celebrated on Mar.
17. Mar. 17 is a national holiday in Ireland. The
New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with 200,000
In loving memory
St. Patrick’s Day
marchers, begins at 11 a.m. and takes six hours
to complete. Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th
president, was born in Caldwell, NJ, on Mar. 18,
175 years ago. Sunday is the 111th St. Patrick’s/
Evacuation Day Parade in Boston.
The Schick Company began marketing the
electric razor on Mar 18, 1931.The Isabella Stewart
Gardner in Boston was broken into early in the
morning on Mar. 18, 1990. The thieves stole 13
pieces of art, worth $500 million. First Parish
Church will celebrate its birthday on Mar. 19
(1630). William Bradford, who became the governor August 26 1969
of the Plimouth Colony, was born in England in -March 19 2012
Mar. 19,1589. Mar. 19 is the feast day of St. Joseph,
the patron saint of fathers. Swallows traditionally We little knew that morning
return to San Juan Capistrano on Mar. 19 each That God would call your name.
year. WCVB-TV began telecasting on Mar. 19,
In life we loved you dearly;
1972, 40 years ago! Gen. Douglas McArthur made
his “I shall return….” speech on Mar. 20, 1942. The In death we do the same.
John & Mary sailed from Plymouth, England, with It broke our hearts to lose you,
140 settlers, on Mar. 20, 1630. Spring begins on
Tues., Mar. 20, at 1:14 a.m., EDT. Pocahontas died but you did not go alone,
from Smallpox at about age 22 on Mar. 21, 1617. For part of us went with you
Celebrities having birthdays are: Danny Ainge,
The day God called you home.
53 on Mar. 17; Patrick “Dallas” Duffy, 63 on Mar.
17; Rob Lowe, 48 on Mar. 17; Queen Latifah, 42 on You left us beautiful memories
Mar. 18; Glenn Close, 65 on Mar. 19; Bruce Willis, Your love is still our guide,
57 on Mar. 19; Holly Hunter, 54 on Mar. 20; Hal
Linden, 81 on Mar. 20; Bruins great Bobby Orr, And though we cannot see you,
64 on Mar. 20; Matthew Broderick, 50 on Mar. 21; You are always by our side.
and Rosie O’Donnell, 50 on Mar. 21. Our family chain in broken
Those celebrating their birthdays are Kay
Quigley, WROL’s Matt O’Donnell, Christine Parent And nothing seems the same,
(Paul’s wife), Pat MacNaught, Katie Flynn, Buddy But as God calls us one by one,
Murphy, Mary Ellen Tevnan, Isabella Delano,
Terry (Bielecki) Owens, Adgie Hurley, Sharon The chain will link again.
O’Neil, and Joe Harty.
Also observing their birthdays are Lucy Hebard,
photographer Eileen O’Connor, Dan Harden,
Janusz Bartkiewicz, Melissa Mills, and twins
Joyce and Emily Meehan. Special good wishes are
sent to Mary Walsh, Marty’s Mom, on her special
birthday this week. William and Bridget Leahy
Marsha, Scott Jr.
Cole, Danielle & Jared
are celebrating their anniversary this week.
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Evacuation Day: March 17, 1776:
Governor, Washington’s gamble turned the tide
legislators: Put our By pEtEr F. stEvEns
Greenway on your rEportEr staFF
On the night of March 4, 1776, the Patriot officers
gave the order to 2,000 or so men: no one was to speak
must-do list above a whisper. As American batteries opened up
on British positions in and around Boston to cloak
The Patrick administration and its legislative allies the long file of Continental troops in “blue and buff”
on Beacon Hill are once again pinning the future of greatcoats or other hues, who lugged timber and
the long-delayed Neponset Greenway expansion on cannons as silently as possible through the darkened
winning a federal grant worth almost $12 million. streets of Roxbury and into Dorchester.
The state’s application for the federal grant is a Wincing from the blustery blasts off the Atlantic
good one and we hope it is successful. But, it was and from the heft of their ordnance, they pushed
a good application last year, too, and the Obama ever closer to their objective: Dorchester Heights.
administration did not fund it then. US Transporta- If spotted by the redcoat batteries, disaster loomed;
tion chief Ray LaHood bypassed the Greenway in if the procession reached the hills, the British regi-
allotting tax dollars to dozens of other transportation ments in Boston below and the British warships in
projects across the country -- including several in the the harbor and the Charles River would lay wide
president’s home state of Illinois. open to lethal blasts of Colonial artillery from the
So it comes as a shock to learn that our governor Heights. George Washington, the American com-
and our lawmakers have no Plan B to deal with mander, was rolling the dice in Dorchester.
the fallout from a second turndown. Why is there Washington had the wherewithal to destroy
no other plan in place to fund the Greenway’s Boston if necessary, “notwithstanding the property
construction, which could start as soon as this June and friends within it.” Since his arrival in Cambridge
if money is secured? Where is the sense of urgency in late June 1775, the Virginian had been grimly
on the part of our elected leaders to follow through determined to drive Sir William Howe’s redcoat
on their commitment, particularly to the people of regiments, over 9,000 strong, from the region and
Mattapan, who continue to be walled off from the break the stalemate. With the eye of the surveyor and
natural resources of the Neponset? Is there no one soldier, Washington soon grasped that emplacing
at the State House who cares enough about this batteries atop Dorchester Heights could put the Dorchester Heights Bill Coughlin photo
project – and the people in this community who’d British at his mercy. The problem he faced in doing
benefit from it – to take the lead here? so was twofold: where to come up with the heavy
2,000 bandages “prepared to dress the wounded.”
You would think that our governor, the man who cannons necessary to pour metal upon the redocats,
Many residents of Dorchester hauled timber
will criss-cross the country over the next few months and how to take the heights before the British could
toward the Heights on that icy, blustery night,
preaching the virtues of the Obama government, respond with sea and land bombardments of exposed
chief among them “Mr. Boies.” The History of
would be that up-front person, given his personal American troops approaching the hills or seize the
Dorchester records: “The late Mr. William Sumner,
ties to the president and the fact that this project is, Heights before Washington.
of Dorchester, so well remembered by many of those
literally, right in his backyard. Yes, it would take a On January 24, Henry Knox, a bold, portly
now living [in the 1850s], drove one team. He carried
hard ask from governor to president to wrest those bookseller and former Bostonian, solved the first
five loads before daylight, and remembered it with
millions from LaHood’s grasp, but surely he is up problem. Having seized Fort Ticonderoga, in upstate
great satisfaction to his last days.”
to that. Yet on that same basis, he evidently didn’t New York, he and his men dragged the garrison’s
With each step along the frozen track to the
make a push last year. Why? ponderous cannons through dense snow and icy
Heights, the men’s collective tension swelled: “No
The essence of political support implies a two-way gusts all the way to Cambridge. Now, Washington
man was allowed to speak above a whisper, and
process. Voters in Mattapan give to Deval Patrick turned his attention in earnest to Dorchester
thus the work went on silently, and unknown to
(92 percent) and Barack Obama (95 percent). Should Heights.
the enemy, whose attention was in the mean time
not these same voters expect due consideration given The American commander’s counterpart, Howe,
attracted elsewhere by a constant cannonading kept
to federal help for a project involving a precious also had his sights on Dorchester Neck and the
up from the American camp at Cambridge and in
natural resource that will breathe new life into their Heights. As The History of Dorchester notes, “For
neighborhood? a long time, the English officers had their attention
The troops went right to work on the hills’ summits,
In the months since the last TIGER grant proposal fixed on what they denominated, on their plan, the
erecting gun emplacements and bastions with a
fell through, legislators have done nothing to advance twin hills, with the intention of fortifying them; but
“bird’s-eye” and deadly view of Boston and the water
an alternative funding source in the state budget, while they were awaiting reinforcements enough to
below. Once the Patriots had secured the position,
leaving everything to chance on this next round of hazard it, the good judgment of General Washington
they dug in mortars and large-bore cannons.
competitive grants from LaHood’s purse. prompted him to secure the hills, and he improved
Howe, stunned to wake up on March 5 and find the
Contrast that inaction about a Mattapan initiative the opportunity.”
Patriots on the high ground of the Heights, wrote
with the efforts of lawmakers from another part of In early March, Washington and his staff rode
to Lord Dartmouth: “It [the capture of the Heights]
Boston – the North End – who never stop advancing out to Dorchester, and reined in at the farm of
must have been the employment of twelve thousand
their own legislation to get state funds for another Captain John Homans, who lived in “the upper end
men.” Reportedly, the British general added: “The
Greenway, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which of town.” Because the “ground [was] so much frozen
rebels have done more in one night than my whole
in its short life has been lavished with millions in that earth could not be used, even had there been
army would have done in a month.”
state and federal dollars. But it’s not enough, the time for it,” for any potential forts, embrasures,
As the Americans solidified their Dorchester
North End delegation says as it members press for and gun emplacements on the Heights, the Patriot
perch, their labors did not come without a price.
an additional $20 million over the next five years commanders were combing the region for “fascines,”
A group of soldiers who “were so imprudent as to
for the downtown Greenway. Successful or not in bundles of wood used to erect defenses. Homans’s
build a fire for their comfort” gave British gunners
the new bidding, give them credit for giving it their acreage was full of white birch. Washington ordered
a vivid target. The redcoat cannons erupted in “a
best shot. They know that by asking for anything, a lieutenant and thirty men to cut down the birches
severe fire upon them” from a battery at the corner
they’re likely to get something. and make the fascines. Then he sent out dispatches
of latter-day Washington and Dover Streets. Four
It has become all too clear that the completion of summoning “the citizens of this and the neighboring
Patriot soldiers and a surgeon named Dole died in
the Neponset Greenway is everyone’s second or third towns…to cart them [the fascines] on the night of
the hail of shot.
priority, if that. It’s time for the men and women who the 4th, to the Heights.”
On March 10, Abigail Adams wrote: “Sunday
represent us at the State House – from Governor The ground upon which Washington intended to
evening…A most terrible and incessant cannonade
Patrick on down – to take ownership of this special gamble his force was inhabited by “nine dwelling
[against the Heights] from half after eight till six this
project, make the hard asks to get it funded, and houses on the Neck, now South Boston.” Proof of the
morning. I hear we lost four men killed and some
then get it done. importance that the British attached to the Heights
wounded in attempting to take the hill nearest the
No more excuses. was Howe’s map that detailed each home’s location,
town, called Nook’s Hill.”
– Bill Forry as well as “the road and principal trees.”
The Americans’ fortification of the Heights placed
The war was literally about to arrive at the front
the redcoats in peril - and Howe knew it from the
doors of those nine Dorchester households, those of
moment he first spied the “breastwork this morning
“Mrs. Foster, Mr. Bird, Mr. Deluce, Mr. Williams, Mr.
[March 5th] …on Dorchester peninsula, which from
“The News & Values Around the Neighborhood” Farrington, Mr. Harrington, John Wiswall, Deacon
its proximity had an entire command of Boston Neck
A publication of Boston Neighborhood News Inc. Blake, and Oliver Wiswall.” Since Mrs. Foster’s home
and the south end of the town - a work which the
150 Mt. Vernon St., Suite 120, Dorchester, MA 02125 “was one of the best in the neighborhood…it was
king’s troops had most fearfully dreaded.”
Worldwide at dotnews.com difficult to convince the continentallers [sic.] that it
Outmaneuvered by Washington and his “ragtag
Mary Casey Forry, Publisher (1983-2004) did not belong to a tory, as some of the rooms were
band” of Patriots, Howe had no choice but to abandon
Edward W. Forry, Associate Publisher even papered, which was considered very luxurious
Boston. His nearly 10,000 redcoats boarded the 125
William P. Forry, Managing Editor in those days. This house was the most westerly,
Thomas F. Mulvoy, Jr., Associate Editor transports and warships in Boston Harbor, with
and Dea. Blake’s the most easterly, of any on the
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor Washington’s guarantee that the British could leave
peninsula, and these were both burnt by the British,
Barbara Langis, Production Manager unmolested if they did not burn Boston. When the
who now had possession of Boston.”On the night of
Jack Conboy, Advertising Manager victorious Americans entered Boston on March 17,
News Room Phone: 617-436-1222, ext. 17 March 4, as American cannons opened up on British
the town had not been torched, but the redcoats
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had vandalized churches, homes, warehouses, and
The Reporter is not liable for errors appearing in the Patriots’ move against the Heights, teams of
advertisements beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. some 300 wagons and carts piled high with fascines
The day of Boston’s liberation would become
The right is reserved by The Reporter to edit, reject, creaked toward the slopes. So, too, did approximately
Evacuation Day – a date that would never have been
or cut any copy without notice. 2,000 of Washington’s troops, cannons in tow, the
possible unless the Patriots had taken and fortified
Member: Dorchester Board of Trade, Mattapan Board of Trade entire procession snaking forward with as much
Next Issue: Thursday, March 22, 2012 Dorchester Heights.
silence as possible. Washington, anticipating that
Peter F. Stevens is a historian and author, whose
Next week’s Deadline: Monday, March 19 at 4 p.m. once his men climbed onto the Heights, the British
Published weekly on Thursday mornings books include “The Voyage of the Catalpa” and
would mount a bombardment and assault, had
All contents © Copyright 2012 Boston Neighborhood News, Inc. “Hidden History of the Boston Irish.”
ordered the men moving through Dorchester to pack
March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 15
Occupy Boston protests MBTA fare, service plans
As the MBTA eyes a tion Building for a rally system” and press for a waiting for the MBTA to is well beyond reach,” the The T’s budget problems
path forward on fare timed to precede state “comprehensive state- agree on a final proposal Patrick administration next year are smaller
hikes and service reduc- transportation board wide plan for affordable before unveiling their officials wrote. than those facing the
tions, members of the meetings. and sustainable trans- intentions. Davey and Davis said Massachusetts Depart-
Occupy Boston move- According to Occupy portation that works for In a letter to T custom- they’d pursue one-time ment of Transportation,
ment planned to join Boston, protesters will the 99 percent.” ers on Tuesday, state revenues to stave off which Davey oversees.
advocates for seniors demand “no service cuts, Legislative leaders are Transportation Secre- some service cuts for one Patrick administra-
and low-income citizens no fare hikes, no layoffs, mulling plans to mitigate tary Richard Davey and year, but said the final tion officials this week
yesterday afternoon no privatization of our the impact of fare hikes MBTA Acting General plan will include fare acknowledged a $285
outside the Transporta- treasured public transit and service cuts but are Manager Jonathan Davis hikes and service cuts. million gap between
said the T would lay out “Unfortunately, without department revenues
City golf courses to open on March 17 its final recommenda-
tions to close its $160
a new dedicated revenue
source, we know we will
and expenses next year
and said they plan to
Boston’s pair of munici- Devine course has been includes 5,961 yards, is million fiscal 2013 budget be back in this very place borrow money to close
pal golf courses, includ- partially open, with the considered the second gap before a scheduled next year,” the officials that projected deficit.
ing the William Devine clubhouse available for oldest golf course in April 4 board meeting. wrote. “Many legislators – STATE HOUSE
course at Franklin Park, use. The city renovated the nation. In the 2011 “The system we have attended our public hear- NEWS SERVICE
will fully open on Satur- the course’s fairway, season, 32,000 rounds of today we cannot afford ings, acknowledging the
day, March 17, from dawn the 16th hole, and new golf were played. More in- and the system we want need for a new solution.”
to dusk. The other course tees at the 4th, 7th and formation is available at
is the George Wright, 15th holes, according to http://www.cityofboston.
located in Hyde Park. the Menino administra- gov/golf/WJDGC/.
The recently–renovated tion. The course, which
Paid for and Authorized by the Committee to Elect Linda Dorcena Forry • Vianka Perez-Belyea, Treasurer
St. Patrick’s Day
Rep. Marty Walsh
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Reporter’s Neighborhood Notables
civic associations • clubs • arts & entertainment • churches • upcoming events
polIcE DISTRIcT c-11 NEWS
The Police/Community meeting is usually the
second Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m., at a place
TBA. Call the Community Service officers at 617-
343-4524. The Detective Unit will be checking all
premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to make
sure they check the I Ds of persons attempting to
purchase alcohol and to prevent the sale of persons
under the age of 21. Non-emergency line for seniors:
polIcE DISTRIcT B-3 NEWS
For info, call B-3’s Community Service Office at
Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at
the Plasterers’ Hall, 7 Fredericka St., at 7 p.m.
ASHmoNT HIll ASSN.
Meetings are generally held the last Thursday
of the month). For info, see ashmonthill.org or call
Message Line: 617-822-8178. Ashmont Hill Yard
Sale, Sat., May 19.
cEDAR GRovE cIvIc ASSN.
The monthly meeting, usually the second Tues. of
each month, 7 p.m., in Fr. Lane Hall at St. Brendan’s
Church. The next meeting will be Apr. 10. Info:
cedargrovecivic.org or 617-825-1402.
clAm poINT cIvIc ASSN.
The meetings are usually held on the second The University of Massachusetts Boston, in partnership with Boston’s Bridge to Excellence Mentoring
Monday of each month (unless it’s a holiday) at the Program and the BCYF Cleveland Community Center, launched a new youth-driven billboard campaign
Boynton/Bay Cove Building on Victory Rd., at 6:30 last week promoting mentoring throughout Boston’s neighborhoods. The unveiling event was held on
p.m. The upcoming dates are: Apr. 9, May 14, and March 7 at the corner of Geneva Avenue and Bowdoin Street. Middle school students who participate
June 11. Info: clampoint.org. in the Boston’s Bridge to Excellence mentoring program at the Cleveland Community Center created
colUmBIA-SAvIN HIll cIvIc ASSN. posters depicting their dream jobs, which UMass Boston’s community relations and graphic design
teams combined into a billboard design. Clear Channel donated ten billboards across the city to show-
Meetings the first Mon. of each month, 7 p.m., case the work. Pictured above, (back row, left to right) Michael Triant, administrative coordinator at
at the Little House, 275 East Cottage St. For info: the Cleveland Community Center, UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Daphne Griffin, chief of
columbiasavinhillcivic.org. Human Services for the city of Boston, and Dejon Rice, president of Boston’s Bridge to Excellence, Inc.
cUmmINS vAllEy ASSN.
Cummins Valley Assn, meeting at the Mattahunt FREEpoRT-ADAmS ASSN. GRoom/HUmpHREyS NEIGHBoRHooD
Community Center, 100 Hebron St., Mattapan, on The next meeting will be held on Wed., Apr.11, the ASSN.
Mondays 6:30 p.m., for those living on and near second Wed. of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the Fields The GHNA meets on the third Wed. of each month,
Cummins Highway. For info on dates, call 617-791- Corner CDC office (the old Dist. 11 police station), 1 7 p.m., in the Kroc Salvation Army Community
7359 or 617-202-1021. Arcadia St. Rep. Mary Walsh will speak. There will Center, 650 Dudley St., Dor., 02125. For info, call
EASTmAN-ElDER ASSN. also be a representative from MA DOT, speaking 857-891-1072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The association meets the third Thurs. of each on the replacement of the Clayton St. Bridge. Barry HANcocK ST. cIvIc ASSN.
month, 7 p.m., at the Uphams Corner Health Center, Mullen will talk about the Fields Corner E-Mail The next meetings are Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May
across from the fire station. Public Safety Alert. All are welcome. 17, June 21, and July 19, in the Bird St. Com-
munity Center, (second
floor), 500 Columbia
Rd., from 6:30 to 8
p.m. the speakers for
Mar, 15 Carolina Davila
from Boston Partners in
Education and Carlos
Diaz Livingston, a B.
Obama organizer. (The
assn does not endorse
any political candidate.)
The monthly meet-
ings are held the third
Tuesday of the month
(Mar. 20) in St. Grego-
ry’s Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Plans for the building
at 67 Richmond St. will
be discussed. Counc.
Pres. Steve Murphy will
be the guest speaker.
THE MWRA and an
will update the work
on the MWRA’s Water
Pipe Project. Please
bring bottles and cans
to the meeting.) Now
is the time to become
a member, send a $7
check to DLMCA, 15
Becket St., Dor., 02124-
4803. Please include
name, address, phone,
and e-mail address.
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View From PoPe’s Hill
Hubby and I are all daughter Sue ordered us head. Only in the wintry person, I think that she
ready for March 17. the CD of Mitch Miller’s weather did he wear a is an amazing performer.
Hubby took his two green Irish Sing-a-Longs so hat. The incision bled the She is a wonderful athlete
shirts from the closet in we’ll have some great first night and stained his and a magnificent musi-
Paul’s old room. I went up music in the kitchen on “May you always have … pillow case and pillow. cian, playing beautifully
in the attic and brought
down two green blouses,
*** A sunbeam to warm you, For the rest of the week,
I knew how to replace his
while she is moving all
over the stage. Everyone
a Kelly green sweater,
and a green jacket. Hubby
Thanks to an ad in this
paper, Hubby spotted
Good luck to charm you, bandages (covering a dab
of Vaseline) each evening
loves Chloe, who sings
so sweetly. Her “Ave
put green window-cling
shamrocks on the front
that there would be a
St. Patrick’s Day Senior
And a sheltering angel after I washed the incision
with peroxide before he
Maria” was just perfect.
Lisa Lambe, with the
door, all around our big
Luncheon at Florian Hall
on March 2. Sen. Jack
So nothing can harm you, went to bed. The eight
stitches came out a week
gorgeous red hair, has a
magnificent voice, too, and
Daughter Sue took out Hart, Reps. Linda Forry, Laughter to cheer you, later and the incision the new performer Susan
her shamrock socks. She Carlos Henriquez, and looks great. was terrific. They sang
had already taken out Marty Walsh, and City Faithful friends near you, *** “The Water Is Wide” and
her green velour hoodie-
cardigan that I gave her a
Councilor Frank Baker
sponsored the event. (We And whenever you pray, On Friday evening,
March 9, Hubby, pal
“Bridge Over Troubled
Waters,” The gals even did
few years ago. I had also
bought daughter Jeanne
were sorry that Rep.
Carlos was ill and unable Heaven to hear you.” Eileen, and I had the
thrill of a lifetime. We
“A Tribute to Broadway.”
They ended with one of my
the same Kelly green
cardigan. This year, son
to attend that day.) When
pal Eileen Burke and I en-
An Irish Wish had tickets for the Celtic
Women concert. We
favorite songs, “The Part-
ing Glass.” Paul Sullivan,
Paul asked if we could tered the hall, our friend parked in Southie and on WROL radio, plays the
find him a t-shirt with Eileen Collins beckoned grabbed a cab to take us best version of that song
an Irish flag on the front us to sit at her table. The tores) gave out the bags and Mary Reilly came to the front door of the each Saturday when he
that was not too gaudy. waitresses at Florian quickly. Inside we found in together. I didn’t see Wang Center. The outer signs off his program after
He found the perfect shirt were wonderful, as usual, a generous sandwich on a my buddy Ginny Aveni area was mobbed. Crowds being on the air from 10
himself on line. Speaking bringing us coffee and small sub roll. There was until I heard that she were going by us, heading a.m. to 1 p.m. (It is also
of Irish, I am delighted tea on that cold day. also a little container of won one of the many to three more theaters. sung at the end of one of
that Ch. 533, the Sounds The music by Curragh’s very tasty potato salad. prizes, a large Irish flag. It was so exciting. We my favorite Irish movies,
of the Season Channel on Fancy (Bob Fowkes and Also in the bag was a Quite a few seniors came arrived at the Wang when “Waking Ned Devine.” At
Boston’s Comcast Cable, Brendan Gavaghan) put raisin cookie. A bottle of from Keystone: along the ticket collectors had the end of the show, Chloe
is now playing Irish mu- us in a festive Irish mood. cold water was already with Eileen Collins, we just opened the doors. We told the audience that the
sic. (Hubby already taped I loved seeing Peg Canty placed at every chair. I saw Cathy Coyne, Peg filed inside where we had cast loves to perform in
that channel for eight and Sarah Doherty out saw three huge cakes, McDonough (no relation), to wait in the magnificent Boston. She said, “This is
hours on Sunday night.) on the dance floor. They which the waitresses cut Dot Coulombre, Marie lobby for the inner doors the first time that we have
I think the music will were terrific. and then passed out the Schallmo, Terry Ryan, to open. We loved looking ever received a standing
continue after March 17 We could see the bagged slices to the seniors. The Marilyn Ferrara, Mary around at the beautiful ovation in the middle of a
until the end of the month. lunches piled up at the gals thought that the O’Toole, and pal Evie walls and ceiling. The only show.” By the way, my pal
I figure that there are not bar’s counter. The wait- scrumptious cakes were Dunne. I loved seeing term I could think of to Eileen was ready to take
many Easter Songs for resses and the aides of made by one of the local Caroline Innello at the describe the lobby’s décor the show’s two drummers
that channel; just “Easter the politicians (Karen food stores. luncheon. Phyllis Hart- was “opulent.” Finally home with her. I must
Parade” and “Here Comes Crowley, Carol Houtal- There were lots of ford was there, as were the inner doors opened admit I agreed with her.
Peter Cottontail” come to ing, Amanda Curley, friends at this St. Pat- Mary Sullivan, Theresa and we found our seats They were amazing, and
mind. Easter is on April Katie Hurley, Allyson rick’s luncheon. Rita Gil- Hunt, Mary Burke, and easily. The row’s letter such a big part of the
8 this year. By the way, Quinn, and Krista Zala- lespie, Gemma Mariano, Mary Maneikis, My long- was painted on the aisle musical accompaniment.
time friend Claire Perry side of the first seat in big So was the bagpiper. (How
was at the luncheon. So letters so we found Row U I love bagpipe music.) All
were Peg Canty, Carol quite easily. As the people the musicians at the show
Coakley, Sarah Doherty, came in to sit down, most were terrific!
and pal Carol Murphy. had definitely Irish faces. On the way out of the
Thelma Burns came over Then it came to 8 p.m. theater, we had an extra
to see Eileen Collins and and the crowd hushed. thrill. The bagpiper was
also greeted me. Dolly Out came the four main standing at the top of
Farquharson joined the cast members, the young- the gorgeous staircase at
group. I just happened est, Chloe Agnew, Lisa the Wang, playing for us.
to spot Marian Haddad, Lambe with the long red People stopped to listen
whom I have known for curls, and the blonde to him instead of leaving
such a long time. She fiddler Mairead Nesbitt. for home. That was so
brought her pal Sister Eileen and I looked at unexpected. When we
Joyce over to see me. I the fourth gal and said in finally got outside the
kidded Sister about her a whisper to each other, theater, Hubby hailed a
Irish heritage. She is “Did Lisa Kelly dye her cab, which took us back to
always fun to see. I thank hair blonde?” We knew our car in Southie. What
Sen. Jack, Rep. Linda, in two minutes it wasn’t a wonderful evening. I
Rep. Carlos, Rep. Marty, Lisa. We later found out can hardly wait to see the
and Councillor Frank for that Lisa is pregnant Celtic Woman Show on TV
the Senior St, Patrick’s and did not come on the to relive this wonderful
Luncheon. It was lots of US tour. I really was night.
fun. It was great seeing disappointed because ***
so many friends on such I love Lisa’s voice. She Daughter Sue sent me
a pleasant occasion. sings in my voice range an article on Oreo Cookies.
*** so I can sing-a-long with The delicious cookie was
I had only one problem her at home. (She, Chloe, 100 years old on March 6.
with the senior luncheon. and Mairead are the only No one is really sure why
Hubby was unable to three left of the original the cookie is called Oreo.
attend because he had five cast members.) Lisa’s The latest ones look very
an appointment with Dr. replacement was Susan much like the ones from
Werth to have a squamous McFadden, who had a 1912, with just a slight
removed from the back of lovely voice and sang as if difference in the design
his head. For 39 years, she had been performing on the chocolate discs.
Hubby was out in the in the show for 10 years. Thank goodness I didn’t
sun with the school buses I was never really de- run across the fudge-
for at least two hours a lighted with the fiddler covered Oreos in 1977. I do
day. He never realized Mairead on the TV show, remember the Halloween
he should cover his bald but after seeing her in Oreos, with orange cream
in the middle, in 1991, and
the Christmas Oreos in
1995, with red or green
cream. I think that the
best way to eat an Oreo is
to open the cookie up and
eat the cream first.
Large Format Printing ***
Billboards • Banners I hope that you all enjoy
the St. Patrick’s Day’s
1022 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester festivities. “La Fheile
617-282-2100 Padraig brea dhibh go
leir.” Have a great St.
carrolladvertising.com Pat’s, everyone!
March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 19
Community Health News
Assessing the benefits of a really good sleep
By suzannE rocklin and conditions such as get 7 or more hours of environment, or a life health history, physical use.
Mattapan coMMunity diabetes, cardiovascular sleep per night. Of these, change such as change exam, and laboratory • Although exercise
hEalth cEntEr disease, obesity, and 10 percent report chronic in work schedule. Even tests. Sometimes special can help with sleep,
Nobody knows ex- depression. insomnia. Americans an inactive lifestyle can tests may be ordered if avoid stimulating ex-
actly why we sleep. The National Sleep are operating on a sleep cause insomnia. a breathing disorder or ercise just before sleep.
The mechanisms of how Foundation recom- deficit that has implica- Insomnia becomes sleep apnea is suspected. • Avoid large meals
sleep works and how it mends that adults sleep tions for work, study, chronic when it lasts a Different sleep prob- just before sleep.
rejuvenates the body 7-9 hours a night in order and their overall health. month or more. At this lems are often treated • Avoid caffeine and
and mind are still mys- to maintain good health. Safety is also impacted point, the possible causes differently but com- alcohol before sleep.
terious, but the simplest Newborns, by contrast, by a lack of sleep. It is can multiply: chronic mon recommendations • Avoid naps during
answer to why is that need 16-18 hours of sleep recognized as a cause pain, overactive thyroid, abound, include a change the day that are over 20
adequate rest by sleep a day, and older children for motor vehicle and breathing problems, in lifestyle and good minutes in length
is necessary for healthy and adolescents up to 9 machinery-related ac- depression, menopause, sleep hygiene. Following If you are having dif-
functioning: it not only hours. cidents, causing injury, restless leg syndrome, are some tips from the ficulty sleeping, call
increases energy for Over the past 20 years, long-term disability, and sleep apnea, the side CDC: Mattapan Community
when a person is awake a decline in sleep dura- death. effects of medications. In • Go to bed at the same Health Center at 617-
but it also helps a person tion for adults has taken What is insomnia? addition, commonly used time each night and get 296-0061 and make
to live longer with less hold. Changing lifestyle Insomnia is trouble substances like alcohol, up at the same time each an appointment with
disease. habits contribute to this falling asleep or stay- nicotine, or caffeine can morning, even on the one of our providers.
Sleep is now recog- effect as have longer ing asleep, leading to contribute to sustaining weekend. Information on the fol-
nized as an essential work days and late too little sleep or poor- insomnia. • Try to sleep in a lowing websites can
part of health promotion nights on the computer. quality sleep. The most If you think that you quiet, dark, relaxing be helpful: CDC.gov/
and chronic disease According to a report common cause is stress. are getting enough rest environment sleep; MedicineNet.com;
management. Not get- in 2011 from the Centers But other things can lead at night and are still • When going go bed, NSF@sleepfoundation.
ting enough sleep is for Disease Control and to insomnia: physical tired, see your health use it for sleep, not for org; Kidshealth.org.
associated with a num- Prevention (CDC), only discomfort, travel, an care provider. Usu- cell phone calls, TV-
ber of chronic diseases 40 percent of Americans uncomfortable sleep ally the visit includes a watching, or computer
Dot House finds new dental chief close to home
(Continued from page 1) Nguyen is able to pursue up here. It’s the great Part of the way she besides mentoring aspir- time and right place,”
somehow he helped me her passion, which is American story.” hopes to bring in more ing dentists and treating she said. “I’m just a very
to communicate and to passing on the knowl- As part of her job, providers is to make a children in schools, her lucky girl.”
learn dentistry,” said edge she was fortunate Nguyen spends Tuesdays positive enough impact children are her hobby. Abrams says that it’s
Nguyen. enough to acquire as both in Boston Public Schools, on their Boston Uni- “There’s a lot that I the Dorchester House
Even while attend- a patient and employee providing dental care. versity student dentists would like to do, but I and its patients who are
ing Regis College and of Dorchester House: the Whether the children are — who participate in don’t have enough time,” lucky: “Personally, she’s
pursuing a degree in importance of preventa- insured or uninsured, 10-week programs at she said with a laugh. delightful. Everyone
biochemistry, Nguyen tive dental care. she is able to provide Dorchester Huse — that Nguyen stressed that likes working with her
would return to Dorches- “Where I came from, care with them including they will want to come it was only with the help and to mix this wonder-
ter House whenever she dental health wasn’t exams, cleaning, and back as she did, to work of all the people she has ful personality with an
had time off to work. part of medical health. oral hygiene education. in a community health met at Dorchester House emerging leadership
She graduated from Treating this population This program is called center. that she was able to be style, it’s been so exciting
Tufts University School has had a great impact Commonwealth Mobile The mother of three so successful. for us to see.”
of Dentistry and received on me and I try to get Oral Health Services young children said that “I arrived at the right
a fellowship from Lu- my message across one (CMOHS).
theran Medical Center person at a time,” said The newly minted
for an Advanced Educa- Nguyen. director also has many
tion General Dentistry Joel Abrams, the plans for the dental de-
(AEGD) residency at president and CEO of the partment at Dorchester
Dorchester House. After Dorchester House, says House. She would like
she finished her fel- that choosing Nguyen to to see the dental depart-
lowship, she became a lead the dental practice ment expand in order to
full-time provider at the was satisfying in more accommodate the large
center in 2002. ways than one. number of patients.
Nguyen left briefly “It’s always to look Currently, there is a
to work in a private within for talent, but need for more providers
practice, but said it this goes well beyond to meet that increas-
wasn’t a good fit for he. looking within,” says ing number of patients.
She couldn’t stay away Abrams. “She was actu- Nguyen said the depart-
from Dorchester House ally a patient of ours just ment’s weakness, but it
for long. coming in as a youngster is her “hope and goal” to
In her current role, and essentially growing see that change.
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Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
All-Star Basketball son DePina (5), Jordan
Program Williams (4), Alberto
Our four All-Star Bas- Monteiro (2), Evandro
ketball teams competing Teixeira (2), Anthony
in the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. DoSouto, and Rafael
Basketball league are Garcia. Looking forward,
nearing the end of regular the Athletic program will
season play and hoping host registration on 3/17
for an invitation to their from 10:00-3:00 p.m. for
respective post-season the 10-team Intermedi-
tournament. Our Boys ate/Senior Basketball
12 & under team won League (ages 13-18) and
their most recent home the Co-ed Intramural
game by a score of 41-39 Indoor Soccer program
over the South Boston which will include a
Boys and Girls Club. 4-team league, Clinic
Leading the team were (ages 6 & 7) and All-Star
De’Andre Dew-Hollis component. These pro-
(16), Erilson Teixeira grams will begin in April.
(9), Luis Rodrigues (4), For info please contact,
Keyshawn Barnes-Lacy Athletic Director, Bruce
(3), Joseph Norman (2), Seals at ext. 2210.
Eben Butler (2), Bryan Walter Denney
DeLaCruz (2), Deijon Youth Center Events
Holmes (2), Darian Kavu This Thursday,
(1) and Kevin Zarnoch. March 15th we will be
Our Girls 14 & under celebrating our 9-year
All-Stars also pulled out Anniversary of providing
a win in their most recent programs at our Walter
game, a 20-19 victory Denney Clubhouse lo- The 12 finalists for the Music Clubhouse Idol competition line up at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorches-
over the John M. Barry cated in the Harbor Point ter. They took to the stage to narrow the field of candidates down to 4, each of whom will perform on
Boys and Girls Club of section of Dorchester. March 30 to determine who will move on to represent our Club at the regional performance on April
Newton. Leading the Club members and their 13 at the Strand Theater.
way for our Stars were parents are invited to
D’Mitra Weathers (12), stop by the Center to
Daynaja DePina (6), take part in a variety of
Alicia Feliciano (2), Mya family activities. There
Nunes, Deanaja Dunbar- will be food, games, tours
Lee, Jasmine Credle, and more. The following
Betzalee Matos and week, on March 20th
Shannon Zarnoch. Our we will host a Health &
Boys 15 & under team Wellness Fair which will
evened their record at 3-3 also be open to members
after winning their most and their parents. These
recent game, a 77-75 special events comple-
overtime thriller against ment ongoing programs
the Lynn Boys and Girls such as U-Mass Tu-
Club. The home team toring, Arts Classes,
was led by Terrell Davis the Patriot’s Kids Café,
(39), Walter Dew-Hollis Swim Lessons with U-
(18), Saide Smith (9), Mass and our many
Devante Teixeira (5), small group clubs. For
Mauro Barbosa (2), Der- information on activities
Members of the Boys 12&U All-Star Basketball Team gather at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester.
ek Dykens (2), Christine at our Walter Denney our All-Stars stand at 5-5 on the season after defeating the South Boston Boys and Girls Club 41-39.
DaSilva (2), Armani Cor- Clubhouse please contact
reia, JaCorey Kindell, Unit Director, Queenette that pre-registration is parents and the Boston graphs entered into the program are currently
James Alves and Morris Santos at (617) 822-3701. required. Throughout College Splash - Col- Massachusetts Alliance working on pieces to be
Barnes. Lastly, our Boys Education Program the week we also offer lege Tour (4/1) for High of Boys and Girls Clubs included in the Mas-
18 & under team stands News small group clubs such School students. For exhibit which will be sachusetts Attorney
at 5-3 following a double The Education program as Mad Science (mon- additional information held at the State House General’s Victim Wit-
overtime win versus offers drop-in Homework days & wednesdays), please contact Education in June. The following ness Advocate Calendar.
the Waltham Boys Help on a Monday to Kids College (mondays), Director, Emily Capurso members will have their Once the winning pieces
and Girls Club, 92-90. Thursday schedule (2:00- Dough!, Time & Money at 617-288-7120, ext. works presented: Barry are chosen, the Attorney
Leading the squad were 5:30) in the Education (tuesdays), KidsLit 2320. Pritchard, Najwah Nel- General will visit the
Bernard Barbosa (29), Center. Homework Help (thursdays) and T.G.I.F. Fine Arts Program son, Aja Credle, Michelle Club to acknowledge
Christopher Shelton is complemented with (fridays). Upcoming spe- Exhibits at the Beazley, Kora Bazile, the artists. For more
(24), Paul Lewis (11), a One-to-One Tutor- cial events include our State House Kyla Sneed, Ivanildo information on any of
Eduardo DeLeon (9), Jay ing program that meets Family Literacy Night Congratulations to DaMoura, Karla San- our Art programs, or
Rodrigues (6), Daniel- weekly. Please note (3/23) for members and ten of our members tana, Emily Espinal and the upcoming Spring
who were recognized Kelly Anne Talavera. In Registration from 3/26
this week by seeing addition to the exhibit, to 3/30, please contact
Byrne & their artwork and photo- members in the Arts Donna Seery at ext. 1320.
Drechsler, L.L.P. Dorchester
Attorneys at Law
Eastern Harbor Ofﬁce Park
50 Redﬁeld Street, Neponset Circle
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122
REPRESENTING SERIOUSLY INJURED INDIVIDUALS The Architecture of the Railroad Suburb
auto/motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, by Andrew Saxe
workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents, defective products, Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m.
Andrew Saxe’s lecture gives historical context to the development of Dorchester, and the bulk of lecture is
medical malpractice, head and burn injuries, dedicated to the history of extant houses featuring Mr. Saxe’s own, very recent photographs.
The arrival of the railroad in 1845 transformed Dorchester into a trove of intriguing Victorian residential
liquor liability and premises liability architecture. Boston’s best architects executed commissions in Dorchester, creating exuberant displays of their
craft. Happily, scores of Victorian homes have survived, and many have enjoyed loving restorations.
Telephone (617) 265-3900 • Telefax (617) 265-3627 Dorchester Historical Society
195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 • wwwdorchesterhistoricalsociety.org
March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 21
John Madden: NFL sheriff with a past
was out of control before Panel and as chairman of
Sports/Clark Booth he landed in Oakland the coaches subcommit-
and doubtless not much tee of the influential NFL
Near everyone’s And yet the breast- improved after he left. Competition Committee.
favorite allegorical beating and protesta- But on the Raiders, Mad- In the entangled bureau-
masterpiece portraying tions of shock and shame den sharpened and culti- cracy of the multi-billion
the slimy dynamics of have been overwhelming vated Tatum’s fury, and dollar industry that the
monumental hypocrisy while doubtless only skillfully orchestrated NFL has become, this is
comes from the WWII- just beginning. Every- it, and deployed it with mighty important stuff.
era Hollywood cinematic body who is anybody malice aforethought. It’s in these exalted
gem “Casablanca.” You’ll in this game is being There were no “bounties” capacities that Madden
quickly recall it’s that asked to react and the John Madden, chief of on the Raiders; no slush is being called upon to Clark Booth
delightful scene when responses have been the ’70s Raider vandals, funds. Tatum and his denounce the bounty
as 2012 NFL bounty He sounds angry.
Captain Louey, the cor- almost uniform. “It is buddies got no bonuses business and all the Isn’t it nice to have
hunter? It is to wonder.
rupt Vichy gendarme absolutely sinful,” they for maiming opponents. bad boys involved in it, John Madden on-board
superbly played by are essentially saying. summer of 1978. It was John Madden was too and he’s doing it well, in the campaign to clean
Claude Rains, uses his Most confess to being a meaningless, totally smart for that and Al sounding almost like a up this nasty business
astounding discovery utterly appalled while irrelevant, pre-season Davis, in all of his leg- guy running for office. He and isn’t it especially
that there is gambling insisting, of course, that exhibition having no endary malice, wouldn’t says he’s confident that nice to see all those NFL
going on as an excuse they had never heard of issue or purpose for the have tolerated it. his good friend Roger warlords suddenly so
for closing down Rick such behavior let alone veterans other than to Bounties are stupid. Goodell, the commis- hot and bothered about
Blaine’s (Humphrey imagined it possible. get them in shape and yet These guys weren’t stu- sioner, will come down their dear game’s ever
Bogart’s) Roadhouse But among the most Tatum, who was a mad pid. But if there were no hard on the culprits. mounting violence and
in order to appease the anguished of football’s dog on the field no mat- bounties back then, the He expresses no mercy frightening dangers.
local Nazi nutcake. “I’m good old boys now so ter the circumstances, players still benefited in for Saints Coach Sean But you’ll pardon us
shocked, absolutely piously declaiming this found it necessary to other meaningful ways. Payton and GM Mickey if we snicker when they
shocked, to find that utter outrage is none nail the Patriots’ fine They knew what was Loomis. With the lodge suggest there is some-
gambling is going on other than John Madden. wide-receiver, Darryl expected of them and brothers defecting, you thing new about all this,
in this establishment,” He wins my “Louey the Stingley, with a brutal they knew it was greatly may expect both to even- and I’m sure you will
Louey righteously bel- Corrupt Vichy Gendarme helmet to the base of the to their advantage to tually walk the plank. He understand if we find
lows. Whereupon a Memorial Award” for spine shot on a simple deliver it. And they also says new regulations to it even harder to accept
lackey from the roulette righteous indignation pass reception that left knew what would hap- protect quarterbacks and John Madden having
table approaches him beyond the call of duty, Stingley paralyzed. He pen if they didn’t. running backs are neces- much to say about this
with a swag and says; let alone conscience. never walked again, Today, it is an august sary because they’re game’s issues of safety
“Your winnings, sir!” Good old Uncle John! I spent the rest of his life John Madden -- retired as so vulnerable. But he and codes of conduct.
It’s wonderfully ren- could have predicted he in a wheelchair, and well from the broadcast did not mention wide For the friends of the
dered, a perfect demon- would come up big on died in his early ‘50’s. I booth – who, in his role receivers. Of Goodell, late Darryl Stingley, that
stration of the repugnant this one. knew Darryl Stingley. as an elder statesmen, he says “When he puts is just a bit too much to
piety that lies at the Most of you will mainly I knew him well. He serves as co-chair of the some teeth in the rules swallow.
essential core of all the remember Madden as was a heck of a fellow. NFL’s so-called Safety this won’t happen again.”
truly calculated deceit. the amiable, often jovial, What happened to him
And now we have
another such brilliant
and always genial host of
many of network televi-
changed my view of
the National Football
IT’S LARRY DOYLE TIME
illustration drawn from sion’s most memorable League. Permanently! All proceeds benefit E.C. WEEK @ CAMP FATIMA
our own bankrupt times, football moments over a Madden was contrite
courtesy of the National full generation. For some at the time, even re-
Football League. It has he became almost lov- morseful. He said all the
to with the soaring able, an avuncular pres- right things, for which
scandal stemming from ence full of wisdom. Sort he has an obvious talent.
revelations that the New of the Walter Cronkite Interestingly, he quit
Orleans Saints secretly of the color men. Only coaching at the end of
allowed the funding of vaguely remembered is that ’78 season although
cash pools from which the fact that Madden, in he’d been wildly suc- Exceptional Citizens’ (E.C.) Week is a co-ed weeklong camp for children and adults ages 9+
“bounties” were awarded his earlier incarnation cessful in Oakland for a (campers) with mental and/or physical challenges. The camp is funded by contributions and is
to defensive players that made him successful decade and there was no entirely free to all campers. Larry Doyle was a volunteer at EC Week and he loved being there and
who delivered hits suf- and wealthy and a mem- doubt a connection. I’m being a part of it because the most important things to him in life were his Family, Friends, and
ficiently brutal to injure ber of the Football Hall not suggesting his regret Faith and that’s what EC Week @ Camp Fatima represents. This is a great event to honor his life
opponents. of Fame, was the coach and help make sure that these EC campers continue to have this as a highlight of their year and lives.
was not genuine. But I
Reportedly, the going of arguably the dirtiest, don’t recall him ever em- Special guest appear- FRIDAY MARCH 23, 2012
price on the Saints under most vicious, and least bracing the fundamental ance by Boston Bruins FLORIAN HALL
the enlightened direc- principled team in the point that as captain of own Rene Rancourt to 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester MA
tion of former defensive history of the NFL, the that ship of sociopathic sing the national anthem
coordinator Greg Wil- 1970s Oakland Raiders. football fools, he was es- at the fundraiser!!!!!!!! 6:30pm to Midnight
liams was a thousand John was a smart sentially responsible for Please contact Stephen Doyle @ 617-642-7009 or email@example.com to buy tickets ahead of
bucks if your victim had fellow; rather canny, in all their manic excesses, time or to make a donation to this great cause. Checks made payable to Larry Doyle Fundraiser.
to be helped or, better my estimation. He was including the Stingley $20 Donation at the Door or Buy Your Ticket or Table in Advance!
still, carried off the field pleasant and affable and tragedy. Live Auctions, Silent Auctions, Raffles, 50/50, Cash Bar, DJ
(they called them “cart- always great with the The late Jack Tatum
offs”), and $1,500 if you media even as the team
knocked the sucker out he was coaching was
of the game. Allegedly,
the hefty price of $10
being widely despised.
These were the years
Please come and celebrate
grand was placed on when I was a regular on
the head of Packers QB
Brett Favre in the 2009
the NFL beat covering
the Patriots intensely
Dorchester’s Sixth Annual
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
NFC title game. A tough and I was skeptical of
cookie, Favre got run the prevailing wisdom
into the ground on that that maintained Madden
occasion, but escaped was a swell fellow. It was
The mounting scandal
nothing he ever said or
did to me, only the as-
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
has reputedly stunned sumption that Al Davis,
people, although for
you to be “stunned” by
owner of the Raiders and
then the game’s de facto Blessed Mother Teresa Parish Hall
this, you either have “Darth Vader,” wasn’t in
been residing on the the habit of putting jolly 800 Columbia Road, Dorchester
dark side of the moon St. Nick in charge of his
the last three decades football team. Nor would
or have spent all of your the brigands of this
autumnal Sundays in particular sporting penal
a cave safely protected colony -- including such All proceeds to benefit
from the brainwashing engaging characters as
dutifully performed ev- Jack Tatum, Butch At-
Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry
ery week by CBS, NBC, kinson, Phil Villipiano, Blessed Mother Teresa Parish
and ESPN. Given the Otis Sistrunk, Marv
ferocity that routinely Matuszak, and Ted ‘Mad
characterizes every NFL Storch’ Hendricks -- have $100 per person Dr. Larry Ronan and Jim Brett
game, nothing should wanted to play for one.
surprise anyone who has It all came down to that Reservations will be held at door Co-Chairs
watched one for more unforgettable evening
than 15 minutes. in Oakland in the late
Page 22 THE REPoRTER March 15, 2012
(Continued from page 16) First annual art contest open to Dorchester home rehabilitation and low-cost home repairs. Info:
mccoRmAcK cIvIc ASSN. children or children in Dorchester Schools, in grades 617-825-5000.
Meetings the third Tues. of each month (Mar. 3 to 6; the theme “Veterans and Families” must ADAmS ST. lIBRARy
20), at 7 p.m., in Blessed Mother Teresa Parish include a Dot landmark or the Parade. All entries: Become a member by sending dues to Friends of
Hall. Please bring canned goods to the meeting for on 8 by 11 paper or on the template included, and the Adams St. Library, c/o M. Cahill, 67 Oakton
a local food bank. Info: www.McCormackCivic.com done in pencil, crayon, paint, or marker. Mail (no Ave., Dorchester, 02122. Family membership is
or 617-710-3793 The following meeting is Apr. 17. e-mails) drawing or painting by Mar. 16 to Dot Day $5; individuals, $3; seniors, $1; businesses, $10;
Clean-up pf the Polish Triangle is Sat., Apr. 28. Art Contest, P.O. Box 220145, Dorchester, MA 02122. and lifetime, $50. Monday Matinees at 2 p.m. with
Membership is only $5, Elections in June. For info: check out firstname.lastname@example.org. popcorn.
mEETINGHoUSE HIll cIvIc ASSN. KENNEDy lIBRARy pIERcE HoUSE EvENTS
The monthly meeting usually on the third Wednes- “The Presidency of LBJ,” at the library on Mon., Stories and projects, every other Fri., from Mar. 9 to
day of the month, 7 p.m., at the First Parish Church. Mar. 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. For info and reservations, Apr. 20: “From Farm to City,” Mar. 23; “Caterpillars
meeting. Info: 617-265-0749 or email@example.com. call 617-514-1643 or e-mail: www.jfklibrary,org. to Butterflies,” Apr. 6; and “Sheep to Shawl,” Apr. 20.
“Themselves,” an Irish girl’s new life in America, Admission: $5 for first child, $2 for each additional
mElvIllE pARK ASSN. Sat., Mar. 17, 10:30 a.m. “Crabgrass Puppet Theatre,”
Clean-up of the MBTA Tunnel Cap (garden at child; at the Pierce House, 24 Oakton Ave., Dor.
Tues., Apr. 17. 10:30 a.m. For reservations for the Registration required; call 617-288-6041.
Shawmut Station), the first Sat. of each month,
free programs and forums: 617/514-1643 to be sure IRISH pASToRAl cENTRE
from 10 a.m. to noon. The meetings are held at 6:30
of a seat or visit the web page: jfklibrary.org. The IPC, now located in St. Brendan Rectory, 15
p.m., at the Epiphany School, 154 Centre St., Dor.
pEABoDy SlopE ASSN. mAyoR oF DoRcHESTER coNTEST Rita Road, welcomes seniors to a coffee hour each
Dorchester residents interested in being in the race Wed. morning, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be
The Peabody Slope Neighborhood Assn’s next
for the Mayor’s contest are invited to the Comfort a speaker each week. Call 617-265-5300 for info.
meeting the first Mon. of each month, at Dorchester
Inn, 900 Morrissey Blvd., 7 p.m., in the Conference The IPC has a “Music for Memory” program, with
Academy, 18 Croftland Ave., 7 p.m. For info:
Room. Registration is open until the next meeting, Maureen McNally. It meets once a month during
peabodyslope.org or 617-533-8123.
Mar. 19. Call 857-756-3675 for info. the winter season. Welcome and refreshments at 4
popE’S HIll NEIGHBoRHooD ASSN. cEDAR GRovE lITTlE lEAGUE p.m., and singing from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Call the IPC
Neighborhood E-Mail Alert system; sign up at
If your child is not yet registered, come to the for additional dates and further info. The singing
firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name, ad-
Adams St. Library on Wed., Mar. 21; Mon., Mar. is free; donations for refreshments are welcomed.
dress, and e-mail address. PHNA meetings, usually
25, and Wed., Mar. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. each day, Loss/Bereavement Support Group (free), meetings on
the fourth Wed. of each month at the Leahy/Holloran
to register. six Tuesdays, from Feb. 28 to Apr. 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Community Center at 7 p.m. The Feb. meeting was
mURpHy/lEAHy-HolloRAN Pre-registration is requested. Call 617-265-5300.
cancelled because of the weather. The next meeting
commUNITy cENTER “Caring for the Carers,” Thurs., Mar. 29, 10 a.m.
is Wed., Mar. 28. The following meetings are: Apr.
Youth Beginner 1, on Tues. and Thurs., 4:20 to to noon, at the IPC, with Eileen Smith, Wellness
25 and May 23.
4:50 p.m. @$25 pp. For info, check with the Aquatic Professional;. Info and to reserve a place, call 617-
poRT NoRFolK cIvIc ASSN. 265-5300, ext. 12.
Meetings usually the third Thurs. of each month Staff at 617-635-5150. Membership is just $20 per
at the Port Norfolk Yacht Club. Info: 617-265-5780. family. Irish step dancing classes on Thurs. evenings IRISH SocIAl clUB
from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Project D.E.E.P. needs tutors. ISC dates: Sat., Mar. 17, Dave Healy (from 8
ST. mARK’S AREA cIvIc ASSN. Call 617-635-5027. Dot Substance Abuse Coalition p.m. to midnight); Sun., Mar. 18, Brendan Grace;
Meetings held the last Tues. of each month in and Sun., Mar. 25, Fintan Stanley. Music begins
Community Meeting, Tues., Mar. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at
the lower hall of St. Mark’s Church, at 7 p.m. Info: at 8 p.m. Admission, $10. The ISC is located at 119
the LHCC. Mrs. Helen Connolly, RN, BSN, will speak
stmarkscivic.com. Park St., West Roxbury.
on “Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer-What
DoRcHESTER HISToRIcAl SocIETy You Can Do to Help Prevent Prescription Drug Use.” ANNUAl DoT DAy KIcK-oFF
Historian Andrew Saxe will discuss “Victorian A bus trip to Foxwoods for seniors, Wed., Apr. 25. The annual Dot Day Kick-Off Dinner, with Gerard’s
Dorchester,” (The Architecture of the Railroad Bus leaves at 9 a.m., and returns at 6 p.m. Cost is famous meatloaf, will be held on Thurs., Mar. 29,
Suburb), at the monthly meeting on Sun., Mar. 18, $25 (for roundtrip fare, $15 Keno Credit, and $10 6:30 p.m., at the First Parish Church, 10 Parish St.
at 2 p.m., at the Clapp House. The headquarters of food voucher.) Call Lisa at the LHCC, 617-635-5150 Tickets available at the door: $15 for adults/$7 for
the DHS is the William Clapp House, 195 Boston or e-mail: email@example.com. children/$30 for a family of four. Call 617-412-9822
St., near Edward Everett Square. for info.
cARNEy HoSpITAl’S pRoGRAmS
DoRcHESTER BoARD oF TRADE A Breast-Cancer Support Group, the second TEmplE SHAlom
The address for the Dorchester Board of Trade, Wednesday (only) of each month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The temple has relocated; the office, 38 Truro
P. O. Box 220452. Dor., MA 02122. Contact the The Carney’s adult/child/infant CPR and First Aid Lane, Milton; the mailing address, P.O. Box 870275,
Board at 617-398-DBOT (3268). The 19th annual instructions every week for only $30. Call 617-296- Milton, MA 02187; and the sanctuary, The Great
Luncheon with the Mayor will be held on Thurs., 4012, X2093 for schedule. Hall, 495 Canton Ave., Milton. The phone number
Mar. 29 at Restaurante Cesaria, 266 Bowdoin St.; remains the same: 617-698-3394 or e-mail: office@
seating begins at 11:45 a.m., with the program
FRANKlIN pARK Zoo
Playful Paws Playgroups, beginning Feb. 1 from TempleShalomOnline.org for info.
beginning at noon. Cost is $55 for members; $65
for non-members. Seating is limited. Tickets must
10:15 to 11 a.m., in the meeting Barn at the zoo. DIvINE mERcy cElEBRATIoN
Cost: $8 for members or $10 for non-members. The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy celebrate the
be purchased in advance. RSVP to 617-398-3268 or
Pre-registration is required; call 617-989-3742. Call Eucharist in honor of Divine Mercy on the third
pay online: DorchesterBoardofTrade.com.
617-442-4141. Friday of each month, at St. Ann’s in Dorchester,
DoRcHESTER DAy pARADE GIRlS’ SUmmIT with Exposition at 6 p.m., Chaplet of Mercy at 6:30
“Keep It Movin’” at the BCYF’s Center at Madison p.m., and Mass at 7 p.m. In Mar., however, there will
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health, sports, and fitness, with lunch. To RSVP, beginning with Eucharistic Adoration at 1 p.m. and
Call call 617-635-4920, X2314. ending with Mass at 4 p.m. For further info: call the
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Fri will be suspended because of organizing Divine
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SAME GREAT SERVICE! SAME GREAT PRICES!
EVEN BETTER SELECTIONS!
Come in and meet the new guys!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
from your friends at Metamorphosis
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March 15, 2012 THE REPoRTER Page 25
FoR tHe YeARS!
Peter, Harry, and John Georgoulopolous have worked side by side at the Ashmont Market since 1984. Photo by Bill Forry
Thank you to the neighborhood,
Police and Firefighters for 29 great years!
Please help us in
the Patel family
New owners, same great
service and selection!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
630 Adams Street • 617-825-1990
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BEACH, Sarah man H. Benders both other relatives and a host topher Harvey of of Quincy, formerly of
Elizabeth of Dorchester. of Atlanta, GA, Sean, of friends. Dorchester. Husband of Dorchester, died un-
Mother of Warren (Phyl- Raynah, Endrea and CHICHESTER, the late of Earleen John- expectedly at home,
lis) Beach of Mattapan Ryan Thibodeaux all of Francis X. of Stoughton. son. Father of Dwayne Sunday, March 4, 2012.
and Norman (Ulanda) Boston. Dear sister of Son of the late Edward K. Johnson of Lowell, He was born in Boston,
Beach of Dorchester. Patrick Norman of NY A. Sr. and Katherine F. Nichole Johnson Graves raised and educated in
Grandmother of Tarid and James Norman of (Connolly) Chichester. of Martinsburg, WV, Dorchester schools and
L. Powell and Nor- Montreal. She leaves Brother of Edward A. Jr. Pamela K. Johnson of was a graduate of South
and his wife Kathleen Pittsburgh, PA, Shelley Boston High School,
Chichester of Methuen, K. Johnson of Dorchester Class of 1969. He has
Katherine and her and Scott K. Johnson of lived in Quincy for thirty-
husband James Wall Lowell. Brother of James seven years, previously
TEVNAN TEVNAN of Dorchester, Mary
Chichester of Weymouth,
Johnson of Roxbury and
Mary Hyman of Dorches-
in Dorchester. Fred was
a warehouse manager
100 City Hall Plaza 299 Gallivan Boulevard
653 Mark and his wife Eileen ter. He leaves a host of and was employed with Opanasets of South Bos-
Boston, MA 02108 Dorchester, MA 02124 Chichester of Randolph, grandchildren, nieces, the Marr Companies ton, Karen Opanasets of
617-423-4100 617-265-4100 Diane Chichester of nephews, other relatives in Boston for the past Fort Worth, TX, Peter
Randolph, John and his and friends. eighteen years. He was Opanasets of Millis and
Attorneys at Law wife Aurora Chichester PIZZARELLA, Jo- an automobile enthu- the late Paul Opanasets.
www.tevnan.com of Dorchester. Devoted sephine (Maurici) siast. He enjoyed old Also survived by many
uncle of John and Kris- of Dorchester. Wife of cars, especially hot rods nieces and nephews. Fu-
ten Wall, Conor, Emily, Pasquale R. Mother of and his 1955 Nomad. neral from the Sweeney
Devon and Katherine Richard of Plymouth, He also loved animals. Brothers Home for Fu-
“Close to Home” Chichester. Late em-
ployee of the Boston
Steven and his wife
Joann of Dorchester.
Beloved husband for
forty-one years of Susan
nerals, 1 Independence
Avenue, Quincy, Thurs-
Globe. Sister of Tina Ruvido of C. (Fasanelli) Opana- day, March 8th at 9 a.m.
GAINES, Lawrence Braintree and the late sets. Devoted father of Funeral Mass in Saint
Charles of Dorchester. Henrietta Marsiglia. Frederick J. Opanasets, John the Baptist Church,
Retired US Postal Ser- Also survived by 6 loving Jr., Suffolk County Sher- 44 School Street, Quincy
vice Employee and late grandchildren and 7 iff’s Dept., Joseph M. at 10 o’clock. Relatives
community activist and great grandchildren. Opanasets and James V. and friends are invited
Chairman of Citywide Remembrances may Opanasets all of Quincy. to attend. Interment
Coalition for Justice be made in memory of Cherished son of Alice Cedar Grove Cemetery,
and Equality. He leaves Josephine to the Hos- (Naudziunas) Opanasets
Cedar Grove Cemetery his daughter Mawakana pice of the North Shore of Dorchester and the
Dorchester. For those
who wish, donations
Onifade and her hus- and Greater Boston, 75 late Walter Opanasets. in Fred’s memory may
CONSECRATED IN 1868 band Yohance both of Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Dear brother of Walter be made to the Quincy
On the banks of the Neponset Dorchester and her Danvers, MA 01923. Opanasets of Braintree, Animal Shelter, c/o 56
Excellent “Pre-Need” Plan Available mother Annette Osborne oPANASETS, Ernest Opanasets of Broad Street, Quincy,
Gaines of Redlands, CA. Frederick J., Sr., 60, Dorchester, Christine MA 02169.
Inquiries on gravesites are invited.
Grandfather of Oyade
Cemetery office open daily at
and Ifatayo Onifade both
of Dorchester. Brother of Neighborhood Notables
920 Adams St. Gloria Beeks of Holbrook.
(Continued from page 22) tickets and info. The Confirmation III
Dorchester, MA 02124 He leaves a host of other
relatives and friends. FIRST pARISH cHURcH Retreat will be held on Sun., Mar. 25,
Telephone: 617-825-1360 The church welcomes donations of food instead of Sun., Mar. 18, because of the
and clothing for the needy each Sunday. St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the 18th.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
Pot-Luck-Family-Fun-Night, the first ST. BRENDAN cHURcH
SALE OF REAL ESTATE Fri. of each month, 6 p.m., in the parish Stations of the Cross are said each
UNDER M.G.L. c. 183A:6 hall. The church is located at 10 Parish Lenten Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., in
St., Meetinghouse Hill. the main church. All are welcome. Men’s
By virtue of a Judgment and Order of the Suffolk Superior Court (Civil Action No. 11-3078-A), in favor of clothing for the Long Island Shelter is
the TRUSTEES OF THE QUINCY TERRACE CONDOMINIUM TRUST against VICTORIA HERALDO ST. AmBRoSE cHURcH
establishing a lien pursuant to M.G.L. c. 183A:6 on the real estate known as UNIT 3 of QUINCY TERRACE Confessions will be heard in English, still needed: shirts, pants, sweatshirts,
CONDOMINIUM for the purposes of satisfying such lien, the real estate is scheduled for Public Auction Spanish, and Vietnamese on Wed., Apr. sweaters, coats, jackets, rainwear,
at 9:00 O’CLOCK A.M. ON THE 10th DAY OF APRIL, A.D. 2012, at 152 QUINCY STREET, UNIT 3,
DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS. The premises to be sold are more particularly described as follows: 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fr. Paul Cloherty footwear, belts, hats, and white sox. The
is now in residence at Marian Manor in Food Pantry is in great need for non-
DESCRIPTION: South Boston. Sovereign Bank is allowing perishable food. Please be generous. The
Unit 3 of the Quincy Terrace Condominiums created by Master Deed dated October
9, 2008 and recorded at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 44123 Page 224
parishioners attending Sunday Mass to Guild’s annual auction, on Sat., Apr. 28.
and shown on the Master Deed Condominium Floor Plan recorded in the Suffolk County park in their parking lot while at Mass. Mark your calendar. The Easter Bunny
Registry of Deeds. Please donate to the Easter flowers and Brunch, Sun., Mar. 25, 11 a.m. Print
give the names of your loved ones to be name of person to be remembered on the
The address of the Unit is 152 Quincy Street, Boston, Massachusetts. remembered. outside of the Easter Flower envelope
The Unit is shown on the plan, recorded with this first unit deed, to which is affixed a verified statement and return to rectory by Mon., Apr. 2.;
in the form provided by MGL c. 183A s. 9 and is conveyed subject to and with the benefit of the obligations,
ST. ANN cHURcH donation suggested, $10.
restrictions, rights and liabilities contained within M.G.L. 183A, the Master Deed and Declaration of Trust. St. Patrick’s Day Mass, Sat., Mar. 17,
9 a.m. Stations of the Cross are said each ST. cHRISTopHER cHURcH
The Unit is conveyed together with the exclusive right and easement as specified in the The Stations of the Cross each Wed.
Master Deed. Lenten Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. All
The undivided percentage interest of the unit in the common areas and facilities is 33.6%. are welcome. St. Ann’s Lucky Thousand during Lent at 6 p.m. Rosary and Stations
For title see deed to Victoria Heraldo dated January 6, 2011 and recorded with the Suffolk County Registry
Drawing, the second Monday of each in Spanish each Thurs., at 6 p.m. Small
of Deeds in Book 47453, Page 122. month in the school cafeteria, at 7 p.m. faith groups on Thurs., 2 to 3:30 p.m.,
In the event of a typographical error or omission contained in this publication, the description of the The adult, teen, and youth choirs welcome in English, and at 11 a.m. on Sun., in
premises contained in said Unit Deed shall control. new members. Work will soon begin on Spanish. A Spanish Retreat, on Sat.,
renovating the lower church. The church Mar. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TERMS OF SALE: welcomes donations. 29th annual St. K clUB
1. A non-refundable deposit payable in cash, certified or bank check in the amount of $5,000.00 for
the unit shall be payable at the Auction. Ann’s Fundraiser to benefit the parish The meetings are held every other
youth, Fri., May 11, Florian Hall. 6:30 Monday (Mar. 26, Apr. 9 & 30) in Florian
2. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days of the auction. p.m. Ticket is $150 per ticket, with a $40 Hall, 12:30 p.m. The club welcomes new
3. An Auctioneer’s Release Deed will be issued to the purchaser, upon payment of the balance of the
companion ticket. Call 617-265-6700 for members.
purchase price, within thirty (30) days of the auction. The Deed shall convey the premises subject
to, and with the benefit of, all restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles,
municipal or other public taxes, assessments, liens, or claims in the nature of liens, and existing
encumbrances of record senior to the lien hereby being satisfied, whether or not reference to such
restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public
taxes, assessments, liens or claims in the nature of liens or encumbrances is made in the deed.
4. Additionally, and not by way of limitation, the sale shall be subject to and with the benefit of any
and all tenants, tenancies, and occupants, if any.
5. No representation is or shall be made as to any amount of taxes due and outstanding.
6. The successful bidder shall pay the future condominium common charges commencing with the
date of the auction.
7. No representation is or shall be made as to any other mortgages, liens, or encumbrances of record.
8. No representation is or shall be made as to the condition of the Premises or the Condominium.
The Premises shall be sold “as is.”
9. Other items, if any, shall be announced at the sale.
10. The sale is subject to and in accordance with the Judgment and Order, a copy of which may be
obtained from the seller’s counsel, Attorney Dean T. Lennon, Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks,
P.C., 45 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 107, Braintree, MA 02184, (781) 843-5000.
QUINCY TERRACE CONDOMINIUM TRUST,
By its Board of Trustees
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the “Emerald Isle of the Caribbean,” Please email or call by March 14 if you dotnews.com for daily
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as the an- plan to participate. Each entrant should news, expanded crime
niversary of 1768 slave revolt by their prepare between 6 and 8 quarts of chili. reports and our political
ancestors. To mark the occasion, the Advance tickets, $15 per adult, $25 per blog, The Lit Drop.
Montserrat community holds its own family (up to 4 persons), additional
special celebration at 5 p.m. at the children $5 each. Day-of the event,
Aspirers Community Center located at admission is $20 per adult, $30 per fam-
358 Washington St., Dorchester. ily. Contact Pat O’Neill at 617-265-5397
Features Irish step dancers alongside or firstname.lastname@example.org.
a mouth watering feast. Music will be Thursday, March 29
provided by Albert “Dubai” Richards, • Mayor Thomas Menino will be
former radio announcer for Radio the featured speaker at the next
Antilles. Dorchester Board of Trade luncheon
Sunday, March 18 on Thursday, March 29 at Restaurante
• Dorchester Historical Society Cesaria, 266 Bowdoin St., Dorchester,
presents a 2 p.m. lecture by Andrew at 11:45 a.m. The program begins at
Saxe on “Victorian Dorchester: The noon. Members: $55. Non-members
Architecture of the Railroad Suburb.” $65. Seating is limited. Tickets must
Saxe gives historical context to the be purchased in advance. RSVP to
development of Dorchester, and the email@example.com or
bulk of lecture is dedicated to the call 617-398-DBOT by March 26. Pay
history of extant houses featuring Mr. online at DorchesterBoardofTrade,com
Saxe’s own, very recent photographs. • Annual Dorchester Day Kick-Off
195 Boston Street, Dorchester. See Dinner at First Parish Church, 10 Par-
dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org ish St., Dorchester, 6:30 p.m. The annual
Monday, March 19 meatloaf dinner and entertainment.
• The Boston Parks and Recreation Winning essays from the Dorchester
Department and the Mayor’s Office Day Parade Committee will be awarded
of Neighborhood Services invite the and read. Tickets can be purchased at
public to the first in a series of public the door. $15 for adults / $7 for children
meetings to discuss renovations to or $30 for a family of four. For informa-
entrances, pathways and the cross tion, please contact: Marty Hogan at
country course at Franklin Park in 617-412-9822.
Dorchester. 6 p.m., Devine Clubhouse, Friday, March 30
1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester. The •Second annual Boston City Singers
proposed project includes renovations Gala to support scholarship fund,
to selected entrances, pathways and 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Venezia Waterfront
portions of the cross country course. Restaurant, 20 Ericcson Street, Dorches-
Call 617- 961-3019. ter. Buffet dinner, a live and silent
Wednesday, March 21 auction, and entertainment. Tickets
• The first in a series of meetings $120; companion ticket $79. For more
to discuss improvements to Roberts information and sponsorship opportuni-
Playground field in Dorchester, 6:30 ties see bostoncitysingers.org/gala.
p.m., The Great Hall of the Codman Saturday, March 31
Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk Street, • In celebration of Women’s History
Dorchester. The proposed project Month, middle and high school-age
includes a renovation of the athletic Boston girls are invited to “Girls Summit
fields, which currently include softball, 2012: Let’s Keep it Movin’” from 9 a.m. to
baseball, football, soccer, and cricket 2:30 p.m. at BCYF’s Recreation Center
fields. For further information, call at Madison Park. Free. Focus on health,
617-961-3058. sports and fitness for young women and
Saturday, March 24 will include interactive workshops and
• Jazz Cabaret Night at First activities, lunch, round-table discussions
Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 with professional women in the health,
Parish St., Meetinghouse Hill, 7 sports and fitness field, a free t-shirt
p.m. featuring Muse Stew with Scott and more. To
Samenfeld on Guitar, Susanna Fiore RSVP, please
on Piano, and Caryn Sandrew, vocals
and Special Guest Jay Girill on Bass.
Tickets $15 Cash Bar - Beer and wine
FINNEGAN ASSOCIATES REALTORS
served. For more information call Initiative
Sunday, March 25
793 Adams Street, Adams Corner, Dorchester, MA
• The 6th Annual all-Dorchester 4920 x2314 (617) 282-8189 www.finneganrealtors.com
Chili Cook-off will heat things up as a or erika.but-
panel of distinguished judges will award ler@cityof-
prizes including the golden bean pot. 3 boston.gov.
tHe tRIAL CoURt
206 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester
tHe tRIAL CoURt
PRoBAte AnD FAMILY CoURt PRoBAte & FAMILY CoURt
notICe AnD oRDeR:
PetItIon FoR APPoIntMent
SUFFoLk DIVISIon SOLD
oF GUARDIAn oF A MInoR Docket no. SU12C0062CA
Docket no. SU12P0207GD In tHe MAtteR oF
In tHe InteReStS oF
ZYAIR LeSHAWn RAnkInS IMARIe AnnGeLLA PAGAn
oF DoRCHeSteR, MA of DoRCHeSteR, MA
notice to all Interested Parties
1. Hearing Date/time: A hearing on a
In the County of SUFFoLk
notICe oF PetItIon
Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor
filed on 01/31/2012 by Pamela Y. Worrell
of Dorchester, MA will be held 03/29/2012
FoR CHAnGe oF nAMe
A petition has been presented
with over 2,400
09:00 AM Guardianship of Minor Hear-
ing. Located at 24 new Chardon Street,
by Sheila Andino requesting that
IMARIE ANNGELLE PAGAN be
s.f. of living
space. Has large
Boston, MA 02114.
2. Response to Petition: You may allowed to change her name as
respond by filing a written response to the follows:
Petition or by appearing in person at the hear-
ing. If you choose to file a written response, IMARIE JAELYN GARCIA
you need to: IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT
File the original with the Court; and
Mail a copy to all interested parties at least THERETO, YOU OR YOUR
five (5) business days before the hearing. ATTORNEY MUST FILE A
Call for more
3. Counsel for the Minor: the Minor WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN
(or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the
right to request that counsel be appointed SAID COURT AT BOSTON ON
OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCk IN
for the minor.
4. Presence of the Minor at hearing: A
minor over age 14 has the right to be present THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON
at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it
is not in the minor’s best interests.
tHIS IS A LeGAL notICe: An important
May 10, 2012.
Witness, HON. JOAN P. to schedule a
court proceeding that may affect your rights
has been scheduled. If you do not understand
this notice or other court papers, please
ARMSTRONG, First Justice of
this Court. showing.
contact an attorney for legal advice. February 29, 2012
February 23, 2012 Sandra Giovannucci
Register of Probate Register of Probate
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