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									VOL. 114 - NO. 17                                  BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 23, 2010                                                 $.30 A COPY

                                      Boston Celebrates Patriot’s Day

                                                            A memorial wreath placed at the grave of Paul Revere with members of the ROTC and
The re-enactment of the Paul Revere ride begins the         Boston City Councilor Sal Lamattina 3rd from right and State Representative Aaron
journey to Lexington from Boston’s Hanover Street.          Michlewitz.

                                                                              EAST BOSTON PARTICIPATES IN
              News Briefs
                    by Sal Giarratani                                       Jazz Week Boston 2010
                                                                 Officially proclaimed by both Boston
              Give Chiofaro a Break                            Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the
      Kudos to City Councilor John Tobin for wanting           Cambridge City Council and coordinated
    to know why the Menino administration is block-            and promoted for the fourth consecutive
    ing construction of waterfront towers that could           year by JazzBoston, Jazz Week ’10:
    pay up millions in property taxes. Said Tobin, “Why        Made in Boston, Played in Boston will
    is the city turning its nose up at all this potential      feature more than 200 events that offer
    tax revenue? I will call the BRA director and ask          a look to the future and a nod to the past.
    him what is preventing the city from moving this           It will showcase everything from films,
    project forward.” Tobin believes moving swiftly to         children’s events, and electronic music
    approve Chiofaro’s plans to replace the Harbor             programs to tributes to influential fig-
    Garage with a $1 billion project next to the New           ures in the city’s rich jazz history.
    England Aquarium.                                            Even more exciting is East Boston’s
      Menino opposes the plan calling it a “stairway           participation of Jazz Week by hosting 10
    to heaven.” The mayor needs to get over his moody          nights of live jazz. All shows will be
    blues over replacing a garage with a 40-story office       performed at 80 Border Street, Cultural
    building and a 59-story condo/hotel skyscraper             Exchange Center, East Boston under the
    that would generate $18 million annually in real           direction of Fran Rowan. “I am abso-
    estate taxes.                                              lutely thrilled to bring Jazz Week to East
      Menino says it is not about the money but                Boston. 80 Border Street, Cultural
    “about planning a city.” Also, adding, “We have to         Exchange is proud to be the coordina-
    balance what we’re doing.”                                 tors of this 10 day event and it wouldn’t
      What about the people who abut the property?             be possible without the sponsor’s finan-
    What do they want ... we are not into harebrain            cial support,” she said.                           Sergio Bellotti of SpaJazzy
    ideas?                                                       Jazz Week East kick off is on Friday,
      Recently, the Boston Redevelopment Authority             April 23, 2010 with a “Tribute to New         day, April 24, starting at 10:30 AM at
    issued new height guidelines for the Greenway              Orleans Jazz – Kid Jazz Walk. Kids will       ZUMIX, 260 Sumner Street, East Bos-
    limiting buildings top no more than 20 stories.            leave from 80 Border Street Cultural          ton, MA. Other performances include
    BRA director John Palmieri says the ball is in             Exchange Center at 1:00PM led by Todd         SpaJazzy on Sunday, April 25 th (spon-
    Chiofaro’s court saying, “we are waiting for them.”        Brunel, Mike Carey, Forbes Graham and         sored by Italia Unita), The Al Vega Trio
      Chiofaro keeps repeating that the 20-story               Gary Fieldman, in the fashion of the old      on Monday, April 26th, Paul Broadnax on
    height limit doesn’t make economic sense for               time New Orleans Jazz bands. That             Tuesday, April 27 th, Nick Grondin Jazz
    him. Palmieri says he wants the right kind of              evening Sergio Salvatore will perform at      Band, Wednesday, April 28th and much
    development, but what the BRA and the mayor’s              Zumix, 260 Sumner Street, East Boston         more. For a complete listing of events
    office sees as right is keeping a 7-story garage           at 7PM (please note, this is the only show    log onto For more
    alive endlessly.                                           performed at ZUMIX). Master Workshop          information call 617-510-7011. Dona-
                                                               with Sergio Salvatore will be on Satur-       tions will be accepted at all shows.

   This office is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
                         for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors
                                           Call 617-227-8929 for more information
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                                                                                                                                                                          Res Publica
                                                                                                                                                                                 by David Trumbull

                                                                                                                                                                         MassGOP Endorses Republican
                         THE CHARACTER OF ROMAN STRUCTURES
                                                                                                                                                                         Candidates for Statewide Office
                                                                                                                                                                    Republican delegates from Boston supported the nomi-
  The shape, nature or char-                                                   ORDERS OF                                        height and spacing of the
                                                                                                                                                                  nation and endorsement of Charlie Baker for Governor at
acteristics of all structures                                                ARCHITECTURE                                       columns and the curvature
                                                                                                                                                                  the 2010 Republican State Convention in Worcester on
that have been built at any                                                                                                     of all horizontal and vertical
                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, April 17.
time or place in history have                                                                                                   lines to correct optical illu-
                                                                                                                                                                    The over one hundred delegates from Boston joined 3,500
been influenced by their                                                                                                        sion. It is said that the typi-
                                                                                                                                                                  other delegates and guests at the convention, which brought
geographic location, geology,                                                                                      IONIC        cal Greek Temple was mans'
                                                                                                                                                                  together Republicans from 40 senatorial districts and 351
climate, religious beliefs                                                                                                      most nearly perfect creation.
                                                                     CORINTHIAN                                                                                   cities and towns across Massachusetts.
or social attitudes. Under-                                                                                                       When the Romans con-
                                                                                                                                                                    “The 2010 Massachusetts Republican ticket is the best
standing these influences is                                                                                                    quered the Greeks they
                                                                                                                                                                  we’ve had in decades. I’m proud to stand with these men
prerequisite to an under-                                                                                                       accepted and used the
                                                                                                                                                                  and women who will restore balance in state government.
standing of the architecture                                                                                                    Doric, Ionic and Corinthian
                                                                                                                                                                  All of them share our Republican vision for creating jobs,
of any country.                                                                                                                 Orders but added two more
                                                                                                                                                                  controlling spending and lowering taxes. Powerful change
  Roman building was influ-                                                                                                     of their own design. These
                                                                                                DORIC                                                             will result when our great candidates and our motivated
enced by the availability of                                                                                                    two are called the Tuscan,
                                                                                                                                                                  grassroots efforts combine this election season,” said
marble, materials for mak-                                                                                                      which is not fluted, and sec-
                                                                                                                                                                  Jennifer Nassour, Chairman of the Massachusetts Repub-
ing brick, chalky deposit                                                                                                       ondly the Composite, which
                                                                                                                                                                  lican Party.
called tufa (which also made                                                                                                    is a combination of Ionic and
                                                                        TUSCAN                                COMPOSITE                                             The Massachusetts Republican State Committee en-
excavations for the cata-                                                                                                       Corinthian.
                                                                                                                                                                  dorsed the following candidates for statewide office at the
combs practical), excellent                                      and the horizontal structure                                     The Romans generally
sand and gravel, a clean                                         above it which is called the                                   built their buildings first
earth called pozzolana which                                     entablature. The Greeks                                        and then applied the or-                           Governor – Charlie Baker
helped in making a strong                                        developed three orders of ar-                                  ders as decoration later.                 Lieutenant Governor – Sen. Richard Tisei
and durable concrete, and by                                     chitecture. These are called                                   Parts of structures are still                    Treasurer – Rep. Karyn Polito
exposure to the work of                                          Doric, Ionic and Corinthian                                    standing even though the                         Auditor – Mary Connaughton
Phidias and the "golden age"                                     and were used as structural                                    decorative features were re-        Secretary of the Commonwealth – William Campbell
of Athens.                                                       elements as well as decora-                                    moved centuries ago. The
                                                                                                                                                                             **Kamal Jain, candidate for Auditor,
  The Greeks had developed                                       tive features. Structure and                                   two very important structural
                                                                                                                                                                         qualified for the Republican ballot as well.**
a civilization of the highest                                    ornament were blended into                                     contributions made by the
order. When the Romans                                           one.                                                           Romans were the use of
                                                                                                                                                                   David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three
conquered the Greeks they                                          For example, the columns                                     concrete and the employ-
                                                                                                                                                                  Republican Committee. Boston’s Ward Three includes the North
brought many Greeks back                                         that held up the structure                                     ment of the arch to cover
                                                                                                                                                                  End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront,
to Rome and used them as                                         were also the predominant                                      large areas, thus bringing
                                                                                                                                                                  Chinatown, and part of the South End.
servants and tutors. These                                       decorative feature. Removal                                    the element of space into
tutors and the high degree                                       of the columns would cause                                     their architecture. They
of Greek cultural develop-                                       serious structural problems.                                   didn't invent the arch but
ment greatly influenced all                                      The Classical Greeks spent                                     were the first to use it to any             EVERETT CITY COUNCILOR
of Roman life including their
                                                                 about five hundred years
                                                                 working on and improving
                                                                                                                                great extent.
                                                                                                                                                                  Sal DiDomenico Wins Senate Seat
  An order of architecture is                                    all features of their temples,                                                NEXT ISSUE:          On Tuesday, April 13,
a column sitting on its base                                     such as the thickness,                                                   The Roman Forums        2010, Everett City Councilor
                                                                                                                                                                  Sal DiDomenico won the

                    Who Will Be Boston’s Next Mayor?
                                                                                                                                                                  Democratic primary for a
                                                                                                                                                                  state Senate seat repre-
                                                                                                                                                                  senting parts of Cambridge,
                                                                              by Sal Giarratani                                                                   Boston and Somerville. The
  Right now, there’s a big lull                                    I’ve been around politics a                                  ministration building back        race included six Demo-
when it comes to talking out                                     long time. I even remember                                     in my childhood. He was           cratic     candidates    and
loud about Boston’s next                                         chatting with legendary Bos-                                   dubbed, “Mayor of the Poor”       DiDomenico topped the
mayor. Eventually, Boston                                        ton Mayor James Michael                                        and was responsible for re-       ticket by roughly 100 votes.
Mayor Thomas Menino will                                         Curley back on the cam-                                        building Boston City Hospi-       The final special election
leave City Hall and return                                       paign trail when he was 81                                     tal during his mayoral            will be held on May 11, 2010.
to private life. The five-                                       years old and I was only                                       terms. His picture hangs no
term record-setter has been                                      seven. The other day when                                      more than two and a half
mayor so long we’re starting                                     I was over at the Boston                                       blocks from his birthplace on        PATRONATO PENSIONE INAS/USA/CISL
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        Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor                                                                Robert J. “Bobby D.”
   5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113
   617-227-8929      617-227-8928    FAX 617-227-5307                                                         DeCRISTOFORO

                                                                                     obert J. “Bobby D.,”                                                        everything in his life to
                                                                                     DeCristoforo a life-                                                        those who were less
       Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly                              long North End                                                              fortunate. He reached out
                    Published weekly by                                       resident passed away                                                               every day of his life to
        Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135,                          suddenly on April 19, 2010.                                                        others — especially the
                      Boston, MA 02113                                        The loving son of the late                                                         youth of Boston. Bobby
    USPS 1538 – Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA                       Fiore and Barbara (Hughes)                                                         lived by the adage ‘God
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                                                                              DeCristoforo and beloved                                                           never made a BAD KI D.’
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                                                                              brother of Deborah A. and                                                          Bobby never quit ‘doing
  James V. Donnaruma      Caesar L. Donnaruma    Phyllis F. Donnaruma         Joseph R. DeCristoforo of                                                          his thing’. He continued to
     1896 to 1953            1953 to 1971          1971 to 1990               the North End. Bob was a                                                           stay in touch with his old
Vol. 114 - No. 17                               Friday, April 23, 2010        Charlestown High School                                                            CCHS pals. He never let us
                                                                              teacher, President and founder of the North                  down. I am sure many of you remember
                      GUEST EDITORIAL                                         End Against Drugs with their motto “It’s All                 seeing Bobby on National TV with his Sox
                                                                              About Family,” The President of the Andy                     jersey on in St. Louis when the Sox swept
   CLOSING THE BOOK ON CLOSING LIBRARIES                                      Puopolo Club, the Chairman of the North End                  the Cardinals to win the World Series in
                        by Sal Giarratani                                     Waterfront Public Safety Committee and a                     2004. How appropriate was that? Watch
     I am appalled at the decision by the Boston Public                       m e m b e r o f t h e N o r t h E n d / Wa t e r f r o n t   the replay of the 1975 World Series Game Six
   Library to close four neighborhood branches to save                        Neighborhood Council, a member of the                        — he was on the field right next to the
   money in the budget (Final chapter for four Hub                            North End Athletic Association, the Boston                   Red Sox dugout patting Carlton Fisk on the
   libraries, April 7). The four branches to be closed are                    Red Sox Rookie League and a volunteer for                    back when he scampered home after his
   the Faneuil in Brighton, Washington Village in South                       the Special Olympics. Bobby was a dedicated                  historic homer. If you watch the same
   Boston, Lower Mills in Dorchester and Orient Heights                       employee for over forty years for the Red                    game — he was seen in right field patting
   in East Boston. One angry mom from East Boston
                                                                              Sox and the Bruins and Celtics for ten years.                Dewey Evans on the back when he made
   stated her frustration saying, “I feel like we’re on the
   wrong side of the tunnel.” Personally, I think it is offi-                 Bob was instrumental in bringing the “Bells                  his game saving catch. That man got
   cials at the Boston Public Library who view the need                       of Remembrance” to the North End in                          around.”
   for branch libraries with tunnel vision and forgetting                     memory of the lives lost on September 11,                       Appropriately, the Boston Red Sox awarded
   the children being served at these branches.                               2001. He had a very popular newspaper                        Bobby with a World Series Ring for his many
     According to the news story, the library system spent                    column Bob D’s Beat in the Charlestown                       years of dedicated service in 2007!
   over a half million dollars in overtime pay last year                      Patriot, Charlestown Bridge, and the Post-                      Funeral arrangements from the Murphy
   and most of it went to Sunday hours at the Copley
                                                                              Gazette for many years, touching all of our                  & Tu r n b u l l Fu n e r a l H o m e , 3 2 2 B u n k e r
   Square main branch. Perhaps, if they closed down on
   Sundays at Copley Square, they could keep these four                       communities’ lives and hearts.                               Hill Street, Charlestown, MA on Monday,
   branches slated to be closed open. Also, curtailing                          Recalling many fond memories of Bob,                       April 26, 2010 at 9:15AM. Funeral Mass to
   hours at all branch libraries could also help do the                       good friend Dave McKay said, “I met Bobby                    be held at St. Francis de Sales Church,
   same thing.                                                                D at Christopher Columbus High School. You                   Charlestown at 10:00 am. Relatives and
     Closing libraries out in our neighborhoods is penny-                     could always count on Bobby. We worked                       friends invited.
   wise and pound foolish. These branches libraries keep                      together for many years. Our common                             Visiting hours will be Sunday, April 25,
   our kids focused on learning and out of trouble. We                        bond as friends were the youth of Boston                     2010 from 2:00PM to 7:00PM.
   need to find a better solution than the one given by
   BPL officials. It is time for the mayor and Boston City
                                                                              and their betterment. Bobby D will be missed                    In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bobby’s
   Council to advocate strongly for our children and the                      for years to come in this great city.                        name may be made to the St. Francis
   need for libraries in neighborhoods across the city.                         Bobby was a true follower of St. Francis —                 de Sales Building Fund, 303 Bunker Hill
                                                                              the Patron of Columbus HS. He gave                           Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 02129.

 Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
         Award Mariner’s House

                                                                                      FR. JOHN KILMARTIN
                                                                                                    FEBRUARY 1, 1960 - APRIL 17, 2010
                                                                                Fr. John Kilmartin                                                            and devotion. Fr. John has
                                                                              F.D.P Rev. Fr., Pastor of                                                       served as a Consulate of
                                                                              St. Joseph-St. Lazarus                                                          Missionary Delegation
                                                                              Church, East Boston                                                             Mother of the Church. He
                                                                              passed away on Saturday,                                                        served for many years as
                                                                              April 17 th 2010 at the                                                         the Chaplin for the House
                                                                              age of 50.                                                                      of Correction in Sharon
                                                                                He is the loving son of                                                       and Middleton. Along with
The FOCCP thank the Mariner’s House in Boston’s North
End for the use of the facilities for their meetings. In                      Hannah “Ann” (Smillie)                                                          Fr. John’s dedication to
photo: Martha Baillagreon (center) accepts a check from                       Kilmartin of England and                                                        the priesthood, he was a
Joanne Hayes Rines on the left and Anne Devlin                                the late William Kilmartin.                                                     devoted son and brother.
Tagliaferro.                                                                    Dear brother of Clive                                                           A Concelebrated Fun-
                                                                              Kilmartin of England and                                                        eral Mass with his Excel-
                                                                              the late Michael Kilmartin                                                      lency Bishop Robert
                                                                              and his surviving wife                                                          F. Hennessey will be
                                                                              Tracey and their daughter Lisa, also of                      celebrated on Saturday, April 24th, 2010
                                                                              England.                                                     at 11:00AM in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus
                                                                                John Kilmartin was born in Scotland on                     Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston.
                                                                              February 1, 1960. He studied in England,                     Visiting hours will be held in the Church on
                                                                              Ireland and Rome and was ordained a                          Friday, April 23rd from 3:00PM to 8:00PM.
                                                                              Don Orione Father in June 1986 in his                        Services will conclude with Fr. John being
                                                                              native parish in England. Father John was                    laid to rest with his Don Orione Brothers
                                                                              assigned to be a Rector of the Madonna                       and Sisters at Holy Cross Cemetery in
                                                                              Queen of the Universe National Shrine                        Malden.
                                                                              in East Boston in 1987. In November                            In honoring Fr. John’s memory, a
                                                                              of 2000 he was installed as Pastor of                        memorial donation may be made to his
                                                                              St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church in East                        adored St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parish, 59
              Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor,
                                                                              Boston where he served with dedication                       Ashley Street, East Boston, MA 02128.
         The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113
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         Financially Speaking                                                          with Ben Doherty                                   THINKING
                                                                                                                                              OUT LOUD
               EARNINGS ARE PROPELLING THE MARKET                                                                                                        by Sal Giarratani
  JP Morgan’s net is up 85%         they will probably be reversed                 and a 2.2% rise in clothing
as the economy firmed, and          and flow to the bottom line,”                  sales, yet high unemploy-                                        Remembering the Legacy of
it led major banks higher           Smith says. JP Morgan’s to-                    ment, light credit, state bud-
with better than expected           tal credit reserves top $3.9 bil-              get deficits, and weak con-                                        The Boston Tea Party
first quarter income. CEO           lion or 5% of loans. Most big                  struction activity are signifi-                         I remember like yester-                Most people are taking
Jamie Dimon was more up-            banks are over-reserved ac-                    cant restraints on the recov-                         day, the two-year long cel-           more from government than
beat about the economy than         cording to Smith. They plan                    ery as the massive stimulus                           ebration Boston experienced           giving it. To these hapless
he was previously stating           on increasing small business                   wanes. Scot Brown, Chief                              back during America’s Bi-             folks, government has be-
that a clear and broad based        loans to $30 billion by year                   Economist       at   Raymond                          centennial. Boston’s motto:           come as addictive as crack
improvement should con-             end and add nearly 9,000                       James, may increase his                               “Where it all began” and “The         cocaine. People need govern-
tinue in a strong economy.          employees. Bank loan modi-                     forecast on GDP growth to                             past is prologue.” Back in            ment handouts and are
The nation’s biggest bank           fication, which the Obama                      4½%, up ½ point. There is no                          1975-76, we Americans still           afraid to do for themselves.
earned $3.3 billion in its 1 st     administration is pressing                     reason for the Fed to raise                           understood what the War of            They seem willing to follow
quarter or .74¢/share, on           banks to do more of, to strug-                 interest rates anytime soon,                          Independence was all about.           orders as long as those
revenue of $28.3 billion. Ana-      gling homeowners since                         Brown said. Oracle is buying                          We still understood what the          checks keep coming from
lysts expected .64¢/share. JP       2009 when government sub-                      a software firm in Waltham                            Bill of Rights signified. We          Uncle Sam. Today, we do ap-
Morgan gained 4% on Bank            sidies by banks tells you the                  for $680 million. Phase For-                          still appreciated our political       pear to have become that
of America’s earnings due           recovery is going to be hun-                   ward, Inc., which manages                             liberties and our economic            nation of sheep long ago
out this Friday. What we have       gry for it and it’s driven by the              clinical drugs and medical                            freedom. We knew that the             written about.
seen from JP Morgan should          economy. It’s a matter of                      devises, with revenues of                             original Tea Party in 1773               Government keeps suck-
extend to the other banks re-       people’s willingness to borrow,                $213 million and net income                           wasn’t really about tea but           ing us in with offers many
porting next week. Citigroup        and not the banks willing-                     of $8 million is being snapped                        about our right to be free of         just can’t refuse. Soon we
jumped 7% and Wells Fargo           ness to lend. It’s driven by the               up by a west coast company.                           oppressive government.                will differ very little from
3%. It will report next week.       economy. Inflation is tame as                  Oracle will pay $17/share in                            I wonder aloud where folks          Soviet citizens of the sixties.
JP Morgan’s investment              Bernanke, the Fed Chair, is                    cash, a 30% premium over                              like    Thomas     Jefferson,         People vote and pretend it
bank noted $2.5 billion, but        standing pat on interest rates                 the $13 stock price. Chase                            Alexander Hamilton, Patrick           means something. Most of
retail banking lost $131 mil-       and may not increase them                      Forward has been used in                              Henry,     Samuel     Adams,          us think all our elected offi-
lion, and credit cards lost         for at least six months. Re-                   over 10,000 clinical trials.                          George Washington and                 cials are useless. Everyone
$303 million. Overall credit        tail sales rose more than ex-                     Butler Bank of Lowell was                          Paul Revere would be stand-           days, “Throw the bums out”
losses totaled $7.9 billion,        pected in March, and con-                      closed by the SEC, the first                          ing today. Would they align           but rarely do. The Obama
what analysts had expected.         sumer prices were little                       bank to fail in Massachu-                             themselves with a govern-             Administration along with
The firm set aside $7 billion       changed as the economy con-                    setts. It had a negative net                          ment growing in power or              Democrats in both Houses of
for loan losses down 30% from       tinues to expand without fu-                   worth and taken over by an                            would they be supporting              Congress are driving us
last year. It also set aside $2.3   eling inflation. Consumer                      out of state bank.                                    today’s Tea Partiers worried          closer and closer to a social-
billion for litigation over         prices rose 0.1% in March.                        Goldman Sachs was ac-                              about where our govern-               ist type of government where
mortgages and a fight with          Wall Street expected a 1.2%                    cused of fraud by the SEC for                         ment was taking us? Some-             they control us. Most people
Washington Mutual bondhold-         gain while prior months were                   selling mortgages and betting                         thing is terribly wrong when          just go along for the ride as
ers. They are predicting that       revised      upward.       Sales               on them to fail. The investors                        most people just watch gov-           long as there’s something in
as we go forward the credit         climbed 7.8% versus a year                     lost close to $1 billion. The                         ernment taking control over           it for them. Our Bill of Rights
losses will be less than what       ago, the biggest jump in over                  mortgages were slated to fail                         so much of our lives and tell-        is threatened as is our con-
they are today. The loan            four years, but consumer                       and Goldman had insurance                             ing us what’s good for us             stitution from those in power
losses are becoming less and        prices rose .2% in March, ac-                  on them and stood to profit if                        since we all must be so stu-          who think the US Constitu-
less and will not need the pro-     cording to the Labor Depart-                   they declined in value. They                          pid and in need of its direc-
visions they have already set       ment. The Federal Reserve                      were sold to two European                             tion for our own good.                      (Continued on Page 14)
up. Credit stabilization is the     said its Beige Book survey                     banks that bought the secu-
big take away said William          reported that 11 of the 12 dis-                rities and lost over $1 billion.
Smith, head of money man-           tricts were flat. “With the sup-               The stock of Goldman fell over
agement from Sam Advisors,
which has stakes in all the
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 Revere America Kicks Off National Petition Drive
       to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare
          Governor George Pataki, Kerry Healey and Bill Binnie
        Headline Revere America Rally at Boston’s Paul Revere Mall
  Flanked by former Massachusetts Lt. Gov-
ernor Kerry Healey and US Senate candi-
date Bill Bennie (N-NH), former New York
Governor George Pataki, Chairman of Re-
vere America, launched a national cam-
paign to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
  The rally at Boston’s Paul Revere Mall was
Revere America’s first stop of a nationwide
tour to gather the signatures of one million
Americans who, according to Pataki, “want
to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with the
responsible reforms our healthcare system
needs and the American people want. Pataki
said: “235 years ago today, Paul Revere em-
barked from this place on his historic ride
warning the people that their freedom was        Scott Bauer at the Revere America table
in danger. The people joined together. They      at the Prado in Boston’s North End.
defeated liberty’s enemies. Our unwaver-
ing commitment to freedom has been the           to repeal and replace ObamaCare with the
cornerstone of a nation that has prospered       responsible reforms our healthcare system
and flourished.                                  needs and that the people want.
  “In recent years, that has changed in            Today’s Revere America rally is part of a
alarming ways. Washington liberals have          three-day, six-state tour that spans across
enacted one policy after another that chip       the country, and that will ultimately take
away at our precious freedoms and threaten       the Revere America petition drive to all 50
to change the very essence of America.           states. The petition is also online at

                                                                                                        “Taste of the North End”
  “The recently enacted government take-
over of health care — a.k.a. ObamaCare —                   About Revere America
is perhaps the most egregious example of           Revere America is an organization
an unfettered power grab by Washington           dedicated to advancing common sense                                   FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
Liberals in our history. I’m proud to be in      public policies rooted in our traditions
                                                                                                        Missing something last May? Yep. Due to construction at
Boston today with Kerry and Bill as we           of freedom and free markets. Visit
                                                                                                      the Aquarium, the “Taste of the North End” had to take a
gather signatures on our national petition to learn more.
                                                                                                      year off ... but we are back!
                                                                                                        “Taste of the North End” Turns Sweet 16! — Guests will
        St. John School Sends Many Thanks
                 School       Many                                                                    enjoy a festive evening of fine food, vino and fun — all
                                                                                                      proceeds to benefit The North End Community Health
  The St. John’s School annual fundraiser        Asylum, In.jean.ius, Jim and Dana Carey,             Center, as well as Children’s and Senior’s Programs in the
was a big success. Many thanks to all those      Joyce Papa Amoroso, Kevin and Lisa Seaver,           North End
who attended and to the sponsors below.          Kilem Management Corp., Limoncello,                    The 16 th Annual “Taste of the North End”, is set for
  1-800-FLOWERS, Ace Tickets, Acquire            Massimino’s, Matter of Face, Matthew Sterre,         Friday, May 14, 2010, at the New England Aquarium,
Botique, Al Dente Ristorante, Alyson Oliveira,   McDonald’s RJK & Co., Mike’s Pastry, Mizzi           Boston. Food from 34 popular North End restaurants and
Anna Mustacchio, Ana Pizarro Soto, Barbara       Family, Monika & Gus Selmont, Mother                 libations from area wine vendors will leave guests thrilled
Coppola D’Ambrosio, Barbara Walsh, Beacon        Anna’s Restaurant, National Amusements,              and full! Food stations line the large center tank inside
Hill Athletic Club, Bill Cantin, Billy Tse       Patrick McDonough, Pittore Family, Hanover           the New England Aquarium, with dancing and desserts in
Restaurant, Bob and Paula Harding, Boston        News, Pizzaria Regina, Ricardo’s Restaurant,         the tent to round out the night. Tickets now on sale. Please
Gliders, Boston Red Sox, Braun Family/           Rosanna Pantaleo, Roseann & Michael                  call 617-643-8106 or visit
Topiary Interiors, Caterina Ferullo, China       Romano, Salumeria Italiana, Shake the Tree             KISS-108 and NECN’s TV Diner host Billy Costa will emcee
House Restaurant, Collegiate House, Dan          Gallery, Sal Bartolo, Six Flags New England,         the evening.
and Joyce McDevitt, Davide Ristorante, Denise    Starbucks Coffee, Taj Hotel, Tanorama                  Participating restaurants and wine distributors
and Teddy Pasto, Fairmont Battery Wharf,         Tanning Salon, The Sports Museum, The                include: Accardi & Son, Al Dente, Antico Forno, Antinori/
Food Tours of Boston, Francesca Rubino           Westin Boston Waterfront, Walter and Grace           St. Michelle Wine Estates, Artú Rosticceria & Trattoria,
and Family, Ginny Innocenti, Giovanni            Luongo, The Wine Bottega, Thomas                     AV Imports, Bricco, Cantina-Italiana, Don Sebastiani &
D’Accunto, High Gear Jewelry, Improv             Schiavoni, Vinnie DeLeo, Velvet Fly,                 Sons, Espresso Plus, Filippo Ristorante, Fiore, Il Panino,
                                                                                                      La Summa Ristorante, The Living Room, Lucca, Lucia

                                                                                                      Ristorante, Mamma Maria, Massimino’s Cucina Italiana,
                                                                                                      Mike’s Pastry, Modern Pastry, Neptune Oyster, J. Pace &
                                                                                                      Son, Pagliuca’s Restaurant, Paul W. Marks Co., Inc.,
     South Shore Music Circus Thursday, July 22nd at 8:00 PM                                          Perkins, Piantedosi Baking, Piccola Venezia, Prestige
  Back by popular demand!       Mathis to the record-buying                                           Imports, Taranta, Terramia, Tresca, Vin Divino and Vias
Johnny       Mathis      has    public, vaulting him into the                                         Import.
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• Patriot’s Day (Continued from Page 1)

                                                                                                            ALL THAT ZAZZ
                                                                                                               by Mary N. DiZazzo

                                                                                                        Azulene-a Chamomile Extract
                                                                                                             to Sooth and Heal!
                                                                                         Ciao bella,                          and body creams as well as
                                                                                           While Chamomile comes              sunburn and burn rem-
                                                                                         from the Greek word “earth           edies. Azulene can also be
                                                                                         apple” because of its scent          found in shaving and waxing
                                                                                         Azulene comes from the               products, eye treatments
                                                                                         Spanish dialect “azul” be-           and also a variety of treat-
                                                                                         cause of its color, dark blue.       ments for dry skin.
                                                                                         Dark blue is known to be               Azulene essential oil is
                                                                                         such a tranquil and relaxing         said to calm rosacea, and
                                                                                         color. No wonder it is found         some clinical studies show
                                                                                         in chamomile which has               that an azulene-based syn-
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Center with participants of Patriot’s Day Boston              been used for centuries in           thetic drug has beneficial
activities pause to remember our fallen heroes in the Prado, Paul Revere Park on         Europe as a widely used              cardiovascular effects. In the
Hanover Street, Boston.                                                                  herbal medicine for a vari-          U.S. chamomile is com-
                                                                                         ety of ailments. Chamomile           monly found in tea.
                                                                                         tea is said to cause a soft            So, sip some today.
                                                                                         and sleepy mood for a good                              — Mary N.
                                                                                         night’s sleep; and beauty is                    DiZazzo-Trumbull
                                                                                         to sleep well!                       Read prior weeks’ “All That
                                                                                           The azulene is extracted           Zazz” columns at www.mary
                                                                                         from the chamomile flower   Mary is a third-
                                                                                         by steam distillation. The           generation cosmetologist and
                                                                                         dark blue oil extract is used        a Massachusetts distributor of
                                                                                         as an inflammatory found in          Kosmea brand rose hip oil
                                                                                         topical applications to sooth        products. She may be con-
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                                                                                         skin. It can be spotted in face

                                            Mayor Thomas Menino hands off the
                                            script to Paul Revere to begin the ride to
                                            Lexington.                                                MISSING CAT
                                              On Monday April 19, 2010 the re-enact-
                                            ment of Paul Revere’s ride, started on
                                            Hanover Street, Boston in front of Saint
                                            Stephen’s Church at 10 a.m. On Patriot’s
                                            Day, the National Lancers re-enacted the
                                            rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes.
                                            Revere left from the North End, Boston and
                                            Dawes left from Roxbury, re-enacting
                                            the message of warning on their way to
The Patriots stand in front of the statue   Lexington.
of Paul Revere in the Prado on Hanover                                      (Photos by
Street, Boston’s North End.                    Rosario Scabin of Ross Photography)

                            Best Wishes to the                                                A pure white cat with grey eyes goes by the name

                                                                                            Kitty Cat is missing in the Jamaica Plain area. She
                                                                                            is a house cat. Please call Mary at 617-522-4115.

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         Chamber’s EWC Presents:
        So You Want to Start                                                                                           Freeway
            A BUSINESS?                                                                                                        Says ...
  The East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Eastie Women                   You can email your questions to to the attention of Freeway. Don’t
Connect” (EWC) is hosting its next event on Tuesday,                  forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks.
April 27, at the new home of the East Boston Chamber,
175 McClellan Highway (Rt.1A Northbound), East Boston.                   I thought an article I read    son, the accident is your         or six hundred dollars is a
The event is called “So You Want to Start a Business?”                may interest my pooch             fault, and your own pet gets      great help, but if your pet’s
and will be a tremendous opportunity and resource for those           friends and their human           hurt, your auto insurance         injuries require surgery or
individuals curious about developing their own small busi-            companions as it had inter-       probably doesn’t cover that.      other expensive procedures,
ness and the essentials for doing so.                                 ested my own human. “PET          But that’s changing. Pet own-     you’re going to need more
  The workshop, generously sponsored by East Boston                   AUTO INSURANCE your               ers have been asking if their     comprehensive        coverage
Savings Bank, will feature guidance from a panel of several           pooch can’t drive, but is he/     pets are covered and auto         that pet health insurance
experts, including: Mr. John Lynch, Boston Office of Busi-            she covered in an accident.”      insurance companies are           offers.
ness Development; Cyndi Levins and Maggie Morris, Luna                If your dog is so much a part     starting to take notice. A          In the meantime, know-
Boutique & Moonstruck (Winthrop); George T. Mylonakis,                of your family that he/she is     scant few car insurance           ing that your dog may not
Go Global Logistics, LLC (East Boston); the Massachusetts             riding in the car with you        companies are now offering        get the same benefits as
Small Business Development Center at UMass Boston; and                whenever possible, you may        limited pet injury coverage       you would in a car accident,
other members of the East Boston Chamber.                             just assume that your auto        under their collision or com-     make sure your pet is riding
  Some topics that will be covered include how to refine              insurance covers your dog in      prehensive plans, at no ex-       safely in the car to minimize
your business idea; identify your market; develop a busi-             an accident like everyone         tra charge. These plans typi-     injuries. Pets should never
ness plan; decide on various legal forms of businesss; secure         else. Well, it does and it        cally pay as much as $600         be loose — no matter how
your business name; secure the proper space and get it                doesn’t. The standard for         to help pay the veterinarian      cute and adorable they are
permitted; finance your business; set up your books; secure           auto insurance accident           bills and medications. That       on your lap, or how much
a web site; and market and promote your business.                     claims is that if someone         is great news and a move in       fun they’re having hanging
  The workshop will take place on April 27 beginning at               were to hit you, and it’s the     the right direction! We’re        their tongues out the win-
5:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along plenty of             other person’s fault, then        hoping this is the beginning      dow. Use a pet harness or
business cards and other materials for networking purposes.           the other persons’s car in-       of a trend! Now ask yourself      carrier to protect them, just
Ticket cost includes invaluable information, light dinner             surance pays for any injury       is your auto insurance            like you wear a seatbelt.
with dessert, and fantastic networking. There will also be            to your pet. Or, if you hit a     coverage enough to cover big        I thought this bit of news
a free door prize raffle for guests.                                  car and the other person has      veterinarian bills? Even if       would be interesting to all
  Reserve your seat for this workshop by calling 617-569-             a dog riding shotgun, and         your pet is covered under         my readers. Keep your pet
5000 ext. 221 or emailing                 that dog is injured, your car     your car insurance policy,        healthy and safe.
  The mission of the East Boston Chamber is to promote                insurance pays for it. But,       it’s still a good idea to carry     Life is loving and protecting
and support the interests of its members while encourag-              when you hit the other per-       pet health insurance. Five        your pets. That’s all for now.
ing, fostering, stimulating, promoting, and advancing the
economic development of the entire East Boston commu-
nity. The goal of Eastie Women Connect (EWC) is to provide
a forum for women of all ages to connect and expand their
                                                                          The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh Clean Up
                                                                        The Friends of Belle Isle       the past few years. That’s        be to remove those “big”
networks, make professional contacts, hear stimulating
                                                                      Marsh     will sponsor    a       the CVS that was formerly         items. We will also have a
presentations from business professionals and optimize
                                                                      Cleanup next Saturday             Rite-Aid and formerly Osco.       “trail day” later this spring
their success in the marketplace.
                                                                      morning, April 24 th , from         There’s lots of litter and      to work on the Greenway.
  For more information on the Chamber and its programs,
                                                                      9:30 am to noon. Refresh-         some larger debris that           There’s lots of weeds and
please visit For more infor-
                                                                      ments will be served of           washed in from the winter         some invasive knotweed
mation on our event sponsor East Boston Savings Bank,
                                                                      course. Our cleanup will          storms. This year we will         that should be removed.
please visit
                                                                      focus on Saratoga Street,         make a special effort to work       Good News: The ospreys
                                                                      the marsh area next to            with the Mayor’s East Boston      that we all saw last year at
                                                                      Excel Academy, the littered       Liaison, Boston Inspectional      our cleanup are back. Will
                                                                      area near the T yard at the       Services, the Boston Police,      we have a family on our
        There Was Always                                              Belle Isle Urban Wild, and        the Revere Police, DEP and        “new” osprey platform this
                       by Judean Langone                              the Bonacorso Property on         other law enforcement agen-       year? Come and learn more
                                                                      Morton Street in Winthrop.        cies to force companies and       about the return of the
        There was always “Something Before words”                     We will have gloves and           property owners who dump to       ospreys from near extinc-
                 It was the breath of God –                           some boots. This year’s           stop, and to prosecute the        tion. DCR is moving forward
         Mosing around the blue carpets of heaven –                   Earth Day Cleanup will be         people who dump at Belle          with the park and seawall
                                                                      in association with Mayor         Isle. We’ve found everything      project on the Winthrop
               He was surveying all that was –                        Menino’s Boston Shines and        from TV sets, mattresses,         Parkway. Also, The Boston
           His eyes like stars – his being the light –                DCR’s Park Serve Day. We          asphalt, yard waste, tires,       Foundation has awarded
                       Beyond seeing!!                                will meet at the new CVS          and more tires that people        us a grant to continue
                                                                      on Saratoga Street in East        have dumped. However, this        our Monday Night Forum
               His mind stirring with dreams,                         Boston, the same place as         year’s cleanup goal will not      series.
        Like the wins which followed his foot steps!!
               And then the fire of the Father,
            touched His Heart – and He created!!                       East Boston Chamber of Commerce Annual $10,000 Dinner
                                                                         The East Boston Chamber        the drawing without being         For more information or to
                                                                      of    Commerce’s      annual      present at the dinner itself.     get involved, please call
         ly ed                                                        $10,000 dinner fundraiser           Local businesses can sup-       617-569-5000 or contact

     ew vat
    N o
                                                                      will be held on Thursday,
                                                                      May 27, 2010. This year’s
                                                                      event will be held at the
                                                                                                        port the event in several
                                                                                                        ways: purchase a drawing
                                                                                                        ticket, join us for dinner, or
                                                                                                                                          event chairperson Attorney
                                                                                                                                          Diane Modica at 617-292-
                                                                                                                                          3329. This event is vital to

      enSpecializing in the art of celebration
                                                                      newly-renovated Spinelli’s        make a donation – such as         the 2010 operations of the
                                                                      Function Facility, 280 Ben-       lottery scratch tickets, gift     East Boston Chamber, so
    R      Wedding, Anniversary, Quinceañera, Reunion,
                                                                      nington Street, East Boston.
                                                                         Come enjoy the most excit-
                                                                                                        cards, sports memorabilia,
                                                                                                        art pieces, Red Sox tickets,
                                                                                                                                          community’s support is des-
                                                                                                                                          perately needed and vastly
              Birthday, Social and Corporate Events.                  ing annual event the greater      and cash – that can be raffled,   appreciated. For more infor-
                                                                      East Boston community has         auctioned, or given away as       mation on the Chamber,
            Convenient location and valet parking makes               to offer. The evening will fea-   a consolation.                    please call us or visit
             Spinelli’s East Boston the perfect location.             ture a lavish multi-course          Tickets are now available.
        We are dedicated to the highest level of service and          surf and turf dinner, compli-
   professionalism to ensure the success of your special occasion.    mentary beverages, $10,000

                                                                                                                  ess r s
                                                                      Grand Prize Drawing, raffles

                                                                                                            pottlean e
                                                                      and auctions, and tons of fun                                              Wedding Gowns
                                                                      and prizes. The excitement
                                                                      begins at 6:00PM with a cock-
                                                                      tail hour, followed by dinner        S po a n
                                                                                                           S lle
                                                                                                                                                   Cleaned &
                                                                      and drawing at 7:00PM.
                                                                         A maximum of 225 Grand
                                                                      Prize Drawing tickets will be
                                                                                                             C                 COMMITTED TO QUALITY
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                                                                      dinner without purchasing a                               YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
                                                                      drawing ticket, but partici-
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   Simple                                                                                                                                                        EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS
                                                                                                                                                    Spring Networking Breakfast
   TIMES . . . by Girard A. Plante                                                                                                              Featured Speaker Congressman Mike Capuano

  One of the first women to serve in the U.S. Congress, and
the first woman elected to Congress to represent Massa-
chusetts, was Edith Nourse Rogers. That revelation came
to me during Martha Coakley’s bid to fulfill the remaining
term of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s U.S. Senate
  And I wondered why local newspapers didn’t devote space
to such history as the special election grew in significance.
  Eerie similarities were seen in the historic win by
Republican State Senator Scott Brown. You see, Edith
Nourse Rogers urgently ran in a special election as a
Republican from the 5 th District of Massachusetts after
her husband, Rep. John Jacob Rogers, died suddenly in
March 1928. She won the “sympathy vote” by a whopping
72 percent over a former Massachusetts governor! Edith’s
nearly four decades in Congress became legend.
  Edith was the only Republican of the five other women
she served alongside in the House of Representatives. She
became the first female from New England elected to
Congress. And she was the first woman Speaker pro tem-
pore over the House of Representatives.
  Although her volunteer work with veterans was well-
known for years prior to holding elective office, Edith quickly
became a trailblazer for veterans affairs in Congress. She
also saw the cruel disparities between women and men
serving in the United States military and her brilliance at                                                                              Congressman Mike Capuano addresses the audience at the EBMS breakfast.
legislating brought many changes to level the playing field.                                                                           On Tuesday, April 20,
  For example, Edith sponsored over 1,200 bills during her                                                                           2010, East Boston Main
35-year career in Congress, at least half directly relating                                                                          Streets hosted their annual
to veterans and the military. Some of the key legislation                                                                            networking breakfast with
she successfully received support by her male peers                                                                                  guest speaker Congress-
was the G.I. Bill, which created vocational and educational                                                                          man Mike Capuano. The
training to the troops returning from World War II, as                                                                               congressman addressed the
well as low-interest loans for businesses, homes and                                                                                 audience and spoke of the
farms. Her penchant for improving the lives of veterans                                                                              most pertinent issues na-
extended to women interested in serving in the military.                                                                             tionwide and locally such as
  She created the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) by introduc-                                                                              healthcare, the economy
ing a bill in 1942, which became law at the height of WWII                                                                           and immigration.
on July 1, 1943. WACs earned equal pay and benefits. Edith
also introduced a Nurse Corps for veterans and numerous
other laws and benefits to aid veterans disabled during war.
  Edith strongly opposed America’s involvement in Vietnam                                                                            East Boston Main Streets
in 1954, when Vice President Richard Nixon proposed the                                                                              Directors Ann DiMaria (left)
nation’s intervention. She claimed that “If America is to                                                                            and Grace Previte-Magoon
strike a blow at Communism, it must be struck at Moscow,                                                                             with Congressman Mike
the heart of Communism.”                                                                                                             Capuano.
  Viewed by her peers as a strong candidate for the U.S.
Senate against John F. Kennedy in 1958, Edith thought
otherwise and decided against a campaign. She died sud-                                                                                            (Photos by
denly while in office on September 10, 1960. Edith served                                                                                  Clark Moulaison III)
in Congress longer than any woman in history. She and
her husband eternally rest in Lowell Cemetery in their
hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. To learn more about
this remarkable first congresswoman from Massachusetts,
go to

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           The Socially Set
                                                 by Hilda M. Morrill

                                                                 Noted author Richard North
                                                                 Patterson was the featured
                                                                 speaker at a recent meet-
                                                                 ing of Boston University’s
                                                                 Howard Gotlieb Archival
                                                                 Research Center and the
                                                                 Friends of the Library.
                                                                     (Photo by Allan Dines)
                                                                                                  Channel 5’s Bianca de la Garza, left, and fashion designer
                                                                 also served as an Assistant      Denise Hajjar smile for the camera at the Fairmont
                                                                 Attorney General for the         Copley Plaza.                          (Photo by Bill Brett)
                                                                 state of Ohio and has been a
                                                                 partner in several presti-         Incidentally, the Museum         14,110 — comprising those
                                                                 gious U.S. law firms.            has announced that it will         who have seen the exhibi-
                                                                   The Howard Gotlieb Archi-      extend the dates of its popu-      tion in addition to those who
                                                                 val Research Center at Bos-      lar exhibition, The Secrets of     have reserved upcoming
Models wear Denise Hajjar designs from her Spring/               ton University seeks to cap-     Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC,           group visits.
Summer Collection at “Eleanor’s Affair,” a benefit for           ture and document history        through June 27.                     For more information
the ALS Association of Massachusetts, held at the                by collecting the manu-            Featured are masterworks         about the extended dates and
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.                                     scripts from individuals who     from an Egyptian tomb of           MFA hours and admissions,
                             (Photo by Lou Goodman)              play significant roles in the    the Middle Kingdom (2040–          call 617-267-9300 or visit
                                                                 fields of journalism, poetry,    1640 BC) uncovered in Deir
  “Eleanor’s Affair” was held   nese food and entertain-         literature and criticism,        el-Bersha, a necropolis in           ……. On Saturday, May 22,
at the Fairmont Copley Plaza    ment. Tickets include valet      dance, music, theater, film,     central Egypt, including a         the Irish Cultural Centre in
Hotel with a Denise Hajjar      parking and a three-course       television, and political and    finely painted coffin with         Canton celebrates its 20 th
fashion runway show featur-     meal with wine pairings.         religious movements.             magical spells, a mummified        anniversary. The occasion
ing the designer’s 2010           Other committee members          The Center strives to pre-     head, and objects thought          will be marked with a spe-
Spring/Summer Collection.       include Maurice Daaboul,         serve the documents and          necessary for the afterlife.       cial “Anniversary Gala and
The fun soiree, a benefit the   Marilyn Ganame, Elaine           make them readily available        This find represents the         Fundraiser” beginning at
ALS Association of Massa-       Hajjar, Lisa Miller, Starla      to researchers while admin-      largest Middle Kingdom             6 p.m. featuring entertain-
chusetts, was held in the       Pathak, Linda Sternfelt, Ron     istering all legal copyrights    burial assemblage ever dis-        ment, food, dancing, award
elegant Oval Room.              Tello, George Yeomelakis         and restrictions. The Center     covered and sheds light            presentations, a historical
  WCVB-TV Channel 5’s           and Kathy Yeomelakis.            also presents extensive ex-      on the grand lifestyle en-         look back at the last twenty
morning anchor Bianca de          For further information        hibitions, seminars and          joyed by local governor and        years of the Centre, a silent
la Garza was the emcee for      about the fundraiser, con-       tours for students, parents,     priest Djehutynakht and            auction and more.
the event, which included       tact John Martz at 617-956-      alumni, various visiting         his wife, Lady Djehutynakht,         For tickets and more
cocktails and hors d’oeuvres,   5262 or     groups and members of the        for whom the tomb was              information, call the office of
a silent auction and a          bigdreams. For information       public.                          built.                             the Irish Cultural Centre at
“Mystery Box.”                  about Denise Hajjar fash-          For more information             The exhibition will be           781-821-8291.
  The     ALS    Association    ions and events, please visit    about the Center or its          open during free community           Proceeds       from      the
Massachusetts Chapter is            upcoming events, please          days on April 26 (during the       evening’s Silent Auction will
committed to fighting Lou         ……. Boston University’s        call 617-353-3696 or visit       MFA’s festival of flowers, Art
Gehrig’s Disease on all         Howard Gotlieb Archival             in Bloom), Memorial Day                 (Continued on Page 13)
fronts. The organization of-    Research Center and the            ……. “Art in Bloom at           (May 31), and Father’s Day
fers more than a dozen free     Friends of the Library           the MFA” takes place this        (June 20).                                DIAMONDS
programs and services to        recently hosted novelist         weekend. This event brings         To date, nearly 175,000                   ROLEX
persons living with ALS and     Richard North Patterson at       together 50 New England          visitors have attended the               ESTATE JEWELRY
their families, supports        a reception and lecture in       garden clubs and profes-         Egyptian tomb exhibition.                 Bought & Sold
worldwide research efforts,     Metcalf Hall.                    sional designers to create       The attendance figure also
                                                                                                                                             Jewelers Exch. Bldg.
and advocates for the entire      Mr. Patterson, whose ar-       vibrant floral displays that     includes a record number
                                                                                                                                            Jim (617) 263-7766
ALS community on both a         chives are housed at the         interpret art from the           of school group visitors —
state and federal level. To     Gotlieb Center, spoke on his     Museum’s collection.
learn more, visit www.als-      career and successes as a          Activities include guided, or call 888-CURE-       best-selling author of legal     tours of the collection and
ALS.                            and political thrillers.         its corresponding flower ar-                                                Mattéo Gallo
  Incidentally, Denise is on      His first work, The Lasko      rangements, lectures and
the committee of the upcom-     Tangent (1979), won the          floral demonstrations by
ing “Big Dreams Start Small     Edgar Allan Poe Award for        well-known designers.                         o
                                                                                                               o                            Appraisals
Wine Dinner Evening” fund-      “Best First Mystery Novel” in      The MFA will also host a
raiser being held this com-     1980. Patterson’s work has       family day of kids’ activities                                           Sales & Rentals
ing Monday, April 26 from       been characterized as “me-       on Saturday, April 24.
6 - 10 p.m. at Byblos Restau-   ticulous in style with a keen      Art in Bloom is free                            •
rant in Norwood. Proceeds       understanding of human           with museum admission                                 Real Estate
will benefit the life-saving    nature.”                         although special events tick-
work of St. Jude’s Hospital       His novels Degree of Guilt     ets vary. For information
for Children.                   (1993) and Eyes of a Child       about Art in Bloom, call
                                                                                                                   376 North Street • Boston, MA 02113
  We are all invited for an     (1995) were combined into a      617-369-3169       or    visit                    (617) 523-2100 • Fax (617) 523-3530
evening of traditional Leba-    miniseries for NBC-TV. He
Page 10                                                       POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 23, 2010

                            B ob D ’s B eat
                                    by Bob DeCristoforo
            Post-Gazette Writer, Bob DeCristoforo Passes
  I am saddened to inform our readers that Bob DeCristoforo, columnist for Bob D’s Beat
has recently passed away. Bob has been a writer for many years at the Post-Gazette, covering          TENDERNESS (DVD)             Rise Window Washer to a
everything from college and high school sports, church and community events from the                         Lionsgate             Worm Grunter, plus some
North End, Charlestown and East Boston. Bob kept the community together with his                     A career-hardened detec-      scary deleted scenes. (17 hrs.
reporting on the positive contributions by so many, especially in his beloved North End.          tive (Russell Crowe) becomes     12 mins.).
Bob will be missed and we ask that you keep him in your prayers.                                  obsessed with the early re-
                        Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor                                    lease of Eric (Jon Foster), a    THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL
                                                                                                  teenaged serial killer he             CELEBRATION DVD
                                                                 TIP OF THE CAP
                                                                                                  helped send to prison. While             HBO Home Ent.
                                                   To all the priests we have here in the
                                                                                                  the detective trails the           The Official Inaugural Cel-
                                                North End. They are good people, doing great
                                                                                                  young psychopath, Eric is        ebration DVD on two discs
                                                jobs. We are most fortunate to have them
                                                                                                  joined by Lori Cranston          allows viewers to reflect on
                                                here with us.
                                                                                                  (Sophie Traub), a troubled       the historic inauguration
                                                    COLUMBUS CLASS OF ’88 REUNION
                                                                                                  teen who knows the pred-         of Barack Obama. the 44 th
                                                   Invitations have arrived for the Columbus
                                                                                                  ator’s darkest secrets and       President of the United
                                                High School Class of 1988 Reunion, which
                                                                                                  desires. Now the detective       States. Relive the unprec-
                                                will be held on Friday, May 21st at the United
                                                                                                  must race against time to        edented “We Are One” pre-
                                                State Coast Guard Base on Commercial
                                                                                                  prevent another murder,          inaugural celebration. Re-
                                                Street. Be sure to reply by May 1st. Columbus
                                                                                                  unaware of the painful truth     visit the first-ever “Neigh-
                                                High is alive!
                                                                                                  hiding beneath the surface       borhood Ball” featuring the
                                                      HIGH SCHOOL PREP NOTEBOOK
                                                                                                  of this riveting psychological   President and First Lady’s
                                                   Justin Amoroso is playing freshman
                                                                                                  thriller. (1 hr. 41 mins.).      first dance, and renew the
                                                baseball at Arlington Catholic. Justin is the
                                                                                                                                   stirring call to unity and
                                                son of Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Papa Amoroso and               PIRATE RADIO              hope of President Obama’s
                                                Ralph Amoroso. Bob Ofoedu from St. Clement                (Blu-ray-DVD)            historic swearing-in and
                                                has been name to the Eastern Massachu-                 Universal Studios           Inaugural Address. Watch
                                                setts Chapter of the National Football                      Home Ent.              the biggest celebration our
                                                Foundation and College Hall of Fame                 Director Richard Curtis,       nation — and the world —
                                                Scholar-Athlete Team. East Boston High            creator of Love Actually and     has ever seen. “We Are One”
                                                baseballers go into the week at 2-2. The Jets     Notting Hill, brings you the     concert features perfor-
                                                defeated O’Bryant 9-2 on Joe Ortiz’s two          enjoyment of a trip back to      mances by Beyoncé, Mary J.
                                                hitter, backed by a three run homer by            the freewheeling, free loving    Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl
                                                Rowanny Estrella and freshman Manny               ’60s when the very rock mu-      Crow, Josh Groban, John
                                                Martinez three run blast led the Jets pass        sic that inspired a genera-      Legend, Jennifer Nettles,
                                                Brighton.                                         tion was censored by the         John Mellencamp, Pete
                                                           SPRING FOOTBALL AT BC                  government. Pirate Radio is      Seeger, Bruce Springsteen,
                                                   The Annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring        a musically charged, feel        James Taylor, U2, Usher,
Bob McGann, Bob D., and Jon Lent at             Football Game and Family Day takes place          great comedy about rock and Stevie Wonder.
Comerica Park, Detroit.                         this Saturday, April 24 th at Boston College.     and roll. When a group of re-    (3 hrs. 26 mins.).
                                                The games begins at 1:00pm at Alumni              bellious deejays decide to
             NEAD FUNDRAISER!                   Field, and Family Fun Day activities takes        defy the ban, they take to        THE SLAMMIN’ SALMON
  Representative Aaron Michlewitz is            place at the Flynn Complex from 11:00am-          the seas to broadcast music                  (DVD)
holding a fundraiser on Sunday, April 25        1:00pm. Admission is free.                        and mayhem to millions of               Anchor Bay Ent.
from 5pm till 10pm at Prezza Restaurant on                    LACROSSE ANYONE?                    adoring fans. True events,           Slammin’ Cleon Salmon
Fleet Street. Part of the funds raised will        The Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Team will           featuring a soundtrack           (Michael Clarke Duncan),
benefit North End Against Drugs. Tickets        host Princeton at 1:00pm on Saturday,             that includes The Who, The       the former Heavyweight
may be bought at the door.                      April 24 th. Youth teams wearing their team       Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, David       Champion of the World and
 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNIVERSARY                jerseys will be admitted free.                    Bowie and The Rolling            current owner of a high-
  The 100 th Anniversary Mass for the                         BEANPOT BASEBALL                    Stones. (1 hr. 34 mins.).        scale Miami restaurant, has
Knights of Columbus Ausonia Council 1513           In the Semifinals of the Beanpot Baseball                                       racked up a sizable gambling
took place on Sunday, April 18 th at Sacred     Tournament BC defeated Harvard 10-9, and          BERT AND ERNIE’S GREAT           debt to a band of Japanese
Heart Church. A Communion Breakfast             Northeastern defeated UMass 8-5. BC and               ADVENTURES (DVD)             thugs. To help pay off the
followed at Tecce’s. This is quite an           Northeastern will play for the Beanpot               Warner Home Video +           debt, Cleon challenges his
accomplishment. We “Salute the Knights,”        Championship on Wednesday, April 21 st at              Sesame Workshop             oddball wait staff (the Broken
and all the fine work they do within the        7:00pm at Campanelli Field in Brockton.             In Bert and Ernie’s Great      Lizard Comedy Troupe, as
North End.                                                      COLLEGE BOARD                     Adventures, the Sesame           well as Cobie Smulders and
   MGH, NORTH END HEALTH CENTER                    Six Hockey East players have been named        Street duo take preschoolers     April Bowlby) to a contest
       HONORS BARBARA MALDERO                   to the 2010 Reebok All American Team by           on a fantastical journey! An     where the top-selling server
  The Annual Massachusetts General              the American Hockey Coaches Association.          exciting new DVD that con-       will win $10,000, while the
Hospital Health Center Award Ceremony           First Team honors went to Bobby Butler            tains thirteen exciting ad-      waiter in last place gets a
will take place at Everett High School from     (UNH), Gustav Nyquist (Maine) and Colby           ventures. Preschoolers will      “broken-rib sandwich” —
5:00pm to 9:00pm on May 6th. The North End      Cohen (BU). Second Team honors to Blake           learn all about friendship,      courtesy of the Champ him-
Neighborhood Center award recipient is          Kessel (UNH), Brian Foster (UNH), Justin          cooperation and critical         self. Spurred on by greed and
Barbara Maldero. Admission is free and the      Braun (UMASS). Cornell Basketball Coach           thinking skills as Bert and      panic, the staff resorts to
North End Nazzaro Center will perform.          Steve Donahue has been named new Coach            Ernie search for buried trea-    backstabbing, bribery and
    RED SOX FOUNDATION SUPPORTS                 of the BC Eagles.                                 sure as “Pirates,” visit outer   indecent proposals in an at-
              NEAA BASEBALL                                    FROZEN FOUR 2011                   space in “Planet Bert,” and      tempt to up sell their patrons
  Special “Thank You” to Anne Zeiger,              Ticket applications for the 2011 Frozen        swim with the fishes in          while simultaneously sabo-
Jonathan and their staff for once again         Four to be held April 7 th to 9 th in St. Paul,   “Deep Sea.” The adventures       taging their co-workers.
providing Red Sox rookie ball shirts and caps   Minnesota are now available online at             continue as they help out        (1 hr. 38 mins.).
for the NEAA rookie ball teams. The Red Sox It’s a great         an Arctic friend in “Pen-
and the North End continue a long term          time!                                             guins,” meet a baby dino-        GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (DVD)
partnership of coming together for our young                        PROLINE                       saur in “Caveman,” and             Sony Picture Home Ent.
people.                                            Watching the NHL Playoffs last Thursday,       cook up a mess in “Bakers.”        Joan Allen gives the per-
    DOMINIC AMARA, STEVE VIRGILIO               I couldn’t help remember that thanks to my        Children will delight in the     formance of a lifetime as
              TO BE HONORED                     Frozen Four trips I had the opportunity to        cool clay animated look and      American icon, artist Geor-
  The Charlestown Community Award Night         attend the homes of the Buffalo Sabres and        the fun and creative stories.    gia O’Keeffe. When O’Keeffe
will take place on Friday, May 7 th             the Washington Capitols great trips. Great        A video that creates ideas       discovers her drawings be-
at the Knights of Columbus Hall in              memories. Baseball celebrated Jackie              for    family   adventures.      ing displayed by famed
Charlestown. Dr. Domenic Amara, Principal       Robinson Day on April 15th.                       (60 mins.).                      photographer and art impre-
of the Warren Prescott School will be                           BOSTON SHINES                                                      sario Alfred Stieglitz (Jer-
honored with the William McCabe Public             Saturday, April 24th is “Boston Shines Day.”           DIRTY JOBS               emy Irons), she orders him
Servant Award. Stephen Virgilio will re-        It’s a great day to do spring cleanup in your          SEASON 4 (5-DVD)            to remove the collection.
ceive a Special Recognition Award for           neighborhood, in your park, on your street        Discovery Communications         She is ultimately won over
his work with the teens of Charlestown.         or even just in front of your house. This is a      The popular Discovery          by Alfred’s charms, and al-
For ticket information call Peter Looney at     citywide event. Get involved, get out your        Channel series Dirty Jobs        lows him to become her
617-699-3501.                                   broom, and sweep. The Friends of the Prado        follows host Mike Rowe as        professional benefactor. As
        EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS                    will meet at 9:00am to do their thing!            he introduces viewers to an      their working relationship
  The Archdiocese of Boston Annual                                   TIDBITS                      assortment of working men        evolves, they fall deeply in
Eucharistic Congress will take place on            - April 22nd is Earth Day.                     and women who make their         love. When Georgia’s star is
April 23 rd and 24th at St. Leonards Church,       - Celeb Sightings: Richie Settipane on         living performing the most       poised to eclipse Alfred’s
Sacred Heart Church and St. John School         North Bennet Street, Bob McGann, Bob D.,          unusual but vital vocations      light, the relationship suf-
in the North End. This year’s theme is          and Jon Lent at Comerica Park in Detroit.         in America. This 5-disc set      fers and he wounds her emo-
“Be Set Apart.” It will feature Catholic           - NEAA Baseball opens May 1st.                 features all 24 episodes         tionally, and takes a younger
speakers, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration,             - NEAD scholarship applications are due        from the fourth season,          lover. Georgia heads West,
Service Projects and an Italian dinner.         on Friday, May 7 th at the Nazzaro Center.        which had Mike tackling          finds new inspiration for her
For more information or to register visit          - I still love Cancun!                         a range of dirty jobs from a     paintings and ultimately her                                          SMILE!                      Toilet Crusher and High-         own voice.
                                                                               POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 23, 2010                                                                                           Page 11

                                                                                   artist to win the Grammy for Best Rock     was drawn to the way people in            THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES
                                                                                   Vocal Performance, Female (1979,           the neighborhoods lived their             54 Turner Street, Salem, MA
                                                                                   “Hot Stuff”) as well as the first-ever     public lives and the energy with             THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN
                                                                                   recipient of the Grammy for Best           which they talked, played and             GABLES - was the inspiration behind
                              NOW                                                  Dance Recording (1997, “Carry On”).
                                                                                   In 2004, she became one of the first
                                                                                                                              interacted. Inspired by “street pho-
                                                                                                                              tographers” such as Henri Cartier-
                                                                                                                                                                        Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel. It was
                                                                                                                                                                        built in 1668; and features a secret
                             PLAYING                                               inductees, as both an Artist Inductee
                                                                                   and a Record Inductee (for 1977’s “I
                                                                                                                              Bresson and Helen Levitt, Aarons
                                                                                                                              worked solidly in that tradition, find-
                                                                                                                                                                        staircase, 17 th century architecture,
                                                                                                                                                                        and three centuries of decorative arts
                                                                                   Feel Love”) into the Dance Music Hall      ing a steady supply of visual inspira-    as well as social and maritime his-
                                                                                   of Fame in New York City. It is esti-      tion in the juxtaposition of people       tory. Open year-round. For more in-
             UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN                                                     mated that Donna Summer has sold
                                                                                   more than 130 million records. For
                                                                                                                              against their urban background.
                                                                                                                              Please Note: Gallery hours Monday,
                                                                                                                                                                        formation, call: 978-744-0991.

                                                                                   tickets visit        Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00-

                                                                                   HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON
                                                                                                                              5:00, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00-7:00,
                                                                                                                              Sunday: 1:00-5:00 Located in the
                                                                                   15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA               Central Library, 700 Boylston Street,
                                                                                     CYNDI LAUPER - Saturday, June            Wiggin Gallery, McKim Building, 3rd       PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
                                                                                   26, 2010 at 7:00 PM. The genesis of        Floor. For more information about         161 Essex Street, Salem, MA
                                                                                   Bring Ya To The Brink, a title culled      these events and the many other pro-         TRASH MENAGERIE – Now
                                                                                   from the lyrics of the percussive          grams at the library please log onto      through May, 2010. This exhibit pre-
                                                                                   stand-out jam “Lyfe,” lies within                              sents over 30 whimsical animals cre-
                                                                                   Cyndi’s unique, often sharp-edged                                                    ated from things most of us simply
                                                                                   observations of the world. Log onto        THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM                     throw away. For example: A luminous
                                                                                        300 Congress St., Boston, MA              moth made from piano keys and pot-
                                                                                   1-888-693-BLUE (2583).                        KIDSTAGE – A state-of-the-art          tery shards. For more info, please call
                                                                                                                              performance space designed to             866-745-1876 or visit
                                                                                   CHEVALIER THEATER                          introduce children to the wondrous
                                                                                   30 Forest Street, Medford, MA              world of performing arts. KidStage        WORCESTER ART MUSEUM
                                                                                     OLDIES NIGHT - Saturday, May 8,          gives kids ages 2-6 years old a           55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
                                                                                   2010 at 7:00PM. Featuring Charlie          taste of what it’s like in and around        EXHIBITION: WHAT MATTERS
                                                                                   Thomas & the Drifters, The Toys with       spotlights. Short plays are put           - Now through August 22, 2010 from
                                                                                   Barbara Harris, Jay Siegal & the           on and the audience is invited to         11:00AM-5:00PM. This exhibition
                                                                                   Tokens, The Shirelles with Shirley         join in. Saturdays and Sundays—           features contemporary works be-
                                                                                   Allston Reeves and Comedian Paul           11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and           tween 1988 and 2009 by a roster of
                                                                                   DeAngelo. A great night of Doo Wop.        3:30 pm; on Mondays, Tuesdays             leading artists including Claire
                                                                                   For tickets visit     and Wednesdays—11:30 am and               Barclay, Willie Cole, Taylor Davis,
                                                                                                                              12:30 pm; on Thursdays, 11:30 am;         Melvin Edwards, Heide Fasnacht,
                                                                                   BOSTON SYMPHONY                            and Fridays, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm,          Tony Feher, Jim Isermann, Jim
                                                                                   ORCHESTRA                                  6:15 pm and 7:15 pm. For further          Lambie, Jodie Manasevit, Tim Rollins
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                                                                                   day, April 29 at 8:00PM; Friday,                                                     HISTORY, 1955 TO THE PRESENT
                                                                                   April 30 at 1:30PM; and Saturday,          NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM                      - Now through May 30, 2010,
                                                                                   May 1 at 8:00PM. BSO performs              Central Wharf, Boston, MA                 11:00 AM – 5:00PM. WAM displays the
                                                                                   Beethoven’s Overture No. 2 and                Exhibits explore the “World of         visual expression of rock & roll music
                                                                                   Concerto No. 4 and Bartók Concerto         Water,” from local Boston Harbor to       with more than 100 photographs of
                                                                                   for Orchestra.                             the exotic Amazon River and feature       famous rock stars.This exhibition fea-
                                                                                      DAVID J. GROSSMAN, DOUBLE               aquatic animals in recreated habitats     tures candid shots, live performances,
                                                                                   BASS & STEVE BECK, PIANO –                 from around the world. Visit a work-      publicity portraits and album cover art
                                                                                   Sunday, April 25 at 5:00PM. Manuel         ing animal care laboratory at the         of legendary musicians, such as Tina
                                                                                   De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole,       Aquarium Medical Center, and sit          Turner, Elvis Presley to name a few.
                                                                                   Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Faure:           in on one of the daily sea lion shows.    On display are their captured private
                                                                                   Cello Sonata No. 2. Grossman began         For more in-depth information             and public moments. For information,
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such as Carlos Mario Rojas Trio, SpaJazzy, Al Vega Trio,                           National Symphony Orchestra, and
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Paul Broadnax, Nick Grondin Jazz Band, The Infrared                                has toured Japan as a soloist with
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cluding “Transylvania Mania,” “He                                                  from the Iberian peninsula. This year
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   JOHNNY BASEBALL - May 14               Legend, The Music, The Voice! One of                                                PARADISE ROCK CLUB                        5:00PM-7:00PM. As part of Jazz Week
through May 30, 2010. An exhil-                                                    BOSTON POP ORCHESTRA
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arating blend of fact, fiction and                                                 301 Massachusetts Avenue,
                                          the world. Log onto                                                 JOVANOTTI - On Wednesday,              by Italia Unita. Join them for Italian
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                                          for tickets.                                                                        April 28, 2010 at 8:00PM Italy’s          tunes with a great jazz interpretation.
traces the origin of the Curse to a                                                  JOSH RITTER – Wednesday,
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collision of three orphaned souls:                                                 May 5th and 6th at 8:00PM. Idaho-born
                                          AGGANIS ARENA                                                                       Jovanotti announces Oyeah, the            noon with great music, friends and
Johnny O’Brien, a hard-luck right-                                                 singer-songwriter influenced by Bob
                                          925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA                                                   debut US album release by the chart       refreshments. For more information
hander on the 1919 Sox; his idol, the                                              Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Leonard
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man-child Babe Ruth; and Daisy                                                     Cohen. Josh Ritter is a mater of lyrical
                                          June 23, 2010 at 8:00PM. To me,                                                     and rapper for the legendary Verve
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                                          music is one of the most important                                                  Forecastlabel. An acclaimed pioneer       ITALIAN FILM SERIES
blues singer and the love of                                                       new material from his soon-to-be-
                                          things. A life without music would be                                               in the international hip hop scene        Presented by COMITES and the
Johnny’s life. Johnny Baseball is a                                                released studio album, as well as
                                          unbearable for me. My whole life has                                                renown for working in his native          Consul General of Italy, Boston
fun and spirited musical. For more                                                 works by the orchestra from the great-
                                          been guided by music. My father was                                                 Italian language, Jovanotti again           “NO PROBLEM” - Thursday,
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                                          the conductor of a symphony orches-                                                 breaks new ground on Oyeah’s 20           April 21, 2010 at 7:30PM hosted by                                                  Copland, Barber and Bernstein. For
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                                          was home, he sat at the piano study-                                                from his long career. To reserve your       “LA FIDANZANTA DI PAPÀ” -
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CERT THAT NEVER WAS - May 22,             BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION                 BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY                      MIT, ROOM 10-250                          hosted by Orsogna Plaza, 316 Main
2010 at 2PM. A sensational tribute        290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA            700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA              FRANCO MODIGLIANI (1918-                Street, Everett.
to Sinatra and Streisand. It is un-          EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Thursday,          LOWELL LECTURE SERIES – Now              2003) an Italian MIT Nobel                  “NATALE A RIO” - Tuesday,
likely that the two powerhouse voices     June 10, 2010 at 7:30PM. With songs      through April 2010. Travel the world       Laureate - April 26, 6:30-8:30PM.         May 11, 2010 at 7:30PM, hosted by
of the century would have ever shared     like “Shining Star”, “Got to Give”,      without leaving Boston. Lecturers in-      A celebration of his lasting contri-      Associazione Gizio, 226 North Street,
the same stage … until now! They          “Let’s Groove” and “Boogie Wonder-       clude Paul Theroux, Frances Mayes          butions to Economics and his pas-         (North End) Boston.
never worked together, exactly, ex-       land” it is no wonder that they can      and Alexander McCall Smith. All lec-       sionate reflections on Italy. Intro-        “FUOCHI        D’ARTIFICIO”        -
cept when they taped a duet in sepa-      rock the house.                          tures to be held in the Rabb Lecture       ductury remarks by Liborio Stellino,      Tuesday, April 18, 2010 at 7:30PM,
rate recording sessions, but it’s tan-       BACKSTREET BOYS - June 8, 2010        Hall. All lectures are free and open to    Consul General of Italy Boston,           hosted by Paesani d’Italia, 149A High-
talizing to think what it would have      at 7:30 PM. The boys are back! The       the public.                                Master of Ceremonies: Roberto             land Avenue, Somerville.
been like to have Barbra Streisand        teen pop sensation are on tour and         MAN IN THE STREET: BOS-                  Rigobon, MIT.                               “BAARIA” - Tuesday, May 25
and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a         they are making their way back to        TON PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULES                                                             at 7:30PM, hosted by COMITES,
concert tour. Just imagine the possi-     Boston. Don’t miss this show!            AARONS – When Jules Aarons be-             SYMPHONY HALL                             11 Tileston Street, Boston.
bilities. Would one have outshone            DONNA SUMMER - August 27,             gan photographing seriously in 1947,       301 Mass Avenue, Boston, MA                 The film series is free and open to
the other? Would their on stage ban-      2010 at 7:30PM. A five-time Grammy       he chose the streets and neighbor-           MAURIZIO POLLINI, piano - Sun-          the general public. No reservations
ter have been friendly or a bit snippy?   winner, Donna Summer was the first       hoods of Boston as his subject. He         day, April 25, 2010 at 3PM. In a world    are required.
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                                                                                                            Recipes from the
                                                                                                                by Vita Orlando Sinopoli
                                                                                                    COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  Are you constantly bored? Well, people who      never have
complain they are bored are more at risk of       anything                                                STUFFED CABANELLE PEPPERS
dying early, says a new report. British scien-    done again,
tists tracked the health of thousands of          but this year                                              Elongated Green Peppers
government workers who’d been surveyed in         I got tired of
the 1980s. Those who’d admitted life was          not looking                                       4 Cabanelle peppers (long light green peppers)
boring were two and a half times more likely      like how I feel.” And she added, I wanted a       1/3 cup flavored bread crumbs
to have died from heart problems. Experts say     more refined chin like I used to have, so I       2 teaspoons capers in vinegar/water
that boredom often leads to drinking, smok-       changed my mind.” Jane — who’s writing a          Vegetable oil spray
ing, drug-taking and an unhealthy diet,           book about aging — says when producer Bob            With a paring knife, cut around the edge of the pepper
resulting in heart problems.                      Evans complimented her on her new short           stem to remove the stem and seed pod from each pepper.
  Gee, to avoid boredom simply read the Post-     haircut recently, she replied: “Thanks, I just    Wash peppers, dry outside of each and set aside. In a bowl,
Gazette! Of course, read my column and be         had some “work done on my chin and neck           mix bread crumbs, capers and a little of the liquid from the
assured you will not be bored.                    and had the bags taken away from under my         bottle. With a paper towel, rub a little oil over skin of pep-
  A book that will save you from boredom is       eyes. So I thought it would be good to get a      pers. Place three teaspoons of breadcrumb mixture in each
“Famous Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard           new haircut so people will think it’s my new      pepper. Peppers will not be completely filled. Spray a broil-
Burton, and the Marriage of the Century,”         hair.” Jane continues “I wish I’d been brave      ing tray with oil. Place peppers in center of tray. Turn your
published by Harper and due for release           enough not to do anything, but I chose to be      oven to broil and place tray with peppers on the correct
June 1st. The dual biography of Hollywood’s       a somewhat more glamorous grandma.”               shelf for broiling. Peppers should be about two inches from
“It Couple” by authors Sam Kashner and               For the record, Jane’s dad, Henry Fonda        heat. The outer skin of the pepper sears but should not
Nancy Schoenberger make good use of               passed away in 1982, at the age of 77 from        burn, though a portion may blacken. Keep checking and
Burton’s engaging love letters and diary          heart failure and prostate cancer. Fonda was      turning until all sides have been seared. This only takes about
entries, offers juicy details of his epic alco-   cremated and his ashes given to his family.       fifteen to twenty minutes to complete. Remove from broiler
holism, her towering tantrums, and is fasci-      Personally speaking, we met Henry Fonda in        oven, cover and set aside.
nated with the jewelry pieces — like the          New Hampshire and we sat at a bar and                It is best to broil these peppers just before serving. If broiled
Taj Mahal diamond that Taylor famously            downed a beer.                                    in advance, they can be warmed up in the microwave oven.
extracted from Burton as tribute or penance.         Some notables buried in Massachusetts:            These can be fried in a skillet with a little olive oil, but
Here is that rare love story that holds one’s     John Belushi, Martha’s Vineyard; Wendell          the flavor may be different.
interest beyond the wedding.                      Corey, Beckett Cemetery; Billy De Wolfe,            NOTE: MaryAnn (Summa) Trodella, a childhood friend,
  Hearty news! Scientists say that men can        Mount Wollston Cemetery, Quincy; Frank            treated my husband and me to these delicious peppers many
cut their risk of heart disease almost in half-   Fontaine, Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford;            years ago. She learned to prepare these from her mother-in-
just by having sex twice a week! More than        Josephine Hull, Newton Cemetery, Newton;          law who had immigrated to this country from Italy with her
1,000 men ages 40 to 70 with no history of        Arthur Fiedler, St. Joseph Cemetery, West         husband during the early nineteen hundreds.
heart problems were followed for 16 years,        Roxbury; Gertrude Lawrence, Upton Cem-
and the ones who had sex at least twice a         etery, Upton; Katherine Cornell, Village Cem-
week were 45 percent less likely to develop       etery, Martha’s Vineyard.                            Vita can be reached at
serious heart conditions than those who did          It was on April 29, 2003 Jerry Williams,
it less than once a month. Although the           Boston’s radio great, passed away at the age
effects of twice-a-week sex on women weren’t      of 79. Yes, we knew him well! Jerry was liv-
part of the study, researchers believe it would   ing in semi-retirement in Marshfield and
help keep their hearts healthy, too. Besides
the exercise involved, sex offers emotional
                                                  was survived by three daughters and four
                                                  grandchildren. Jerry was married to an
benefits that may protect the heart, say          Italian-American, Teri Iezzi.                         EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE
researchers in the Journal of Cardiology.            While on the subject of “grave matters”
  More worthy advice! Be careful where you
store your vitamin pills — they may be no
                                                  perhaps you will be interested to learn the
                                                  Ferncliff Cemetery located in Hartsdale, New
                                                                                                                      IS     NOW OPEN
good within a week of opening. A team from        York is where you’ll discover Judy Garland                         MARIE MATARESE
Purdue University found most folks store          and Harold Arlen, who wrote “Over The Rain-                  35 Bennington Street, East Boston
supplements in their kitchen or bathroom,         bow.” Fresh flowers are always kept in front
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vitamins in a cool, dry place, but not a fridge   Sigmund Romberg. And at the Pinelawn                           THURS. 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.
which can lead to condensation.                   Cemetery in Farmingdale, Long Island is
  In moderation, beer can be a health-food
drink that builds strong bones, says USA To-
                                                  where you will discover Count Basie and Guy
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scientists tested 100 commercial beers for        times of Southerners is buried in Yankee
silicon content, and found that pale ales had     territory — Alleghany Cemetery, Pittsburgh,
the highest levels, while light lagers and        Pennsylvania.
wheat beers had the lowest. “Beers contain-          As the stately maestro and musicologist                                                           1st Generation
ing high levels of malted barley and hops are     Albert Natale will tell you, “There’s no busi-
richest in silicon,” said researcher Charles      ness like show business!” And so here are
Bamforth.                                         some show biz memories. Horace Heidt                                                     Vita Orlando Sinopoli
  Huh? In a worldwide survey of 5,000 gals,       often featured Frankie Carle, whose gim-
one poll claimed lads from Ireland snagged        micks included playing piano with his hands                                                           Shares with us
top honors as the sexiest speaker followed        behind his back. Before becoming a singer                                                     a delightful recollection
by the studly stallions from Italy and the        and actor, Dean Martin tried his hand as
charming chaps from Scotland. French —            coal miner, a boxer and other non-entertain-                                                 of her memories as a child
once widely regarded as the language of love      ment trades. He and Jerry Lewis made 16                                                               growing up in
— came in at fourth place, while the Ameri-       films together, until they both went solo. Over
can accent placed tenth.                          30 more films followed. Major hit record-                                                      Boston’s “Little Italy”
  Bella Culo of Chesnut Hill thinks men with      ings include “That’s Amore” (1953), “Memo-                                                          and a collection of
Italian accents make you dream of amore.          ries Are Made of This” (1955) and “Everybody
  The astute Tom Analetto of Medford, claims      Loves Somebody” (1964). Violist/composer                                                        Italian family recipes
man is the only animal to whom an accent          Mantovani’s father was a violinist under                                                            from the homeland.
is important.                                     Arturo Toscanini. Mantovani’s big hit came
  The brilliant and glamorous Rosalie Cunio       in 1950 with a song lifted from a mood music
of Waltham says, “Your accent should betray       album, “Charmaine.” His treatment of the                                           Great as Gifts
neither your mother’s birthplace nor your         1913 song introduced the cascading strings                   FROM MY BAKERY PERCH available on AMAZON.COM
father’s income.”                                 gimmick, and made him the king of mood                               and in local bookstores — ask for
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  The wondrous Lisa Cappuccio of East             music. Mary Martin was one of the all-time
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Boston thinks if Paul Revere had been a           great ladies of the Broadway theater. Her
poor rider, Americans would all be talking        1939 hit “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” is a
with a British accent.                            classic. She has recorded and worked along-
  Jane Fonda is still attractive at 72 — but      side such as Bing Crosby, Eddy Duchin, Jack          THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
not stunning enough to keep her vow to shun       Teagraden, Guy Lombardo, and Arthur
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L’Oreal to hype its anti-aging cream, Jane’s      Sound of Music.” Be aware, the popular pop                  Call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)
happily telling fans on her website about why     star Lady Gaga’s true name is Stefani
she’s done an about-face and sought surgery       Germanotta.                                                          or log on to
for a more youthful look. “I swore in 2000 I’d    AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME
                                                                    POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 23, 2010                                                                                                             Page 13

                                                                                                                                                  Notable Events
                                                                                                                                     by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari
                                                                                                                                                                                 on a monitor at the cathedral
                                                                                                                                                                                 that seemed to sum up the
                                                                                                                                                                                 spirit of the Conference,
                                                                                                                                                                                 which was one of hope, “The
                                                                                                                                                                                 light shines on in darkness,
                                                                                                                                                                                 a darkness that did not over-
  I’ve been asked to repeat          We left the parking spot        the kitchen table. He under-                                                                                come it.” A good message in
a story I wrote several years     in front of 70 Eutaw Street        stood. When it was time to                                                                                  tumultuous times.
ago about Babbononno and          and drove down the hill to         sample another type of wine,                                                                                   The 2010 Women’s Confer-
Dad’s cars. Ok, here goes …       Meridian Street, turned left       Babbononno got up to wash                                                                                   ence had taken place earlier,
Babbononno was born in            and headed for Maverick            his glass. The sink was to the                                                                              on February 27th; both events
1875, long before the auto-       Square. What Dad didn’t no-        left of the stove. Heading                                                                                  featured a complete program
mobile came into existence        tice was that Babbononno           there, he bumped into Cous-                                                                                 of speakers, Sacrament of
as a practical vehicle. As a      grabbed the door handle once       in John, saying, “Giovanni,                                                                                 Reconciliation, Eucharistic
result, years later, he didn’t    again and held that for dear       mi scusa.” He washed his                                                                                    Adoration and Mass with
understand what the ma-           life.                              glass and headed back to the                                                                                Cardinal Sean O’Malley.
                                                                                                                  Cardinal Sean O’Malley
chine was and hated them.            To get to Orleans Street        table bumping into Cousin                                                                                      We attended the Tea Party
In return, every car my           where Zi’Antonio lived, Dad        John again. He repeated                       During the past week, two                                     rally that took place on
grandfather entered hated         had to take a left once in         himself saying, “Scusa.”                    unrelated events took place                                     Wednesday, April 14th; about
him. He would bang his head       Maverick Square. As he             Once seated, Zi’Antonio                     in Boston, both of which we                                     5,000-8,000 people gathered
getting into vehicles. He         started to make the left           poured him a second glass of                attended, that are well worth                                   on the Boston Common to
would literally fall into the     turn, Babbononno lifted the        wine. After he drank that                   noting. The 2010 Boston                                         voice their support for the
back seat if that’s where he      door handle and the right          and was offered a third, he                 Catholic Men’s Conference                                       grass roots phenomenon.
was told to sit. Once inside,     door opened. As we made            got up to wash the glass                    was held at the Cathedral of                                    Boston was the next to the
he would look for something       the left turn, Babbononno          again, and of course, bumped                the Holy Cross on Saturday,                                     last stop in a three week jour-
to hold onto for dear life. A     slid to his right and started      into Cousin John again.                     April 17 th . The theme of                                      ney that began in Nevada and
generation later, my mother       to fall out the open door. Dad     Returning to the table, he                  this year’s conference was                                      would end in Washington
felt the same way about fly-      reached out with his right         did it once more. At this                   “Crossing the Goal Together”.                                   D.C. on tax day April 15th.
ing, and if space travel be-      hand and pulled Babbononno         point, Cousin John yelled out               Men throughout the Archdio-                                        The media would have you
comes part of our way of life,    back into the car. As he did       to my grandfather, “Zi                      cese gathered at the cathe-                                     believe that Tea Party people
I will probably feel the same     this, my grandfather grabbed       Michele, chi e ciggada, tu o                dral for a day of recollection                                  are all “Red Necks” when in
way. If we precede an inven-      the right side of the steer-       me?”                                        and motivation, a time to                                       reality they are just average
tion and don’t really under-      ing wheel to pull himself to         (Uncle Mike, who is blind,                pause and consider your life                                    people concerned about the
stand it, we fear it. I guess     safety. Dad couldn’t grab the      you or me?)                                 and the path you are on. The                                    country. People are very
that’s the way it is.             steering wheel away from             Well, by the time Dad was                 conference is a wonderful                                       unhappy with Washington
  One Saturday morning            my Babbononno and the car,         ready to leave, Babbononno                  event that brings together                                      and are looking for change,
when I was ten years old,         instead of making a left turn,     wasn’t feeling any pain.                    men of good will who are                                        the Tea Party rallies have
Babbononno said to me,            made a U-turn onto Chelsea         Zi’Antonio filled the gallon                engaged in the common                                           become an effective tool for
“Jenny, you take-a me to la       Street. Chelsea Street par-        jugs with red wine and                      purpose of seeking God and                                      expressing their dissatis-
casa di Zi’Antonio per            allels Meridian and both           Babbononno paid him the                     willing to support each in                                      faction. Governor Sarah Palin
comprare un galone di vino?”      empty into Maverick Square.        agreed amount. We headed                    this fundamental pursuit.                                       was the keynote speaker
  (John will you take me          As a result of my grandfa-         down the steps to the car                   The event began at 9:00AM                                       and managed to “fire up” the
to Uncle Tony’s house to          ther holding the steering          and Babbononno carefully                    and ended with Holy Mass                                        crowd.
buy a gallon of wine?) I told     wheel, the car climbed the         placed the jugs on the right                at 5:00PM in the afternoon                                         The Third Annual Eucha-
him to ask my father, say-        sidewalk in front of Rapino’s      front floor and than at-                    celebrated by Cardinal Sean                                     ristic Congress for College
ing, “Babbononno sono piu         Funeral Home and almost            tempted to climb in miss-                   O’Malley. At one point, a
giovane alla guida una            hit a couple of people stand-      ing the bottles with his                    verse from John 1:5 appeared                                         (Continued on Page 15)
macchina, chieda mi papa.”        ing on the sidewalk.               feet. Again he knocked his
(Grandpappy, I’m to young to         Dad finally got Babbononno      hat to the ground. I was
drive a car, ask my father.)      to let go of the steering          still outside the car and                   • The Socially Set (Continued from Page 9)
So, he asked Dad.                 wheel, and jumped the car          picked up my grandfather’s
  Dad had nothing to do           off the sidewalk. As he did        hat and placed it on his
that morning and told             this, the right door slammed       head. Both Dad and I helped
Babbononno to get ready.          shut. By this time my grand-       him get situated on the front
Nanna helped him carry a          father was swearing in Ital-       seat and I entered the back
few empty gallon jugs out to      ian and fractured English. I       seat from the driver’s side.
Dad’s ten year old Plymouth.      got an education in the use        As we started to head home,
Babbononno opened the right       of profanity in two languages      Dad told Babbononno to fold
door of the two door sedan,       that morning. Once the car         his hands in his lap, which
pushed the right front seat       was totally back in control,       he did mumbling obsceni-
forward and told me to get in     Dad made a U turn. Once            ties all the was back to the
back. He then placed the          back in Maverick Square            Eagle Hill section of East
gallon jugs on the floor of the   made the left and headed for       Boston.
front and tried to get in. Upon   111 Orleans Street. Finding          Dad parked in the same
entering, he hit his head on      a parking space in front of        spot he had left an hour or
the top of the door opening       the house, Dad stopped the         so earlier and told Babbo-
and knocked his fedora onto       car and told Babbononno it         nonno not to move. He then
the sidewalk. Swearing un-        was safe to get out. He was        came around the car,
der his breath, he picked it      still a bit shaken but man-        opened the door and helped                  One more photo from the fabulous Boston Flower & Garden
up, brushed it off, placed it     aged to exit the Plymouth          my grandfather out of the                   Show recently held at the Seaport World Trade Center
on his head and tried to get      and pick up most of his empty      vehicle. We all carried the                 picturing Show Director Carolyn Weston and Boston
in again. Once seated, he         gallon jugs. After I exited the    gallons of wine into the ally               Mayor Thomas Menino at the Preview Party. Be sure to
slammed the door so hard,         back seat, I helped him. We        way to the left of the house,               save the dates for next year’s show: March 16-20, 2011
you could feel the motion in      climbed the steps to the sec-      entered the door that led to                at the Seaport World Trade Center.
the back seat. Dad yelled for     ond floor and as soon as           the kitchen and placed all                                                (Photo by Tony Scarpetta)
him to take it easy but he        Babbononno saw Zi’Antonio,         the bottles on the kitchen
wasn’t paying attention.          he told him the story of how       table. Nanna heard the door                 in part benefit the 1 st An-                                      (Be sure to visit Hilda
  After Dad got in behind the     Dad’s car almost killed him.       open and came down stairs.                  nual Children’s Celtic Camp                                     Morrill’s gardening Web site,
steering wheel, Babbononno        Zi’Antonio sat him down at         Once she saw her husband                    Scholarship Fund which will                           
grabbed the door handle and       the kitchen table and poured       she yelled, “Ubriaco!” (You                 allow disadvantaged youth to                                    In addition to events covered
held on for dear life. Dad told   him a glass of wine to calm        drunk) and headed back up-                  attend this year’s camp at                                      and reported by the columnist,
him to grab the arm rest if       him down.                          stairs. By this time the wine               the Centre in August.                                           “The Socially Set” is compiled
he had to hold on to some-           Dad related the story to        had taken effect and the only                 For more information, call                                    from various other sources
thing. This he did with such      cousin John, Zi’Antonio’s          thing Babbononno wanted                     1-888-GO-IRISH or visit                                         such as news and press re-
pressure, his right hand          blind son who was standing         was an early afternoon nap.                                                  leases, PRNewswire services,
turned red.                       against the stove opposite           GOD BLESS AMERICA                           Enjoy!                                                        etc.)

            — FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST —                      ST. JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA                PRAYER TO ST. THERESA                                           PRAYER TO ST. JUDE
                                                                                                                      Oh glorious St. Theresa whom almighty God has                May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be
                              THE                                      May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be
                                                                                                                 raised up to aid and counsel mankind. I invite your               adored, glorified, loved and pre-
                                                                       adored, glorified, loved and preserved    miraculous intercession. So powerful are you obtaining

            Johnny Christy
                                                                       throughout the world now and for-                                                                           served throughout the world now
                                                                                                                 every need of body and soul, our Holy Mother Church
                                                                       ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for      proclaims you a “Prodigy of Miracles.” Now fervently I
                                                                                                                                                                                   and forever. Sacred Heart of
                                                                       us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray    beseech you to answer my petition (mention here) and              Jesus pray for us. St. Jude,
                                                                       for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless,   carry out your promise of doing good upon earth of                worker of miracles, pray for us.
                                                                                                                 letting fall from heaven a shower of roses. Henceforth,           St. Jude, help of the hopeless,

                                                                       pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving
                                                                       protector and wonder worker, pray         dear little flower, I will fulfill your plea to be made known     pray for us.
                                                                                                                 everywhere and I will never cease to lead others to
                                                                       for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day     Jesus through you. Amen.                                          Say this prayer 9 times a day and
                                                                       and by the 8th day your prayer will be         (Say prayer everyday for 9 days. By 4th day, ask for         by the 8th day your prayers will be
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                                                                                     The time has come, the walrus said,
                        The Bilingual                                                                     TO TALK OF MANY THINGS
                                                                                                       of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings
                                Corner                                                                                      by Sal Giarratani

                          by     Orazio        Buttafuoco                                   BRING BACK DOVER STREET                   Morrissey Boulevard supermarket site in
                                                                                               MOVEMENT GROWING                       Dorchester. Lynch who represents the 9 th
                                                                                       When I was growing up in Boston’s South        congressional district is a former iron-
                                                                                     End, I remembered old Dover Street hidden        worker and union lawyer who is always on
LO SAPEVATE CHE …                                                                    below the rattling trains above stopping at      the side of his working-class/middle-class
  Come si fa’ a lavorare ancora a 100 anni? E’ merito                                Dover Station. J.J. Foley’s is still there but   homeowner constituents. He still seems
solamente della vitamina “V,” che e’ la ricetta del buon                             not much more. I remember the old                destined for higher office. Who knows, the
bicchiere di vino-che poi non e’ un segreto-ripetuta il giorno                       Roosevelt Hotel at the corner of Dover and       2012 elections aren’t really that far away.
di compleanno durante una semplice festa in suo onore: di                            Washington streets where folks could rent        While others talk the talk, Lynch rally walks
Torribio Marioni, decano degli artigiani udinesi, classe                             rooms by the hour. Back then, I never un-        the walk.
1909. Torribio e’ titolare dell’omonima tipografia dal 1935,                         derstood that concept but with time and ag-          DePASQUALE, VARANO TAKE OVER
non ha smesso di lavorare, e siccome per la pensione c’e’                            ing, I can only laugh at it now.                              MARINA BAY CLUB
sempre tempo(!), non ha mai smesso di versare I contributi                             It is difficult to remember when Dover            Quincy’s Marina Bay Beach Club is about
all’INPS ed all’assicurazione.                                                       Street was re-named East Berkeley Street.        to get an extreme makeover and will re-
  Pochi giorni prima del suo centesimo compleanno e’                                 Probably, in the late ’80s or early ’90s, give   open as the Ocean Club at Marina Bay on
andato all’agenzia di una banca di Udine a fare I soliti                             or take a year or two. Back then, the            Memorial Day weekend. North End restau-
versamenti, fra lo stupore degli impiegati e del direttore,                          Yuppies didn’t like the name “Dover” be-         rateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano
che non conoscendolo bene, ha voluto controllare piu’ volte                          cause of its skid row connotation. The last      are taking over the place billed as the larg-
la data di nascita vera! Marioni ha detto in quell’occasione                         gen-eration of Yuppies appears to like the       est outdoor club in the Northeast. Said
che “non si deve mai smettere di lavorare, e bisogna farlo                           word Dover and a movement has been               Frank, “it’s always been one of the greatest
sempre bene. E non si deve neppure smettere di versare I                             started to dump the East Berkeley street         outdoor venues in the state and I believe
contributi. Ripeto, le cose bisogna farle bene, sempre”!                             name.                                            with me and Nick teaming up together, we
  Ogni mattina Marioni si alza all’alba, e dopo aver accudito                          The Old Dover Neighborhood Association         can make it the best.”
ai suoi canarini, e fatto le “ispezioni” dell’orto di casa,                          is out front lobbying for a return to the old       This popular nightspot has a 1,600-capac-
prende l’autobus per andare alla sua tipografia.                                     name. Only recently, I found out that Dover      ity and will sport new cabanas, four bars, an
  Fino a due anni addietro, dal 1935, usava la stessa                                Street was named in 1834 and it was the          upscale lounge and gourmet food court.
bicicletta, ma ora, a causa dell’eta’, non ce la fa’ piu’. Non                       location of the Boston Neck and the site of      Those worried about the volleyball court and
ha mai voluto l’automobile, che non l’ama, ed ha sempre                              the historic town gate.                          pool tables need not worry, they are staying
preferito la bicicletta. Alla tipografia trova la figlia che                           Back in the ’50s, the kids called the bums     put.
gestisce tutto, e lavora senza sosta. Non fa’ piu’ lavori                            down there “Dovers” and it wasn’t a term of         DePasquale owns Bricco, Mare, Umbria
pesanti ma contribuisce a far andare avanti l’azienda. Il                            endearment. Today, it appears the new            Prime and the Splash Ultra Lounge. Varano
‘tajut, nome friulano del “bicchiere di vino,” non manca                             people in their condos and lofts seek to be      owns Strega, Nico and Nick Varano’s
mai, rosso o bianco. A chi gli chiede il segreto della sua                           proudly called “Dovers” again. The more          Famous Deli and shortly will be developing
longevita’, risponde sempre: ‘la vitamina “V” Il suo e’ un                           things change, the more they stay the same,      a Strega II on Fan Pier.
record che durera’ a lungo!                                                          I guess.                                            The new joint venture Marina Bay Clubs
                                                                                           LYNCH WALKS THE REAL LINE                  still referred to with its old name when it
DID YOU KNOW THAT …                                                                    Recently, US Representative Steve Lynch        was known as Waterworks when it opened
   How is it possible to keep working to the age of 100? Only                        joined striking Shaw’s workers outside the       in 1996.
thanks to vitamin “V,” the recipe of a good glass of wine —
which isn’t that much of a secret — still on the day of his
birthday, at a simple celebration in his honor to Torribio                           • Who Will Be Boston’s Next Mayor? (Continued from Page 2)
Marioni, the dean of Udine’s artisans, born in 1909.                                 off in the political distant.     ing and has come up            that he does.
   Torribio is the owner of the “Marioni Printing Company”                           However, one name does            with some great ordinances       Does he have the mak-
since 1935 he always worked and since there is always                                keep popping up when folks        over his years on the City     ings of the next Mayor of
time for a pension has never stopped to pay his share to                             talk politics and that is         Council.                       Boston? I think he does.
the INPS (the Italian Social Security) and to the insurance                          Rob Consalvo. He is the most        He works hard and loves      Does he want to be the next
company. A few days before his birthday, he went to a branch                         active of active city council-    his job and it shows in all    Mayor of Boston? That’s
of an Udine’s Bank to make the ritual payments to the                                ors. He represents District 5     that he has accomplished       something he’ll have to de-
astonishment of the employees and the manager not                                    but he is quite proactive on      and in all who support him.    cide. I often tell people that
well acquainted with Marioni the INPS checked his iden-                              a number of fronts, espe-         He may represent a district    Consalvo reminds me of an
tity and his birthday several times. Marioni, on that occa-                          cially public safety. He re-      (Hyde Park and Roslindale)     Italian Ray Flynn. He is hon-
sion, stated that …. “you should never stop working and                              cently came up with the idea      but he thinks globally.        est and down to earth. What
always do the work well!” And you should also never stop                             of removing store grates and      When it comes to doing his     you see is what you get.
making your periodic contributions. Again, you must al-                              it doesn’t look like one of his   job, he gets few if any com-     When the race for the
ways do things well! Marioni gets up every day at sunrise,                           best ideas. However, no one       plaints. People can reach      next mayor begins, I feel
takes care of his canaries, checks his vegetable garden                              always hits the ball out of       him. He reaches back out to    Consalvo will be right there
and then he takes the bus to his shop. Up until two years                            the park.                         them. They talk, he re-        in the mix. I look forward to
ago he used his bicycle, the same one he purchased in                                   Consalvo is always think-      sponds. He is upfront in all   2013.
1935, but now because of his age cannot pedal anymore.
He never bought a car, which he never loved it, but always
preferred the bicycle. Once at the shop, managed by his
daughter, he works without ever stopping! He doesn’t                                    ATTENTION                      • Thinking Out Loud (Continued from Page 4)
do any heavy work, but still contributes in running the                                                                tion is what someone says we stay home and let them
shop. The “tajut,” the local word for the glass of wine, is
always available, either red or white. To those who inquire
                                                                                        ATTORNEYS                      it is. All those rights won for win again, the only losers
                                                                                                                       us over the centuries in will be us.
about the secret of his longevity, he always replies: “the                                                             blood on battlefields are         There is an old Native
vitamin V.’’ His is a record that will certainly last a long                                                           wasting away as our govern- American saying that goes,
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             EXTRA Innings                                                            A Memorable Reception of Visiting
                      by Sal Giarratani
                                                                                Italian Students by the Burlington Sons of Italy
   Big Papi Still Hitting Like Old Grandpa
  Former slugger David Ortiz is still hitting just as badly as
last year when he struggled at the plate most of the 2009
season. He did finish with, as I remember, 25 homers and
91 RBIs, but those numbers don’t truly reflect how bad last
year was for him and Red Sox Nation. He can still spit into
his hands and slap them together with his OCD-like plate
ritual, but usually he heads back to the dugout real quick.
Many times looking at strike three sail by him. Many think
it is because the “Catnip” period of baseball is over. Others
think it is just Ortiz in the post-Manny part of his career.
Without Manny, he isn’t as good as he once seemed. Still
others think, he’s just getting older and showing his age
whatever it is. Eventually, something’s gotta give. The Red
Sox need Ortiz back in old form or he’s just getting
paid too much money for doing what he has been doing

            Wish We Had Manny Back?
  Speaking of Manny Ramirez, does anyone out there miss
him? I miss his power at the plate but not his silly antics
which caused much trouble in the clubhouse back in the                           Recently the Burlington High School lan-         reception. To further enhance the meal,
day reportedly. The last thing a team needs is a big head                      guage department and the Burlington Sons           Flatbread Pizza generously provided an
that just swells up with foolishness. The LA Dodgers deserve                   of Italy hosted a group of 15 Italian students     assortment of their signature pizzas.
him. We’re happier without him. Manny may yet make the                         from the very northern region of Trentino            On the Monday evening prior at a sched-
Hall of Fame when he retires but he’d never get my vote.                       Alto-Adige. This exchange program (un pro-         uled meeting of the Board of Selectmen,
Personally, the deal we gave him to bring him here from                        gramma di scambio) celebrates its third            all of the members of the board signed and
the Cleveland Indians didn’t always work in our favor. I                       anniversary in what appears to be a strongly       presented a Proclamation to the visiting
actually miss Pedro Martinez now but I’ll never miss Manny                     supported program by BHS and the small             students expressing support and antici-
or Manny being Manny.                                                          community of Cles, Val di Non in the               pated continuance of this valuable cultural
                                                                               Trentino region of Italy. The Italian students     venue for Burlington and our language
 Was That Game Really Over 38 Years Ago?                                       were accompanied by the Principal of the           students.
   When I saw a newspaper photo showing more than 20,000                       Istituto Pilati and two of the teachers.             President Don McGowan and Vice Presi-
Cowboy fans gathered in Irving, Texas to say their final                         On Wednesday evening, April 14 th , the          dent Pat Moreno expressed great satisfac-
good-byes to Texas Stadium on April 11, I remembered the                       Burlington Sons of Italy held a lively and         tion and pride in the efforts of the Burlington
first football game ever played in that stadium. It was on                     memorable pot luck dinner for the Italian          lodge members who provided abundant food
October 24, l971. The Cowboys played the Patriots and won                      students, each accompanied by a host stu-          and friendship for these young visitors.
the game 46-2. It was also Jim Plunkett’s first game as the                    dent. As has been their want so many times         Members of the Board of Selectmen and com-
Patriots’ starting QB. He didn’t fare that well but Jim Nance                  in the past, the Sons of Italy members pro-        munity guests joined in the celebration.
was his usual self on the field. Former President Johnson                      vided a veritable feast of culinary delights         A reciprocal visit to Cles is anticipated in
was also In the stands that Sunday afternoon. I remember                       of both the Italian and American persua-           the next school year. The event was video-
all this so well because I was there at the game rooting for                   sion complete with wonderful desserts,             taped and will soon be aired on our local
the Pats With my Boston accent.                                                chocolate and ice cream (il gelato). The           cable outlet, BCAT.
   No, the Cowboys’ long time home is history as all those                     Italian students were introduced individu-           In a world of ever contracting distances,
fans recently watched the place get demolished. The                            ally using their budding English language          this kind of exchange, quite unheard of not
Cowboys played there from the very first game I had                            skills and Italian when necessary. A most          so very long ago, can encourage under-
attended until the Cowboys moved into the new Dallas                           generous member of the Sons of Italy               standing in the imminent new world of these
Cowboys’ Stadium in Arlington Texas back in 2008.                              provided souvenir packets for each Italian         Italian and American students. The aware-
   I still have my ticket stub from that game. The price                       student. Rita DiBellis, department chair for       ness of a very old and rich Italian cultural
for a seat was a mere $7.00. Popcorn probably cost                             foreign language and Ivana Gentile, our            heritage can make our students better
more than that now. Time goes by quickly when you’re not                       Italian teacher, expressed gratitude and           informed citizens of Western Civilization
looking.                                                                       satisfaction for a planned and plentiful           and their world.

• Notable Events (Continued from Page 13)
Students and Young Adults       Groeschel, CFR.
will take place this coming       Fr. Groeschel is a familiar
Friday and Saturday, April      face on EWTN and popular
23 rd and 24 th. Young people   author of many books on
throughout the Archdiocese      Catholicism; he is recog-
of Boston will gather at        nized around the globe for
Sacred Heart Church in the      his witness to the Gospel,
North End for a time of voca-   his tireless work with the
tional   discernment      and   poor and his numerous writ-
prayer. The two day event       ten books and articles on
includes Mass, Sacrament of     Catholicism. Father Bene-
Reconciliation, Eucharistic     dict Groeschel is also co-
Adoration, socializing, ser-    founder of the Capuchin com-
vice projects, Italian dinner   munity of the Franciscan
and a Eucharistic procession    Friars of the Renewal.
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                                                                                                          HOOPS and HOCKEY in the HUB
                CORNER TALK                                                        .
                                                            by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr                                       by Richard Preiss
          There’s a Rating System in Boxing for a Reason!
   There’s a rating system in boxing for a                                                             It is the second season for     new for us to go out there
reason. We are not all alike. Boxing is one                                                         the Bruins and for the first       in the third with a 1-1 tie.
of the truest forms in determining “YOUR-                                                           time in quite a while the          But we’ve been sticking to
OWN” climb in life to the “Top!” Equality                                                           TD Garden has become               the game plan, we haven’t
and inequality are keys in determining your                                                         alive.                             been getting frustrated and
own accomplishments. Your persistence,                                                                 Alive with boisterous fans,     we stayed focused when
motivation, ability, or lack of ability, and                                                        loud music, energetic play-        they (the Sabres) scored the
inner drive. All key factors, in determining                                                        ers and coaches fully pre-         first goal. I didn’t feel any
direction in life. Many a left hook or right                                                        pared for the playoffs. Alive.     panic on the bench. It was
hand have shifted an individuals directions                                                            Game three of the Stanley       just one of those things
to changing professions. In boxing you get                                                          Cup playoffs was such a            where we’ve been resilient
to really “Fight your way to the top!” (If                                                          moment. Tied in games 1-1          on the bench because we’ve
you’re good) In boxing you prove who you are                                                        with the Buffalo Sabres, the       been through it.”
and who your not. We are not all alike. We                                                          B’s needed a victory to vault        Julien also stated how
all have individual skill. Some become World                                                        ahead of their competition         he felt about Recchi, the
Champions, local champions, contenders,                                                             from Western New York. And         “elder statesman” of the B’s:
pretenders, and others opponents. Some                                                              they got it.                       “Without a doubt that was a
have extended careers in boxing. Some get        RIP, Referee Arthur Mercante Sr. He                   The fans got into the act       huge play. He outmuscled
discouraged and choose another profession.       motions Joe Frazier to a neutral corner            early by passing a large Bru-      his way in there and made
Some don’t have the desire to continue on        after knocking down Muhammad Ali.                  ins-logoed banner through          that great pass to Bergeron.
in boxing and choose to enter a more desir-      March 8, 1971, in New York.                        the stands just prior to the       I thought our team played
ous profession. They still love boxing and                                                          start of the game — a ban-         hard and it was fitting that
long to box/fight (compete) again. Great fans    to, fight. “DING!” Statistics, documented for      ner created for such events        something like that would
of boxing are true fans and are competitors.     eternity. Accomplishments in boxing are            by the front office. In addi-      happen.”
They never lose their desire to win, lose or     sacred.                                            tion, thousands upon thou-           He added: “You can never
draw in boxing. Desiring to compete at the         Here at the Comfort Inn, I spoke on box-         sands of gold colored towels       say enough about a guy
ultimate level. Boxing is an ultimate chal-      ing. Who was the opponent of Rocky                 were waved in a frenzy as          who has been around for so
lenge in life. Having the desire to demon-       Marciano after the Roland LaStarza fight? I        the players took the ice for       long and the way he plays.
strate your talent. Some have good right         got the answer now. Ezzard Charles on June         what was the first game of         He just brings energy to our
hands, great left hooks, others a great jab,     17, 1954. I’m gathered here with a great           the 2010 Stanley Cup play-         hockey club. When you see
some have great boxing skill, others a tol-      group of gentlemen: Howard Noah, Dennis            offs in Boston.                    a 42-year-old man play as
erance for taking a beating. Others just are     Blale, Ed Curelop, Milty Siegal, Irwin Golden,        One had the feeling that if     hard as he does and when
tough, some have a great jaw, others are         Mort Landy, Paul Kaplan, Nick Shabanoff,           the atmosphere in the build-       you are in your twenties, it’s
wild and some cute in the ring. Then there’s     Mel Gondelman, Lenny Blau, Sonny Blau,             ing had been that energetic        pretty hard not to follow
the extremely cool and calm. Some become         Dennis Blau, Sonny Paige, Charliy Keoale,          throughout the regular sea-        suit. He’s shown no signs of
world, national or local champions. Others       Lou Rosen, Stan Rosenfield, Morty Matt,            son the Bruins would not           slowing down. He leads by
accomplish as amateurs and others as pro-        Chief, Jeff Korey, Lou Korey, Milt Kriger,         have been a bubble team            example.”
fessionals. A saying in boxing is: “You can      Jerry Goodman. They know “How to play              that went to the next-to-last        The victory had extra
never tell a great fighter till he/she has got   ball!” All are skilled in the “art of ball play-   day of the campaign before         meaning because none of
knocked down.” Getting knocked down,             ing!” These gentlemen have played ball             securing a playoff berth.          the prognosticators picked
that’s discouragement. “Getting back             together for many years. Displaying their             Sitting in my assigned          the Bruins to win this se-
up” after a knockdown is encouragement.          talent proudly. I spoke at this gathering of       seat on the ninth floor with       ries. Many said the Sabres
Both essential keys to perseverance in l         distinguished gentlemen. We spoke on box-          members of the Buffalo me-         would win in five, others said
ife. Boxing is as rough and tough a sport as     ing. I was honored to speak with these             dia on either side of me, it       it might go six games before
is. No time outs. No substitutes. Using          ballplayers on boxing. Thank you. As distin-       was interesting when one           Buffalo dispatched the B’s.
only hands. Boxing can be discouraging. I        guished a group of gentlemen I’ve seen.            turned and asked “Is it al-          At press time there was
admire boxers. They’re accomplished and          Great American ball players. They have the         ways this loud in here?” In        still a lot left to be played
admired. I admire all that have attempted        best interest for America.                         truth, the answer was no.          in this series. Yes, indeed,
boxing. Many discouragements in boxing.                                                             The fans hadn’t been that          it did look as if it might go
They’re just as important as encourage-                                                             loud during the regular sea-       six games. But you know
                                                   Henry Armstrong and Ralph Zannelli met
ments. In boxing there are many non-                                                                son and neither had the            what? That sixth game is
                                                 three times. They fought on May 24, 1940,
encouraging factors. I admire those that                                                            music that was played over         scheduled for the Garden
                                                 March 24, 1944 and on May 16, 1944.
have done well. Making an attempt to                                                                the loud speakers.                 where legions of fans and
the top and doing okay. “Bravo!” The tough                                                             And even though the atten-      cranked up loud speakers
                                                   The last bare knuckle championship fight
pathway to the top. It’s tough and hard. Just                                                       dance was announced as a           await. Towels will be waved
                                                 was between John L. Sullivan and Jake
because an individual steps into a boxing                                                           sellout at 17,565 — a figure       — but not in surrender.
                                                 Kilrain on July 8, 1889. Sullivan won in the
gym ring and throws a few punches does not                                                          also frequently announced          Could it happen that the
                                                 seventy-fifth round.
put them in equivalence to world champi-                                                            during       regular    season     Bruins — a team that faced
ons or an individual who has achieved suc-                    UPCOMING FIGHTS                       games — there did, indeed,         uncertainty about their
cess in boxing. We are not all alike. There’s      April 24th — HBO from California Tomasz          appear to to be more mem-          postseason plans right up
a rating system in boxing for a reason.          Adamek versus Cristobal Arreola. Heavy-            bers of Bruins Nation in at-       until their next to last regu-
Climbing up the stairs to a boxing ring does     weight.                                            tendance than during a             lar season game — might
not make you a champion. The attempt is            April 24th — Showtime, Carl Froch ver-           regular evening.                   defy the so-called experts and
admirable. What you do in the ring makes         sus Mikkel Kessler WBC Super middle-                  True to their nature,           topple the Sabres to move on
you a champion or not. You fight to the top      weight.                                            though, this 2009-2010             to the Eastern Conference
of the ratings. You earn a shot at the title.      April 30 th — Showtime Illinois Edwin            squad of Bruins then pro-          semifinals?
You defeat the champion. You become a            Rodriquez versus Kevin Engel Super                 ceeded to take on the Sabres         What once would have dis-
world champion. That’s what climbing the         middleweight.                                      in another tight, low scoring      missed as fictional had, in
ladder of success is all about. What would         May 1st — HBO PPV Shane Mosley battles           duel that mirrored so many         reality, become possible. It
Joey Archibald, Sal Bartolo, Tony DeMarco,       Floyd Mayweather Jr. WBA Welterweight              games of the regular season.       still might not happen but
Paddy Duffy, Harold Gomes, Marvin Hagler,        title fight.                                       It was 1-1 most of the way. A      now there was a distinct pos-
Rocky Marciano, Honey Melody, Kid Murphy,          May 7 th — ESPN2 Antonio Escalante               late third period goal by          sibility that it could. There
Paul Pender, Vinny Paz, John Ruiz, Sandy         versus TBA.                                        Patrice Bergeron — aided           seemed to be a new spirit, a
Saddler, John L. Sullivan, Mike Sullivan,          May 8 th — HBO Paul Williams versus              in a supreme way by Mark           new energy, in these Bru-
Jack Sharkey, and Jimmy Walsh say ...            Kermit Cintron Junior Middleweights.               Recchi who got possession of       ins. And, of course, the
They earned accomplishments in boxing.                                                              the puck away from the Sa-         longer they continue to play,
                                                   RIP to ARTHUR MERCANTE SR. He was
These great champions climbed the ladder                                                            bres and then fed Bergeron         the stronger the possibility
                                                 born in Brockton, Massachusetts on Janu-
to success. They became champions of the                                                            — put the B’s up 2-1 for what      that Marc Savard will be able
                                                 ary 27, 1920. He passed into that golden ring
world. Just as other champions and world                                                            proved to be the winning           to rejoin the team.
                                                 in Heaven refereed by God on April 10, 2010.
title contenders Tommy Collins, Joe                                                                 score.                               Herb Brooks, the man who
                                                 The first title bout he refereed was the sec-
DeNucci, Tony Petronelli, Jackie Smith,                                                                Later, in the postgame          coached the 1980 USA
                                                 ond Floyd Paterson versus Ingemar
Vinnie Curto, Tom McNeeley, Skeeter                                                                 press conference — held in         Olympic hockey team, would
                                                 Johanson fight. Paterson regained the title.
McClure, Sammy Fuller, Micky Ward, Paul                                                             a much larger setting than         have been proud of this
                                                 He was a childhood friend of Rocky Marciano.
Cardoza, Tommy Martini, Iron Mike Pusateri                                                          the ones convened after            bunch of Bruins on Patriots
                                                 Arthur served in World War II in the U.S.
would say. They did not earn their accom-                                                           regular season contests, B’s       Day night. They had just won
                                                 Navy, under the command of Heavyweight
plishments by simply walking into a gym                                                             coach Claude Julien — em-          their second straight game
                                                 Champion Gene Tunney. He was inducted
and throwing a few punches. Champion-                                                               phasized that it was the           against Buffalo to take the
                                                 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
ships earned military, amateur, profes-                                                             Bruins experience in close         lead in the series. The frus-
                                                 Canastota New York in 1995. He refereed
sional, local, world title ratings, and con-                                                        games this season that en-         tration so evident during the
                                                 the first Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier
tender ship status, or opponent status. They                                                        abled them to keep their cool      regular season had been
                                                 bout, the first George Foreman versus Joe
all proudly achieved a status of achieve-                                                           and work for opportunities.        banished, replaced by a new
                                                 Frazier bout amongst many others. Rest in
ment. They all did the best they could. All                                                            “Overall, the game was          positive attitude.
                                                 Peace. Our Prayers, are with you.
named, proudly became a pinnacle of suc-                                                            very good. I felt good about it,     Where that might lead was
cess, in their chosen profession. I am glad        If you have any information on fighters          he remarked. “We’ve played         still to be determined in a
for a rating system. In order to be included     you would like to see included in a column         in tight games all year, as        series where all one could
in a rating system, or win a title. You’ve got   contact me at boxer2reinaldo@         you know, so it was nothing        see were possibilities.

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