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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 8, 2010 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette@aol.com Website" www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnanana 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 114 - No. 2 Friday, January 8, 2010 GUEST EDIT( )RIAL REFLECTING BACK by Pamela Donnaruma Looking back at 2009, we think about things that have made an impact in our lives. Whether good or bad, the end of the year marks a time for reflection and an opportunity to carve out our goals for the New Year. I have been editor of the Post-Gazette since 1990. The newspaper began 114 years ago and has remained in the Donnaruma family. As most of us have been hit with hard times due to the downturn of the economy, I am happy that our paper has kept going, never missing an issue. When I am often asked "How is the paper doing during these times", my answer is, in 114 years we have been through recessions and depressions and we have never missed an issue. I do not in- tend to stop now. In fact in 2009 our readership has grown and distribution has increased in many areas, including East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. I often receive letters and e-mails about our sto- ries that bring people back to their childhood or questions on how to reconnect with certain people because they were mentioned in the paper. We do our best to help them out and find that we are usu- ally successful with their requests. Our office is located right on the Freedom Trail in Boston's North End, and we frequently get visi- tors who have read the book, "The Boston Italians', by Stephen Puleo who are interested in seeing the Post-Gazette, mentioned in the book. We have also opened a satellite office in East Boston to accom- modate our readers and advertisers who live on the other side of the tunnel. I am proud to be able to continue the legacy of the Post-Gazette, started by my grandfather James. I am proud to publish a newspaper that reconnects people and promotes Italian culture and heritage. 2009 has brought us losses and gains, laughter and tears. Many changes have occurred but one thing has stayed the same; we continue to have the dedication of our writers, advertisers and most of all our readers who keep the Post-Gazette tradi- tion going. DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF L T. KEVIN M. KELLEY LADDER CO. NO. 26 BFD DIED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY JANUARY 9, 2009 STILL ALARM GIVEN BY HIS COMRADES OF LADDER CO. 26. ENGINE CO. 37 DIST.5 LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 R.J. Antonelli and Company Incorporated 00leanor (j00lrdolino) h e00Pasquale May She est In Peace Eleanor (Ardolino) DePasquale, of Medford, Massachusetts passed away on December 30, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip DePasquale and loving mother of Philip J. DePasquale and his wife Deborah of Medford and Rosalie Giudice and her late husband Ronald of Medford. Loving sister of William Ardolino of California. Loving grandmother of Lauren Giudice and Lindsay DePasquale of Medford and the late Ronald Giudice, Jr. Loving great-grandmother of Peyton Harrington. Eleanor and her late husband Philip were the owners and operators of DePasquale Restaurant on Main Street, South Medford for over 70 years which earned a reputation for fine Italian food and pizza. The restaurant received Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston Award" in 1986. Together they were active in the Italian Home for Children. Eleanor was a member of the Women's Italian Club of Boston and the Frances Tomasello Club, member of the Son's of Italy, Medford Lodge and many other charitable organizations. Funeral was from the Cincotti Funeral Home in Medford, Massachusetts on Monday, January 4, 2010 Funeral Mass was in St. Clement's Church in Medford, Massachusetts. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Contributions in Eleanor's memory may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148. S Final Alarm Struck for WILLIAM FEENEY by Sal Giarratani William Feeney (retired, Engine 5, BFD) of Charlestown passed away on Monday, December 28, 2009. He was the husband of Ann (Butler) Feeney and father to Sean Feeney, Kevin Feeney and wife Lisa, Brian Feeney and Jaclyn Feeney. Son of Mary (McCreavan) and the late John Feeney. Brother of A1 Feeney, Mary Mieke, Patty Feeney, James Feeney, Danny Feeney, Kathleen Boutwell and Michael Feeney. His funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Charlestown. Feeney was a retired Boston firefighter whose as- signments included Engine 22, Engine 37, Engine 4, Ladder 24 as well as Engine 50 and Ladder 9 in Charlestown and Engine 5 in East Boston where he served as aide to the District 1 Chief. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Heart Center at MGH 5800, 32 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. Lt. Kevin M. Kelley Remembered by Sal Giarratani January 9, 2010 will mark the i st anniversary of BFD Lt. Kevin M. Kelley's passing when he died in the line of duty when Ladder 26 lost its brakes and raced down Parker Hill Avenue in Mission Hill unable to stop until it met a brick wall on the other side of Huntington Avenue. I remember Kelley as a friend and like his comrades at Ladder 26 and Engine 37 will always think of him as a lasting legacy of the Hun- tington Avenue Firehouse. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) "The BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT is interested in your information not your identity" Community members can report crime anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identity of all who wish to provide information anonymously. Accountants and Auditors Boston Business Journal Top 50 Firms - 200412005 Corporations * Trusts Estates * Individuals * Computer Services Financial Planning Buying and SellingBusinesses LR.S. and D.O.R. Representation Federal andState Taxes 331 Montvale Avenue i Rocco J. Antonelli, C.P.A. Citizens Bank Bldg. @ 1-93 iml Woburn, MA 01801 Since 1948