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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 23, 2015 Page 3 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: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 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-GAZE]WE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnanmm Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnanuna 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 4 Friday, January 23, 2015 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDITORIAL JEB BUSH Entering Illegally is not a Felony by Edward P. Shallow Jeb Bush: *Illegal immigration is often an act of love as much as it is a crime." Bush explained: "The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family, they broke the law, but it is not a felony." President Obama himself has said over 20 times he did not have the legal authority" to act as he did on immigration. I believe it is indeed a felony and has to be dealt with accordingly. Our forebears applied for citizenship which required a sponsor who would provide a job, there were no hand- outs in those days, such as exist today. It is my considered opinion these new waves of immigrants are not here to assimilate, they are well aware that they will be granted a free ride at taxpayer expenses, namely, free housing, free medical, food stamps and will be eligible for a tax refund under the tax status, earned income tax credit. Cities and towns will be responsible for all expenses incurred for the illegal's assignedr to their respective locations. A shining example; if there are two students that aren't fluent in English and both speak a foreign language; the town will have to provide tutors in each classroom to accommodate their educational needst I have urged that the government send an armored division to secure the borders, and the mission would be done with great speed and military efficiency. Unfortunately, Obama is adamant; he will not secure the borders because every one of these parasites rep- resents a future vote for the Democratic Party. Never mind that the next terrorist may already have crossed the border, ready to strike the next wave of terror on the homeland. (Continued on Page 13) 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 publish.ed. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box130135, Boston, MA 02113 t, Burlington Sons of Italy to Show Classic Film Tutti Bene ( On Monday, January 26th at 6:30 pm in the Burlington Public Library, the Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223 will be showing, as part of its monthly culture series program, a classic Italian film, "Stanno Tutti Bene" (Litterally They're All Fine) with nglish sub- titles. The presentation is free of charge and refresh- ments will follow the film. All are welcome. Stanno Tutti Bene is a 1990 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and star- ring Marcello Mastroianni. It has a 5-star rating and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and was nominated for Golden Palm at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the David di Donatello Awards for Best Music and the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journal- ists for Silver Ribbon Best Original Story. The poignant tale is about Matteo Scuro, a retired Sicilian bureaucrat and opera buff, has been stood up by his five adult children during the summer vacation, all of whom live in various cities on the Italian main- land with what he believes are responsible jobs. Despite their not visiting and the neighbors' criticisms, he remains optimis- tic, considering that hischildren could not come because they are too busy. His chil- dren are named after popular opera charac- ters, Tosca for Puccini's Tosca, Canio for Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Norma for Bellini's Norma, Guglielmo for Rossini's Guglielmo Tell and Alvaro for Verdi's La forza del Destino. He decides to surprise each of them with a visit, traveling by train, and finds none of them as he imagined, with each of his children seeming to reflect the opera character after whom they were named. Matteo's train journeys take him to Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan and Turin to search for each of his children; he even spends one night on the streets among the homeless. Before his arrival at each of their homes, his grown children scramble to put on a facade to cover up their personal failings: One daughter's ex-husband temporarily moves back in with her and their child. A son who lost his University professorship temporarily moves back into his old office. Another daughter hides the fact that she works as a lingerie model, etc. Finally, after visiting all his chil- dren, Scuro returns to Sicily, visits his wife's grave, and reports to her with irony that their children are all fine. East Boston Kiwanis Club to Host Winter Classic Half Ball Toumament to Raise Funds for Charities The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will hold its second annual Winter Classic Half Ball Tourn- ament this Saturday, January 24th from 5:00- 8:00 pm at the Marty Pino Community Center, 86 Boardman Street in Orient Heights. Funds raised by the tourna- ment will partially go to "The Eliminate Project" sponsored by Kiwanis International and Unicef and to the Kiwanis Club's local Community Service activities. Half Ball teams of four are invited to participate in the tournament for an entry fee. To sign up, contact Kiwanis Club Presi- dent Clark Moulasion at 617-699-7121 or at carme//as nea The tournament will also feature a basketball free- throw shooting contest. Kiwanis International's "The Eliminate Project" is raising 8110 mil- lion to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus around the world and funds from this tournament will help to save the lives of mothers and their children in many underdeveloped countries. For more infor- mation on The Eliminate Project, go to http:/ / s ites. kiwanis, org/Kiwanis / en/ theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx N.E.A.D. FAMILY DINNER/FAMILY TALK North End Against Drugs will be holding their next Family Dinner/Family Talk on Monday February 2, 2015, at 5:30 pm at the Nazzaro Center. Share in a great Italian Dinner from Limoncello's and have a brief talk after the dinner. Guest speaker will be Norma Reppucci, a graduate of Boston City Hospital School of Nursing. She has a Master's degree in Con- flict Resolution from the University of Mas- sachusetts and has advanced training in mediation. Reppucci has worked in a vari- ety of medical and behavioral health set- tings. She has been employed by Commu- nity Substance Abuse Centers since 1998 and is the Vice President of Operations. Ms. Reppucci was honored by her peers in 1997, when she received the Dole- Nyswander Award for excellence and con- tribution to the field of narcotic treatment. She has led numerous initiatives for the improvement and advancement of ad- diction treatment including Chair of the National Methadone Workshop Committee, executive member of the Massachusetts Methadone Provider Association and a con- sultant for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Ms. Reppucci is a Board Member of the North End Waterfront Health Center. Norma's talk will be age appropriate for all ages of children. She will share her knowl- edge with those in attendance and help many to make informative decisions to stay away from drugs and alcohol. The event is free, but space is limited and a head count is needed for the caterer. Please e-mail John Romano at if you plan on attending. Italian-American Cultural Organization (IACO) Italian-American Cultural Organization (IACO) Of the South Shore; an Italian cul- ture group that fosters a greater awareness of the Italian culture based on the South Shore of Massachusetts will be hosting their Annual Italian Movie Night. This year's movie will. be Benvenuti al Nord or Welcome to the North It is a sequel to the film Benvenuti as Sud: A .comedy directed by Luca Miniero on Monday, i February 2"d at 7:00 pm at Grove Manor in Bra ntree MA: This"film continues to explore the differ- ences between the north and the south of Italy -- and at the same time also fmds that there are many similarities between the two. The viewer will find themselves chal- lenging stereotypes and generalizations, dis- covering that it is true when they say that there are many lessons to be learnt when we laugh and don't take ourselves too seri- i ously. . 'Join us as we learn and share our cul- ture, Refreshments will be served, General public: and visitors are always welcomed. For morer details, contact Richard Leccese at 781-843-5095 or