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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 28, 201 1 N EW S B R I E F S ~ROM ~ALIAN NEWSP~ERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled b~ Or~io Z. Suttafuoco RACISM GROWS INSIDE ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES. Riccardo Pacifici, president of the Jewish Community in Rome, has issued an appeal to the academic world asking that it intervene to force the young students to refrain from racist demonstrations and from a professor who denies the Jewish plight during WWII. At the same time he urges the teachers and professors to stand up against certain indi- viduals who come in contact with the students. He wishes that Italy enact laws that deal with "negativism" promising trials against violators (of the suggested laws). Pacifici is convinced that there is a "denial network," which he characterizes as a "joint venture" that includes some students and even some professors/instructors too. The policy of denial plainly expresses the hatred against the Jews and Israel, with the "feed-back" by the Iranian president. The Jewish community is grateful for the expressions of support, but they insist that they need laws that will allow them to prosecute anyone engaged in anti-Jewish activities. A NEW PRIVATE SCHOOL ENTERPRISE: HOME SCHOOL- ING! A few years ago, a new approach to the pre-elemen- tary schooling began in Northern Europe. A few women who called themselves "day-time mothers," decided to offer new opportunities to parents of very young children. These "mothers" became the pioneers of a new movement that has gradually exploded all over the old continent. They stay in their homes and take care of the children in daytime, while the kids' parents are at work. The phenomenon be- gan in Italy in 1999, in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, where a new regional law has been enacted to establish precise rules dealing with the matter. Other regions quickly followed, (in Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Calabria.) Cooperatives have been formed, each opening a new private school for toddlers. A new association that in- cludes these private schools has been created: the "DOMUS." Public money will be earmarked in support of these general small learning centers, often found in condo buildings, The Lazio region now has an ever increasing number of these learning centers, even providing funding (3.3 million euro), to help additional new centers for profes- sional formation where instructors learn pedagogy and psy- chology (in pre-kindergarten). The authorities want to make sure that the instructors are capable of teaching notions. They have to take 40-hour classes and a final exam. In short, these instructors are expected to be teachers, not babysitters! The enterprising women were unable to find a job and jumped at the new opportunity. These women provide homes that are secure and comfortable, and will get spe- cial certificates that guarantee that the home has all the basic facilities. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE STREETS OF ITALIAN CITIES, UNLESS ... The town of Chioggia (province of Venezia) had been enforcing local regulations against dogs that leave their "poop" in the streets, even when they are on a leash. The dog's owner is required to clean after the dog, failure to do so will incur in a fine. The bad habit of seeing dogs doing their "duty," and then moving on, was the reason behind the law that requires the owner to col- lect the dog's "product," to leave the street clean. To love the animal requires the master to take good care of their pets, in every sense of the word. People harshly protested the "dirty" phenomenon, which they~ound quite "shame- ful," and demanded that the mayor intervene. He did, and some time later he had a new ordinance that sharply in- creased the fine when he realized that the owner paid no attention to the old ordinance! On Sale Now! THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19.95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post-Gazette 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston, MA The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani STEPHEN TAURO REMEMBERED Steve Tauro passed away on January 17, 2010. He was the son of Benny and Deborah Tauro of East Boston. Last January, his funeral was packed with family and friends. On Tues- day, January 18, a First Anniversary Mass was held for Stephen at Sacred Heart "Church and once again both family and friends showed up to support the Tauro family and offer com- munai support. THE FOUR ACES Boston neighborhood news- papers have four of the best conservative writers in America with Ed Shallow from the Post-Gazette, John Ciccone from the South Bos- ton Tribune, Frank Sullivan from Bulletin Newspapers and, of course, Yours Truly from right here. SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT COMMUNITY The South Boston Water- front, like the old Boston Wa- terfront, was forgotten terri- tory. It was home to fisher- men and water rats. First, the North End side of it blos- somed and now the same thing is happening on the South Boston side. In about one year's time, six restau- rants, two stores, a gallery and a salon have opened in the Seaport District. More than 17 million square feet of new residential and com- merciai space is under devel- opment, including a 23-acre project known as Seaport Square. The South Boston Water- front, aka Seaport District, is emerging as Boston's newest destination. DOG IS MY CO-PILOT IN LIFE? The other day while walk- ing down Hanover Street near the White Hen, I came across an elderly lady push- ing a baby stroller. At first I thought she had a grand- child inside, but as she got closer I recognized a cute little dog loving every moment of the ride. If I had my camera, I would have used it. When I asked her what gave, she told me her doggie was 18 years old and could hurt himself on the ice. She still thought he needed a walk so she took him out in the stroller for one. You couldn't make this story up even if you tried. GETTING OUT OF CHELSEA The morning after the January 12 snow storm, it took me forever to get through Chelsea. Usually it takes me a little more than i0 minutes to cross the Alford Street bridge even with the construction going on. How- ever, on January 13, it took me a half hour to do it. Travel moved ever so slow due to the "great" job Chelsea did in plowing its streets. The mo- torists in line with me prob- ably wanted to get out of Chelsea as badly as I did. However, the idea of getting out of Chelsea fast probably happens every day all year round, huh? SPEAKING OF CHELSEA Last year, Chelsea had ten murders while across the Meridian Street Bridge, in East Boston, there were zero murders. I learned this infor- mation attending that "Taste of Eastie" function when I caught up with Capt. Frank Mancini from A-7. Frank by the way, informed me that he loves reading my commen- taries for years, back to when I wrote in the old Re- gional Review when it was housed on Bremen Street. Kudos to all the guys and gals in blue who help keep Eastie safe. The neighbor- hood and police have a good working partnership here. GEORGE DePAULO, R.I.P. Back between 1999 and 2004, I was a substitute teacher in the Quincy Public Schools and often showed up at Sterling Elementary School where I met George DePaulo who was an institu- tion at the school. All in all he gave the Quincy Public Schools and Sterling 60 years of his life. His funeral was held on January 6 at St. Mary's Church. As the fu-- neral procession passed by Sterling, students lined both sides of the street holding American flags. During WWII, DePaulo won the Bronze Star, four Bronze Service Stars and the French Legion of Honor, France's highest award for military bravery. I am proud to have known him and often talk politics with him too. Another mem- ber of the Greatest Genera- tion is taken from us but in his life's work memories have been built. LIBERTY HOTEL GETS NEW AFFILIATION The Liberty Hotel in Boston has a new co-owner and has become part of the Starwood Hotels 7 Resorts Luxury Col- lection. This company bought LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street P.O. Box 9667 Boston, MA 02114 Docket No. SU11P0087EA In the Estate of DIANNE ROSE PELLEGRINI Late of PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801 Having Estate in East Boston In the State of Massachusetts 02128 Date of Death September 24, 2007 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OF FOREIGN WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented with certain papers purporting to be a copy of the last will of said deceased and of the probate thereof in said State of New Hampshire duly authenticated thereby Rockingham County Probate of Kingston, New Hampshire requesting that the copy of said will may be filed and recorded in the Suffolk Probate and Family Court, and that ROBERT R. PELLEGRINI, Jr., of Manville, RI or some other suitable person be appointed executor thereof, to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT BOSTON ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON MARCH 3, 2011. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. JOHN M. SMOOT, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 21, 2011 Richard lannella, Register of Probate Run date: 1/28/1 t out ownership shares held by Multi-Employer Hotel Part- ners LP in Seattle. From this point on, they and co-owner Carpenter & Co. will be run- ning things at the old Charles Street Jail site. DONNA SUMMER STILLS AWAITS ENTRY INTO R & R HALL OF FAME Last August, I was at the Bank of America Pavilion watching Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, burn up the place like the Donna Summer of old. Donna is a Boston girl out of Mission Hill and Dorchester High School. Recently, she was nominated again for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but missed the final cut. When asked if it was an honor to be nominated, like anyone from Roxbury, she said, "No, it's an honor to win." What's wrong with those Hall voters in Cleveland? DA-DA-DA ... DA-DA ... HE ISN'T ROCKY BALBOA BUT... Mayor Tom Menino deliv- ered his 18~ State of the City Address recently at Faneuil Hall before a packed SRO crowd. He entered this an- cient hall to the Rocky theme as conquering hero hobbling in on his crutches. He set his sights high saying he was "upbeat about our prospects, confident in our neighbor- hoods, and energized for the coming days ... We won't have all of the solutions in Boston, but we can start here." He sounded like the Menino of old in his rhetoric. Boston isn't in the greatest shape but is still far ahead of larger cities across the na- tion. He is still concerned about making Boston work for all. He promised hope for those pockets of the city where violence seems the control- ling influence. I've heard him speak of the elderly who built this city and the youth who are tomorrow's leaders. He promised to make the city work for its people. He might be too old to throw a knock-out punch but he'll still be on his feet when the last bell is rung. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. LEGAL NOTICE NEW ENGLAND AUTO BODY 95 CRESCENT AVENUE, SUITE 107 REVERE, MA 02151 (617)347-9104 (FAX) 781-286-8402 HAS HAD IN THEIR POSSESSION SINCE 2007 2006 TOYOTA VIN #JTEBU14R860080292 TO: OWNER(S) OF THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. IFYOU COULD PROVE OWNERSHIP PLEASE CONTACT MIKE SORRENTINO AT THE ABOVE NUMBERS. IF VEHICLE IS NOT CLAIMED BY OWNER(S), NEW ENGLAND AUTO BODY WILL APPLY FOR THE RIGHT TO SELL THE VEHICLE AT THE SOMERVILLE DISTRICT COURT M.G.L. c255 s.25 & 26 THE REGISTRY OF MOTOR VE~HICLES SHOWS NO RECORD OF THIS VEHICLE. SUBMITTED BY MIKE SORRENTINO NEW ENGLAND AUTO BODY Run date: 1/28/11