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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Page 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: Website: 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-GAZE'YFE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 117 - No. 7 Friday, February 15, 2013 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. Anthony T. Fiorini 1926-2013 Proprietor of Elm Court Greenhouses in Lenox, Massachusetts Anthony T. "Tony" Fiorini, 86, of 45 Main Street, passed away on January 1st at Craneville Place in Dalton, Massachusetts. Tony was born at home on North Margin Street in the North End on June I I, 1926, the eldest of the eight children of Leone and Rose Ranauro Fiorini. In 1936 he moved with his family to "Cousin Tony" Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He attended Pittsfield High School where he excelled in football, and later was a 1948 graduate from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he was also a football standout. Mr. Fiorini served during World War If in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of the Greenland North Shore Patrol. Following his college graduation he went to work at the Elm Court Estate in Lenox in 1948 and eventually managed the green houses and the floral business, Elm Court Florists, retiring in 1996. He coached football for the former Lenox School for boys for many years and later Cranwell Preparatory School and was a football referee. After retiring he moved to Dalton and enjoyed working part time at Stop and Shop in Coltsville. Mr. Fiorini was a communicant and sexton of St. Ann's Church in Lenox. He also was a special officer for the Lenox Police Department and member of the Lenox Police Association. He was active in civic affairs as a former member of the Lenox School Committee and the Lenox Housing Authority. He and his wife, the former Doris Clark, were married in St. Mary the Morning Star Church in Pittsfield on February 19, 1949 and would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this month. Besides his wife in Dalton, he is survived by his son, Thomas A. Fiorini of Lenox, his daughter Ann M. Gurek and her husband Robert of Sagamore Beach, his granddaughter Victoria Lynn Fiorini of Somerville and his brothers and sisters, including Leo Fiorini, Jr. and his wife Barbara, Rosemary Evans, Joanne Barker, Rita Tart, Michael Fiorini and his wife Leslie, all of Pittsfield, and his brother John and wife Alice Fiorini of Florida along with 16 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Theresa Ludwig and brother in law Joseph Barker. He was also the beloved cousin of many who still reside in the greater Boston area, including his loving cousins Virginia and John Ranauro. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240. May he rest in eternal peace. The Leventhal Map Center Explorer Award Dinner at Boston Public Library The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Explorer Award Dinner was held on Friday, February I st, for over 300 guests at the Boston Public Library's historic McKim Building in Copley Square. Mayor Thomas Menino gra- ciously accepted the 2013 Explorer Medal from Map Cen- ter founder Norman Leven- thal. The occasion was one of the Mayor's first public appearances since his re- cent hospitalization and he received a rousing standing ovation during the cer- emony. The award was cre- ated in 2011 to "foster a spirit of individual enter- prise, recognizing pioneering projects that demonstrate innovative and original thought and contribute to the betterment of humankind" and was first presented to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Co-chaired by Alan Leventhal of Beacon Capital Partners (son of Norman Leventhal), and David Long of Liberty Mutual Insurance, the benefit dinner raised $I million for education programs, teacher training, Dinner honoree Mayor Thomas Menino and Map Center founder Norman Leventhal (center) pose with dinner co-chairs Alan Leventhal (left) of Beacon Capital Partners and David Long (right) of Liberty Mutual Insurance, in historic Bates Hall at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Friday night, February 1 "t, for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Explorer Award Dinner. Over 300 guests gathered to honor Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who was presented with the Norman B. Leventhal Explored Medal. Sponsored by Beacon Capital Partners and Liberty Mutual Insurance, the dinner raised $1 million for education programs, teacher training and curriculum guides at the Map Center. curriculum guides and lesson plans at the Map Center. Other attendees included; BPL president Amy Ryan, Boston Schools superinten- dent Carol Johnson, WGBH president and CEO Jon Abbott, BU president Bob Brown, MIT president Rafael Reif, former MIT president Susan Hockfield, Fidelity co-president Ron O'Hanley, BPL Board chair Jeff Rud- man, JP Morgan managing partner Marc White, MFA Board president Sandra Moose, BRA's Peter Meade, Friends of the Public Gar- den's Henry Lee, developer Robert Beal and Map Cen- ter Board chair Bob Melzer. WGBH CEO Jon Abbott (center) with Stephen Wise and Alex Leventhal. HISTORY OF MAP CENTER: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center was created in 2004 as a public-private partnership between the Boston Public Library and Norman B. Leventhal. The goal of the partnership was to create broad public access to the library's extraordinary collection of 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases dating from the 15 th century to the present. The collection is ranked among the top ten in the United States. In 2011 the Leventhal Map Center Gallery and Learning Cen- ter opened to the public on the first floor of the library's McKim Building in Copley Square. Featuring changing exhibitions, a Kids Map Club and a research reading room, over 72,000 have vis- ited the new space. Dr Mitch and Adrienne Rabkin with Judith and Bob Melzer (Chair of Map Center Board of Directors). (Photos by Roger Farrington Photography) NEAA YOUTH MAJORS BASEBALL BANQUET After much hard work, NEAA has secured a location for our annual Majors Banquet. The banquet will be Sunday, March 3  start- ing at noon at Filippo's Ristorante located on 283 Causeway Street in the North End. Players from our 2012 Major League season, their parents, grandparents and siblings are all invited to attend. At the banquet each player will receive at least one trophy as rec- ognition for their contribution to their team during the season. In previous years we ware, etc. This year Filippo's Ristorante is supplying salad, bread and butter, pasta, chicken parm and non-alcoholic beverages so there is no need to bring anything except yourself. A donation of $5 per player and $15 for any non-player attending. Please respond no later than Febuary 18 th. All money is due no later than February 25 . Checks can be made out to NEAA and mailed to: NEAA, c/o John Romano, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston MA 02113. asked parents to bring-food,-drhak$,.-ilve, ......... boohiig-4orwaed-t-ftm-afternoon!