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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 20-16 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-GAZETTE - 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. 120 - No. 9 Friday, February 26, 2016 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 the " 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. LETTER TO THE EDIT()R Dear Editor, As an Italian-American, I remember my sense of ethnic pride when Antonin Scalia was nominated by President Reagan and confirmed by the Senate in 1986 by a 98-0 vote. He was the first Italian-American jurist named to the High Court in our nation's history. Over his tenure on the bench, he always supported the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights. He was called an originalist, meaning he preferred to rely upon the judgment of the wise men who constructed our system and "the people who approved it, and the two centuries of history that have shown it to be sound," said Scalia. Scalia believed the Constitution is what it says it is. Words had meaning to him. He was neither a liberal nor a con- servafive jurist, he was a constitutionalist and proud of it. During a debate on the 14th amendment, when discus- sions turned to who was covered by that amendment, some said it was meant only for free slaves when. it was written. However, Justice Scalia stated the 14th amendment was clear, if it said equal justice under the law was for all, it meant for ALL. We will probably never see another great mind like his again on the U.S. Supreme Court and his clarity of law will be solely missed. His legacy will live on. Sincerely, Sal Giarratani Boston, MA 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 {o 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 135, Boston, MA 02113 ; : : .~7 = : ,- "~ : = ~ : ~: 'i'~ :~::- 7:1"i::'~;~:~ !~:i~':~ ' .: ~ ~_ ~ . "U ~ ": . ~ : ; " .!i:;.i "~:~ ::~: ~ ii" :; JOHN J. "JOHNNY SHOES" The "voice of the North End," John J. "Johnny Shoes" Cammarata, a lifelong resident of Boston's North End, passed away suddenly on February 20, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Piccadaci) and the devoted father of John and his wife Darlene of Revere, Linda Ryan of Melrose, and Cheryl Panetta and her husband Steven of Billerica. Loving grandfather of Alyssa, Steven, Brendon, and Gabrielle. Dear brother of Josephine "Anna" Ferullo and her late husband John of Winthrop, Frances Milano and her husband Anthony of Medford, the late Joseph Cammarata and his surviving wife Josephine of NH, and Frank Cammarata. John also leaves behind his son-in-law, Jonathan Ryan and many loving nieces and nephews. Affectionately known as "Johnny Shoes" in his North End community, Johnny was a barber for over 50 years, starting on Salem Street and later at Johnny & Gino Hairstyling on Hanover Street. Johnny was barber to many Boston area dignitaries including former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. He was the unofficial spokesperson of the North End. Whether it was a current issue or a some historical occurrence, Johnny was frequently called upon to offer his knowledgeable insight. He was extremely proud of where he came from and was never at a loss for words to articulate his neighborhood pride. He was featured in the October 2000 issue of National Geographic magazine in an article on the Italian-American comm l]ity of the North End and was a contributor to the recently released North End documentary. Johnny also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Funeral services were from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere, on Wednesday, February 24th, followed by interment at St. Michael's Cemetery. Many relatives and friends were in attendance. Donations in Johnny's name may be made to the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA 02113. ~ May He Rest in Peace ~ North End Branch Boston Public Library Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Boston Public Library Wednesday, The Boston Floating Hospital: 25 Parmenter Street March 30th at 6:30PM How a Boston Harbor Barge Boston, MA 02113 Presentation by, Colleene Changed the Course of Pediatric Cost Free Fesko, Fine Art and Antiques Medicine. Book talk given by The AARP (American Associa-Appraiser and Broker. Daniel Bird, Director of Volun- tion of Retired People) Tek pro- Colleene Fesko, frequently teer Services Floating Hospital gram will help you make theseen on the hit PBS televi- for Children Type of Event Talks most of your mobile devices, sion series Antiques Road- & Lectures - Cost Free Devices will not be provided, show, is a Boston-based fine art so please bring your Android and antiques appraiser and AARPSmartphone Workshop smartphone. Call 1 866.591 broker. Thursday, 8105 or register online: aarp. Program selected and spon- March 24, 2016 sored by the Friends of the Location North End Branch sachusetts. North End Library. Ice Seals Arrive in Aquarium Encourages Public to Enjoy but Keep a Safe Distance The record frigid weather was not the only thing to arrive from Canada last week; the "ice seals" also arrived on the mainland Massachu- setts coast from Cape Ann to the South Shore, fresh off of a long swim from Nova Scotia. Each winter over the last two decades, young harp seals and the occasional adult hooded seal take a mid-winter vacation from the ice fields of the Canadian Maritime Provinces and bask in the relative balminess of a New England winter. This past week, Aquarium marine animal res- cue staff and volunteers responded to calls from Marblehead, Nahant and Norwell for juvenile harp seals with their spotted, creamy white and brown-colored coats. Weighing anywhere from 40-70 pounds, these 3-4 foot-long seals often haul out in high profile locations. In the attached images, one can be seen lounging in a very nice neighborhood in Marblehead last week. It is also not uncommon for these seals to spend a couple of days out of the water in the same location. In fact, for hardy beach walkers, the winter may be the best time to see a seal in the wild along the Massachusetts coast. But there are some rules that the Aquarium would like to remind people of: I. SEALS BELONG ON THE BEACH They Yi'j ,. _ j ~., ........ are ~ stranded. They haul out or ~ v,,>,er "-: -." "~ " 5,"v'~: :'"[" :~, "~ - -7:- " - (Photo by Diane Treadwell} 3. LEASH YOUR DOG Dogs are likely the first to find a seal, and their excited behavior will likely disturb it. 4. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Take pictures from a safe distance. Tell others approaching about the rules. If on the North or South Shores and the animal is visibly injured or ill, call the Aquarium'S marine animal hotline at 617-973-5247. They're cute, furry and have a face that could melt vour heart, but don't get too close. When mc,s~ ~eoD!e see a seaJ, zhev are excited ':~i' ':t.L< >~'(~ ,-,2,~cey-]er~ v-'."i:/] LS ~EeAAT (_i~2rt?Y