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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 27, 201 5 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: 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-GAZETFE 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. 119 - No. 9 Friday, February 27, 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. Joseph E. Morello Honored with Augusta Boston Club "Man of the Year Award" GUEST EDIT()RIAL PREZ: Out of the Loop by Sal Giarratani As I read Kimberly Atkins' latest commentary (Prez: Leave Islam out of it, February 19th), once again it is clear to see that there are many Obama apologists in the news media. During his recent Countering Violent Extremism Summit, the president went out of his way not to tie Radical Islam to a recent series of brutal attacks on innocent people targeted for their so-called anti-Mus- lim views or their religions. Atkins criticizes lawmakers who insist on categoriz- ing terrorists as Islamic. What does she think inspired the attack on a French magazine? What does she think inspired the attack on Jewish patrons at a Paris kosher deli? What does she think inspired the behead- ing of 21 Coptic Christian Egyptians? What does she think motivated one of those ISIS terrorists who after killing 21 Christians to point his sword across the water at Rome and the "Nation of the Cross"? Comparing ISIS to the Klan is ludicrous. Radical Is- lamic terrorists are proud to be Muslim and see them- selves as servants of Mohammed. Obama says he doesn't want to legitimize ISIS with a religion. Who gave President Obama the authority to say who is or isn't a member of Islam? Most of the recent summit was about denial from the liberal community that we are fighting terrorists inspired by 1,500 years of teaching? Where are the moderate Muslims speaking out against ISIS? Recently, Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said something summit attendees needed to hear, but didn't. Said Flynn, "We are dealing not jdst with 20-year-old kids trying to get their jihad on. We're ac- tually dealing with very sophisticated guys (with) a re- ligious vision for worldwide domination achieved through .violence and bloodshed. And we don't have any strategy to stop them." How do we fight an enemy we refuse to name? How do we continue to pretend things aren't the way they are? I haven't seen a president this out of the loop since President Richard M. Nixon back in 1974. We are liv- ing in scary times when we have a president who re- fuses to recognize the reality of the evil America and the world is facing. 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 The opinions ex by our columnists cmd con are not necessarily be  va ,. a seV- Morello Family attendees at the "Man of the Year Award" ceremony. Guy Joseph, Joanne, Martha & Joseph Morello, Alyssa, MaryJane, Jack, & Lauren O'Donnell At their annual Christmas Dinner Dance, The Augusta Boston Club members hon- ored their immediate past president, Joseph E. Morello with their distinguished "Man of the Year Award." This award is presented an- nually to a member who has willingly devoted his time and energy with dedication and pride for the betterment and success of the Augusta Boston Club. Joseph re- cently completed five years as president of the Augusta Boston Club, and has served on many club committees such as Cultural, Festivi- ties, Scholarship, Festa di San Domenico, Membership, Memorial Mass, Nominat- ing, Bocce, and many others. As president, he assisted in promoting programs that helped the Club become more effective in their work of preserving the customs and traditions of their be- loved Augusta, Sicily. Joseph Morello was born and brought up on Wall Street in Boston's West End. The West End was home to many immigrants from Eu- rope and especially from Italy. Of the Italians who settled there, a large per- centage came from the won- derful City of Augusta, Sic- ily. In the early 1900s Joseph's father Gaetano Morello, left Augusta, Sicily and arrived in the West End of Boston with his parents. Here he met and married Augusta-born Maria (Mary) Mignosa and expanded their family with five children: Mary, James, Joseph, Rich- ard, and Robert. Forced from the West End by the redevel- opment fiasco, the Morello family moved to West Medford. In August of 1960, Joseph returned to the West End to attend the Saint Domenic Feast held in front of Joseph Russo Funeral Home on Green Street. Jo- seph met and proceeded to date Augusta-born Martha Peluso. They married in 1962 and settled in West Medford where they raised three children: Guy Joseph, MaryJane, and Joanne. A need for more room and a desire to be closer to Joseph's position as a teacher in the Haverhill School System, prompted the Morello family to move to Tewksbury. As the children grew and went on their own, Joseph retired from his po- sition as Graphic Arts Edu- cator at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, and together with his wife Martha, situated them- selves in North Chelmsford. Joseph Morello now found the time to become involved with an organization close to his heart. Having grown up near the Augusta Fraternal Associates club house on Staniford Street, where both his father Gaetano and father-in-law Salvatore Pel- uso had been members, he was very familiar with the good works performed by the association. Joseph's mother Mary had been ac - tive as Venerable of the Sons of Italy Fiore DiMaggio Lodge and founding member and long-time treasurer of Societa' San Domenico and had set a great example of social involvement and participation. Upon joining the Augusta Boston Club in 2004, Joseph's talents were quickly utilized by his appointment to several committees in- cluding the Cultural Com- mittee. Quickly becoming involved in the many excit- ing opportunities available within the club, Joe accepted election to become a trustee, followed by his election to become vice-president. His election to president in 2009 was followed by subsequent re-elections to bring his service as president to a total of five years. Many exciting events were noted during his tenure, including the celebration of the ten- year anniversary of the club's re-organization; a visit from students and teachers of the Industrial School of Augusta Sicily; and twice receiving the "Man of the Year Award." Still committed to the well-being of the club, Joseph is sure it will continue to move forward as it holds a dear spot in the heart of its avid members. The Post-Gazette Wishes World Welterweight Champion Tony DeMarco a Speedy Recovery If you would like to send Tony a card, his address is 50 Staniford Street #709, Boston, MA 02114.