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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 1,2013 NEWS BRIEFS i (FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled by rio Z. Huttafuoeo Mother Italy, (c 1953) is a work created by Italian sculp- tor Giuseppe Massari located on the Hunter College cam- pus at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. The plaque at the base reads: "Dedicated to the Italian immigrant ... symbolic of mothers of every nationality who sent their children to build a nation of immigrants, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the equality of all those who came and of those yet to come." ITALIAN HERITAGE CULTURAL MONTH: THE CELEBRA- TION IN NEW YORK: "AMERIGO TO AMERICA THE ITAL- IAN LEGACY IN THE AMERICAS. The above subtitle was the theme for the celebrations held in the Big Apple during the month of October (2012) with significant events, spon- sored in cooperation with the Italian General Consulate in New York. This year marked the fifth centennial of Amerigo Vespucci's death and it was a great occasion to commemo- rate not only Vespucci's explorations in the "Mundus Novus" (new world), but also to celebrate the discoveries of modern times and the commitment and the creativity displayed by Italians in the new world. Vespucci was bom and raised in Florence. He was involved in the field of finance and in cartography. He was a navigator and explorer on behalf of Florence's ruling Medici family who sent him to Seville to assure that the supplies to one of Christopher Columbus' voyage were guaranteed. Vespucci participated in four mis- sions under the auspices of the Kings of Spain and Portu- gal as an observer and a navigator, looking for a new pas- sage to the Indies. In 1509 the German cartographer Waldseemuller learned about Vespucci's geographic description of the Americas, the people and culture of the newly discovered lands and decided to make a new map by calling the entire territory 'America.' He got the name from Amerigo, Vespucci's first name which he, Vespucci, had first used to sign his maps, but in Latin translation: Americus. Waldseemuller changed AMERICUS into AMERICA because Americus was mascu- line while 'America' was instead feminine. (Latin Docetf). Vespucci's pioneering spirit is alive today, for it has been inherited by Italians living in the Americas. Their creativ- ity strongly influenced the formative years of the "States" (USA), its progress, expansion and everything that has to do with what the "States" are today. Other Italians who immigrated to virtually all nations of the American conti- nent have contributed to the establishment, evolution and cultural development of it. The celebration began on October 5 (2012) under the aus- pices of also the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York led by its President Joseph Sciame, the former National President of the Order Sons of Italy in America. The location was by the monument MOTHER ITALY which is part of the Hunter College on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (68 th and Lexington Streets). During the cel- ebrations many New York High School students of Italian language participated in a writing competition focusing on Amerigo Vespucci. An Italian American artist, John Battista De Santis, composed a poster for the organizing committee. In Massachusetts, as many are aware, we have been celebrating our Italian Cultural Heritage over the last 15 years. The Committee has been in the forefront in our Com- monwealth encouraging Italian Americans to take part in the celebrations of our rich heritage in order to leave our indelible mark all over, from one end to the other, telling everyone what our rich heritage is and how it has influ- enced the entire world. WWW.BOSTONPOSTGAZETTE.COM News Briefs (Continued from Page i) Congress, she now says she rity Committee who stated, protest poor working condi- feels she had been used for "It is time for the adminis- tions and wages so low that political advantage on that tration to recognize the some of the workers could night. Ft. Hood shooting for what it collect welfare. President When someone calls him- is -- an act of terrorism." In- Nixon called out the National self a "Soldier of Allah" and deed it is. Why are Demo- Guard to deliver the mail shouts "Allahu Akbar" before crats up on Capitol Hill not during the strike. The strike opening fire, shouldn't that fighting to change Ft. Hood spread across the country have been called an act of from "workplace violence" and led to the creation of the terrorism? However, our gov- into its rightful name as "an US Postal Service. ernment still insists today act of terror?" In 1978, Sombrotto was that this horrible violence Once again a big thank elected president of the Let- was "workplace violence." For you to ABe News for jumping ter Carriers Union and led the victims, it is more than out of the tank this timeI it until 2002. He also played bad semantics, since it was ?, Annual a key role in reforming the not called "terrorism," the Hazzard County Hatch Act. My uncle Neal victims, stated Stars and Squirrel Slam? Harrington had great respect Stripes, "do not get combat- I was over at Suffolk Downs for Sombrotto and the tire- related special compensa- recently and picked up the less work for the union at tion that provides disability latest copy of New England both the local and national pay." Horse Talk because it was level. My uncle who was a Listen to this, Staff Sgt. right there in front of me. I mailman always said Som- Shawn Manning was shot came across a great adver- brotto left both a lasting and six times by Hasan but was tisement for a Squirrel Siam, positive impact on letter car- denied benefits that would whatever that is. Sounds ter- riers before and since that accrue to a soldier injured in rible to me. The event was 1970 strike in New York. an act of terror overseas or sponsored by the Holley Fire Time to End Obama Phones in battle. Manning says call- Department. I guess they The federal government ing Ft. Hood "workplace vio- have something to do with and most of the major cell- lence" has cost him almost squirrels. It has been held phone companies love those $70,000 in benefits had already so don't look for it Obama-phones. The govern- his injuries were classified online. There are weights to ment makes out, the com- as "combat-related." He went be met in order to win in panics make out and the on to tell ABe News, he was either the adult or youth cat- folks who get them make out. treated as if he got hit by egory. All squirrels must be The only folks who don't a car in downtown traf- shot on the day of the hunt. make out are the rest of us fic. Another soldier named I kid you not about any of saps who keep paying taxes Alonzo Lunsford who was this information. I am as- to help everyone else but us. shot seven times and is now suming that Hazzard County The haves and the have- blind in one eye calls what is the same county where nots except this time we're the government is doing, " years ago Sheriff Roscoe was talking cell phones. Another a slap in the face, not only the law. Also, you can't soak story in the Naked City for for me but for all of the 32 the squirrel for additional the Entitled Poor! I didn't like that wore the uniform that weight. They ban perfor- them when they were called day." Who could not feel his mance-enhancement drugs Bush phones either. pain and anger as he said in baseball and soaking Jesse Jackson, Jr., those words to ABe News? squirrels down in Hazzard Faces Downfall Munley and dozens of other County. Maybe I will try and Former U.S. Rep. Jesse victims have filed a lawsuit catch the Squirrel Slam next Jackson, Jr., falls deeper and against the military alleging year. JUST KIDDING! deeper into a hole he obvi- the "workplace violence" des- Golden State Must Be ously dug out for himself. ignation denies them proper Golden Pond State Now Last November he got re- benefits. The Defense De- California, once called the elected even though he had partment is fighting the suit Golden State probably be- disappeared for the longest and President Obama stays cause of the Great Goldrush time on Capitol Hill. Shortly silent on it all. of 1849, is looking more after winning re-election he Kudos to U.S. Rep. Michael like it's on Golden Pond now resigned from office and the McCaul, R-Texas who chairs that we have Governor Jerry word is because of sickness. the House Homeland Secu- Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Latest news is that federal Newsom at the helm in Sac- charges have been filed LEGAL NOTICE ramento. Brown alone would against him and his wife over be bad enough, but throw tax evasion. This is hardly a Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the former mayor of San new crime in Chicago's leg- TheTrial Court Francisco and you have two endary, corrupt history. In Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street of the biggest loons in the the end he appears to be go- Boston, MA 02114 state up at the State Capitol. ing down like Al Capone over (617) 788-8300 Remembering federal taxes. A couple of Docket No. SU10P2531EA Vinny Sombrotto months ago, some of his de- Estate of FRANCIS KANE Vincent Sombrotto, a labor fenders were talking about Date of Death June 23, 2010 leader who served as presi- mental illness affecting his CITATION ON PETITION FOR dent of the National Associa- personality but he simply FORMAL ADJUDICATION tion of Letter Carriers for could just be the latest crook To all interested persons: 24 years, died at age 89. out of Chicago. Either way, A petition has been filed by Carol Kane of Sombrotto joined the U.S. there is no political future for East Boston, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for Post Office in 1947 as a part- Jesse Jackson, Jr. No hope such other relief as requested in the Petiti0n. time carrier. In 1970 as a to become mayor of Amer- And also requesting that Carol Kane of East carrier at New York's Grand ica's third largest city, U.S. Boston, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With Central Station, he took senator or dare we say even Personal Surety on the bond. charge of a postal strike to president or vice president. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearaoce and objection at this Court before: O][]. Sale Now! 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. THE NORTH END if you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objec- Where It All Began tions within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you The Way It Was The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- by Fred Langone tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled SALE PRICE to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the $19.95 Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses Plus Shipping & Handling of administration. WITNESS, Hon. JOAN P. ARMSTRONG, 0n Site at First Justice of this Court Date: February 01. 2013 The Post-Gazette Patricia M. Campatelli, Register of Probate 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston, MA Run date: 3/1/13