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. r . . .. . . r POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 111 2016 PAGE3 ";,~ Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette~aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Donne 2000 Celebrates 16th Anniversary and Awards Scholarship at "Festa delle Donne" by Doreen Giammarco 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. 11 Friday, March 11,2016 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 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. GUEST EDITI )RIAL REPUBLICAN PARTY IN TURMOIL Over Trump by Sal Giarratani The Republican Party, both nationally and here at home in the Bay State, is way out of whack. They don't know what to make of Donald Trump's candidacy which refuses to go away. The Republican Party leaders can't seem to wrap their heads around Trump's success. They fear him instead. Lately, the so-called Ruling Class and their big donors have decided if they can't beat him, they must destroy him. Recently, both Gov. Charlie Baker locally and Mitt Romney nationally have sounded the war cry against him. Both say they can never vote for Trump. Such talk is an insult and disrespectful to all those Trump voters out there. Many of these folks have been grassroots GOP activists for years. Others are dissatisfied Reagan Democrats upset with the lack-Of leadership at the head of. the Republican Party, weaklings when it comes to defending GOP and conserva- tive principles, instead of standing up to liberal Democrats, they try being nicey, nice with them. Trump isn't part of a hostile takeover, his candidacy is a metaphor for a great malaise among working and middle-class Americans watching their hopes, dreams and aspirations get beaten down. Trump isn't a battle between liberalism and con- servatism; it is a battle over the hopes and dreams of a growing angry citizenry looking for leaders and finding so few. Voting for Trump is expressing their frustration over a government that continually gets more distant or helpful to them. Will the so-caUed Republican RINO Ruling Class try and destroy Trump before the summer convention? Will they try and replace him with a nothing useless RINO? If the Baker/Romney GOP wing of the party wins, the grassroots will rebel guaranteeing a Hilary landslide victory. Treat- ing the grassroots like an unkept lawn will mean defeat in November. Baker and Romney say they will not vote for Trump under any circumstances. If they follow through on that statement, what will they do? Nothing? Which would mean a third Obama term. I don't agree with Trump's antics. I don't agree with everything he says. However, if he wins the nomination, I will vote for him. If he is denied the nomination by the Donor Class, I will vote for Stubbs, a cat who has been the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, since July 1997, on tin November 8 . !i!i i iiiiiiiiiil L-R: Maria DiCenso, co-treasurer; Dajana Stajko, scholarship winner; Dora Volpe, co-treasurer and scholarship committee member; Miranda Federico, scholarship committee member~ Rosa Giammarco, president; Doreen Giammarco, co -secretary and scholarship committee member; Rita Susi, co-secretary. ~: On March 6, 2016, Donne 2000 members, along with their families and friends, came to- gether to celebrate "La Festa Delle Donne,~ i.e., International Women's day. It is a day set aside to commemorate the women of the world .that have endured injustices and fought for the women's rights which we enjoy today. The event was held at Venezia Restaurant with a delicious lunch. Music was provided by Music Paradise. This was also the Donne 2000 Annual Scholarship fundl~aiskl, g event. International Women's Day is a very Significant day in Italy and other European countries. The symbol of the day is the yellow mimosa flower; an expression of women's solidarity. While the men show their love for their women by giving them the mimosa, society as a whole remembers the importance of women, their important contribu- tion to the betterment of our society, and their sacrifices, while celebrating their achievements. Each year Donne 2000 awards a scholarship to a woman in college studying the Italian language and/or culture. This year's recipient was Dajana Stajko. Dajana is from Worcester, MA. Her Ital- ian roots stem from Bari. She is a sophomore at Boston College where she is pursuing a major in Political Science and Pre-Law with a minor in Cake from Modern Pastry. Management/Leadership. Dajana demonstrates a diligence toward her studies and an immense interest and appreciation of the Italian culture and language. After the scholarship award ceremony, there were many items donated by Donne 2000 mem- bers and local businesses raffled off. We wish to thank all of our sponsors for all their generous contributions to our Program Book and donations for our raffle. Many thanks to Nellie's Wildflowers in Somerville, who procured the beautiful mimosa flowers which adorned our tables for us. East Boston Kiwanis Club to Host Guest Speakers from Pace Elder Service Plan on March 15th The Kiwanis Club of East Elderly (PACE) network, which ident-elect John Schwagerl at Boston will host guest speak- enables adults age 55 and over 617-592-6773, club Secretary ers from the PACE Elder Ser- to continue to live full and Ed Coletta at 617-697-6179, vice Plan at the East Boston meaningfullives as their health or Director Marisa DiPietro at Neighborhood Health Center needs change. PACE helps older 617-650-3442. _: at the Kiwanis meeting. This adults in East Boston, the North Kiwanis is a global organiza- event will take place Tues-End, and surrounding commu-tion of volunteers dedicated to day, March 15th, starting at nities stay healthy, active and improving the world, one child 6:00 pm, at Spinelli's Function independent in the place they and one community at a time. Hall, Day Square in East Boston. call home. The East Boston Kiwanis Club Trisha Diaz will lead the The public is invited to attend meet~ everyfirst and third Tues- discussion on the program by contacting a Kiwanis Club day at 6:00 pm at Spinelli's in of All-lnclusive Care for the member, including club Pres- Day Square, East Boston. C.A.S.IT OPEN HOUSE Promoting Italian Language and Culture C.A.S.IT., Inc., is a non-profit educational and programs offered, including: professional organization which operates under Italian Language Lessons for Adults the auspices of the Italian Consul General in * Italian Book Club Boston. The mission of C.A.S.IT is to promote * Italian Movie Night Italian language and culture. CASIT is pleased * =Gioca Con Me" theme-based Language Labo- to invite the Post-Gazette community to an OPEN ratories for Children HOUSE on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 10:00 * Innovative Italian Summer Camp/Workshop am to 2:00 pm. C.A.S.IT is located at 37 Water for Children Street, Wakefield, Unit 4, on the first floor. Dur- Please stop-in to meet the C.A.S.IT tea~n and ing the OPEN HOUSE you can learn more about immerse yourself in Italian language and ciftlture. the organization and the many fun and enriching Light refreshments ~ be served