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L.j VOL. 117 - NO. 11  "w, I J T ,.: L ?  CT, !T !i'..; THE ITALIA-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS ETTE Happy (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MARCH 15, 2013 L i v Patrick's Day from the Post-Gazette JJ $.30 A COPY CARDINALS ELECT A NEW POPE: POPE FRANCIS I Cardinal in 2001. Bergoglio was among those considered in 2005 when Pope Benedict was eventually chosen but his election this time was a bit of a surprise given he On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at approximately 8:00 pm Vatican time, the Papal Conclave chose the succes- sor to Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Jorge Bergogllo of Argentina was elected the 266 th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Upon being elected, Bergoglio, born in Buenos Aires the son of an Italian railway worker and his wife, chose the name Pope Francis I. He is the first Pope from the Americas as well as the first Jesuit to be named Head of the Church. Ordained in 1969, the 76- year-old has been the Arch- bishop of Buenos Aires since 1998 and was elevated to by Cyn Donnelly was the oldest of all the candidates. When the new Pope was announced to the thousands upon thousands of the faith- ful waiting outside the Vatican, they cheered wildly and chanted "Habemus PapamI" ("We have a Pope") and "Viva fl Papal" Even after he left the balcony, the people stayed on cheering their new Pontiff. After blessing the crowd and, in his words, "the en- tire world," Pope Francis I left the balcony with these words: "Brothers and Sisters, I leave you. Thank you so much for your welcome. I'll see you soon. Good evening and have a good rest." 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show Presents This Year's Theme: "Seeds of Change"0000 I f News Briefs by Sal Giarratani Hugo Chavez Passes I wonder if Joe K has any interest in running for president of Venezuela now that his little buddy Hugo has finally kicked the can? I also wonder how long before the Castro brothers start buddy- ing up to the White House now that their cash cow has died? He was a dictator and thug in his 14 years of rule. He killed democracy and hurt the country's economy too. His former subjects should be dancing on his grave in his demise. Latin America has lost its number one blowhard. However, I am sure that Hollywood is mourning his passing. Filmmaker Oliver Stone can make a movie about Chavez being the George Washington of his country. I wonder if actor Sean Penn will be going to the wake and funeral along with "No One Should be Left Out in the Cold" Joe Kennedy. Finally, will CITGO shut down the lights on it iconic landmark high atop Kenmore Square? Liberal Loons Blooming in Washington, DC Like Cherry Blossoms Do This right out of the pages of The Nation, the true voice of the American left. Don't forget the upcoming 2ptAnnual Environmental Film Festi- val down in the Nation's Capitol. It happens across (Continued on Page 14) The Boston Flower & Garden Show brings Spring to New England through March 17, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Concern for the environment and enthusiasm for home veggie production have planted "Seeds of Change" in New England's gardens. This spectacular event features over 20 gardens created by profes- sional landscape designers, nurseries and historic properties embracing innovative new plants, materials and techniques that increase the beauty, bountiful harvest and ecological friendliness of gardens and out- door spaces. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) Show Highlights: Garden Marketplace: Hundreds of retail vendors feature thousands of plants, garden tools and furnishings, landscape services, botanical ddcor ,and floral themed gifts. The Birds &. the Bees: Experts will be demonstrating how to raise chickens and keep bees - two of the fastest growing envi- ronmental hobbies. From Garden to Gourmet: Local chefs teach how to grow, use and preserve pro- duce and herbs for year-round enjoyment and nutrition. (Continued on Page 8) i I i i i i i i Ill i [ i 113 th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade The 113 t" annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin in South Boston at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 17 t and last for approximately two and a half hours. The route for the St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at the Broadway T stop (Red Line), continues along Broadway all the way down to P Street, turns back up E. 4th Street, tums left at G Street, moves over to E. 5th Street at K Street, and circles around Dorchester Heights on Telegraph Street to Dorchester Street and heads west to Andrew Square (Red Line/Andrew T stop), where it ends. i ] i II II II i llIH i i i i i II i i II i ] , , ......... , . .