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J P THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS L_, (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 11 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MARCH 18, 2011 $.30 A COPY Anniversary of Italy's Unification Friday, March 18'h2011 - 11:30 am- 1 pm In celebration of the 150 th Anniversary of the Italy's Unifi- cation, Consul General of Italy, Boston Giuseppe Pastorelli will host an event to celebrate this historic moment at the Grand Staircase of The Massachusetts State House. All are welcome to attend. Expected attendance includes, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Congressman Michael E. Capuano, and Mayor Thomas Giuseppe Pastorelli, Menino. Consul General Master of Ceremony will be Joe of Italy, Boston Sciacca, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Herald. Special musical perfor- mance by the Arlington High School Jazz Band. In honor of this celebration., the Consul General will present awards to the following: The awards are given to Italians and individuals of Italian descent who have achieved great success in the respec- tive fields they serve. Art, Culture & Entertainment - Mary Ann Esposito, Television personality and author; Business Joseph Crugnale, Entrepreneur, Bertuccrs and Naked Fish Restaurants; Civil Service A. Joseph DeNucci, former Mas- sachusetts State Auditor; Educat/on - Maria Gioconda Motta, Educator, Founder and Past President of C.A.S.IT; Science & Technology Bruno Coppi, Professor of Physics at MIT; Solidarity - Filippo and Donato Frattaroli, Restaurateurs and Philanthropists; "Giovane Promessa" Rlccardo SignoreUi, Founder and CEO of FastCAP SYSTEMS. "The unique partnership between Italy and the United States is also a Commonwealth of values, historical ties, cultural and human relations. This shared identity dates back to the time when our two nations had not even been created yet. Its roots can be found in the legacy of Florentine renaissance. It developed in the arts, sciences and politi- cal thinking also through the lives and ideas of great men like Andrea Palladio and Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Gaetano Filangieri, Giuseppe Garibaldi and Abraham Lincoln. A year and a half long celebration in the United States of Italy's unity, Italy@ 150 is thus recogni- tion of a friendship between two countries and two peoples." -- Giulio Terzi di Sant'agata Ambassador of Italy to the United States Event is open to the general public. iii ill [ to JUDGE PETER AGNES Receive Archangel Award Superior Court Judge Peter W. Agnes, Jr., recipient of the Order of St. Michael the Archangel Award for 2011. Adjunct Professor of Law at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and one of the editors of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence. He .has been a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs for judges and law- yers for more than 20 years. Judge Agnes remarked, "I am grateful to my parents for their love and support, and for the values they impressed upon me growing up, and am especially proud of the record of public service by my father, the late Peter W. Agnes, Sr., a police officer for over 35 years, who retired "The Massachusetts Asso- ciation of Italian-American Police Officers is proud to announce that it will award its prestigious Order of St. Michael the Archangel Award for 2011 to Superior Court Judge Peter W. Agnes, Jr. The award and otheT recognitions will be made at the Association's 43 d annual banquet on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Hilton Boston Hotel in Wob.urn, Massachusetts. Judge Agnes has served as a trial judge for more than twenty years in both the District and Superior Courts. He currently is the Regional Administrative Justice for Worcester County. Judge Agnes also has served with distinction as the President of the Massachusetts Judges Association, the President of the Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts, the Chair- man of the Board of the Dante Alighieri Society, and is one of the founders of October as Italian-American Heritage Month Before becoming a judge, he served as an Assis- tant District Attorney in both Middlesex and Norfolk coun- ties for ten years and as an Assistant Secretary of Public Safety in the administra- tion of Governor Michael S. Dukakis. Judge Agnes is an in 1991 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. Judge Agnes lives in Wayland, Massachusetts. with his wife Eileen D. Agnes who is an attorney specializ- hag in Family Law. They have four children and are the proud grandparents of three grandchildren." As part of this year's pro- gram The Massachusetts Association of Italian Ameri- can Police Officers will be honoring the memory of a fallen Police Officer with our Association's Medal of Honor. In addition, they will be presenting The Marconi Award and The Medal of Valor as well as honoring our retirees. AS is the custom, they are honoring several of the newly retired fellow Law Enforce- ment Officers and presenting them with-thei retirement plaques. This is truly a sig- nificant tribute to these of- ficers who have spent years of dedicated service to keep their communities safe. The men and women we honor at our banquet come from dif- ferent agencies and back- grounds, but are bound by the common values: Courage, Sacrifice and Service. Time (Continued on Page 13) Gift Charged Up with Volt General Motors or as we now call Government Motors or still GM for short has electrified U.S. automakers with its new Chevrolet Volt elec- tric car. GM says this is the car America needs. The 4-seater can travel up to 35 miles on a reehargeable b. attery pack before the car's gas engine turns on. Theoretically gas mileage is infinite. Some say it is the equivalent of 93 miles per gallon. Base price is B40,280. The Volt is GM's poster child for green technology. How- ever, at the current sales price still could (Continued on Page 14) 150 rMAnniversary of the Unification of Italy, 201 l by the President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION On March 17, Italy celebrates the 150 th anniversary of its unification as a single state. On this day, we join with Italians everywhere to honor the courage, sacrifice, and vision of the patriots who gave birth to the Italian nation. At a time when the United States was fighting for the preservation of our own Union, Giuseppe Garibaldi's campaign for the unification of Italy inspired many around the world in their own struggles, including the 39 th New York Infantry, also known as "The Garibaldi Guard.  Today, the legacy of Garibaldi and all those who unified Italy lives on in the millions of American women and men of Italian descent who strengthen and enrich our Nation. Italy and the United States are bound by friendship and common dedication to civil liberties, democratic principles, and the universal human rights our countries both BARACK respect and uphold. As we mark this impor- tant milestone in Italian history, we also honor the joint efforts of Americans and Italians to foster freedom, democracy, and our shared values throughout the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 17., 2011, as a day to celebrate the 150 th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the history of Italian unification and to honor the enduring friendship between the people of Italy and the people of the United States. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of March, in the year of our "Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. OBAMA THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience .of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information 1