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,qlln,q,l,hndld.nldd,ll,,.v,l.,,,n/It-,v .qhundnq, .......... *MIXED ADC 07099 18 SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. PAUL JEFFKO 217W COTA ST *~ SHELTON WA g8584-2263 ~\ [~ THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS m (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 119 - NO. 12 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MARCH 20, 2015 $.35 A COPY St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015 (Photos by Sal Giarratani) by Sal Giarratani The NY Times Thinks its Objective, I Think the Word is Objectionable Recently, a NY Times headline stated "Lack of Diversity Persists in Admissions to Elite City Schools." Listen to this. Entering classes in 8 elite schools will be 52 percent Asian, 28 percent white, 7 percent Latino and 5 percent black. The Times suggest this represents a "lack of diversity." As NY Post columnist Michael Goodwin opines "only if you don't count Asians as a minority. MINORITY has come to be a synonym for blacks and Hispanics, and since Asians succeed wildly out of proportion to their numbers they are about 15 percent of the school population they are no longer considered a MINORITY or included in "DIVERSITY counts." Shocking News A recent poll showed a record low 43 percent consider President Obama to be honest. That num- ber has to be incorrect. How could that many people still think Obama is Honest Abe? Dunkin' Donuts Removing Titanium from Racks Dunkin' Donuts recently announced it would be changing its powdered donut recipe. It will no longer add titanium dioxide to whiten those delicious babies. This news followed an environmental group who said that an independent lab test showed the substance in the white powdered sugar used to make the donuts is also used to make sunscreen. Who knew that a donut could help someone get a nice safe tan, eh? No More Circus Elephants The news is out, Barnum & Barley Ringling Bros. Circus will only be using elephants until 2018 (Continued on Page 13) DREAMS OF FREEDOM: Boston's Immigrant Experience Re.Imagined and Revitalized Skywalk Observatory Celebrates Grand Re-opening of Boston's Only Educational Immigration Experience With a history Of serving residents and visitors alike, Skywalk Observatory is cel- ebrating the Grand Re-Open- ing of the fully re-imagined and revitalized immigration exhibition, Dreams of Free- dom: Boston's Immigrant Experience. Located on the 50th Floor of The Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. The Skywalk is New England's tallest obser- vatory and Boston's ONLY sky-high vantage point. A glance at the headlines shows the debate over immi- gration is as timely a topic today as it was hundreds of years ago. Dreams of Freedom serves as a virtual passport through time, offering interactive multimedia exhibits that bring to life the unified ex- perience of the thousands of immigrants who have made Boston their home for more than 400 years. The city's only educational experi- ence dedicated to Boston's rich history of immigration, the exhibits have been com- pletely re-imagined and re- furbished under the direction of Dr. We.sty A. Egmont, Ex- hibit Curator. Dr. Egmont is Associate Professor, Boston College School of Social Work and Director of the BCSSW Immigrant Integration Lab. As noted at the entrance to the exhibition area, "Boston, 'the city on the hill,' was founded by people who sought a new life, free of the inequi- ties and disappointments of the old world. The Puritan settlers hoped to create a city that would be a beacon to the world, and it has been. For centuries, immigrants have traveled from all over the world to build new lives. They journeyed far, built commu- nities, became citizens and left their mark on Boston." Dreams of Freedom is both their story and everyone's story. Ultimately, this is a story of commonality. As a melting pot of the world's communities, Boston has a trfidition of inclusion (Continued on Page 9)