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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 28, 2014 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: 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. 118 - No. 13 Friday, March 28, 2014 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. Awarded the 2014 NRA Good Neighbor Award The Boston Conservatory's "An Evening Celebrating Sondheim" Annual Gala David and Christina Glen, Sean Murphy, Peter Rombult. Conservatory board chairman A1 Houston is flanked by "Sondheim" performers Liz Hayes, left, who teaches at the Conserva- tory and Emerson, and alumna Laura Marie Duncan (she has performed in four Broadway shows). Conservatory board member Laura Kunkemueller, gala co-chair Gregory Bulger and Leslie Kaye. The Boston Conservatory's annual fund- raising gala, "An Evening Celebrating Sondheim" was held on Sunday night, March 9 th, in two locations. First, guests. were treated to an original student and alumni production, "Celebrating Sondheim" at the Boston Conservatory Theater in the Fenway. Immediately following, guests were shuttle-bused to the reception, dinner and auction at the Harvard Club on Common- wealth Avenue. All proceeds of funds raised at the event will help to provide student scholarship assistance. Donato Frattaroli was recognized and awarded the 2014 NRA Good Neighbor Award by Bob Luz, CEO of the MRA, on stage in front of over 400 Food Service Industry profes- sionals at the Renaissance Hotel on March 17 th at the MRA Awards Dinner. The MRA would like to recognize our regional winner in the 2014 NRA Good Neighbor Award, Donato Frattaroli, owner of Lucia Ristorante. In 1993, he started "The Taste of The North End" as a non-profit with all proceeds going to the Casa Monte Cassino, a home in the North End which provides a home away from home for hospitalized children and their families free of charge. The first event had I00 guests and 10 restaurants. Today, the Taste has 1,100 guests and 50 vendors, and to date, they have generated over $1.5M for Casa Monte Cassino. Congratulations to Donato Frattaroli! LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Boston Conservatory alumna and "Sondheim" performer Karen Murphy (she has performed in seven Broadway shows), is welcomed back to town by radio personality Ron Della Chiesa. Conservatory president Richard Ortner (standing) with gala sponsors Gerry and Steve Ricci. Cambridge Science Festival 2014 Events and act/v/ties for everyone April 18 through April 27 Play chess with a'Tobot and human-sized chess pieces! Print in 3D, develop your own video game, think about how science helps a city recover from an act of terrorism, and much morel The eighth annual Cam- bridge Science Festival is ten days and nights of engaging science, technology, engineer- ing, art, and math events dur- ing the April public school vacation week. The more than 150 different activities -- from the Science of Archery to the Science of the Modern Cocktail -- are designed for different audiences, from young kids to well-educated adults, and many are free. Learn about web development for girls and morns, science you can eat, and musical prosthetics. If you like robots, check out crash-happy flying robots, under- water robots, and autonomous fighting robots. And don't forget the arts, from jazz to live theater to runway fashion. The festival starts on Friday, April 18 a with our hugely popular Big Ideas for Busy People featuring 10 of the brightest minds present- ing their big ideas in a rapid series of five minute talks. It's followed up on Saturday, April 19 th with our biggest event designed for the whole family, the Science Carnival, featuring a robot zoo, stage performances, interac- tive experiments, and hands- on activities that are free! A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the festival makes science accessible, in- teractive, and fun, while high- lighting, the impact of science on all our lives. The festival's founding col- laborators are MIT, Harvard University, City of Cambridge, and Museum of Science, Boston. Generous sponsors in- clude MIT, Biogen Idec Founda- tion, Pfizer, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Cultural Coun- cil, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, EMD Serono, MIT's Knight Science Journalism Fellow- ships, National Science Foun- dation, Alnylam, Elsevier, Genzyme and Sanofi Boston R&D Hub, Harvard University, Microsoft, Takeda, Momenta Pharmaceuti- cals, Novartis, Cambridge Community Foun- dation, Amgen, Boston University, Bright Horizons, Draper Laboratory, Google, IBM, MIT Lincoln Labs, Nautilus, Alexandria Real Estate, British School of Boston, American Elements, Prime Motor Group, and MathWorks. Learn more at