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Ihh,i,,h,.,ih,lh,ih,,,,Ih,i,ilh,d,,h,,hhlh,,h,II ..... -- ........... ;,;,XED ADC 010 $14 P3 PAUL JEFFI(O SMALL TOWN PAPERS, iNC. 5~S- -CJ~JFORI~. A-VE~ SW SEA1TLE WA 98136-1208 'i THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS ~----.1 (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 114 - NO. 14 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 2, 2010 $.30 A COPY Pamela Donnaruma Publisher and Ei tor and the Staff of the Post-Gazette Closing Public Libraries by Pamela Donnaruma IS NOT a Solution., proximity to schools and community centers be added as well as a breakout of types i of programs held. The BPL ] Board of Trustees also ap- proved the definition of "lead libraries" in the Boston Pub- lic Library system. Lead li- braries are presently slated to remain open, regardless of the public service options selected for the Central Li- brary and neighborhood branches. There are nine lead libraries: Brighton, Cen- Wish n q-Yannu 'Yn ar tral Library (Copley Square), /~FJ Codman Square, Dudley, i .-,rr.-. Grove Hall, Honan-Allston, :~, tOYtitUIAI" A recent decision to closemeeting held with the Bos- Hyde Park, Mattapan and ~.';i ., r .. r~-, r libraries within the City of ton Public Library TrusteesWest Roxbury. A lead library ytavelTIsey5 alla~l~gaaers Boston has dismayed many with President Amy E. Ryan is defined as being or hav- __ community residents who approved a series of mea- ing: 20,000+ square feet, -- o frequent the libraries. Li-sures and definitions. Ac- new or renovated building, ~Q{7~t~Dr~1Q~7~F/~1~~thbra~ie~aren~t~n~yedu~a-~rdingt~ap~e~sre~ea~ehigher~eve~f~nergyeffi- ii ................ ,~J~ ~-'-/J" '~'~ -'- tional instititutions, theyissued from the BPL stated,ciency, current electrical (submitted by Bob DeCrlstoforo] are a part of the fabric of"The Trustees requested ad- .................. our communities. A recent ditional measures such as (Continued on Page 15) "un me jws[ say oj me weeK, Mary oj Magaata came [o me tomb early inthe morning, whileitwas.sti~, dark, and sawthe l, .......... ~1 , ..... ..it] stone removed from the tomb. So she ran to Simon, Peter II ' v ...... II the other disciples whom Jesus loved and told therr~ "they have II 1E ayor s t:olu~ n II taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they II II put him." So Peter and the other disciples went to the tomb. II by Thomas M. l~enino, Mayor, City of Bosto. II They ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived II As Ma--or one o........... -- - II =~ y , t my priorities is ~s summer approaches the city is im at the tomb first" he bent down and saw the burial cloths there matin s r ' ' ' |[ g u e that Boston s youth have again offering youth the chance to get | but did not go in. When Peter arrived after him he went into II the o--ortuniti ..... ............... II ' pp es ann support they lnVolvefl with the tAity oI t~oston bum- the;Odbhanhead%thteb~tahlebotun~.althclo;~S a:d ~h~l' cloth !hat ][ need to engage in their communities met Jobs Program. For more than 20 [] ........... ea up a II and address the important issues they years, the Boston Youth Fund (BYF) has II se~:rh~ PatbC:edntthnei:n~bera~ctpte aLSO went ln,.the one|[ are faced with everyday. Each year I employed Boston youth in a variety of [| For they did notat undarst~ndttheIScn~etsa:t~:th~e~:deto |[ have the privilege of working with 17 ofpositions across the City of Boston. [| .. " II Boston's finest young people on the Teens work as camp counselors, tutors, II "~ .........AReadin~fromtheGoselofSt John2019 |[ Mayor'sYouthCouncil. Theseyoung andmentorsplacedinnonprofitorgani-[| -- g P " :- I/ leaders represent every neighborhood in zations that serve younger children [I - II the city and play an active role in ad- through camps, sports and enrichment [| |[ dressing issues important to them andprograms, gaining not just a short-term [| |] their peers, job, but valuable life skills and experi- [| |[ The Mayor's Youth Council is not onlytrices that will provide long-term ben- [| II an essential resource for teens living efits. Our summer jobs participants this [| II in the city, it is a valuable opportunity year will serve at over 300 worksites [I |] for these teens to take active roles rep- ranging from City Departments to com- [| I Boston's Grated Communities? I I |l resenting their neighborhoods and deal- munity and faith based organizations in II I [ I l/ ing with the issues their peers face. The the Boston area. II [ ~~dsto~e: thUt [ I |[ outstanding young people I have worked It is critical that our young people have [| [ ~nood stores that [ ! I[ with over the years have thrived in their these opportunities to learn thrive and [| [ ~s mib~rP wth:r [ I |[ roles, gaining valuable leadership type- succeed. Their hard work, whether on [| t ~urkme~eDwdlenv I I l| rience and helping to enact positive the Youth Council, in summer jobs pro-[I [ ~~K/~ra~:sUwUodullY [ I |[ changes and make the city a better grams, or through various other organ|-[I [ ~~es woul~ I I I/ place, zations across the city, helps to makeill I ~ u~rlng I~ I l/ The Youth Council acts as an impor- our city a better place to live-- not just ill [ ~~aog~u%t~ [ I I[ taut resource for me as well, serving as for youth, but for all of Boston's residents, ill I ~Ile~P~arenf~lY [ ! l[ my eyes and ears in the neighborhoodsApplications for the Mayor's Youth ill [ ~%'~~ [ I |[ and providing valuable insight into the Council will be accepted until April 15t~ |l I ~~ s~-~,~ [ | |[ lives and issues facing our youth. I meet and are open to teens who will be enter- ]l [ ~'~'rat~s.-In [ I l[ with our Youth Council representatives ing their junior or senior year in high [I I ~~ gr~to~Sc'heisn [ ! |[ on a regular basis to listen to their con- school or an alternative program the /I [ ~-uLchnes~ [ ! l[ cerns and suggestions on improvementsfollowing September. A representative II [ ~~(~oxbury [ ! l[ the City can make in youth oriented from each neighborhood will be chosen [I [ ~~stUitofl~feS [ ! |[ efforts and we work together on devel- and Boston residency is required. [| I ~:ssse2ualIty ~ lile [ I |[ oping solutions. Our youth advocates Teens interested in the summer jobs [I t ~s~~~e need behind ] I |[ also serve as city ambassadors, reach- program can register 24 hours a day [I I w nue~tooa me_ neea bemnd I ! I] ing out to Boston teens and let them online at www.bostonyouthzone.com by II I[ know about existing opportunities clicking on'the Youth Fund/Hopeline [I [ within the City. link ............. . ..... l| i-HE P0:ii-GAZE H SAIELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON Th~s office is open onMondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 2.~0 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 61 7-227-8929 for more information