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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 2, 2010 NEWS BRIEFS (FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled by ~r~io Z. Suttafuoeo THE ITALIAN PREMIER'S TROUBLES: THE CONTINUING SAGA! As if the sex scandal involving the Prime Minister Berlusconi were not enough, now comes disclosures in- volving him in Mafia activities which have opened up anew Pandora's Box of scandals. At first, Berlusconi reacted by stating that he has done more than any other predecessor to attack the Mafia. Unfortunately new disclosures by a former "Mafioso," now a loquacious collaborator of Justice, have opened up a new, disturbing box of worms. What many Italian VIP's do not realize is that it is a crime to assist criminals, e.g., money laundering even not being part of organized criminals, as they desperately maintain. What has emerged lately is truly scandalous and deeply disturb- ing. It appears that large sums of money were invested by "Cosa Nostra" in the multinational Fininvest, largely con- trolled by Berlusconi (80%, whose President is none other than Berlusconi's daughter, Marina Berlusconi). It has been estimated that about 308 million euro (@ $450 million) were invested in Fininvest, and where the money came from was never ascertained. Let me add that Berlusconi holdings include newspapers, three TV net- works, the Mondadori Publishing House (again, Marina Berlusconi, President[); et al. Silvio Berlusconi is anxious to change laws so that prior legal cases involving his ac- tions can be wiped out. Unfortunately, on this latest at- tempt, the Premier has met strong opposition from his own party (the PDL). The reason being that over 100,000 pend- ing criminal cases would also be wiped out. It is a status that is causing serious worries within the majority that is governing Italy at the present. Of course, the other opposition parties would greatly ben- efit from a Berlusconi Government's collapse. The abso- lute immunity Berlusconi is desperately seeking may very well be his demise, as well as of Fini and Co. And it may happen sooner than later! J-Iappy aster Fully Insured Lic #017936 Nechani cal Heating & Air Conditioning Sales, Service & Installation Ken Shallow 617.593.6211 kenskjs@aol.com Jtappg 8aster ALBANO F. PONTE, CEP FinancialandEs~ Planning EmaHa~on~@msn.com Phone617-320-O022 MICHAEL F. NOBILE, CPCU BOSTON ARLINGTON 251 Hanover Street 148A Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02113Arlington, MA 02474 617-523-6766 781-646-1200 FAX: 617-523-0078 FAX: 781-646-1148 MEDFORD 39 Salem Street Medford, MA 02155 781-395-4200 FAX: 781-391-8493 EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE =s NOW OPEN MARIE MATARESE 35 Bennington Street, East Boston 617.227.8929 MON. and TUES. 10:00 A.M. - 3.00 P.M. THURS. 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. ACCEPTING Advertisements General Advertisements * Sales and Rentals Memorials Legals ADVERTISING WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani JUMP-START FOR FILENE'S HOLE IN THE GROUND? With the threat of emi- nent domain at hand, the developing team of Vornado Realty Trust, Gale Interna- tional and JP Morgan Chase & Company are in discus- sions with lenders for a $100 million project that would include a mix of retail and apartments to jump start con- struction. The plan needs city approval and the hole in the ground would be filled with an underground gar- age and the foundation for a future office tower. A temporary Shoppers Park would be built atop the garage. Recently, Boston Mayor Tom Menino threatened to seize the property after learning that one of the developers was allegedly telling a Columbia Univer- sity audience how he used vacant land to get more pub- lic money. Gale Interna- tional CEO John Hynes III told the Boston Herald that the developing team was not trying to "blackmail" the City of Boston. COLUMBUS CENTER SITE UP IN AIR The slow death of the Bos- ton South End Columbus Center project has finally arrived. It was planned to stretch eight highway lanes and two neighborhoods. A deck required to support a number of condos, a hotel, shops and a park proved too expensive. Add to this was the drawn out battles to get city and state approvals sent costs skyrocketing. The project architect M. David Lee adding, "Sometimes you just can't make a racehorse out of a mule." File these two stories un- der: One hole opens another taken away. ANNUAL GALA, SAINT JOHN SCHOOL Saint John School Annual Gala will take place on April 10m at the "All Hands Club" United States Coast Guard Base, Atlantic Av- enue, North End. All are wel- come to attend. For further information you may call Saint John School at tele- phone 617-227-3143. LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS North End Seniors Cub is now accepting new mem- bers. Weekly meetings are held every Tuesday at 12 Noon. Activities include bingo, day trips and parties. Trips to Foxwoods are a fa- vorite and we go every other month. For more infor- mation, call Ida DePasquale at 617-635-5166. THE NORTH END LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY Friends of the North End Library are looking to increase membership. Drop by 25 Parmenter Street and pick up a member- ship brochure or e-mail folnebread@comcast, net * News Briefs (Continued from the grates, it seemed like a pathological reaction. Bet- ter, I thought to sell the business to someone else if your business was buried in fear. Today, many of those grates are history but many still live on and prosper and are part of Boston life today. I still see most of them in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. Some liberals used to call these store grates a racist wall but many of our merchants today are no dif- ferent then the shoppers they serve. It not racial, it is fear and always has been. City Councilor Rob Con- salvo is one of Boston's most proactive councilors and has come up with some great ideas that ended up being signed by the mayor and have become part of Boston today. Rather than fining shopkeep- Page 1) ers for having grates, the Boston City Council needs to help local merchants under- stand that grates hurt busi- ness. Perhaps, neighbor- hoods that have many grates need to have more dialogue with the Police Department. If folks think a neighborhood is safe, there would be little need for grates. The idea isn't to use fines as a threat to remove them but to find an atmosphere that doesn't need them. PRAYERTOST.THERESA Oh glorious St. Theresa whom almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel manldnd. I invite your miraculous intercession. So powerful are you obtaining every need of body and soul, our Holy Mother Church proclaims you a "Prodigy of Miracles." Now fervently I beseech you to answer my petition (mention hera) and carry out your promise of doing good upon earth of letting fall from heaven a shower of roses. Hencefor~, dear little flower, I will fulfill your plea to be made known everywhere and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen. (Say prayer everyday for 9 days. By 4~ day, ask for a sign. If prayers are to be answered between 4= and 9" day, you will see a rose in a Magazine, TV picture or receive Roses. You san also get strong scent of roses in home even if no roses are present. Must promise publication. Thank You.) A.D.L. The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE P.O. BOX 135 BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10D0822DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION ELISABETH ETIENNE, Plaintiff VS. GERARD CLAUDE ZEPHIR, Defendant To the above named Defendant: A Complaint has been presented to this Court by the Plaintiff, ELISABETH ETIENNE, seeking a DIVORCE, An automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. Please refer to the Supplemental Pro- bate Court Rule 411 for more information. You are required to serve upon Harvey Alford, Esquire - Attorney for Plaintiff - whose address is Alford & Bertrand, LLC, 60 Arsenal Street, P.O. Box 322, Watertown, MA 02471 your answer on or before May 4, 2010. If you fail to do so, the Court will proceed to the hearing and the adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer in the Office of this Court at CAMBRIDGE. Witness, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at CAMBRIDGE, this 16 day of March, 2010. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 4/2/10 Consalvo has come across a good question but he doesn't have the right an- swer. His fine proposal really wouldn't be at all helpful as he might think it is. If Consalvo admits he isn't al- ways right. No one ever bats 1.000. Even Ted Williams only reached .406, right? LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 200 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10P1142GD In the matter of MARGARET DOHERTY Of LOWELL, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L c. 190B, 5-304 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by FAIRHAVEN HEALTHCARE CENTER of Lowell, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that MARGARET DOHERTY is in need of a Guardian and requesting that LILLIAN A. MARKS of Derry, New Hampshire (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appro- priate, The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this pro- ceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 4/20/2010. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above- named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above- named person. If the above-named per- son cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 22, 2010 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 4/2/10 i; F= I *i