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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 6, 2012 Talk of Many Things (Continued from Page 4) NEWS0000 BRIEFS stones need replacing, the non-profit to pay back some especially at the neighbor- chain link fence needs re- monies that were question- hood level shop there and (FROM/TA/JAN paired and that storm-dam- ably spent. The Board of Di-, keep America strong. NEWSPERS AND aged tree needs a tree sur- rectors also wrote a long let- A SALUTE TO THE OTHER PLICATIONS) Econ. The area could look ter to the community in the UNOFFICIALLY NEW better. Benches could be Charlestown Patriot Bridge to LORD MAYOR OF WEST added. When tourists leave clarify any concerns from ROXBURY RICHIE Boston, they should be say- the community and the GORMLEY POPE RATZINGER BREAKS UP AN OLD TABU. Recency we ing how great Boston keeps newspaper itself wrote a On Friday evening, West found some old newspaper clippings. One described Pope their historic sites and not blistering editorial on this Roxbury partied like it was Ratzinger sitting at his desk, in the library's big hall, speak- how tacky someplace looks, whole sorry affair. "1999" as that old hit tune's ing to the microphones of RAI-TV (channel 1) to answer ques- REMEMBER STELLA'S DID YOU CELEBRATE lyrics stated. After a heated tions asked by the public. It was Good Friday (2011) when When I was a kid, the "MOM & POP BUSINESS campaign, Richie Gormley the Pope began, for the first time, what he called a "dia- North End had about seven OWNERS DAY"??? got himself elected the un- logue" with the people, among whom were non-Catholics, or eight restaurants. Today We just passed by a little official "Mayor of West an unprecedented event. The questions had been selected that number has grown into known holiday on Thursday, Roxbury" through an AOL by the manager of the TV program "To His Image" directed the hundreds. The North March 29. It was National internet election conducted by Rosario Carello, recorded and then submitted to the Pope. End seems to have as many Mom & Pop Business Own- by the West Roxbury Patch. A young Japanese girl asked: "What is the reason for chil- eating places as Quincy has ers Day. Rick Segal of Poin- Gormley told this reporter, it dren are suffering after the earthquake (in Japan)?" An Ital- nail and hair places. When clans, Florida has been cred- was an honor to win, "I am Jan mother asked: "If her son's soul, living in a vegetative I was a kid I always liked ited with creating this holi- humbled to be elected." stage, is still with him?" A few Iranian youngsters asked Stella's at the corner of day to honor the small busi- The installation was held about the persecution of the {Christian) communities and Garden Court and Fleet ness his parents operated in on Friday, March 30 at the are tempted by a strong desire to emigrate. A Muslim woman. Streets. Today, it remains a Everett. MA. Back in 1939, Irish Social Club where from the Ivory Coast, asked the Pope to comment over the small parking lot with lots of the place called" 'Ruth's" was the real Mayor Tom Menino difficult living arrangement between Christians and Mus- good old memories. Stella's a hat shop and would later swore him into office. A pa- lims. Lastly, an unidentified Italian fellow asked three ques- had the best lasagna in expand into a women's shop fade took Mayor Gromley tions about Jesus' three days he spent between death and the world and I ate there in Medford and by the time from his funeral parlor down resurrection. The Pope gave exhaustive answers, as the often growing up. Other It closed it had over $42 rail- Centre Street with march- erudite he is, showing his open availability with a paternal places to remember were lion in reserves, ing bands leading the way. tone of the shepherd he is of the universal Church. the European on Hanover Like Segal, I believe we It was a great night for All his answers were recorded by the Vatican TV Center Street near Cross Street and under-appreciate small Gormley, all of West Roxbury during the broadcast, along with the studio commentary of the Cantina Italians further business owners and the and the charitable organiza- Davide Rondoni. writer and critic of the paper Avvenire, di- down Hanover Street. (near role of this segment of the tions who benefited from rected by Father Ugo Sartorio who is also the editor of the North Bennett St, reet) business community to the these mayoral elections. Messaggero Di Sant'antonio (St, Anthony's Messenger), also STILL FALLOUT FROM marketplace and national Mary Maloney, president of commented by Chiara Amirante, the founder of the New LIFE FOCUS CENTER economy. We usually take the Irish Social Club told me, Horizons Organization involved in youth issues. NOBEL LAUREATE RITA LEVI MONTALCINI, A CENTENAR- There's still much fallout these small time owners "it was a great day for Richie IAN, CELEBRATES HER 102! Dr. Rite Montalcini recently over alleged wrong-doings at for granted until they close. (Gormley) and the entire celebrated her 102 "d birthday, in the intimacy of her home, the Life Focus Center in We should remember small West Roxbury community. and tranquility! She had a toast with her closest friends and Charlestown. State Auditor businesses are the real Folks will be talking about collaborators. She appeared joyful, serene, and happy to have Suzanne Bump wants this backbone of the economy this for years to come." so many people with her. Of course, best wishes came from all over the world, as well as from the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. from the Senate and from the Chamber Thinking Out Loud (Continued from Page 4) leaders respectively Renato Schifani and Gianfranco Fini. change as the campaign ran to the elder Romney's Allen West both from Florida. She has dedicated her entire and long life to medical re- progresses, right in that old campaign. More and more, I am not search, always involved in scientific research, scoring suc- I think the Romney spin is Problem ` for Romney? Even that eonfldentthat the "Any- cesses that made her the recipient of the Nobel Prize in full of risks. Back in 1994, if he gets the Republican body but Obama".crowd will Medicine. She has been hailed as the Pride of Italy and the after all Romney cam- nomination in Tampa this rule Election Day. As a champion for future generations. She received a few visi- tors who wanted to express their respect and love to the ul- paigned for a US Senate seat upcoming August, can he Reagan Democrat, I have tra-centenarian doctor, who never seems to take a break by running to the left of Ted hold on to the GOP's conser- always been troubled by a from her work. Kennedy. As a governor, he vative core? Can he also at- Romney candidacy as I was I suppose she doesn't like to miss a thing! served in office when he tract moderate independents troubled with Bob Dole in showed up as a moderate, to pick him over President 1996 and John McCain last Now in 2012. he is running Obama? To date, Romney time out. for president by running to has been winning delegates America remains a Cen- East Boston the right of Ronald Reagan. by outspending his more con- ter-Right nation but we keep MAIN STREETS wc is he? There's a joke servative opponents but come getting Center-Left presi- going around: Three guys the general election, Team dents. President Obama has walk into a bar, a conserva- Obama will out-spend Rom- been one of the worse presi- Working for you! tive, a moderate and a lib- ney quite well. What Romney dents in recent U.S. history eral and the bartender should be doing now is giv- but he still stands a good ]-[apj f East asked, "What will it be Mitt." ing voters a reason to support chance of getting re-elected " Personally,. from observing him. Any negative campaign- since Republicans can't him over the years, I think ing must be directed at Bar- seem to find someone who is he is a centrist who can rack Obama from this point both electable and conserva- move to either side of the onward, rive to run. Obama wins spectrum if he has to. His Also, I am not sure that when he faces a weak chal- father, Michigan Gov. George any running mate men- lenger. With all the recent Romney, was a centrist too, tioned to date would be a good troubles Americans have which is why he lost the fit for Romney as he faces been going through, Obama 1968 presidential nomina- down the Obama-Biden should be the next Jimmy tion to Richard M. Nixon who ticket. 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