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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 9, 2010 Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston's First Lady, Angela Menino, will once again join their grandchil- dren and local Boston young- sters for the first ride of the season as the Swan Boats open at the Public Garden Lagoon at 10 a.m. on Satur- day, April 17. "We didn't get hit as badly as other cities on the east coast but it was still a cold and wet winter here in Boston," said Mayor Menino. "The return of the Swan Boats is a reassuring re- minder to residents and visitors from around the world that spring has truly arrived and summer is on its way." This welcomed annual rite is made possible thanks to the Paget family, owners and operators of the Swan Boats first launched in 1877 by English immigrant and shipbuilder Robert Paget. Mr. Paget designed the Swan Boats after attending the opera Lohengrin in New York City. At the end of the opera, the hero crosses a river in a boat drawn by a swan. The swan on today's boats is made from either copper or fiberglass, depending on the age of the boat, and encloses a paddle mechanism that is Used to propel the boat through the water. The old- est was built in 1910, while the newest was launched in 1993. Fully loaded, each Swan Boat weighs three tons and carries up to twenty passen- gers. The Swan Boats are built on copper-clad pontoons that contain air tanks to keep them afloat. After be- ing stored in a safe place for the winter, the boats are returned to the Public Gar- den Lagoon in the spring with the Menino family cel- ebrating the first ride of the season. For further information, please visit the Swan Boats of Boston website at or call (617) 522-1966. Sebastian Martelli leads "Way of the Cross for Life." On Good Friday at 9:00AM, East Boston residents and visitors gathered for the annual procession "Way of the Cross for Life." An effort started by Sebastian Martelli nine years ago in East Boston with the support of local pastors and volunteers, has grown significantly over the years. The Statiorls of the Cross were done at five parishes beginning at Most Holy Redeemer with Father Tom who then led the faith- ful to the Our Lady of Assumption where Father Oscar led the procession to Sacred Heart, Father Wayne then passed it on to Father Merick from St. Joseph/St. Lazarus where it ended at the Madonna Queen National Shrine. Father Marcello welcomed the visitors and ended the procession. Throughout the procession the Rosary was said in English, Italian and Spanish. Special thanks .to Bishop Robert Hennessey and Boston Police Department Station 7, Sergeant George Carino and Officer Gary Marino for their support. I A MA A Mass for St. Marco's SoCiety of Sacred Heart Church is being said on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 9:00AM. A breakfast will follow after mass at St. John's School Hall. For breakfast ticket price and information, please contact Mike Gilardi at 781-395-2165. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei IL. 617-227-1562 FAR. 617-74Z-7927 Bistro * Beer * Wine Lina Buttiri, Branch Manager 275 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 [617) 557-2950 PButtiri@Century- A|lston , Beverly Boston Braintree Srookline Burlington Cambridge Coolidge Corner [coming soonj - Everett Lynn Maiden Medford Newton - Peabody - Quincy Salem Somerville Winchester 4 5O% Annual Percent3ge R3tc APR# after s subject to credit approvk4~ and assumes t~e toga', l~or~qage [oar~. indud ng ilclm~ equ}D~ ~irles an.~/ar loans do nat e~c~?o 75% o~ he Laai-FTt~k,'9tuc [,%' of your ', 4 ~rni'r'" ,owner occup~e~ home ,'condominium or sc-canO home ~ocatcd i~ Ma~=cachuset~ wltrl c:utac~at~c man~hl~ ~oaa pdymenb, kol~ an c~L~blished Ceniun/B~nk Ch~k ng Aqcount Findi~oan APR lnay I~e o~tterent ba~cd on can pr9 ~len~ cg~or EUS~O~rlOl ~et~c~ Proper~, insurance i~ i c~. ulred O~her terrl%s and conditic~n~ m;~y apply Ce~lr~, B~RR r,-sm ,~es l~e rght ~o '.~ tl~d ra,~, ths ofl~ at any ~,rne Consuff your ~a adviser regarding the de~b}~ity of interesl R,~e is arcd ale as a,f 4/L/~ 0 '[~ Equal Housir@ Lano~r~Membel FDtC The "Way of the Cross for Life" makes it's way through the streets of East Boston. Sacred Heart Parish. Arriving in Day Square. The Procession makes its way up Orient Avenue. Flowing down Bennington Street. The procession ended at the Madonna Queen National Shrine.