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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 15, 2011 Lo sapevate che ... Quello che segue e' solo un esempio (naturalmente ce ne sono altri) di come 1o stato italiano spende, o piu' esattamente spreca, milioni di euro per mantenere la burocrazia parlamentare. Stavolta parliamo di 'meta' del parlamento, la Camera Bassa, per vedere quanto costa per tenerla attiva. Incominciamo con la Camera Dei Deputati-che consiste di 630 eletti-che si riunisce a Palazzo Montecitorio, a Roma. Siccome non c'e' abbastanza spazio per tutti gli impiegati, la Camera spende 54 milioni di euro per affittare i locali necessari. Poi viene la ristorazione, che costa 71/2 milioni di euro, e la prevenzione degli incendi che costa 2.8 milioni di euro. Per acquistare nuove tappezzerie, riparare quelle vecchie, comprare arredi, targhe, cartelli, casseforti e armadi blindati la spesa arriva a 1 milione di euro l'anno. Per gli atti parlamentari-dalla stampa allla pubblicazione online- occorrono altri 10 milioni di euro. L'ufficio 'tecnico' di Montecitorio-manutenzione, collaudi, impianti termici, eletttrici ed elettronici- costano altri 17.5 milioni di euro che servono anche per tenere funzionali gli ascenzori. I corsi di lingua straniera per i parlamentari-dall'inglese al russo- costano t/ milione di euro. C'e' poi un budget di 139 mitioni di euro gia' erogati a "Milano 90, s.r.l.", guidata da Sergio Scarpellini, a cui si aggiungono 51 milioni di euro per affitti di immobili annessi a Montecitorio. I1 solo Palazzo Marini costa circa 45 milioni di euro l'armo, ed altri 2.6 milioni di euro sono per la ristorazione. L'analisi dei fornitori della Camera e' difficile da comprendere poiche' siai proprietari che i soci sono protetti da complesse societa', come nel caso suaccennato di Scarpellini, l'immobiliarista romano che sta construendo un nuovo quartiere residenziale alia periferia della capitale: "La Romanina", ed e'pronto (Scarpellini) a guidare una cordata di imprenditori per la costruzione anche del nuovo stadio della squadra "Roma". Le imprese di Scarpellini fanno parte di societa' finazniarie e di banche. Francamente e' un pasticcio, ed esiste poi nessun controllot Did you know that ... What follows is but a sample (out of many others) of how Par.liament's btireaucracy spends or rather wastes, millions of euro to run the lower chamber. (630 elected members) stay "in business" at Palazzo Montecitorio, in Rome. Since there is insufficient space to accommodate thousands of employees, the *Chamber" spends 54 million euro to rent needed space. There is then the "feeding" of the "elected," which costs 7 million euro; for fire preven- tion they spend 2.8 million euro; to acquire new tapestries and repair the old ones, to purchase furnishings, plates (for vehicles), stationery, safes and other bullet-proof furniture the cost is another I0 million euro. To prepare Parliamentary Acts (printing and publishing on-line) it costs another I0 million euro. The "technical office" of Montecitorio -- for up-keeping, testing and installation of thermal equipment, as well as caring for electrical and electronic devices, the cost is 171/z million euro, which in- cludes maintenance of the elevators. Foreign language instruction for the Chamber's mem- bers -- English and Russian -- costs 1/z million euro a year. There is also a budget of 139 million euro in the coffers of "Milano 90, s.r.l. (Inc.)" that belongs to Sergio Scarpellini, and another 51 million euro for the rental of real estate adjacent to Montecitorio. The Palazzo Marini itself coSts, for rental only, 45 million euro a year, and an addi- tional 2.6 million euro are spent to feed the Chamber's members! An analysis of the Chamber's suppliers is hard to fathom, for the owners and associates are protected by a network of corporations, as in the ease of Scarpellini the Roman Real Estate owner, who is now building a new residential com- plex on the outskirts of Rome: The Romanina (the little Rome), and is about to lead a building group of developers for the building of a new stadium for the team "ROMA." Searpellini's enterprises are part of financial institutes and banks. Frankly, it is a big mess! Nor there is any control whatsoever, by anyone! Greater Boston's Affordable Private Cemetery Traditional Burial Plot (for00Starting at S1500 - MICI00LCEMETERY - 1 COWNfPf MAUSOLIEUklS G.@:CER'COLUMBARIUMS 617.524.1036 .131 www.stmichaelcemetery.com the Italian community for over 100 years/ 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 HOLLYWOOD COMES 8 TM ANNUAL NAMI WALK Roxbury and leaving the old TO EAST BOSTON During April and May, Columbia Pictures will be here filming on location for the new Kevin James movie, "Here Comes the Boom." Lots of scenes taking place on Lexington Streets and over by the airport. James plays a high school teacher. The interior high school scenes are over at the old closed up Quincy High School but the exterior shots will be East Boston High School which also was used as the exte- rior face of "Boston Public" on TV a few seasons ago. Word has it that the production company will be doing a cast- ing call for locals as extras. Maybe, I can get into an- other movie and not get ste- reotyped as to play a low-level hood this time, eh? CHARLESTOWN'S IRISH HISTORY Eddie Callahan's page one story on John Warren and The Fenian Brotherhood pre- sented a piece of Charles- town's Irish history that was unknown to me and surely to many Townies. I may have a Sicilian-sounding name but I am a "Harrington from Charlestown" on my mother's side. I have always been interested in Irish his- tory and toured Ireland as a college student. As a student at Boston State College years ago, I was in that school's firstlrish Histbry class. I joined both the Charlestown Historical Soci- ety as a life time member and Bernie Kelly's Bunker Hill Irish Heritage Society. All this said, I want to thank Eddie for this long hid- den story on Irish Charles- town history. My maternal family's Charlestown roots began in 1904 when my grandmother left West Cork for Charlestown. My grand- father came here from West Cork a few years later and they were married at St. Mary's Church. Immigra- tion will always been an is- sue in America. Looking back on the John Warren saga, we see how exploited the Irish were in America going back over 160 years of time. The more we know about our collective past, the more we know of ourselves which is why history is so important. Charlestown is a very important part of U.S. history and the Irish played an important role in mak- ing today's America. Their struggles led to continued victories for them and the other immigrant groups to follow. Thank you, Eddie for passing on this important history lesson. ST, JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. Favor received. M.M.L. The 8 u annual NAMI walk will take place on May 21 at Artesani Park in Brighton. 9AM registration. 1 IAM start. This annual walk is held to raise awareness about mental illness and stopping the stigma attached to it. You can register at www. nami. org / namiwalks / ma. NAMI Mass. provides education, support and advo- cacy for people living with mental illness and their families. Celebrate hope, re- siliency and recovery. Give hope to folks letting them know they don't walk alone. Contact Karen Gromis at kgromis@namimass.org for more information on how you can help. VINNIE'S RUN ON APRIL 23 The Italian American War Veterans (www.massitam.org) will be hosting Vinnie's Run on Saturday, April 23. It will be a Motorcycle Biker Run and BBQ fundraiser. It is being held to support one of America's most severely wounded war veterans from Massachusetts, Cpl Vincent Mannion-Brodeur (WIA- Tikrit, Iraq- 3-11-07). It all starts at 1 pm at Everett Harley Davidson on Revere Beach Parkway and will end at 2 pm at the Italian Ameri- can War Vets Post 6 on Paris Street in East Boston. For more details, e-mail itamvets@gmail.com or call Ai-/dfew  DelRosSf B'igglo t/f" 903-340-9402 or Katie Govoni at 774-238-9037. BOB D. MEMORIAL MASS Difficult as it may seem to believe, there will be a first anniversary Mass for Bobby "D" DeCristoforo on Satur- day, April 16 at 4 pm at St. Stephen's Church in the North End. BRING BACK DOVER STREET? Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan (District 2) is seek- ing to rename the current East Berkeley Street back to its original name of Dover Street. Linehan, and many current South Enders, can't seem to find any good rea- son why the street name was changed. As someone who grew up in the South End/Lower LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. 11W0480 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION LYNN MONEY FABIANO, Plaintiff VS. RONALD D. DUBOIS, Defendant To the above named Defendant: Ronald D. Dubois A Complaint has been presented to this Court by the Plaintiff: Lynn Money Fabiano, seeking sole legal and physical custody of minor child Kaitlyn E. Money born December 6, 2000. You are required to serve upon: Paula Lee Chambers - attorney for plaintiff - whose address is Hinshaw and Culbertson, 1 International Place, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110 your answer on or before May 16, 2011. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer in the office of the Register of this Court at Cambridge. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at Cambridge, this 6 day of April, 2011. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date:4/15/11 I neighborhood in early 1967, I remember well why the name change happened. As new folks started moving into the area and upgrade the place, the area under Dover Street Station on Wash- ington Street was pretty seedy. Bums and drunks everywhere. As a kid, I remember the neighborhood had a name for all these lost souls mostly from the old Pine Street Inn actually located on Pine Street at the end of Chinatown. We called them "dovers" as in look at all those dovers drinking over there." Today, we call those dovers, the homeless now. I guess there's nothing wrong with the term "Dover." It's a very British term and sounds classy now, but was't back in 1967. DAN REA ON WBZ RADIO I listen to talk show host Dan Rea on WBZ radio on weeknights. He has a pretty good show, always entertain- ing, informative and a plea- sure to listen to after a hard day's work. I go back with Dan Rea nearly 40 years, when we were both young campus conservatives at Boston State College. The last time I saw him was while shopping over at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury. It is good to see someone from Boston doing a talk show hereabouts. This is wtiy'i like  Michele McPhee over on WRKO Radio 680 af- ternoons before the Howie Carr Show. JOHN REVELIOTIS, RIP A friend from Charlestown, John Reveliotis, recently passed away. When I knew him, we were all 30-or 40-something. He, Dennis McLaughlin and Bobby Wallace are all gone now. Billy McClellan is still hang- ing in there but there's a whole new crew slightly younger out there today. The more things change in Charlestown, the more they stay the same. My condolences go out to his loved ones. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge,-MA 02141 Docket No. MI11D1234DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING IRENA STOCKDALE V$, JUAN-MANUEL DANIEL RODRIGUEZ To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage. The Complaint is on file at the Court. 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. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 41t. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Irena Stockdale, 3 Beaver Park Road #3, Framingham, MA 01702 your answer, if any, on or before May 18, 2011. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 6, 2011. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 4/15/11 WWW.BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.COM