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...................." "+ ...... +"+"+" ..... %+'+ ++"" *~'+"++'+'~"J +"+~" + ++" " + +'+ +**"~~+ +++ ....... " ....... "~ .... -+~'~'++~'+~'~i "~~ r I .,~ =jw~ =..?+...=.++.-?..~ .+ THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 116 - NO. 16 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 20, 2012 $.30 A COPY PATRIOT'S DAY 2012 THE TWENTY.NINTH ANNUAL The Old North Church hosted the 237m Anniversary Annual Lantern Ceremony on Sunday, April 15, 2012 that set in motion the American Revolution -- which gave us one of the most famous phrases in American history: "One if by land, Two if by sea." This year, The Old North Church honored the work of the Red Sox Foundation and Massa- chusetts General Hospital's Home Base Program, which assists veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The 2012 keynote speaker was General (Ret.) Fred Franks. The lantern carriers were children of soldiers on active duty in Afghanistan. Lantern Presentation: Arthur Coviello (Chair, Old North Foundation and Executive Chair, RSA, Security Division of EMC presents the lantern to Gen. (Ret) Frederick M. Franks, Jr. (Continued on Page 8) by Adriana Guida HONORABLE ASSISTANT EDWARD M. VIOLA DISTRICT ATTORNEY Justice Award MICHAEL FABBRI Law Award DR. KAREN PANETTA Public Service Award OFFICER ROBERT DeNAPOLI "Distinguished Service Award The Twenty:Ninth Annual Law and Jus- tice Day Breakfast sponsored by the Com- mission for Social Justice of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Order Sons of Italy in America will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at The Crestview, 36 Montvale Avenue, Woburn, Massachusetts beginning at 9:00 am. The Commission is pleased and honored to announce the following recipients of this year's awards. The recipient of the "Justice Award"is The Honorable Edward M. Viola, Ret. Judge Viola was first appointed as a Special Justice to the Natick District Court in April 1973. From that point forward, he served with distinc- tion in courts throughout the Common- wealth, presiding over criminal, civil, juve- nile. and other cases until his retirement in 1999. He also has the honor of being the first Italian-American judge appointed to the Medford Court. Since his retirement, Judge Viola has continued his community involve- ment as a CCD teacher at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown. This year's recipient of the "Law Award" is Assistant District Attorney Michael Fabbri. ADA Fabbri serves as the Chief Trial Counsel for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office (MDAO). Over the course of his two-decade long career, he has held ~everal positions in the MDAO, including Chief of the Special Investigations Unit, Deputy Chief of the Appeals and Training Bureau, and Framingham Regional Super- visor. He has also served in the Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attor- ney General in the Criminal Bureau, and as Deputy Chief of the Medicaid Fraud Con- (Continued on Page 15) t ;+: Can Obama Get Re-elected This Year? ':::::+ Sadty, I think he can and might pun it off. According to most polls, the NY Times/CBS poll :: :::,:i: says, Obama's approval rate is now 41 percent. According to the Washington Post/ABC poll that +::: ....... number is even lower at 38 percent. Either way, ....... this president should be facing the same electoral ::: predicament that Jimmy Carter faced in 1980 but will he? For most of us with eyes to see and ears to hear, this Obama Administration can't seem to do anything right yet does a great job of spin- ning with the liberal media's assistance. Personally, I think liberals would like to see all of us driving tiny little cars and drive them much less. I don't understand things in Washington. The :::i:i price of gasoline goes up because we continue to be held hostage by our enemies who have oil. The :::' only way to drive down the price is to drill for more oil on our soil and to stop being dependent on oil from countries that basically hate us. However, ; Obama seems to be an enemy of drilling and this creates the crisis we now see as prices soar at . ......... the pumps. When the supply is increased, the price must drop. It is called the law of supply and demand. Perhaps, we all should just ride around on bikes or segways? Every time I hear the White House or Department of Energy sermonize about energy (Continued on Page 13) North End to Honor its Historical Prado and the Sculptor of Paul Revere DALLIN, HIS PAUL REVERE STATUE AND THE PRADt Community Celebration: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 12-4 PM, Paul Revere Mall, Boston's North End Public Lecture: Thursday, May 17% 7:00 PM, Old North Church, Boston's North End Boston's North End/Waterfront community will host a fair on Sunday afternoon, April 29, from Noon to 4:00 pm, at the Paul Revere Mall on Hanover Street in com- memoration of the great American sculptor Cyrus Dallin, his Paul Revere Monument, and the Paul Revere Mall, designed by the famed landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff and architect Henry Shepley. The public will have the opportunity to learn about the perseverance and vision of Dallin, Shurcliff, and other individuals who were responsible for planning and preserv- ing this public treasure, which is among the most visited and photographed sites in America. Other historical presentations throughout the afternoon will focus on the patriot Paul Revere, and on the history of Boston's North End neighborhood. Paul Revere Statue (Photo by Matt Conti) (Continued on Page 10) THE POST-GAZEI"I'E SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from 11.'00 AM to ZOO PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 61 7-227-892? for more information