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Ihh,h,i,,,,It,,Ih,ll,,,,,Ih,hllh,,I,,I,,,ht,lh,,h,lt $15 P3 PAULJBFFKOJAM.TPAIRS, iI- 2 CALT-ORh AV SW SEATTLE WA 98t36=1-208 T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 114 - NO. 17 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 23, 2010 $.30 A COPY 00oston Celebrates 00atriot's ag The re-enactment of the Paul Revere ride begins the journey to Lexington from Boston's Hanover Street. A memorial wreath placed at the grave of Paul Revere with members of the ROTC and Boston City Councilor Sal Lamattina 3 'd from right and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. 'r ] I 1 III Give Chiofaro a Break Kudos to City Councilor John Tobin for wanting to know why the Menino administration is block- ing construction of water'front towers that could pay up millions in property taxes. Said Tobin, "Why is the city turning its nose up at all this potential tax revenue? I will call the BRA director and ask him what is preventing the city from moving this project forward." Tobin believes moving swiftly to approve Chiofaro's plans to replace the Harbor Garage with a $I billion project next to the New England Aquarium. Menino opposes the plan calling it a "stairway to heaven." The mayor needs to get over his moody blues over replacing a garage with a 40-story office building and a 59-story condo/hotel skyscraper that would generate $18 million annually in real estate taxes. Menino says it is not about the money but "about planning a city." Also, adding, "We have to balance what we're doing." What about the people who abut the property? What do they want ... we are not into harebrain ideas? Recently, the Boston Redevelopment Authority issued new height guidelines for the Greenway limiting buildings top no more than 20 stories. BRA director John Palmieri says the ball is in Chiofaro's court saying, "we are waiting for them." Chiofaro keeps repeating that the 20-story height limit doesn't make economic sense for him. Palmieri says he wants the right kind of development, but what the BRA and the mayor's office sees as right is keeping a 7-story garage alive endlessly. EAST BOSTON PARTICIPATES IN Jazz Week Boston 2010 Officially proclaimed by both Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Cambridge City Council and coordinated and promoted for the fourth consecutive year by JazzBoston, Jazz Week '10: Made in Boston, Played in Boston will feature more than 200 events that offer a look to the future and a nod to the past. It will showcase everything from films, children's events, and electronic music programs to tributes to influential fig- ures in the city's rich jazz history, Even more exciting is East Boston's participation of Jazz Week by hosting 10 nights of live jazz. All shows will be performed at 80 Border Street, Cultural Exchange Center, East Boston under the direction of Fran Rowan. "I am abso- lutely thrilled to bring Jazz Week to East Boston. 80 Border Street, Cultural Exchange is proud to be the coordina- tors of this 10 day event and it wouldn't be possible without the sponsor's finan- cial support," she said. Jazz Week East kick off is on Friday, April 23, 2010 with a "Tribute to New Orleans Jazz - Kid Jazz Walk. Kids will leave from 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center at I:00PM led by Todd Brunel, Mike Carey, Forbes Graham and Gary Fieldman, in the fashion of the old time New Orleans Jazz bands. That evening Sergio Salvatore will perform at Zumix, 260 Sumner Street, East Boston at 7PM (please note, this is the only show performed at ZUMIX). Master Workshop with Sergio Salvatore will be on Satur- Sergio Bellotti of SpaJazzy day, April 24, starting at 10:30 AM at ZUMIX, 260 Sumner Street, East Bos- ton, MA. Other performances include SpaJazzy on Sunday, April 25 th (spon- sored by Italia Unita), The AI Vega Trio on Monday, April 26 , Paul Broadnax on Tuesday, April 27 th, Nick Grondin Jazz Band, Wednesday, April 28 th and much more. For a complete listing of events log onto For more information call 617-510-7011. Dona- tions will be accepted at all shows. I