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BOS'O'' P'dST-G AZ E'I'TE, APIII'I. ":2"2012 ig'e " i5' Boston Shines (Continued from Page I) summer. So far, more than 5,000 residents have signed up for neighborhood cleanup projects across the City. Mayor Menino is asking residents to sign up to join a cleanup team in their area. Individuals are also encouraged to take the Boston Shines weekend as an opportunity to clean their own sidewalks, tree pits, and yards. For further informa- tion on how to participate, residents can visit http:// / ons / bostonshines/. The Boston Transporta- tion Department is also offering free towing of junk vehicles from pri- vate property as part of Boston Shines. The Mayor's 24-hour Hotline is coor- dinating the effort to collect a list of junk vehicles to be removed in advance of Boston Shines weekend. Residents and property own- ers should pass on informa- tion regarding the location of these vehicles to this office at 617-635-4500 as soon as possible. This two day pro- gram to rid driveways and backyards of junk vehicles is an extension of the Bos- ton Transportation Depart- ment's Abandoned Vehicle Program. "In addition to being an eyesore, junk vehicles also pose serious public safety problems and should not be left for any length of time in our residential neighbor- hoods," said Mayor Menino. "I strongly encourage any- one who owns one of these LEGAL NOTICE MICHAEL SORRENTINO (AGENT) 95 CRESCENT AVE., SUITE 107 REVERE, MA 02151 (617) 347-9104 TO THE OWNER OR OWNERS OF THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES. IF YOU COULD PROVE OWNERSHIF PLEASE CALL THE ABOVE NUMBER OR THESE VEHICLES WILL GO ON SALE IN THREE WEEKS. 2006JEEP VIN #1J4GL48K56W217949 2005 LINCOLN VIN #1UFM88W95Y649887 2008 HYUNDAI VIN #5NPET46C38H349609 SUBMrRED BY MICHAEL SORRENTINO (AGENT) Run dates: 4/27,5/4 &5/11/12 vehicles, or has one of these vehicles abandoned on their property in Boston, to take advantage of this opportu- nity contact us and we will make sure that the vehicle is towed out of the City, crushed and recycled as scrap metal." In previous years, volun- teers have painted commu- nity centers, planted flowers in business district rotaries, swept storefront sidewalks, raked parks and picked up trash throughout communi- ties to make Boston's neigh- borhoods beautiful. Orga- nized by the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, there are events and volun- teer opportunities in each neighborhood of Boston. For further information and to sign up for Boston Shines, please visit http:// bostonshines/. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P1769EA In the Estate of ALICE M VASQUEZ Date of Death March 9, 2012 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Robert M Dankese of Billedca, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Robert M. Dankese of Billedca, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate-to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must tile a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on May 15, 2012. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) clays of the return date, action may be taken with out further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not requried to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from. the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 17, 2012 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 4/27/12 Leave the DELIVERY to Us[ With a Gift Subscription to the Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year. We'll send the recipient an announcement of your gift. Their subscription will begin with the current issue and continue for one year. Ono- ear  ubscription . Fill out coupon below and mail with payment to: Post-Gazette, PO Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 I would like to send a one year Gift Subscription of the Boston Post-Gazette to the following person(s). I have enclosed $30 per subscription. Recipient Name Giver Name Address Address City City State Zip State Zip Phone Phone From Bill Monbouquette to Billy Rohr to Carlton Fisk to Bill Buckner to Big Papi I did get a chuckle out of a recent newspaper editorial on the history of the Red Sox and it tells me that I'm older than the writer but younger than his father. At least I am younger than somebody. If the Impossible Dream is your entrance into Red Sox Nation, you missed those long agonizing years that both your father, uncles and myself lived through in order to reach the 1967 turn- around when the Boston Red Sox found themselves inside of one of the greatest baseball seasons ever. The longer the wait, the more a fan appreciated those Kardiac Kids who took us all the way to Game 7 in the World Series against Bob Gibson, one of the greatest pitchers ever in baseball his- tory. We didn't win Game 7 but since the odds against us were I00-1 to be anything but bad, it was a victory in and of itself. As This Baby Boomer Thinks As a baby boomer, I was very lucky to have seen the first two African American ballplayers in Red Sox his- tory. They both came up in 1959. E. J. "Pumpsie" Green was an infielder and Earl Wilson a great starting pitcher who threw a no-hit- ter in 1962 against the LA A:ngeles. My brother and I were also lucky to have gone to a Red Sox game with a bunch of altar boys on Sep- tember 28, 1961 when Ted Williams hit a home run into the visitor's bullpen at Fenway in his last at-bat in his career. My brother added to his good luck when he played hookey from school to go to Fenway on April 28, 1964 when Tony Consigliore hit his first home run in his first major league at-bat. The September Collapse While I would put up last s,eason's end, that 7-20 Sep- tember Collapse, as horrible, it cannot even compare to 1978 when the Sox blew a nine game lead in the AL East to the NY Yankees who swept the Sox in four straight games. That game became known in Red Sox Legend as the "Boston Mas- sacre." Th,' Sox and Yan- kees had to play a one game playoff at Fenway and Bucky Den's blooper home run over the left field wall sent the Yankees to the World Se- ries. Thus, 1978 was the birth of the "Evil Empire." EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani We all remember the heartbreak of 1986 when the NY Mets came back from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Sox on the ball that sailed through Bill Buckner's leg in game six out into right field. Thus, 1986 was the birth of "The Curse of the Bambino." As far as I am concerned it was 1967 that brought baseball back to life in Bos- ton. Fans could only live so long on the missed chances of the 1946 World Series loss. I remember watching the games all the time, especially when that crazy pennant race between the Sox, Twins and Tigers went down to game 162 when the Sox finished on top at 92-70. On those TV broadcasts were two Boston legends, Ken Coleman and the re- cently deceased Mel Parnell. Parnell was a great pitcher in the late '40s and '50s for us. He was the winningest left-handed pitcher in Red Sox history and finished an amazing 70-30 at home un- believable for a lefty to do. After 1967 We Demanded More from Them After 1967, we expected so much more. We expected them to always be competi- tive. We demanded nothing but the best. A big change from my childhood when we expected them to stink to high heaven. I loved 1967, watching amazing things happen, like Jim Lonborg wining the Cy Young with 22 victories. Only once be- fore in my youth, in 1963, did the Red Sox have a 20 game winner with Medford's Billy Monbouquette, who had thrown a no-hitter the previous year against the White Sox four months after Wilson's no-hitter. In Those Old Days at Fenway In the old days it was play- ers we came to watch like Monbo, Earl Wilson, Reggie Smith, Yaz, Conigliaro, Dave Morehead, Frank Malzone, Pete Runnells, Dick Stuart, Bob Tillman and Gene Conley. Good players. Some greatl Some not so greatl However, always entertain- ingl As a baby boomer, ask me who the greatest Red Sox closer was, it isn" onathan Paplebon, or Sparky Lyle, it was Dick "the Monster" Radatz all 6'5", 250 pounds of him. He once pitched nine innings of no-hit relief and got a no decision for it. He was 40-21 in his first three seasons with probably a hun- dred saves. I say probably because no one counted them back then. The Impossible Dream Season Lives On The Impossible Dream Season made all the team's past deeds or misdeeds not that important for my gen- eration of fans. It also makes what happened since easier to take knowing where we came from. Two of my favorite players from 1967 not often remembered are Jerry Adair who we picked up mid-season from the Orioles to replace the injured Mike Andrews and finished hitting .292 and Gary Bell who we also picked up during the season. When he left the Indians at 1-5 and went on to win 12 cru- cial games for the Sox. Saddest moment was in August when Tony Conigliaro almost died at home plate from a beaning. That moment put the whole year into perspective be- cause while baseball that year was so exciting, almost dying at home plate made us realize as good as 1967 was, it wasn't worth dying over. I am glad to see true base- ball fans still care about the Boston Red Sox as they have been doing for over I00 years " at Fenway Park and before that down at the original Huntington Avenue ballpark where the Sox first started hitting balls and running the bases. I truly have paid my dues and consider myself a card- carrying member of Red Sox Nation but only wish I could afford to sit in the bleachers again. Did Ya Know? The first NL home run in Houston's Astrodome was hit by Richie Allen of the Phila- delphia Phillies off Bob Bruce in a 2-0 victory over the Astros on April 12, 1965. By the way, many folks often confuse Richie Allen with Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox which is understandable since Allen switched first names when he was traded by the Phillies to Chicago. Remembering Roger Craig Roger Craig threw out the ceremonial first pitch on April 11 on the 50 th anniver- sary of the NY Mets first game, when Craig started for the Mets in the Mets open- ing in 1962. It was the first of many losses for Craig in his years with the hapless Mets. One year, he actually lost 25 games. He was the Cy Young of losses in my book suffering through many long years wP . the hapless NY Mets. Lynn field's Field of Dreams? MarketStreet Lynnfield, 680-smare-foot mixed use proposal now under d ;p- ment up in Lynnfield. New- ton-based National Develop- - ment and WS Development have started site work with a goal of opening this North Shore mall in late 2013. Lat- est tenants going into this place are: Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse and the Yard House. Davio founder and CEO Steve DiFillippo announced Lynnfield Davio will be his sixth restaurant. The Yard House recently opened near Fenway Park but its first site was at Legacy Palace in Dedham. Other tenants will be Whole Foods, the Legal C Bar and Kings, a combined eatery and bowling alley. This mall will be designed with a *Main Street" concept with a town green and an out- door "Market Square" for outside dining. I've viewed the blueprints for this place and it architecturally looks great.