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i_.i ,i!..2L Z. : i.Ji. =LLLi.L,I..LL!t.I I [1 .i: !IL ii.E L!. la.1 .. 11 Jill i: 'J i [!] I IIL I iLl :;l', ! li ill i kl.,iLIl lLI!l,iL [lilll iNI2iL {;I - i T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS L (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 116 - NO. 18 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MAY 4, 2012 $.30 A COPY Standing in front of the famous Paul Revere statue are, L-R: ReV. Stephen Ayers, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Mayo r Thomas M.-Menino, Jean Dallin Doherty, Paul Revere Jr., Judith Dallin Cutts, State Rep. Aaron Michelwitz, Aimee Taberner and James McGough. Community Comes Together to Celebrate Cyrus Dallin, His Iconic Paul Revere Statue by Matt Conti The Paul Revere Mall in entered the competition for off the sheet. Jean Dallin- Boston's North End was the an equestrian statue of Paul Doherty, 17 years old at the sight of an inspiring commu- Revere. He won the compe- time, was also there with nity celebration on Sunday, tition and received a con- her grandfather, Cyrus. April 29, 2012, commemo- tract, but four versions of his Mayor Thomas M. Menino rating the great American model were rejected. The declared "Cyrus Dallin Day" sculptor, Cyrus Dallin, his fifth version was accepted in and presented a proclama- internationally known land- 1899, but fundraising prob- tion to the Dallin Family and mark Paul Revere statue lems delayed the project for Art Museum. Several local and the Prado park, designed decades. The full-size statue officials participated in the by famed landscape architect was unveiled in 1940 in the ceremony including City Arthur Shurcliff and archi- North End's Prado, renamed Councilor Sal LaMattina and tect Henry Shepley. the Paul Revere Mall. State Representative Aaron The public event drew Making the occasion espe- Michlewitz. hundreds of residents and cially special was partici- Representing the churches visitors, featuring presenta- pation by dozens of family on each side of the Prado, tions and exhibits by the members that descended Rev. Stephen Ayers, Old North Cyrus DaUin Art Museum of from artist Cyrus Dallin and Church Vicar, gave the Arlington, MA, the Paul Paul Revere, including invocation and Fr. Vincent Revere Memorial Associa- Cyrus' granddaughter, Jean Daily of St. Stephen's Church, tion, Old North Church, Dallin-Doherty, 89, and Paul delivered the benediction. Friends of The Prado, the Revere, Jr., 81 (great-great- NEMPAC instructors and stu- North End Historical Society, great-grandson of the colo- dents participated in mul- the North End Music and nial hero}. In total, there tiple musical sections, led by Performing Arts Center and were 25 Dallin family mem- Executive Director Rebecca the North End/Waterfront bers and three generations Griffin. doey Griffith, Eliot Residents' Association. of Paul Reveres' attending School 6 th grader, sang the The event COmes 72 years the celebration (Jr., III and National Anthem and three after the original unveiling IV). In 1940. when Dallin's other Eliot School students of Dallin's Paul Revere statue Paul Revere statue was (Emma Burgueno, Maya Sen- on the Prado and marked by first unveiled on the Prado, Jennings and Griffin Black) the 150 th birthday of the it was a 9-year-old Paul artist. In 1883, Cyrus Dallin Revere, Jr., that helped pull (Continued on Page 5) The USS Arizona Memorial Resting Place I was just sent a great short video on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. For those aboard when the Japanese hit on December 7, 1941, it became a final resting place. Now, I found out that those who served on the ship but sur- vived that "Day of Infamy" can, if it was their de- sire. to be buried on the sunken ship. Urns filled with their ashes are carried down under the water and dropped forever into the hole of the submerged section of the warship. There, they can join their mates and forever be together. Many have chosen to do such. Families come, a funeral ser- vice held and their ashes taken by a Navy diver down below and into the belly of that ship. They become part of the USS Arizona Memorial and become part of the tribute to the sacrifices made that day long ago by our brave sailors. These old men today join with their always young fallen shipmates after living a long life that their friends never had. Often when you think things are so bad, you come upon something like this and know that all is not lost for those who remember and care. Sheriff of Cochise Speaks Out on Fox On a. recent Sunday afternoon while watching the Fox News Network, I saw an interview with (Continued on Page 14) ICE Arrests 13 During Enforcement Operation Targeting Convicted Criminal Aliens criminal aliens we get an immediate payback in our communities. Because of the tireless efforts and teamwork of ICE officers -- along with our state and local law enforcement part- ners -- there are 13 fewer criminal aliens in our neighborhoods in Massachu- setts." The arrests took place in Lawrence and Methuen, Mas- sachusetts. The Lawrence Police Department, Methuen Police Department, Massa- chusetts State Police, Essex County Sheriffs Office, Mas- sachusetts Probation Ser- vice and ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted over 25 ERO officers with the operation. Of those arrested, all 13 were men and nationals of the following countries: one from Guatemala, one from Peru and eleven from the Dominican Republic. All were between the ages of 23 and 51. All 13 were arrested ad- ministratively for being in During a two-day targeted enforcement operation in the Boston area. officers with U.S. Immigration and Cus- toms Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 13 convicted criminal aliens, Operation Threats Against the Community commenced April 26, 2012. All 13 taken into custody had prior crimi- nal convictions. Additionally, 11 had multiple criminal convictions. Many of the criminal aliens taken into custody had prior convic- tions for serious or violent offenses including: posses- sion of an illegal firearm; assault; assault and battery on a police officer; possess- ing and selling dangerous drugs; and drunken driving. "The results of this tar- geted enforcement opera- tion underscore ICE's on- going commitment to pub- lic safety," said Vincent Archibeque, deputy field of- fice director of ERO Boston. "When we focus on the ar- rest and removal of convicted % violation of immigration law and all are being held in ICE custody pending immigra- tion removal proceedings or removal from the United States. Some of those arrested during this operation in- clude: A national of Guatemala who was convicted of the following crimes: two sepa- rate convictions for DUI; as- sault and battery on a police officer; and disorderly con- duct and resisting arrest. A national from the Do- minican Republic who was convicted of the following crimes: possession and dis- tribution of cocaine; and pos- session and distribution of marijuana. A national of the Domini- can Republic who was con- victed of the following crimes: DUI; possession and distri- bution of heroin; possession of cocaine: and assault. A national ofthe Domini- can Republic who was con- (Continued on Page 13) THE POST-GAZETtE 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 U.'00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8?2? for more information I I I I I ]