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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 8, 2015 Page 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Boston Architectural College Hosts Inaugural Spring into Design Gala Innovative Gala Celebrates Urban Sustainability Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETtE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Dormaruma Caesar L. Dormamnm Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 19 Friday, May 8, 2015 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDITORIAL BALTIMORE DOESN'T NEED A RUSH TO JUDGEMENT by Sal Giarratani, Boston, MA As a retired police officer, I have grave concerns over the quickness of the serious charges of either second degree murder or manslaughter against the six offic- ers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who sustained a fatal injury while in police custody. All the officers have been also with charged with false imprisonment too. These are all serious charges and are being viewed by some quarters as seemingly over-charging, which can only make policing in high-crime areas even more difficult. There seems to be a rush to judgment in many pockets of urban America. The job of a state's prosecutor is to gather all the facts and assemble all the evidence, then apply everything to the law as written. I have faith that when all the facts are exposed to a jury, it is not a slam-dunk for Maryland's State Attorney Marilyn Mosby. I was disappointed that her press conference sounded so political as she stated, "I heard you call for "No justice, no peace." Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man." Was her Friday press conference an attempt to keep Baltimore from rioting over that weekend rather than searching for justice wherever it leads? Many national conservative voices are lashing out at the prosecutor. Knowing she comes from a family with a long line of police officers, I feel she is going to be fair and impartial in the courtroom as she attempts to prove the charges she has made against all six police officers. I was not happy seeing citizens parading in the street as if all six officers are going to get convicted. This is a country with a Judge Roy Bean mentality. America doesn't arrest you in the morning, put you on trial in the afternoon and then hang you by 5:00 pm. The state must prove its charges and a jury must de- cide on the evidence collected. Justice isn't a case of the loudest voices winning. As a police officer, there is much to be concerned about what happened on the morning of April 12th when Gray was arrested. He died while in custody and that is trou- bling. When exactly did Gray get injured, how did he get injured and who is responsible for his injuries? Hopefully, a fair trial will come up with some of these questions and a jury will do the right thing based on evidence and not raw emotion. All of us are held accountable for our actions. No one is above the law, not good guys and not bad guys. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the, writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Arthur Hurley, Trustee; Jim Clark; Katie Gardner; Erik Olson; Camilo Pereira "Spring into Design" gala co-chairs David Silverman, B. Arch '94, and his wife Felice Silverman '92, MID '14, BAC Overseer BAC students Natasha Gayl and Hannah Smith The Boston Architectural College is pleased to an- nounce the success of the first Spring into Design Gala to benefit the College. Over 250 guests attended the sustainability themed event at the Innovation and Design Building in the Sea- port District on Thursday, April 23 to show their sup- port for the BAC. The Spring into Design Gala is the BAC's new premier fundraising event of the year, raising a record amount of over $200,000 in support of the College's mis- sion to offer an accessible design education.. The inau- gural gala's theme explored urban sustainability and what it means for the com- munity and the future of de- sign practices. Penny Carlhian with Hon- orary Committee members Lawrence & Lynn Cetruio. "This has been an exciting year for the BAC," said Julia Halevy, Acting President of the BAC. "We are very grate- ful for the support from old and new friends of the BAC at this inaugural event. The Spring into Design Gala exem- plifies the BAC's innovation and we plan to make it a long standing tradition at the College." The event itself was en- tirely sustainable; it had all the glamour and fun without the waste. Instead of cut flower arrangements, the BAC partnered with the Bos- ton Parks and Recreation Department to feature potted plants and trees that" will eventually be planted in the Public Garden. Guests were given a custom wine glass, which could be reused throughout the night. Recy- cling and compost stations were set-up throughout the space. Lastly, over 25 local and sustainable companies Marc Pelletier, Ch ir, Board of Trustees, Boston Architectural College with Second Suffolk District State Representative Dan Ryan. (Photos by Roger Farrington) provided food and beverages for the evening, setting up tasting stations throughout the venue. Guests included archi- tects, interior designers, landscape architects, build- ers, developers, engineers, City Councilor Josh Zakim, State Representatives Chris Walsh and Daniel Ryan, BAC Trustees, Overseers, faculty, and importantly, students. Over 50 local companies and individuals sponsored the event, including gold level sponsors Century (Continued on Page 15) Quincy's Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service by Sal Giarratani L-R: State Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francesco Urena and Mayor Tom Koch of Quincy. Quincy city officials, nu- merous veterans groups and citizens of this nation hon- ored 48 Quincy residents who lost their lives during the Vietnam War at the an- nual memorial, held at the Vietnam Veterans Memo- rial Clock Tower in Marina Bay. The tower was dedicated back in 1987 with the names of all those Quincy residents who died from their wounds during that long and tragic war. Rev. John C. Gregan, re- tired Marine Corps lieuten- ant colonel who served in the Marines for 22 years was the special guest speaker. He is a Bronx, NY native and currently pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Alex- andria, VA. Other speakers included Quincy Mayor Tom Koch and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. The invocation and benedic- tion was delivered by Rev. Carl Swanson of Union Con- gregational Church and is a former US Navy lieutenant. While the morning started off a bit gloomy by the time of this annual event, the skies had cleared and the sun was shining down on those veterans who came to salute those who paid the ultimate price in the Vietnam War. Once again, I commend Lawrence Norton, president of the Vietnam Combat Vet- erans Combined Armed L-R: Two old Roxbury guys, Michael Campanale and Sal Giarratani. (Photos by Sal Giarratani) Forces Quincy Chapter. As usual, Joseph McCain, brother of U.S. Senator John McCain, was a guest speaker at this event a number of years ago and always re- turns to it every April since and is a great friend to Quincy veterans. As usual this tribute to Quincy's true heroes ended with Robert LaFleur, com- mander of DAV Post 79 and a Vietnam-era veteran play- ing Taps.