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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 9, 2014 Page3 POST-GAZETTE 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: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com 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. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 118 - No. 19 Friday, May 9, 2014 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. BCYF SUPERTEENS Pre-empioyment Program Seeking Applicants Now[ Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Christopher Byner, Interim Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to announce the return of the citywide SUPERTeens Program for Boston youth ages 13-14. Sponsored by SUPERTOURS with support from BNY Mellon, youth in the SUPERTeens program will have the opportu- nity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain work experience in BCYF community centers and participate in scavenger hunt field trips to Boston's arts and cultural institutions. The program will run seven weeks beginning on July 7th and ending on August 22nd. The teens will work Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must be at least thirteen years old on or before July 7th to par- ticipate and will receive a stipend at the end of the sum- mer for successful completion of the program. The applica- tion and other information can be found on BCYF's website at http: / / www.cityofboston.gov / BCYF. Program goals include providing hands-on work experi- ence and/or service experience for each youth, engaging youth in high-quality leadership development workshops based on BCYF's Youth Development Outcomes, and devel- oping creative writing skills by teaching youth to share personal learning experiences in writing. The SUPERTeens Program runs out of the following eight BCYF community centers: BCYF Blackstone, 50 W. Brook- line Street, South End; BCYF Holland, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester; BCYF Hyde Park, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park; BCYF Mildred Avenue, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan; BCYF Roslindale, 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale; BCYF Shel- burne, 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury; BCYF Tobin, 1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill; and BCYF Vine Street, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury. On the application, there is a section to select a preferred center. 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 The opinions expressed by our columnists and contributors are not necessarily the same as those of The Postwette, its publisher or editor. Photo submissions are accepted by the Post.Gazette provided they are clear, original photos. There is a $5 charge for each photo submitted. Photos can be submitted via e-mall: postgazette@aol.com. If you want your photos returned, include a se.addressed, stamped envelope. Boston Ducklings Day Parade 2014 The Friends of the Public Garden host the annual Duckling Day Parade. A beloved Mother's Day tradition for over 20 years, the Duckling Day Parade celebrates the children's classic book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Led by the Harvard Uni- versity Marching Band, the parade will begin in the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculptures. Bring your camera -- the parade is possibly the most adorable thing you'll ever see! Prior to the parade there will be plenty of family entertainment including face painters, a magician, and puppet playtime with the Puppet Showplace Theater. Mayor Walsh will greet families prior to the par- ade, and actors from the Wheelock Family Theater will do a dramatic reading SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014 from Make Way for Ducklings. The Knucklebones crew will be leading children in a giant playtime, and moms are invited to enjoy a free mini-massage courtesy of Joint Ventures Physical Therapy. Each child who registers will receive a special goodie bag filled with Duckling Day toys. This beloved annual event on Mother's Day celebrates the classic children's story Make Way for Ducklings, about a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family on the island of the Boston Public Garden lagoon and the family's adventures getting there. Each year, over a thousand children dressed as their favorite characters from the story gather on the Common to enjoy face painting, music making, clowns, and other entertainment before marching through Beacon Hill behind the Harvard Band to the Public Garden. Registration and enter- tainment on the Common begin at 10:30 am at the base of the Shaw Memorial, across Beacon Street from the State House, and the parade begins at noon. The event is hosted by the non-profit Friends of the Public Garden. For prices, further details or to register, visit http:// friendsofthepublicgarden.org / events-activities. BCYF's Snap Shot Teen Photography Program Now Accepting Applications Looking for a great summer job? Boston youth ages 16-18 are invited to apply now for the BCYF Snap Shot Teen Photography Program. Made possible via a partnership between Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF} and the John Hancock MLK Summer Schol- ars Program, the BCYF Snap Shot program teaches youth about photography while they take "photo safaris" exploring Boston's neigh- borhoods, museums and historic sites. The young people also photograph many BCYF community centers, programs and events. Every week the teacher chooses a topic/ style in photography and teaches the youth different techniques, equipment and con- ceptual aspects in relationship to it. They also introduce them to a variety of pro- fessional photographers that are well-known in that specific style. The youth look at books and websites and visit exhibitions in art galleries and museums around town. At the same time, they take daily field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston where they follow assignments in which they try to photograph according to that style. At the end of the summer, their work will be show- cased at an exhibition. The program will run from Monday, July 7 th through Friday, August 22 nd. Partici- pants will work 20 hours each week. Inter- ested young people can apply by visiting http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF and clicking "summer" for the application. East Boston Main Streets Successfully Kicks Off Small Business Institute On Monday, April 28 , the inaugural class of EBMS' Small Business Institute convened at the EBNHC on Addison Street. A full complement of adult students, some current small business owners, others aspiring busi- ness owners, convened at 9:00 am in the training facilities of the East Boston Neigh- borhood Health Center for the first class of a year-long training curriculum developed by East Boston Main Streets and generously supported by a grant from Citizens Bank and the Boston Main Streets Foundation. "What we are attempting with this ini- tiative is to bring high quality training opportunities to members of our local micro business community in a way that is im- mediately accessible and relevant to their needs," says Max Gruner, Executive Direc- tor of EBMS. With 20 students signed-up for the year-long curriculum and a waiting list of over 10 additional students, the initial interest in the Small Business Institute exceeded expectations. "We are so pleased by the community's interest in this program and are excited that our vision of building capacity within our business community through high quality adult education seems to resonate with business owners in East Boston," says Michelle Brown-Droese, Direc- tor of the SBI at EBMS. Meeting every third Monday, the project based curriculum developed by EBMS will provide participants the opportunity for one- on-one mentorship with content experts in- between classes, "We are determined to provide class participants with the knowl- edge and resources to develop and create tangible results that they can immediately apply to their business ventures, whether it be a business plan, a website, or a marketing strategy," explains Max Gruner. EBMS is currently considering running a second, year-long institute for the students currently on the wait-list who were unable to be included in the first cohort. "We were surprised by the number of applications we received; we are now looking at the logis- tics of running a second class in parallel with the first because there is clearly a need for this kind of programming in East Boston," says Michelle Brown-Droese. Victor Mosquera, owner of the soon to open Taste of Eastie Coffee Shop at 75 Meridian Street puts it succinctly: "What a great opportunity. This was a fantastic class. I wish all busi- ness owners in Eastie had the opportunity to attend." For further details or questions, contact Max Gruner at mgruner@ebmainstreets.com or Michelle Brown-Droeseat michellebrown- droese@ebmainstreets.com or at 617-561- 1044 for both. EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Our mis- sion is to create a more vibrant business district by initiating private and public improve- ments, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to impi-ove the quality of life for all who live. work. and do business in East Boston.