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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 17, 2013 Page3 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-maih postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 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. Donnarurna 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 117 - No. 20 Friday, May 17, 2013 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. HAPPY RETIREMENT SAL Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program's "Medicine That Matters" Gala The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) hosted its 4th annual "Medicine That Matters" gala at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Monday, April 294. Nearly 500 guests raised over $525,000, while also honoring MGH cardiac surgeon Cary W. Akins, MD and the Red Sox leader- ship of John H. Henry, principal owner, Thomas C. Werner, chairman and Larry Lucchino, president/CEO. Founded in 1985, BHCHP has evolved into the largest and most comprehensive health care for the homeless program in the country, deliv- ering services to more than 12,000 homeless men, women and children a year at more than 80 shelters and sites. For more information, visit www.bhchp.org. BHCHP founder and president Dr. Jim O'Connell, right, with John Sasso and Mary-Jo Adams. Jack and Suzy Welch, Jennifer and Dennis Eckersley. Honorees Larry Lucchino, John Henry and Cary Akins, MD. (Photos by Roger Farrington) Back in 1985, Post-Gazette columnist Sal Giarratani was sworn in by Chief Eugene Race as a police officer for the Metro Boston Department of Mental Health Police Department. House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo presenting a citation to Sal Giarrantani recognizing his 40 years of service to the State Department of Mental Health. Sgt. Giarratani, who has served as a DMH police officer for more than 27 years, is pictured with Speaker DeLeo along with Rep. Bruce Ayers of Quincy, where Giarrantani previously lived and Adrian Madaro, Chief of Staff to Rep. Carlo Basile of East Boston, where he currently resides. With his retirement, Giarratanti, who serves as a columnist for the Post-Gazette and the Boston City Paper, among other publications, will be able to devote more of his time to journalistic endeavors. Deep from within the culture of Greece Thousands of souls have run into my heart Each carrying a single candle Whose lights have illuminated The heavens in our universe -- Alive and throbbing, even though Four more un-destructible souls Have been made To populate my sad heart. On perusing the artifacts at Copley Square And read the words of those surviving, Either in phrases or graffiti, I do not read about those Who thought-up, helped, planned And executed another criminal disaster Against an innocence Inherent In the human heart. Memories stand out on the meaning ...................................................................................................... Of the Boston Marathon ~coluran~ ~not Shown through The sandals left behind by those who ~ ~ ~ ~ h~for~~ walked it, The sneakers left behind by those who ran it, and, by Adolph Adolfo Caso The wheel chairs left behind by those who drove it To show that life is precious -- To be cherished rather than to be destroyed. The Marathon is a representation Of days coming together With people from all over the world Of every race, culture and creed Competing with the sole object O f finishing, Together as one, As if the human race were one Great Spirit Growing without dimensions or time -- Like water That runs Into the oceans of our hearts. Come, pick up a cap, And watch the runners compete against themselves; Or, Choose a pair of sneakers and run with me, However short the distance may be; Better still, Take over any wheel chair And give the people of your world A heritage of triumphant life Instead of pre-determined death! (Photos by Adolph Adolfo Caso)