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(Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 21 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MAY 23, 2014 $.35 A COPY 00emoria[ Ob00erbance Map 26, 2014 A day of prayer and remembrance for those who died so that we may live in peace. CITY OF BOSTON MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department have an- nounced Memorial Day ob- servances taking place in City-owned parks and cem- eteries. Every year for the past 68 years, the City of Boston's Veterans Services, in con- junction with the American Legion, AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans' organizations, hosts a commemorative Memorial Day Service. This year's Presentation of the Colors will be held on Friday, May 23 "d, at 9:30 am at the Sgt. Charles A. MacGillvary Veterans Me- morial Park located in the Back Bay Fens opposite the rear of the Museum of Fine Arts and adjacent to Roberto Clemente Stadium. The event is free and. open to the public. On Sunday,  May" 25 , a Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, 355 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Every Memorial Day weekend, the MA Military Heroes organization plants a Garden of 37,000 Flags in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common to commemorate the Massachusetts service members who have given their lives to defend the United States and our freedom. The Flags will be in place through sun- down on Monday, May 26 th. --vet:WilY lnetufle a short parade from inside the cem- etery gate up to the WWI and WWII Monument where the ceremony will be held. For more information, please contact Arthur Smith of the American Legion at 617-298-7509. On Memorial Day, Monday, (Continued on Page 10) by Sal Giarratani Mayor "Billy Jack" de Blasio to the Rescue New York City's new mayor James de Blasio, a member of Red Sox Nation from his youth has now decided to come to the rescue of all those work horses who cart tourists around the Big Apple. Many vacationers would find their vacations in- complete without a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park. Lots of folks are upset over the mayor's plan, folks like action actor Liam Neesen who is up in arms abont the mayor trying to take those horses away. Liam has shown in his latest movies how he feels when things are "taken" from him. Billy Jack may have met his match. In this horse race, the odds are against someone from the Peoples Republic of Cambridge banning horses from Manhattan. Banning the Village People? Another example of political correctness gone amuck. Over in Fargo, N.D., a school district banned a first grade class from singing the Village Peoples' iconic YMCA at a school play because school officials deemed it racists after one mom objected to the "Indian Chief," I kid you not. What could be more politically correct in today's world than the Village People still hanging in there from the '70s? As a cop for 27 years, the cop was (Continued On Page 14) Post.Gazette Part of New Exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Explores the Role of the Ethnic Media in America One in Four Americans Turns to Ethnic Media for News On May 16% the Newseum opened "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and mi- norities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the Ameri- can experience. News for All was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project. The exhibit features 60 artifacts, including press passes used by Univision co-anchors Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos while covering international news events, and a stepstool used by Pullman porters, black railroad car attendants who distributed the influ- ential Chicago Defender in the South, where Northern papers were often confis- cated and banned by whites. Also on display in News for All are a composing stick and lead type used by Benjamin Franklin to pub- phis Free Speech publisher Ida B. Wells's diary and Frederick Douglass's poc- ket watch, engraved "F. Doug- lass" on the back. Visitors also will see some of the country's first ethnic newspapers, including Freedom' s Journal, the first black newspaper, launched in 1827 to fight for equal rights and demand an end to sla- very; and the Cherokee Phoe- n/x, the first Native Ameri- can newspaper, which was founded in 1828 to champion the rights of Indians and now publishes monthly in print and online. These and other newspapers helped millions of immigrants become part of America while keeping them informed about their homelands. The exhibit also explores the growing influence of America's leading ethnic broadcasters and newspa- pers as their reach expands across the country. Today, to ethnic media for news. Ethnic television, radio and online news outlets -- from ImpreMedia, the largest Spanish-language news company in the United States, to the black-owned Radio One network to the "Angry Asian Man" blog -- offer different perspectives on issues that affect their communities and the world, contributing powerful voices that reflect an increasingly diverse nation. "We're honored to partner with the Smithsonian Institu- tion in telling the important story of ethnic media throughout American his- tory," said Jim Duff, CEO of the Newseum. "By exercising their First Amendment rights, ethnic media not only inform and educate the public, but also are drivers of social change, fighting for equal rights and leading crusades against slavery, lish his newspapers, Mem- one in four Americans turns (Continued on Page 14) [ THE POST.GAZETrE SATELLITE OFFICE !$ NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON ! 1 This office is open on Tuesdays. from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from I1:00 AM to 2.'00 PM, I I for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors I Call 617-227-8929 for more information