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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 23, 2014 Page 3 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: 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-GAZE'ITE 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. 21 Friday, May 23, 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. \\; In f_.900ing Memor 9 Marie JV'apoleone May 7, 1917- May 16, 2011 3rdJlnni00ersar 9 00emember Me Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I've only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt, and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all, and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you. 00our foxing J00arnily \\; / NORTH END LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE Saturday, May 31 st tt 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 25 Parmenter Street, North End, Boston 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 same as those of The Post?ette,/ts pub/is or editor. Photo submis- Mons are acceph  the Post-Gazette  they are cloar,  photos. There is a $5 chor each photo submi PhoWs can be submitted via e-mail: postgazette@aoLcom. If you want your photos returned, include a se- addressed, stamped envelope. North End /Waterfront Neighborhood Council Annual Election Results The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council annual election was held at the Nazzaro Center on Saturday, May 17 th. Seven candidates vied for one of the six open seats. NEWNC meets on the sec- ond Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street., Boston For additional information about NEWNC, please visit, on Twitter @NEWNCBoston or on Facebook. The winning candidates are (L-R): Ryan Kenny, Marie Simboli (front), Jessica Dello Russo, John Pregmon, Gennaro Riccio, and Anne Devlin Tagliaferro. (Photo by Conor Finley) FERRY SERVICE FROM LYNN TO BOSTON Two-year Pilot Program Began Monday, May 19 Governor Deval Patrick joined MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey, state and city officials to announce the start of pilot ferry service from Lynn to Boston. This new ferry service will open up a greater range of economic and play opportunities for resi- dents of the North Shore and Boston. I am proud to announce that ferry service is available from Lynn to Boston, providing greater options for commuters from the North Shore," said Governor Patrick. "We continue to invest in alternative forms of transportation, because we believe it wilL help to spur economic growth and improve access to opportunity across the state." The two-year pilot ferry service from Lynn to Boston will depart from the newly-con- structed Blossom Street Pier in Lynn and will dock at Long Wharf in Boston with three weekday departures to and from Boston every day. The Economic Development & Industrial Corporation of Lynn (EDIC) signed a contract with Boston Harbor Cruises to operate the two-year pilot program, which began on Monday, May 19, 2014 and will run through Friday, September 12, 2014. Ferry service will allow up to 250 riders per trip to enjoy a 35 minute ferry ride to get to and from their destination. Parking at the Blossom Street Extension lot in Lynn will be free. Half price fares are available for seniors and children. Zone II Commuter Raft passes will be also accepted. "By providing alternative transportation service from Lynn to Boston, MassDOT con- tinues to encourage economic growth in and around the region," said Secretary Davey. "MassDOT is committed to enhancing our transportation system in a way that strength- ens our economy and quality of life." The ferry project has received 87.65 mil- lion, with $5 million coming from the state Seaport Advisory Council, $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and $650,000 from EDIC. "Thanks to the hard work of the Lynn del- egation, local officials, the Patrick Admin- istration and Seaport Advisory Council, the Lynn commuter ferry is now a reality," said Senator Tom McGee. "As we've seen hap- pen in communities like Hingham, the ferry will not only create a group of passionate commuters, but can spur significant eco- nomic development consisting of new res- taurants, residential, commercial, and mixed-use units. This is another big step forward in taking advantage of one of our greatest natural resources, our waterfront. (Photo provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation) I believe the potential is unlimited with fu- ture opportunities to have seven-days-per week, year-round service and additional access to the Boston Harbor islands." "We believe the ferry will be a catalyst for future waterfront redevelopment," said Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. "We are grateful for the investment made by state and federal agencies, as well as EDIC/Lynn. This has been a lengthy process, but the result will be well worth the wait." In addition to ferry service, the Patrick Administration's investments in the region include the $11.8 million Fox Hill Bridge Construction Project on Route 107 over the Saugus River and the General Edwards Bridge rehabilitation project in Lynn and Revere, along Route 1A over the Saugus River. General Edwards Bridge project is expected to be completed in July 2014. The 810.3 million investment includes the re- pair and replacement of electrical and me- chanical operating machinery of the draw- bridge, rehabilitation and architectural re- pairs to the operator's rooms and tower and granite and steel repairs. In June of 2014, the $4.6 million reconstruction project for Route 129 in Lynn will begin. Work will in- clude roadway and' sidewalk reconstructiorl along Route 129 fr0I Boston Street to Lynnfield Street in Lynn, along with the installation of upgraded traffic signals along the corridor. For more information on fees and depar- ture/arrival times, visit For events going on in Massachusetts this SPRING call the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Web siteat For a complimentary Massachusetts Getaway Guide, call 1-800-447-MASS, ext. 300.