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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 25, 2012 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 $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-GAZETrE 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. 116 - No. 21 Friday, May 25, 2012 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. North EndWaterfront Neighborhood Council Election Results GUEST EDIT()RIAL REMEMBERING THE DOUGHBOYS by Sal Giarratani Growing up in Boston's South End back in the '50s and early '60s, I can remember once living at number 76 East Canton Street and having a next door neigh- bor at 78 East Canton Street who was 82 years old at the time. He told me he was a doughboy who served in World War I. He even showed me his old World War I Army uniform. However, what was even more inter- esting, WWI was his second war. He had also served during the Spanish American War back in 1898 when he was a Rough Rider with Col. Teddy Roosevelt. It was like talking to a piece of U.S. history. He told me sto- ries about his war experiences that one could never find in any book. It was first hand observations from a guy who went to French battlegrounds and before that to San Juan Hill. I thought about him as I read an old copy of VFW Maga- zine from last May. On the cover was a photo of Frank Buckles who had just passed away. Below his photo was stated "Remembering World War I Doughboys." Turns out, Frank Buckles is a special doughboy. When he passed away at 110 years old in February 2011, he was the nation's last living link to World War I and the final torchbearer for memory of the Doughboy Genera- tion. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 16-year old farm boy out of West Virginia. When he passed away at home of natural causes on February 27, 2011, he was America's last World War I veteran. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Marh 15, 2011. As VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard Eubank said in that May 2011 VFW Magazine, "We must ensure the memory of WWI veterans' courage and sacrifice so it won't fade or disappear into anonymity. That would be an irretrievable loss to the nation, one that we cannot afford." The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council election was held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Nazzaro Community Center. There were six candidates on the ballot running and several write-ins for the six open seats, including a success- ful fourth place write-in campaign by Gennaro Riccio. Newly-elected North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council: Front row, L-R: Toni Gilardi, *Marie Simboli (and Freeway) and *Anne Devlin Tagliaferro. Back row, L-R: John Pregmon, *Ryan Kenny and Gennaro Riccio. *Incumbent (Photo by Matt Conti) The Larz Anderson Museum of Brookline, America's oldest auto mu- seum sponsors Sunday events during the warm months of the year. On a given Sunday called Cadillac Day, old car enthusiasts bring out their favorite toys and display them for the spectators who love old cars. This past Sunday, I was asked to join a couple of old friends for the event. The car behind us is a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible that looks like it just came out of the show room at the long-gone Cadillac-Olds of Boston. The Mecca for Caddy lovers opened by Governor Fuller and kept alive by his son Peter Fuller. The car is Cadillac Day by John Christoforo Pictured from left to right are: Yours truly, car owner John Lombardo and friend Eric Hopkins. owned by John Lombardo, a 3 rd generation Cadillac lover in his family. There will be an event this summer at the museum called Tutto Italiano, featur- ing old and new cars from the land of our ancestors. As the time approaches, I'll give you more information. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. -- Abraham Lincoln 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 An Evening of Italian Romance with Michael Amante, also featuring Marissa Famiglietti. Dinner & show presented by The Sicilian Corner Radio Show and 1110amWCCM. This event will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Wyndham Hotel in Andover, MA. Doors open at 6:00 pro, dinner served at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. An Evening of Italian Romance with Michael Amante offers the audience a rare opportunity to experience Amante's talent in an intimate dinner theater set- ting. Known as "The People's Tenor", Michael Amante has been called the "Prince of High C's" for his ability to hit and sustain with ease one of the highest notes of a tenor's voice. A renowned tenor and recording art- ist, Michael sings it all, from Classical to Pop, Operatic Arias to Broadway show tunes and Italian favorites to Gospel. His performances are filled with excitement and variety. Amante has performed for many notables including: Presidents Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford; Pope John Paul II; Luciano Pavarotti and many show business lumi- naries. Tony Bennett called him "the next Mario Lanza," and Regis Philbin dubbed Amante "The Fourth Tenor." His Broadway appearances include Danny Zuko in Grease, Tony in West Side Story and both Jesus and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Opera credits include starring as Rodolfo in La Boheme and Turiddu in Cavaleria Rusticana. Michael Amante will be joined by the ver- satile young soprano, Marissa Famiglietti, as guest artist and duet partner. For info call 978-346-9496, 603-893-8863 or log onto