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. ,', ." POST-GAZETTE, MAY 31,2013 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-mail: 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. Donnantma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 117 - No. 22 Friday, May 31, 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. NORTH END AGAINST DRUGS ANNUAL A Fundraising Record Over 800 Attend Event to Honor Mayor Tom Menino The 10m anniversary of the Emerald Neck- lace Conservancy is being hailed a complete success after record attendance and fund- raising. On May 18, 2013 over 800 people gathered under a mammoth tent at the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, to raise funds for the parks of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. The lunch raised $1.35 million dollars, breaking records in the city. Mayor Tom Menino and first lady Angela, were pre- sented the Justine Lift Spirit Award for their commitment to the city and the park areas. The award is named after beloved Parks Commissioner the late Justine Lift. A tree will also be dedicated to the Mayor and to the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing victims and survivors. The crowd, mostly women, dawned hats and "fascinators" that made the event as much about fashion as fundraising. Co-chair Lynn Dale said she is very proud of this event each year and enjoys the stylish feast for the eyes. "It is a one of a kind fashion event with some of the most stylish, power- ful, and charitable women in this city." Dale and the other organizers hope to keep Linda Holliday, Robin Pelissier and Committee Chair Jane Roy. the momentum and success moving forward for the next 10 years. "We have big plans for the future, and we know our supporters will come through as we move into the next decade of Party in the Park." Astrid Glass and Dana Lewis. (Photos by Krista Ference and Ashley Committee Chair RoAnne Roger Farrington) Bernon. Costin and Leah Roy. East Boston Chamber's $10,000 Dinner Fundraiser by Sal Giarratani NEAD's Olivia Scimeca Presents the Scholarship Awards with Donor Steven Virgilio. (Photo by Matt Conti) North End Against Drugs presented its annual Michelina and Raymond Costa Scholarship Program on Monday, May 20m at the Nazarro Center as part of the final family dinner series to close the 2013 school year. The evening began with an informative presentation by NEAD board member and Health Educator of North End Waterfront Health, Mary Wright. The topic was on the per- ils of teenage drinking and the risks associated with it as well as statistics and the results of an anonymous survey given to teenagers asking questions about their own expe- riences with alcohol. The Nazzaro Center's youth program band presented "An Evening of Music" which included 11 musical pieces in- cluding favorites like "The Nazzaro Theme," "Wild Thing," and "Dirty Water." A total of 11 scholarships were presented to North End children for grammar school, high school and college, and 2 Staples gift cards for public school. A total of $6,500 was awarded. One College Scholarship for $1,000 in Memory of Annmarie Sava-Duncan donated by Steven Virgilio and Roc Teen Saturday awarded to Michele DiPrizio. After the winner was selected, Steven Virgilio donated an additional $500 to the remaining two college applicants to be used for books. Awards of $250 each to Tia Bevilaqua and Justin Amoroso. Two High School Scholarships for $750 each in Loving Memory of Bobby 'D' DeCristoforo donated by NEAD and the Nazzaro Center awarded to Coleman Shea and Jordyn Amoroso. Six Grammar School Scholarships for $500 each. I. In Memory of Ralph (Taffy) Ventola donated by his son Ralph awarded to Amanda Forziati. (Continued on Page 14) Left to right: Scott Heiglemann, Diane Modica, Michelle Modica, Neffo Cappuccio, Thom DePaulo, Melissa Todisco, Richard Lynds, Marisa DiPietro, Joe Ruggiero and Kim Altscul. The East Boston Chamber of Commerce Annual $10,000 Dinner Fundraiser was held this year on Thursday, May 23rd at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel. More than 200 showed up for a great time and helped the East Boston Chamber of Commerce raise needed funds to assist local businesses in the East Boston neighborhood. 3rd An: Mass and Procession On Sunday, June 23rd the 3rd Annual Saint Pio Procession will take place in Boston's North End. Mass in Italian will be held at St. Leonard Church on Hanover Street, North End, Boston at 10:30 am. There will be a procession through the streets of the North End beginning at 2:00 pm with the statue of Saint Pio. All are welcome to attend this wonderful event. Saint Pio (Plus) of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap., (25 May 1887 - 23 September 1968) was a Capuchin Catholic priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catho- lic Church. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Plus (Italian: P/o) when he joined the Capuchins, thus he was popularly known as Padre Pio. He became famous for his bearing the stigmata. On 16 June 2002, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II. The statue, a gift from Anna D'Amore Sirignano, was shipped from Italy to Boston and remains at St. Leonard Church.