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, :" : . POST-GAZE'rrE, JUNE 3, 2016 PAGE 7 2016NORTH END FESTIVAL DIRECTORY JUNE ......... i SANTA MARIA DiANZANO June 5 Procession Only - Hanover- Prince Sts. 2 pm ST. ANTHONY'S of PADULA June 12 Procession Only - Hanover- Prince Sts. 2 pm PADRE PIO PROCESSION June 26 Procession Only- Hanover- Prince Sts. 2 pm MADONNA DELLE GRAZlE July 10 Procession Only- Hanover- Prince Sts. 2 pm ST. ROCCO July 17 Procession Only- Hanover- Prince Sts.I pm ST. JOSEPH Procession Only- 247 Hanover St. at St Joseph's Club July 24 1pro ST. AGRIPPiNA August Hanover & Battery Sts. Sunday Procession 4 Childrens procession, 5, 6, 7 12 noon MADONNA DELLA CAVA Hanover & Battery Sts. Sunday Procession August 12, MADONNA del SOCCORSO August 18,1 North, Fleet & Lewis Sts. (Fisherman's) Sunday Procession 9, 13, 14 I pm 20, 21 I pm ST. ANTHONY August 26, 27, 28 Thacher, Endicott & N. Margin Sts. Sunday Procession 12 pm ST. LUCY August 29 Procession - Thacher & Endicott Sts. 5 pm SEPTEMBER ST. ROSALIA September 11 Procession Only- North Square I pm MORE ITALIAN FESTIVALS Gloucester, MA ST. PETER'S FIESTA Gloucester Harbor Sunday Procession June 22,-23, 24,25,26 12 noon Malden, MA SAINT ROCCO Pearl Street Sunday Procession August 12, 13, 14 1 pm Lawrence, AlIA FEAST OF THE THREE SAINTS September 2, 3, 4 Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino Common & Union St., Lawrence Sunday Procession 3 pm Cambridge Festival SS COSMAS AND DAMIAN September 10, 11 Warren and Cambridge SL, Cambridge Sunday Procession 1 pm Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 Murphy... As l See It Many birthday change! ... According to rumor, wishes for Rose a Dunkin' Donuts franchise is D'Angelico who attempting to get into the Con- ]! /~ ~ , turned 99 years solidated Bookkeeping Building old on May Day Square, once owned and A party was given in her honor occupied by Dom Gambadella at the Marina at the Wharf in as a bookkeeping and insur- Revere recently, hosted by her ance agency. What East Bos- daughter Diane Ingemni and ton does not need is another granddaughter Roseann. Rose Dunkin'Donuts... Word around danced the night away to thetown is Trader Joe's will be music provided by Smokin' Joe occupying the former Rapino Chefro. Rose is spry and ener- Memorial Home building at the getic for her age and is known corner of Chelsea and Maverick for her delicious homemade Streets. That's good news for the cookies... Eastie Pride Day held residents in the area ... Why is in August is in the planning, it every election, the Democratic According to some volunteers, Party feels compelled to play the this year there will be somerace and gender card in order to changes made. =Smokin' Joe win??? ... Revitalization plans: and the Henchmen,' long timeEast Boston's waterfront devel- entertainers at Eastie Prideopment future is on the move! Day, are being eliminated and The former Confection Build- replaced by what is described ing at 6 New Street, a 16-story as a younger band. Accordingdevelopment building with 259 to critics, there will he a lot units, costing $132 million, will of disappointed fans who love he the tallest building on the dancing and listening to thewaterfront. The property will sounds of Smokin' Joe and the he equipped with a water taxi Henchmen. Rumor has it, after and 158 parking spaces. This hearing the news, many long is one of the most valued par- time Eastie Pride Day support- cels of land East Boston has to ers will not attend due to the offer, with magnificent views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. Footsteps to Maverick Station plus the city is rebuild- ing the glorious LoPresti Park nearby. Twenty-five percent of the units are expected to be affordable housing. Billions of dollars are being poured into East Boston. Other waterfront projects include: Portside at East Pier, located at 50 Lewis Street with 176 apartments; Clippership Wharf at 65 Lewis Street, slated for 400 condo- miniums; Boston East, 102-148 Border Street, with 200 apart- ments; and Hodge Boiler Works, 99-111 Sumner Street, with 95 apartments including a bed & breakfast, care and marina ... Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving Hilary Rodham Clinton a run for her money. Sanders is win- ning more states than Clinton anticipated. Despite Clinton having nearly enough delegates to win the nomination, Sanders is not giving up ... The United States needs to do away with delegates, and go back to the popular vote! ... Till next time! THOUGHTS BY DAN ABOUT THIS & THAT with Daniel A. DiCenso The Lady in the Dunes Chief James J. Meads talking about the case that would haunt him for the rest of his life. Among the most famous unsolved murders in America is that of Elizabeth Short, the young Hol- lywood hopeful from Hyde Park, Massachusetts, who met a gruesome death upon her arrival in Hollywood. Almost 30 years later, Short's home state got its own baffling murder mystery that authorities still can't find a tangible lead for. On July 26, 1974, a nine-year-old girl named Sandra Lee and her sister made a discovery that continues to shock Provincetown to this day. The two girls were playing with their dog near Dune's Edge Campground, not far from Race Point Beach. =The dog was ahead of me," Lee recalls. "My dog got excited about something. I heard a very strange noise. If you could imagine someone holding a string of pearls, I heard that sound. And then there was a horrible smell. She was face down. Her hair was a mess and I could see a gouge in the right side of her neck. Her arms were tucked down in the sand, so I didn't know anything was missing. I recognized the green blanket right away. The lower half of her body was covered with something. It wasn't until much later that I realized that the sound of someone playing with a pearl necklace was from the maggots. Her body was covered with maggots." I believe there were a few people who found the body, but there is only one who spoke to police in person about it." Two days later, the case was reported to the local police and became a media sensation, the crime scene attracting more tourists that sum- mer than the beach itself. The sight itself was horrilic. Her head was nearly severed, and her hands had been cut off to prevent identification. Her mouth showed evidence of dental work, yet many teeth had been removed. Clearly, someone went to great lengths to conceal her identity. But who? That is a question that authorities are still asking more than 40 years later. And, despite exhuming the body three times, authorities still cannot even agree on her exact age, much less who killed The Lady in the Dunes. Not surprisingly, the most popular theory, and the one endorsed by Lee herself, places Whitey Bulger as a person of interest. Bulger was known to frequent Provincetown and was involved in human trafficking. A lot of the evidence found at the murder site was consistent with Bulger's confirmed murders. Bulger often removed his victim's teeth and dumped corpses at a different location from where the murder took place. In- deed, the green towel was neatly placed beneath the woman's head and her Wrangler jeans were neatly folded. Additionally, tire tracks and two sets of footprints were found leading to the crime scene, all suggesting the woman was killed at some distance from where she was found. This theory has gained more traction since two initial suspects have been ruled out. Tony Costa, a local carpenter, had by then been convicted of murdering four women in 1969, but was serving time at Walpole's Correctional Institution where he died by suicide in May of 1974. Others came forward, including convicted murderer Hadden Clark, though his confession has not been taken seriously by police. Equally tantalizing as who killed the Lady in the Dunes is the riddle of who she was. Former Provincetown Police Chief James J. Meads got several tips in the years after the case. In 1987, a woman from Canada called in reporting that she remembered her father strangling a woman in Provincetown in 1974, but this woman disap- peared before police could question her. Another woman called in that same year stating that the fo- rensic drawings of the Lady of the Dunes matched the appearance of her sister who had moved to Boston in 1974 and was never heard from again. Hard as it was, Meads took both reports with a grain of salt. As to the latter case, Meads can't understand why the woman hadn't reported her sister as a missing person in the 13 years since the discovery and, as to the woman from Canada, Meads said, =From what been told, she said she saw her father strangle somebody. If that's true, then it's not our victim because she wasn't strangled. Then again, ff she was a child, maybe her perception of what happened is off. But no matter what, when they find her, I~l go to Canada to talk to her." Even after retiring, Meads spent the rest of hisw life haunted by the case. Who was this Lady of the Dunes, and who killed her? Until those ques- tions are answered, the Jane Doe of Provincetown remains one of Massachusetts's most haunting mysteries.