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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 17, 2011 LO SAPEVATE CHE ... Parliamo spesso del North End di Boston, il quartiere italiano per eccellenza, una volta popolato prevalentemente da italiani. Il quartiere, solitamente chiamato 'la piccolo Italia', e' la meta di molti visitatori che vengono da ogni parte degli Stati Uniti per gustare un buon piatto 'alritaliana' nei numerosi ristoranti del quartiere. Parliamo adesso di altre piccole 'Italie' che realmente esistono in varie citta' americane. Si e' scoperto che esistono ben 28 'piccole italie' sparse in 14 Stati. A New York ce ne sono tre. Una e' a Manhattan, che e' roriginale 'piccola italia' a New York, adesso ormai assorbita dal quartiere cinese. La seconda e' nel Bronx, e la terza a Brooklyn. Quella di Manhattan emerse nel 1926, prima come il luogo d'arrivo di immigrati napoletani-che introdussero la festa di San Gennaro-; infatti la festa, a settembre, dura ben 11 giorni, e si svolge a Mulberry Street. Ma i ristoranti rimasti sono adesso solamente una diecina. Nel Bronx la festa di Ferragosto e' revento principale, e nel quartiere vi si trovano 24 ristoranti italiani. Poi c'e' anche lo zoo oltre ad una miriade di negozi. La comunita' italiana di Brooklyn celebra la festa di Santa Rosalia in maniera solenne. Vi si tropvano parecchi ristoranti, molti negozi e mercati di alimentary, com pure varie pasticcerie. Ci sono poi 'piccole italie' a Buffalo, la (citta') Cascate del Niagara', Schenectady e Syracuse, tutte nello stato di New York. Ci sono 4 'picole italie' nel Connecticut: Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hartford, e a New Haven. In Pennsylvania ce ne sono tre. In California ce ne sono due. In Massachu- setts ce n'e' una anche a Springfield. Ce ne sono due in Ohio,una nel Maryland, una nel Delaware, una nel Ne- braska, una nel New Jersey, ed una hell'Illinois, ma con un'alta concentrazione di italo-americani in 12 aree della citta'.di Chicago. A San Louis, MO, ce n'e' una, una a Provi- dence, R.I.,una a New Orleans, LA. Ma non ce n'e' nemmeno una in citta' dove c'e' presente il Consolato italiano: Detroiot, Houston, Miami, e Los Angeles. DID YOU KNOW THAT ... We often talk about Boston's North End, the Italian sec- tion, once inhabited mainly by Italian-Americans. This 'Little Italy' is the destination of the many visitors from all over the United States, who look for a good Italian dish. Let's talk about other 'Little Italy' places, elsewhere in the United States. There are exactly 28 of them in 28 States. In New York City there are three. One is in lower Manhat- tan, the original one in New York, now mostly Chinese! Another is in the Bronx and the third is in Brooklyn. The first one, in Manhattan, emerged in 1926, when a large group of Neapolitans arrived, bringing with them the tradi- tion to celebrate the feast of San Gennaro, which lasts 11 days, mostly around Mulberry St. In the Bronx, with only about ten restaurants left, the Italian Americans solemnly celebrate the feast of Ferragosto (August 15), the main event, in the midst of a myriad of stores. In Brooklyn the major event is the feast of Santa Rosalia. There are many stores, food markets, and various pastry shops. In New York State there is a 'Little Italy' in Buffalo, one in Niagara Falls, in Schenectady, and at Syracuse. In Con- necticut there are four 'Little Italies': Bridgeport, Water- bury, Hartford and New Haven. There are three 'Little Italy' sections in Pennsylvania; two in California; another in Mas- sachusetts, in Springfield; two in Ohio; one in Maryland; one in Delaware; one in Nebraska; one in New Jersey; one in Illinois, at Chicago, where there is a high concentra- tion of Italian Americans in 12 sections of the city. There is one 'Little Italy' in Saint Louis, Missouri; one in Provi- dence, Rhode Island and one in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ironically, there is no 'Little Italy' in cities where there is an Italian Consular Office: Detroit, Houston, Miami and Los Angeles. On Sale Now.* THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19.95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post-Gazette 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston, MA The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani THE "BLUE GOOSE" ON PARADE Back when I was a kid in the 50s, the Boston Police Department still had those "Paddy Wagons" patrolling the city looking for drunken passengers. The Irish Amer- ican community doesn't like the term "paddy wagon" be- cause they feel the term is an ethnic anti-lrish slur. My mother, who was very Irish, had no problem with the word. If someone told her it was a transport truck, she would laugh in their face knowing it was a paddy wagon. To her and her gen- eration, it was just a mean- ingless word to describe those big blue police vans. The Boston Police Patrol- men's Association has one for parades nicked-named the "Blue Goose." I guess now the geese are going to hire a lawyer to go after the BPPA for slandering them too, eh? REMEMBERING OLD REVERE BEACH It seems like only yester- day sometimes or a million light years ago depending on your mood. Old Revere Beach and that long stretch of an amuse- ment park. Back in my "youth" as they say in "My Cousin Vinny," I would spend endless summer days at that beach. I'd take one train from Northampton Sta- tion in the South End, travel into town and switch over at Devonshire for another train to Wonderland Station. My parents would set up the blanket and picnic bas- ket down on the grass next to the road to Winthrop and my brother and I would set off for an afternoon of amuse- ment rides. There was the Whip, the Wild Mouse, the Cyclone, the Dodgems and the Hippodrome with that 19TM century super-large merry-go-round and the race cars upstairs. Along the way were the games of chance and the food. On Fridays, we always ate those Revere Beach tuna dog specials since meat was out of the question. If you came from any place else, what we called "dodgems" were bumping cars but this wasn't any other place, this was Revere Beach. Some people sum- mered in New Hampshire, my family summered at Re- vere Beach. Wouldn't it be nice if kids still had those Revere Beach amusement rides today? Nowadays, you need to travel great distances and a great expense for what we got with a dollar and five cents for the train ride. FLAHERTY VS. THE FANTASTIC FOUR? Former City Council Presi- dent Michael Flaherty Jr. has decided after losing to Mayor Menino two years ago, to return to the Boston City Council this year. He announced his campaign and instantly changed the face of this year's at-large race. With all four incum- bents running for re-elec- tion, it indeed looked like a quiet election for voters and the local media. However, now that there are five ma- jor candidates for four avail- able seats, this is the race to watch in Campaign 2011. Can Flaherty, who always did well in Council races, get returned to office? Which of the four incumbents is seen as the weakest? Which ones seem the strongest? Is Flaherty targeting any par- ticular candidate? Will he just run as Flaherty, you- know-me and what I have done? Which of the incum- bents is most in fear of his candidacy? I am of the opinion that Flaherty will probably get re- turned to his old Council seat he gave up in 2009 to take on the mayor's race. I also think John Connolly should get re-elected easily. This leaves Stephen Murphy the current Council Presi- dent and newcomers Ayanna Pressley and Felix G. Arroyo running for two seats. When the music stops, who will be left standing, huh? Felix Arroyo, the father ran for re-election in 2007 and lost in a very low turnout non-mayoral election year. Most thought he would be re- re-elected. The outcome for many was unseen. Felix G. remembers 2007 well. He is everywhere all the time. He has a passion for politics his father seemed to like. A low turnout in his strongholds will hurt him, so his thing is identifying his vote and getting it out at the polls in September. Stephen Murphy has been around forever and is very likeable by most folks. Ayanna Pressley comes across as one of the smart- est city councilors in a long time. Very good personality and likeable like Murphy. Five candidates, four seats and historical low turnouts without a mayor's race on the ballot. Anyone can lose his or her seat which and all four in- cumbents will run as if their re-election bid is endan- gered by Flaherty. None will take re-election for granted and all will run as if they're behind in the polls. This may turn out to be the best City Council At Large races in decades. If this was a real- ity TV show, it would be a cross between "American Idol" and "Survivors" or maybe just "Without a Trace" if voters tune them all out. LEGAL NOTICE The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE P.O. BOX 135 BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10P0144PM2 SALE OF REAL ESTATE CONSERVATORSHIP-MAINTENANCE SALE OF REAL ESTATE NOTICE To all persons interested in the estate of, ALICE E. MIGELL of JAMAICA PLAIN, in the County of SUFFOLK, FORMERLY OF NEWTON, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, with an interest in real estate situated in NEWTON, a petition, has been presented by ROBERT J. O'REGAN in the above captioned matter praying for license to sell at - private sale - certain real estate of ALICE E. MIGELL FOR HER MAINTENANCE. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT TO THE ALLOWANCE OF SAID PETITION, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE FORENOON ON THE TWENTY- SECOND DAY OF JUNE, 2011, TH E RETURN DATE OFTHIS CITATION. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, Esquire, First Justice of said Court, this EIGHTH day of JUNE, 2011. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 6/17/t 1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11D1033DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING SANDRA MONTEIRO VS. JOSEPH MONTEIRO To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Sandra Monteiro, 118 Oakland Street, Malden, MA 02148 your answer, if any, on or before July 6, 2011. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, lION. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 25, 2011. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 6/17/11