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i,lil,d,qhh,,Hdvl,,dd,Hllh,ilii,hl,ld,ldl"lhli - " ADC 07099 i8 SMALL TOWN PAPERS. INC. PAUl_ JEFFKO 217 W COTA ST IEI.TON WA M584-2263 T M ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS TTE (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 25 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE 20, 2014  $.35 A COPY IT WAS A GREAT BUNKER HILL DAY IN CHARLESTOWN This past Sunday I was over at the Bunker Hill Day parade where you will always find me honoring both the people and history of Charlestown, my mother's birthplace. It is the only Boston neighborhood where I can fully appreciate my Irish side. Since for ever, I have watched this parade. As a little kid with my brother and parents down in City Square across from Station 15 where the cops passed out those free Hoodsies. As I got older I would pick different places to watch it. Of course after they changed the route, City Square was out by Sal Giarratani anyway. Starting in 1981, I began marching in it. That year with the Peoples Firehouse #2. After that it was with my politician de jour. This year I was with Sheriff Steve Tompkins. Lots people were confusing me. They kept asking if I was Steve and I had to keep letting them know he had a better tan than me. They still didn't get it. I marched up and down the hills as the route took its usual twists and turns. They seem higher the older I get and my legs more sore. How- ever, I still love it all and al- ways will. (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) News Briefs by Sol Giarratani Unknown Beats Majority Leader The Republican Establishment was shocked earlier this week after an under-financed, no- name candidate took out U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA in a Primary Election. Cantor who is House Speaker. John Boehner's, second in command never saw defeat coming. He was challenged by Dave Brat, an economics professor and was being outspent 25-1; and up until 6:00 pm this past Tuesday his campaign was predicting a near landslide for the 7-term congressman. No one in D.C. was taking Brat seriously. He was just the latest Tea Party can- didate trying to beat an incumbent Republican at the ballot. In the end, Brat won the primary by a 56 to 44 percent, a 12-point margin. I recently heard Brat on the Mark Levin Show. Levin had been touting him as a good alternative to Cantor and a con- stitutional conservative. I liked what I heard from Brat but thought he didn't have a chance being an unknown. I was wrong. The Republican elites and the liberal news media didn't see it coming. They think the Tea Party Movement has weakened but neither of the two really understands that the Tea Party is just average Americans fed up with large, (Continued on Page 10) A Pair of Second Half Headers, Leading to Equal 2-1 ReSults Have the ItalianSide and Team USA Reveling in Game One Successes by Christian A. Guarino On Saturday, the Azzurri proved to the world that they are up to the challenge, beat- ing England, at Brazil 2014. With a midfield that may be the best of any other at the tournament, the Italians com- pleted an astonishing 93.2 percent of passes in keeping the English off balance for much of the game. Once again, Andrea Pirlo was the architect of the central unit, but in the win other stars shone bright for the Azzurri. There was Marco Verrati, the 21-year-old diminutive midfielder a new comer to an Italian mia-field that al- ready boasted the aforemen- tioned Pirlo and Roma star Mario Balotelli is joined by Marco Verratti after heading in his second half goal versus England. Daniele DeRossi. Verratti was a big reason for the teams 561 successful passes World Cup Italy vs. England at Caffe dello Sport, Hanover Street, North End. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) which equaled ball control against a youthful and dan- gerous British attack. Then there was Claudio Marchisio, who authored Italy's first half goal after artistry in motion by Pirlo who avoided the ball, which slipped through his legs directly to Marchisio who fired from just outside the penalty area. The jubi- lation didn't last long as England leveled on a Daniel Sturridge goal just two minutes later after a defen- sive breakdown by Gabriel Paletta, who overall was a liability in front of Goal- keeper Salvatore Sirigu. (Continued on Page 14) THE POST-GAZEI"rE SATELLITE OFFICE AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON WILL BE CLOSED FOR TWO WEEKS BEGINNING TUESDAY, JUNE 24TH J