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THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 25 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE 24, 2011 $.30 A COPY Congratulations Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions I Zdeno Chara hoists Stanley Cup for the fans. I Crowd gathers to welcome Bruins back to Boston as Stanley Cup Champs (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) . "Mayor.Menino KicksOff Sidewalk Repair Program News by Sal Giarratani When the Republicans Marched into Texas Bill Clements, who in 1979 became the first Republican governor of Texas since Reconstruc- tion, passed away at age 94 over the Memorial Day weekend. He believed government should be run like a business and along the way changed the face of Texas politics. He served two terms. The Texas House honored him with a moment of silence on the chamber floor. Governor Rick Perry said, "As the father of the modern Texas Republican Party, Governor Clements is respon- sible for the growth, success and election of Texas Republicans in every corner of our state. Today, Texans and Americans have lost a leader whose leadership, service and Patriotism were unpar- alleled." Prior to getting elected governor, Clements headed Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential reelec- tion in Texas and also served as a deputy secre- tary of defense from 1973 to 1977. Jack Kennedy Gets Another US Aircraft Carrier The US Navy has announced that the nation's next aircraft carrier will be named the John F. Kennedy in memory of the 35 th president. The nuclear-powered ship will be built at the New- port News shipyard in Virginia. This will be the second carrier carrying his name. The USS John F. Kennedy was decommissioned in 2007 after nearly 40 years of service. Newport, RI is cur- rently attempting to bring that carrier there and turn it into a naval museum. (Continued on Page 12) ii : ............ i [ii Mayor Menino joined the Public Works Department Commissioner Joanne Massaro, along with District One City Councilor Sal LaMattina to launch the start of construction on sidewalks in the North End. The project will repair 15,000-square- feet of sidewalks in the North End to make them safer for residents and the thousands of visitors who walk the Freedom Trail. Linda Riccio, Louise Taglieri, Pare Donnaruma, Commissioner Joanne Massaro, Mayor Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina THE-POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON | This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 2.'00 PM, 1 for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information