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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 1, 2016 PAGE 3 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-ma/ postguette Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 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 POBTMABTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 120 - No. 27 Friday, July 1, 2016 OUR POLICY: To he/p preserve the/dea/s and sacred tradit/ons of this our adopted country the United S~ates of Americ~ To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them To strive u~easingly 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. In f.o ing Memory of GEORGE J. LERRA, Sr. June 30,2011 jtlfierglow I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave When life is done. In OurJla~'ts 3~orever WC:e Cdoria, Son George and Wife Son Marco and Wife 8umiko aughter Marria and fltusbancl JZrank and Granddaughter Mia LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the wnter's name, address, and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Fdday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to:Pamela Donnaruma,. Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 by Dr. Dean Saluti Matthew DeVito from Troop 157 receives the Eagle Scout Award. At the ceremony were (L-R): his grandfather Richard DeVito St., his mother Brenda DeVito, Matthew, his father Richard DeVito Jr., and his grandmother Eileen DeVito. The DeVitos are active in the Renaissance Lodge of the Sons of Italy. On Sunday, June 12th, Mat- the remarkable achievement of recently-retired career officers thew DeVito, a high school 119 Eagle Scout awards in 51 worked with Matthew on this junior, achieved the highest years. The troop was in atten- project. Matthew prepared a rank that a Boy Scout can dance for this ceremony, and computerized inventory of First earn -- Eagle Scout. Matthew young Scouts actually assisted Corps artifacts and uniforms received this award from Troop in the readings and the Power- from the Civil War period. The 157 at a ceremony held at Point presentations. The high- First Corps' President, Law- Weston's "Scout House." This light of the ceremony was the rence DiNardo, from the Renais- impressive ceremony was con- PowerPoint presentations that sance Lodge of the Sons of Italy, ducted by Scoutmaster Len followed the new Italian Eagle was delighted with Matthew's Brown, and Matthew's parents, Scout's life through the years, work, and has since made Richard and Brenda DeVito, moving from young Tenderfoot him a member of the Museum and all of his grandparents to young adult Eagle. Matthew's Association. were in attendance. Matthew's Italian grandparents could not Scouting helps young people father Richard was in his Scout hold back their emotions and develop character, citizenship, uniform, as he is an adult were bursting with pride during leadership, and physicalfitness leader of the troop. Richard and the presentation, through learning new skills and Brenda DeVito helped with the One of the requirements foroutdoor activities. As Matthew extravagant outdoor cookout Eagle Scout is to successfully DeVito grows toward the next that followed the ceremony, complete a challenging project phase of his life, college years, The DeVitos are a Sons of that would benefit the commu- he brings with him these ben- Italy Renaissance Lodge fam- nity at large. Matthew DeVito's efits, the gifts of Scouting. His fly. Matthew's parents and projectinvolvedaworld-famous two younger brothers, Michael grandparents are all active military museum in Boston, and Timothy, are also in Boy members, the First Corps of Cadets. Both Scout Troop 157, and will hope- Troop 157 was founded in active Massachusetts Army fully one day also reach the 1965, and it proudly boasts of National Guard soldiers andrank of Eagle. City of Boston's 35'h Annual Harborfest Opening Ceremony to Take Place in Historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace Mayor Martin J. Walsh recent- tage of America's independence Fireworks ly announced the City of Boston in Boston. Over the years, Har- Various sailors will decorate will kick-off the 35~ annual Bos- borfest has grown from a local their boats and light up the In- ton Harborfest at Faneuil Hall event to a national celebration, ner Harbor on Saturday, July Marketplace on Friday, July 1st The family-friendly event in- 2=~. Live music on Long Wharf at 12:00 noon, cludes the annual opening will lead up to an incredible "Harborfest is a Boston tradi- ceremony at Faneuil Hall, his- fireworks display over Boston's tion, and I'm proud that each torical re-enactments, Freedom Inner Harbor. year, the festival celebrates Trail tours and historic sites' Taste of Harborfest our City's diverse and historic programs and events, activities On Sunday, July 3~, restau- waterfront," said Mayor Martin along Boston Harbor, live en- rants along the waterfront will J. Walsh. =Harborfest will bring tertainment, and much more. showcase and selltheir culinary thousands to downtown Boston New in 2016, Harborfest will creations on Long Wharf along- to commemorate the birth of our feature several signature pro- side five entertainment. nation, and I thank our partners gramming events concentrated Queen Mary 2 for another year of great events on Christopher Columbus Park Queen Mary 2 will sail into in our City." and Long Wharfwithlivemusic, Boston at noon on Monday, Boston Harborfest is a multi- a movie screening, a fine art July 4tk, docking overnight for day festival with activities cele- festival-- Arts at Harborfest, the fireworks and setting sail bratingAmerican Independence, and a culinary event- Taste of again on July 5th. honoring the city's colonial Harborfest. Freedom Trail roots, and showcasing Boston's SIGNATURE EVENTS Walk Into History along the vibrant harbor. United States Na~j WelcomeFreedom Trail's sixteen official All are invited to participate in Friday, July I'~, the City of sites throughout the city's mod- the patriotic opening ceremony, Boston will welcome the USS ern streets. which will feature the 215 Army Mesa Verde to the North Jetty HarborfestPartners Band who will lead the crowd in in the Seaport. Along with the Freedom Trail, singing the National Anthem, Columbt~ Park Live Music other iconic places around the and the ceremonial cutting of and Movie Screening city have partnered with Har- the Harborfest cake. National Friday, July 1*t, live enter- borfest to celebrate our great Park Service Park Rangers and tainment will begin in Christo- nation's history and pride. Find Freedom Trail Players, dressed pher Columbus Park at 6:00 pm all of the activities offered on our in 18th-century costume, will and lead up to a family-friendly schedule. be on hand to offer historical movie screening on the lawn. Throughout the weekend, information about Faneuil Hall The Arts at Harborfest there will be I00+ activiUes, and other sites .along the Free- Saturday, July 2"d, local art- events and specialsl dora Trail. ists will display and sell their For more Harborfest infor- Held from July l"t through art, curated by Artists Crossing, marion and a list ofacUviUes, July 4th, Harborfest celebrates under the trellis at Christopher call 617-439-7700 or visit the colonial and maritime heri- Columbus Park. ~.Bostordttu'