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-lhJ,qP,UI,H,,ql.!si,,,,hlh,q.p,,V,.,Id,Hlql. *"~"~'***MIXED ADC 0709g 18 SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. PAUL JEFFKO 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 985B4=22~ /~__~ THE ITELJAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 1!9 - NO. 27 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 3, 2015 $.35 A COPY 42nd 4th on-the Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for the 42nd annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Lockhart will be celebrating his 20th year as conductor of the Pops and annual July 44 concert on the Esplanade. For 2015 Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will be joined by a line-up of per- formers including Broad- way's Michael Cavanaugh; Ainerican Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle; Boston-based quar- tet, The Sons of Serendip; the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps; gospel singer and The Voice contes- tant Michelle Brooks- Thompson; and the USO Show Troupe. Michael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the Ameri- can Rock & Roll Songbook. A charismatic performer, mu- sician and actor, he gained fame for his piano/lead vo- cals in the Broadway musi- cal Movin' Out. Melinda Doolittle be- came a household name on season six of American Idol. The Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends who, through a series of ser- endipitous events, came to- gether in graduate school at Boston University. Michelle Brooks-Thomp- son is a Gospel recording art- ist who was born in Boston, MA. The USO Show Troupe is part of an entertainment tradition that goes back more than 70years to its be- ginnings in the muddy camp shows of the South Pacific. The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, founded in 1940, is 'the third- oldest junior drum and bugle corps in the nationt SCHEDULE Friday, July 3rd Concert, NO FIREWORKS 5:00 pm -- Gates open 8:30 pm -- Concert begins I0:00 pm -- Concert ends Saturday, July 4th Concert .& Fireworks 9:00 am- Gates open 7:00 pin -- WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM broadcast begins 8:00 pln -- WBZ-TV Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins 8:00 pm -- 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston broadcast begins 8:30 pm -- Concert begins 10:30 pm -- Fireworks begin 11:00 pm -- Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends *All dates~times subject to change Your arrival time depends on where you want to sit and what you want to see. THE OVAL - The best seats in the house. The right side of the oval (facing the stage) is best for seeing the fireworks. Gates open at 9:00 am. The line starts early. This fills up quickly. Everyone who's admitted into the Oval will receive a wristband allowing access in and out of the secured area. Reserving large areas in the Oval is prohibited. Access to the checkpoint can best he accessed by entering from Berkeley Street. THE ISLAND LAGOON - Is a secured area. The Island Lagoon checkpoints can best (Continued on Page 15) Saint adre rocession in oston's N'orth "Sniper" Widow Takes on Clinton Benghazi Response American Sniper widow Taya Kyle slammed Hillary Clinton's shortcomings as a candidate, referencing her response in 2012 to the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans. Kyle has a book out herself, American Wife, and said she was appalled that Clinton had the audacity to sit and say people in America I ] die every day. Kyle added, "It's almost like the real world ................. doesn't apply to her anymore. It doesn't affect her. She doesn't care ... Maybe she just been in the system so long that she's lost sight : I of it." I Brian Williams Gets Punished Ousted NBC Anchor Brian Williams has : ~ begun an apology tour, but still declines to ...................... say he lied. He now says his ego got the best of him when he told those stories about him- self which were wrong. He should have been fired, but NBC is pun- ishing him, which at least is something. He won't be going back to NBC Nightly News, instead he is headed for MSNBC. You know, the network that nobody watches. (Continued on Page 13) Fi~iliiiil %~iiii:ii~i~i~i !!~!ii!!iiii I I I '" I ..... by Matt Conti, (Photo by Matt Conti, Honoring one of the newer saints, a group from St. Leonard Church held the fifth annual procession for Saint Padre Pio on Sunday, June 28th in Boston's North End. The statue of St. Pio was carried from St. Leonard Church after an Italian Mass and walked through the neighborhood streets where devotees pinned donations on ribbons. The procession was accompanied by the North End Marching Band. St. Padre Pio was canon- ized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Pius of Pietrelcina (1887-1968) was a Capuchin Catholic priest from Italy, born as Francesco Forgione and given the name Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Capuchins, thus known popularly as Padre Pio. He became famous for bearing the stigmata. THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:(X) AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from I1.'00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information