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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 3, 2015 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-mail: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com 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 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETIE 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. 119 - No. 27 Friday, July 3, 2015 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found @@@ Just Around the Corner J rancesca "Co ncetta " ado lato "Meatball Queen" of Limoncello Francesca "Concetta" Badolato passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28m at Tufts Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Francesca "Concetta" was bom in Montepaone, Calabria, Italy, daughter of the late Gregorio and Innocenza (Pirro) Prestera, beloved wife of the late Alfredo Badolato. Devoted mother of Raffaele (Lino) and his wife Lidia of Medford, Gregorio of Somerville, Maurizio of Boston's North End, Sergio of Somerville, Corrado (Chico) and his companion Virginia of Derry NH, and Luisa (Loulou) and her fiance Steven Langis of Somerville and cherished sister of Vincenzo Prestera and his wife Pina of Wayland and the late Teresa and Nina. Survived by 6 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Concetta's life was lived for her family and, most importantly, with her family as she sat many nights at Limoncello Restaurant in the North End where her son Maurizio, the owner, would brag to everyone about "Mama's famous meatballs." The restaurant uses many of her recipes but the meatballs were always ranked #1 ... "You cannot eat just one," you often heard patrons saying. Concetta was the Matriarch of North Square as she would sit on the bench outside of Limoncello with Toni and Moe (Maurizio's dogs) and just talk to everyone whether it be about her upbringing in Calabria, Italy or just by telling them about the restaurant. She radiated love wherever she was and people were just naturally attracted to her. She will be forever missed, but her spirit will live on through Limoncello Restaurant and the never ending stories.., and her meatballs! Funeral was from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford, Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church, Somerville. Services were concluded with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. What's Happening to America? by Sal Giarratani 3 i ( Why cross the Atlantic to appreciate all that Italy has to offer? From August 7th to lath, mark your calendar as Montreal unveils this stunning country. Montreal's Italian Week invites you to move to the rhythm of this unique culture. For 22 years, this event has been one of Canada's largest cultural festivals honoring the Italian- Canadian community. "In a dynamic city like Montreal, the cultural richness emerging from the different communities is all around us. During Montreal's Italian Week, people are invited to pause, observe, and appreciate." -- Josie Verrillo, Directrice ganarale du Congr~s national des Italo-canadiens This year, the featured region will be Campania. For ten days, festival-goers will discover the distinctiveness of this region. The major events include the outdoor presentation of the popular opera, "The Barber of Seville," by Gioacchino Rossini, the Moda Sotto le SteUe fashion show, classic Ital- ian film screenings, a dessert contest, as well as musical performances, Fiat car exhibitions, and various activities that only Italian Week can offer this summer. THE SCHEDULE INCLUDES: August 7th-9th: Riviare-des-Prairies and Centre commer- cial Le Boulevard August 7th-14th: Film screenings (Centre Leonardo da Vinci and Casa d'Italia) August 8th: Notre-Dame-de-Gr&ce (Park Georges-Saint- Pierre) August 9th, 10th: Lasalle (Park Ouellette) August 12h, 13th: Film screenings (Cinama Beaubien et Cinama du Pare) August 13th: Saint-L~onard (Park Wilfrid-Bastien) August 14th-16th: Little Italy (from Jean-Talon to Saint- Zotique) ABOUT MONTREAL'S ITALIAN WEEK Presented by Loto-Qu bec, Montreal's Italian Week is a cultural festival held annually throughout the city. Attended by more than 390,000 festival-g0ers annually, the festival offers a large variety of shows and activities celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Italian-Canadian commu- nity through art, music, gastronomy, fashion and folklore. All of the events are free of charge. For further information, please visit www.italianweek.ca. A large amount of red paint was poured over the top and sides of the statue. A trail of the red paint led to a container found on Commercial Street near Sargent's Wharf. The white marble Christopher Columbus Statue was vandalized on Monday night at the namesake park on the North End waterfront. On the back of the foundation block, the words "Black Lives Matter" were written. (Photos courtesy of www.northendwaterfront.com) America is supposed to be a constitutionally-based democratic republic but of late we have become noth- ing more than a third world banana republic where the loudest voices taking to the streets win the argument, Our Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves at what America has turned into of late. Where is the rule of law? Where are our safeguards protecting our government from the mobs? Our government seems in retreat from its responsibili- ties. It seems our president likes the imperialism creep- ing into the Oval Office. It seems our Legislative Branch up on Capitol Hill doesn't want to do its job, either. As far as the Judi- ciary goes, it is more than happy to legislate from the bench and rule like a chief executive. Today, we have Big Gov- ernment, Big Business and Big Media running things through a prism of ideology, a far left progressive ideol- ogy that doesn't like too much opposition. The horrible incident down in Charleston, S.C. where a crazed shooter kills nine churchgoers at a Bible study session has been turned into a purge on American history, especially the Civil War. Anyone and anything connected to that war is now to be removed from both sight and memory. The Confeder- ate Flag and anyone like Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson are being viewed like Nazi War criminals. Another enemy of this progressive revisionism is Christopher Columbus. When I grew up, he was an American hero. Today, even he has become the personi- fication of evil. Among all the latest craziness going on across the country is sadly the statute of Christopher Columbus located in the Christopher Columbus North End Waterfront Park (Continued on Page 12) i i i i ! i ! i i