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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 12, 2013 Page5 The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani When it's hot, hot, hot, the Mirabella Pool over in the North End brought out recent record crowds including Megan Ho and Christina Cannone, both of the North End trying to cool off during last week's heat wave. CONDOLENCES TO CAROL KANE'S FAMILY My next door neighbor Carol Kane passed away re- cently on July 2"~. She was a warm and loving mother and grandmother to a large family of offspring. Her life was her family and she was very proud of everyone of them. Her wake was at Ruggiero's in the Heights and her Mass was at Sacred Heart Church. She had lived in Eagle Hill for more than half her life Her body now rests in Holy Cross over in Malden not far from my maternal grand- mother and my Uncle Nealy. Carol's body may be at rest but she lives on for eternity with God after her struggle through life here on earth like most of us. She will live forever in heaven and in the life of her family as they carry her memories with them. OLDE KIDS SWING BAND IN QUINCY The Olde Kids Swing Band will be playing at the Kennedy Center over in Quincy on East Squantum Street on Friday, August 2nd from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm. The Olde Kids are a Big Band dance band in the style of those big bands back in the '30s and '40s, a glamorous and romantic era of music that lasted but ten years. For more information, call the Quincy Council on Aging at 617-376-1506. COSBY BRINGS COMEDY ACT TO CAPE Comedian Bill Cosby will be returning to Cape Cod on Saturday, August 3rd for two performances at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. For tickets, go to capesymphony.org or call 508-362- 1111. REVERE BEACH SAND FESTIVAL The Revere Beach Na- tional Sand Sculpting Festi- val will be held this summer from Friday, July 194 to Sun- day, July 21st, fireworks ex- travaganza, food truck festi- val, master sand sculptors, live music and much more. For more information, go to rat noJsandscu/pt/r esar BAR RAISED AT GRAYBAR Developers have fried plans to build apartments and retail space at the former Graybar site in an area of the South End that has become hot for redevel- The City of Quincy was the site of this year's I04th Fourth of July Parade in Squantum. The heat didn't prevent large crowds from showing up to see a great parade. The big hit of the parade was the Greater Boston Firefighters Drum & Pipe Brigade. opment. Right across the street the Boston Herald building is now history and the site will be redeveloped too for residential and retail use. This area of the South End was once called the New York Streets neighborhood and home to a large Middle Eastern population. In the late '50s the old neighbor- hood was razed for a new look at that time bringing in Graybar, Grossman Paper, the Boston Herald and Quinzani Bakery. DIANA ROSS COMING TO HUB Diana Ross will be perform- ing at the Citi Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 9th. For further infor- mation, go to citicenter.org or call 866-348-9738. News Briefs (Continued from Page I) handing over our informa- tion when the Feds de- manded it, what else were they to do? When it comes to this NSA scandal, I sound more like the ACLU than a political conservative. We really do need to get back to being a constitu- tional republic but today our constitution has been as- saulted by liberals who feel it is not updated. The Bill of Rights as written is still im- portant today as they were back when written in the late 18th century. I heard someone recently say that those old quotes from _Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were irrel- evant in 2013. However, in reality, those core American principles of governing are as relevant today as on the day they were written. Indi- vidual liberty, economic freedom and limited govern- ment never go out of style. U.S. Jobs Up But Hours Down Employers are hiring work- ers again and on paper, the June numbers are looking pretty good but many of these new hirers are getting part- # RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 Drivale Fundion ooms amj Occasion C[~risleninq B iJ ,l 5how Bob, 5how [ ivthclatj I ereavement, Etc. Donato Frattaroli donato @ luciaboston.com www.luciaristorante.com . . ............. J time or temp jobs hinting at a much more hollow eco- nomic recovery. The num- bers of these part-timers who said they would prefer full-time work soared to 8.2 million, the most in eight months, said the Labor Department's monthly re- port. Many part-timers were simply unable to find a 40 hour workweek job and simply had to settle for what they could get. Seems Obamacare is playing a critical role here as employ- ers would have to offer health insurance to full-tim- ers. While the economy slowly recovers, it is still leaving too many behind, Zimmerman Trial Not Going Well for Liberals George Zimmerman is on trial down in Florida on a second degree murder charge in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The main- stream news media, racial rabble-rousers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and cable places like MSNBC all seem to be eager to get Zimmerman convicted damn the facts I think Zimmerman may actually get off and if there is a vio- lent reaction on the streets, you can blame everyone starting with the media and hotheads not interested in justice as much as their agenda. This case could be the flip side of the O.J. Trial when facts were overlooked for ratings and rantings . for Summer Programming For the seventh year in a row, Mayor Menino has provided a Boston R.O.C.K.S. grant to North End Against Drugs to provide sum- mer programming to the youth and families of our neighborhood. Also, NEAD was a recipient of a My Summer in the City Grant from the Boston Foundation, this is the fourth year in a row that NEAD has received this grant for the youth of the North End. The ROCKS Grant will allow NEAD to continue to offer Arts & Crafts at the Mirabella Pool every Thursday in July and August from I:00 pm to Magician Peter O'Malley 4:00 pm. The program will once again be run by Patricia Romano and Marlo Imbergamo Dana. The crafts program is for all ages but children under eight will need their parent to help them with the weekly craft. There will also be two Sports Nights with Jeremy Sarzana and Elizabeth Shea. The Sports Nights will be held on Friday July 12th and 19th at Polcari Playground on Bennet Street, ages 8 to 15. Younger children are welcome but will need their parents to be with them. The My Summer in the City Grant will be fourfold: 1) Help pay for Umpires for the 15 to 21 year old NEAA Baseball Program 2) Free Summer Concert Series on the Prado on Thurs- day evenings. This will be run by NEMPAC in collaboration with NEAD. The Family Concerts will start at 7:00 pm. There will also be an interactive, educational music workshop every Monday in The Prado from 1:00 to 4:00 pm running through July 26th. 3) A Night of Magic on the Prado, Friday August 94 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starring Magician Peter O'Malley. This will be a fun and educational as well as Musical Magic Show. 4) Partially fund Family Pride Week. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei CAFF( PoNAP[t T(L. 617-227-1562 FAY.- 617-742-792.7 Bistro * Beer * Wine