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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 15, 2011 Page3 POST-GAZETTE 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: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 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-GAZEFTE - 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. 115 - No. 28 Friday, July 15, 2011 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 it. 00appy 00irthday JOE "Joe" Fasci, frmerly of Boston, now living in Granbury, Texas, recently celebrated his 84 th birthdaY alongside great-grandson Tyler Fasci Ellis. Tyler, 8, just won an award for reading at an 11 th grade level. Tyler recently entered a spelling bee and beat older students, making it all the way past 8 th graders. At the state finals, Tyler competed against top high schoolers before being eliminated. Tyler's a smart kid -- must take after his great-grandfather! Happy Birthday Joe, and congratulations Tyler from the staff at the Post-Gazette. CADER DALLA PADELLA SULLA BRACE. Out of the frying pan into the Fire. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer'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 Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Su bmission by the deadline does not guararrtee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 ................................................ 4 NARDO: Memoirs of a Boxing Champion Scheduled to be Released Soon Nardo is the story of an Italian kid from Boston's North End, and his rise through the boxing ranks to eventually become World Champ during the Golden Era of boxing. Written in his own words, Tony DeMarco shares his life story with honesty and humor. He touches upon the triumphs and tragedies that shaped him as an individual, giving you a glimpse into the life of one of Boston's most beloved sports figures. From his humble beginning in the streets of the famous North End, to his amateur days and professional career as a world class boxer, to his days as a nightclub owner in Arizona and finally through some personal family issues, Tony's life took a series of twists and turns. Ultimately he won the battles and, to this day, is an icon in not only Boston, but in the boxing world. Along with his life Story, Tony has chosen to share many photos from his personal archive, giving you a true snapshot into the life and times of Tony DeMarco, Welterweight Champion of the World. "This wonderful book brings back memo- ries of a time when we boxers treated each other with respect and dignity. We also developed friendships that in some cases lasted a lifetime. Tony and I fough t in the ring, but we were both cut from the same cloth, and we have remained close all these years. This book is a tribute to many of us who participated in the sport we call boxing." Carmen Basilio, former middleweight Champion; former Welterweight Champion "Nardo, Memoirs of a Boxing Champion tells the story of the great Tony DeMarco and not only his life in the ring, but his life in gen- eral. Tony was one of my favorite Champs as a fighter and as a man. Tony, I salute you!" Jake LaMotta "The Raging Bull," former Middleweight Champion "Nardo is a great read and an inspirational story. Many years ago, Tony DeMarco in- spired me to become a professional boxer. I tried to emulate this great fighter in every way possible. Sammy Fuller became my trainer, Rip Valenti my manager, and I even trained in the Catskills., I would observe Tony's every move in the ring, the way that he handled himself in public, and the way that he treated other people. Tony was my boxing idol, and to this day has remained a very dear friend. The book gives people the chance to see the man, not just the boxer. At times during my political career, I often thought about Tony's inner strength and courage. This helped me make what I hope were the right decisions when it came to protecting the rights of citizens of the Commonwealth." Joe DeNucci, former Middleweight Contender and Former State Auditor, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts "The book is a knockout. Both Tony and Rocky had so much in common especially heart." Peter Marciano, brother of former undefeated Heavyweight Champ, Rocky Marciano "Tony DeMarco is a walking reminder,of the halcyon days of live gate boxing, where ballyhoo was obligatory and a fighter's heart was compulsory. His 13-year career, which consisted of depths of heartbreak and peaks of euphoria, held him in good stead for what was to come in life." Dan Hanley, Cyber Boxing Zone "Back in the early 1950s, a young man from Boston became a rising star in boxing and went on to win the World Welterweight Championship. Tony DeMarco was the "Peoples Champion" because he never for- got his roots. Well-respected in the boxing world. Tony continues to impress fans with his charm, charisma, and his many accom- plishments. Boxing gave Tony the opportu- nity to fight for what is right in this great country we call America." This book tells his story. Joe Cortez, International Boxing Hall of Fame referee ROCKIN Pool Party to the North End Come on down to the BCYF Mirabella Pool this Sunday the 17 a from 1-3:00 p.m. and enjoy a free cookout, swimming, games and activities, summer programming informa- tion and more at Mayor Menino's ROCKIN Pool Party. The Mayor will be on hand to help host his new summer offering. On four different weekend days in July and August families will have the chance to come together at a different Boston Cen- ters for Youth & Families' (BCYF) swimming pool for a variety of activities at Mayor Menino's ROCKIN Pool Parties. The Pool Parties are sponsored by The Highland Street Foundation. Thanks to their gener- ous sponsorship, the first 50 kids to visit the information table at the start of the party at 1 p.m. will get a free child's size t-shirt. It promises to be a lot of fun so see you there! For more information about BCYF's other summer programs, go to www. / bcyf. Mayor Menino Supports NEAD with R.O.C.K.S. Grant Thanks to Mayor Thomas Menino, North End Against Drugs will be receiving a R.O.C.K.S. grant for the 5 t consecutive year. The Recreational Opportunities for City Kids grant award is for 84,500.00. NEAD will pro- vide free arts and crafts programs at the Mirabella Pool every Thursday now to Sep- tember 1 t from 1 to 4pro for boys and girls ages 8-16. We have also added four Satur- day afternoons this year: July 16 t. July 30 m. August 20 m and August 27 t also from 1 to 4pro. NEAD is extremely grateful to Mayor Menino for allowing us to continue this fan- tastic program for the youth of the North End for another year. stated NEAD president John Romano. We will also have a few of our fun sports nights for boys and girls ages 8 to 16 and will again be run by Alfred0 Vilar and Mikey Fud at the Polcari Playground on Prince Street. The sports nights will be held on Thursday, July 14 t. Friday, August 5 th and Friday, September 2 "d. They will be run from 6-9pro -- rain or shine. For more infor- mation contact JR at Light refreshments for kids will be served. SAVE THE DATE ... North End Reunion 1 Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6-10PM at Spinelli's, Route One, South, Lynnfield, MA for dinner and dancing. Music from the '50s and '60s. Limited to 250 people. Call early. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938-9254 or Ro-Ro DeMarco at 781-284-5945. J [li]ig, , IIlN ]INff,IIIIIIIH[IIIWII|I* lflltl l/BilI1TAIFt ]l/Ii|HHll -[l ,iIi1  T/llllh,