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,-,PPaHhplida,,ri,,l-,HPuHHmH,h,,ill,i ............... L,ED ADC 079 19 PAUl. JEJFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 217W COTA :LTOtl WA gOS.-2S T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS ETT00 .m00j "Sb, (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 29 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 18, 2014 $.35 A COPY 45 th Anniversary of First Manned Moon Landing Eagle Bank Takes Flight in the North End L-R: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Almost 45 years ago the spaceflight Apollo 11, led by Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on lunar surface. It was July 20, 1969 when Armstrong, followed by Aldrin, became the first human on the Moon. In those days, President Nixon was ruling the country and the United States of America was in the middle of the Cold War, a conflict which also included the Space Race between USA and USSR, which started when Yuri Gagarin in 1961 became the first human to travel into Space under the Soviet Union's flag. For that reason Apollo 11 was much more than a scientific discovery, it was a powerful victory against the USSR. Armstrong's first step on the moon was as he stated himself: "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." That 65-yard walk left a permanent mark on history, science and space engineering, and after that day the world was never the same. News Briefs by Sal Giarratani Obama Wants to Re-make America When Barack Obama was running for presi- dent back in 2008, he was pretty clear as to what he was looking to do. He said he wanted to trans- form America into something much better than it had become. However, in order to transform or re-make America, one must un-make America first. To date, Obama has done a wonderful job of tear- ing America down. Some say it appears he hates America. I think what he hates is U.S. history. He sees America with a negative history and little to be proud of. I think President Obama may be the worst0 president in our time, pass- ing Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Richard Nixon. America once was a world leader that had the respect of the world community and our enemies feared our overwhelming power and world influ- ence. Today, we have little, if any, respect from any nation around the world. Ruling Class Republicans Went to Bat for Thad Big Time The Republican ruling class down in Missis- sippfwent to bat to get longtime U.S. Senator Thad Cochran renominated by voters in the state's GOP primary. The last thing they seemed (Continued on Page 10) L-R: Vincent Panzini, North End Chamber member and Eagle Bank Corporator, James Barrett, EVP/CFO, Maria Safina, North End Branch Sales and Service Associate, Marc Whittaker, EVP/Retail Administration & General Counsel, Frank DePasquale, Chairman of the North End Chamber of Commerce and owner of DePasquale Ventures, James H. Whittaker, President & CEO, Gisella DiPaola, AVP/Business Development Officer & North End Branch Manager, Derek Delaney, EVP/Commercial Loan Officer, Fernando Giangregorio, owner of Green Cross Pharmacy, Christian Guarino, North End Branch Sales & Service Manager, Joseph Galvao, North End Branch Sales & Service Manager, and Heather Wetterneck, VP/Retail Administrator. On July 16, 2014, Eagle Bank held its offi- cial ribbon cutting of their new branch loca- tion in Boston's North End. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to establish ourselves as a strong community bank with a keen focus on the needs of the businesses and residents of the North End," said Eagle Bank President and CEO James H. Whittaker. "The North End branch is among the most technologically advanced retail banking facilities in the Northeast region, which should appeal to a variety of customers who appreciate a mix of traditional and technologically enhanced banking." "As a local community bank, Eagle Bank is capable of an expedited loan approval pro- cess, for both residential and commercial loans, as compared to the multi-layered pro- cess of regional and national banks." The North End Branch is located at 389 Hanover Street and is open Monday and Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Eagle Bank, founded in 1889, offers a wide range of retail consumer banking services, as well as a complete portfolio of commercial retail and lending products and services. As a mem- ber of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpora- tion (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fhnd (DIF), depositors' funds are fully insured. For more information please call (800) BANK-EAGLE or visit us on the web at www.bankeagle.corrc Madonna Delle Grazie Annual Procession organized by the Madonna Delle Grazie Society. Our Lady of Graces is a devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. Last Sunday the annual procession for Madonna Delle Grazie (Our Lady of Graces) took place in Boston's North End. It was Starting at Saint Leonard's Church the Madonna's statue made its way all throughout the neighbor- hood along with all her devo- tees in attendance. The procession featured Saint Alfio's Band and the North- east Italian Band. (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography)