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q . POST-GAZETTE, JULY 29, 2011 Page3 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 830.00 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-GAZETrE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston. MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L Donnanuna Phyllis F. Donnarurna 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 30 Friday, July 29, 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. GUEST EDIT( )RIAL CHINA WILL COMPETE FOR AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION by Edward P. Shallow The stakes just went up in the National Labor Rela- tions Board's (NLRB) attack on Right to Work. The Acting General Counsel of the NLRB is persecut- ing Boeing for creating thousands of new jobs in South Carolina, where International Association of Machinists (IAM) union bosses cannot force workers into dues-pay- ing ranks. Late last week, an Administration Law Judge denied Boeing's motion to dismiss the case, a signal to the NLRB to go full steam ahead in its assault on job providers and independent-minded workers. China will provide stiff competition for American construction jobs, and you will find it interesting that China won the contract for the San Francisco Bridge and the project is almost complete. Surprised main- stream media has not kept you infornled, I anl not. First China made cut-price clothes and knick-knacks. Then it learned how to make mobile phones and iPads. Now it is making a 2,050 foot-long bridge spanning the San Francisco bay. Next month, four enormous steel skeletons, the last of the 12 segments of the bridge, will be shipped 6,500 miles from Shanghai to San Francisco before being assembled on site. The bridge, which will connect San Francisco to Oakland on the other side of the bay, is a sign of how China has moved on from building roads and ports in Africa and the developing world and is now aggressively bidding for and winning major construction and engineering projects in the United States and Europe. According to Engineering News Record, five of the world's top 10 contractors, in terms of revenue, are now Chinese, with the likes of China State Construction Engineering Group overtaking established American gi- ants like Bechtel. CSCEG has already built seven schools in the United States; apartment blocks in Washington D.C. and New York and is in the middle of building a 4,000-room ca- sino in Atlantic City. In New York, it has won contracts to renovate the subway system, build a new metro plat- form near Yankee Stadium, and refurbish the Alexander (Continued on Page 14) 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. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 iii!iiiiiii ii!i i!i! ii i! i The iii iiii ,!ii! !iii!ii iiiiiiiii b~ the Post-P.~Jmtte ii t~s; iii charge for each . Congratulations, Justin Co Graduates from UMass Boston Justin Being an Andover resi- Coppola Jr., son of Addle Coppola formerly of the North End, for all your accomplish- ments including recently graduating from U-Mass Boston with a B.S. in Management. When he was a student, he had surgery and the fol- lowing days he took his exams so he would not get an incomplete. He has approached life's difficulties and his dreams all focused, with gusto and persever- ance. He was a tenacious student with a knack for turning negatives into positives with adversaries. As a high school student he was an advo- cate for the reform of working elevators. In college he advocated for wheel chair acces- sible buildings. dent. he is on the Andover Commission on Disability which has improved the sidewalks by making them more accessible and easier to cross the streets with canes, walkers and wheel- chairs. Justin now lives north of Boston, but he still has rela- tives living in the North End. [t's great to see the next generation making it in America. All of us wish you, Justin, good fortune as you now embark on the next chapter of your life as a gainfully employed adult. We know you are looking for Information Technology related employment and wish you buona fortuna in this pursuit. Contact Justin at if you can help or would like his r6sum6. Bringing Back a Tradition: The Friends of the Public Garden with the support of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to re-introduce a if the weather is rainy, up to 30 children can be accommodated under the Parkman dome on a first-come, first-served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Although it is being touted as a new pilot project, Puppets on the Common is really a return to the time honored tradition of pup- pet shows on Boston Common that took place as early as 1883. Puppet theaters grace fa- mous parks around the world such as the famous Guignole Puppets in Paris, the feisty Punch and Judy shows of London, as well as a variety of puppet shows in nearby Central Park in NYC (which boasts its own puppet wonderful Boston tradition on the Common. theater imported from Sweden). Puppets are I This endeavor was underwritten by a grant popular in China and India, as well, and who from the M. Holt Massey Charitable Trust. will ever forget Julie Andrew's puppet yodel- It is an exciting new and free children's pro- gram called Puppets on the Common that will take place at the Parkman bandstand on Thursday, August 18th at 2:30 PM and Thurs- day, August 25 at 2:30 PM. Children of all ages will be delighted by the artistry of mas- ter puppeteer, Charlotte Dare, of Rosalita's Puppets. The performance on August 18th will be "Rosalita and the Giant Bugs," and "Aesop's Fables" is scheduled for the 25 The Parkman Bandstand is located near the Boylston Street Subway 5taUon off of Tremont Street near the tennis courts. If the weather is fair, bring a blanket or chair; ing the "Song of the Lonely Goatherd" set in war-torn Austria in the film, Sound of Music?. For more information, contact the Friends of the Public Garden at 617-723-8144 or at info@fopg, org. The Friends of the Public Garden is a non- profit citizen's advocacy group formed in 1970 to preserve and enhance Boston's first public parks: the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall in collaboration with the Mayor and the Parks Department of the City of Do,ton, Thc Friends number over 2,500 members and many volunteers. God Looked Around His Garden And Found An Empty Place. He Looked Down Upon The Earth And Saw Your Smiling Face. He Saw The Road Was Getting Rough, And The Hills Were Hard To Climb. So He Closed Your Weary Eyelids And Whispered "Peace Be Thine He Put His Arms Around You And Lifted You To Rest. Cod's Garden Must Be Beautiful He Only Takes The Best. It Broke Our Hearts To Lose You But You Didn't Go Alone, For Part Of Us Went With You The Day God Called You Home Love, Husband Frank, Daughter Jeannine, Son Frank Jr., and his wife Andrea, Son Philip and his wife Toni-Ann, and Grandchildren " " " t " "" ~ ~ " :" ~ ~'~~"'~'1'~'i~" "*' "~" .......... .An hony, Prestey, : i i