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q,ihh,,dq,iddl,,q.lllniM.,iii.lqllqdqUiil,II' ****************~dtXED ADC 010 15 PAUL JE~KO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 2i 7 W COTA ~,T SHELTON WA 96584-2263 THE ITA3./AN-AMERICAN VOICE OF ~CHUSETTS m (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 120 - NO. 31 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 29, 2016 $.35 A COPY Celebrating Our Anniversary/ James V, Donnaruma - Founder Caesar L. Donnaruma Publisher- 1896 to 1953 Publisher- 1953 to 1971 Phyllis F. Donnaruma Pamela C. Donnaruma Publisher- 1971 to 1990 Publisher- 1990 to Present As we celebrate our anniversary, we would like to thank our advertisers and subscribers for their loyalty throughout the years. We couldn't have come this far without you/ 121 Years One hundred and twenty-one been engaged in agriculture in tues. We began to publish an years ago, an Italian immigrant their home country. Here, they all-English section which be- who arrived in Boston when had to work in construction, came a real forum for discuss- he was only 16 years old saw factories and restaurants, even- ing many problems, and criticiz- the realization of his fondest tually becoming small business ing discriminating laws while dreams, the establishment of an owners, and finally profession- advocating Americanization and Italian language newspaper that als, heads of business enter- responding to community needs would be the genuine voice of prises, industrial leaders, even such as the Red Cross appeals. the increasing flow of Italians to heads of state -- people to be A typical Horatio Alger story the United States. The boy was respected by others, could be repeated by thousands dames V. Donnaruma, and the If America was to some a bit- of immigrants and their Ameri- newspaper was LA GAZZETTA ter disappointment, to morecan-born children who became DEL MASSACHUSETTS which it remained a great adventure an integral part of this great is now published in English as filled with excitement. There country, fighting in its wars and the FOST-GAZETTE. were new ways to be learned as facing every national crisis. It He remained at the helm of well as new institutions. There would be impossible to enumer- this well-known publication un- were speculators and exploiters ate here the many initiatives til his demise in 1953, at which to be fought, and a "padrone" taken by our publication, from time his son, Caesar, took over system that needed to be de- its inception as "LA GAZZETTA" the reins of running the now stroyed. There were churches to to its present-day format as the famous national weekly news- be built and, above all, educa- "POST-GAZETTE," in its 121 paper located in the North End fion to be had. Immigrants took years of uninterrupted publica- of Boston. Caesar was loyally great advantage of America's tion. We have never missed an assisted by his ingenious wife, free education while learning issue, even when the going was Phyllis, who assumed the role the process of citizenship. We very hard. of publisher in 1971, becoming devoted pages and pages to that The moral reward, over the one the nation's first Italian- very important mission! years ,~f hard work, came in American women publishers. LAGAZZETTAbecameaguide, man3' ways when American Upon Phyllis' deatt~, in October so to speak, the go-between that presidents, senators, congress- 1990, tl-gi~r ~flau~h~er, Pamela, , .~oug~ht A~-m~fi~an political life "m~n, governors~ and other continued the tradition as the to the Italian immigrant. Many officials praised the work of third generation publisher of times, our people were sentthe newspaper in times of war the POST-GAZETTE. unknowingly to work in places and peace. The newspaper had LA GAZZETTA, as it was prop- subject to a strike and were to fight vigorously against all erly called, was very short on therefore exposed to physicalvi- forms of discrimination in em- financial means but had a large olence on the part of strikers ... ployment and immigration laws, vision, to give its readers a bet- in time, the situation changed yet on the issue of loyalty and ter and wider understanding as they learned more about the patriotism, there was never any between two countries. The new land of opportunity, question. so-called Italian Colony, or "La The Italian immigrant was The Italian immigrants, after Colonia," had to face a variety a hard worker, a thrifty man, a long period ofconfusion which of complex problems and LA a family man. He had pride,was often bewildering, accepted GAZZETTA had to understand As a family, their goal was to in full the American concept of the slow and difficult transition build a future in America. LA of men who, in most cases, had GAZZETTA stressed these vir- (Continued on Page 14) : r Why Hillary Took Kaine Hillary Clinton, ailer a heated campaign with Bernie's Sandernistas, would decide to not even throw a bone ..... to the progressives in her party by picking someone a bit more to the political left. Instead, she has gone with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. A nice guy, but : ::j far more to the center. Only reason I see is that she is :I hoping all those folks who felt the Bern will stick with her. She's taking her chances going toward the middle with Kaine because she knows she has trouble with [ ] working class men, particularly those without a college degree, and is trying to grab their attention. Well, here's one working class guy who thinks the only thing Kaine | I does is keep Purple Virginia in play for November 8% I I Donald Trump has been eating into traditional Demo- THE POST-GAZEI"rE SATELLITE OFFICE 343 Chelsea St., Day Sq., East Boston Tues. I(k00 AM-3.