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PIOST-GAZETTE; .O(Ul' 2, 201"3 P,ge3 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: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com 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-GAZEYE - 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. 117- No. 31 Friday, August 2, 2013 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. Carl J. Salvi, Jr. Carl J. Salvi, Jr., of Boston's North End passed away on July 28, 2013. Beloved son of the late Carl J. Sr., and Rose (Cavossa) Salvi. Loving brother of Joanne Fitzpatrick and her husband Peter of Burlington. Cherished uncle of Peter C. Fitzpatrick and his wife Victoria of Tewksbury, Christopher Fitzpatrick of Burlington; great-uncle of Anna Rose Fitzpatrick. Also survived by loving aunts and cousins. Carl was a retired employee with 33 years of service for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston Veterans' Services. He was a dedicated member and past president of the St. Anthony Society and its Feast Committee. Carl was a delegate for the MA Democratic Convention and served on many political committees. Funeral was from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston on Thursday, August 1st followed by a Mass of Christian burial celebrated in St. Leonard Church in the North End. J Lucy (DiOrio) Virgilio Lucy (DiOrio) Virgilio of Boston's North End passed away on July 28 th. Beloved wife of the late Angelo "Gabe the Painter," devoted mother of Donna Marie Virgilio, Peter Virgilio and his girl- friend Elizabeth Treptow all of Boston's North End, dear sister of Gilda Bova of Revere and the late Phyllis Rossi, Angelina Giannato, Mary Sperduto, Gennaro DiOrio, Michelina Costa and Frank DiOrio also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. Lucy had a great Christian devotion. A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Lucy's life was at Sacred Heart Church, North Square, North End, Boston, Massa- chusetts on Thurs- day, August i st. Services concluded with Lucy being laid to rest in the Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery with her beloved Angelo. May they both rest in peace. In honoring Lucy, memorial donations may be made to Spaulding North End Nursing Home, 70 Fulton Street, Boston 02109 - Attn. Activity Fund. 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 C.A.S.IT Starts Boston's Own Italian Immersion Summer Camp! Submitted by Michelle Motta Dardeno Maria Gioconda Motta, C.A.S.IT's chairman of the board together with Traci Griffith, principal of the Eliot Innovation School in Boston, collaborated and brought to fruition one of Mrs. Motta's life-long dreams -- to launch a total immersion Italian summer camp for children in the heart of Boston's North End. The inaugural year of this groundbreaking program coincided beauti- fully with the Year of Italian Culture and Language in the USA! Ms. Motta-Dardeno giving presentation on Italy. Stefano Salimbeni entertaining students, parents and Ms. Griffith, Principal of the Eliot School. enhanced, friends who sup- ported and Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli who encouraged this new- est addition to the Italian academic landscape in Massachusetts. Sempre Avanti! a visual/interactive cultural ABOUT C.A.S.IT In 1995, Centro Attivit& Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.), as proposed by the Italian Consulate General in Boston, was formed as a non-profit edu- cational and professional or- ganization, for the promotion of Italian language and cul- ture in the public and pri- vate schools of New England. The camp was offered for two consecutive weeks from July 8 th through July 19  at the Eliot School. Participat- ing families and students arrived from all over the Commonwealth as far as Marblehead, Waltham and Lexington as well as Boston proper. Both educators are pleased to share that it was "un gran successo." The teaching approach was multi-sensory -- taking full advantage of all of that Italy has to offer in the arts, culture, language, music, gastronomy and more[ Teresa Soccio, the lead teacher, implemented the program enthusiasti- cally and professionally along with Italian teacher Elie Giangregorio and assisted by Marisa La Polla and Marisa Arena (program coordinator). Additionally, the program was enriched by volunteers and numerous donations from the greater Boston Italian community. Amalia Trapella brought her vast knowledge on Italian gas- tronomy -- sharing her pasta and pizza expertise with the campers. Angela Cristiani and Stefano Salimbeni further enriched the program with their love C.A.S.IT Summer Camp Children visited the Office of the Post-Gazette. and passion of dance and music while Lola Lombardo gave the campers a lesson in art and sculpture. Lastly, Michelle Motta Dardeno gave an overall cultural presentation on Italy on the last day of the camp. The children completed their time at the camp en- riched with Italian culture and with a greater knowledge of the Italian language. A heartfelt "grazie" to all the families who partici- pated, organizers who devel- oped, staff who imple- mented, volunteers who Its mission is to assist com- munities that wish to intro- duce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. C.A.S.IT offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Ital- ian language and cultural programs with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum. For more details, contact www.casit.org/index or call (781) 224-0532 -- Adelaide Guarracino, C.A.S.IT's President. Dancing lesson with Ms. Angela Cristiani. Pizza was made with the help of teacher, Mrs. Giangregorio.