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.... ...... POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 2, 2013 Page 7 SPONSORED BY ST. AGRIPPINA Hanover St. & Battery St. Sunday Procession Info: Call 617-367-2756 MADONNA DELLA CAVA Hanover & Battery Sts. Sunday Procession I pm MADONNA del SOCCORSO August 15, 16, 17, 18 North, Fleet & Lewis Sts. (Fisherman's) Sunday Procession I pm ST. ANTHONY August 23, 24, 25 Endicott, N. Margin & Thacher Sts. Sunday Procession 12 pm ST. LUCY August 26 Monday Procession - Endicott St. 5 pm I AUGUST August 2, 3, 4 I pm August 9, 10, 11 ST. ROSALIE Procession Only- North Square September 8 I pm Malden, MA SAINT ROCCO FESTIVAL Pearl Street Sunday Procession Lawrence, MA FEAST OF THE THREE SAINTS Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino Common & Union St., Lawrence Sunday Procession 3 pm Cambridge Festival SS COSMAS AND DAMIAN September 7 - 8 Warren and Cambridge St., Cambridge Info: Call 617-354-7992 August 9, 10, 1 1 I pm BosLon's larsest, prival. ci:pr locker,s CG museurn Jsod o[[erins, cisar ol[erin@, and Lop helfliqueur 292 Hanover Street Boston, Massachusetts 617-227-0295 Brick oven e, ircnen Nestled in the Heart qf Boston's llistoHc North End 111 Salem SI., North End, Boston. MA 02113 T 617.523.4111 F 617.742.1113 www.beneventosbo,' f Carmine DiPietrantonio 104 Salem Street - North End - Boston, MA 02113 617-723-7847 - .% Due to his increasing popularity and several suggestions from readers (and after much negotiating on our part with his huge salary demands), our friend Freeway has consented to try to answer readers' questions concerning him or any of our little four-legged friends. You can email your questions to to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks. I never realized I would get so many e-mails in one week, I am a lucky little pooch. A red, long hair, mini- dachshund named Pumpkin agrees with my last article that fireworks do us pooches no justice and he also sent a belated happy birthday. So nice of you Pumpkin to think of me. Living in the North End is the most excit- ing place. I fully agree with you that when we hear the Roma Band we know the fireworks will be off and run- ning and so will our ears. Why grown-ups enjoy the noise I have no idea. Maybe because it has been a part of history for every feast we have; fire-works is a part of tradition, I would say. We have to take the good with the bad; the summer time is one of the most interesting times in the North End. We hear so many individuals complaining that the feast should all be down by the Waterfront because the noise and crowds are unbe- lievable. To appreciate the North End you would have had to live here all your life to understand what we had 60 years ago and what we have now. The feasts have been a part of our lives, all of our lives, our grandpar- ents, our parents etc., etc. We have so much going for us. I have lived here only 14 years and I see the differ- ence in the traffic, the noise, the pollution, the trash situation ... I can't even keep up with the ro- dents myself no wonder they don't want to leave the North End the leftover food in the streets isn't bad, they could be warmed up a little. CHANGE our grandparents would turn over in their graves to see what has hap- pened to our North End. Talk about making Hanover Street a one way! Hello! Who thought of that idea? Maybe we should change the side- walks and have one side for the residents and the other side for the tourists. What are we Newbury Street? We ARE THE NORTH END sepa- rate from other locations. That is what makes us who we are today. We do not need to be called "Little Italy" we are AMERICANS born and brought up here. Our grand- parents and parents were ITALIANS some came from the old country (Italy) born there and came to the North End, we do not have to jus- tify who and what our name should be. We are PROUD to be born and brought up in the North End this is our NEIGHBORHOOD, not for the new residents or the renters or the business people. People from all over the world come to the North End for the food, the feast, the am- bience, and the culture we have here in one small area "THE NORTH END" If I wasn't a four legged animal I would have more to say but I will leave that up to my human companion that listens to so many sto- ries and I believe she some- times wonders "CHANGE" who is the CHANGE for: not for the residents that have lived here all their lives and only want peace and quiet and respect and understand- ing. This is a North End resi- dential area, residents still live here, the quality of life is important. Someday maybe my hu- man companion will write her own article; not such a bad idea. Pumpkin when you have a chance my only other solu- tion to the fireworks is to go to CVS and pick up a pair of ear plugs and sit in the bath- room until it is over. Good Luck and keep me posted on how you're doing. We are the North End pooches, respect us too and look down when you're walking we are so little you might not see us. "Pooch paws of the North End we'll stick together." That's all for now ... Eastie J'-ide Day Turns 25: Join the Fun on Saturday, August 17th! Sal LaMattina District I Boston City Councilor. Yes! You read that right! Eastie Pride Day has finally reached the quarter century mark. And what better way to commemorate the occa- sion than in true East Bos- ton fashion. So mark your calendars because on Satur- day August 17th,we ask you to please join us at Piers Park on Marginal Street for the party of the summer. Eastie Pride Day is the brainchild of District 1 Bos- ton City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina, a lifelong East Boston resident who felt that East Boston should be celebrated and honored for its rich history, diverse cultural backgrounds and its significance to theCity of Boston as a whole. Piers Park located on Marginal Street will be the place to be on Saturday, August 17 th to celebrate your Eastie pride. In the past, this time hon- ored tradition has allowed people to reunite with old friends, meet new friends and welcome newcomers to the neighborhood. We'll have activities for the kids, deli- cious food from many of our eclectic and trendy restaurants and live music and dancing -- including our headline main event, Tavares. Twenty-five years is no small feat. This event has grown tremendously over the years and we'd love for y!,o bea:lart of this spe- c'ihl iand'ark celebration. Whether you're a newcomer to the neighborhood, a cur- rent resident or someone who moved away long ago there's no denying that East Boston is a special place that has a positive impact on all who have spent time here. So please come and join us for some breathtaking views of Boston Harbor and the Downtown skyline and let's all say thank you to East Boston and acknowledge how much the community means to us. We hope to see you there! Source: Eastie Pride Day" Corr{mittee