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lh,11111111,1hllhllh..1h11Jd11111111ql111111,1hlhllq ............ MIXED ADC 07099 20 PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 ST THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 33 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 15, 2014 $.35 A COPY Crowds gathered for the 94th Madonna Della Cava Feast which was held over this past weekend on Hanover and Battery Streets in Boston's North End. There was dancing in the streets to live music, tanta- lizing food to infuse the taste buds, games and raffles and so much more. On Sunday the Grand Procession took to the streets with society 94 th M00clonna della Cava Feast members carrying the image of Maria SS della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily, for sev- eral hours accompanied by 4 bands: St Alfio's, Northeast Italiano Band, Holy Family Defenders and Sons of Italy. Special performers in- cluded: Melissa Jane, Vinyl Groove, Cigar Authority, David Garofalo and the Beantown Swing Orchestra. News Briefs by Sal Giarratani We are a Nation of Laws, Not Men "Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, and the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed -- else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower What a great analogy to express what the gift of freedom is. When America started, its roots were right here in Boston where it all began. Ben Franklin is often quoted as having said to a lady as he exited Independence Hall after the Constitution was passed, "We now have a Repub- lic if we can keep it." Daniel Webster once opined, ""There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our over- throw. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from the inattention of the people to the con- cerns of their government." Government is our business. It doesn't get any- more personal than that. Either we run it or it runs us. Recently, both up here and down in Texas, I read letters to the editor from the "BLAME BUSH" crowd who never give up. A letter writer in the Austin American States- man criticizes a previous letter writer who bashed President Obama by stating, "He is just another immature American adult who can't accept the fact that Barack Obama is still our president and (Continued on Page 6) (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) The Madonna della Cava Society and the Cammarata Family pay tribute to long-time member at the dedication of Vincent J. Cammarata Square. , ROBIN WILLIAMS (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014) by Ivanha Paz Last Monday, August I I th, the world lost one of its most talented. Robin Williams, 63, actor and comedian, passed away after a lifelong struggle with depression and addiction. You wouldn't have known this judging from his exemplary career in which he proved to be skilled, versatile and extremely successful. From being the charming and funny Genie in "Aladdin" to a distinguished teacher and mentor in the classic "Dead Poets Society," Williams did it all. He appealed to a very wide audience, most of whom would never have guessed the internal battle he faced most of the time. Those who have worked with him have said that he was always profes- sional, always on time and always a plea- sure. Although, he did include the darker including his own HBO comedy specials and parts of his life, satirically, in his comedy sitcoms. Besides his television career, sketches. Williams also had an extensive film career, Williams' big break came about when he with starring roles in well-known titles starred in "Mork and Mindy" (1978-1982), a such as "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Patch Adams," spin-off sitcom from an earlier show, "Happy "Good Will Hunting," "Hook," and several Days," in which Williams played the alien others. Mork. His witty and improvised sense of Williams left behind a wife and three humor led the character to become a great children. His death has sparked a mass success. Since then he has appeared on reaction on social media, he is collectively television in numerous comedy shows missed. " THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON ] | This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from 11.'00 AM to 2:00 PM, | | for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors | Call 617-227-8929 for more information