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SMALL TOWN PAPERS, IN(;: PAUL JEFFKO 2i:f" WCOTA SHELTON WA 98584 M ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS MM (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 117 - NO. 34 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 23, 2013 $.30 A COPY OSIA NATIONAL ELECTS NEW OFFICERS Joseph Russo James DiStefano Albert DeNapoli The Order Sons of Italy in America recently held their 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delegates elected the 2013-2015 Supreme Council officers, including a new National President, Anthony J. Baratta from River Grove, Illinois. Delegates from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts were elected to several positions on the new Council: Joseph Russo, National First Vice President James DiStefano, National Recording Secretary Anthony J. Panaggio Jr., National Historian Florence Ferullo Kane, National Trustee Albert DeNapoli Esq., National Foundation Trustee Philip Privitera Esq., National Foundation Trustee Albert DeNapoli Esq. was also named President Emeritus of the National Commission for Social Justice, the anti- defamation arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America. We would like to congratulate all of the newly elected officers and wish them the best of luck as they lead the Order Sons of Italy over the next two years. What is American Anymore? :::: Did you know that the Tundra pick-up truck from :::j:; Japan has more parts "Made in the USA" than the so-called American Chevy Silverado? So which pick-up is the foreign one and which the Ameri- i::i: can made? Listen to This! i!:::!: An organization called AMPAC, the American Muslim Political Action Committee wants to hold a Million Muslim Man March in Washington, D.C. Guess what day? ... If you picked September I 1 ............... you were sadly correct. You didn't hear about this proposed march on the mainstream media and neither did t. Thank you Jeff Kuhner on WRKO for passing this information on to us. Also, according to the group's website, according to Kuhner, they think that 911 was a Bush-Cheney Inside Job and the 911 Commission a cover-up .................... Of course AMPAC forgets conveniently that there were 19 jihadists, fifteen of whom were Saudis who crashed into the World Trade Center back on September 11, 2001. The march is being held to protect the civil rights of all U.S. Muslims that are apparently endangered ::::: blmh. blah. Reid, Race and Rhetoric :;:: Sometimes I wonder about the U.S. Senate in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. {Continued on Page 13) 's The _Fisherman's Feast has been a tradition in the North End since 1910, which honors La Madonna Del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). It was founded by the fisher- men who immigrated to America from Sciacca, Sic- ily. Presently the feast is or- ganized by their ancestors. It took place on North and Fleet Streets starting on Thursday August 15th as the statue of the Madonna was moved from the Fisherman's Club to a chapel at the center of the feast. Numer- ous vendors with different foods lined the streets as hundreds of people walked (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) (Continued on Page 3) VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE Wednesday, September 4th The deadline to register to vote," update your address, or to change your political party for the Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Preliminary Municipal Election is Wednes- day, September 4, 2013. Residents who are looking to register to vote or make a change to their current registration may do so by applying in per- son at City Hall, requesting an application by mail by calling the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767 or by download- ing a mail-in registration form off of our website. The Boston Election Department (City Hall - Room 241} will be open until 8:00 pm on September 4th to accommodate last minute Voter Registrations. Those looking to fill out a Voter Registration form after 5:00 pm on that date should enter City Hall by the Con- gress Street entrance. All registrations that are mailed to the Election Department must be postmarked by September 4tb in order to be eligible for the upcoming election. All registrations postmarked after the 4th will be unable to be processed until after September Preliminary Municipal Election and will not be eligible until the Municipal Election on November 5, 2013. Please visit the Election Department Website at http: / / www.cityofboston.gov / elections to: Find a list of neighborhood locations where registrations can be found Download a Voter Registration Card or Absentee Ballot Application Search to verify your Voter Status For additional questions regarding your Voter Status please contact the Election Department at 617. 635.3767 or visit us at City Hall, One City Hall Square, Room 241, Boston, MA 02201 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 I1:00 AM to 2. 30 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information