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THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS TTE (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 34 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 26, 2011 $.30 A COPY Madonna del Soccorso "Fisherman's Feast" "Man of the Year" Tony DeMarco Nardo: Memoirs of a Boxing Champion Book Signing Madonna del 8occorso "J isherman 's JPeast " 2011 The "Pride of the North End," Tony DeMarco, The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street," the former undisputed Welterweight Champion of the World, was named "Man of the Year" at the Madonna del Soecorso "Fisherman's Feast" on Thursday, August 18th. In conjunction with this great honor, Tony choose to release his autobiography Nardo: Memiors of a Boxing Champion with a book signing celebration. L-R: i il;iiii:i~ii Rick Perry: A Fire and Brimstone Kind of Governor? Governor Rick Perry of Texas is openly religious. :: He just held a religious gathering at Houston's Reliant Stadium. It was held on Saturday, August 6 and open to fellow believers. It was a seven hour atonement and prayer service in response to what many evangelicals see as the nation's moral decline. Many see America falling into the same fate suffered by the Roman Empire. Of course, the liberals went ballistic thinking :::: about it. Atheists even tried to stop it in court to no avail. Most conservative politicians shed away from it because they probably thought "The Response," as the event was named, was some- thing they shouldn't respond to. Establishment Republicans have become too politically correct as of late, say many in the Tea Party movement. Should Republicans deal strictly with economic issues like candidate Mitt Romney seems to do well or should social issues still be of primary con- cern too? This seems to be the current debate ...... within the GOP. Perry has become a favorite of the Tea Party supporters and the healthy state of the Texas economy can certainly only assist Perry into becoming a national candidate in Campaign 2012. According to Perry, the prayer gathering "is not (Continued on Page I0) Members of the Madonna del Soccorso Society. State Hearing on HazMat Truck Routing Brings Out North End/Waterfront Community, Elected Officials and Trucking Companies by Matt Conte Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina testifies at the HazMat Truck Routing hearing with State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and State .Representative Aaron Michlewitz. The North End/Waterfront community showed up in force on Tuesday at the first of four State hearings re- garding the proposed re-rout- ing of hazardous material pass-through trucks from downtown Boston to sur- rounding highways. Although the hearing was on the other side of town at State trans- portation headquarters, many North Enders came to tell officials, in their own words, why the hazmat trucks don't belong on city neighborhood streets. City of Boston officials are strongly recommending the hazmat route change based on a comprehensive 182-page public safety analy- sis recently released by the Ohio-based independent research company, Battelle Memorial Institute. Several people recalled the fiery im- ages of last month's hazmat truck explosion in Saugus on Route 1 and what that would mean should it happen in the North End/Waterfront or along the Greenway. MassDOT, the State's trans- portation routing agency, is (Continued on Page 15)