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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 26, 2011 Page 3 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-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnanm~ Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 34 Friday, August 26, 2011 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. GUEST EDITORIAL TIME TO CURTAIL THE EPA AT HAND by Edward P. Shallow The EPA is the biggest detriment American busi- ness has to confront. If American business is to sur- vive, the EPA has to be curtailed. Alternatively, if I had my way, it would be abolished altogether and left up to Congress to issue any further regulations that will not hurt our economy. Otherwise, the EPA will continue their assault on business. Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, says Home Depot "would never have succeeded" if it launched today due to onerous regulations. Marcus went on to indicate, "I can tell you that today the impediments that the government imposes are impossible to deal with. Home Depot would never have succeeded if we tried to start it today. Every day you see rules and regulations from a group of Washington bureaucrats who know nothing about running a business. In addi- tion, I mean every day. It is becoming stifling." In addition, this from the man who played a major role in revitalizing Las Vegas is bashing President Barack Obama as "the greatest wet blanket to busi- ness, progress and job creation in my lifetime." Speaking recently to investors on a conference call, casino developer Steve Wynn -- calling himself a "Democratic businessman" -- went on a rant against Obama and his policies. His customers and the companies he works with "are frightened of this administration," he said, "and it makes you slow down and not invest your money. Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America." "Until we change the tempo and the conversations from Washington, it's not going to change," added Wynn. "And those of us who have business opportuni- ties and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the president. Moreover, many people do not want to say that. They will say, 'God, don't be attacking Obama.' Well, this is Obama's deal, and it is Obama that is responsible for this fear in America." If we could open up the National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska, the U. S. Geological Survey esti- mates there is 7.7 billion barrels to be realized. Think how many thousands of jobs that would create. You have to ask why we are not going after it, especially considering the people of Alaska are in favor. The answer of course: the EPA is the culprit. Another factor every American citizen should be concerned with; do not be surprised to see your elec- tricity bill jump 40 to 60 percent in the near future. Pending EPA regulations are prompting some coal- fired power plants to close and more energy that is expensive will likely fill the cap. At present, coal fired plants provide nearly fifty percent of our electricity. Freedom Works recently advised me: The Obama Administration's EPA has been working to enact a backdoor cap and trade scheme through greenhouse gas regulation that would further drive up already sky- high energy costs. Freedom Works members have sent over 153,000 letters and emails and made over 2,300 phone calls urging targeted lawmakers to pass legislation that would put a halt to EPA's cap and trade nightmare. This groundswell of grassroots pressure has helped (Continued on Page 14) iiiil}iL!!iii!!ii!!ii!!!ii!i;iiiii!i!ii~;ii~ii ~ii~i~{i! i!i~ii~ii~ii i~iiiil iiii i!ii Boston's Largest Italian Festival Celebrates with Special Events and Attractions Friday, August 26 - Monday, August 29, 2011 The Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy Societies of Boston welcomes neighbors, friends and visitors to "continue the tradi- tion" at the 92"d annual festival celebration August 26-29 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets. Saint Anthony's Feast is one of the oldest and largest neighborhood celebrations in America, and this authentic Italian festi- val offers colorful parades; authentic Italian festival food; strolling singers; the Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion; Italian folk danc- ing; the Pizzeria Regina Open Air Piazza; religious and cultural services and time honored customs throughout the weekend. As part of the 92nd anniversary celebra- tion, the St. Anthony and St. Lucy Societies have highlighted many special attractions in this year's schedule: EMMY AWARD WINNING CHEF GIADA DE LAURENTIIS Join Bella Sera Wines on Saturday after- noon as they present Emmy Award winning chef and bestselling author Giada De Laurentiis for a day of fun, free and inter- active cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing and cookbook signings. Giada will take you on an Italian culinary journey as she prepares some of her favorite recipes and shares her cooking tips with the audi- ence on Saturday, August 27~ at 2:00 pm at the Filippo Berio Culinary Stage. Following the demonstration, Giada will be signing a limited quantity of her best- selling cookbook, Giada at Home, in the adjacent Bella Sera Wine Pavilion. The book includes wonderful recipes from Italy and California and features straightforward instructions for classic Italian fare, as well as a selection of modern dishes. The book will be available for purchase and signing on Saturday afternoon. GALBANI - ITALY'S FAVORITE CHEESE On Sunday afternoon, Italy's favorite cheese presents the "Galbani Caprese Chal- lenge" -- Come watch as Le Cordon Bleu culinary students put their unique spin on this classic Italian dish for a fantastic prize on the Filippo Berio Culinary Stage begin- ning at 3:00 pm. Drop by the Galbani marquee all weekend to sample a wonder- ful selection of their delicious cheeses. THE FILPPO BERIO CULINARY PAVILION Visit the Pavilion featuring Boston's best chefs and the teachers and students of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School showcas- ing their "Cucina Italiana" -- Stop by for some fabulous and fun demonstrations as well as a Filippo Berio Olive Oil tasting. REGINA PIZZERIA OPEN AIR PIAZZA Since 1926, this authentic award winning Pizzeria has been dishing out pizza the old fashioned way -- with crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce and the perfectly aged cheese -- Now you can enjoy the Regina Pizza experience Al Fresco - pull up a seat and enjoy an imported ice cold Peroni Beer or a glass of Bella Sera vino at the Pizza Regina outdoor seating area open only during Saint Anthony's Feast! SAINT ANTHONY'S GRAND PROCESSION The highlight of the weekend is the 10-hour Grand Procession of Saint Anthony beginning at 12:00 noon on Sunday. The statue of Saint Anthony is borne on the shoulders of the members and devotees through the winding streets of the North End along with marching bands, drum and bugle corps, color guards, floats and hundreds of followers. The procession begins and ends showered in confetti, streamers and balloons cascading from the rooftops. For a complete schedule, visit our new website: www.stanthonyfeast.com. Saint Anthony's Feast and the North End have it all. Whether you are out for a night on the town with that special someone or out with the family, Saint Anthony's Feast is a delight for all who attend. This sum- mer, spend some time in the North End of Boston for four full days of free activities at this, the most Authentic of Italian Street Festivals: The Feast of Saint Anthony and Santa Lucia. West End Community Center Fall Programs The West End Community Center has announced its Fall Programs schedule. For information about registration, please call Arwyn at 617-670-1900, email at ar@westend communitycenter.com, or visit www.westend communitycenter.com. Adult Italian Classes (both level I and II), Mondays starting on September 19, Italian I for 6 weeks, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and Italian II for 10 weeks, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Adult French classes, Wednesdays, Sep- tember 14 - October 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Introductory Water Color Class, Mondays, September 12 to October 24, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Introductory Drawing Class, Wednesdays, September 14 to October 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Family Music Makers - musical journey for young children! Fridays, ongoing start- Adult Mandarin Chinese Clas~: ing September 2, 9:30 am -10:30 am. To sign Wednesdays, September 14 to November 16, up, log on to www.familymusicmakers.com/ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. classes/875.html. r " PETER LOONEY, R.I.P. by Sal Giarratani I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Peter Looney who fought as hard as he could for as long as he could. His efforts over the years were always focused on the future of Charlestown and its children, the neigh- borhood's real future. Charlestown, after all, to him was never the land- scape but its people. He spent a lifetime working on causes that improved his hometown and its residents. He was a good and gentle man and a fierce fighter for important causes. I was so glad to be with him back in June at the dedication of "Peter Looney Park" on Union Street. What more appropriate place to honor the legacy of Peter Looney's life than a children's playground. It rained over Charlestown on both the day of his wake and the day of his funeral and burial. I saw the rain- drops as tears falling on Charlestown for a great community person who loved his neighborhood so much and so long.