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l,,,llu,mlhil,illl,,h,,ll,lil,,lll,,lilld,Hlv-lh,ill,i ............... MIXED ADC 07099 2D PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA g8584-223 T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS ETTE (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 35 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 29, 2014 $.35 A COPY Happy Labor Day SEPTEMBER 1,2014 You Deserve a Rest!!! What is Blackness? ; After having grown up in Roxbury and the South [ End back in the "50s and &apos;60s, I grew up with all kinds of kids. I didn't have Irish, Italian or Black l friends, I just had friends. All ethnic and racial groups have cultures. Race wasn't really so much ] about skin color as it was about a cultural self- ] image that all of us have inside us growing up. ...... ; In fact, for many born back during the birth of I baby boomers, that particular generation has a :l culture connected to that era in American his- [ tory. I am sure many who have been marching in Ferguson were born after Rev. Martin Luther :; King, Jr., was killed. They have read about that history but baby boomers lived and experienced it. [ Growing up in Roxbury 50 years ago, I believe l :race relations in mixed neighborhoods were l always pretty good. It didn't matter your race when [ you shared the same neighborhood culture. Per- I haps, this is why I do not accept anyone feeling ! ] victimized by society and using it as an excuse to be inappropriate. I grew up in a struggling time i [' and watched my family and those of my friends [ find a way to survive and prosper. We had no l excuse not to fail. I think America would be better if we all just tried understanding each other and seeing the (Continued on Page 14) St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church Hosts All Night Eucharistic Vigil in Honor of Saint Pio An Evening with Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will take place at Saint Leonard's Church, Prince and Hanover Streets in Boston's North End on the evening of Friday, September 5 th culminating with a 5:00 am Mass (for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary), to be cele- brated by St. Leonard Pastor, Father Antonio Nardoianni. Saint Pio, was an Italian Capuchin Friar who received the stigmata of Jesus Many faithful have received graces through prayers to Saint Pio. His following within the Italian-American com- munity is very strong. Other highlights of this event include an opening mass at 9:00 pm on Friday evening and Stations of the Cross at 3:00 am. Mr. Pompilio Petrillo, owner of Petrillo Photo Studio in Malden, MA will be a guest speaker. Mr. Petrillo was a close and devoted friend of Saint Pio, he was married by the Saint and had the honor of photographing key events in Saint Pio's life. Mr. Petrillo has many first class relics of the Saint, some of which will be on display during the vigil. The vigil will also consist of various spiritual exercises from 1:30 am to 2:30 am fol- lowed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet Stations of the Cross at 3:00 am. Third class relics and medals will be dis- tributed to all those who attend and they will have the opportunity to be blessed by Saint Pio Oil. Refreshments will be served throughout the night. For more information, please contact Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church at 617-523-2110. Boston Harbor Fireworks Display Over Labor Day Weekend Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 9:00-9:30 pm In honor of Summer on the Waterfront and The Boston Arts Festival, the City of Bos- ton will light up the skyline with summer fireworks over the harbor. For the second year in a row, the City of Boston and Summer on the Waterfront are holding Boston Harbor fireworks on the Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend. Boston Harbor Cruises is again the lead sponsor of the Boston Harbor Fire- works. Other sponsors are the Boston Harbor Hotel, The Boston Globe and the City of Boston. This year's full, profes- sional fireworks display marks a highlight of the Boston Arts Festival and the finale of the three-month- long Summer on the Water- front. The fireworks will be produced by Arias PyroVision, which also produces Boston's July 4- 4 and First Night fire- works. MassDOT to Motorists: Plan Ahead for Safe Labor Day Weekend Travel MassDOT encourages motorists to plan To save time, money and gas, please join ahead for safe travel during the upcoming E-ZPass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll Labor Day holiday weekend, booths. : MassDOT will suspend all road and bridge Additionally, MassDOT's Highway Assis- construction on major roadways from Fri- tance Patrol service, will be on the roads day, August 294 at 10:00 am through Tues- during peak travel times. The Highway As- day, September 2 nd at 5:00 am. The 1-93 sistance Patrol program patrols on Interstate Southeast Expressway HOV lane will open 93/O'Neill Tunnel running through Boston, early at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 29 th. interstates in Greater Boston, Worcester, Please check MassDOT statewide live traf- Springfield and Cape Cod (seasonally) as well tic cameras before you travel, as at the Tobin Bridge, Ted Williams Tun- Motorists are encouraged to also consider nel, Sumner and Callahan Tunnels to pro- downloading the free RideWise Smartphone vide free, limited roadside assistance to driv- application that provides users access to the ers in need. They also assist in contacting real time traffic information on Interstate other first responders, clearing debris or 93, sections of the Massachusetts Turnpike, managing traffic congestion due to crashes. Route 3 on the South Shore and Route 6/ The CapeFLYER weekend train service Mid-Cape Highway. RideWise is available on from Boston to Cape Cod will run a Satur- all major platforms'including iPhone, day/Sunday schedule on Monday, Septem- Android, and Windows Phone. ber 1 st. Customers may buy tickets on-board Free coffee will be served at the 18 ser- the train or on their Smartphone via the vice plazas along 1-90 and other major state MBTA's "mTicket" mobile ticketing app for highways on Monday night, September 1 st, from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. (Continued on Page 3) THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:(30 AM to 3.<)0 PM and Thursdays from I1:00 AM to 2.<)0 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information