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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 31,2012 Page3 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: Website: 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-GAZETrE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 116 - No. 35 Friday, August 31,2012 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 t,p.ublic's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. 150 th Anniversary of St. Stephen' s Church On Sunday, September 23 rd, St. Stephen's Church will celebrate 150 years as a Catholic Church here in the North End. Built by the famous archi- tect Charles Bulfinch, it served originally as an Epis- copalian Church. The church was restored to its original style by Richard Cardinal Cushing in 1965. St. Stephen's Church holds memories for many who have celebrated milestones in their lives there. Join us in this historic cel- ebration beginning with Mass at II:00 am, presided over by Bishop Hennessey and followed by birthday cake cutting and other activities. JAMES MASSONE ITALIAN ST. ROSALIE September 9 Procession Only- North Square I pm Lawrence, MA FEAST OF THE THREE SAINTS Aug. 31, Sept. 1,2 Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino Common & Union St., Lawrence Sunday Procession 3 pm Cambridge Festival SS COSMAS AND DAMIAN September 8 - 9 Warren and Cambridge St., Cambridge Info: Call 617-354-7992 LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication, Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published, Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication, Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Ga=ette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 ; be  =t= Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian ! The Fun Occurs on September 8 & 9! It is that time of year, when the streets of East Cambridge will come alive for the 86 th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian on September 8 & 9. The feast will be cel- ebrated on Warren Street in East Cambridge. As always, there will be food vendors, parades, amusement rides, games and live entertain- ment throughout the week- end. There will also be a special healing service on September 8% This year's entertainment schedule has something for everyone and all shows are free. Performers include local oldies band The Remlnisants and our own SeaBreeze featuring Stephen Savio. The feast headliners are the famous 1970's doo wop group "Emil Stucchio and the Clas- sics" and James Massone of NBC's "The Voice" televi- sion show. The Classics will be singing their top hits in- cluding, Till Then, Life is But a Dream and P.S. I Love You. James Massone was a final- ist on "The Voice" and was chosen by music legend Cee Lo Green to be on his team during this singing competition. Massone has since become one of the most sought after young entertainers in the music industry. There will also be a Feast Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Ugilietto at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Cam- bridge Street at 9:30 am on Sunday. At 1:00 pm that same day there will be a grand procession through the streets of East Cam- bridge and East Somerville with marching bands, floats, trolleys and the Saints. The parade will arrive back on Warren Street at 7:00 pm for a large celebration. There will also be four radio sta- tions at the feast and activi- ties throughout this fun filled weekend. This is a great event for all ages. Play a game, watch a parade, try some great Italian food, listen to music, go on a ride and have a great timel Feast . hours are 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Saturday, September 8 th and 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sunday, September 9 th. For more information, please call (617) 661-1164 or log onto www.cosmas-and- See you at the Feast! A Preview and a Review of SOl CULTURE LECTURE SERIES Yearly, it has proven most difficult to con- tact professionals during humid August. They commonly make the bridge of vacation (fare il ponte) until after Labor Day. This year has continued the cycle. However, within these past few days, helped by some early probing, I have been able to confirm September through November speakers. On Monday evening, September 24, James Forti, an accomplished genealogist, found- ing member of the Italian Genealogical Society of America and director and past president of the South Shore Genealogical Society will speak on the basics of an Italian genealogical search. On Monday evening, October 29, Dr. Spencer DiScala of UMASS Boston will speak on his publication, "Vittorio Orlando: Italian Representative to the Paris Peace Conference of WWI," the unjust treatment received by Italy at the Conference and Orlando's futile efforts with President W. Wil- son. DiScala impressively debunks the myth of the lack of courage in the Italian soldier as well as the implanting of the seed of Fascism because of the Peace Conference decisions. On Monday evening, November 26, it will be my pleasure to introduce Dr. Nancy Harrowltz of BU, Romance Language Chair, who will speak on the life and fascinating publications of Primo Levi, brilliant chem- ist and writer who, as an Italian-Jew from Torino, survived Auschwitz to write of his experience only to die under questionable circumstances, possibly because of his life's anguish. A riveting story discussed by an expert. This September will inaugurate a seventh season of my Culture Series as part of my mission as Commissioner of Culture for the SOl. It has proved most rewarding to witness audience fulfillment and satis- faction, my gratitude at having met some very knowledgeable speakers and the sat- isfaction of a modest effort at disseminat- ing the best of our Italian heritage. In the past six years I have very much enjoyed and appreciated more than fifty excellent and qualified speakers and musicians of the Italian language and culture from academia, business and the general public. The planning is often difficult, but worth the effort. Finding expert speakers, the search for common dates, venues, stipends, refreshments, advertising, equipment and videotaping all require coordinated effort. Attempts to share this wealth of speakers with other lodges continue to be a daunt- ing, fruitless effort. However, visitors from other lodges, as well as the general public to Burlington, have shown consistent growth in the past two years. May of 2013 will complete my tenure as Commissioner for the SOl. I intend to retire to the pleasures of reading history, art his- tory and literature. I can offer a hand and abundant advice to anyone committed to a love of the Italian language/culture, from any lodge or organization, for initiating a com- parable sequel to this Culture Series. The value and worth of a committed search and ordered presentation of gifted speakers or experts in the Italian language/culture are inestimable in the dissemination of our pre- cious worldly heritage. Please feel free to contact me at for a suggested list of speakers for your lodge during Italian Heri- tage Month or later. Watch our Grand Lodge website for information on guest speakers in the New Year or our own lodge website