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THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 117 - NO. 36 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 $.30 A COPY Twelfth Annual Commemoration - The Board of Directors and the Family 9/11 Fund invite you to participate, as Commemoration activities: 11, 2013 Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts noted below, in their Twelfth Anniversary 7:30 am - Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Contemplative Garden Memorial (open to the public). Boston Public Garden, Arling- ton Street Entrance side, Boston. Following the ceremony, family members can ride a trolley to the State House. Please Note: Visits to the Contemplative Garden are from 7:30 am until sunset. 8:30 am - Flag Lowering and National Anthem (open to the public) Moment of Silence, Reading of Names. Massachusetts State House Lawn, Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Contemplative Garden Memorial located at Boston Public Garden. Feast of the Three Saints - A Success What is the Pentagon Thinking? I was listening to Jeff Kuhner a few weeks back and he brought up ~the subject of a new training manual being put out by the Department of Defense for recruits in the U.S. military. Our recruits are being trained to spot those with ex- :::.:~ tremist ideologies. Who is on the list of possible terrorists to watch out for? Could it be Al Queda, :i:i perhaps, the Taliban or maybe the Muslim Brotherhood? Guess again, I kid you not as :i::i: Kuhner is always saying on the radio, the extrem- ists to watch out for are quoting Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and Samuel Adams, the guy not the 'iI beer. That's right, don't worry about radical Islamist terrorists when you have the Tea Party patriots to worry about. Remember that old TV series Lost in Space?. It's danger Will Robinson, time to look out for those who hold our founding fathers up on high. Talk about political correctness. How can you be oblivious to foreign threats that are very real out there and go ape over the Tea Party for trying I to elect its members to the House and Senate up ::i:: i I on Capitol Hill? I This reported training manual needs to be revised to include the real terrorists in our midst rather than mean old conservative groups that i support our constitutional republic handed us back by those extremists named Jefferson, Wash- ington and Madison. Ft. Hood Trial Over Quickly That military trial ended pretty quickly since the shooter acknowledged he did it. He was found I Continued on Page 14~ (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) The Saint Alfio Society of Lawrence cel- ebrated its 90th Feast of The Three Saints this past weekend (Labor Day weekend). "This was a very special Feast for us", said Ray DiFiore. "This year they were honored to have His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley here to celebrate our anniversary with a Mass on Sunday Morning." The Feast honors the Three Martyred Brothers; Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino. This was brought to Lawrence by Sicilian immi- grants to perpetuate their devotion to the Three Saints, and as always the Feast has flourished through the years. The opening ceremonies on Friday were of a grand proportion in front of City Hall, followed by a fantastic evening of entertain- ment by that international singing sensa- tion Giada Valenti. The torchlight parade took place on Saturday evening, followed by a concert by the dynamic Tony Pace. After the Mass on Sunday, they had the solemn procession of the Three Saints followed with the Moment of Glory with confetti, the release of doves and balloons while playing the three hymns known as the Cantata honoring the Saints. Sunday evening, John Leite entertained the crowd. The entire weekend was filled with food, rides, games and music. The St.Alfio Caf~ also featured music while you enjoyed your favorite Italian dish. There was plenty of free parking and a shuttle bus too. (Additional Photos on Page 8) Mayor Menino Declares "Wednesday Prince Spaghetti Day" in Honor of Prince@ Pasta's 100th Anniversary The Boston-Born Prince@ Pasta Company kicked off a Month-Long I00th Anniver- sary Celebration with Mayor Menino and the North End Chefs, Christine and Carla Pallotta of Nebo Restaurant and Prince Pasta Represen- tatives on Wednesday, Sep- tember 4th. This year will mark 100 years of an iconic Boston brand, "Prince Pasta". To celebrate their milestone they payed homage to the City of Boston and the people (Continued on Page 6) Mayor Menino presents a proclamation to David Heimbecker, Sr., Director of Marketing, New World Pasta Company as Carla and Christine Pallotta look on. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) 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.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information