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E "lB r 3 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-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F, Donnantma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 117 - No. 36 Friday, September 6, 2013 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. FRANK PRIVITERA Celebrates Another Birthday In Memory of Ugo "Hugo" Forte March 9, 1921 -August 25, 2013 Ugo "Hugo" J. Forte, 92, of South Dennis, formerly of Boston's North End and Weymouth, MA, passed away at home on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Born in Boston, MA on March 9, 1921, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Lucy (D'Arcangelo) Forte. For many years, he worked as a shoe maker in Boston and on the South Shore. On April 22, 1992, he married Edna Katherine Baker in Weymouth. Hugo enjoyed traveling, jigsaw puzzles and dining out. More than anything, he cherished the time that he shared with his wife and family. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his late wife, Nellie (Corey) Forte. Hugo is survived by his loving wife, Edna Katherine (Baker) Forte of South Dennis; his step daughters, Debora Herbert and her husband, Michael of Mansfield, Marjorie DePasquale of CT; his four step grand- children; as well as many loving nieces and nephews from in and around the Boston area. Visiting hours were at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134 in South Dennis, MA. Funeral service was celebrated on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery on Route 134 in South Dennis. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hugo's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod - Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660. West End Museum Announces Membership Event All are Invited to Learn About the West End Museum Frank Privitera, "The Birthday Boy," (center) receives "Best Wishes" from Yolanda and Dan Cellucci. Recently, on August 4th Frank Privitera celebrated an- other birthday. Since his 75th he has not counted, accord- ing to reliable sources. Sunday's August 44 event was held at his Arlington home with 250 of Frank's relatives, friends and nearest and dearest. The event featured endless trays of food, fit for a king's banquet. It was held poolside for swim- ming. After the buffet, came the entertainment The Voices (sound alike) of Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Neil Diamond endeared music lovers for over two hours. After which the candles were blown out, the cake was cut and dessert was served. All agreed that it was a fantastic event and a wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon in early August. Happy Birthday Frank! 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-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 On Thursday, September 19, 2013, The West End Museum will host a special Mem- ber Meet-up and Silent Auction event from 6:30-9:30 pm at 150 Staniford Street in Boston. Come join members of the West End Museum for a fall social and silent auction. The event provides a great opportunity for West End residents -- and all others -- to view the Museum's exhibits, including its permanent collection of neighborhood arti- facts titled, The Last Tenement. Food and Aarons book of photography, limited edition photographs and prints, free personal train- ing sessions at Beacon Hill Athletic Club, a gift certificate to the new Tip Tap Room Bar and Grille and a seasonal gift basket from Whole Foods. There is a $10 entry donation which includes a complimentary drink ticket. A discounted $5 entry donation is reserved for existing members of the Museum. Visit or call drinks will be served and Museum staff will 617-723-2125 for more information and to be on hand to provide information on register for the event. Museum membership. ABOUT THE WEST END MUSEUM: "Our members are an integral part of the West End Museum" says Duane Lucia, Museum Curator. "The more involved our members become, the more creative we get with our exhibits and programming. In the case of Old West Enders, much of our archive collection has been built up by their contribution of material culture (photos, documents and artifacts)." Several items will be available for auction, including: F1 Racing certificates, gift certifi- cates to The Capital Grille restaurant, Celtics tickets, a limited edition Jules The West End Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End neighborhood. The Museum's permanent exhibit, "The Last Tenement," highlights the immigrant history of the neighborhood through its decimation under Urban Renewal in 1959; two additional galleries feature rotating exhibits. The Museum is located near North Station at 150 Staniford Street, Suite 7. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm Admission is free. gton Sons With new and highly-qualified instructors, the Burlington Sons of Italy, Lodge #2223 once again is offering Italian language classes to anyone who is interested in acquiring levels of proficiency with the language or learn about Italy. The classes, in addition to the language, will explore the culture, the terrain, the people and the culinary arts of Italy. Two ten-week courses will be offered in levels of Beginner 1 & 2; Intermediate I & 2 and Advanced. The first ten week session will begin in September 25, 2013 and the second ten week session will begin in January, 2014. Beginner 1 & 2 classes and Intermediate 1 & 2 classes will meet on Wednesday evenings at St. Margaret's School on Winn Street in Burlington while the Advanced Class will meet on Thursday evenings in Stoneham. Currently there is no room for new registrations in the Advanced Class but a standby list is avail- able should openings develop. Registrations takes place on September 18, 2013 from 6:00-7:00 pm at St. Margaret's School. For more details, please visit the website: and click on the link Italian Classes or contact Phil DAlleva, Director of the program at 781- 272-4305 or e-mail at The registration policy mandates that the Registration Fee is a non-refundable fee. If unable to register in person on Septem- ber 24th, please complete the registration form located on the website and mail it with your check made out to the Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge #2223 to Phil DAlleva, 15 Edgemere Avenue, Burlington MA 01803. No registration will be accepted after Sep- tember 23, 2013. Be sure to register early as space is at a premium. The Order of the Sons of Italy Burlington Lodge #2223 has been offering the Italian language classes since 1992 and the pro- gram is one of the Lodge's proud achieve- ments. The ongoing goal of the Lodge is to teach Italian to interested members of the community. This goal is a 'work-in- progress' in which many people over the years have been introduced and educated in the Italian language. Many students have completed the entire course and have returned year after year to keep up with their conversational skills. Whatever the reason, learning a new lan- guage and culture can be a rich, rewarding and enjoyable experience. For specific information about class content and textbook requirements, please visit the Italian Classes section on the website. Mail the registration form early to reserve your place if unable to register in person on September 18, 2013. Stay updated by visiting Burlington Lodge's website: