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H,,hlilHi,,Inilllll,hi,,illl,lln,i,"i,,i,lql-illhiH ~D ADC O10 15 PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 2i 7 W COTA ,~T SHELTON WA 98.584-~----f'~3 ( ,'jr T]BZ rrAL/AN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MABSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 121 - NO. 36 BOSTON, MASSACHUSE'I-FS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 $.35 A COPY 94th Annual Feast of the Three Saints Lawrence, Massachusetts Members of St. Alfio Society + Osteen Should Ask What Would Jesus Do Joel Osteen is a big-time televangelist out of the Houston area. He has a mega-church, a mega-mouth and a mega-issue trying to act like a mega-Christian. ............... He preaches all about the Lord and doing good but, when given a chance recently to open up his mega- church to victims of Hurricane Harvey, he reportedly i kept the church doors shut, locking out those in need. + After taking much justified heat over that decision, he has since decided to open up the doors and let ......... folks seek shelter from the storm. However, this is too little and much too late. His mega-church was built on j, the backs of his congregation both there inside that church and everyone around the country watching his services on television every week. Osteen went on the Today Show to take some heat from reporters, too ..... and actually stated he was never asked by the city government to open his church as a shelter. Did he rea.y need an invitation to do the right . ng? He should be ashamed of his actions and ask God for forgiveness. He had a moment that may never come his way again and he failed it. God will forgive him, but /::~ hopefully his fans out there will take a second look at ::: :::i his ministry and keep their purses and wallets closed ~+ up when he comes asking for alms. Payback should .... be a BLANK, right? Telling the Media Off ....... :::: How often have you seen reporters out during ter- ..... rible storms asking victims and those just trying to survive how they feel? Stupid questions that never ............. (Continued on Page 10) ] The St. Allio Society continued its Sicilian tradition honor- ing three brothers -- St. Alfio, St. Fi!adelfo, and St. Cirino -- brothers who were martyred for their faith almost 1,800 years ago. The Feast is both a reli- gious festival and a celebration of Italian. culture. This annual tradition included a Torchlight Parade, Procession of the Saints, Italian food, amusements, games, a silent auction, a $5k raffle, free musical entertain- ment, and free children's rides. And, of course, the popular Feast-favorite snack, crispellisl The festivities began on Friday with the opening ceremony at Lawrence City Hall on Corn- mon Street and a procession to Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church. Friday evening, the Main Bandstand enter- tainment featured local Italian crooner, Steven Savio, followed by the popular Italian tenor, Aaron Caruso. Saturday events included the Three Saints Run for Vet- erans road race, the Lawrence YMCA Music Club, a Cannoli Eating Contest, a Taste of Italy with free wine tasting and food pairings, the music of Busty Faro, the Torchlight Parade, fireworks, and a traditional musical salute entitled the Cantata. Entertainment included Doo Wop Deville, vocalist Vanessa Salvucci, and New England's favorite, Beatlejuice. Sunday began with a Solemn Mass in honor of the Three Saints continued by the Pro- cession of the Saints' statues through the Feast neighborhood and finished with the =Moment of Glory~ Benediction and Can- tata with fireworks, confetti, and cheers of %"wa St. Alfio!" Musical entertainment included a Youth Battle of the Bands, Busty Faro, local favorite Ralph Boragine, R&B entertainment, and the legendary B-Street Bombers. (Additional Photos on Page 7) MassDOT Advisory: Boston/Somerville 1-93 North Nightly Lane and On~Off-Ramp Closures Now through Early October The Massachusetts Depart- ment of Transportation (Mass- DOT) has announced there will be overnight, temporary lane closures and on/off-ramp closures on sections of 1-93 northbound between the Zakim Bridge in Boston and Exit 29 in Somerville nightly now through early October. These impacts will occur nightly between the off-peak hours of 9:00 pm through 5:00 am, and the end time hours may be extended on Saturday and Sunday morn- ings depending upon on traffic conditions. These logistics will allow crews to safely and effectively conduct milling and paving operations on the upper deck section of 1-93 north between the Zakim Bridge and Exit 29 (Routes 28/38 Somerville/ Medford). In an effort to mini- mize the impact on the traveling public, work will be phased with segments of the roadway/bridge surface being milled and then resurfaced. Signs, pavement markings and channelizing devices will be used to guide drivers through the work zone. Detours will be implemented at ramp closures and drivers should be mindful of potential traffic delays and impacts. MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while approaching and travel- ing through the work zone, and to allow for extra travel time through this area during all periods of the day. All work is weather dependent and is subject to change without notice. For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to: Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions. Visit, a website which provides real- time traffic and incident advi- sory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions. Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions. Download MassDOT's GoTime mobile app and View real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road. r- THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 343 CHELSEA ST., DAY SQUARE, 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 cXents and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information