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;i ST M ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS TTE (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 36 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 $.30 A COPY WE WILL NEVER FORGET [ Massachusetts Commemorates 2001 9/11 Tenth Anniversary SEPTEMBER 1.1., CALENDAR OF EVENTS a se~-en-year effort started by Remembrance Blood Drive. Tenth Annual Commemo- 9/il family members and Give blood in honor of those U.S. Going through Demographic Changes White infants are now on the verge of being dis- placed as the majority of newborns now that 48.8 percent of all babies in the USA are ethnic and racial minorities. According to the 2010 Census only 50.2 percent of babies under age one are white, not Hispanic, a sharp decline from the 2000 Census when that number was 57.6 percent. According to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, "We are almost a minority-majority infant population. We probably have passed it since the 2010 Census was taken in April of last year. New York, New Jersey, Florida and Georgia have minority-majorities already. Both Texas and Cali- fornia have been minority-majority for close to 20 years now. I predict that by 2050 the United States of America will be a majority no different than coun- tries in Central or South America. It will take an additional half-millennium but the Spanish ex- plorers finally did it, huh? Merrimack, NH is the Place to Be The other day, my relief at work, Sgt. Richie Ozella came into work smiling and showed me a copy of his Merrimack Journal with a headline on Merrimack, NH "being the place to be." Ozella grew up in Lowell before moving across the NH border. Folks in Merrimack are happy with the news. Last year Merrimack was knocked out of the list of America's 100 best small towns. This year it is back on the list at number 87. Merrimack is be- tween Manchester and Nashua which helps its livability. The Journal noted that Fidelity recently transferred 1,000 jobs to the town's plant and (Continued on Page 12) ration - September 1 I, 2011 The Board of Directors and the Family Advisory Commit- tee of the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund invite you to par- ticipate, as noted below, in our Tenth Anniversary Com- memoration activities: 7:30 am - Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Contempla- tive Garden Memorial (open to the public), Boston Public Garden, Arlington Street En- trance side, Boston, Massa- chusetts. Please note: Visits to the Contemplative Garden are welcome from 7:30 am until sunset. Charcoal rubbings of names can be done. Staff will be available to offer materi- als and assistance. 8:30 am - Flag Lowering and National Anthem (open to the public). Moment of Si- lence. Reading of Names. Massachusetts State House Lawn, Beacon Street, Boston, ~etts SEPTEMBER 11TH PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS HONORING AND SUPPORTING LOCAL 9/11 FAMILIES The September 11 National Day of Service and Remem- brance is the culmination of support groups to establish the service day as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. It also serves to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks. September 11 was officially recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, passed with strong bipar- tisan support and signed into law by President Obama in April of 2009, stating: "I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the heroes who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who con- tinue to protect our country at home and abroad .... Work- ing together, we can usher in a new era in which volun- teering and more service is a way of life for all Americans. Deriving strength from trag- edy, we can write the next ~eat:-~ter in our Nation's history and ensure that fu- ture generations continue to enjoy the promise of America." Upcoming Mass 9/11 Fund Sponsored Service projects and community events: American Red Cross 9/11 who died on 9/11. Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at Fenway Park, Gate D, Boston, www.redcrossblood.org / make-donation. Mass Military Heroes' Fund Care Package Drive. Help assemble care packages for troops serving overseas on Sunday, September II, 2011 from Noon-3:00 pm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. For further info visit www. massmilitaryheroes.org. MA 9/11 Fund/Boston Cares~Sidewalk Sam Art- work Project at City Hall Plaza. Help paint our Mass 9/I 1 Fund logo on City Hall Plaza on Saturday, Septem- ber I0, 2011 private event for 9/11 families and their friends. Sunday, September 11, 2011 open to the public. The Children, s Room: An~ nual Memories Walk. on Sunday, October 2, 2011 be- ginning at i:00 p.m. Arling- ton Town Hall, Arlington, MA, www.childrensroom.org. Please Note: The following 2011 events and service projects have been organized by local 9/11 family members, and~or their community sup- (Continued on Page 15) North End Goes Black & Gold. Thousands welcomed the Stanley Cup to the North End, Monday, September 5th, 2011. See addtional photos on page 8. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography)