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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Page 7 Mrs. Murphy There will be a all those who risked their question on the jobs, protested and went with- Ballot on No- out paychecks for many ,, ,  vember 4 th per- weeks; not to speak of all the taining to Gam- ing Legislation. If you want a Casino in Massachusetts, especially in Revere VOTE NO. The question on tile bal- lot to voters is: Do you want to repeal the Gaming Legis- lation. The answer for pro- casino advocates is NO! ... A disappointed disabled person claims "there is a new breed of women in town" that has been dubbed "Senior Bullies" by the offender. An East Boston disabled person is asking that a certain group of women show more respect for disabled commuters while riding the T. The complain- ant is asking that this group of "Senior Bullies" show a little compassion, courtesy, and good judgment to those less fortunate when using public transportation. The offended person is also claim- ing they know who they are, and is hoping they "read this columnl ... It may be old news, but it's good news. It took 40 day s and 40 nights to resolve the Market Bas- ket crisis and put Arthur T. back at the helm. . ArthUr T. said he is mighty grateful to ... As I See It loyal customers that boy- cotted Market Baskets throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The question now is: will Arthur T. show his gratitude by keeping food prices down, and distribute back-pay to loyal employees? Can Arthur T. now afford to make up for all the sacrifices his employees and customers have made on his behalf? Arthur T. also announced the new Revere Market Basket would be the first to open of the three new stores ... Obama Bombed! ISIS on the risel Two U.S, joumalists beheaded by barbarians in .Iraq, and threatening to behead another. Many politi- cal observers believe Barack Obama left Iraq wide open for terrorists to infiltrate after Obama removed stra- tegic bases there ... Obama BombedI "Millions of illegals flooding America." We all understand this country was built on immigrants. Immi- grants that came here legally, worked and paid taxes. They were not illegal tax evading freeloaders, who drive cars without auto in- surance and take no respon- sibility, zap our system of re- sources, and try to change our traditionsr Just another of many "Obama bombed"! ... East Boston High School held their annual Class Reunion for all years Wednesday af- ternoon, September 10 th, at the Danvers-port Yacht Club. Each year the classes shrink as .participants are sick or pass away. However, those that did attend said they had a good time dancing to the music provided by D.J. Allen LaBella, who has been entertaining these classes for the past several years. Classmates enjoyed seeing one another, reminiscing their high school days, and look forward to another get together next year ... Peter Roiff, developer of Roiff Heath Management plans to build a 150 room loft style hotel on Orleans St. It's good news for the Jeffries Point neighbor- hood. A new hotel signals more development is on the way. A block away is Mar- ginal Street. Once a declin- ing neighborhood is now trans- formed into a desirable street with lovely views.of Boston Harbor! ... Till next time. JIMMY "BONO" GEANY "Performing at San Gennaro's Feast, N.Y.C. Boston's own Jimmy "Bono" Geany will be per- forming, once again, at the 88 th Ann.ual San Gnnaro's "Feast of All Feasts" in New York City. Popular Boston-based Ital- ian-American singer Jimmy "Bono" Geany is slated to perform. Friday through Sunday, September 12th-14 . and and again Thursday through Sunday, September 18th-21 st, on the Grand Street Stage in front of the "World Famous Ferarra Pastry Shop and Caf6. Jimmy will be sing- ing all.your Italian favorites shuch as "O Sole Mio," "Torna Sorrento" and "Mamma," etc. Jimmy is an-annual favor- ite performer at the feasts in Boston's "Little Italy" the North End. The Feast of San Gennaro is. the largest Italian festival in the United States with over 300 street vendors and 80 arches of festive lights illuminating the streets of New York's "Little Italy." The Feast runs from Septem- ber II th through Septem- ber 21 st, 2014. It's a event not to be missedl Taste of the North End 1 l th ANNUAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT To raise funds for scholarships and the North End Community. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at-11 am Langone Bocce Courts, Commercial Street (North End) Yes,/would like to participate in the Bocce Tournament which includes entry fee, tournament tee shirt, Joe Pace Cookout (includes steak tips, hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, cookies, watermelon) Spadafora Slush. Please indicate the number of: Come try our famous clam chowder[ Join us for the BOSTON CHOWDER CRAWL[ TEAMS $100.00 per team (2 people per team) or $50.00 per player Spectator and Dinner at $25.00 per person PLAYER NAME PLAYER NAME Address City or Town Phone: Email: Please circle shirtsize M L XL XXL Make Checks Payable to the NIASHF and mailto P.OI Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Contact Pam Modugno at 781-956-7441 A BOND WITH A SAINT: Pompilio Petrillo & Pio of Pietrelcina by Christian A. Guarino Pompilio Petrillo is a renowned photographer. Some would call him a master in the field. His studio located on Pleasant Street in Maiden, Massa- chusetts, is a testament to his work. Photographs of past weddings, com- munions and other fes- tive events are visible along the walls. However, Mr. Petrillo has a story outside of the thousands of events he has covered across Massachusetts. Mr. Pompilio Petrillo is a devotee of Saint Pio (Padre Pio) of Pietrelcina, the miraculous saint who is famous .for hav- ing received the stigmata of Jesus Christ. Now, semi-retired, Petrillo has turned his studio into a shrine to the Saint. The old photography room now houses never before seen photos of Padre Pio, most of which were taken by Petrillo himself. "You won't find these photos in magazines, only hereJ said Petrill0 while admiring his life's work and great- est passion. "These are photos that a friend and I took of Padre Pio." Included in the photographs is a jaw dropping image of the Saint officiating over Mr. Petrillo's wedding in 1963. Mr. Petrillo shared Stories of his personal encounters with Padre Pio. which began in 1962 when Petrillo was a police officer stationed in Pietrelcina, Italy, Padre Pio's hometown. "I heard he was a great man, so I went to see him.." said Petrillo, who through the early 1960s began a friend- Ship with the now canonized Saint. In his possessions, Mr. Petrillo has a cross whose iconic feature is a large face of Jesus, crowned in thorns, which he purchased in the hope that Padre Pio would bless it. "He placed his hand right on the face of Jesus, pressing down with thestigmatized part of his hand. The face of Christ was covered in his blood." Another artifact in his collection is a framed piece of a cloth that was used to bandage Padre Pio's wounds. Included is a letter by Padre Pio's assistant validating that this was indeed authentic. Mr. Petrillo is currently finishing work on a book that will be published in early 2015, which, will detail his encounters with Padre Pio as well as photos never before seen of the Saint's life. TOM PITTMAN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH 543 N Shore Road Revere, MA 781.629.3798