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d.pnl.qdlllhehhln.l.q,h""ll,lhllHlldhlh'lh ..... MCXED ADC ~ PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2283 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS / m (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 38 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 $.35 A COPY October 1st Ceremony to Kick Off Italian-American Heritage Month in Massachusetts October 1, 2014, will mark the 15th anniversary of Ital- ian-American Heritage Month in the state of Massachu- setts. A grand ceremony at the State House on October 1, 2014 from 6:00--10:00 pm. will kick off a month-long series of Italian related events and happenings across the Commonwealth. Janet Cellucci. Several important anni- versaries will also be cel- ebrated during the evening, such as the 140th anniver- sary of the birth of Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi and the 80th anniversary of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature given to Luigi Pirandello. Organized by the Italian-American Heri- Italian-American Heritage Month was tage Month Committee, the ceremony will" instituted in Massachusetts in 1999, after celebrate the impact Italian culture and lan- guage have had and continue to have in American society. The evening's master of ceremonies will be Radio Hall of Famer Ron Della Chiesa. The evening's honorees include State Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-Readville), who serves the Commonwealth since 1973; re- tired Judge Joseph V. Ferrino, founder of Italian-American Heritage Month; and Pamela Donnaruma, publisher and editor of the Boston Post-Gazette, one of the country's oldest ethnic newspapers and a recent addition to Washington D.C.'s Newseum. An In Memoriam award will be given tothe late Gov, Argeo Patti Cellucci be accepted on his behalf by his wife a concerted effort by the community and the help of then Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci made it possible to have October officially designated as the month to celebrate the community's Italian heritage. According to U.S. Census data from 2009, "Italian" remains among the top five ances- try groups declared in surveys, while Mas- sachusetts is sixth in the country when it comes to total Italian American population (13.5%, U.S. Census 2000), according to the National Italian-American Foundation. The event is free and open to the public. A light dinner and refreshments will be served. Fo~.additional information, please visit in Everett by Sal Giarratani What About Sgt. Tahmooressi? When was the last time we heard the main- stream media talking about the plight of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi? He has been rotting in a Mexican jail since March 32 for inadvert- ently taking a wrong turn at the US-Mexican bor- der. The President of the United States traded off live top terrorists for a suspected deserter but he seems helpless over the plight of a US Marine trapped in Mexico. Thanks to Fox News Network for keeping this story on the front burner. What is So Patriotic About Paying High Taxes Liberal hypocrites are all up in arms over Burger King wantlng to move its corporate head- quarters to Canada to end up paying less corpo- rate taxes. Liberals are calling companies wish- ing to avoid high U.S. taxes as being economi- cally unpatriotic. As Judge Learned Hand once said, "Anyone may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible, he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes." I am with Judge Hand. : (Continued on Page 10) ?iiiilli .... i i ' , I I .......... i~=~i ~lil .............. I=~ I I (~ ~ ~ I The long awaited vote from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission finally arrived on Tuesday, September 16th when by a 3-1 vote selected Steve Wynn's proposal for a sprawling 26 acre resort along the Mystic River over Mohegan Sun's plans for Suffolk Downs in Revere. Depending on what hap- pens on Election Day, November 4 it could either by Sal Giarratani be a great victory for Wynn or a short-lived one as vot- ers will now decide whether to repeal the state gaming law or not. The approval for the Everett casino site came little more than five weeks before the electorate con- siders Question 3 on the November ballot which would repeal casinos in the Bay State. When the vote was de- clared inside the Boston Teachers Union Hall in Dorchester, the happiest man in the room next to Wynn had to be Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, who has worked very hard over two years for an Everett casino. Meanwhile, disap- pointed was Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo who had hoped (Continued on Page 4) Saint Joseph's Feast by Ivanha Paz The 89th annual Saint Joseph's Feast will be taking place the weekend of Octo- ber 3-5 and the following Saturday on October 12th. This year the society has de- cided to take a different path. A return to the feasts of the past, making this year's theme family. Friday Octo- ber 3ra will be the opening night from 6:00-11:00 pm; all are welcome to join the San Giuseppe society for an evening with friends, food and street music. John Romano will be receiving an award, "Mr. Community," for all the time and effort he has donated to the North End throughout the years, tak- ing leadership roles in orga- nizations such as NEAD, NEMPAC and the Nazzaro Center. The following day there will be a short proces- sion; the statue of Saint Stephen will be taken to the Prado for a family picnic vzhere everyone can enjoy exciting entertainment pro- vided by Street Magic, Ray Cavicchio and his Orches- tra, Frank Zarba, Cecilia Colucci, Gian Faraone and NEMPAC singers. Children will also enjoy Face Painting, Balloons, Pumpkin Painting, among many other ac.tivi- ties. Throughout all three days there will be a sidewalk caf6 in the evening right outside of Saint Stephen's church with music by Ray Cavicchlo. On Sunday, October 5th there will be a mass at 11:00 am at Saint Stephen's Church followed by the procession with the Saint throughout the Streets of the North End accompanied by several marching bands. The feast dill officially con- clude the following weekend with a special mass offici- ated by Cardinal for the archdiocese of Boston, Scan O'Malley, at Saint Stephen's at 11:00 am. Following the mass there will be a meet and greet with the Cardinai in the Prado. THE POST-GAZETrE 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 Ih00 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