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.--- POST-GAZ-EYYE, S EISTEM B-E-R" 2"3,201 i4 #age3 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-maih postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com 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-GAZETrE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 38 Friday, September 23, 2011 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. GUEST EDITq )RIAL "WAKE UP, AMERICA!" by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. The "fighting spirit in me lives on." I received a call from telephone number, "Unavailable." Septem- ber 14, 2011 at 10:51 am. I answered. My support for President Obama was requested. My comments were? All four of my grandparents came to this country, the United States of America, legally in 1902 and 1903. My mother's father, through hard work, purchased 13 acres of cranberry bogs and X amount of farmland through the years. Two of his sons, Frank and John (my uncles), both served in WWII. My father served in WWII also. Myself upon graduation, went to col- lege. I did not return to college the following year. "Lack of funds." I helped my mother raise our family. Over the course of many years, I have taken college courses to get my degree. I'm one course short. I raised a family and survived. I wore a uniform from 1981 for twenty one years and retired as a Police Officer in 2001. Remember the great words of Arthur Stivaletta? "Wake up, America!" Words we need to remember. I recently spent needed money on one of my children to help pay for advanced education. They would have lost all credits earned if not paid. We are American, and they could not get any help. We're only Americans I guess. U.S. citizens who have invested in America are being treated less than illegal Aliens. That's sad. My side of the family have worn military uniforms and some police uniforms in the good ole United States of America for many years. My son's mother's father, Manny Amaflo, served in WWII also. Americans are struggling to survive, as am I. The United States makes Americans support programs and make payments they cannot afford and go with- out to support "illegals." We pay those, with no in- terest in America. We take away from Americans who have made this country what it is. We are now ranked in lower levels of economics in the world than we were in the past. We are now being surpassed by other countries that wish to see the United States fall. My mother's first cousin, Tony Gomes, ran the Plymouth Veterans Office for many years. My family has given back to America. I see American Veterans struggle and are a large portion of the homeless in America. Those whose lineage comes from legal immigration struggle. I believe that all should be entitled to review for legal citizenship. "Wake up America!" and vote for "America!" I don't understand it. What part of "Illegall" don't we understand? Come Election Day, "Vote America!" Congratulations Maria Renilda Santos of Palmital, Brazil and Stefano Salimbeni of Fabriano, Italy were married in Boston on September 3rd, 2011. The Post-Gazette wishes the happy couple a wonderful life together. Come Help the Library Kick-off Italian Heritage Month One Week Early/ Saturday, September24, 2011, 12-1:30 PM North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street, North End, Boston Please Join Author Vincenza Scarpaci as She Presents a Lecture and Slide Show on: THE JOURNWV OF THE ITALIANS IN AMERICA In her book, the author takes a photo- graphic approach towards unraveling the history and legacy of Italians and their presence in America. Examining more than four hundred unique photographs of Italian families, settlements, businesses, and celebrities, Scarpaci celebrates the ways in which this ethnic group has influ- enced many aspects of American life, including arts, agriculture, industry, religion, Cuisine, sports, and politics. Begin- ning in the late 1870s, this work illustrates how the immigrants and their descendants faced the hardships, disappointments, achievements, and successes of this ongo- ing experience. Upcoming Pirandello Events ... Pirandello President Rosario Cascio announces the following events. In celebration of October Italian Heritage Month, the Pirandello will be hosting their very popular Evening of Italian Songs on Monday, October 10 beginning at 6:00 pm at Filippo's Ristorante located at 238 Cause- way Street, Boston, through the generosity of Anna and Filippo Frattaroli. The evening consists of a delicious Italian dinner and beautiful Italian music provided by accordi- onist Giovanni Grimaldi. We are asking individuals and groups to sing their own beloved Italian regional songs. Are Neapoli- tans better singers than those from Gaeta or from Sicily, Abruzzo or Calabria? You will be the judge. Seating is limited. The co-chairmen are Franco and Mary Vitiello. Please call Franco and Mary at (6171 489- 1370 for ticket prices and reservations which will be taken in order until all 100 seats are filled with early preference given to Pirandello members. Send checks payable to the Pirandello Lyceum to the Pirandello Lyceum, P.O. Box 565, East Boston MA 02128. Proceeds benefit the Pirandello Scholarship Fund. Tuesday, October 18, Pirandello Annual Meeting, 6:30 pm, Chamber of Commerce Building, East Boston 175 McLellan High- way (Route IA next to the Marriott Coutyard Hotel). The Pirandello Nominating committee will present nominations for board members. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Annual business and cultural pro- gram reports will be presented. Caf and biscotti will be served. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are invited to join us. Following the busi- ness meeting, Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore (Eds.) will present a review of their book, American Women: Italian Style, which is a compilation by italian Americana of the best writing about women. (Dates to be Announced) January -- Bel Canto Opera; beautiful Italian o~tic arias. February -- Classic Italian film; North End library. March 31, 2012, "I Migliori" Awards Dinner/Dance, Hyatt Logan Airport Hotel. Send your "I Migliori" nominations to Presi- dent Rosario Cascio, Pirandello Lyceum. P.O. Box 565, East Boston, MA 02128. May -- Scholarship Breakfast. 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 Museum For one day only, museums across the country will join the Smithsonian Institu- tion in its long-standing tradition of offering free admission to visitors. Check out a new museum or an old favor- ite and enjoy the day! Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which partici- pating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket ... for free. The Museum Day ticket offers free admission to one person plus a guest. Find a participating museum near you. For the first time, Museum Day is open to the general public as well as Smithsonian magazine's subscribers. The card located at the linked page above is good for two people at any of the hundreds of participating museums! Restrictions: 'Good on general admission only. Not valid for special exhibits, IMAX screenings or for use with any other offer. One ticket per household -- one time use. Some participating museums may already have a free admission policy year round and are participating in the "spirit" of the day. For answers to any additional ques- Be sure to download the Museum Day Card t ion, s,~: plca~e~sqntact the Smithsonian at by logging onto museumday@sLedu;~':'~':~: mttdeumday@~.eClU*.. ~.':-/,~/-