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M ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 39 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 $.30 A COPY Queen Elizabeth&apos;s Maiden Call to Boston Massport's Fire-Rescue boat, Howard W. Fitzpatrick, welcomed Queen Elizabeth on her first ever visit to Boston on September 22. Cunard's youngest liner, carrying more than 2,000 passengers, docked at Cruiseport Boston for the day as part of a 24-day Maiden New England and Canadian Adventure cruise which originated in Southampton, England. Continuing on her maiden New England & Canadian Adventure voyage, Cunard Line's newest ship, Queen Elizabeth, made her first visit to Boston, Massachu- setts. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to the historic port were David Mackey, Interim CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), along with local dignitaries, and port and local tourism officials. As part of the traditional maiden call plaque ceremony, Mackey and Captain Christopher Wells, Master of Queen Eliza- beth, presented plaques to each other to coBamemorate the special day. "The Port of Boston is hon- ored to welcome Queen Elizabeth. The cruising industry continues to gener- ate significant economic im- pact for our region, with more than 7,000 jobs and $429 million in income for Massachusetts in 2010," said David Mackey. "Cunard Line's historic ties with (Continued on Page 3) Robert "Ted" Tomasone to be Named Justinian of the Year The Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts will honor Robert "Ted" Tomasone, Clerk-Magistrate of the Somerville District Court, as the Justinian of the Year on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Spinelli's, located on Route 1 South, Peabody, Massachusetts. Among his many accom- plishments, Mr. Tomasone is being recognized for his continuous dedication to the well being of youth of the City of Boston, most particu- larly in the North End. Gino Cappelletti, a Patriot Hall of Famer and one of the original Boston Patriots, will honor his friend Ted and those in attendance with remarks. Mr. Tomasone's involvement with youth sports began while he was in high school when he began coaching little league. Since ten, Ted-has been an inte- gral member of (he North End Athletic Association where he has served as its President, Director of Athletics and Fundraising Chairman. Mr. Tomasone remains an active member of the Board of Directors of the North End Athletic Asso- ciation. In the past, he has served on the board of directors of the North Bennet Street School, North End Union Settlement House, the Social Service Credit Union and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame New England Chapter. Professionally, Mr. Toma sone has distinguished himself with a long history of service to the Mass Trial C,t. Pr.',or to assuming the responsibilities of Clerk- Magistrate in the Somer- ville District Court in 1993, Mr. Tomasone was the Sec- ond Assistant Clerk-Magis- trate and an Assistant Clerk of the Suffolk Superior Civil Court. From 1969 to 1979, Mr. Tomasone was an Assis- tant and Deputy Assistant Clerk of Court in the Boston Municipal Criminal Court. Speaking to his accomplish- ments in these arenas will be Clerk-Magistrate of the Suffolk Superior Civil Court, Michael Donovan and Hon. Paul Heffernan (Ret.) Presiding Justice of the Somerville District Court. In recognition of October Italian Heritage Month the Justinians, the oldest and largest ethnic bar associa- tion in the Commonwealth, selects a person of note to be honored. Mr. Tomasone's extensive work both within, and more importantly out- side of the trial court sys- tem, sets him apart as a wonderful example of all on the importance of active public service. The evening will begin at Spinelli's in Lynnfield with a 6:00 pm cocktail reception where guests will mingle and meet the distinguished guests. At 7:00 pm, a scrump- tious dinner will be served, followed by a brief and poi- gnant award ceremony. All members of the public are invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased online at http: / / www.justinians ofmass.org/events. For fur- ther information about this event and/or the Justinian Law Society of Massachu- setts, please contact Presi- dent Carmine Lepore, One Sprague Street, Revere, MA 02151, (781) 286-8800, or info@justiniansofmass.org. Mosque Site Set to Open Near Ground Zero It appears the Islamic community center and Mosque near Ground Zero opened a temporary space at the site on September 21. It will be on the ground floor of the Islamic-owned building. At least they had the decency not to do it the previous week. The rest of the Park Place building has yet to be renovated. The developer said tit_ wll_., be year be- 11 fore the project  be full3 realized. I still think the site is inappropriate and insensitive for this ii I site and an affront to the memory of all who died at Ground Zero 10 years ago. Target as an Anchor for Downtown Crossing is Pretty Bad The Target chain is looking at the old Filenes Building on Washington Street as a site for a down- town store. Isn't it sad that the whole ship of state in Downtown Boston could be anchored by this de- (Continued on Page 8) [ CONSOLATO GENERALE D'ITALIA BOSTON TERZO CENSIMENTO DEI CITTADINI ITALIANI RESIDENTI ALL'ESTERO II 9 ottobre 2011 si svolger& il terzo Censimento dei cittadini italiani residenti aiiester0. - - _. II Censimento si svolger& ricavando i dati personali degli iscritti negli schedari consolari alia data del 9 ottobre. Si pregano pertanto tutti i connazionali residenti in questa circoscrizione ed iscritti alI'AIRE di aggiornare  ove necessario indirizzi e posizione anagrafica, scrivendo a: anagrafe.boston@esteri.it, ovvero inviando le informazioni via fax al numero: 617-722-9407, ovvero telefonando al: 617-722-9225 (Sig.ra Maria Rossano). CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY BOSTON THIRD CENSUS OF ITALIAN CITIZENS RESIDING ABROAD The third Census of Italian citizens living abroad will be held on October 9, 201 "!_--..- The-Ge_sul::)Lsonal data of those registered in the Consular registers as of October 9. All Italian nationals residing in this jurisdiction and registered with AIRE are requested to update -- as needed  their address and marital status, by sending an e-mail to: anagrafe.boston @ esteri.it; or by faxing the information to 617-722-9407; or by calling 617-722-9225 (Mrs. Maria Rossano). THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOb'TOY This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from ll.<X) AM to 2.<)0 PM for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information