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POST-GAZETTE; SEPTEMBER 30/20T1 Page POST-GAZETTE 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-mail: 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-GAZE'ITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donrmrwna Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 39 Friday, September 30, 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 EDITORIAL IS LABOR SECRETARY CLUELESS WHEN IT COMES TO TEXAS JOBS? by Sal Giarratani On August 31, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was asked after zero jobs growth happened in August, "Why do you think there have been so many jobs created in the last decade in Texas." She responded, "Come again?" The reporter then asked, "The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas estimates about half of the jobs created in the U.S. in the last decade have been created in Texas. Why do you think that is?" Her response back was, "I haven't done a lot of research in terms of the economic growth in Texas." I kid you not. Apparently, why should she waste her time looking how a state with 8 percent of the nation's popu- lation has created nearly half of the jobs in the entire country over a 10 year period. Liberal Democrats keep saying most of these jobs are low paying jobs down in the Lone Star State, but when the United States experienced a zero net job growth in August, the first time that has happened since 1945, Democrats would be better off keeping quiet about those low paying jobs. After all, once again, if you pit those so-called low paying jobs against no jobs and 85 million Americans unemployed, which of those two kind of jobs would you like to have? Local Book Signing Appearances by Former Undisputed Welterweight Champion, TONY DeMANCO In celebration of October Italian Heritage month, the Pride of the North End, Tony DeMarco, "The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street," the former undisputed Welter- weight Champion of the World, will be appearing locally to promote his newly released autobiography, Nardo, Memoirs of a Boxing Champion. ATS Communications along with Legas Publishing are pleased to announce that Tony DeMarco will be available to personally sign copies of his book at two different Boston area loca- tions in October. On Satur- day, October 8 tu, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Tony will sign books in the North End in front of Hanover Liquors at the comer of Han- over Street and Tony DeMarco Way, right under the street sign that bears his name. This special signing is scheduled because Tony wished to make books available again in the North End for those who could not wait in the long lines the night his book was released at the Madonna del Soccorso *Fisherman's Feast." October 9 th, Tony will par- ticipate in the Columbus Day Parade which will begin at 1:00 pm and make its way though the North End. On Sunday, October 16 th, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Tony will be signing books at the Tutto Italiano Autunno event at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum located at 15 Newton St., Brookline, MA. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Fiat, yuppieracing.net and the Larz Anderson Museum, this great event is a celebration of all things Italian, show- casing Italian cars and motorcycles along with fam- ily activities including a Bocce tournament. Nardo, Memoirs of a Boxing Champion is the story of one of Boston's most beloved sports figures. During the Golden Era of boxing, Tony defeated Johnny Saxton to become the undisputed Wel- terweight Champion at the famed Boston Garden, just a few blocks from his home in the North End. His epic battles with Carmen Basilio are considered two of the greatest matches in boxing history. Written in his own words with honesty and humor, Tony's autobiography touches upon the triumphs and tragedies that shaped him as an individual. The book details Tony's humble beginning on Fleet Street, his rise to the top of the box- ing world, and his days in Arizona as a successful nightclub owner. Nardo, Memoirs of a Boxing Cham- pion is also filled with many rarely seen photos, hand- picked by Tony, from his personal collection. * Queen Elizabeth {Continued from Page 1) REMINDER NEWNC Meeting Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:00 PM @ Nazzaro Center (Date changed due to Holiday.) Please add your email address to our NEWNC email list at www.NEWNCBoston.org/emaillist 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 (L-R:) David S. Mackey, Interim CEO, Massachusetts Port Authority; Captain John N. Healey, Commander, Coast Guard, Sector Boston; Chris Ilsley, Head of Science Innovation, British Consulate-General, Boston; Captain Christopher Wells, Master of Queen Elizabeth; and Nancy Haas, Shreve, Crump & Low in The Yacht Club on board Queen Elizabeth during the the Port of Boston have cer- tainly contributed to these activities, and we look for- ward to welcoming Queen Elizabeth again on her future voyages." The city of Boston also holds great historical sig- nificance for Cunard Line, being the first U.S. city that the company's first pas- senger ship, Britannia, called on at the conclusion of her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England in 1840. Joining the celebration to welcome Cunard's newest ocean liner was Nancy Haas of Shreve, Crump & Low, America's oldest and finest jeweler, who presented an exclusive Boston Harbor Bowl to Captain Wells in honor of Queen Elizabeth's traditional maiden call plaque ceremony in Boston. Sir Samuel Cunard. The "Boston Cup" went missing and was found in 1967 in an antique store in Maryland. Cunard purchased the cup and later displayed it on board Queen Elizabeth 2, and it now resides on board the line's flagship Queen Mary 2. *We are pleased to cel- ebrate our relationship and strong longtime Boston ties with valued port officials, "the Coast Guard, the Brit- ish Consulate and Shreve, Crump & Low, as well as other Bostonians. We appre- ciate their passion about our history and also our future as the youngest fleet at sea," said Captain Christopher Wells, Master of Queen Elizabeth. Prior to her maiden call to seaboard through Maine to the Canadian ports of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Quebec City, Qu6bec. Debuting in October 2010, Queen Elizabeth captured the world's stage with her Royal Namihg Ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen, in Southampton, England. Art Deco features throughout the ship pay homage to the original Queen Elizabeth, re- flecting The New Golden Age of Ocean Travel. On board, guests savor the sense of oc- casion by dressing up for glamorous evenings at Royal Nights themed balls, and enjoy countless offerings and amenities from Cham- pagne Afternoon Tea in the Garden Lounge to an ex- traordinary dining experi- Boston, Queen Elizabeth vis- ited New York for a rare over- night call to Manhattan. She continued her maiden New England & Canadian Adven- ture voyage up the eastern .i ence in The Verandah, a French restaurant that pays tribute to the legendary Verandah Grills aboard the original Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. "