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,ll,illlll,ilhlhhl,illdi,1,111111-,illlili',llqllhlill,h, .......... ****MIXED ADC 07099 19 PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98.584-2263 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS ml (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 40 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 3, 2014 $.35 A COPY Boston City Hall Celebrates Italian Heritage Month by Sal Giarratani L-R: Giuseppe Giangregorio, State Representative Sal DiDomenico, Maria Capogreco, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, City Councilor Bill Linehan, Consul General of Italy in Boston Nicola DeSantis, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, City Councilor Mark Ciommo, 2014 South Boston i~- - .!taltan AII~,~Lcu of the Year Award Re c~p~ient ~1/~ Locascio, Pl~je!a Donnaruma. City Councilor T~nothy McCarthy, Co-fomder of October as Italian-American Heritage Month Lin0 Ruff0, Domenico sa ri-ol; ........... On Wednesday, October 1st, the Commonwealth of Mas- sachusetts celebrated the 15th anniversary of October as Italian Heritage Month, which began in 1999 thanks to then Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci. by Sal Giarratani After 20 Years, "Shawshank Redemption" Still Must See Film I still love v/atching "Shawshank Redemption" which premiered back in the fall of 1994. Actors Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman were great in their roles in this prison classic. It remains a must-see movie. I put it right up there with the 1966 classic "Cool Hand Luke" starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy. If you're a guy, the car wash scene is something else. Mainstream GOP Rejoiced After Besting Tea Party Primary Foes That was then but this is now. Over on MSNBC, the moonbat talking heads are gloating over the Republican primary winners who now look in trouble. In Oklahoma, the Dems are backing the Democrat over US Sen. Tom Cochran, who they pushed over into ~ictory over his Tea Party oppo- nent last spring, In Kansas, US Sen. Pat Roberts looks in bad shape against an Independent oppo- nent next month, Both seats could be lost to the GOP in the mid-term elections next month. They are smiling over at MSNBC which has to be bad news for mainstream Republicans. Third Of Americans Have No Retirement Savings More than a third of American adults have no (Continued on Page 5) The festivities kicked off at Boston City Halls' Pie- monte Room where a recep- tion was hosted by Boston City Councilors Michael F. Flaherty and Sal LaMattina Among the many dignitar- ies present were Nicola De Santis, Boston's new Italian Consul General, Domenico Savio Teker, Director of Edu- cation at the Consulate, City Councilors Mark Ciommo, Tim McCarthy, Steve Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Aaron Miehelwitz, Lino Rullo, one of the co-founders of October as Italian Heritage Month and members of the many Italian American cultural, civic and community groups in Massachusetts During the celebration, George Locascio of South Boston was presented a City Council citation honoring him for receiving the 2014 South Boston Italian Ameri- can of the Year award. Following the ceremony inside City Hall, a flag rais- ing took place outside on City Hall Plaza. Entertain- ment was provided by stu- dents in the Elliot Public School's Italian Language program. The program is sponsored by CASIT {Centro Attivita Scolastiche Italiane) with funding from the Ital- ian Government as well as fundraising events through- out the year. CASIT was founded in 1995 by Maria Gioconda Motta and provides grants to Boston area schools for books, teacher salaries and other materials all for the use of promoting the Ital- ian language. Despite the gloomy skies and rain, for all those cel- ebrating Italian Heritage Month, it was "una bellis- sima giornata." The signature event for the start-of Italian Heritage Month was held later in the evening in the House Chamber of the Massachu- setts State House. More de- tails on the State House cel- ebration will be provided in next week's addition. Students from the Eliot Public School Italian Language Program entertained the crowd with Italian songs. THE POST-GAZETYE 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 II:(X) AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 61 7-227-8929 for more information . j~ _0. . .