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II Ill 1' 1 'i THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS m --.-..--J (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 116 - NO. 40 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 5, 2012 $.30 A COPY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012 PARADE ROUTE Starting out of Suffolk Downs parking lot on to Walley Street. Coming onto Bennington Street, following Bennington Street all the way to Chelsea Street, continu- ing on Chelsea Street to Meridian Street. stopping on Meridian Street -- by the main office of East Boston Savings Bank. Permission from Commissioner Frazier to move down to two ladder fire trucks with the American flag displayed in the center. Reviewing stand will be next stop at the ITAM Post, here the parade will be broadcast live. continuing on Meridian Street to the end at Central Square, dispersing by McDonalds and Liberty Market Plaza. Starting at 12 noon-l:00 pm. Participating in this years parade: Parade of antique vehicles {30-50 cars), Letter to Commissioner Frazier, Fire Department vehicles, October Fire Protection Month. Starting at 1:00 pm. Division I: Elected Officials, Military Units. Bands, Chief Marshall, Veteran of the Year and Staff. Division II: East Boston Savings Bank and Trolley, Aleppo Shr~ners' Unit (300-400): Musical Units * Marchers * Clown Unit-Fire Brigade * Fire Trucks * Motorcycles * Musket Brigade * Cars * Miniature Cars. Division lJ~: Bands, Community Units and Floats. Division I[11: Grand Lodge of the Sons of ltaly, Bands * March- ing Units * Officers {Lodges throughout the State of Massa- chusetts) Floats. ~ Division IV: Multicultural Groups: Spanish * Latino * Mexico El Salvador * Korean Groups * Bands * Dancers * Floats * Marching Units. The East Boston Columbus Day Committee wishes to thank the East Boston Savings Bank, who generously donated the cost to bring the Shriners to the East Boston Columbus Day Parade. L to R= Buddy Mangini, Columbus Day Parade Committee; Vincent Basile EBSB; Chester Paris, Shriners; Peter Simmons, Potentate of Shriners; Richard Gavagino, CEO EBSB; Peter Stone, Recorder Aleppo Shriners; Dora Gambedella, EBSB; Deb Jackson, President EBSB; Joseph Ruggiero and Rosalie Petraglia, Columbus Day Parade Commitee. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) by Sal Giarratani The GOP's Female Problem Kim Strassel had a great Wall Street Journal i piece recently about the GOP's female trouble and ] it was quite accurate pointing out a chronic prob- ' lem with candidates within the Republican Party. As she started off her piece. "To say that the Re- publican Party remains dominated by fossilized male dinosaurs who don't know how to talk to modern women -- well -- that would be mean. It would also be close to the truth." This Republican problem may very well help Mitt Romney lose this coming November. Women, especially those who [ consider themselves independents, are going to ' most likely decide this election. Most polls show them up for grabs and Republicans, wrote Strassel, are "blowing a huge opportunity to bring women to its side." The Democrats are just as bad. Listen to Obama and all the Democrats and women are still living back in the 1970s putting out the world view that all women think about is sex and contraception. Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter actually went so far as to say that women "aren't really concerned about what happened over the past four years." If she's right, then women, in her view, don't care about unemployment, gas prices and Obamacare. She hasn't talked to all the women I've talked to over these issues. Democrats get away with these (Continued on Page 6) 2012 Boston Police Color Guard presenting the Colors. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) This year marks the four- teenth annual observance of Italian Heritage Month. On Monday, October 1, 2012 the Italian and Italian American community will gather once again at the ~t, ate House to recognize thg" 1999 legisla- tion proclaimi'Dg October as Italian American Heritage Month. The 2012 Italian American Heritage Month Awards re- cipients Albert "Buddy" .Mangini, Community Ser- vice and Jerry Leone, Middlesex County District Attorney, Law Recipient. A scholarship was presented to Brandon Breen a freshmen at Boston University due to the generosity of the Frattaroli family. Participating in the morn- ing festivities were the Bos- ton Police Color Guard and the Coro-Dante, a chorus from the Dante Alighieri So- ciety conducted by music di- rector Kevin Galie. We hope that you will visit our October Italian Heritage website to see the many events you may attend dur- (Continued on Page 8) | THE POST-GAZETInE 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 11.'(30 AI I to 2.'00 PM, ] for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors , : , Call 61,7 89,29 for more information ..... , ...., ,,