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,'lmmil,thiZ,,qhl,i,qllV,,,,,,dil,ll,ll,lm,,hhliilh, P~. J~FFKO ~ Town P~F_Rs. iNc. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-22~ THE ITALIAN-A]~ERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS m (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 119 - NO. 41 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 9, 2015 $.35 A COPY American by Marisa Dellatto The October Italian American rus of the Dante Alighieri Soci- contact with their heritage. He Month kick-off celebration took ety, as well as a presentation by thanked the teachings of his place in the House Chamber at the Color Guard and a blessing parents, to "value the opportu- the State House in Boston on given by Father Jack Rizzo of nities that education provides, October Ist, This year's celebra- Saint Joseph's Society. because they didn't have those tion marked the 16th year of cel- "We are proud to be Italian,opportunities." ebration. It was also the most and we are proud of our Italian Tino D'Agostino, recording widely attended event in the origins. However, there was a a_~st, scholar, performer, con- IAHM's history. Speaker of the time when being Italian was not ductor, musician, and most cur- House Robert DeLeo and Italian that easy," said De Santis, dur- rently a music teacher at Arling- Consul General Nicola De Santis Ing his address. "... During this ton High School, was honored were some of the many es- whole month, we are celebrat- for his leadership in music teemed guests in attendance, as ing what we are and where weeducation. well as many Italian American came from. The hard work of "He takes kids who are not organizations from throughout your parents and grandparents, going to be professionals and the state. Three Italian-Ameri- those who did not want you to makes them into professionals," cans from Massachusetts were speak Italian, because they said Carla DeFord, a friend of honored for their service and wanted you to be fully integrated D'Agostino who attended the dedication. Five Italian-Ameri- in this society." event in his support. "He is such can high school students were Dr. Francesco Cesare, Presi-a perfectionist, he works very awarded scholarships, dent of Assumption College, was hard and has exquisite taste." The beginning of the ceremony the first to be honored. As presi- Dr. Luigi Munno, the Italian included the singing of both the ~ dent, he established a campus Deputy Vice Consul, was American and Italian National ~ in Rome and provided students awarded for his public service anthems by Coro Dante, Cho- with ways to come in deeper to the Italian community. The Frattaroli Family gave scholarships to students i!!i!!iii!iiiiiiii!i Who is the Leader of the Free World Today? Once, the answer to the above question was always the President of the United States. Today, it's not so. Look at what Putin is doing in Syria and you clearly see ........ someone who has no respect for President Obama, who must look like a weakling to Putin. So what world leader is looking like the leader of the free world? I think it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was masterful at his annual United Nations address to the General Assembly as he warned the world leaders before him that Israel would never allow Iran to join the nuclear weapons club. He added that once Iran gets the sanctions lifted, "unleashed and : .... unmuzzled, Iran will go on the prowl." Natanyahu sounded so great, I wish he was President of the United States. TLC In New York Doesn't Mean Tender Loving Care Recently, a Manhattan federal judge ruled that New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission violated the constitutional rights of drivers by seizing their vehicles. The TLC officers have been towing the cars of drivers they believed were gypsy cabbies working with- out a hack license as well as Uber drivers driving out- side the scope of their licenses. The vehicles were held until the owners either pleaded guilty or paid a fine. The judge said what the commis- : sionwasdoingwasaviolationofthe4thand 14thamend- : ment rights of freedom from unreasonable seizure and due process. The Constitution still lives in New York City. Thank God. Putin Takes on ISIS in Syria The Obama AdminisWation is confused, as it has been for some time, when it comes to fighting ISIS forces growing their caliphate which is now larger than all of (Continued on Page 14) Senator Sol DiDomeneio, Dr. John Christoforo, Speak of the House Robert DeLeo, October Heritage Month President James DiStefano, and Consul General of Italy Nicola DeSantis. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) guage Advanced Placement tests. Saint Joseph's Society awarded Isabella Constantino- Ericardo Edwards of _B~ton Carrigan of Arhngton High Latin High School, and Jude School/for her proficiency in Macannuco of Winchester High music. Constantino-Carrigan is School. The two were awarded for a student of Arlington High their success and dedication to School's music teacher and their Italian language and cul- honoree Tino D'Agostino. She ture education, as well as their has been playing the violin for high scores on the Italian ~n- seven years. "I can play Italian music ... and the next day play a piece of rock music and it will still sound beautifuI," said Constantino:Carrigan of her love for the violin. The East Boston Savings Bank honored Walter Geovany Galdamez and Albert William Sauders, IV. The two boys were (Continued on Page 8) at "Italy American Style" Concert by St. Joseph's Society by Matt Conti Music in Boston's North End hit a high note on Saturday night as the St. Joseph's Society brought a star- packed selection of performers to their "Italy American Style" concert at St. Stephen's Church. The North End's own trumpeter, band leader and philanthropist Albert Natale, 92 years young, was honored with the society's Musical Achievement Award. In addition, Pastor Fr. Antonio and Fr. Claude from St. Leonard's Par- ish presented an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis and read a letter from Cardinal Sean O'Malley. Bos- ton Mayor Martin J. Walsh, repre- sented by the North End's Maria Lanza, declared October 3rd as Albert Natale Day in the city. Host and organizer Angelo Picardi Introduced the slate of talented per- formers at the concert, including the NEMPAC Singers, Street Magic, Ray Cavicchio, Sharon Z, Gian Faraone, BPD Officer Steve McNulty, and the Tom LaMark Orchestra. L-I Honoree AI Natale, President of the St. Joseph Society Peter Bagarella, and Angelo Picardi. 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