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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 11,2013 Page3 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: Website: 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-GAZETFE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnantma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 117 - No. 41 Friday, October 11, 2013 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. West End Homecoming on the Horizon by Sal Giarratani When I was about 10-years-old, the powers-that-be in Boston declared the West End a slum and tried to raze it from everyone's memory. They knocked down the build- ings, did away with streets and forced West Enders to scat- ter across Greater Boston. Government officials and devel- opers did a great job of obliterating a good neighborhood so they could design the "New Boston of Tomorrow" that the West End could not be a part of. It was frightening to see the power of government turn on a neighborhood with such seemingly cold dispassion. Nearby North Enders watched in horror and feared they were next. They fought the law and the law won thanks in great part to the political leadership of this community start- ing with Freddy Langone and others. The North End would not be "Westernized" and in a sense the West End died so that other Boston neighborhoods could live. Follis/om the West End seattered,and.Ja-nded, on their feet -- it seemed everywhere. However, wherever they trav- eled, they carried the spirit of the West End within them. Most of them still gather together to remember the good old days. Soon it will be happening in a big way at a home- coming of sorts over at the Irish Social Club in Malden. On Friday, October 18 a at 7:00 pm, many will gather not to mourn but to celebrate the West End at the annual West End Dinner Dance. Before they start swinging away on the dance floor to the music of the Hip Pocket Orchestra, they will dine on a catered Italian brunch. If you are a West Ender or the kids of West Enders, you should be there. For tickets, go to M.P. & Co. TAX & FINANOAL SERVICES Established in 1938 INCOME TAX PREPARATION Financial Services * Professional Tax Consultant Personal & Business * Year Round Service GRACE PREVITE MAGOON, EA 146 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA 02128 617-569-0175 e-mail: 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 the same as  of  1"ost-Gazette, its publL,--her or editor. Photo amped ve/oi. f Mafia & (00sposito) 00obideaux May She 00est in 00eace Maria S. (Esposito) Robideaux, well known and loved, lifelong resident of Boston's North End passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Beloved wife of Ross Von Robideaux. Loving daughter of the late Alfred and Rose (LoPilato) Esposito. Dear sister of Anthony Esposito of Philadelphia, PA. Adored cousin of Andrea Privitera of Woburn and cherished "Auntie" of Anthony, Olivia and Vanessa. The Post-Gazette and all of the residents of the North End have lost a friend in Maria. We send our best wishes to the Esposito/Robideaux families and to all the people who loved Maria and are mourning her today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 12 North Square, Boston on Friday, October 11 t" at 11:00 am. The family received visitors in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston on Thursday, October 10 {" from 4:00-8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the St. John School, 9 Moon Street, Boston, MA 02113 or the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA 02113. J Bartolomew T. Papa May He Rest In Peace Bartolomew T. Papa of Boston's North End passed away on Wednesday, October 2% 2013. Beloved husband of Annette Sutera Papa of Boston's North End. Devoted father of Patricia "Patte" Papa and Vincent Federico, and Joyce Papa-Amoroso and Ralph Amoroso, all of Boston's North End. Dear brother of Anthony Papa of Wakefield, and the late Thomas Papa, Mary Colella and Lena Adams. Devoted and cherished grandfather of Justin and Jordyn Amoroso. Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. Bartolomew was born in Boston to the late Benjamin and Beatrice Papa on November 1,1931. He served his country in the U.S. Army with honor during the Korean Conflict and later worked for many years for Boston Edison Company. Bartholomew passed away peacefully in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Wednesday morning after a brief illness. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Bartolomew's life was held in the Sacred Heart Church, in Boston's North End on Saturday, October 5 t". A period of Visitation was held in the church prior to the Mass. Memorial donations honoring Mr. Papa may be made to the Cam Neely Foundation, 30 Winter Street, 2nd FI, Boston, MA 02108. To send an online condolence to the Papa family Arrangement with the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home in East Boston, MA. The Post-Gazettewish to express our sincere condonences to the Papa Family. jHappy Columbus ay , " P'LI4 O Italia Unita, Inc. 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