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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 21,2011 Page 3 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-GAZETrE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 42 Friday, October 21, 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. DISCOVERING "OCCUPY BOSTON" ON COLUMBUS DAY by Sal Giarratani Occupy Boston's attempt to occupy the Charlestown Bridge was stopped by Boston's Finest. They didn't take the bridge but did bring all traffic on it to a halt during evening rush hour. I pen this letter from two perspectives. Back in the late '60s and early '70s, I was a college student and often marched in various protests, mostly over the conduct of the Vietnam War. However, for the last 26 years. I have been a member of the law enforcement community. On the Columbus Day holiday, I stopped by the Occupy Boston camp site to "discover" for myself what was happening there. I noticed that the tents had expanded around the Atlantic Avenue site since the original site had mushroomed in size. I watched as another group of Occupy Boston adher- ents marched down to Dewey Square on a roundabout march that took them by the Financial District, Down- town Boston. the Boston Common. City Hall Plaza. in front of the TD Garden as the Bruins game ended and then to North Washington Street where an attempt to occupy the 113-year-old Charlestown Bridge was stopped by Boston's Finest. They didn't take the bridge but did bring all traffic on it to a halt during the evening rush hour. Kudos to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and members of the Boston Police Department for the (Continued on Page 14) Say Cheese Gennaro DelPrete proudly stands next to a 200 pound Bel Gioioso Provolone hanging at his store Gloria's Food Market located at 86 Cottage Street in East Boston. He is getting ready for the holiday season which is fastly approaching. Gloria's carries Italian coldcuts, pasta and many other imported goods. This popular market has been in East Boston for over 30 years, proudly servicing the neighborhood. Alec Alexander Retired Boston Police Officer Alec J. Alexander of Boston's North End died on September 2 I. He was 91 years old. Alec was buried on September 26 at the Veteran's Cemetery at Bourne, on Cape Cod. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired Boston Police Officer, he was the beloved son of the late Alessandro and Ella (Schiavone) Alexander; loving husband of 65 years to Maria (Calitri) Alexander of the North End; cherished father of Kenneth Alexander of the North End and Vietnam and Denise Archila and her husband, Robert of Braintree; loving grandfather of E1yse, Danielle and Adam Archila, all of Braintree; caring brother of Raymond Alexander of California and the late Joseph, 'Hector and Richard Alexander. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins. Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home. Memorial donations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 19 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. Italian Language Appreciation Week Event AT THE DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIE'I-Y The Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian Book Club cordially invites you to celebrate Italian Language Appreciation Week with a reading of various passages from contemporary Italian autilors (program will be in English and Italian) on Friday, October 21 st at 7:00 PM at the Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. For further information, please contact: Dante Alighieri Society at 617-876-5160, Luisa Marino at 617-868-6846. Susan Angelastro at or Paola Capasso at Northeast Animal Shelter Events October 22 -- Spook-tacular Open House Visit Northeast Animal Shelter for some pre-Halloween fun. We want to see your pet in their costume. Dogs can show us their favorite tricks to get a special treat, or you can bring or send in your cat or dog's best "in costume" photo to be displayed in our lobby. October 31-- Fun Foto Fridays Do you have big weekend plans with your furry friend? AFTER ANY WEEKEND, upload a photo on our Facebook page of you and your pet in action. We may post it on our "Weekend Wall" at NEAS and you'll be the envy of your friends and neighborsl Please submit your picture by 5:00 pm on the Monday after your weekend fun. October 31 - Adopt a Shelter Dog Month In honor of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, 6 of our favorite dogs have been nominated as "Best Dog" with 10 others being nomi- nated as "Best Supporting Dog." Each of these dogs gets a special treat at the time of adoption. Northeast Animal Shelter is located at 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA. For further information and event updates, please visit www. northeastanimalshelter, org. 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 !,:,,.::i:ii  i!:  i:,: iil i i :, i il NEAD Back to School Party North End Against Drugs will be hosting its annual Back to School Party on Sunday, November 6 th at i:00 pm at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street. For this event, the Improv comedians put on a great FAMILY FRIENDLY PERFOR- MANCE for kids of all ages. We also have pizza and drinks and a few other sur- prises. This year there will also be a special BAND per- formance by Jeremy and some of the kids. This FUN FAMILY EVENT is FREE to all North End residents. Nazzaro Center members and chil- dren who go to the Eliot School or St. John's School. If interested, please register early, as space is limited and fills up quickly. Please e-mail ff you want to attend and how many people will be coming. Please specify how many are kids and how many are adults (helps with pizza order). Deadline to register is Tuesday, November lsL This event is sponsored by North End Against Drugs and NSTAR, with special thanks to the Improv Asylum! EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS TO HOST FALL NETWORKING BREAKFAST East Boston Main Streets will host a networking breakfast on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 7:30 AM-9:00 AM at Spinelli's in Day Square. Guest speaker is Massachusetts State Trea- surer Steve Grossman. This event is sponsored by Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. This event usually sells out quickly. 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