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ST   ,= ..... '', ; , I," i , i ! ' '  " ,Ja THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS L (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 117- NO. 43 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 25, 2013 $.30 A COPY Made in America Mayor Thomas M. Menino City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina Boston Public Library President Amy e. Ryan and the East Boston Community Advisory Committee invite you to the grand opening of the EAST BOSTON BRANCH of the BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013 365 BREMEN STREET 11:00 a.m. - Remarks and ribbon cutting Children's amd teem [rpgrams to follow EVERYONE IS WELCOME Please share this invitation with others City of Boston , Thomas M. Menino,-Mayor ......  . Salvatore LaMattina, City councilor Michael J. Galvin, Chief of Public Property Meredith Weeenick, Chief Financial Officer Boston Public Library Board of Trustees Jeffrey. B. Rudman, Chair Evelyn Arana-Ortiz, Vice Chair Zamawa Arenas - Carol Flup - John T. Hailer Paul A. La Camera - Dennis Lehane - Byron Rushing Amy E. Ryan, President Christine Schonhart, Director of Library Services, Branches Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Dianne L. Carty, Acting Director www.bpl.org Opening cloy progrom sponsored by Mossport by Sal Giarratani Quote to Note "The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein Liberty and Tyranny Back in 1964 when U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater was the GOP nominee going up against President Lyndon B. Johnson, a well- known B-movie star named Ronald Reagan came to his rescue and became a spokesperson for conservatives across the country when he de- (Continued on Page 14) i!iiiiiiii!i!i! ii iii!i!iiii !i i iiiiiiii!iiiii ii ii iiii!ili!ii /i:::ii  i ii .... i: ..... ii ....... i  =i  lilil I   i .............. ii]iiiiiii ........... iii  Making a Come-back by David Trumbull Friday, October 18 th, I at- factory, right here, in tended the Sewn Products Haverhill, Massachusetts. Equipment and Suppliers Unfortunately, the recent of the Americas ("SPESA") announcement of the clos- "Executive Conference" in ing of the last wool mill in Washington, D.C. With a Connecticut means that strong program packed full Haverhill sewing operation of presentations on manu- will have to rely on imported facturing that has remained fabrics. But perhaps not for in America, returned to  long, I have a client who has America, or is being done in hired me to do a feasibility conjunction with our West- study for opening, here in ern Hemisphere free trade facturing in the U.S. is a New England, a mill to make agreement partners, the pro- good business decision, precisely the type of fabric gram was informative and Textile consultant Mary Brooks Brothers needs. encouraging. O'Rourke presented a In other local news, North- Michelle Gloeckler, Senior roundup of apparel manufac- west Woolen Mills, in Woon- Vice President - Home, Wal- tures who have continued to socket, Rhode Island, has Mart, spoke about retail manufacture in the U.S., been awarded contracts giant's commitment to buy have returned manufactur- with the Federal Emergency an additional $50 billion ing to the U.S., or who are Management Agency and in U.S. products over the manufacturing in our West- the Department of Defense next ten years. Over the ern Hemisphere free trade to make several million past few years I have been partners using U.S. inputs, blankets to meet the needs asked, several times, where Kevin M. Burke, President of disaster survivors and to find bath towels mad in _anl CEO, Americam Apparel : U.S. military prsonnel. America. Well, now I am and Footwear Association- Finally, American Made happy to tell friends, Go to a group that had been asso- Matters@, an organization Wal-Mart, for their "Made ciated with the drive to move dedicated to educating con- Here" line of towels, made American jobs overseas -- sumers on the importance of ha the U.SJL from I00 per- told us how fashion brands buying American-made cent U.SJL grown mad spun and retailers are rethinking products, has declared Pima cotton, sourcing strategies. He said November 19, 2013 the Scott Paul, President, Alli- that until recently the trend first annual American Made ance for American Manufac- had been to make every- Matters@ Day. On this day, turing, cited a study show- thing in East Asia, but that American Made Matters is ing that 60 percent of U.S. major brands and retailers encouraging consumers to manufacturers, when calcu- are moving some jobs back buy at least one American- fating costs, use rudimen- to America. made product to show their tary tools that ignore 20 per- Bringing it home to New support for American manu- cent or more of the total England, John Martynec, facturing. Additionally, the cost. Those faulty cost calcu- Vice President of Manufac- event will kick-off a move- lations were behind many of turing, Brooks Brothers, in- ment encouraging Ameri- the decisions to move jobs formed us that 70% of the cans to buy products made out of the U.S. A more accu- 110,000 men's slaits sold in America throughout the rate cost calculation shows, annually by that retailer are upcoming holiday shopping in many cases, that manu- made in their Southwick season. HILLTOP STEAKHOUSE CLOSED by Sal Giarratani It is hard to belie,ce that founder Frank Giuffrida's famous Hilltop Steakhouse up on Route I in Saugus, closed it doors on Sunday, October 20  after more than 52 years of business. The place was known for big juicy steaks and plastic cows and now both are gone.  It will be missed. Restaurant management cited changes in customer demographics, increased competition and cost of operation as the reason for the closure.