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I, tt=ttt=tttt**AUTOtt.XEV ADC D7099 SHALL TC PAPEP, S IIC, PAUl, JEFFIO4 2J.7 W CCtrA ST 63 SHELTOI  98584-2263 lhh,h,h,l,hJ,,h,h,h,hh,hhJh.,lh.,llh.hl,hl THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS TTE (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 116 - NO. 43 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 26, 2012 $.30 A COPY ltuppy Hullo weeq Zoey, 9, wishes All a Happy and Safe Halloween. Zoey belongs to Norman Herr of the West End/ North End. by Sal Giarratani Detroit is Already Crime Capital USA So Why Be Surprised Over the Police Department Detroit's police chief had to step down recently over embarrassment about a sexual relationship with a subordinate. Now Detroit is faced with searching for its fifth police chief in four years and the I0 th since 1991. The last chief, before the current one going through the revolving door, was fired following an affair with a female officer. Former NBA star and now Mayor Dave Bing thought he had it bad taking on the Boston Celtics but it looks like the city's pistons are rot- ting away while the city barely has enough money to survive. Third World countries are in better shape than the Motor City nowadays. This "Pit Bull" Image Seems Disgraceful Lately 7-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano has been all over southeastern Massachusetts as a mouthpiece for Elizabeth Warren in her U.S. Sen- ate bid. He recently spoke with Democrats from both Taunton and Bridgewater and said that Brown was pitching "a bunch of bull." This guy loves his bomb-throwing reputation. Remember he's a Somerville Democrat which is pretty close to being either a Chicago pol or a faker from Harvard. He also happens to be my congressman. However, when it comes to class, I knew House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr., when he was my congressman years ago in Charlestown (Continued on Pag..14) i !ii!Fi i!i!!iiii!iiiii!  ,Vk [ The North End Celebrates Tony DeMarco Statue Unveiling by Ellen Zappala It was with great pride that the North End celebrated its new, landmark and embraced the living legend, former Wel- terweight Champion Tony DeMarco, whose inspirational career this new statue honors. Dignitaries, members of the boxing community, fri- ends, family and fans were on hand Saturday afternoon, Oc- tober 20th, as the pride of the North End, Tony DeMarco, 'The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street," was honored with a statue placed at the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street, the Gateway to the North End. Speakers related how inspi- rational Tony DeMarco's life and accomplishments have been to everyone in the com- munity and to all of Italian Heritage. Saturday, October 20, 2012 was officially pro- claimed "Tony DeMarco Day". The -beautifully wroaght Tony DeMarco statue by re- nowned sculptor Harry Weber, whose body of work includes the iconic Bobby Orr and Doug Flutie statues, depicts the young champion about to con- nect with his famous left hook. Over his career, Tony DeMarco used that punch to his advantage as he fought eight world champions. Although his epic battles with Carmen Basilio are con- sidered two of the ten great- est matches in boxing his- tory, the most glorious battle of his career took place just a few blocks from his home on Fleet Street in Boston's North End. On April I, 1955, the kid from the neighbor- hood won the undisputed Welterweight Championship of the World with his defeat of Johnny Saxton at the Bos- ton Garden. The North End, the city of Boston and Italians through- out the Commonwealth cel- Jeannine Privitera, Tony DeMareo, Presley, Philip and Payton Privitera. Seated (L-R) Regan Talbott, Dottie DeMareo and Frank Privitera (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) ebrated that victory for days and have always been in- spired by DeMarco's determi- nation to win and his humility as Champion. With this statue, the legacy of Tony DeMarco will stay alive to inspire future genera- tions. The unveiling of the DeMarco statue was the cul- mination of several years of work and planning by the Massachusetts Chapter.of. the National Italian|Ameri- can Sports Hall of Fame. Funding for the statue came as a gift through a most gen- erous donation from the Privitera Family Charitable Foundation. The foundation's president, Philip Privitera, called it a gift for everyone saying it was "for every one of us who ever had a dream." The statue is also dedicated to the matriarch of the Privitera family, Jennie "Jean" Privitera, wife of the foun- dation's chairman, Francis Privitera, who passed away in 2009 and in it stands as a fitting tribute to Mrs. Pri,,itera as: well as Tony DeMarco, one of the greatest and most beloved athletes ever to come out of the city of Boston. Boston a Great Bet for Federal Investing Dollars by Mayor Thomas Menino Over the past 19 years, the City of Boston came together to build vibrant neighbor- hoods and create inclusive opportunities for all resi- dents. Lower crime, higher graduation rates, more af- fordable housing and a grow- ing population of more than 625,000 speak to our progress over the last two decades. At the heart of all these gains is our steadfast commitment to put the people of Boston first. The American Reinvest- ment and Recovery Act (ARRA) did just that -- it put people first. Since its passage in 2009, Boston has been awarded more than $300 million in funds to modern- ize public housing, create green jobs, jump-start stalled construction, expand the reach of information technol- ogy, improve public safety and public health and prepare Boston students for success. INVESTING IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING Demonstrating the poten- (Continued on Page 13) THE POST-GAZETrE 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.'00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information ]