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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 11,2011 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: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com 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-GAZETTE - 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. 115 - No. 45 Friday, November 11,2011 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. GUEST EDITORIAL THE PROBLEM IS MUCH MORE THAN "TINTED WINDOWS" by Sal Giarratani As I read of the Boston City's Council's proposed ban on tinted windows for daycare vans, I had mixed feel- ings about this idea which was obviously the result of the recent death of a 17-month-old child forgotten reportedly for hours inside a hot van. Some have suggested had the windows not been tinted, a pass- erby might have seen the child, reported it and the baby would be alive today. This measure is sponsored by Councilor Ayanna Pressley and co-sponsored by Councilor John Connolly. A public hearing will be held on this measure. I agree with Councilor Charles Yancey and hope this hearing will also examine the other failures of not just the van driver but daycare providers as well. Said Yancey, "That baby never should have been left in that van, whether they had tinted windows or not." I find this measure of limited \\; value since many vans use tinted glass to block the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays and this glass is exempt in this new proposed ordinance for daycare vans. Tinted windows didn't kill this baby as Councilor Yancey says aloud; this baby died from alleged neglect on the part allegedly of the van driver who apparently forgot the child was inside the van. This baby died because there is no reported requirement that daycare centers call the parents of absent children. Perhaps, an ordinance that makes it mandatory for daycare providers to do just that might have prevented such a needless death. Feel good measures do nothing more than pretend that action has been taken. It is far more important to actually do something than to blame an innocent pane of glass for all our fears. Daycare centers are handed our children to take care of during parents' work hours. Parents need to be assured that the people to whom they entrust their children are keeping them from harm. This guarantee from harm applies to van drivers as well. Windows aren't neglectful, people are. Hold people accountable and you won't have to worry about tinted glass windows. 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 MICHAEL F. PUSATERI "IRON MIKE" June 23, 1940 - November 2, 2011 Michael F. Pusateri, age 71, formally of Dedham, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Cape Cod Hospital, with his wife and five children by his side. He fought a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was the beloved husband of Alice (Dresser) Pusateri for the past 51 years. Born in Norwood, he was the son of Catherine (DeFelice) Pusateri of Dedham,. and the late Michael F. Pusateri. He was a graduate of Dedham High School, class of 1958. Michael was recently retffed from the MBTA after 25 years of service. Michael is most remembered by many as "Iron Mike". His boxing career began in 1961 when he won the Middleweight Division Golden Gloves Championship in Lowell. Later that year he went on to begin his professional boxing career that spanned 12 years. He traveled all over the world with his mentor, the late Rocky Marciano, and trainer, the late Allie Columbo. He was ranked in the top 10 Middleweights of the world. Michael took great pride in his boxing achievements and in the many friendships he made over the course of his career. Mike was an active member in many local boxing associations. In addition to his wife and mother, heis survived by his daughter, Deborah Nauss, and husband Arthur of Ft. Myers, FL, and his grandchildren Laura, Julie, David, Matthew and Tyler Jean, his son, Michael of Dallas, TX, son, Joseph and his wife, Christine, of Centerville and his granddaughter Erica, son, Gary and his wife, Rosario, of Dedham and his granddaughter Pamela, and son, William, of Worcester, and grandchildren Samantha and Michael. He is also survived by his sisters, Kathy Pusateri of Dedham, and Diane Savvas of Ft. Myers, FL. His sister, Joan Reagan, predeceased him. Funeral was from the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Marstons Mills on Friday, November 4. A funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church. Donations in Michael's memory can be sent to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. May He Rest in Peace ose L. Ingeneri, 96, of Wakefield passed on Saturday, October 29 at her residence. Born in Elmira, New York on April 26, 1915, she was the daughter, of the late Joseph and dosephina (DiMartinis) Marinelli. Mrs. Ingeneri had been a Wakefield resident since 1976. She was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston, Class of 1932. Mrs. Ingener was a member of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, past president of Home and School Association at Boston Latin High School, St. Florence Parish and the Lady Sodality of St. Florence Church. She is survived by her husband Peter d. Ingeneri (Former Senior District Super- intendent for Boston Public Schools}, her two Ingeneri sons; Peter d. Ingeneri, Jr., and his wife Beth of Nashua, NH and Reverend Paul M. Ingeneri and his wife Betsey of Flanders, New Jersey. Mrs. Ingeneri is also survived by her six grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two brothers; Severino Marinelli and Anthony Marinelli and her two sisters; Ida Travers and Anna Carino. Her funeral was held from the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield followed by a funeral mass in St. Florence Church, Wakefield. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Florence Parish, 47 Butler Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01880 May 8he (est in Peaee SAMUEL J. BERTOLINO OCTOBER 1, 1923 - NOVEMBER 4, 2011 I Samuel J. Bertolino, 88, of Marlborough, formerly of Water- town, Brighton and the North End. Born in Gloucester, he was the youngest son of the late Carlo and Catherine Bertolino of the North End. Beloved husband of Frances Bertolino of 64 years. Devoted father of Carl Bertolino of Fitchburg, MA, David and his wife Linda Bertolino of Sudbury, MA. For many years he had been the owner of "The Little Jack Horner Joke and Magic Shop" located on Tremont Street. A Boston landmark that distributed the likes of joy buzzers, dribble glasses and whoopee cushions to generations of practical jokers. Mr. Bertolino was also the owner and founder of "The Boston Costume Company" one of the largest stores of its kind Loving grandfather of Sam Bertolino. Brother of the late Vito, Paul, Jerome, William and Anthony Bertolino. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Casale of Newton, Samuel and is wife Josephine Curatola of Needham. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Samuel was a World War II Navy veteran, enlisted and served in the South Pacific and Pearl Harbor. Samuel helped save many lives at the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston on November 28, 1942. Samuel was an honorary lifetime member of "The Sons of Italy" which he participated in many charity events. in America that supplied wardrobe and props for shows, circuses and theatre as well as Easter Bunny, Santa Suits and Halloween costumes. Funeral was from the Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman and Sons, Sudbury. A celebration of Samuels's life was held in the Chapel at New Horizons in Marlborough, followed by a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery, Marlbor-ough. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough. Memorial contributions in memory of Samuel J. Bertolino may be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, i0 Judith Road, Worcester, MA 01602.