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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, ~ 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 ~mail: postgazette@aol.eom W ebsiCe: www.BostonPostGazette.corn ':;:]bscrz:ptions in the United 5rates $35.00 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-GAZEITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnarurr~ Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 118 - No. 46 Friday, November 14, 2014 '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. THE FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END 2 014 CHRIS TMA S CLOTHING DRIVE The Friends of the North End, (FONE), held their 2014 Christmas clothing drive for veterans. This year's recipient organization was the Edith Rogers Memorial Hospital for Veterans in Bedford, MA, to whom a substantial amount of clothing was donated. Every year during the Christmas season the FONE donates clothing and other necessary items to Veterans. Spearheading the drive was Robert Ragucci and Richard Pantaliere. Accepting the donation was Commander Ralph MasciuUi of VFW Post 144 in the North End. Commander Masciulli presented Robert and Richard with an award for all their efforts in organizing a very successful clothing drive. 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 opinions expressed by our columnists and contributors are not necessarily the same as those of The Post4]azette, its publisher or editor. Photo submissions are accepted by the Post-Gazette provided they are clear, original photos There is a $5 charge for each photo submitted. Photos can be submitted via e-mail: postgazette@aol.com. If you want your photos returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Eagle Bank Donates $500 to ABCD's North End/West End Service Center Pictured from left to right: Geetha Renganathan, Gisella Christine Falzarano, and Johanna Malone. On October 27, 2014, Christine Falzarano, Vice President, and Gisella DiPaola, Assistant Vice President and North End Branch Manager, both of Eagle Bank, presented Geetha Renganathan, West End Service Coordinator, Maria Stella Gulla, Director of ABCD's North End/West End NSC, and Johanna Malone, Fundraising Spe- cialist for ABCD's North End/ West End NSC, with a $500 donation to Action for Boston Community Development's North End/West End Service Center. Eagle Bank's contri- bution will support the spe- cific needs of low-income residents in the North End and West End and will also help to provide multilingual services in the areas of edu- cation, health and advocacy. Eagle Bank, founded in 1889, offers a wide range of DiPaola, Maria Stella Gulla, retail consumer banking services, as well as a com- plete portfolio of lcommercial retail and lendirig products and services. As a member of the Federal Deposit Insur- ance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF), depositors' funds are fully insured. For further information, please call (800) BANK-EAGLE or visit them on the web at www.bankeagle.com. ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Celebrated Family Literacy Month Service L-R Gretchen Yochum, ESOL Coordinator for ABCD North End/West End NSC; Susan Voloshin, Librarian, North End Branch of the Boston Public Library; and Maria Stella Gulla, Director, ABCD North End/West End NSC. On Wednesday, Novem- ber 5 the ABCD North End/ West End Neighborhood Ser- vice Center (NE/WE NSC}, part of Action for Boston Community Development, Boston's largest anti-poverty agency, celebrated Family Literacy Month and held an event to honor Helen Bender, Librarian, West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, and Susan Voloshin, Librarian, North End Branch of the Boston Public Library. A festive brunch, including pastries, sandwiches and coffee was held to mark the day. Students from their advanced English for Speak- ers of Other Languages (ESOL) class attended, along with their staff, volunteers, seniors and other com- munity members were in attendance. Their neighborhood ser- v~.ce center provides educa- tional and social services to the e!derly, families, immi- grants and anyone in need. They run an ESOL program that serves students from 13 countries and spans three levels -- beginning, inter- mediate and advanced. As parents are the first teach- ers of their children, they wanted to continue with Gov- ernor Deval Patrick's com- memoration of November as Family Literacy Month, and to introduce the students and community members in attendance to all that the library has to offer. Susan Voloshin of the North End Branch of the Bos- ton Public library has helped many ESOL students at the NE/WE NSC to obtain library cards and museum passes, and other resources for as- sistance. In addition, she has donated many books to their ESOL program. Many of their seniors use the library. to peruse the Italian lan- guage collection. Susan is an active member of their L-R, Helen Bender, Librarian, West End .Branch of the Boston Public Library and Maria Stella Gulla, Director, ABCD North End/West End NSC. community coalition for the ESOL program. Helen Bender of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library has been an enormous help to the NE/WE NSC. She donates the space at her library for the West End Food Pantry and has been doing so since 2009. Without her assistance, a food pantry would not be possible, because to rent a space would cost more than the entire food budget. The pantry is a visible location and feeds over 100 people in need a month. In addi- tion, Helen has offered use of the librarY for workshops and is always a friendly face to anyone from the com- munity who comes to check out a book or seek other assistance. Maria Stella Gulla, Direc- tor, presented both Susan and Helen with a c'itation f;om the Senate Office and flowers.