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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 21,2014 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: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $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-GAZETTE 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. 118 - No. 47 Friday, November 21,2014 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. GUEST EDITORIAL LEAVE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK ALONE!I! by Sal Giarratani Recently, I read a news story on South Boston Online concerning a so-called grassroots movement seeking to rename the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in honor of Mayor Thomas M. Menino. They claim to have collected 1,000 signatures in the first two days. The petition entitled "Rename Christopher Columbus Park as Tom Menino Park." Christopher Columbus Park is not adjacent to the North End; it is in the North End, This park came about decades ago when members of the Italian American community united to get this designation for a North End park on the waterfront and while Italian Ameri- can activists such as Arthur Stivaletta led the charge, many others joining with him. City Councilor Freddie Langone must be rolling over in his grave at the nerve of the waterfront community trying to rename a North End park. I have nothing but pride and honor for the memory of Mayor Tom Menino, but if he were alive today, he would be saying leave Christopher Columbus alone. Menino always understood what this park meant to the people of the North End who worked so long and hard to create it. It is time for the backers of this online petition to stop disrespecting the North End community. Why not rename the Greenway after Mayor Tom Menino and stay away from dissing Columbus? There is room in Boston to honor Menino without stripping Columbus of his deserved honor. Nazzaro Center Senior Group Looking for New Members The Senior Citizen group that meets ,at the Nazzaro Center is seeking to expand its membership. Men and women ages 50 and up can join. The group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Nazzaro Community Cen- ter. There is a group meet- ing every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Bingo is played every Tuesday and Friday. There are trips, special events and holiday related parties. To join, stop by any Tuesday or Friday and speak to Ida. ALL ARE WELCOME!! 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 Pirandello Scholarship Drive Holds Wine Tasting Event by Sal Giarratani The Pirandello Lyceum held its first Wine Tasting event in support of the Pirandello Scholarship Fund at the Spinelli's Function Room in East Boston on Sun- day, November 16. President Rosario Cascio was the host of the evening and extended a warm welcome to all who attended the evening of good company, good food and good wine. As Cascio told me, "This was our first wine tast- The tables were all packed with attendees thirsting for some great wine to taste. Maria Capogreco and Nicolone Cianco ing and it certainly seemed like a big hit with all gathered together for a wonderful evening of wine sampling." REVERE MAYOR RIZZ0 PROMOTES SMALL BUSINESS SA TURDA Y Revere Chamber of Commerce Partners with Mayor Rizzo to Encourage Residents to Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday Mayor Rizzo announced that he is once again partnering with the Revere Chamber of Commerce to promote "Small Business Saturday" on November 29, 2014. Small Business Satur- day was founded in 2010 by American Express to help local businesses gain more customers and now, that pro- gram has turned into a pow- erful movement that drives shoppers to local merchants across the country. Small Business Saturday is a counterpart to Black Fri- day and Cyber Monday, which tends to focus on online and large-scale busi- nesses. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encour- ages holiday shoppers to pa- tronize brick and mortar small businesses through- out the community. Revere is home to hundreds of local small businesses that make up an integral part of the business and social fabric of the community. The day will start with a Community Kickoff Coffee Hour at Kinship Floral, LLC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Busi- nesses and consumers will be invited to meet neighbor- hood business owners and preview their special offers at the Chamber's pop-up market. Santa Claus will also be on hand to distribute the Chamber's "Small Busi- ness Passports" so that con- sumers can visit other par- ticipating small businesses during the day and receive special discounts/offerings for shopping "small." "Small Business Passports" will also be available to consumers at all participating businesses. Mayor Rizzo and members of the Revere Chamber of Commerce will also be vis- iting local businesses across the community from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Those busi- nesses include: Luberto's Bakery, The Good Diner, Volare Italian Restaurant, Adrian's Laundry, BW's Grill, Fiore's Market, New Deal Fruit, Inc., Pearl Vision, Maeka Thai Restaurant, Beach Sales, Inc., The Bagel Bin, St. Jeans Credit Union. Frank's Suffolk Diner and Dimino's Subs. "As a former local busi- ness owner here in Revere, and as past president of the Revere Chamber of Com- merce, I know firsthand the amount of effort that goes into running a business. As Mayor, I will continue to do everything in my power to strengthen our local busi- ness community. Small Business Saturday is a per- fect example of how we can come together to promote, celebrate, and recognize lo- cal commerce," stated Mayor Rizzo. If you would like to learn more about Small Business Saturday call the Mayor's Office at 781-286-8111 or visit revere.org. Remember to like "City of Revere Offi- cial" and "Revere Chamber of Commerce" on Facebook and follow the city on Twit- ter at "Revere_MA." Thinking About You Coach Dom To my friend Dom (Campochiaro), It was very sad for me to read in an e-mail sent by Arthur Lauretano that you were at the Massachusetts General Hospital receiving treatments for leu- kemia. You do not know this, but I think of you a lot. I think about the good that you have done for the kids in the North End. I think of all the time you have devoted to make the lives of kids better. I think about your teaching us about how to always improve and strive to do bet- ter. I think about how you taught us to believe in ourselves. I think about you as a baseball coach that I had while I was a kid growing up in the North End, but for me it was more than that. For me, you were a life coach. All this started to have meaning for me when my son was about ten years old. We were living in Needham and he wanted to play baseball. I became involved in the baseball pro- gram as an assistant to a coach who had been with the baseball program for a number of years. One thing that I made sure did not happen was to have my son play on the same team that I was help- ing to coach. My next year, I was asked if I wanted to coach a team in the Senior League (12-14 years old). I accepted and won the division that year. I won that division, because of you. I tried to teach those kids the way you taught me. I tried to teach them about head slides, side slides, how to get in front of the ball with your legs close so the ball would not get away, I told them to always cup the ball after a catch, so the ball would not slide out. I told them to always think about, if the ball came to them what would they do with it, instead of making a decision when the ball was hit to them. I told them about how you taught us regarding base running, how to steal, how to distract the infielders, I told them how to always keep their eye on the ball when batting, how to turn when bunting etc. Dom, it wasn't me coaching the team, it was YOU. In 1966, my girlfriend, now my wife, wanted to read a book called "Prophet" written by a Lebanese poet name Kahlil Gibran. In that book I read something that I never forgot and will never forget. He said that "It is when you give of your- self that you truly give". You have given so much of yourself to us. You are a gift that I will always cherish. I pray to the Lord, our God, for your full and complete recovery. Mario Federico POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 21,2014 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: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $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-GAZETTE 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. 118 - No. 47 Friday, November 21,2014 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. GUEST EDITORIAL LEAVE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK ALONE!I! by Sal Giarratani Recently, I read a news story on South Boston Online concerning a so-called grassroots movement seeking to rename the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in honor of Mayor Thomas M. Menino. They claim to have collected 1,000 signatures in the first two days. The petition entitled "Rename Christopher Columbus Park as Tom Menino Park." Christopher Columbus Park is not adjacent to the North End; it is in the North End, This park came about decades ago when members of the Italian American community united to get this designation for a North End park on the waterfront and while Italian Ameri- can activists such as Arthur Stivaletta led the charge, many others joining with him. City Councilor Freddie Langone must be rolling over in his grave at the nerve of the waterfront community trying to rename a North End park. I have nothing but pride and honor for the memory of Mayor Tom Menino, but if he were alive today, he would be saying leave Christopher Columbus alone. Menino always understood what this park meant to the people of the North End who worked so long and hard to create it. It is time for the backers of this online petition to stop disrespecting the North End community. Why not rename the Greenway after Mayor Tom Menino and stay away from dissing Columbus? There is room in Boston to honor Menino without stripping Columbus of his deserved honor. Nazzaro Center Senior Group Looking for New Members The Senior Citizen group that meets ,at the Nazzaro Center is seeking to expand its membership. Men and women ages 50 and up can join. The group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Nazzaro Community Cen- ter. There is a group meet- ing every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Bingo is played every Tuesday and Friday. There are trips, special events and holiday related parties. To join, stop by any Tuesday or Friday and speak to Ida. ALL ARE WELCOME!! 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 Pirandello Scholarship Drive Holds Wine Tasting Event by Sal Giarratani The Pirandello Lyceum held its first Wine Tasting event in support of the Pirandello Scholarship Fund at the Spinelli's Function Room in East Boston on Sun- day, November 16. President Rosario Cascio was the host of the evening and extended a warm welcome to all who attended the evening of good company, good food and good wine. As Cascio told me, "This was our first wine tast- The tables were all packed with attendees thirsting for some great wine to taste. Maria Capogreco and Nicolone Cianco ing and it certainly seemed like a big hit with all gathered together for a wonderful evening of wine sampling." REVERE MAYOR RIZZ0 PROMOTES SMALL BUSINESS SA TURDA Y Revere Chamber of Commerce Partners with Mayor Rizzo to Encourage Residents to Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday Mayor Rizzo announced that he is once again partnering with the Revere Chamber of Commerce to promote "Small Business Saturday" on November 29, 2014. Small Business Satur- day was founded in 2010 by American Express to help local businesses gain more customers and now, that pro- gram has turned into a pow- erful movement that drives shoppers to local merchants across the country. Small Business Saturday is a counterpart to Black Fri- day and Cyber Monday, which tends to focus on online and large-scale busi- nesses. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encour- ages holiday shoppers to pa- tronize brick and mortar small businesses through- out the community. Revere is home to hundreds of local small businesses that make up an integral part of the business and social fabric of the community. The day will start with a Community Kickoff Coffee Hour at Kinship Floral, LLC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Busi- nesses and consumers will be invited to meet neighbor- hood business owners and preview their special offers at the Chamber's pop-up market. Santa Claus will also be on hand to distribute the Chamber's "Small Busi- ness Passports" so that con- sumers can visit other par- ticipating small businesses during the day and receive special discounts/offerings for shopping "small." "Small Business Passports" will also be available to consumers at all participating businesses. Mayor Rizzo and members of the Revere Chamber of Commerce will also be vis- iting local businesses across the community from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Those busi- nesses include: Luberto's Bakery, The Good Diner, Volare Italian Restaurant, Adrian's Laundry, BW's Grill, Fiore's Market, New Deal Fruit, Inc., Pearl Vision, Maeka Thai Restaurant, Beach Sales, Inc., The Bagel Bin, St. Jeans Credit Union. Frank's Suffolk Diner and Dimino's Subs. "As a former local busi- ness owner here in Revere, and as past president of the Revere Chamber of Com- merce, I know firsthand the amount of effort that goes into running a business. As Mayor, I will continue to do everything in my power to strengthen our local busi- ness community. Small Business Saturday is a per- fect example of how we can come together to promote, celebrate, and recognize lo- cal commerce," stated Mayor Rizzo. If you would like to learn more about Small Business Saturday call the Mayor's Office at 781-286-8111 or visit revere.org. Remember to like "City of Revere Offi- cial" and "Revere Chamber of Commerce" on Facebook and follow the city on Twit- ter at "Revere_MA." Thinking About You Coach Dom To my friend Dom (Campochiaro), It was very sad for me to read in an e-mail sent by Arthur Lauretano that you were at the Massachusetts General Hospital receiving treatments for leu- kemia. You do not know this, but I think of you a lot. I think about the good that you have done for the kids in the North End. I think of all the time you have devoted to make the lives of kids better. I think about your teaching us about how to always improve and strive to do bet- ter. I think about how you taught us to believe in ourselves. I think about you as a baseball coach that I had while I was a kid growing up in the North End, but for me it was more than that. For me, you were a life coach. All this started to have meaning for me when my son was about ten years old. We were living in Needham and he wanted to play baseball. I became involved in the baseball pro- gram as an assistant to a coach who had been with the baseball program for a number of years. One thing that I made sure did not happen was to have my son play on the same team that I was help- ing to coach. My next year, I was asked if I wanted to coach a team in the Senior League (12-14 years old). I accepted and won the division that year. I won that division, because of you. I tried to teach those kids the way you taught me. I tried to teach them about head slides, side slides, how to get in front of the ball with your legs close so the ball would not get away, I told them to always cup the ball after a catch, so the ball would not slide out. I told them to always think about, if the ball came to them what would they do with it, instead of making a decision when the ball was hit to them. I told them about how you taught us regarding base running, how to steal, how to distract the infielders, I told them how to always keep their eye on the ball when batting, how to turn when bunting etc. Dom, it wasn't me coaching the team, it was YOU. In 1966, my girlfriend, now my wife, wanted to read a book called "Prophet" written by a Lebanese poet name Kahlil Gibran. In that book I read something that I never forgot and will never forget. He said that "It is when you give of your- self that you truly give". You have given so much of yourself to us. You are a gift that I will always cherish. I pray to the Lord, our God, for your full and complete recovery. Mario Federico