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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 30, 2011 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 $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. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 52 Friday, December 30, 2011 Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Honored with Statewide Economic Development Award The Massachusetts Family Business Association, a statewide organization created to honor family businesses and their achievements, awarded the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce with the first ever Massachusetts Family Business Asso- ciation Family Business Advocacy Award. The FBA Advocacy Award was presented to the MVChamber at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, at a dinner attended by nearly 500 people, and moderated by TV personality David Wade of TV-4. This award was presented in recognition of the Merrimack Valley Chamber's support and work on behalf of family-owned businesses in Massachusetts. 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. UNINSURED CARS OFF THE ROAD by Sal Giarratani Recently, the City of Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance stating that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to provide proof of insur- ance, the car is towed. To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of insurance to have the car released. This has made it easy for the City of Dallas to remove uninsured cars. Shortly after the "No Insurance" ordinance was passed, the Dallas impound lots began to fill up and were full after only nine days. 80% or more of the impounded cars were driven by illegals. Not only must they provide proof of insurance to have. their car released, they have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for every day their car is kept in the lot. Accident rates have gone down 47% and Dallas' solution gets uninsured drivers off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of nationality. Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get around this one? Bay State Skating School Learn-to-Skate Classes Learn-to-Skate classes as well as figure, recreational and hockey skating skills for children ages 41/2 and up and adults are at noon. Greater Boston rink locations: Brookline - Cleveland Circle, Brookline - Larz Anderson, Cambridge, Hyde Park- Dedham, Medford, Newt0n-Brighton, Quincy, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth. Use either hockey, recreational or figure skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes taught by professional instructors, 43 years of experience. For information and to register, call Bay State Skating School at 78/1-890-8480 or visit online at www.BayStateSkatingSchool~rg. / LETTERS Po/EtcY The Post-Gazette invites ~ r e.aders to submit Letters to the Editor. / Letters should be typed, double, paced 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 Pictured is Atty. A1 DeNapoli, a founding member of the FBA, presenting MV Chamber President Joseph Bevilacqua with the FBA Advocacy Award at the Chamber's recent Women in Business Conference. PIRANDELLO LYCEUM ANNOUNCES The Annual Bel Canto Italian Opera Concert The President and Board of Governors of the Pirandello Lyceum, have announced that the Pirandello annual gala Italian opera concert will be presented on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM and held at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cam- bridge, MA, 617-876-5160. The repertoire for the concert will be entirely Ital- ian. The renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company, artistically directed by Bradley Pennington, will present arias from favorite operas such as Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Bradley Pennington This exciting Boston Bel Canto Opera event is free to all Pirandello members in good standing. There is a fee for non-members; check payable to the PirandeIIo Lyceum. You have the op- tion of signing up for a mem- bership at the door and at- tending the event for free. Free parking is available for early birds at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center. Additional parking is avail- able at the Kendall Theater garage at a reduced rate with validation from the Dante. Follow signs to Kendall Theater. For more information about the Pirandello Lyceum log on to www.pirandeUo, com For further information call 781-640-3637; or email pirandellolyceum@aol, com. MARK YOUR CALENDAR NEAD FUNDRAISER SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012 On Sunday, January 29th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, North End Against Drugs will have a fundraiser at the Steriti Skating Rink dur- ing the regular free public skating hours. There will be a raffle, bake sale, music from the Nazzaro Center Children's Band, community organization tables and a bocce tournament indoors. The event is free but if you want to play bocce the cost is $10 per player and each player will receive a free North End Against Drugs "T" shirt with their paid regis- tration. There will be a lim- ited number of spaces avail- able for bocce. Winners will receive trophies. Four people per team. Also, there will be a lim- ited number of tables avail- able for rent for vendors and merchants. No food or beverage can be sold at these tables. Thanks to the generosity oft Fred White of the North End Skate Shop, cost of skate rentals and a portion of pro- ceeds from the snack shack will be donated to NEAD! For all you football fans, please note this is the NFL bye week before the Super Bowl. Knights of Columbus Makes Annual Donations to North End Non-Profits and Churches The Ausonia Council Knights of Columbus #1513, located on North Margin Street in the North End, will be making their annual charitable donations to North End neighbor- hood nonprofit agencies and Catholic churches. As we have for the last several years, Ausonia Council K of C has made several donations to help children, seniors and families at Christmas time. The follow- ing nonprofits have recently been sent a donation to help continue their important mas Program, North End Music and Perform- ing Arts Center and the ABCD Children's Christmas Party. During the year the Ausonia Council also made a generous donation to help support the North End Athletic Association Little League Baseball Program and sponsored two scholarships in the name of long-time mem- ber and Chaplain Father Fredrick Bailey. "The Ausonia Council is proud to be part of the North End for over 100 years, stated ~{~}~}~2~{~}~~{~}~{~{~{~~}~:~:~}~~ mission of helping the children, seniors and ~:~ :~:i~ i~ ii:i families in the neighborhood: St. John ::~::::~:~ ;~ ~: :~ School, Eliot School Parent Council, North ~:i: :;;:~ii~ ::~!i~i End Against Drugs, Nazzaro Community il ::~ ~!~:: ii ~: Center, St. Leonard's Church, St. Mary's ::}~iii~::'!~ il ii{!~i. Church Activity Fund, St. Stephen's Church, :; i~ Sacred Heart Church, ABCD Senior Group, !i ii:i !i North End Senior Group, North End Christ- mas Fund, St. Agrippina's Children's Christ. Grand Knight John Pagliuca, we know how hard each of these organizations work throughout the year for our community and we are glad to help them to continue to do good work throughout the year." The officers and members of Ausonia Council #1513 would like to wish all of our friends and neighbors in the North End/ Waterfront Community a_ HAPPY NEW ~/~!