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Boston's North End in Bloom

TEA PARTY EXPRESS Stops in Boston

takeovers of sectors of the economy, government-run health care, and higher taxes. Among the many guest speakers on hand were, Michael Graham of WTKK 96.9 talk radio and former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Sarah welcomed the supporters and as a frequent visitor to Boston on many hockey trips she opened her remarks by saying that she had the pleasure of meeting Mike Eruzione of Winthrop, Massachusetts the captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States national hockey team from the famous Miracle on Ice game. Sarah spoke of "less government spending, less taxes and less government intrusions on small businesses. More on the Tea Party Express on page 6, Res Publica by David Trumbull.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 the national movement of the Tea Party Express made its way to Boston, Massachusetts where the original Tea Party took place The Boston Common was filled with thousands of supporters of the movement whose mission is to stop out-of-control deficit spending, government

Spring is here and Boston's North End is in full swing. Restaurants and shops are welcoming Spring with the variety of flower boxes and planters such as Gennaro's 5 North Square Restaurant. Charming North Square is a quaint area that is home to Sacred Heart Church and the Paul Revere House.

News Briefs

by Sal Giarratani

S.O.S. Save Our (Navy) Seals

Our U.S. Navy SEALS are a highly trained and select group. They are considered the best of the best and are ready at moment's notice to perform in this long struggle against the enemies of freedom that President Kennedy warned about back in the midst of the Cold War. The Cold War has ended, old enemies history, but today America faces an even greater enemy in worldwide terrorism. Kennedy created the Navy Seals (SEA, AIR, LAND) as an elite force capable of combat operations of any kind. Last September 3rd, Special Warfare Operations 2nd Class Matthew McCabe from Ohio, Jonathan Keefe of Virginia and Special Warfare Operator 1 st Class Julio Huertas of Illinois were members of Navy SEAL Team 10 who were dropped in harm's way to capture a high value target known as Operations Amber. The mission to capture Ahmed Hashim Abed was a success. But now the three SEALS are facing court martial because Abed claims McCabe punched him while in custody. Trials for Huertas and Keefe who are accused of covering up the alleged punch are set to begin in Iraq this month. McCabe is to be tried in Norfolk, VA in May for striking Abed and lying about it. The trio passed up a administrative discipline because they all wanted a court martial to clear their names. So far this travesty of justice has escaped notice by the liberal media. Most Americans upon hearing of this situation are outraged by it all. We should be honoring and not prosecuting those who are trying to defend America from terrorists like Abed. Why doesn't President Obama intervene in this matter? Because to go forward with the trials weakens America in the eyes of terrorists the world over who are laughing at the prosecution of US Navy (Continued on Page 4)

Tea Party Express committee and speakers. (Photos by Lisa Cappuccio)

Mayor's Column

by Thomas M. Menino, Mayor, City of Boston Bullying has evolved dramatically and has now become a very serious issue affecting the safety of our city's youth. As a city, we have committed resources to help parents, teachers and others in our community know what to look for, how to report bullying safely and where help is available. The anti-bullying hotline (617-534-5050) launched in February in response to reports of cyber-bullying issues at Boston schools has been an important resource in identifying and stopping incidents of bullying. We established the hotline so that anyone who encountered these acts would have a safe and reliable place to turn. The hotline is staffed by trained public health professionals from the Boston Public Health Commission working in partnership with the city's Law Department, the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Police Department. The Boston Public Health Commission works closely with the Law Department and Boston Police Department to (Continued on Page 4)

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Res Publica

by David Trumbull

MASSGOP WELCOMES TEA PARTY TO BOSTON THE CHARACTER OF THE EARLY ROMANS

The character of the early Romans seems quite clearly defined when one examines the social aspect of their life. This is revealed in their architecture. They built forums for their public meetings and political activity, pagan temples for their religion, basilicas for business and legal affairs, palatial public baths for pleasure and relaxation, theaters in the half round for their dramas, amphitheaters like the Colloseum for their gladiatorial contests, oval race tracks which they called circuses for their chariot races, triumphal arches and giant pillars to honor their heroes, aqueducts by the mile to furnish the millions of gallons of water for their daily needs, built bridges and fountains. Some of these structures were built in Rome and some in other parts of the Empire ... but the "Domus" or private home for their intimate family life ... was everywhere. Through all of their political activity, religious and business affairs, cultural and leisurely pursuits and because of their strong family ties, there seems to be one consistent trait that was evident throughout all of Roman history, and this is the capacity for obedience to their family elders. The "Patria Potestas" or the supreme authority of the father was the basis of their family life. Because of their ability to accept and obey a higher authority they developed their capacity as soldiers, conquerors, lawmakers, statesmen, and most important, world builders. Through this principal trait, their unquestioned respect for parental authority they have left an indelible mark on the history of the world. I believe that this inherent characteristic has been passed on and instinctively accepted by our present generation of Italian Americans. It is reflected in their everyday attitude towards their job, their employers, their love and affection for their parents and for the manner in which they accept their obligations to their family and community. This seems to be what it's all about ... "This is Stirpe Nostra." In future issues we will briefly examine the great Roman period in history, the structures they built, the development of the early Christian Church, the inevitable progression into the Romanesque and Byzantine styles, the Gothic system and the Golden Renaissance. NEXT ISSUE: The Character of Roman Structures

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Seed, Sow & Grow Workshops

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Stephen Helfer of Cambridge with Tea Party-goers from Danvers and Lowell. MassGOP Chairman Jennifer Nassour released the following statement regarding Wednesday's Tea Party rally on Boston Common: "We welcome the Tea Party movement to Boston and it's always exciting to witness democracy in action. Just like the American colonists in 1773 who protested against burdensome taxes, the Tea Party movement is a motivated group of voters who are disappointed with the party in power. Like Republicans, they're tired of the way business is done -- both on Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill. Our Republican candidates support controlling taxes and spending, and on the major fiscal issues that the Tea Party supports, they are going to find the most alignment with the GOP. It's time to unite on the issues we can all agree upon and get Republican candidates elected in November 2010." I was there and thrilled to hear Sarah Palin address the crowd. I should say the very large crowd! My good friend Stephen Helfer helped out by taking down names in an attempt to get a more-or-less accurate count for the organizers. As we know, press reports of previous Tea Parties grossly under-reported the attendance. There were people there to protest the protesters as well. The Tea Party supporters do not have a single coordinated message. Some carried signs protesting high taxes, others President Obama's socialized medicine, others expressed their support for America's ally in the Near East, Israel, many showed dissatisfaction with the current incumbents in Washington -- especially the liberal Democratic majority. The anti-Tea Party protesters, on the other hand, were united. Their signs were all the same: denunciations of the Tea Party movement as racists and homophobic -- two things that, as far as I could tell, have nothing at all to do with the Tea Party. Perhaps the anti-Tea Party people as just suffering acute PDS -- Palin Derangement Syndrome -- where the mere existence of Sarah Palin drives you into a state on incoherence and paranoia. David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.

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Rock `N' Roll Legends Perform at Fundraiser

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Oldies Night to Benefit Students' Education

Rock' n' roll legends The Tokens, Shirley Austin Reeves of The Shirelles and Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, will perform at the Medford Vocational Technical High School's Oldies Night. The fundraiser, to be held at the Chevalier Theatre, Medford, on May 8, will also feature The Toys with Barbra Harris and comedian Paul DeAngelo. "This is a night for the future," said the school's director Dr. Mahoney. "It is an important fundraiser for the school and it means a lot to the young adults enrolled here." All money raised on the night will go directly to providing the students and staff at the career and technical education high school with current technology and equipment. This is the second year the non-profit Alumni & Friends of Medford Vocational Technical High School, Inc., have organized the musical night and they hope to raise $40,000 for the school.

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The Drifters "We have a lot of great acts and hope to sell all the tickets," Mahoney said. "We really value everyone's support and know it will be a fantastic night of music and laughs." Purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster at: www.ticketmaster.com. Medford Vocational Technical High School is a public comprehensive four-year school fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school's education program centers around a flexible Open Curriculum Program designed to meet the needs and abilities of all students at varying levels. Assisting students to reach their full potential as learners, graduates become responsible citizens and contributors to their community, their nation and a global society.

STATES WILL CHALLENGE OBAMACARE IN COURT

by Edward P. Shallow In a recent memo, Patriot Update informs me that State lawmakers and attorney generals are lining up to challenge the constitutionality of ObamaCare and wage an outside-the-beltway war against it in the courts. The new IRS mandate with ObamaCare enforces penalties and collections making Americans buy health insurance. If you are due a refund or some other federal benefit, and you did not obtain qualified insurance, your refund or benefit may be tapped for your fee. The IRS is not a bill collector, insurance is not a tax and the IRS lacks the authority to enforce the collection of insurance premiums but the mandate effectively creates a back door tax for government run healthcare. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will file a lawsuit against the U.S. government over passage of ObamaCare. As of March 29, 10 states have joined Florida in this proposed lawsuit, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota, and as I conclude the paragraph (April 7) Arizona has just announced it is joining this lawsuit. The Lawsuit will challenge the constitutional basis of the healthcare bill. The health care reform legislation passed by the House of Representatives clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each states sovereignty. Massachusetts is the only state in the nation to require healthcare. Citizens are well aware when the federal funds are exhausted the state will be bankrupt. Voters retaliated by electing Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, the seat held for 47 years by Ted Kennedy. The American people were outraged when Democrats in the House accepted Pelosi's bribes of power, money, promises of committee positions and getting better office space to sell out America and destroy the best healthcare system in the world. Democrats ignored the 60% of Americans that do not want ObamaCare. Democrats ignored a mountain of more than 1,346,016 faxes from AmeriPAC supporters and phone calls that virtually shut down the Congressional switchboard. In conclusion I inject the contempt I feel the Demo(Continued on Page 4)

"Curve Appeal" at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

CURVE APPEAL: Style and Elegance in Automobile Design, the latest exhibit at the Larz Anderson Auto M u s e u m , opens May 7th, just as America's oldest auto museum gears up for the 2010 season of its famous, annual outdoor Lawn Events. Located in Brookline, MA, an historic suburb of Boston, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum announced a brand new exhibit in the 19 th century carriage house, and the 2010 schedule of Lawn Events. CURVE APPEAL: Style and Elegance in Automobile Design will be unveiling curvaceous, aerodynamic cars from the "streamlining" era of industrial design, which evolved in 1930's and 40's. Streamlining is a single style based on aerodynamic simplification to minimize resistance to wind or water. The teardrop, considered by experts to be the perfect shape for an object in motion, epitomized the smooth body lines, flowing up, down and around a gracefully curved canopy, which graced the premier automobiles of the day. The exhibit will feature cars from the American and European schools of Streamlining, and the elegant designs that would follow. 2010 LAWN EVENTS SCHEDULE The Museum's 2010 Lawn Events season kicks off Sunday, May 23rd at 10:00 am with Cadillac Day, and the Lawn Event series features a different make of motorcar most every weekend through October's Studebaker Day. People who love cars, enjoy history, and admire this high-rev form of industrial art gather on the Museum's great lawn, as they have since 1927, when motorcars were quite a novelty, owned by only the wealthiest socialites. Now everyone gets to enjoy the company of hundreds of collector cars and their proud owners who gather for each event. British Car Day, German Car Day, the Great American Car Show, Tutto Italiano, and European Motorcycle Day are popular family events. Entertainment, refreshments, vendors, music and breathtaking panoramic views of Boston from the Larz Anderson Park are part of the fun and tradition. For a complete schedule of all the Larz Anderson Auto Museum events visit: www.larzanderson.org, or call 617-522-6547. Admission includes both the outdoor lawn event and the indoor exhibit. Wheelchair accessible, all events are rain or shine.

Coro-Dante Spring Concert

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The Coro-Dante, the chorus which sings beautiful Italian music, is working hard in preparation for its annual spring concert. In the picture, Maestro Kevin Galie, is conducting a rehearsal with the Coro-Dante members. The concert will be presented on Sunday, evening, April 25, 5:30PM at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, near Kendall Square. The Concert is free and open to the public. For additional information call (617) 876-5160.

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THE ECONOMY IS IMPROVING

Retail sales surged to a record pace; gains were broad-based as improving economy spurs purchases of luxury and discretionary sales. An early Easter helped sales in March, as spring wardrobes got an early start. March sales of stores open at least one year climbed 8.7% versus a year earlier forecast of 6.1%, the best since 2000. Eighty-six percent of retailers beat views and the seventh straight same store sales gains. Consumers are feeling better about their plight as the U.S. added 162,300 jobs in March, while the stock market has rallied sharply the last 13 months. That all translated to a higher consumer confidence readings and higher spending levels. Warm weather helped lift March sales as did pent up demand and an improving economy. Department stores saw a 12.2% rise and specialty apparels stores gained an 11.8% are responding to spring fashions. Consumers willingness to pay full price is back said Michael Niemira, chief economist of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and Johnanne Martis, director of consumer research at Thompson's Reuters. A lot of things are falling into place to give us more confidence, the retail recovery is sustainable, they said. Business was high in all stores. Target, a high priced discounters', sales were up along with Nordstrom's, JC Penney, Saks, Costco and Macy's. Perkins expects "the economy to continue to see improved sales, especially if the market keeps expanding." Stocks bounced back from early losses, to finish higher as a rise in retail sales overshadowed Greece's debt problems and the job market. The Dow and S&P climbed .3% each. Gold and oil prices fell and the 10-year US Treasury ticked up. Airline stocks moved higher as UAL rose 7% and US Air jumped 11% on reports of a merger. However, pilots have opposed the merger. President Obama is seen as more hostile to airline mergers than the Bush administration, which blocked UnitedU.S. Air merger in 2001. British Air and Spain's I Beria agreed to merge to create Europe's #3 carrier. Apple has sold 450,000 iPads since its Saturday debut, CEO Steve Jobs said. Users have downloaded 600,000 digital books and 3.5 million applications for its iPhone since its debut in January 2007. The new iPhone users can switch between several programs at the same time, and has a new ad platform. The Yvan and other Asian currencies rose as speculation mounted that China would release its new currency news and let the current float to revalue the currency and let it fluctuate more widely. President Obama and Russian President Medvedev signed a pact pledging on triming the number of subs and bombers and agreed to harness Iran's nuclear capacity, and support the same sanctions. Chevron refinancing returns to profitability. The nation's 2 nd largest energy company behind Exxon Mobil Corp., rose as refineries in California, South Korea and Thailand returned to profitability, as margins from processing crude oil into fuel widened. The company improved from a depressed fourth quarter levels when Chevron lost $6.7 million a day. Palms volume leapt to 88 million shares on market rumors as it is being acquired by HTV Corp of Taiwan. Boyd Gaming Corp., a gaming company as revenues jumped 33% in February from activity from Chinese New Year, a big period for gaming stocks. Speculation of a buyout boosted shares. TJX shares rose 12% in March, helped by warm weather, better traffic and the Easter holiday. TJX pulled in customers and sales of stores open a year rose 12%. It's time to call your financial advisor or call me at 617-261-7777.

Bullies are Charged But What About Adult Enablers?

The case of bullying in a South Hadley High School helped get the State Legislature to pass anti-bullying legislation and most recently charges against nine South Hadley students in the case of a victim who killed herself. It was a very sad story. Anti-bullying can't hurt, but the real fight against bullying has to be changing mindsets of young people, parents and school administrators. Society seemingly has always had the bullied and the bullies. Many mistakenly viewed it as simply a rite of passage, but it was never that. Bullies act tough because most of them are really quite weak. They wear a bully mask to make themselves look strong. The bullied on the other hand are not responsible for being the victim of a bully. Growing up, I remember grammar school when I had buck teeth, wore glasses was fat and stuttered. Guess who the classroom picked on? Me, the fat kid. I didn't tell my parents, I didn't tell the nuns, I kept that pain to myself. As I grew, the teeth were fixed, I stopped stuttering, I bought cool-looking glasses and I lost weight. I may have been bullied as a kid, but no one bullies me today. I've always wanted to meet up with that childhood bully and whack him real hard, but then I would lower myself to his level. I feel sorry for him today. Nothing worse than an aging bully with no punch. That is, if he is still alive. I probably still wish him a little ill. Just enough to pain him. Laws are good, but the real cure is empowerment. No one should be bullied ever. Bullies are nitwits. They win because people fear standing up to them. Once challenged they always show their true colors which is a streak of yellow. The real culprits are parents and school administrators who watch bullies bully and do nothing. They are more responsible than the bullies themselves. If we are going to charge nine bullies with a crime, what of their parents and useless school officials?

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provide families, young people and the public all across the city with the information and support they need to address such a serious issue. Schools have been reaching out to parents, encouraging them to confront the issue head-on. It is important that parents know how to talk to their kids about bullying and are able to identify whether their child might be a victim or an instigator. I urge parents to get involved with the issue and familiarize themselves with online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to fully understand how students are using them to torment others. Parents and educators should be aware of the extent to which the bullying has advanced. I have met with a group of high school students who act as cyber-mentors, who are working to educate their peers about the dangers of cyber-bullying and other cyber safety tips. It is important that students are aware of how they can protect their online information on social networking sites from being vulnerable to cyber-bullies. These peer mentors work with other students to make sure they know how to secure their personal information online and spread awareness of the resources available should they see or experience bullying. We are also holding a contest encouraging students to create anti-bullying works of art such as posters, videos, or PSAs. Entries are due by April 30 th, 2010 and a winner from each grade will be chosen. For more information about the contest, cyber mentors and online safety, visit www.bpscybersafety.org. Prevention is important, but students must also understand that these harmful actions have serious repercussions. The antibullying legislation pending at the State House would be an important step in giving administrators more power to investigate and discipline bullying perpetrators. Through awareness and a proactive effort made by civic leaders, schools, parents and students, we can protect our youth and send a message that this type of harassment will not be tolerated in Boston.

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SEALS doing their job. America used to be better than this behavior. Speech You Hate Hearing Isn't Hate Speech Up in Canada, one can be bullied off the stage if the crowd doesn't like what you're selling them. The United States of America and Canada are both representative democracies, both used to be part of England, both have constitutions that protect its citizens but in Canada, they don't have a Bill of Rights that guarantees free speech. The government can actually charge you with a crime if your speech is deemed a "hate speech" enforced by the Anti-Hate Speech Police in Ottawa. Ann Coulter, a well-known conservative speaker in America is guaranteed her free speech here, but not apparently across the Canadian border. The best-selling author was blatantly discriminated by students at the University of Ottawa when their intolerance for views they disagreed with made it impossible for Coulter to speak at the university recently. She even received an e-mail warning from the school's provost "to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here." Coulter has filed a complaint with Canada's Human Rights Commission (good for her) alleging she was the victim of hate speech and was singled out for among other things, her conservative views. Students at the university celebrated their effort at keeping her "discriminatory rhetoric off campus." Thank God, we don't live in Canada with politically correct hate censors. Thank God, also, for the First Amendment. Sadly, there are even Americans right here who don't understand what free speech means. For example, two recently published letter to the editor (Boston Globe, Boston Metro) showed that both letter writers didn't have the foggiest idea what free speech meant. The Boston Globe writer astonishingly stated, "How far do we go in the name of free speech? When can somebody say enough is enough. If Coulter is free to spew her venom, aren't students at the University of Ottawa free to say, `No thanks, we don't want to hear it?'" Yes, there are "Ann of Dracut, "Yes they are! However, shouting down opposing thought or preventing a speaker from showing up is spewing venom too against our Bill of Rights. Remember, they have free speech in every dictatorship as long as the speech is praising the government in power. Otherwise, your free speech ends inside your own mouth never to be heard.

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crats have for the Constitution, you need look no further than Congressman Phil Hare (D-Ill) in addressing some of his constituents at a town hall meeting, and they are talking about health care, they ask him about the Constitution, and the Congressman responds, "I don't worry about the Constitution ..." Judging by the silence of Pelosi and Reid, I conclude they are in accordance with Congressman Hare's contempt for the Constitution of the United States of America.

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Here is a Pair That Can Beat Three of a Kind (Can Even Beat A Full House)

by Robert Mirabito can hardly pay our bills, Governor Patrick raised the sales tax 25%, added an additional tax on liquor, proposed an additional tax on soft drinks, candy, raised fees on most licenses, even charged $5.00 to walk into a Registry of Motor Vehicle Building, put a fee on parking at State Beaches, etc., etc., etc. We are tired of all the back room politics giving friends and family jobs and raises. We need an honest businessman to govern Massachusetts ... Yes we need Charlie Baker NOW! When and if Charlie Baker becomes Governor, one of his first issues will be to repeal the 25% increase on our sales tax (saving every person in Massachusetts a couple of bucks every day). And this is just a start ... Charlie Baker will cut government spending, reduce the state payroll, stream line government, reduce the cost of State Healthcare (Mass Health) Insurance, he will install Kiosks at the Registry Buildings, so you are in and out in 5 minutes and no charges, and there will be many other moves to help the people of Massachusetts. You see, Charlie Baker has his hand on the pulse of the working people. Very recently it was said how heartbreaking it is for Charlie Baker to ask for money for his campaign be-

Charlie Baker As the old expression goes .... "We are going to hell in hand basket." If you want to support your family, then support Charlie Baker for Governor. It's time to say we are tired of the Patrick administration doing so much spending, taxing, borrowing, and putting fees on everything. Yes "we are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore!!! The American Revolution began right here in Massachusetts ... Let it began again with Charlie Baker leading the charge as Governor. We gave Governor Patrick and his administration the chance he asked for, but he failed us. Just look around, we are losing our homes, jobs, our credit cards are all maxed out, we

Richard Tisei cause he understands that many people don't have any money to give to a political candidate and strangely enough, these are the very people who are most effected by government's taxing, toll raising, increasing fees on a1l 1icenses. However folks, at the ballot box a millionaire only has one vote just like you and I. So it is up to us to pick our next Governor. So please show our state government, show the nation, show our children that we here in Massachusetts don't vote the party, we vote for the best person to do the job. That being said, I say to you Charlie Baker and Richard Tisei ... We will remember you at the ballot box this November. Please don't forget us at the State House on January 2011 ... PLEASE.

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The First Conference of the United States and Canadian chapters of the Dante Alighieri Society will be held at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachuetts, Pescosolido Building, at 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is the first of a projected series of conferences of this type designed to introduce new strategies and methods of teaching Italian language and of diffusing knowledge of Italian culture in both countries. Attending the conference will be four officials of the Dante Alighieri Society in Rome, including the Secretary General, Dr. Alessandro Masi. Hosts will be the President of the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Professor Spencer M. Di Scala, the officers of the Society, its Board of Governors and members, and the Italian Consul General in Boston, Dr. Liborio Stellino. The program will include talks by Dr. Masi, Silvia Giugni, Director of publications for PLIDA (the Dante Alighieri's highly regarded Italian language program); Luca Bonomi, Head of the Siena Chapter of the Dante, who will speak on the PLIDA certification program for teachers; and Paolo Verri, who will discuss the 150 th anniversary of Italian unification (2011) as an occasion for dialogue with the Italian communities outside of Italy. Dr. Carlo Cipollone, Director of the Consulate's Educational Office, will also speak on modern methods of teaching Italian. Consul General Liborio Stellino and Professor Di Scala will open the conference at 9:45 A.M. The program is available on the Dante Alighieri's website: www.dantealighieri.net/ cambridge/. Members of the community and Italian language teachers are invited to attend.

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Industrial Credit Union Announces

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by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari

JOHN J. CAMPANA MEMORIAL College Scholarship Winners

Timothy P. Houten, Esq. (ICU Director), Scott Brown, U.S. Senator, Joseph C. Carter, Adjutant General Massachusetts National Guard, Roy Campana, ICU President, Daniel Egan, Massachusetts Credit Union League President. The Industrial Credit Union (ICU) announced the winners of its 17 th annual College Scholarship Program. Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant General Joseph C. Carter and United States Senator Scott Brown graciously hosted the drawing at the Senator's office in Boston. The program was named in honor of John J. Campana who served as ICU Treasurer for more than 50 years. Ten winners were each awarded $1,000 scholarships that can be used to pay for college tuition, books and/or fees. Applications for the upcoming year 2011 scholarship program will be released this summer. "ICU is grateful to once again offer these scholarships. When we have an opportunity to give something back to the community we serve, we're all better off" said ICU President, Roy Campana. "We are proud to have both General Carter and Senator Scott Brown participate in providing additional educational assistance to our Massachusetts students." "I would like to commend this year's winners of the Industrial Credit Union John J. Campana Memorial College Scholarship for their hard work and commitment to academic excellence," said Senator Brown. "Education is a critical foundation for life and it is my hope that those who have earned these scholarships will continue their studies and make the most of this tremendous opportunity." "It is an honor and a privilege to join United States Senator Scott Brown for this important and exciting event. I commend each recipient for their commitment to excellence and extend my deep thanks to the Industrial Credit Union for its generosity and continued support for higher education. I wish each recipient success in their educational and professional pursuits." said General Carter. "The college scholarships being awarded by Industrial Credit Union is just one part of a 100 year tradition of community service by this credit union." said Massachusetts Credit Union League President Dan Egan. The Industrial Credit Union is a full service state chartered community credit union. Chartered in 1910, we are the longest running community credit union in the country. Providing banking products and services with federally insured deposits, credit unions are the safe haven in today's troubled financial services sector. The ICU office is located at One Liberty Square in Boston. You can also contact them by phone at 617-7421616, and on the web at: www.icu.org.

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May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been ATP answered. L.M.D.

The North End has much to commend as a neighborhood. One would be hard pressed to find a community of like size that is as diverse and historically significant as this storied corner of Boston, slightly larger than one square mile. Packed within its confines are historical sites, a flourishing restaurant community, a remarkable collection of churches, hotels and a thriving marine community that includes the US Coast Guard base and tossed in for good measure approximately 17,000 residents who go about the process of living their lives, lives made richer by the diverse neighborhood they call home. Saint John School is a North End treasure that has been providing the children of the neighborhood and surrounding communities a solid Catholic education for 115 years. Thousands of children who began their academic lives at Saint John's, possibly the oldest Catholic grade school in Boston, have

gone off to all sectors of society with a foundation well prepared to face the challenges of life. On Saturday, April 11 th , Saint John held its annual gala at the `All Hands Club', U.S. Coast Guard Base located on Commercial Street. The doors opened promptly at 6:30 p.m. allowing guests time to chat and survey the many fine items offered at silent auction while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. At 8:00 Sister Eileen, Principle of Saint John's, welcomed the guests, and said the blessing. Following the blessing, dinner was served, a sumptuous dinner beginning with salad and antipasto followed by ravioli an entree of chicken and roast beef and finally coffee and dessert Dancing began at 9:00 with music provided by Sal Bartolo. The evening ended at midnight, it was a wonderful evening in the company of good friends and supporters of Saint John School on its 115 th anniversary.

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SNL'S JOE PISCOPO

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to Raise Funds for Borggaard Beach Splash Park

tivities. His willingness to perform at benefit functions knows no limits and now FANSplash will be added to his list. Don't miss your chance to see him live. This evening promises laughter and fun as well as a helpful boost to the Splash Park's budget as FANSplash heads into the home stretch of its fundraising campaign. Elizabeth Angelino, CoPresident of the Family Action Network expressed her gratitude to Mr. Frattaroli for making this event possible, and further stated, "This event is a great way to help make a splash for our community while enjoying top-notch celebrity entertainment at the same time!" The FANSplash Committee, and its many supporters town-wide, has been working since last May to raise money needed to revitalize Borggaard Beach by creating a zero depth spray park that would utilize town drinking water. This would provide our town with a public, multigenerational & accessible water based recreational facility. Additionally it would also help to make this facility not only revenue neutral (it currently operates at a $25,000 loss per year for the town) but also create a revenue generating opportunity for our town! To date, FANSplash has raised all the money needed for design, administrative, and construction expenses. They are currently raising money for the essential above ground elements that will bring fun and excitement to young and old alike. Angelino commented, "each element costs, on average, $5,000 and naming rights are available for fourteen park elements at $5,000 each. If all naming rights are secured by May 15th, we will be able to meet our goal!"

Mrs. Murphy . . . As I See It

So it is a done deal that the Orient Heights library will close, in exchange for a brand new central facility which is a major loss for the Orient Heights community ... The good weather is here and East Boston is coming alive. There are an abundance of Moms walking with baby carriages, and little ones in the business districts. Please drive carefully, and sensibly, and respect the crosswalks and lights ... President Barack Obama is campaigning hot and heavy for his friend Deval Patrick. Obama said they have a lot in common. Both had cool relationships with their fathers. Both married attorneys, both have two girls, and both are inept when it comes to running a government! Obama recently came to Boston to cop a plea for pal Governor Deval Patrick who is hanging on by a thread. Massachusetts voters are sick of Patrick's inability to serve in government, not to speak of his outrageous spending habits. His administration payroll is out of control, and he defines the words "Spend Thrift." While the country is sinking in debt, this non-dynamic duo can't get pass creating more and more social programs that put a burden on the taxpayer, and creates chaos for the working-class American. According to many Massachusetts voters Deval Patrick is finished as governor of this state, the Tea Baggers will see to that! It's Charlie Baker time. He's your man, what Deval can't do, he can! ... Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo is pushing hard for casino gambling in East Boston and Revere. If gambling goes through, and it will for the right price, more than slots are needed. Gaming tables need to be added. DeLeo said the venture will bring in over 250,000 million in revenue a year, and add 1,500 jobs! However, it could boil down to more money in the till for the government to spend! ... The Tea Party is becoming more and more popular with voters that are so disgusted with airhead politicians they want to run them out of office! Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid "top of the list"! ... Dunkin' Donuts coffee is getting worse. It doesn't matter what Dunkin' Donut shop you buy your coffee, it's always bitter. Consumers are trying to find mom and pop coffee shops for a decent cup of coffee. It appears Dunkin' is either buying cheap coffee, or their coffee machines need a good washing ... The Post-Gazette is running Memorial Pages on Memorial Day in memory of your deceased loved one. If you live in East Boston and want a Memorial Remembrance in the paper, the Gazette's East Boston branch is open at 35 Bennington Street. Call their North End office for times and dates to bring in your Memorial ... Revere Beach has a new hot spot for singles and couples. Renzo Pizza on Revere Beach Boulevard has been swinging since it opened over a year ago and the attraction continues to grow. The friendly bar and restaurant features entertainment on Fridays and Saturday nights. They offer a limited menu and week night dinner specials. Many people from outside Revere frequent the quaint bar that shows off a magnificent view of the ocean. Renzo Pizza prides itself on being a respectable establishment where you can bring your family or casually hang out at the bar where you can meet and greet friends ... Till next time!

Lucia Ristorante is diving into the large pool of those helping Winchester's volunteer-run Family Action Network (FAN) to implement a Splash Park this summer at Borggaard Beach! An Evening of Comedy with Joe Piscopo will take place at Lucia's on Thursday, April 29thh, 8:00 to 10:00 pm at Lucia's Pizza in Piazza located at 13 Mount Vernon St., Winchester, MA. Tickets are tax deductible. Tickets are available online at www.fansplash.org, or in person at Lucia's or at BookEnds. Joe has proven to be one of show businesses brightest lights. He left his mark on Saturday Night Live, and the nation, thanks to his wide range of hilarious original characters and celebrity impersonations, from The Sports Guy and Doug Whiner to David Letterman and, of course, Frank Sinatra. His work on SNL naturally led to Hollywood, and starring roles in such smash hits as Wise Guys and Johnny Dangerously. Joe has also recently won acclaim for his dramatic guest-starring roles on the NBC drama, Law and Order. Although his unique talents are in constant demand from show business quarters, Joe devotes an extraordinary amount of time to non-profit and charitable ac-

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80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center has been chosen as a venue for Jazz Week Boston and we are hosting ten days worth of amazing concerts and activities for the whole family. JAZZWEEK EAST KICK -OFF Friday, April 23rd, 1pm JAZZWEEK EAST will kick -off with a tribute to New Orleans Jazz, "Kid Jazz Walk" Kids will leave from 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center led by Todd Brunnel, Mike Carey, Forbes Graham and Gary Fieldman, in the fashion of the old time New Orleans Jazz bands. CARLOS MARIO ROJAS TRIO Saturday, April 24 th, 7pm Back by popular demand -- Jazz Music with a LIVE Latin flare. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes, as we shake, shimmy and mambo to the beat of this great Colombian musician who has traveled the world with Lou Vega and his infectious groove. SPAJAZZY Sunday April 25th, 5pm-7pm Sponsored by Italia Unita Italian tunes with a great jazz interpretation. Come spend a lovely Sunday afternoon with great music, friends and refreshments. AL VEGA TRIO Monday, April 26th, 8pm We are honored to present the incomparable Al Vega, who is a New England Jazz institution and legend! He will be here to show us how it's done. Hope you will join us for this incredible night! PAUL BROADNAX CONCERT Tuesday, April 27th, 8pm Twice nominated for the Boston Music Awards Jazz Singer of the Year, and chosen in 2003 as Musician of the Year by the Boston Musicians' Association. Don't miss this performance because everyone will be talking about how amazing it was to hear him at the Cultural Exchange Center! A great voice reminiscent of Joe Williams. NICK GRONDIN JAZZ BAND Wednesday, April 28th, 7:00pm Come see why Nick Grondin works for jazz or(Continued on Page 14)

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Pirandello Lyceum 2010 "I Migliori" Awards

On April 10, 2010 the Pirandello Lyceum held its 25th Annual Awards Banquet "I Migliori in Mens et Gesta Award" at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. The Pirandello has recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important and significant contributions to their profession, society and to the Italian American community. Joe Sciacca, Managing Editor of The Boston Herald did a most memorable job as Toastmaster for the evening, while the many guests, including presidents of various organizations and past honorees created a very warm reception for the 2010 "I Migliori" Award Recipients. The mission of the Pirandello Lyceum is to promote the appreciation and study of the Italian language and culture. For additional information please visit our website www.pirandello.com

Pirandello Board of Governors (standing l-r) Vincenzo Fazzolari, Jeffrey Arinella, Nicolane Domond, Lapo Torrini, Allyn Christopher. (Seated l-r) Judith Bessette, Mary Vitiello, Dorothy Maio, Maria Capogreco, President Rosario Cascio, Lino Rullo, Dr. Dean J. Saluti, Marjorie Cahn, and Frank Ciano Esq.. Missing from photo, Mario Alfano, Salvatore Bramante, Noel DiCarlo, Esq., Lola Lombardo, Dr. Maria Lombardo, Josephine Parrella, Esther M. Restuccia, Robert Trifilletti, and Dr. Tino Valdesolo. Photos by Aurora DeLuca Photography

Maria Capogreco, Dr. Carlo Cipollone, Educational Director for the Italian Consulate, Boston and Michele McPhee

2010 "I Migliori" Award Recipients - Standing l-r: Angelo Petrozzelli, Architect; Kevin Galié, Conductor, Composer, Arranger; Francesco Volpe, Mechanical Engineer; Dr. Gregory Grillone, Medical Doctor - Otolaryngology. Seated l-r: Dr. Salvatore Testaverde Business and Educator; Dr. Dominic Amara, Educator; President's Award, Father Domenico Rodighiero, CS, Pastor Saint Anthony's, Everett, Massachusetts; Florence Ferullo Kane, Past State President - Massachusetts Sons of Italy; Michele McPhee Media, Radio Talk Show Host. Sue Ann Ponte, M.D, Karen Basile, Linda Riccio and Lisa Cappuccio

Fr. Domenico Rodighiero Dr. Jo-Ann Testaverde, Kathy Sciacca, Master of Ceremonies Joe the recipient of the Sciacca, Dr. Sal Testaverde and Chairman of the Board of the "I Migliori" President's Pirandello Lyceum Dr. Stephen Maio. Award gives the blessing.

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The Socially Set

by Hilda M. Morrill

Yolanda introduces Nancy Lawson Donahue, left, to the guests at the opening reception for "The Art of Fashion -- The Yolanda Collection." Mrs. Donahue and her husband Richard have made a significant donation to Lasell to their to-be constructed Center for Creative and Applied Arts. (Photo courtesy of Betty Levin) Members of the Boston fashion community recently gathered at Lasell College's Wedeman Gallery to honor Boston fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci during a festive soiree celebrating her life and career in fashion. In attendance at the event were Lasell President Michael B. Alexander, the Lasell's management team, and members of the Board of Trustees -- in addition to many of Greater Boston's "Socially Set." The accompanying exhibit, "The Art of Fashion -- The Yolanda Collection," which includes more than 30 glamorous gowns donated by Yolanda to Lasell's Fashion Collection, is open to the public through April 18th. The exhibit precedes an upcoming 2012 Boston Museum of Fine Arts exhibit also celebrating Yolanda's career. The designer gowns represent fashions from the 1980's-2000's including original designs from Bob Mackie, Mary McFadden, Steven Yearick, Oscar de la Renta and others. The donation of the gowns to the collection is valued at approximately $150,000. ....... On May 4 at 8 p.m., Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops open the orchestra's landmark 125 th anniversary season with a gala three-part program honoring the distinctive legacies of its most famous conductors -- Mr. Lockhart, John Williams, and Arthur Fiedler. The concert, which features guest soloists Broadway sensation Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent), legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen ("The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson"), and pianist Michael Chertock, an artist whose work Keith Lockhart has championed throughout his 15-year tenure with the Pops, celebrates the orchestra's rich tradition of performing an innovative blend of great music, from beloved classics to cutting-edge contemporary favorites.

Yolanda, third from right, is pictured with some of the Lasell student models wearing some of the Yolanda Collection ensembles. (Photo courtesy of Betty Levin) Symphony Hall will be festively transformed for the evening, with giant balloon arches at the main entrance, a huge "125" on top of the marquee to commemorate the anniversary milestone, accent lighting on the exterior of the building to illuminate Symphony Hall's distinctive architecture and a special red carpet leading from the Massachusetts Avenue sidewalk up the stairway to the main lobby. Horse-drawn carriages will arrive with actors in period dress portraying two of the notables from the very first Pops concert more than a century ago, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Boston Pops Orchestra founder Colonel Henry Lee Higginson. Keith Lockhart and Peter Fiedler, son of conductor Arthur Fiedler, will make a grand entrance from an antique fire truck reminiscent of the legendary maestro's early days with the orchestra. The evening also includes a celebratory preconcert reception throughout the hall. The concert's opening highlights the extraordinary legacy of Arthur Fiedler (Pops Conductor 1930-79), the Pops' legendary maestro for nearly half a century. One of the most beloved figures in Boston music history, he put the Pops on the map beginning in the 1930s and elevated the orchestra into a treasured national institution celebrated for its

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Longtime friends of Yolanda the Trifone sisters enjoying the Yolanda Collection. Left to right: Connie Muolo, Yolanda, Alice Trifone and Anna Maria Trifone and one of the fashion mannequins in the Collection. groundbreaking embrace of focuses on the great movie both classical and popular scores he has brought to music. For this tribute, life for Pops audiences. pianist Michael Chertock The inimitable Doc joins Keith Lockhart and the Severinsen, the longtime orchestra for a performance trumpeter, bandleader, and of Gershwin's Rhapsody in irreverent sidekick on Blue. "The Tonight Show with The program continues Johnny Carson," made a speunder the direction of Keith cial appearance. He is one Lockhart with a series of of the very few performers musical selections that to have collaborated with all showcase the distinctive three of the evening's tribcontributions of conductor/ ute conductors. composer John William Keith Lockhart (Pops Con(Pops Conductor, 1980-93). ductor 1994-present) leads Mr. Williams is one of the program's grand finale, America's most accom- which highlights the Pops' plished and successful com- present-day accomplishposers for film, and this sec- ments and provides a lighttion of the concert features hearted glimpse into what the orchestra in some of (Continued on Page 13) the special arrangements

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by Bob DeCristoforo A "BOB D. WEEKEND An NCAA D1 Frozen Four, a couple of baseball games, throw in an NHL game, plus still keeping one's priorities straight, and you have a "Bob D" kind of weekend, and making it even better being able to share it with friends. This past weekend it all came together in Detroit. I LOVE DETROIT Believe it or not Detroit was a great place, like any other city a tough economy hurts, but the City of Detroit is alive, lively and safe. The "host site" for the Frozen Four put on quite a show, and those who stayed away because of what they thought, missed a great opportunity. It was certainly, not the Detroit of the 1990 Frozen Four. It was fun and I would go back and those who went along this year would tell you the same. COLLEGE BOARD: BOSTON COLLEGE WINS THE NCAA D1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! MARTY RABON -- AT HIS BEST (CD) GrandVista Marty Raybon is best known as the founder and former lead singer of country music's hit group Shenandoah. The eleven songs on his solo album, At His Best, show his versatility and ability to handle songs. For the five songs he didn't pen, he made sure to surround himself with writers who created songs that fit him masterfully. Opening with the tender "I Just Want to Touch You," trailed by the pretty "That's the Only Way," the family ties of the current single "Daddy Phone," -- the next five songs written, or co-written by Marty include, "The Heat Is On," plus the hurt of "Big Pain," and the awareness of "The Change." While with Shenandoah, Marty led the group to 22 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 13 #1 singles. Potential winners can be culled from "A World Without You," following with a song he wrote for his son Matthew, currently serving his country, "Still My Little Man (Matty's Song)," the pleading "I Don't Want to Lose You Anna," and winds down with the emotional "I Am Coming Home," and ends with the insecurity of "You Get Me." Marty's vocals bring back strong memories of Shenandoah's success. THE BACK-UP PLAN -- MOTION PICTURE SCORE (CD) Lakeshore The Back-up Plan is a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin, opening in theaters on April 23rd. The laughs and situations get the benefit of an original motion picture score created by Stephen Trask. Utilizing 34 tracks, Trask opens with the airy "Daydream" instantly bringing thoughts of romance to mind, filling the middle with strains of the title cut "The Back-up Plan," the brief "Goodbye For Now," the growing pains of "Pregnancy Test," the tasty "First Kiss," and the restrained joy of "Not Leaving Leaving." Additional highlights have, "Are You Still in There?" "Pictures of Mom," "I Wanted a Baby," "Baby Time," plus "And Now, For The Exciting Conclusion Of," and the finale is framed in the excitement of "Proposal." Love and marriage, go together like the motion picture and this fitting Stephen Trask motion picture score! 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BRIAN LANDRUS -- FORWARD (CD) Cadence Jazz Nevada native Brian Landrus is a master on baritone sax, bass clarinet and alto flute. His lengthy credentials include working or recording with The Temptations, The Coasters, The Four Tops and The Drifters, and a host of jazz artists. A graduate of Boston's New England Conservatory, Brian received a pair of masters of music degrees for jazz composition and jazz performance. His debut CD Forward was recorded while in Boston and shows off almost a full hour's worth of enjoyable music. Lend an ear to "Ask Me Now" -- a Thelonious Monk creation, the flow of "The Stream," the reflective "Shadows," plus the romantic "To Love and Grow," and nine-plus minutes of the creative "Classification." The album title cut "Forward" has Landrus on bass clarinet, back on sax for "Beauty of Change," along with the brief "Interpretations," and heads for home on the heels of the ensemble improvised "Destinations." Brian composed an arranged all the music, with the exception of Monk's "Ask Me Now." Excellent listening!

Bob D at Comerica Park former manager of the Larson Skating Rink in Winthrop, which was the home of the Columbus Hockey Friars for a while, is Robert DeGregorio. 34,954 watched the semifinals. Ben Smith from Boston College was named Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament. HOBEY BAKER HUMANITARIAN AWARDS Part of the Frozen Four weekend was the presentation of the 30th Hobey Baker Award to Wisconsin's Blake Geoffrion. The Award honors the top college hockey player in the nation. Criteria includes strength of character on and off the ice, outstanding skills in all phases of the game, sportsmanship, and scholastic achievement. Finalists were Bobby Butler (UNH) and Gustav Nyquist (Maine). The 15 th Hockey Humanitarian Award was presented to Colgate's Ethan Cox. The award is given to a person, who goes out of his way to help others, not because they have to, but because they want to. OPENING DAY I did something I haven't done in a long time. I went to two baseball games, even better one of them was the Detroit Tigers season opener at beautiful Comerica Park, a good mix of the traditional and new, here to they set an opening day record of over 45,000! I felt like an even bigger little kid. I got up early, took the People Mover to the Grand Circus stop, walked to the ballpark, and waited in line for two and a half hours to hopefully get a ticket. The wait was worth it. At 11:30 a.m. I got my ticket at face value, and shortly after, in my seat, eight rows behind home plate. Getting to see the Opening Day Ceremonies, including the three F-16s, whose practice run on Thursday morning (unannounced) certainly shook me up, especially, since I was staying in the 72 story Renaissance Center Marriott Hotel! Detroit enjoys Opening Day with or without tickets. Listening to the weather report they noted "dress warm, if you're going to tailgate" and they did. Game time the temperature was 35 degrees! It was great. TRADITION AT "THE JOE"

Bob D at Ford Field, Frozen Four 37,592, a new NCAA Frozen Four record, watched BC shutout Wisconsin 5-0 at Ford Field, Detroit, to take home the National Championship, their second in the last three years. In a relatively quiet 1 st period Ben Smith scored the game winner at the 12:15 mark giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead. In an even quieter 2nd period, it was a shutout, 0-0, no one scored, but there was some big defense, big hits and big goaltending on both sides. Period 3 was "All BC." Cam Atkinson scored at 1:38 and 7:20. In between Chris Krieder from Dorchester native Jimmy Hayes and Philip Samuelsson scored the game buster at 3:40, and Matt Price closed it out scoring at 18:29. Mission accomplished! BC is number one! The Eagles got there by overwhelming Miami (Ohio) 7-1. In 2007 BC shutout Miami 4-0 in the quarterfinals, in 2008 BC KOed Miami 4-3 in OT, also in the quarterfinals, and in 2009 Miami was defeated by BU 4-3 in overtime in the Championship game, so you might think a very hungry Miami would be ready to defeat BC in the 2010 semifinals. Didn't happen, not even close. Wisconsin got there by toppling "Rookie" Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 8-1. Brenden Smith assisted on five of the eight Wisconsin goals. Helmets off to RIT and their fans, who finished the season at 28-12-1 with impressive wins over Denver 2-1, and UNH 6-1 in the Regional's, and became the first Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) team to advance to the Frozen Four. Former Merrimack AD, and

Bob D at Joe Lewis Arena I even got to see the Detroit Red Wings play Columbus at the Joe Louis Arena. "The Joe," as they fondly call it, is I believe the oldest of the new NHL arenas, but it has what most other lack ... tradition. Here hockey is what it is all about, everything else is second. You can actually concentrate on watching the game. The entertainment is the hockey. Word is Joe Louis Arena is going to be replaced, but when they build the new one I hope hockey in "Hockeytown" is still what it's all about. OLD ST. MARY'S On Saturday before the championship game, I went to Mass at Old St. Mary's Church in the Greektown section of Detroit. It is the third oldest parish in Detroit. On August 15 th Old St. Mary's will celebrate its 175 th anniversary. Even when you are away on a very busy weekend you can't forget your priorities. SPRING FUN FRIDAYS CitiCenter CitySpotlights presents two "Fun Friday" events on April 16 th and April 30 th from 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m. It's a free evening of theater games, improvisation and performing arts fun for youngsters 11-13 years of age. For information call Anthony Victoria at 617-532-1221. The program takes place at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, 38 Ash Street, Boston. TIDBITS - Special "salute" to Chris Simeca, who is now in the Service. - Frozen Four on a football field? Still under further review! - Celeb Sightings: "new" New Yorkers Chris Periera and Mike LoPriore home for a visit. - It's Cancun time!

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ments. For tickets call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. world of performing arts. KidStage gives kids ages 2-6 years old a taste of what it's like in and around spotlights. Short plays are put on and the audience is invited to join in. Saturdays and Sundays-- 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm; on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays--11:30 am and 12:30 pm; on Thursdays, 11:30 am; and Fridays, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm. For further information, pleae call 617-426-6500. Call the "What's Up Line" at 617-426-8855 for hours, exhibits and events or visit www.BostonKids.org. NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM Central Wharf, Boston, MA Exhibits explore the "world of water," from local Boston Harbor to the exotic Amazon River and feature aquatic animals in recreated habitats from around the world. Visit a working animal care laboratory at the Aquarium Medical Center, and sit in on one of the daily sea lion shows. For more in-depth information contact 617-973-5200 (voice), 617973-0223 (TTY), or www.neaq.org. THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES 54 Turner Street, Salem, MA THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES - was the inspiration behind Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel. It was built in 1668; and features a secret staircase, 17 th century architecture, and three centuries of decorative arts as well as social and maritime history. Open year-round. For more information, call: 978-744-0991.

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Design, this exhibition was prepared for PEM by Curator of Photography, Phillip Prodger. TRASH MENAGERIE ­ Now through May, 2010. This exhibit presents over 30 whimsical animals created from things most of us simply throw away. For example: A luminous moth made from piano keys and pottery shards. For further information, please call 866-745-1876 or visit www.pem.org. WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA EXHIBITION: WHAT MATTERS - Now through August 22, 2010 from 11:00AM-5:00PM. This exhibition features contemporary works between 1988 and 2009 by a roster of leading artists including Claire Barclay, Willie Cole, Taylor Davis, Melvin Edwards, Heide Fasnacht, Tony Feher, Jim Isermann, Jim Lambie, Jodie Manasevit, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Doris Salcedo, Yinka Shonibare and Andrew Witkin. SELECTIONS FROM WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, 1955 TO THE PRESENT - Now through May 30, 2010, 11:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. WAM displays the visual expression of rock & roll music with more than 100 photographs of famous rock stars in Selections from Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present. This exhibition features candid shots, live performances, publicity portraits and album cover art of legendary musicians, such as Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Mick Jagger, to name a few. On display are their captured private and public moments. MINIMALISM: LOGIC AND STRUCTURE IN GRAPHIC ARTS Now through July 11, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. Minimalism is a form of graphic arts that celebrates simplicity and is intended to calm the senses and stimulate intellectual thought. Its artists create images that are inspired by reasoned sequences found in geometry, language and mathematics. For further information, please log onto their website at [email protected] or call (508) 799-4406.

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BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:30PM. With songs like "Shining Star", "Got to Give", "Let's Groove" and "Boogie Wonderland" it is no wonder that they can rock the house. BACKSTREET BOYS - June 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM. The boys are back! The teen pop sensation are on tour and they are making their way back to Boston. Don't miss this show! DONNA SUMMER - August 27, 2010 at 7:30PM. A five-time Grammy winner, Donna Summer was the first artist to win the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female (1979, "Hot Stuff") as well as the first-ever recipient of the Grammy for Best Dance Recording (1997, "Carry On"). In 2004, she became one of the first inductees, as both an Artist Inductee and a Record Inductee (for 1977's "I Feel Love") into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City. It is estimated that Donna Summer has sold more than 130 million records. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com. FIRST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL Lindsay Chapel Mason & Garden Streets Cambridge, MA GRAND BALLET DUCOUR ­ Saturday, April 17, 2010 beginning at 8:00PM. Works by Moulinie, Boesset, Mesangeau, Guedron & du Caurroy. For further information, please call 617-776-0692. HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA CYNDI LAUPER - Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM. The genesis of Bring Ya To The Brink, a title culled from the lyrics of the percussive stand-out jam "Lyfe," lies within Cyndi's unique, often sharp-edged observations of the world. Log onto www.houseofblues.com/tickets 1-888-693-BLUE (2583). CHEVALIER THEATER 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA OLDIES NIGHT - Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:00PM. Featuring Charlie Thomas & the Drifters, The Toys with Barbara Harris, Jay Siegal & the Tokens, The Shirelles with Shirley Allston Reeves and Comedian Paul DeAngelo. A great night of Doo Wop. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com

Barbra and Frank, The Concert That Never Was "a gem of a show ... Sharon becomes Streisand to the point that you forget you are watching tribute status." "Sebastian is Sinatra in his heyday ... confident, cocky and well, one word describes the man ... Swingin!!" "If you want a show that will take you back to the `Way We Were' ... the way Vegas used to be ... you can't miss this show." Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo, regulars at the Riviera Hotel and Casino are two of the most impressive celebrity impersonators in the business. They travel the world performing their tribute to Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. Critics hail the show as the way Vegas used to be -- with Barbra and Frank in vintage Vegas mode. What's On magazine states "As good as the music is, the banter between the stars is equally memorable." Backed by a seven piece band -- hear favorites like ­ "New York, New York," "Funny Girl," "Fly Me to the Moon," "World on a String," "Memory," "Hello, Dolly!" "I've Got a Crush on You" and many more! Check out Music Section for more details.

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PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA THE KENNEDYS | PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY - April 17, 2010 through July 18, 2010. Created by the National Museum of American History and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Kennedys | Portrait of a Family is supported by the Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. Fund and Collins

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BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - April 20 through May 2, 2010. Don't miss the sensational cast delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new showstopping numbers for the stage, including "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." For tickets and more information please call 1-800-982-2787 or www.broadwayacrossamerica.com. LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA JOHNNY BASEBALL - May 14 through May 30, 2010. An exhilarating blend of fact, fiction and the mystical power of the game. It traces the origin of the Curse to a collision of three orphaned souls: Johnny O'Brien, a hard-luck righthander on the 1919 Sox; his idol, the man-child Babe Ruth; and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African American blues singer and the love of Johnny's life. Johnny Baseball is a fun and spirited musical. For more info, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.americanrepertorytheater.org.

that the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage ... until now! They never worked together, exactly, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions, but it's tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a concert tour. Just imagine the possibilities. Would one have outshone the other? Would their on stage banter have been friendly or a bit snippy? The rapport of these two 20th century icons is immediately prevalent. What's On magazine states, "As good as the music is, the banter between the stars is equally memorable." Attractive discounts for groups of 10 or more. Call the Box Office at 781-891-5600 or buy tickets online at www.reagleplayers.com. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Mass Ave., Boston, MA SONNY ROLLINS' 80TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT - Sunday, April 18 at 7:00PM. "The last jazz immortal" THE VILLAGE VOICE, "Nobody rivals his fluid mastery of the tenor sax." BOSTON GLOBE, "Executing the impossible-shaping cogent poetic musical architecture on the tenor saxophone while navigating the high wire night after night -- is the operative trope of Rollin's astonishing career." DOWN BEAT. Call 1-888-266-1200 or log onto www.bso.org for tickets. CITI PERFORMING ARTS WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA DIANA ROSS - May 15, 2010 at 8:00pm. Spend an evening with ... The Legend, The Music, The Voice! One of the most successful female artists in the world. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR May 7, 2010 at 8:00PM and May 8, 2010 at 2:00pm, 8:00pm and May 9, 2010 at 3:00PM and 7:00PM. Don't miss your last chance to see Ted Neeley in Tim Rice and Andrew Loyd Webber's. Log onto www.citicenter.org for tickets. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA ANDRÉ RIEU - Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8:00PM. To me, music is one of the most important things. A life without music would be unbearable for me. My whole life has been guided by music. My father was the conductor of a symphony orchestra, and music was the centre of our home and family life. When my father was home, he sat at the piano studying scores. My five brothers and sisters all played one or more instru-

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ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to 1:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www.1110wccmam.com "Italia Oggi" (Italy Today) Sundays 1PM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11AM-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM - 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650AM in Framingham and online at www.wsro.com. "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www.dongiovannishow.com YMCA-EAST BOSTON 215 Bremen Street, East Boston BASIC ITALIAN FOR ADULTS ­ Tuesday evening's beginning on April 20, 2010. The basic course is for students who have little or no experience with the Italian language. The goal of the course is to familiarize the students with the phonetics and grammar to develop speaking, reading and writing skills in basic Italian. CHILDREN CLASSES ­ will be offered for children ages 4-7. Classes will be held on Saturdays beginning Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 10:00AM-11:30AM and will run for 8 weeks. Visit www.italiaunita.org or call 617-561-3201 for more info. PARADISE ROCK CLUB 967 Comm Ave., Boston, MA JOVANOTTI - On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:00PM Italy's number one recording artist Jovanotti announces Oyeah, the debut US album release by the chart topping Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper for the legendary Verve Forecastlabel. An acclaimed pioneer in the international hip hop scene renown for working in his native Italian language, Jovanotti again breaks new ground on Oyeah's 20 tracks featuring all new live versions of original repertoire drawn from his long career. To reserve your tickets today, call 617-562-8800 or www.livenation.com. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIT, ROOM 10-250 FRANCO MODIGLIANI (19182003) an Italian MIT Nobel Laureate - April 26, 6:30-8:30PM. A celebration of his lasting contributions to Economics and his passionate reflections on Italy. Introductury remarks by Liborio Stellino, Consul General of Italy Boston, Master of Ceremonies: Roberto Rigobon, MIT. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Mass Avenue, Boston, MA MAURIZIO POLLINI, piano - Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 3PM. In a world of snapshots, the Maurizio Pollini is a landscape artist. A musical architect of the highest order, Pollini culpts form and structure carefully, revealing keen insights along the way. With Pollini, we receive an awe-inspiring, crystal clear view of both iconic compositions and the newest music. The Italian Musician is one of the finest pianists of our era. For more information call Celebrity Series 617482-6661 or www.celebrityseries.org. ITALIAN FILM SERIES Presented by COMITES and the Consul General of Italy, Boston "IL PARADISO ALL'IMPROVISO" Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 7:30PM hosted by Club Italia at 175 Maplewood Street, Malden. "NO PROBLEM" - Thursday, April 21, 2010 at 7:30PM hosted by the Juventus Club, 270 Broadway, 2nd floor, Revere. "LA FIDANZANTA DI PAPÀ" Thursday April 29, 2010 at 7:30PM hosted by Paesani d'Italia, 149A Highland Avenue, Somerville. "CHIEDINI SE SONO FELICE" Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 7:30PM hosted by Orsogna Plaza, 316 Main Street, Everett. "NATALE A RIO" - Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:30PM, hosted by Associazione Gizio, 226 North Street (North End) Boston. "FUOCHI D'ARTIFICIO" Tuesday, April 18, 2010 at 7:30PM, hosted by Paesani d'Italia, 149A Highland Avenue, Somerville. "BAARIA" - Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30PM, hosted by COMITES, 11 Tileston Street, Boston. The film series is free and open to the general public. No reservations are required.

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ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA AFTER HOURS ­ Every third Thursday of each month from 5:00PM9:00PM. After Hours is art, music, cocktails, contemporary performances, gallery explorations and so much more. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call: 617-278-5156 or visit the website at www.gardnermuseum.org. BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA LOWELL LECTURE SERIES ­ Now through April 2010. Travel the world without leaving Boston. Lecturers include Paul Theroux, Frances Mayes and Alexander McCall Smith. All lectures to be held in the Rabb Lecture Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public. MAN IN THE STREET: BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULES AARONS ­ When Jules Aarons began photographing seriously in 1947, he chose the streets and neighborhoods of Boston as his subject. He was drawn to the way people in the neighborhoods lived their public lives and the energy with which they talked, played and interacted. Inspired by "street photographers" such as Henri CartierBresson and Helen Levitt, Aarons worked solidly in that tradition, finding a steady supply of visual inspiration in the juxtaposition of people against their urban background. Please Note: Gallery hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:005:00, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00-7:00, Sunday: 1:00-5:00 Located in the Central Library, 700 Boylston Street, Wiggin Gallery, McKim Building, 3rd Floor. For more information about these events and the many other programs at the library please log onto www.bpl.org. THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 300 Congress St., Boston, MA KIDSTAGE ­ a state-of-the art performance space designed to introduce children to the wondrous

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LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA TONY ORLANDO - April 17, 2010 at 8:00PM. Orlando has been a recipient of three American Music Awards and a People's Choice Award. For outstanding achievements to the entertainment industry, Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990. Tony has played to packed arenas and for five Presidents. A string of hits continued including "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," "Sweet Gypsy Rose," "He Don't Love You," "Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally," "Cupid," "Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)" and "Mornin' Beautiful." Special guest opening up for Tony is East Boston's own Pat Benti and his band. For more info visit www.lowellauditorium.com or www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. ROBINSON THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA BARBRA & FRANK THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS- May 22, 2010 at 2PM. A Sensational Tribute to Sinatra and Streisand It is unlikely

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Recipes from the

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by Vita Orlando Sinopoli

Ladies! Drink up! Women who drink lightly or moderately appear to gain less weight in midlife than nondrinkers do, says a new study. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston examined health data from 19,000 women over 13 years, and found that those who did not drink at all gained the most weight over that period. Women who consumed a drink or two a day were 30 percent less likely to become overweight, with red wine drinkers showing the most benefit. So taking up drinking -- or drinking more -- probably won't help women lose weight, warns University of North Carolina psychiatrist Dr. James Garbutt. "If the message is that by drinking alcohol you're going to lose weight," he says, "that's potentially complicated and dangerous message." Wow! An elderly woman in China has startled her family by sprouting a horn on her forehead. Zhang Ruifang, 101, of Henan province began developing the protrusion four months ago. It's now close to three inches long, and another one appears to be emerging on the other side of her forehead, The horn, which causes her no pain, began as a patch of rough skin, and just kept getting bigger. Flying high! A British man whose travel bug was thwarted by a fear of flying is finally taking a 55,000-mile world tour -- three years after he died. Rita Munns, 63, is carrying her husband Richard's ashes to 12 countries on four continents, leaving a bit of him at each location. "He never liked flying," Munns said. "He always wanted to be able to see so much more of the world than he did." She's carrying his ashes in an envelope, to avoid having to explain her mission to customs officials. It has been said, people who believe in cremation have grave doubts about death. Last year was one of the worst ever for the newspaper business. Advertising revenues fell 27.2 percent, or more than $10 billion, from 2008, which at the time was billed as the worst year for newspapers since the Great Depression. Well, things are now much better! Of course, The Post Gazette has been continuously attracting advertisers. Baby talk! About 48 percent of the children now born in the U.S. are nonwhite, and demographers say 2010 could be the "tipping point," when the number of babies born to Hispanics, Blacks and Asians collectively surpasses that of babies born to white. The astute Rosalie Cunio of Waltham, reminds us, a baby is a small creature who soon ceases to be an armful and grows into quite a handful. When two women feel sorry for each other, the chances are one has a baby and the other hasn't. Good news! Traffic deaths in 2009 fell to their lowest level in 56 years, with fewer than 34,000 people killed. Experts credited the growing use of side air bags and other safety features, along with a drop in total miles driven because of the Recession. The expert on how to avoid traffic, Tom Analetto of Medford, claims nowadays there are altogether too many people in too many cars, in too much of a hurry, going in too many directions. The highly observant Mona Lisa Cappuccio of East Boston, thinks many traffic signals which tell the pedestrian to walk ought to tell him to run instead. Bella Culo of Chestnut Hill, says, "One of the most trying of all jobs is being a traffic cop: you have to stay mad all the time." Money talks! About 43 percent of Americans have saved less than $10,000 for retirement, a new study found. Speaking of retirement, Steven Sebestyen thinks a good time to retire is before it's too late to have a good time. Steven's brilliant and attractive wife Theresa says, "There's no such thing as equality between the sexes -- whoever heard of a housewife retiring?" Retirement is the period when a man who can now do anything he wishes he could do something else. Ah spring! 64% of Americans say the arrival of spring each year puts them in a better mood. 9% say spring actually makes them grumpier. April is the month when the green returns to the lawn, the trees and the Internal Revenue Service. Robyn Waters of Swampscott, says, "Spring hasn't really reached the suburbs until you are awakened by the first lawnmower." Peggy Barile of Nahant, says, "April showers bring May flowers -- with the help of spading, fertilizing, planting, watering and weeding." A recent poll disclosed 60% of Americans say it's become harder to attain "the American dream" than it was for their parents' generation. And 68% think it will be harder still for their own children. The poll was conducted by Xavier University. Tips for men on purchasing shoes: In the business world, there are some ground rules for dress shoes. Wear shoes that lace up and are some shade of black or brown. Durable materials, such as calfskin, are best. Do a test run! Walk around the store, making sure your toes have "three-eighths to half an inch" of wiggle room. Find a good sole! Rubber offers more "traction on slick surfaces" than leather soles. While thin soles look fashionable, they're flimsy and impractical if you "walk 10 blocks every day." Huh? In the marriage ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other. Speaking of the ancient world, olive oil was used for washing the body in the ancient Mediterranean world. Be aware, Americans lost an estimated $560 million last year to Internet fraud, the FBI reported. The most common frauds involved scammers impersonating FBI agents. Bill Gates, known as he world's richest man is now the second world's richest man. Carlos Slim is now the world's richest man. In brief, it's a remarkable feat for the son of Lebanese immigrants. Slim grew his fortune not through pioneering technology, as Gates did, but by "building an old-fashioned conglomerate empire with a finger in every pie, from cement to telephones to restaurants." It has been reported, on a recent vacation in Italy, a friend recalls, Slim spent two hours haggling with a merchant to knock the price of a necktie down to $10. Big news! A New Jersey woman is on a mission to become the fattest woman in the world. Donna Simpson, 42, weighs 600 pounds, and already holds the Guinness World Record for the fattest woman to give birth. She now has her sights set on reaching 1,000 pounds, a weight that should capture her the all-around tittle, and is eating 12,000 calories a day to get there. Simpson's efforts are assisted by her partner, Philippe, who Simpson says is "a real belly man and completely supports me." Singing works! Stroke patients who've lost their speech can be taught to speak again by singing, reports The Wall Street Journal. Strokes can damage parts of the brain's left hemisphere that enable us to speak. But neurologists at Harvard found a way to rewire stroke victims' brains by teaching them to sing what they want to say. Over several months, the patients learn to convert their singsong talking into normal speech. The therapy has the potential to help the estimated 60,000 patients in the U.S. left speechless by a stroke every year. Wee bit of show business reminiscing with musicologist Albert Natale. The Mills Brothers are the most popular vocal group of all time, with 70 hit records between 1931 and 1968. Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" has been recorded more than 1,300 times by hundreds of artists. One music historian, the late David Ewen, said its lyrics (written by Mitchell Parish) have been translated into 30 different languages. And Gene Kelly broke an ankle and was replaced by Fred Astaire in the film "Easter Parade" (1948). AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME

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Six to ten wooden or stainless steel Cannoli rollers will be needed CANNOLI SHELLS: 3 tablespoons shortening 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons wine 2 tablespoons water 1 beaten egg Canola oil for frying FILLING: 1 2-pound container ricotta cheese 1 cup sugar A pinch of cinnamon SHELLS: Combine first four ingredients thoroughly. Add water, wine, and beaten egg. Knead dough into ball. Separate dough into small pieces (meatball size). Place in a bowl and cover. Roll each piece into a paper-thin round. Take one wooden or metal roller and gently wrap loosely around thin roller. To seal, dampen one edge of dough with a little water. It is best to prepare three or four cannoli before starting to fry. FRYING: Heat oil in deep fryer or saucepan. Carefully slip the cannoli shell with roller into the deep fryer (or saucepan). With spatula or slotted spoon, turn item in oil to brown on all sides. Use caution while removing hot cannoli from pan and from hot roller. It is best to fry one at the time as they brown quickly. Cool thoroughly before storing in a covered container in a cool place. They remain fresh for two weeks. FILLING SHELLS: Drain ricotta cheese in a colander. Then place in a bowl. Add sugar and a pinch of cinnamon before mixing thoroughly by hand. Do not whip. With teaspoon, fill shells with ricotta cheese mixture. Sprinkle confectionery sugar over the cannoli shell before serving. NOTE: It is best to fill the cannoli shells just before serving. Leftover-filled shells should be refrigerated. Filled shells will soften somewhat in the refrigerator

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1st Generation Italian-American

Vita Orlando Sinopoli

Shares with us a delightful recollection of her memories as a child growing up in Boston's "Little Italy" and a collection of Italian family recipes from the homeland. Great as Gifts

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the future may hold for "America's Orchestra." Multiple Tony Award-winning actress/vocalist Idina Menzel, featured this spring in new episodes of the hit TV show "Glee!," is the soloist for this portion of the program. The Broadway powerhouse sings hits from two of her most famous shows, Rent and Wicked, as well as songs from her album I Stand. The Opening Night concert extends the opportunity to the entire audience with the world premiere of The Beatles: Rock Band SingAlong. Produced in collaboration with videogame development company Harmonix Music (producers of the wildly popular game The Beatles: Rock Band), their parent company, MTV, and the Beatles' record label, Apple Records, "The Beatles: Rock Band Sing-Along," is a fully orchestrated audience sing-along featuring some of The Beatles' iconic songs synched to the groundbreaking game design projected above the orchestra on the Pops' 44-foot-wide screen. The Beatles: Rock Band Sing-Along connects past to present in that Arthur Fiedler was among the first to recognize the incredible musical force the Beatles would become when he arranged, programmed (around 1964), and recorded ("The Boston Pops Plays the Beatles" in 1969), including "Hey Jude," "Eleanor Rigby," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and more. For tickets and further information, please visit www.bostonpops.org or call 617-266-1200 or 888-2661200. ....... Incidentally, WGBHTV, Channel 2 will present a star-studded celebration of the Boston Pops on Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 16, at 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 23, at 8 p.m. Hosted by Craig Ferguson, "America's Orchestra: Celebrating 125 Years of the Boston Pops" tells the orchestra's story -- from its beginnings as summertime entertainment for Bostonians to its impressive rise to the national icon and beloved institution it is today. "Celebrating its 125 th anniversary this spring, the Boston Pops Orchestra performs the best music of the past and present, appealing to the widest possible audience with a broad spectrum of styles, from jazz to pop, indie rock to big band, film music to the great American songbook, and Broadway to classical, making it the perfect orchestra for people who don't know they like orchestras!" said Conductor Keith Lockhart. "We hope that the upcoming PBS special reflects this diversity and gives viewers a glimpse into the storied history of this distinctively Boston creation -- one of our country's greatest cultural treasures, as vibrant today as it was when it was founded in 1885." Enjoy! (Be sure to visit Hilda Morrill's gardening Web site, www.bostongardens.com. In addition to events covered and reported by the columnist, "The Socially Set" is compiled from various other sources such as news and press releases, PRNewswire services, etc.)

Last week, I left off talking about a trip to Florida during the April school vacation. I was accompanied by Sal Meli, a fellow East Bostonian I grew up with. I was in college, but having three jobs, I could afford a week in the sun. Sal was working for Polaroid with a flexible schedule and was able to join me. A friend of Uncle Nick, who was affiliated with Colpitt's Travel, booked us in for a stay at a Miami Beach hotel. We flew on Eastern Airlines and had a Chevy convertible waiting for us when we landed. After checking into the Joninna Hotel on Miami Beach, we were ready to do our thing during the spring vacation. That first full day there, we met an older attractive woman from Detroit. She and Sal immediately hit it off and we planned to head out as a trio that evening. Miami Beach wasn't a college get-away location in those days. That was reserved for a city 25 miles to the north, Fort Lauderdale. A couple of years later, it would be immortalized in a youth-oriented film starring staring Connie Francis, "Where the Boys Are." (Oh my God, the film came out 50 years ago, 1960!!!) Late in the afternoon, we picked up Gabby, our lady friend from Detroit. She suggested cocktails in the Poodle Lounge, a lobbybased watering hole in the Fontainebleau Hotel, then the number one resort on the beach. This was so upscale a place, the drinks were one dollar each. Today for the same drinks in a five star hotel, it would cost you about ten dollars each, maybe more. Gabby seemed to know a lot of people and introduced us to her friends. Being on budgets, Sal whispered to me in Italian, "We can't afford to buy any of her friends' drinks, or we'll go broke. What we didn't know was that Gabby was Italian, heard Sal's whisper and responded back in Italian. She told him not to worry everything would be taken care of. She was right. After two drinks it was time for dinner, and when I asked for the check, we were told that it was taken care of. When we looked around, one of Gabby's friends lifted his glass as if he was toasting us. He had picked up the tab.

Once in the lobby, Gabby spoke to the concierge. When she came back to where we were standing waiting for the car to be brought to us by a valet, she said, "If you don't mind, I've made reservations at the Embers." Neither of us knew what or where the Embers were, but we said OK anyway. It turned out to be a steak house on a side street, about 20 blocks south of the Fountainebleau on Collins Ave, the main street (still is) in Miami Beach. We discovered that the restaurant was one of the best steak places on the East Coast. Evidently, the concierge at the Fontainebleau was well known, as we didn't have to wait when Gabby gave her name to the maitre`d. We were immediately seated at one of the best tables in the restaurant. Just as our appetizers arrived, I mentioned that a coincidence had occurred. When my companions asked what I meant. I glanced at a nearby table and made mention of the two men seated there. I said that I had seen them earlier in the day when we met Gabby and then again at the Poodle Lounge at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Gabby smiled and said, "It's no coincidence, they watch out for my interests." Sal and I looked at each other for a minute and then smirked at one another. Coming from East Boston, we knew what she meant. They were her bodyguards. I ordered something I had heard about but never tried, Beef Wellington, steak wrapped in a pastry shell. The steak was so tender I cut it with my fork. The salad had home-made blue cheese dressing and the vegetables weren't boiled to death. For dessert, I ordered something else I had heard of but never tried before, a Florida favorite, Key Lime Pie. The yellow-green filling was homemade from scratch with fresh limes. I loved it. After dinner, Gabby suggested that we work off the filling dinner. She asked us if we would like to go to the Boom Boom Room. Neither of us knew where the place was, but not wanting to seem like country bumpkins, we said, "Sure." Sal and I split the tab and Gabby told us to head back to the Fontainebleau. Once inside, we headed down the

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lobby stairs to the lower level. On both sides of a long corridor were up-scale shops, all closed by the time we arrived. At the end of the corridor was the Boom Boom Room, one of the famous night clubs, if not the most famous back in the late 1950s. As we approached, I could hear the band playing a mambo. Once inside and seated at a table, we discovered that the band was a well-known Latin group and that the lounge specialized in the best salsa music on the beach. We ordered drinks and Gabby asked Sal if he knew how to dance to Latin rhythms. He replied, "I'll try." Sal frequented a Boston night club called the Cave. A few years later, I would drop by on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. It was the only Latin American night club in the city back then. Actually, Sal was one of the best recognized Latin dancers in the city in the old days. He and Gabby headed for the dance floor and started to dance a meringue. I have to say, they looked good together. The rest of the dancers formed a circle around them. They stayed on the dance floor tackling a mambo, another meringue and a short-lived dance called a pechanga. When they finished, the rest of the dancers gave them a round of applause. Before I knew it, it was time to leave. I drove back to the Joninna Hotel and turned the car over to Sal to take Gabby to where ever she was staying. Stopping at the front desk to pick up the room key, I discovered that there was a message for me to call home. The next morning I called home and, who else, but Babbononno answered, "Allowe, dissa Mista Contini, hooza dis?" I yelled back, Babbononno it's John." He yelled back, "Oh Jenny, you pappa wanza talka to you, aspetta." My father got on the phone and asked if everything was OK. I gave him the rundown of events that had taken place and his reply was, "Have a good time, but be careful." Kiddingly, I responded, "Make up your mind which." "Don't be a wise guy," was his reply. He then told me a bandleader had called to book me in for a couple of jobs and even thought I didn't have anything in my calendar book, he wanted to check with me first. I told him to book the jobs and then my mother got on the phone. After the call, I was ready for breakfast and then a few hours at the pool to work on my tan. Sal never made it back to the hotel that night. When he finally showed up, all I said to him was, "Hey guaglione, nice country isn't it?" GOD BLESS AMERICA

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(FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS)

Compiled by Orazio Z. Buttafuoco THIEVES INSIDE THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT, IN ITALY! Most of our readers know that Palazzo Montecitorioin Rome is the meeting place of the Lower House of the Italian Parliament, a.k.a. "Camera Dei Deputati" (Chamber of Deputies). This "Palazzo" is also the place where the entire Parliament usually gathers from time to time. Generally people assume that the usual thieves would never dare to "perform" in such a place as Montecitorio, justly considered a secure place where special agents seem to be everywhere. But the place has recently become other than "secure." The usual absent-minded individuals have lately complained that their bags have suddenly "disappeared," or their money even taken away from their own pockets. What happened recently stunned everyone. A temporary distraction by a former Parliamentarian resulted in the disappearance of her mink coat, worth over 6,000 euro (@ $8,400). However, the loss was only temporary. As long as a victim promptly calls the authorities and reports the loss, the refund is only a matter of days. The reason being that the "Palazzo" has insured itself against the loss in virtually any amount of merchandise that has been lost or stolen. So, my dear friends if you ever visit the "secure" Palazzo Montecitorio, in Rome sometime in the future and become a victim of thievery, take heart, the loss is only temporary. The refund will soon be on its way thanks to the far-sightedness of the Italian Legislators. Which brings to mind the question: Are the thieves really "outsiders"? Never mind, I wasn't implying anything, really!!!

The time has come, the walrus said,

TO TALK OF MANY THINGS

of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings

ALICE McGOFF, RIP Charlestown's Alice McGoff passed away recently. She was a townie's townie. Great lady, loving person and loved her neighborhood with her heart and soul. Many years back, she was one of the three families in "Common Ground" by Anthony Lucas which personalized the agony of forced busing on three Boston families. It was also turned into a good made for TV movie with actor Richard Thomas, a.k.a., John-Boy Walton. Bobby D. in his column said Alice "was a person you might just say shared her "uncommon" love for her family and Charlestown with all of us." Her life was about giving back to the Charlestown community and inspiring others to do likewise. KUDOS TO RICHARD BURKE OF CHARLESTOWN Letter writer Richard Burke of Charlestown had a great letter printed in the Charlestown Patriot Bridge concerning the passing of Obamacare and among others thoughts shared the following, "Animals live longer and are better taken care of in a zoo, but it doesn't necessarily follow that animals should prefer captivity over freedom." A simple yet profound thought about what we lose when we let government do for us rather than us doing for ourselves. YOU CAN CINCO DE MAYO WITH SHERIFF Middlesex Sheriff Jim DiPaola will once again be holding his legendary Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Friday, May 7 at Montvale Plaza by Sal Giarratani in Stoneham. Tickets usually sell out fast if interested, call 781-438-6310. SICILIAN SOCIETY HOLDS FUNDRAISING TIME TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER The Sicilian Society of Greater Boston will be holding a dinner-dance in memory of Daniela Guccione. All donations will go to the research fight at Dana Farber Institute to find a cure and support related issues for those affected by breast cancer. Says Gaetano Guccione who is president of the Sicilian Society of Greater Boston, "Daniela was my daughter and after a very courageous three year battle with breast cancer, she lost her life on January 11, 2010 at age 41. In her memory we want to help others who are diagnosed with this disease win their fight and live." A cure may not come fast enough for us, but donations made at this event will also help to find other therapies that can prolong and give a better quality of life to those struggling waiting for a cure to be found. For tickets or more information, call 617770-1938 or 781-762-6273. DOM CAMPOCHIARO A.K.A. DOM DiMAGGIO Last summer I discovered how important the North End Athletic Association was to the quality of life in the North End. I had lots of fun with NEAA President Dominic Campochiaro, a.k.a. Dom DiMaggio with his Baseball Clinic for the little kiddos on Saturday mornings. Everybody got to start somewhere. The best "where" is Saturday mornings with the North End's very own "Dom DiMaggio." He really does care about his neighborhood. He really does care about his Saturday morning little baseball players. He wants them to learn the principles of baseball because they are the same principles by which we learn to live with one another. I hope to see everyone again soon for the Saturday morning fun time where kids can both play and learn together. That's why the North End community is so strong. Adults in the NEAA just don't reside in the North End, they live for the North End and in the North End. Every neighborhood in Boston needs its own NEAA. Dominic is easy to spot on the field. He really does look like Dom DiMaggio.

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chestra have received awards such as 2008 and 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, 2008 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Award for Jazz Arrangement and 2007 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Award for Best Extended Jazz. He has also been recently interviewed by Chronicle for his outstanding talent. THE INFRARED BAND Thursday, April 29 th, 7:30pm Boston-based guitarist/ composer Eric Hofbauer's newest ensemble, The Infrared Band, explores his intermingling interests in wordplay, mythology and puzzles. TONY VAUGHN BAND Friday, April 30th, 8pm Tony Vaughn's career as a bassist extends more than 20 years with national and international credits performing both live and in the studio with many R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock and country artist. He is well known for his ability to find the heart of any groove and for his sense of where and when to place his style bass solos. UNDERWATER AIRPORT Saturday, May 1st, 7:30pm Propelled by the double drumming mind-meld of Peter Spellman and Russell Lane, piloted by the bass and Chapman Stick grooves of Jim Whisenant, set adrift by the floating guitar and synth loops of Ed Blomquist, carried aloft by the sax and electronic winds of Lynda Stephens, and enlightened by the projected visuals and wind synth of Marc Lisle, the Ambient Folk Jazz of Underwater Airport creates the ultimate launch site for departure to mystical heights and depths. Come along for the RIDE! TODD BRUNNEL AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHM KINGS Sunday, May 2nd, 2pm We come full circle with Todd Brunnel leads us out with his Circadian Rythm Kings. A great way to end the marathon of ten glorious nights of jazz. COMMUNITY JAM SESSION LED BY TODD BRUNNEL AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHM KINGS Sunday, May 2nd, 3pm Come celebrate the end of a GREAT jazz festival in Eastie. Todd performance start things going and it will lead us into a community Jam session where all musicians are invited to join in. Come be a witness to the magic of LIVE jazz one last time! If you would like to support our effort to bring this spectacular event to East Boston, please send a donation to 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, c/o Fran Rowan. If you want to be a sponsor in our ad book call Fran immediately at 617-5107011. Please be sure to make out checks to 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, Inc. Any amount is welcome. All contributions go to support the community events at the Center like JAZZ WEEK EAST. Check out our calendar at www.80borderstreet.org for a complete list of concert information and or updates or email Fran Rowan at [email protected]

MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M370-C1, EXTERIOR PAINTING REPAIRS, EAST, & WEST BUILDINGS, FISH PIER, SOUTH BOSTON, MA, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE MASSPORT MARITIME CONFERENCE ROOM, THIRD FLOOR, EAST BUILDING, SOUTH BOSTON AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010 The work includes: SURFACE PREPARATION, EXTERIOR PAINTING, AND REPLACEMENT/REPAIRS TO CERTAIN METAL DOORS, WINDOWS AND FRAMES, INCLUDING RELATED GLAZING AND CAULKING. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010 In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of PAINTING. The estimated contract cost is TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($275,000) Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance, Auto Liability Insurance, and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than SIX (6%) of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict compliance with the pertinent procedures will be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in Article 84 of the General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The North End Historical Society Presents "HOLY THURSDAY" WALKING TOUR

In many Catholic communities, including the North End, there was a tradition of visiting 5 (or sometimes 7) churches on the Thursday before Easter. Join us on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the courtyard BEHIND Boston's Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, as we visit 5 religious and historical locations in the North End. At each site we will tell the local history associated with the church building as well as share some of the origins and background associated with the Holy Days of Christianity. The tour is free, but space is limited, so please register by e-mailing the NEHS at [email protected] The program will be facilitated by local historian Alex Goldfeld and Dr. Mary Kantor, who is currently the Catholic Chaplain at Phillips Academy in Andover. www.NORTHENDBOSTON.org

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LEGAL NOTICE

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10P1198EA In the Estate of ELINOR L. CANNON A/K/A ELINOR CANNON Late of ARLINGTON, MA 02474 Date of Death November 23, 2009 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL

To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that BARBARA A. MURPHY of Malden, MA and SUSAN M. CANNON of Woburn, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON May 6, 2010. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within thirty (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the Court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 8, 2010 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10P1447GD In the matter of ROSE ANTOINE Of MEDFORD, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B, §5-304

To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by COURTYARD NURSING CARE CENTER of Medford, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that ROSE ANTOINE is in need of a Guardian and requesting that ALICE POWELL of Wakefield, MA and ANGELE KESHIAN of Medford, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 4/26/2010. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the abovenamed person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the abovenamed person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 29, 2010 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate

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EXTRA Innings

by Sal Giarratani NEAA Little League Season Starts May 1 The 2010 baseball season will start the season on Saturday, May 1 with a doubleheader starting at 1:00pm. This year there are five teams. According to NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano, "Each team will play 12 games with playoffs and an All-Star game." This year the Red Sox are being sponsored by the St. Anthony Society, the Indians by North End Against Drugs, the Tigers with the Tomasone Club, the Cardinals, St. Argrippina Society and the Cubs by the Regional Review. Dominic Campochiaro, NEAA president, will be doing his Baseball Clinic for kids 4-7 years old on Saturday mornings. T-Ball will see Danny Toscano working with kids ages 6-8 on Sunday mornings. NEAA, by the way, is still looking for players to fill up team rosters. To register just go to neaa-baseball.com. John Romano also wants to remind North Enders that NEAA "is seeking donations to cover most of the coast including baseballs, bats and a pitching machine." If you can help, once again contact, neaa-baseball.com. THANKS in advance. It Was 40 Years Ago? The 1970 Baltimore Orioles managed by the great Earl Weaver won the pennant and took the World Series in five games over the Cincinnati Reds better known then as the Big Red Machine. The Orioles did it with great defense and pitching (three 20 game winners). They led the AL with a 3.15 ERA. Team America in '95 The 1995 Atlanta Braves had Greg Maddux, Tommy Glavine and John Smoltz. They combined for a 47-16 record with a 2.60 ERA in 601 innings pitched. Maddux was the team's ace with 19 wins and a 1.63 ERA earning him one of his four straight Cy Young's. Lugo Back in AL East Julio Lugo says he can still play the game and considers himself to be "in the best shape I've been in for the last five years" was traded to the Orioles after a short stop (get it?) with the St. Louis Cardinals. His career started in Houston, then Tampa Bay before joining the Red Sox. After we shipped him off to St. Louis, he hit .277 in 148 at bats last season. Thome Ready in a Pinch? Jim Thome thinks he can still play everyday as a DH. Said Thome, "The way I'm feeling and swinging the bat, there's no doubt I could be that ... I feel I can still hit. Thome joined the Twins in the off-season as a free agent. He's got great career stats -- 564 home runs and 1,565 RBIs. He should be a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame, but all he's thinking of right now is still playing and enjoying the game. Mike Cuellar Star Pitcher in '70s Dies at 72 Mike Cuellar a Cy Youngwinning left hander who threw the best screwball in baseball and helped carry the Baltimore Orioles to three consecutive A.L. pennants passed away recently from stomach cancer at age 72. When he was traded by the Houston Astros to Baltimore, he flourished on one of baseball's most memorable pitching staffs. In 19 69 with a 23-11 record, he shared Cy Young honors along with the Tigers Denny McClain and became the first Latino Cy Young Award winner in its history. In 1970, he went 24-8 with 21 complete games. In 1971, he went 20-9 and joined Jim Palmer, Dave McNally and Pat Dobson to give the Orioles the only pitching staff with four 120-game winners in a single season except the 1920 White Sox. Many have said he was the best left handed pitcher in baseball between 1969 to 1974. His curveball and screwball were nearly unhittable. Cuellar was born on May 8, 1937 in Las Villas in Cuba. He was signed by the Reds organization in 1957 and pitched for the Havana Sugar Kings and made it up to Cincinnati in 1959. He played with the Cardinals in 1964. Between 1965-68, he played for the Astros. He was still good in 1974 when he went 22-10. He was released by the Orioles in 1976 and spent one season with the Angels before retiring with a 185-130 W-L record over 15 seasons. Mike is also a member of the Orioles Hall of Fame.

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MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed General Bids for MPA PROJECT NO. AP1010-C1, FY 2011-2013 ROOF MAINTENANCE TERM CONTRACT, AT ALL MASSPORT FACILITIES, BOSTON AND BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010, immediately after which, in a designated room, the proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, SUITE 209S, LOGAN OFFICE CENTER, ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY APRIL, 27, 2010. The work includes: PROVISION OF LABOR, INCIDENTAL MATERIALS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN ALL ROOFING SYSTEMS AT ALL PROPERTIES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE AUTHORITY, AS REQUIRED FROM TIME TO TIME, ON AN AS NEEDED/ON CALL BASIS, FOR A TIME PERIOD OF TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this project General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of ROOFING. The estimated project cost is FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($450,000.00). Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and /or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000.00). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. Return of bid deposits will be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 149, Section 44B of the Massachusetts General Laws. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed General Bids for MPA CONTRACT NO. AP1011-C1, FY 2010-12 NON-AIRSIDE PAVEMENT REPAIRS - TERM CONTRACT, MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY FACILITIES, BOSTON AND BEDFORD, MA, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2010, immediately after which, in a designated room, the proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM, SUITE 209S, LOGAN OFFICE CENTER, ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02128-2909 AT 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2010. The work includes: EXCAVATION, SAW CUTTING, BITUMINOUS CONCRETE PAVEMENT PATCHING AND OVERLAY, MILLING, PAVEMENT MARKINGS, CURB, CONCRETE, LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS FOR A TWENTY-FOUR MONTH PERIOD. Bid documents will be made available beginning Tuesday, April 20, 2010. The estimated project cost is FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000.00). Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and /or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. Return of bid deposits will be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 149, Section 44B of the Massachusetts General Laws. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LEGAL NOTICE

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI10P1530EA In the Estate of PAULINE V. BURNS Late of AYER, MA 01432 Date of Death October 13, 2009 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL

To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that ROBERT BURNS of Melrose, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON May 3, 2010. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within thirty (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the Court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 5, 2010 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate

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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 16, 2010

CORNER TALK

HOOPS and HOCKEY in the HUB

by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr .

by Richard Preiss

It was, by any observation, the most joyous postgame locker room of the season, it was, this place which on so many nights had been a tomb of gloom. But on this one particular afternoon, after the Bruins had vanquished the Buffalo Sabres to claim a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all the doubt and talk of doom had been removed, replaced by the coming of a new second season. It was a day of relief where the frustration that had settled over the team for the past several weeks had been lifted and pulled away, revealing a reenergized band of brothers most willing to now more forward. Such was the atmosphere in the locker room that if the negativity of the past somehow could had been made tangible and there had been a storm drain in the middle of the room, you would have actually been able to see it leave the building -- that's how much you felt its removal. And it had been replaced by a sense of excitement -- that's the word coach Claude Julien used -- excitement. It was not a time to celebrate -- there was none of that -- but a time to look to the future. "I don't think -- and I'm being sincere here -- that I ever had any doubts," said Julien in a postgame press conference. "But I knew it was going to be a real uphill climb. We had inconsistencies. We had everything happen this year. I think lately we played with more energy, more focus on the task at hand and there was more urgency and determination. That's really what helped the team get through this." The day of the victory over the Sabres and the ensuing triumph over Eastern Conference leader Washington on the road the next day enabled the B's to conclude the regular season literally on a high note. Their threegame win streak to end the season saw them finish in sixth place, the highest position still available. "You always take the positives for what they are," said Julien. "You keep telling players, sometimes when they have a tough start to the season, people will remember you or remember the team for how high you finish, not how high you start. I guess the fact that we won our last three games definitely gives us some confidence or more confidence going into the playoffs. We know that we can do the job." Years from now few will remember how the Bruins struggled for essentially the second half of the season. In the weeks and months following the New Year's Day triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers in the Winter Classic at Fenway, disconsolation and frustration seemed to be more the order of the day. Removed from memories by time, what will remain are the standings which show that Bruins finished sixth. That it took until the next to last day to claim a playoff spot will be pushed to the background. And while the focus has been on the excellent goaltending of Tuukka Rask of late, let's not forget Tim Thomas, The 2008 Vezina Trophy winner started 43 games this season, the bulk of them early in the year. Rask came on strong, especially after New Year's and deserved to be number 1 in the nets. But Thomas played the bulk of his starts in the first half of the year. Take away any two of his 17 wins and the B's would be going home this week, not going forward. Plus, even after Rask won the job, Thomas could still show flashes of superior play between the pipes. His last victory of the regular season was a 5-0 shutout of Calgary at the Garden, a win that gave the B's two crucial points during their stretch drive run for a playoff berth. But Rask is the right man for the moment. His excellent league best 1.97 goals against average says it all. If he keeps that up in the playoffs, the Bruins may well have a long and prosperous spring. It was the late Herb Brooks -- the head coach of the 1980 Miracle on Ice USA Gold medal winning Olympic hockey team -- who once said "when I see a new sheet of ice, all I see are possibilities." As the Bruins landed back in Boston for three days of practice before facing the Sabres in the first round of the playoffs all that existed were possibilities. There were no longer any standings, no team was ahead or behind another and no team had won or lost a game. The slate had been wiped clean. Whether the Bruins would have a bumpy start in the playoffs or a relatively smooth one had yet to be determined. But as the second full week of April began a new season had dawned. The new sheet of ice for the second season was being made. Much like the Olympians of 30 years ago the Bruins were going forward to a venue where all that existed were possibilities. It would be up to them to turn those possibilities into positive realities. They earned a place at the playoff table with their play during the final week of the season. Now is their time to seize the moment and maximize that opportunity.

David Hadley, World Champion Tony DeMarco and Iron Mike Pusateri. We're here at the Wyndham BostonAndover Hotel honoring State Auditor Joe DeNucci. Here along with his wonderful wife Barbara DeNucci. This fabulous time is great. Along with a line-up of very interesting fights. 132 lb. J.O. Christian Monroy vs. Brian Lenane, 165 lb.; novice Robert Manning vs. Ethan Marshall, 141 open; Augustine Mauras vs. Willy Carvel; Heavyweight novice John Roach vs. Ben Santos, 141 lb. Open Eric Carranza vs. Anthony Janero, 132 lb. Open Liz Leddy vs. Roberta Pappas, 152 lb. Open Derrik Couture vs. Matt O'Donnel, 152 lb. Open Jason Quirk vs. John Xafaris, 152 lb. Open Joe Vargas vs. Ricky Ford, 123 lb. Open Dan Powers vs. Jacob Solis. They entertained the audience. State Auditor Joe DeNucci spoke well at this gala event. He's a man of class. He's been a benefit to Massachusetts. Two of his distinguished opponents were present to celebrate along with the Auditor. Iron Mike Pusateri and Ben Doherty. Both class individuals. This event was well attended by those who put on this fine show and contributed to it's success. Those named already, along with World Champion Tony DeMarco, Dottie McGeary, Robin Di Natale, Jim Barnes, David Hadley, Eric Busa, Jimmy Farrell, Jerry Forte, Mel Peabody, Christine Lewis, Christine Santacroce and the many, many more. John Ruiz fought WBA World Heavyweight champion David Haye for the title in Manchester, England. Their bout was stopped at 2:01 of the ninth round with David Haye retaining his title. The corner of John Ruiz threw in the towel and stopped the fight. John Ruiz was in his pursuit of Haye and got knocked down twice in the first round. The second knockdown in the first round was from a rabbit punch. A point was deducted from David Haye and Ruiz was given no time to recover from this foul. Ruiz was knocked down in the fifth and in the sixth round too. In this fight, John Ruiz displayed that he came to fight and win. John Ruiz of Massachusetts has a 44-9-1, 30 KO record and is 38 years old. David Haye is 29 years old and has a record of 24-0, 22 KO's. John Ruiz has represented the world of boxing with dignity. He's a class gentleman. John Ruiz, is also a two time WBA Heavyweight Champion and came to Manchester to fight, as did David Haye. John Ruiz bravely fought in the ninth round for victory, as did David Haye. At the end of the second minute of the ninth round, David Haye caught John Ruiz with some good punches. This prompted the corner of John Ruiz, "Miguel Diaz," to wave the towel, and halt the fight at 2:01 of the ninth round. David Haye, now calls out the Klitschko Brothers and acknowledges the heart and durability of eighteen year successful boxing veteran John Ruiz. In a rematch, 45-year-old Bernard Hopkins, defeated 41-year-old Roy Jones Jr., via scores of 117-110, 117-110, 118-109, in Las Vegas. It was worth the 17 year wait for Bernard Hopkins. Revenge is sweet, as the saying goes. As I read, "Hopkins and Jones, have shared a mutual disdain for one another ..." Bernard Hopkins is an Old School Fighter. He uses his experiences as well as any fighter. He uses the lessons learned in fights. He gets better with age. The ability he's learned versus other great opponents can not be taught: Roy Jones 17 years ago, Kelly Pavlik, Jermaine Taylor, Joe Calzaghe, Ronald Wright, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Glen Johnson. He has

John Xafaris and Jason Quirk battle it out. an ability of anticipating opponents intentions. Then with his sense of anticipation strikes back effectively. He uses his experiences and knowledge as well as any fighter. The experience he's gained versus the caliber of fighters they've fought is not wasted. Hopkins is 51-5-1, with 32 KO's and Jones is 54-7 with 40 KO's. Bernard Hopkins is an old master. A throwback to the masters of yesteryear. He's a fighter who makes new upstarts appear novice. Their rematch was grueling. Both went to a Las Vegas hospital after the match. Both warriors pulled out all stops. They fouled. They struck each other with rabbit punches and threw some low blows. Hey, they even fought after the bell. Both are great fighters. Both are future Hall of Fame fighters. A quote from Bernard Hopkins, "I want David Haye, the Heavyweight Champion of the World." What's next for Hopkins? It's nice hearing from Herbie Weissblum. He has dedicated his life to many, in many different ways. He's a highly-qualified attorney. A Korean War veteran, who has served in many capacities within our world of boxing. He was Chairman of the Massachusetts State Boxers Fund Board. We say a prayer for this good man and thank him for all that he has done for boxing. Hear the news. Miguel Cotto is going to now be trained by ace veteran trainer Emanuel Stewart. Happy Boxer Birthdays: April 16 th Mickey Flynn, 23 rd Jim Melvin, 26 th Ron Borges, 29 th RIP Bernie McNally. UPCOMING FIGHTS April 30th in Illinois, Edwin Rodriquez of Massachusetts dukes it out with Kevin Engel. May 1 st on HBO PPV Shane Moseley battles it out with Floyd Mayweather Jr., in Las Vegas. August 14th from Canada, on HBO. Chad Dawson of Connecticut fights it out with Jean Pascal, for the WBC Light-heavyweight title fight.

Contender Iron Mike Pusateri and World Title Contender Joe DeNucci pose, prior to their two 1963 rousing battles.

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