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SONS OF ITALY NEWS

APRIL / JUNE 2014

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE

GRAND LODGE OF MASSACHUSETTS New England’s Largest Italian-American Newspaper Email: newspaper@osiama.org • Website: www.osiama.org

VOL. LXXXIX - NO. 2

APRIL / JUNE 2014

(ISSN 0038-1446)

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100 Annual Convention GRAND LODGE OF MASSACHUSETTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

Boston Marriott Burlington,

CARMELITA BELLO State President Honorary Convention Chairman

Burlington, MA

ANTONIO SESTITO State First Vice President Convention Chairman

RON HILL State Second Vice President Convention Coordinator

Massachusetts Education and Law Awards by Adriana Guida On Sunday, May 4, 2014, over 300 guests packed the ballroom of the Boston Marriott Burlington to celebrate the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts’ inaugural Massachusetts Education and Law Awards breakfast. The Commission for Social Justice honored three long-time public servants and four first responders as part of their program. The Justice Award was granted to The Honorable Peter C. DiGangi, who currently sits as a Circuit Justice on the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. The Law Enforcement Award was given to Medford Police Chief Leo A. Sacco Jr., the 24-year Chief of the Department and current chair of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council — School Threat Assessment and Response System. The Public Service Award was granted to Michal A. Caira, the former and longest-serving Town Manager of Wilmington, Massachusetts, and former National Executive (Continued on Page 4)

(Front) - Watertown Police Patrolman Timothy Menton, Firefighter James Caruso, Medford Police Chief Leo A. Sacco Jr., The Honorable Peter C. DiGangi, former Wilmington Town Manager Michael Caira, Watertown Police Sergeant Jeffrey J. Pugliese, and Patrolman Timothy Menton. (Back) – Commission for Social Justice members Carmine Rullo, Pamela Donnaruma, Charles H. Perenick, Robert Orsi, Esq., Richard Vita, Esq., Vice-Chairman Don McGowan, Chairman Albert DeNapoli, Esq., Marie Jackson, Marilyn Petitto Devaney, and Liaison Stephen Cozzaglio.

Join the Grand Lodge of MassachuseƩs as we celebrate our

100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A BLACK TIE GALA on Saturday, October 4, 2014

Demetri’s FuncƟon Facility 2 Washington Street, Route 1, Foxboro, MA

Tickets: $100.00 For Ɵckets call the Grand Lodge at 617-489-5234 or purchase them online at shop.osiama.org

April - June 2014  

Issue covering April, May, and June 2014. Includes Masssachusetts Education and Law Awards honorees and scholarship recipients.

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