Volume 15, Issue 3, 1999

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Volume 15, Issue 3, 1999
Printed in the Spirit of the Mid-Town Journal and Dedicated to Preserving
the Pride, Integrity, Tradition amd Memories of our Beloved West End
VOLUME 15, NO.3
SEPTEMBER, 1999
\Why Was The West End Destroyed?
Because It Probably Would Have Become A Black Neighborhood
-Kane Simonian, Former B.R.A. Director
KANE SIMONIAN
Where's The West End?
Don't Ask
A funeral service was held
July 27th for Kane Simonian, the
former executive di~ctor of the
Boston Redevelopment Authority
By Jack Thomas
responsible for razing the West
· The Boston Globe, January 4, 1990
End Df Boston.
Mr. Simonian died July 22nd
At Davio's on Newbury Street the other night, a middle aged man
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at his home in West Roxbury. He
arrived for dinner.
"You look frozen," said his son.
was 87.
"I just walked over from the West End."
Mr. Simonian ; was named
director of the BRA by Mayor
There was a pause.
"Where's the West End?"
~ohn ~B._ Hyn_e s . . Because Mr.
Well its a reference that_distinguishes ol~er . Bostonians. Peopl~ Simonian was granted · tenure rarely speak of the West End.an:{more,'but,anct.upon a time, it was
under the law that created the
fascinating neighborhood of 7000 people representing 23 nationalities f!RA iri 1957, he kept his job but
Alvin$ ·
· . , _ _ . ia. ..~ ~,~ ~~u frorw.~~tinishedltspoosi- Massachusetts Gener81 Hospital to North Station. Everybody thought bilities when Mayor John Collins
it was a· slur_n except people w.ho )iv~ tbere. A~ -~ qawn. of ~e 60's, brought Edward Logue in to rvn ·
Bosto~ got mto' urban · renew~I. and within mOnths, the West End was· the ~gency in 1960. Mr. Simonian
razed. Today, it's Charles River Park, a complex of towers with 2,200 . reti~ in 1993 after 36 years as
apartments, offices, a movie theatre, stores, tennis courts, a swimming executive director, but continued
pool and, of course, parking spaces, 3,200 of them.
.as consultant.
· Destruction of the West End is a textbook example of government
Mr. Simonian began working
gone berserk, although not everyone agrees, and-at a corner table at for the city in 1946 as an adminisDoyle's in Jamaica Plain the other day. Kane Simonian, 7_7, took out a trator of the Boston Housing
pen, flipped his placemat and drew up a map to buttress his argument Authority. When the BRA
that it was· elimination of the West End that triggered a generation of was formed in · 1957 to manage
development that redesigned Bost~n for the next centUry.
the city's urban renewal, Mr.
After more than 80 years at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Simonian was named its execuSimonian has seen a lot, not all of it seemly. He begins lunch with whis- tive director and was charged with
key and water and a warning. "You're not going to be able to print revamping the city's landscape.
e~ery~i.ng I say" And he _was right•. for his conversation was flavored
In those days, the suburbs were
With b1tmg slander and sp1cy expletives.
beginning to boom, automobiles
· · _"People forget," said Simonian, sketching the Charles River, had made everyone more mobile,
"that project was support~ by Jordan,s, Filene 9s, Gilchrist 9s, and there was a downward trend
Raymond,s, the Chamber of Commerce," MGH, the Retail Board, in city population that would last
Real Estate Board, the Herald, The Post, the Record-American and until the 1990's.
your own goddainn newspaper, and do you know why? Because it
Urban renewal was thought to
would- p~vide warm bodies to buy silk stockings and pantyhose be the answer to the still-nagfrom. the store. There are people in real estate who believe that if the ging problem of saving Boston's
West End hadn 9 t been cleared, there would have been no middle class, and Mr. Simonian
Government ·center, no· development·of Faneuil Hall or the water- was in charge.
front. And do you know what probably would have happened to the
Mr. Simonian's first major
West End? It would have become a black neighborhood, like the decision was the one he remains
South End, which is no howling success. Oh, for a while you had best known for - the demolition
( colllinued on p"age two)
of the West End. In 1960, the
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neighborhood near Beacon Hill
was home to 7,000 people representing 23 nationalities who lived
in brick tenements on a 48-acre
tract behind Beacon Hill from
Massachusetts General Hospital
to North Station. Everybody
though it was a slum, except the
people living there. Today it is
Charles River Park:, a complex
of towers with more than 2,000
apartments, offices, stores, and
recreational facilities.
Mr. Siinoni4ut- is best remembered outside the BRA as <the
architect of the West End destniction. It is a'feg!R=y: he-iesented:
"People forget;" he said in a .
news article publisbed in the
Globe on ·Jan. 4, 19.90, "that
the project w. supj,oned by
Jordan~s, Filene,s, Gilchrist 9s,
Raym0nd,s, the Chamber of
Commerce, MGH, the Retan.
Board, Real Estate Board, the
Helilld, the Post, and your own ·
newspaper. And do you know
why? Becatise it would provide
warm bodies to buy silk stockings and pantyhose from the
stores.* There are people in real '
estate who believe-that if the West
End hadn't been cleared, there
would be no Government Center,
no development of Faneuil Hall or
the waterfront."
*Read Jack Thomas' interview
with Kane Simonian to see what I
they left out.
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As you c~n see they left out
the most telling paragraph
in his obit.
We were victims of racism
even though we were white. The
power structure thought the neigh- ·
borhood would go black so they
. cendemned the West End, pushed
· · us out and leveled our houses. The
City of Boston, the Vault, the business community and everyone
else mentioned in that article
should be forced to make reparations to former West Enders, both
black and white. ·
Instead they _' make us jump
through hoops by insisting the
laws have changed on the issue of
preference and that we-are entitled
to nodring. Tbat we should be glad
to get whatever
or pho~ey
entitlement they are willing to
throw to us. That we have no
ltgitimate complaints and whatever horror stories we tell about
the taking of the West End must
bone
be~deup.
We were the only ones to pay
.the price for this _governmental
malfeasance. The City of Boston .
and all the other players made out
like bandits, only West Enders
paid the price and suffered monetary and physical losses that were
never recouped. West Enders were
never made whole by anybody,
period.
We have been denied our museum and office spaces, and by denying us our museum and office
spaces it is the ultimate insult in
this long history of governmental
intrusion and mismanagement.
because in the final analysis we
West Enders have received less
than 10% of the apartments at
West End Place, and yet they call
us the bad guys.
This from a city that destroyed
the West End because it might go
black.
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SEPTEMBER, 1999
mqe ~~sf I£n~er
P.O. BOX413
SOMERVILLE, MA 02144 ·
TEL. (617) 628-2479
Staff:
Editor; .......................................... JAMES CAMPANO
Publisher ............................. RICHARD J. MORELLO
Co-Founder ................................ RAYMOND J. PAPA
All letters, articles and photos submitted to this publication
become the property of The West Ender.
Jim Campano is the only person authorized to accept
memorabilia for The West Ender.
WHERE'S THE WEST END?
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professional guys and yuppies buying South End property cheap
and faxing it up, but I don't know that there's many happy with it,
not when there's dope and crime and you can't walk at night. Who
says that's good?"
Mayors are often stamped by their urban renewal projects. Just
before he left office, I asked Kevin White what he'd be remembered for,
~nd he shouted his answer, "Hynes had the Prudential, and Collins had
Government Center, but Faneuil Hall," he said, pointing his thumb to
his chest boastfully, "that's mine."
In his long political career, Simonian was close to many politicians, notably the late Speaker John F. Thompson, and he enjoyed a
close friendship with,Robert Choate, late publisher of the defunct Her. ald and Traveler, although it was a relationship that stretched the ethical
standards of today. For example, when abill givin'g tenure to Simonian
and other urban renewal workers was bottled in the Senate, Simonian
says he enlisted the aid of Choate, who telephoned Senate President
John Powers five times to lobby for passage of the bill.
Among BRA directors Simonian has served are Ed Logue, Frank
Cuddy, Hale Champion, John Warner, Bob Kenney, Bob Walsh, Bob
Ryan; lunch was a chance to even scores. Simonian remembered Warner,
for example, as a man with a great profile, "He bounced a basketball a
lot in his office,." And what about his current director, Stephen Coyle?
''The jury's still out," said SimoniaJ1, and you can quote me."
As I Look Out My Window
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As I look out my window With a view of the town
It saddens me much and brings on a frown ·
The buildings are tall, and some ~ink they are great
They are named for the polls that worked for the state.
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There's the McCormack for one on the side of the Hill
There's the J.F.K. that ~ight give one a thrill
· ·Then there's the Hall that was built with some gall
But they forgot Jim Curley, the best of them all.
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I remember the streets that were -narrow and thin
The neighborly people you met with a grin
There were Irish and Polish, Greeks and the rest
·Italians and Jews were your friends at their best.
There was Mahoney and Foley and the Cuddy's too.
Jablonsky and Russo tojust name a few.
They all went to services like their folks in the past
· And it wasn't surprising to see Cohen at Mass.
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.The streets are all gone, and the people are tOO,
' But ttteir memories linger within a few~
Their creed it .was great,_they all st9Qd .up straight,
aut f~r the old West Ender it's now too late.
-Author Unknown
Submitted by·Frank Privitera
ST. JOSEPH'S MASS
As The West Ender pre-
Today's Boston Is His Legacy
By Adrian Walker, The Boston Globe
pared to go to press it was still
uncertain if the traditional
Mass for deceased West
Enders would take place this
year.
For further information
please call The West Ender at
(617) 628-2479 or St. Joseph's
Church at (617) 523-4342.
You may have missed the news th;:tt Kane Simonian died recently at
87; then again, you may have caught it with little idea of the long
shadow he continues to cast over the city.
The first director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Simonian
did as much to shape Boston as any beaureaucrat ever, and more than
some mayors. Much of that influence was inadvertent. but it was no less
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important for that.
Simonian will always be remembered as the man at the helm of the
city's greatest folly of the 20th century: the demolition between 1958 and
1960 of the West End, the tenement -community bordering .Beacon Hill
BOSTON SYNAGOGUE
The Boston Hebrew School at just north of downtown.
Boston in the 1950's was such a different city as to be almost unrecThe Boston Synagogue welcomes
both returning and new students ognizable, an overcrowded city of 800,000. Nothing of significance had
to its fifth year of after-school been built for decades. The city was teeming and dying at the same time.
But for the first time in more than a generation, there was hope for
Judaic instruction. Children of all
affiliations and diverse Jewish change. The federal government was prepared to pump in millions of
backgrounds with a desire to learn dollars for urban renewal. Simonian became the BRA director in 1957,
in a nurturing and sti~ulating and the demolition of the West End became his first challenge.
The West End had been the first home to many immigrant groups in
environment are invited to enroll!
The Boston Hebrew School Boston - ftrst the Irish, later Greeks, Poles, and Albanians. It had a
strives to enable its students to reputation as a melting pot in those days, when a nearly all-white neigh·
explore their heritage in a chal- borhood could qualify as diverse:But it had also come to symbolize everything wrong with crumbling
lenging and fun environment. Students are encouraged to study the older cities. Its congestion and poverty were oppressive. City offacials
Hebrew language as well as the decried it as a 52-acre fare trap, with narrow 19th century streets that
relevance of prayer, Shabbat, and could not accommodate fire trucks. It was considered unsalvageable.
The neighborhood's 7.000 residents were notified in April 1958 that
festivals through arts, crafts, music, computers and lively discus- the city was taking their dwellings under the power of eminent domain.
sion. We offer numerous field The bulldozers began rolling in June 1958; by November. 1,200 of the
trips, dinners and other festivities West End's 2,700 households were gone. By 1960, only five of its
to make the learning experience buildings were left standing. including MassachusettS General Hospital
and the old Charles Street Jail.
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relevant to your child and to you.
The demolition had, at best, mixed results. The Government Center
The Boston Hebrew School
currently runs two programs for project it was to make room for lurched in fits and starts for years. City
4-11 year olds. Students will meet Hall opened in 1968, but the new state courthouse first envisio~ned
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on Mondays and Wednesdays. ly 40 years ago was completed just months ago. On the largest parcel
Classes will run through May created by the demolition, the declasse West End became lhe drab-but2000. Please call Rebecca Susman upscale Charles River Park condominiums, raising cries of class warfare
at (617) 523-0453 for a registra- and betrayal that echo to this day.
Simonian's days at City Hall were far from over. Despite losing a bid
tion packet and further informato remain at the helm of the BRA in 1961, Simonian stayed at the BRA
tion. There is no class size limit.
The Boston Hebrew School is until 1993, holding the title of executive director. He outlasted four
pleased to announce that we have mayors. and at least eight directors, several of whom tried to fire him at
a brand new School facility with one time or another.
computers. Additionally, we are
After retiring in 1993, he won a $48,000-a-year consulting contract,
excited to welcome guest faculty
widely derided as a sweetheart deal. The BRA board still . meets in the
for the 1999-2000 year. Join us!
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Kane Simoniam room at City Hall.
As the only active synagogue
To.argue, as many have, that Simonian's legacy was the destruction of
in downtown Boston, we look
the West End is misguided. It really lay in the aftermath of the destrucforward to welcoming members
tion! in the growth of spirited grass-rootS politics inspired by the demoli·
tion.
of the Jewish community to our
Holiday services and other celThe destruction of the West End was to have been followed by major
ebrations on a year round basis demolition projects in the South End, the Fenway, and in · Allstonas well as to our expanding
Brighton. None of the later plaD$ were ever implemented.- From the ruins
educational and social J>rogram
of the West End debacle had arisen the notion that, even in Boston there
during · the coming year,"
could be such thing as .fighting City Hall. .T hat would culminate,in the
comments Susan Schreiner successful battle to stop Inner Belt -1972,_effectively ending' the era of
Weingarten, the Synagogue's
urban renewal. Those' who now fight against Runway 14132, the new
President . . ' :
· Fenway Park, and over the South Boston waterfront are the heirs of that
The Boston Synagogue is
tradition, o~ that never existed before the West End.
located at 55 Martha Road in
BRA _director :noma8 N. O'Brien reckons that the .two defining
Charles River Park in downtown
events in the city's development history were the razing of the West End
Boston. It is close to the Fleet and the opening of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in 1976. They form
Center and Qeaiest tO the "Science intriguing bookends: One was driv.en by the idea that the city had to be
Park" T St6p on the Green Line.
destroyed to save it; the other by the triumph of the idea that preserva. Parking is availab~e. · ; .
. tion; not demolition, was. the.key to breathing life into the city.
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For more information, or to
The bulldozing of the West End has gone down as one of the worst
resqve seats, please call Rebecca
ideas
ever to come_oy.t of Bpston City Hall. andSjmonian as the man
at (617) S23,.()453.. who made it possible. Yet his legacy lies not ~nly. in his folly, but~ in
his e~brace of the city's'..possibilities, its future. ·The Wes~ End project
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GREENBERG UPDATE
aware of my dad's ideas relative
. I am dropping a line to try to to the 24 second clock. By the
solve a number of issues. First, I way, who wrote the article. I
have enclosed a donation to The would like to send a letter of
West Ender to help defray ex- thanks.
If you could put something in
penses. Secondly, I would like to
be put back on the mailing Jist, and the paper about my dad, indicatso would my mother, Rose. For ing that my mother, Rose is still
some reason, both of us have been living in Miami Beach . Her
eliminated from the mailing Jist. address is: Mrs. Rose Greenberg,
My mother does not send in do- 900 Bay Drive, Apt. 719, King
nations, as she is extremely lim- Cole Apartments, Miami Beach,
ited in her funds, however, I have FL 3314 L
been fairly consistent in donating,
My dad died a few months beand am therefore somewhat sur- fore his 88th birthday, had been
prised to .have been left off. It is confined to a bed for several years.
possible however, that because of being taken care of by my mother,
my address change, a problem has btJt had maintained all of his faculties up to ~e time of his death.
been created.
Next,l bad sent an article about He had the -joy of having four
the death of my father, Buddo, but · grandchildren , two from my
never saw anything in any of the ' brother Jeff and his wife Sherry,
West Enders.! read. No complaint, and two from Roberta and me. He
as I know how difficult it is to do would receive cards, letters and
the job you are doing, but I do calls from family and friends, as
want something in the paper so well as 'an occassional visit from
those who 'do not know, will be a friend or relative when they were
apprised of his death .a year ago in the Miami area.
. He continued his love for all
last May 20.
Gerry Feld sent me the last Boston sports teams and kept up
copy of The West Ender includ- with them on a daily basis. His
ing the ." NBA Solution" about my love of basketball was never enddad. and all of us were so thrilled . ing and he could speak about it as
to read it. It has given my chil- intelligently at 87.years old as he ·
dren a 'pride about their grandfa· could at 27 years old. My mother.
ther that makes them beam, and brother and I, as well as our fami~ives Jeff and me something inlies, relatives and friends miss him
teresting to discuss, as we were very_much. We hope those "old
West Enders" who did not know
about his death will drop a line to
my mother or call her at 305-8618592.
-Joe Greenberg
Wilmot Flat, NH
chamber, during a I 0 PM closed
ENJOYED NBAARTICLE
I really enjoyed the article door session??? I'm sure it was
"NBA Solution" in your 6199 because Red Auerbach stole
issue regarding the possibility of Benny's infamous "!-formation
the 24 second clock being started out of bounds" play. Now, whenduring Brenner Club practice. ever someone doubts me when I
Wherever I have played basket- say basketball was invented in the
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. ball, whether in this city or anoth- West End, I can pull out my 6/99
WHERE ARE MY FRIENDS?
.er, I always told people the (fast copy of The West Ender and, at
I am semi-retired and trying to
break) basketball was invented in ·least show them where the 24eatch up to my gang.
second clock began.
· where are you: .Joe Giordano, · the West ~nc,l.
What I really want to know is
-Jerry Brener
Joe Freni, Bruno Luzzo. Sal
what was my uncle, Benny Brenner,
. Allston, MA
Vitale, Joe "Lefty'' Tringale, Dick
doing with a bunch of teenagers,
Intravaia, Eddie Giove, Bob Papa
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running them through his torture
and Charlie Micale.
Call me at (617) 776-6677 or
fax m~ at (617) 623-6887.
1999 \\'EST E:\DERS CE:\Tl'R\' CLl 'B
-Mike Messina
P.O. Box 152, 237 Cedar St.
The following West Enders have contributed $100.00 or more to
Somerville. MA 02145
our cause in 1999.. -We salute them! Now is the time to send your
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HATE WEST END PLACE
a member of the 1999 West Enders Century Club.
When we recently sent in otir
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John Cucinotta
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Joseph
Russo
Willi~ -Sharrio
living at West End Place.
Alan G~opman
Frank l?rivitera
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West End Bowling League
Bridgewater and ask that you
Kevin McGrath
Robert Campanella
continue to ·send the paper to our
Ralph Saya
George Brenner Associates
new address.
We moved from West End
Al Cohen
Alec Alexander
Place because we fiated it!
Rosemary (Cucinotta) Costello
Bernard J. Condelli
Thanks and keep up the good
Robert Vatalaro
Stephen and Dorothy Maio
work.
Sam Marinella
Vincent Raso
-June and Sandy Catania
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Salmeri
Mike Messina
Bridgewater; MA
Harvey and Vivian Fleitman
The Boston Synagogue
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please vote for me this Fall
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WEST ENDERS CELEBRATE ST. ROCCO'S FEAST
NOTRE ·DAME EDUCATION CENTER
. 50 WEST BROADWAY, SOUTH BOSTON, MA 02127
617-268-1912/ FAX 617-464-7924
Dear Friends:
The year 1999 will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of
the Sisters of Notre Dame in the Archdiocese of Boston. Events have
been planned throughout the year, beginning in April and ending in
December, to celebrate the 150 years of ministry in New England.
On December 10, 1999, the Sisters of Notre Dame
having a
grand reunion of all their present and former ministries in Boston,
Cambridge, Somerville, the South Shore and Metro West. The
World Trade Ce,.ter has already been secured for this gala event
which will be the culmination of the lSOth anniversary. The World
Trade Center (WTC) will be decorated for Christmas and the event
should attract a very large number of alums, family, friends and
co-workers of the Sisters of Notre Dame. We expect at least 1200
people, but room capacity is 8000 so there is no concern about an upper
limit.
There were at least 40 schools that the sisters staffed in the
communities listed above and we are in the process of assembling a
committee to help plan and execute this event. You are one of the people
we would like to invite to be part of the committee. We hope to have a
number of people on the committee representing each school, either ~
former teachers or alumnie(a,e). The SND Development office m
Worcester will send out all ticket information, so we are looking for
alumni lists, especially from the closed schools. We will also have a
publicity committee working on all the events of the I 50th, so everything
will not rest with this committee.
H you would Uke to be part of the effort, please contact Sr. Maria
by sending back the accompanying form. H you have any questions,
call617-2~1912 x249. If you are willing to ~o~ in the summer and
fall, please let us know and we will keep yop in the info!ffiation loop. The
success of mobilizing each school will be in proportion to the number of
people getting to local folk. On November 7, l999, there is a major event
at the Cathedral in Boston - Cardinal ~w .wilJ ,say_a pub.~ ..~-b
the SNDs. The' gala at the WTC will be one month later: arid man~ people might wait until the end of the year to buy tickets. Our h.ope IS that
we can generate support early in the fall so that we hav~ established good
momentum before 'Thanksgiving.
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are
A number of West Enders gathered for the annual feast of St. Rocco at the house of Virginia and
Paul Joltki in Malden. In attendance were William Tomczyk, Jim Campana, Francis Rothwell,
Walter and Joe Tomczyk, Olga Kasinowicz, Virginia Joltki, Arthur Venditti, Marie Prezioso, Elaine
Rothwell and Paul Joltki.
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ber of the Boy Scout Committee
PATRICK FIORELLO
for Troop 426 at StJames.
IN COUNCIL RACE
Married to the former Mary C.
Patrick J. Fiorello of Medford
DiFr.ancesco, formerly of
has announced his intention to
Brightol) St. in the West End, they
seek one of the seven seats on the
have two children. A daughter,
Medford City Council.
Patricia, 20, is a student at Lowell
Employed at MIT as a meCoilege; and a son, Joseph, 16, is
chanical technician for the past 16
a senior at Medford High School.
years, he has also served as an
M.I.T. union reprsentatiye since
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SORRY I'M lATE
1939.
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Upon my return from Florida I
Since 1967 he has been a member of the Beautification of had two West Enders waiting for
Medford Committee and he has me. Unfortunately, bulk rate
material does not get forwarded.
also been a member of the DemoConsequently,
I'm late with my
cratic Ward Committee since
1961, serving as delegate for the subscription. Hopefully my name
past two years. He has been a won't be scrapped from the mailmember of the Auxiliary Police of ing list. I wouldn't want to miss
out on the wonderful memories of
Medford for nine years.
In addition, Fiorello has been · the West End.
Hope you guys are well and
an active member of the St. James
-Mary Roberts
happy.
Holy Name Society for lO years.
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SEPTEMBER, 1999
WEST ENDERS AT CAMP GANNETT - 1955
Pictured in front of Cabin 1 at Camp Gannett in Sharon in 1955 are: (back row) Phil Oddo and
Stanley Mirowski; (third row) Andy Sarno, Bill MacAuley and Bob DeMarco; (second row) John
Dascoli, John DeMarco and Paul Dembicki; (front row) Jimmy Smith and John Rosato.
Photo courtesy: Phil Oddo/Jimmy Smith
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OGINZ HARDWARE
Thank you so much for the
issues of-The West Ender. I have
enjoyed reading . them. I lived
on Cambridge Street until 1955.
My father had the Oginz Raidware store on Cambridge Street
between Anderson and Grove
Street for over 60 years. I taught
in the Boston school system for
26 years.
Please accept my token of
appreciation for the wonderful
work you are doing on behalf of
the "old" West Enders. Good
luck.
-Sara (Oginz) Klein
Lake Worth, FL
THANK YOU AU
Sony I'm so late this year.
I want to thank you and all
others who make The West E11der
a truly enjoyable newspaper.
I hope that we all get to enjoy
it for many more years.
Good luck.
·
- Ro11 Madigan
Swampscott, MA
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ENJOY EACH ISSUE
- I enjoy each and every issue.
Thank you!
- Sonny Moore
Brockton, MA
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"St. Joes" Class Reprints
We have obtained many 8 1h x 11 photos of various graduating
classes from St. Joseph's Parochial School in the West End.
The classes we have include:
0 1916 - First Girls Graduating Class
GIRLS
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The cost of each copy is $10.00 plus $2.50 for mailing. Checks
should be made payable to Richard Morello and mailed to 87
Wendell St., Boston, MA02110.
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LOOK FORWARD TO PAPER
I still look forward to The West
Ender. I love to read about people
I remember and who have passed
away.
Once you were born in the
West End and grew up there you
will never forget the times we had.
The world is in such a mess _now
regarding crime and young kids
shooting people. I can't recall
anything this bad when I was
growing up. I came to the conclusion that it was because we all
knew one another and trusted
each other. I never was afraid to
go out at night because I knew I
would be safe.
And of course we had such
wonderful clubs as the Peabody
House and West End House. We
were never bored and we didn't
even have video games or TV to
keep us occupied.
Sure, we had kids hanging
around, but they were not troublemakers. I was never afraid to walk
by them because they wouldn't
say a bad word ortease you.
. I was sorry to read about
Phil Zucco, Sr. I got my diamond
engagement ring from him when I
became engaged. So did my sister
Chickie. He was such a handsome
man and so nice. I met Phil, Jr. at
my Aunt Camille's 50th anniversary in Boston. It 1was so nice to
see him and lots of West Enders.
Well thats all for now, keep up
the great work.
-Maryanne Cordaro
San Diego, CA
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REMEMBER SILVER BAKERY
A friend gave me a stack of
West Enders that he'd been saving
since 1993. He had lived in the
West End for some years, and
we'd found common ground since
my family lived there for some
'
years.
I am a granddaughter of Wolf
Silver who owned and ran the
Silver Bakery that Rivolee
Kleiner mentioned in her letter on
page nine of the Sept. 1993 issue.
My grandfather and his brother,
Max, had the bakery together. In
the early twenties, Wolf moved
with his family - . Gertrude,
Ethel, Florence, Manny, and Ruth
-to Dorchester where he opened
a bakery on Erie Street which
lasted untill929. Max maintained ·
the bakery in the West End; After
his death, his wife Tillie ran it for
several years. I don't recall when
it closed but I remember going in
there, so it may have lasted until
the war years, the middle. forties.
Only three of Max's children
remain - Nathan who lives in a
retirement home in Los Angeles;
Archie who still lives in Brookline; and Evelyn Leeder who lives
in Malden. Oscar passed away in '
the early thirties; Herbie died
several years ago in Chicago; Leo
also passed away several years
ago in Los Angeles. None of
Wolf's children remain alive Gertrude died in 1983; Florence
passed in 1920; Manny died in
1981; Ruth left us in 1970; Ethel,
my mother, died in 1988 at the
age of 100, plus five weeks.
She'd graduated Girls' High
School as had Ms. Kleiner, but I
can no longer read the year on her
graduation ring.
My memories of the West End
are thin. I recall the bakery and the
tum bell at the door of my Aunt
Tillie's house on Chambers Street
near the bakery and the floor of
the dining room. It was polished
wood, and slanted, and long; great
for taking a run and sliding down
the room in your socks!!
I'm enclosing something to
help keep you going.
Thanks for the memories ...
- Florence Gillman
Camarillo, CA
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REGARDING BUDDY CLARK
I read the write up on Buddy
Clark;:It was inspiring. He was
before my time, lonly remember
"Linda".
· · Included in a list of his hits
was "You're Breaking My Heart."
This recording was recorded by
Vic Damone in 1949. On Mercury
it was #1 and sold over 3.5 million
records. That was the year I
discovered Vic Damone and have
been a fan and friend ever since. I
even ran a fan club in Boston for
him in the 50's.
Buddy Clark probably recorded the same tune but "You're
Breaking My Heart" belongs to
Vic.
- Cathy Flammia
Revere, MA
What It Was Like Then ...
By Paul Sullivan
A look at the state of mind- and the news ofthe day- in the
Hub in July 1961:
People are always looking for perfectly integrated neighborhoods so they can brag about how well folks get along in
their big city.
Boston had one such neighborhood in 1961 -and they blew
it.
The West End was a mixture of all races, religions and
nationalities, and.indeed they all got along. That is, until the
Boston Redevelopment Authority stepped in.
Ed Logue was the newly appointed BRA director and he
was very good at what he did. But it was very bad for the poor
people of West End.
Despite promises of providing low income housing which
never came about, the wrecking ball knocked down the hopes
and dreams of thousands of people who were never able to
return to their neighborhood. l_t went upscale in a big way.
But the spirit is still alive and some West Enders hold
· reunions whenever they can.
1999 \\'EST E:\DER GOLD CLLB
The following West Enders have contributed $500.00 to our cause
for 1999, aimed at keeping alive the spirit of the West End.
Would you be interested in joining this elite group?
LEONARD NIMOY
FRANK PRIVITERA
RICK SOLANO
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SEPTEMBER, 1999
Privitera Boys & Girls Club Man of the Year
Somerville Chamber of Commerce President Maryann lieustoit
presents Frank Privitera with an awartl on being chosen the 1999
Boys anti Girls Club Man of the Year.
Al Rasa, Jim Campana, Diane Harpell; Alan Marks, Mrs. Marks, Richie Nedd and Ben Brenner.
Jimmy LoGrippo, Frank Privitera, Joe and Dell D'Ambrosio and Jean Privitera.
Yolanda Cellucci with Frank and Jean Privitera.
Jim Campana, Frank Privitera, Alan Marks, Ben Brenner and Richard Morello.
law firm pnor to opening
The Boys and Girls Clubs
his own law office. Along with
of Middlesex County, serving
his successful law practice, Mr.
Somerville and Medford, has
Privitera is a· business leader,
conferred on local attorney and
with extensive real estate holdbusiness leader Frank Privitera
-· ings and business xentures
their Man of the Year award.
including hardware and softThe first-annual award rec~
ware companies.
.
ognizes Mr. Privitera's generosiMr. Privitera and his wife
ty in the service of community
of 38 years, Jean, have received
organizations, particularly those
many ·awards as Man and
benefitting youth, said Boys and
Woman of the Year in recogniGirls Club executive director
tion of their numerous acts of
Gary Gartland.
philanthropy.
Mr. Privitera received the
The Boys and Girls Club
award at the Boys and Girls
inspires and enables young peoClub Gala Dinner on Thursday,
ple, especially those from disadJuly 15.
vantaged circumstances, to real"We're honored to be able
ize theirJull potential as produc- .
to present this award to Mr
Privitera," Gartland said. "Mr.
tive responsible, and caring citiPrivitera is a Boys Club alumzens. Each day four area Club
nus, and the succe~ses he has
houses provide over 7 hours of
achieved in life are what we
programs and services to 150
boys and girls ages 6 to 18.
hope for all of our kids."
An Arlington resident and a
The award was presented
former West Ender, Mr. Privitera
at the Boys and Girls Club's
maintains a law practice in
Dinner on Thursday, July 15,
Somerville. The son of Italian
7 p.m. at the Sheraton Colonial
immigrants in Boston's West
Golf Club and Resort in
End, Privitera shined shoes and
Lynnfield. At the dinner Frank
sold newspapers as a boy. He
donated $25,000 to the Boys and
excelled as a student at the High
Girls Club, as .. an - expression
School of Commerce, and he
of gratitude for what Boys and
earned a bachelor's degree from
Girls Clubs contributed to him
Northeastern University; a masas a youth. The event was sponter's degree at the University
sored in conjunction with a dayof Virginia, and his law degree
long golf tournament and was
produced by . the · Somer.ville
from Boston College. After
serving with the U;S. Army in · Chamber of Commerce. Many
the Korean War, he returned to
former West Enders attended the
Boston and joined a downtown
dinner.
SEYfEMBER, 1999
PAGE SEVEN
Where Have All The West Enders Gone?
Eddie Bi-anchi,. Donald Libby,
Also, Richie Marshall, Corrine Warren, Billy and Joyce
I've read The We.s:t Ender since
Richie Terranova, Charlie Grasso, Anthony, Joanie and Sister Crooks, Bobby Crawford, Brenda
its inception and have read about
Joe Joe Russo, Jimmy Marino, DeLuca, Sonny and Anna Mahorn, Bunky and Delores
people that went to the Blackstone
Lovie La Vuolo, Tony La Vuolo, LoPresti, Eddie and Tommy Andrews, Kenny and James
School in 1941 but I have never
Sammy Ballistri, Richie Hartnett Muse, Larry Campanella, Pat and Tibbs, Edie and Paul Williams,
heard of a lot of the people that
and Anita Branchi.
Arthur Venditti, Stanley and Mike Keith Percy Ross, Lester Chanwrite in.
Also, Anthony Manupelli, Paul Fredman, Sonny Downey; Nino, dler, Nancy and Tommy Lynch,
James Campano and other
Christy, Anita Broadhurst, Teddy Jerry Bollan, Joe Bella, Anna Irene, Ronnie Seccareccio, Rudy
members The West Ender have
Honkawitz, Louie and Roberta White, Freddie Hutchinson , Hightower, Richie Cummings,
worked hard and now the paper is
Block, RoseMarie Belcastro, Donald Nicolosi, Phil Oddo, Ricky Johnson, Paul Joltki, Ardie
in real trouble. If the people I
Kathleen Pagliucca, Connie, George Stagno, Dommie Paulo, Wells, Archie and Elaine, Sumner
grew up with could send a $10.00
Carlo Gentilli, Marty and Bobby Comforti, Harold Preston, Epstein, Ralph Santosuosso,
donation or at least let people
Haleene, Dal\te Marotta, Patty,
Henry Lunetta, Bobby and Billy Herbie and Mildred Beck, David
know where you are, maybe that
Dolores, Richie and Sonny McGlaughlon, Paul Dembecki, Tibbet~. Georgie Berger, James
would help.
Draper, Dicky Petruzelli, Richie
Dianne Dembecki, Gregory Esposito, John DeMarco, Paul
West Enders like Anthony
and Cynthia Theodores, Penny Dembecki, Johnny DeAngelo, Smith, Gertrude and Winnie
Nastasi, Connie Greco, Kenny
and Arthur Pizzani, Ronnie and Bobby Kasakonas, Bobby Richards, Joe and Picky
Zucco, Carol Zucco Evelyn,
Cynthia Malloy, Theresa Sissario, John Kachoris, Chuck DeGaetano, Anna Kay Grant,
Jackalyn and Baby Rita Sylvesta,
Popkowitz, Joe and Tony Pinto,
Pastore, Richie Vivolo, Jeffrey Evelyn and Billy Halfkenny and
Anthony Vangi, Joe Onessimo,
Andy Sarno, Johnny and Donnie and Joe Greenberg, Dennis Aceto•. Danny Imperato.
Bobby Cook, Evelyn Cook, Carol
Alby Testa, LuCille Giganti, Billy
Spinale, Josephine Spicuzza; · Dascoli, Nicky (The Jap)
Also, Lefty and Peanuts,
Memmello, Raymond, Ronnie · and Richie Settipane and Bobby Ronnie and Tony Warren, Fitzy,
Tommy and Jimmy Parker,
and Richie Papa, Dolly
Elliot.
Donald Zerendow, Richie Black,
Mousie, Sammy Bottari, Jackie
Also, Bobby Natarelli,' Ronnie Lawley, Ronnie Carol, Dicky and
Harry Kicklas, Cookie Sarro, Santangelo, Marie Luppo, Angie
DeLuca, Sissy and Butchie Cansellarie and Lillian Smith. Charlie O'Conner, Sonny, ElizaBarbara Falano, Nicky Gregory
Anello, Joe Fishionie, Chubby
Beverly af)d )oannie Clark, beth, and Eldridge Moore, Arlene
(The Greek), Genie"Pavor, Richie
Sammaria, Donald Baldinelli, Stancato and Frankie Lapino.
Bobbie Crawford , Rico and Oliver, Andrew Mioli, Dicky
of
and Frankie Swadell, Malcolm
Zimmerman, Tommy Alexandra,
Gloria and Victoria, Jerry, Vinnie,
Richie, Roberto, Inzy, AI Raso,
Butchie DeGaetano, Charlie
LaRosa, Steve "Schef Shef',
Ronnie Carol, Tony Campano,
Danny Hoar, Johnny Rosato,
Yashoo
Othmer,
Chuchi
Mirowski , Geno Testa, Billy
Raskowski, Brenda and Marsha
Mahorn and Beverly and Joanie
Clark.
These are a lot of the people I
remember from my youth in the
West End. Some of them may be
dead. Some may have moved out
of state, but all bring back dear
memories of the West End to me.
If you know where any of them
are it would be nice to find out . I
have donated to The' West Ender
so that these memories of mine
can·continue. I hope all of you do
the same.
·- Richard Nedd
Malden, MA
PAGE EIGHT
SEPTEMBER, 1999
TOAST TO OW DAYS
I have put off for months
sending in my small donation - in
hopes that a brilliant thought on
at least getting a memorial site for
our neighborhood would hit me or someone! (Should we have a
brainstorming meeting on some
action?)
My last friend from the West
End days- a Navy Nurse, Mary
Piasta - died last fall and I still
have such a sense ofloss. BUT, a
toast to the old days: we had the
best of times in the best of places.
I have kept all the issues -in
recent years: if someone who is
just discovering The West Ender
would like them ... tel. 536-1135 .
Blessings Always,
-Lillian LaRose Ott
Boston, MA
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SEND A CHECK NOW
Jf everyone would send you a
check when they get their West
Ender it wbuld help you keep our
paper going.
Here is my check to help out.
-Beverly (Senna) Bondi
San Jose, CA
A BEAUTIFUL STOI~.Y
We enjoy the newspaper. My
husband Joe and I lived on the
Comer where Parkman St. and
North Anderson St. meet when
we were approximately 10 years
old. About 65 years later we met
in Florida and got married
(second marriage).
We talk about the West End
all the time.
Enclosed is a small check.
-Dorothy and Joe Triger
Margate, FL
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GASKA FAMILY
My family and I lived at 250
Chamber Street until our house
was to be taken . We have such
good memories living in the
West End. Everyone looked
after each other. If you did
something wrong your mom
heard about it before you were
home.
Our family name ·was Gaska:
Joe and Celia Gaska, mom and
dad, Alice, Rita, Joseph Jr. and
Theresa.
-Rita (Gaska) Medeiros
Plymouth, MA
SALVATORE ABRAMO
Salvatore Abramo, · 82,
formerly of Malden and the
West End, died September 4th
at Salem Hospital after a brief
illness. He was the husband of
Anna (Marino) Abramo, with
whom he had shared 52 years of
marriage.
Born and educated in
Boston, he was the son of
the late Sebastiana and Ninfa
"Lena" (Scarlata) Abramo. He
was a resident of Somerville for
33 years before moving to Lynn
20 years ago. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of Wc;>rld War II.
Mr. Abramo was the coowner of Abramo Bros.
Produce of Boston for 30 years
before retiring in 1982.
Mr. Abramo leaves a daughter, Ann-Leona Donovaro of
Lynn; a son. Salvatore F.
Abramo of Norfolk; a sister.
Camille Saitta of Medford;
a brother; Leo Abramo of
Cambridge; four grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of .
the late Joseph Abramo and
Mary Lemmo.
Damiano "Miano" Ragusa
Grampa
November 19, 1912- April 19, 1999
Keeping in mind that even Jesus fell three times on his journey to
Pontius Pilot; my grandfather Damiano Ragusa, like Jesus, may not have
been perfect. Sure, he made mistak~'S in his life, but unlike most of us, he
learned from those mistakes and transformed his later years into a life of
which I an proud to say I am a product.
The Miano that I knew was multifaceted just like afine gem. He could
be demanding, for he expected all of us to live our lives to our greatest
potential. He was charismatic, with charm that could dazzle even the most
dreary.
He was thoughtful, as I reflect back on those summer mornings in
Wareham when he would get up at the crack of dawn to go to Muriel's to
buy fresh cinnamon rolls. The Persians would be at the table and we
would awake to the inviting aroma of cinnamon and fresh coffee that
filled the air.
He was communicative, you always knew what was on his mind. But
rriost of all, he share<! with all of us, in
individual way, an abundance
oflove.
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There was never a day that I spoke to him on the phone or in person
that I went away without him telling me "I love you Sweetheart". And that
he did; he really {qved me with all his heart.
He loved all of us in a unique and special way. He was genuine in his
words and appreciative from his heart. There may haye been times when
he didn't possess the ability to express what he felt and there may have
been times when we didn't express the ability to listen. But, at all times, I
can say, with total assurance that truly he was trying to convey his love for
us.
Grampa, I'd like to thank you for making me feel special, and from all
of us I would like to send our love with you. In Grampa's words, "May,
it's time to go."
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"Biackie" Class Reprints
Did you lose or misplace your school picture? If you are intereste9 in an ll"x17" reprint of your William Blackstone Junior
High School class picture as it has appeared in The West~Ender,
we may be able to help you.
·
We have a limiteo number of the. following classes:
0 Class of 1942
0 Class of 1943
0 Class of 1944
0 Class or 1945
0 Class of 1946
0 Class of 1947
0 Class of 1948
0 Class of 1949
0 Class of 1950
0 Class of 1953
0 Class of 1954·
0 Chiss of 1957
0 Class of 1958
The cost or each copy is $15.00 plus $3.00 for mailing. Checks
should be made payable to Richard Morello and mailed to 87
Wendell St., Boston, MA 02110.
UFE ON SO. MARGIN ST.
Lena out there in Holly
Hill .. . HL Thanks for the greeting. I will forever have fond memories of life on Sooth M!!!Ein St.
Especially during summertime:
Smiley in Port Charlotte . . . I
never had an inkling that you were
such an ardent reader of my letters
in The West Ender.
A letter tp the editor will be
· forthcoming. Watch for it.
A donation to help the cause of
the struggling ~st Ender is enclosed
My sympathies lie with those
who strive to preserve the past.
an
-J. Almeida (Bomber)
E. Weymouth; MA
-Lovingly composed by Marcey A. Chardo
WEST WENDERS STILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT
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West Enders recently set up a picket line in front of the archway of-West End Place just to make
certain the parties involved realize that West Enders have plenty of fight left. (/. tor.) Frank Levine,
Jim Campano, Paul Joltki and Jerry Bowley.
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IN MEMORY OF . ..
. I'm sending a donation in
memory of one of my oldest and
dearest friends-, Anne Kaplan
Seskin.
Anne passed away very unexpectedly May 6 at the age of 63.
Her parents Paul and Bessie
Kaplan owned Klayman's .Deli,
comer of No. Russell & Parkman
Sts. for many years. She has
an older sister Vivian and one
wonderful son, Mark ~
I'm still in shock over this and
thought a lo~ of her old friends
. from the Hawk ·& Brenner Clubs
would like to know.
I used to live on McLean Street
and my father was the insurance
man in the West End that everyone knew. I had two brothers,
William, '-'Vovie" and Sam. Sam
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lives in Quim:y. William passed
away in 1961 at the age of 34.
Keep sending The West Etuler.
I really look forward to it.
-Lillian Greenwald Bockser
Revere, MA
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CARMELA CRISAFULU
Carmela (Caminiti) Crisafulli
of the West End died on
September 7th. She was the
beloved wife of the late Carmela
and loving mother of Joseph,
Lucy and the late Samuel, all of
West End. '
Mrs. Crisafulli was the sister
of the late Antonia Pullatti and
John and Marie Ciatto of Italy.
She was the loving aunt of
Roy Pullatti and family · of
Watertown and is also survived
by several dear nieces and
nephews and cousins.
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SEPTEMBER, 1999
ZINA GREENWOOD
Zina Greenwood · of Reading, a contractor, died unexpectedly September 7th at his home.
He was 63 .
Born and raised in Boston's
West End, Mr. Greenwood lived
in Melrose for many years. He
spent the past 40 years in
Rea~ing.
Mary (Spinale) Ragusa
Nannie
September 8, 1915- June 16, 1999
Aunt May, one of nine children (who grew up in the West End) was
manied 64 years ago to Grampa. From their maniage came three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, of whom they
were so proud and expressed much love. Some of our happiest memories
are spending the summers at Swift's Beach at the "Aunt May" (where
you'd always wake-up to the smell of coffee and a house full of family
and friends and we all felt their love.
w_e, of c~urse; rem~mber "Aunt May" as Nannie. Making us laugh,
huggmg us tight, showmg her love, and filling our bellies are some of the
things Nannie 'did best. She always greeted me with "Hey Badeecya" or
-"~ow;s Nannies baby" ~d would remind me to brush my "spallatha"
hatr. .She would !1<> anythmg to make people happy. Wh'='n we heard
"grampa s ·: hom
in our driveway, we knew it was time to go out and
help ·carry m ·the bariquet that Nannie had prepared; probably; without
much notice. She could magically prepare an "unexpected' meai for
· _o/'Y num_ber of peopl~ wit!' the>barest of es~ntials: a couple pounds of
macarom; a few fresh tomatoes and basil (front Grampa s garden), and
a ~~ole lot of love. Whether it be.chicken soup ahg ,cutlets, fishCakes and
cotn<howder, homemade manicotti, or "ba<>ta-gi", no one else's cooking
can compare,. ~he also ·I~>Ved to sew, whether it be hemming oirr pants by
hand or se~mg on al?Ose button. And~ to thi~ day we all have our afghans
th~t N_anme crocheted. But, no matter what it was, she m~ . :.· it look so
easy and she·did it with all her heart.
_ Everyone who was fortunate enough to know Nannie, loved her. She
was ~ways a ladY and spoke kindly of everyone. She' had a d~ic personality, ~ne that ~very~ne enjoyed. Nannie was always impeccably
dressed w1th her nails pohshed and her hair ''twisted". It's funny because
Nannie had a friend of "goom-mah-di (a g~pola)" where you would
. least expect it;.lbe gas..station, the .gro<;ery stoie, the .hairdresser, even· the
m~ who sold her scratch tickets would get a hug: When I bel~ Nannie
w1th her errands we were always bumping into someone with whom she'd
stop and hug and chat. She was always sincere and genuine when she
spoke. I'll never forget her favorite sayings like "Gi-boy", "mi-cha-spea';
"~ah" and ·~ng~". Then there were those few "Augustenese" expres~
s1ons that I couldn't figure out, but knew enough. not to ask for a translation.
.
.
_ Nannie will fc:xever remain in otlr hearts ·and in our praye~. for her life
was'dedi~ to her family and friends._S~ ~e·u be:able to smile' again
when we think of her humor, all the love, and.beautiful memories she has
given . us. Nannie, although we will miss you very much, we 1cnow
Grampa was calling you (liS he always) did :"May, Andeamo". We.love
you Nannie . : . :
-lnvingly_.c~sed by Kristen ·du:zrdo
beep
199'J \\EST E\DEI{ \IE\IORIALS
I
In memory of"
Anne Kaplan Seskia from Lillian Boksler
Camille Corso from John Corso
Charles Sicuso from Josephine Polcari
John Moore from Bertha Moore
George Sweeney from Alice Sweeney
Mr. Greenwood was the
manager of the Parkway Gulf
Station for a year before buying
his own garage in Cambridge.
He later owned another garage
in Belmont.
Mr. Greenwood gave up his ·
garages and established Greenwood & .Sons General Contractors of Melrose. As a contractor, he participated in the
revitalization of downtown
Melrose. His many civic projects included its Vietnam
Veterans Memorial and various
parks and recreational centers.
Mr. Greenwood is survived
by his wife, Nancy J. (Hjerpe);
three sons, Kevin P. of Billerica,
Barry K. of Reading and Brian
M . . of East Hampton; three
daughters, Julia D. Kreutz of
Georgia, Audrey L. Hickman of
Lynnfield and Andrea K. Harris
of Watertown; a brother,
Zantine of Arizona; Zoa Smith
of Meaford and _15 grandchil-
dren.
* * *.
ANNECORVI
Bea; three daughters, Hannah
Langsam of- St. Louis, Fredda
Services were held for Milton
Trehub of Capistrano Beach,
Berger of Boston, a leader in
Calif., and Mindy Levenson of
the Jewish community, a philanRichmon~, VA.; a son, Ralph of
thropist, and an advocate for the
Hyannis; seven grandchildren and
_ el(jerly, who died at his home
four great-grandchildren.
August 30th. He was 87.
Born in Boston's West End,
* * *
he was a former vice president
PAUUNE SETTIPANE
of New England Provision Co.,
Pauline
(DeFranzo)
of
a meat products firm, where he
Winchester, formerly of the West
worked for many years.
End, died on' September 7th.
Mr. Berger once said he
She was the beloved wife
learned about giving back to the . _
of the late Joseph Settipane
community from his parents and,
and loving mother of Donald
upon retirement, he continued
Settipane of Revere, · Joseph
to raise funds for the Hebrew
Settipane of Saugus, Richard
Rehabilitation Center for the
Settipane of Winchester and
Aged.
William Settipane of Revere.
"Helping people is something
Mrs. Settipane is also survived
we should all be doing." Mr.
by II grandchildren and 8 greatBerger said when interviewed for
grandchildren.
the center's newsletter. "It's an
She was the sister of the late
obligation, a privilege really, to be
·Mrs. Mary Fava, ' Mrs. Rose
involved in the community."
Arena, Mrs. Josephine Guelpa,
Mr. Berger also was involved
Mrs. Ann Valentine and William
with the Boy Scouts of America
DeFranzo.
.
as a trustee for life and served as
* * *
a trustee and chairman of ComSALVATORE CIPRIANO
bined Jewish Philanthopies. He
Salvatore J. Cipriano of Arlwas also a trustee of Beth Israel
ington, formerly of the West End,
Deac.oness Medical Center and
·
an honorary fellow at Brandeis · died on July 8th.
· He ·was .the husband '·of
·
University.
In 1975, the Berger Building Catherine. Y. Rey~olds-Cipri8no
ami the . brother of Anthony
was dedicated at the Hebrew
Cipriano . of: Wakefield, . Leo
.Rehabilitation Center, providing
ail additional 250 beds for the 'Cipriano of Melrose, ·· Janet
Cipriano and- Josephine Rufo,
elderly. He and his wife also
.both of Wakefield and the late
created a fund to provide floral
·
decorations for the center's. Millie Cipriano.
• Mr. Cipriano is also survived
,
synagogue.
by many nieces and nephews as
This past year, in recognition
well as many grand-nieces .atid
of his service to the center, a
' ·
leadership award was named in ·grand-nephews.
He was
member of the
Mr. Berger's honor.
Retired Men's Club of ArlingtOn
He belonged to Temple Emeth
and
the Mercury Club.
· ·· ·
in Brookline.
Mr. Berger leaves his wife,
... * *
· MILTON BERGER
Ann C. (Spinate) Corvi of
Stoneham, fotmerly of Medford
and the West End, died on July
.
.
7th.
She was the beloved wife of ·
Robert E. Corvi, D.M.D. and loving mother of Robert E. Corvi II
of Brookline.
Mrs. Corvi was the cherished
daughter of Sarah (Tringali)
Spinale of Medford and the late
1999 \\EST E\DERS \IE\IORI .\1. CIRCLL
James Spinale. ·
· She was the dear sister of Maty
The following West Enders have contributed $100.00 or morii~
Ann -Manzoli of Lynnfield and
memory of their loved ones in 1999. Now is the· time to send'Jit.
daughter-in-law of Rita (Pugliese)
, your donation to be included in the 1999 West Enders Memo,ja/.
-eorvi of East Boston and the late
Circle.
·
.
-· ·
Spartico Corvi.
Mrs. Corvi was the dear sisterIn m~mory ;f"
in-law of Madeline · Siracusa of ~
Francesco and Anna Noe and child(enJoe, C,armello, Vinc~-Winthrop and , aunt of Renee .
and Frank from Josie Patania .
_
··;.r-k;r
Siracusa of CalifQmia.
Jo~ph
and Anita. RussO, Donald and Syl~ia Grey, Jcie Sol~~* •* ....
and Moe Guanno from Vincent J. Russo
.. "~-_:;:
Gl:!ethno
and
Josephine
privit!!ra
. ~-:.1t"
NADAUVOTI
Vjncent; and Ida Bellissino from the Bellissino family . , ~] ·:
Nada M. (Miskevich) Livoti of
My grandparents Joseph and JOsephine Annello from JosePfi'7 :~
Arlington, formerly of Winchester
AnneUo
·
· ··
~-the West ~; died on July
Pauline Lisitano from her husband AI Lisitano
Tony: Genovese from Michael Rao
.
· She was the beloved wife of
Rose Cucinotta from Tony (Juju) Cucinotta
the - late Joseph T. Livoti and
My parents Fay an,d M,urray Alter from Steve Alter
.
devoted mother of Robert J.
My
mother
Rita
Zenga
from
Tony
Zenga
,
.
·;
Livoti of Waltham and the late
Grace and Vincenzio Garrasi, Carolina and Antonio, Joseph: ·
Peter Livoti. ·
.
Alfred, Albert, Attilio and Concetta Manzelli from Mario
Mrs. Livoti was the loving
and
Maria Manzelli
mother-in-law of Betty Jane
Olympia and Salvatore Bramante from Mary (Bramante)
(NcGurl) Livoti ..
.
.
Marchesani.
a
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PAGE TEN
MICHAEL SIDOR
ROGER JACKMAN
Michael Sidor, in New HampRoger M. Jackman of the West
shire, formerly of the West End
End, died on June 25th.
and the North End, died on July
He was the beloved son of
lOth.
Mary E. (McGrath) of South
He was the boloved husband
Boston and the late James E.
of the late Genoveffa (Colella)
Jackman.
and the loving father of Dorothy
Mr. Jackman was the loving
Ventresca and her husband Arnold·
father of Michael A. Jackman and
of Billerica, William Sidor and his
Leigh Anne Jackman, both of
. Needham and brother of James R . . wife · Maria of Malden, Judith
Carlson and her husband Robert ·
Jackman of Stoughton, Joseph R
of N}-1 and the late Michael Sidor.·
Jackman of Holbrook, Marie E.
Mr. Sidor was the grandfather .
Walsh and Francis X. Jackman,
of Anthony Ventresca and his
both of South Boston and the late
. fiance Teresa Bova of Billerica, .
Thomas W. Jackman.
Valerie Murphy and her husb~nd ·
He is survived by several dear
Thomas of LOwell, Kevin and
nieces and nephews:
his wife Chris of NH, Stephen
Mr. Jackman was . a -late Vietnam Era Army Veteran and
Carlson of NH, Thomas Carlson
former member of the West End
of NH and Micheile Spurling and
House.
her husband Roger of NH and
Mark Sidor.
ALBERT OTHMER
He was the great grandfather
Albert C. "Sonny" Othmer of
of Alisha Jussaume, Kody and
Port St. John, Florida, formerly of
Kylie, all of NH and Christopher
the West End, died .on August
MurjJhy of Lowell.
.
13th at the age of 63.
Mr. Sidor was the brother of
He was the loving husband of
Vera Smith of Marblehead and is
Virginia P. Othmer of Port St.
also survived by several nieces
John, fL and loving father of Liz
and nephews.
Sherry and Christine Whitely,
* * *
both of Boston, Joanne Brooks of
lAURA
KOSTKA
Arkansas and Donna Mercer and
Laura J. (Douglas) Kostka, in
Buddy Hall, both .of North
South Boston, formerly of the
· Carolina.
West End and Mission Hill, died
Mr. Othmer was the brother of
July '8th.
on
Kathy Lupo, Mary Ellen Risser,
She was the wife of Stanley J.
Janice Noseworthy, Edward OthKostka and devoted mother of
mer and Robert Othmer, all of
Kristine Maloney of Milford,
Boston.
John
and Stanley, both of South
He is also ·survived by six
Boston , and Philip Kostka of
grandchildren.
Quincy.
Mr Othmer was a retired
Mrs .. Kostka is also survived .
Merchant Seaman ·as well as a
by
.14
grandchi1drep. and 4 great ,.·
Nav y .. y~teran · of · the K9_reim
grandchildren.
· ' ··
·
conflict aM (ppjler. member of..
the American Legio.n and VFW
***
Cape C~a:veral.
ALFRED.DASCOLI
Alfred E. "Sonny" Dascoli of
* * *
EVELYN SARCIA
SomerVille, formerly of the West
Evelyn (Weinstein) Sarcia of
End; died on May 19th.
~Somerville, formerly of the Wes~
. Be , was .the beloved son of
:End, died on July 20th. · :.·· ·
Anna CZuzcowski) and the late
She was the beloved wife of
Domenic Dascoli and devoted
the late Angelo and ·devoted
'brother of : Rose Kelley of
·mother of Dominic of Melrose,
Somerville, Josephine Saia of ..
William of Stoneham, Thomas of
Boston, oOmenic of Somerville,
Brockton, Joanne Stant of Ohio
Barbara Intravaia of North
:and Patricia anc . Robert Sarcia,
Reading, John of East Boston and
both of Somerville.
the late Paul Dascoli.
. . .,Mrs. Weinstein is also survived
Mr: Dascoli ·is also survived
by 12 loving grandchildren and
by many loving nieces and
eight loving great-grandchildren.·
nephews:· · · · .. ·· · · · ·
a
Jln c#lemnru nf ~pger
markma:n
..
~~
:
.\
The West Ender would like to \hank the following individuals
who corlttibutact to the pbpe~;. in: his fuemory:
Sean -&. Nicole J ackl)lan
John<& B.a rbara ·Motiarty
Stephen Szewczyk
'·' .\ .
Sheila & Larry Campbell .
·:•.
<. ;
George & Kathleen Leary · : .• ,
, ,
· Mr. & Mrs. John McQuillan "':. ~ - ~
"· ··· H'anc1s':&·Mary O'Brien· ·· ·· · ·~· · ···· ·
MICHAEL DiGAETANO ·
VINCENT}. TRiNGALE
Vincent J. Tringale Sr. of
Woburn, an artist and . teacher in
the Boston area for more than 40
years, died May 22nd at the Lahey
Clinic in Burlington after a
lengthy illness. He was 75 ..
A graduate of the Massa..'
chusetts College of Art, he
received a master's degree from
Boston University. While a student, he served as arts-and-crafts
instructor and drama coach at
summer camps in New Hampshire and Maine,
He served with .the army
during World War II.
Mr. Tringale began his career
as an art teacher at Shurtleff
School in Chelsea, where he also
coached football . · He was subsequently an art teacher at Chelsea
High School.
Known for his soft pasteland
oii portraits of college presidents
and industry leaders, Mr: Tringale
was chairman of the art department at Boston State College for
21 years. When the college closed
in 1982, he joined the art faculty
at Bunker Hill Community
College. He retired from there in
1988.
Mr.. Tringale taught fine arts
f~t: . ,4Q. _years. .a! t.~e Che.ls!!a
YM<;,A. A,lOI~g witp ~i s wife, re
al.so taught children and adults for
many years at the Tringale Studio
o( Art in Woburn.
·,
·: Mr. Tringale ~;xhibited ,his own
work at juried shti\Vs 'arid galleries
throughoutJ he Bostoll':.and :.Cape
Coo area~· .lie waS· a member of
several art guilds.
· Mr. Tringale is survived by his
wife Jo (Zuccala); three sons,
Steven V. of Winchester, Kevin S.
of Boston an(:J- Vincent J., Jr. of
Woburn; three brothe·rs; 'Santo
(Sam) of Hyde Park, Joseph of
Eyerett and Domenic (Nick) of
Woburn; and a granddaughter.
WILUAM STEVENSON
· Michael· DiGaetano of 'WmWilliam Cleveland Stevenson,
throp, fonnerly ()f Revere and the
Jr., known to his family and
friends as "Junior'', was born July
' West End, died on August 17th.
8, 1934 to William C. Stevenson,
He was the beloved husband of
RoseMarie (Nuzzo) and devoted
Sr. and Minnie M. Moore in
·father of Michael Jr. of New
Heath, South Carolina.
Bedford, Ronald of South Boston
The family moved to Boston
·and RoseMarie DiGaetano and
and settled in the West End when
:Judy Razow, both of Winthrop.
he was 3 years old. Junior grew up
. Mr. DiGaetano was the broin the West End and graduated ·
ther of Louie, Joseph, Nicolas,
from the William &lackstone ·
Michealing
Grecco,
Susan
Junior High School.
Licciardi, Elizabeth DiGaetano,
As a youth Junior developed a ·
-Lillian Pulli, Caroline Walsh and
lifelong love of sports, facts and ;
trivia.
Angelina Antoneous.
As a young adult, he and the :
He was .the grandfather of 20 .
.grandchildren and , .n ine great- . family moved to Roxbury. Junior
·
· enlisted in the military: 'if1 .. the
·grandchildren.
Mr. DiGaetano is also survived
late · 19~0:s. After -serving in · the .
by- several nieces arid nephews. · ·· military he returned · _Mme to
· Boston and worked as a construe•.
* * *
tion laborer while, a(:itte same
ANTHONY DeLUCA
. Anthony R. DeLtica of Meth- · time; pursuing his..love of sport_s. ' .
uen, formerly of the' West End, · _r. Like all of the Stevertsdfi.fidJTldied unexpectedly on June 4th at . · ily; Junior was'an avid reader and :_
was known to carry a folded copy
the age of 60.
of the Boston Herald newspaper ·
He is survived by his wife
in his back pocket. ·
Carol (Langer) of Methuen, sons
Throughout his life, Junior
Anthony R., Jr. . and Geno M.
developed and maintained a wide
DeLuca and David R. San
range of friends and wao; well
Antonio and his wife Susan
and two grandchildren, . all of . loved by many. Junior pa<;sed this
life on Sunday, June 20, 1999 at
Methuen.
the Boston Medical Center.
Mr. DeLuca is -also survived
Junior was preceded in death
by a brother, John DeLuca of
by his father, mother, and beloved
Reading and two sisters Joan
brothers Wesley J. "Pineapple" ;
· Shaw of Burlington and the late
Stevenson and Gary Stevenson.
Rose Hicks and several nieces
· He ·is survived by one brother, ·
·and nephews.
Brent R. Stevenson, and two sis- :
He was a Middlesex County
·Superior Court Officer in , ters, Mrs. Annie Kay Grant and
.. Rhoda G. Creamer; five children, .
·Cambridge and Lowell.
William D. Stafford, Sherry L
* * *
Stafford , Lesley A. Stafford,
STANLEY BIELSKI
Vernall M. Stafford and Crystal l
Stanley E. Bielski .ofMedford.
Hester, and eight grandchildren.
: formerly of the West End, died on
.
. He . is also .survived by one •
;June 6th.
,
aunt, Mrs. Inez L. Wells and one ·.
He is the beloved husband of
·Paula (Termifle) -~uid ·dear father · · uncle; Mr: WiHia m Jones; --seven- '
teen nieces arid nephews "ariel' a .:
'of Richard, Bruce and bebOrah
Bu{fillo. · · · ·
··'.< '
· ·. ·host of grand-nieces and nephews_{
J
Mr. Bielski is also survived by · . and otb~
. family rfiet:t1t;'erS.).
·. j,J
-. ..
'
two grandchildrel), Theresa-Ann
* * *
·and James Buffalo, I f.
CHARLESS~f£~0
~
He was the ·son of the late
Charles Sili)$o; 68, of Las .
Michael and Amelia Bi~lski and
Vegas, Ne~_M:h\~~~- on July ,
·brother of Jennie Ferrara .and the
24th.
::~;J. ._
::.,·s$;
·
_late Edward, MichaeJ. Walter and
Born in the West End, he ~;
· Helen Puopolo.
. .
lived_ ~qn:Ia~e;~L~ ~,~ [Ofm~rMr. Biels.ki was a late. World
ly lived ' in ·Weymouth ··15efore ;
~ Wa,: II Veteran,
moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. '
·
* * · * , ·.. ·
· · Son of the tate·carmeta·and ~·
MAR·Y DeMINico . ··
.... sebasH'ail · sicilso: "'bl-oftlei= '"or' .~
Mary "Millie" DeMinico of
the late Carmela, Joseph from ~
~the West End, . f(>r!_Tle~~y of the ', _Everett, . the··, ·tate ~ Domenic, ;
North End, died on August 4th. :· Salv,atort;. .from .Florida and ;
She · was ' the ' belo~e(J '
s-ist~rs. Frances Sicuso and i
>daughter of the late Fedenco
Josephine Polcari, both of ~
:and Emanuela (Pizzano) De·
. . Medford • . ,
'M· .
·•· m1co and sister of. J:ar.m.jn«e . :;, ~ · .:He '· ie~ves a wife Gerri, a ~
~nd Angie DeMinico, both son Chris and three grandsons i
'of
Boston
and
Nicolas
all of Las Vegas, Nevada,
,
DeMinic.o of PembrQke"
,. .
o ,
, .. ,., , ·; · ·..
'
Ms. ·DeMinico ,is also sur. , .
. :. ;;- fcances Sicuso and ~
yived by several dear nieces and
Josephine Polcari [
nephews , '· .· . ......, ~'·~· , r· . .-'r ' '>.~·· ···· ~ ,_.., .. - · ~·
'¥ "'~ -~.,.,-,, ...,'·""' " ''
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_
* * ~: *
IN MEMORY OP : . ~
; I'm sending a small token in ~·
memory of my brother Alphonso 'T
"'&o Bo" Guarente who passed on ,I
May 4, 1998~ ., .. ,. ' ,.
:.r . . . . •. ~ - -::- f-ouis .Guaq;(!fe_.
Quincy, MA
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SEPTEMBER, 1999
Former West Enders Business Directory
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSEFFS
SUFFOLK COUNTY • NORFOLK COUNTY
CITIES OF BOSTON AND QUINCY
JOSEPH RUSSO
Funeral Home, Inc.
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FAX: (781) 391 -2912
PAST PRESIDENT BOSTON CONSTABLE ASSN. 6 VAS.
VICE PRESIDENT BOSTON CONSTABLE ASSN. 6 VAS.
MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NOTARY
OFFICE PHONE
DAYS · NIGHTS
617·288·3024
FAX24 HOURS
617.7 4()-()977
VOICE SYSTEM PAGE
617·785·1543
R & S CONSTABLE SERVICE
POST OFFICE BOX 232
MILTON VILLAGE, MA 02187-0232
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2 Spacious Chapels
Centrally Located
Air Conditioned
Ample Parking
Pre-Arrangement
Counseling
• 24 Hour Service
390 MAIN STREET
MEDFORD, MA02155
OFFICE (781) 396-8000
RES. (781) 272-4548
ROY J. SCARPATO
PRESIDENT
Sales • Residential • Commercial • Rentals • Management • _Appraisals
The Boston Synagogue
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in supporting The West Ender
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The Boston [email protected] Charles River Park
55 Martha Road, Boston, MA02114 (617) 523-0453
814 American Legion Hwy.
Roslindale, MA 02131
DAVID -A. LEONI4~
' (617) 325-7300
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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FAX (781) 15411·2!544
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64 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 458
Wenham, MA 01984
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to keep alive
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(617) 266-8216
The West End!
TEL l817) 888-0300
FOUR T'S FUEL STOP, INC.
PRIVITERA, PRIVITERA & PRIVITERA
24 CYPHER STREET
SOUTH BOSTON, MA02127
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
7 AM - 6 PM MONDAY- FRIDAY
Elizabeth
Peabody House
PAUL THEODOS
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Res. (781) 729-9382
(781) 933-8880
Fax (781) 933-6735
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100 YEARS!
ELIZABETH
PEABODY HOUSE
277 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 623-5510
FRANCIS D. PRIVITERA
JEANNINE PRIVITERA
FRANCIS D. PRIVITERA, JR.
PHILIP J. PRIVITERA
BARRISTER'S HAU
59 UNION SQUARE
SOMERVILLE, MASS. 02143
TRusT IT ·l'o ·l'HE SPECIALIST.
We offer safe individualized care of Oriental rugs, an alrernarive ro harsh
commercial cleaning. • Scorchguard • Mothproofing • Per Srains and
Odor Removal • Pickup and Delivery • Cash & Carry Discounr
• Member of rhe Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Resrorarion
GRILlO
CLEANING •llESTOIIATION •APPRAISALS
1-800-649-7707

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