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3 Things for the Weekend: DiMasi Early Release and Weekend Happenings

Three Things to Know for Today and the Weekend!

1. Courtesy of the community calendar:

Friday, October 14

6:30pm Embroidered Stories – Book presentation and signing.  For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music.  [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

Saturday, October 15

1:00pm Paul Revere House: Paper Marbling.  See how colonial craftsmen created eye-catching marbled papers. Watch as R. P. Hale floats pigments in water, swirls the colors, then transfers the designs to paper. It may look like magic but Hale will explain the very real science behind this fascinating phenomenon. [19 North Square, Boston].

6:30pm Incontro Medaglia D’oro 2016 at Filippo’s Ristorante.  Award to be given to a prominent member of the Italian community, a Scholarship to be given to a deserving student, and a donation to help fund an Italian Language School. Full Dinner and Dance, $70 per person.  Located at Filippo’s Ristorante, 283 Causeway Street, Boston.

2.The North End Skyline is a tad different from Boston’s Skyline:

3. Today’s featured article:

Feds seek early release for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi

Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was diagnosed with tongue cancer and later prostate cancer after being convicted of steering state contracts to a software firm in exchange for $65,000 in payments funneled through his private law firm. DiMasi was convicted in 2011. On Thursday, Federal officials made a compassionate release recommendation that is intended for inmates with terminal illnesses who have served a significant portion of their sentences. Read the full story at,

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3 Replies to “3 Things for the Weekend: DiMasi Early Release and Weekend Happenings

  1. Time for the Feds t show some compassion to the DiMasi family & release Sal DiMasi.They have all paid for his crimes & before anyone asks I don’t know the man & he certainly isn’t a friend but when I see the likes of Johnny Mortarano & Kevin Weeks walking the streets & profiting from the crimes & murders they committed through books & movie royalties as I said releasing DiMasi is long overdue.

  2. Actually he was was always warm and friendly towards me. I was saddened when I had heard what he had done. Not the first friend that I know having to go away. But the best advice that I got was, “Hate the sin, but not the sinner.”.

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