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Stu Bykofsky, a Philadelphia Daily News columnist recently asked how it is possible that Philadelphia will not have a Columbus Day parade this isgro_phillyyear.  Apparently, according to Columbus Day Parade coordinator Kathleen Murray, a state grant of $40,000 has helped cover costs in the past, but the funds didn’t materialize this year.  Bykofsky asks in his column, “How is it possible that a city with so many proud Italian-Americans, Italian cultural institutions, civic and fraternal organizations — not to mention Italian restaurants — can’t raise a piddling $40 grand? There’s almost a half-million Italians in Greater Philadelphia. If this were a family, they could be sued for nonsupport. Whatsa matter wit youse, anyways?”  While we agree with Bykofsky’s argument, his delivery is offensive! Clean up your act, Stu(pid).

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