Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Dr. Roberto Morales, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, will discuss Cuba’s program for preventing sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV AIDS, at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference TOMORROW AT 10 AM. I am hosting. Read more:


Monday, June 29, 2015

Stage Rehearsals

Stage Rehearsals began at Greenbelt tonight. Went well. Rasik Ohal is young Abe Lincoln and David Weaver is Joshua Speed. http://cu2.aegallo.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

Springfield Boys: Becoming a great production

The Springfield Boys is well on it's way to becoming a great production at the Greenbelt Arts Center on July 10 http://cu2.aegallo.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Susan back

Susan is back from her two week cruise along the Adriatic.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dr. Roberto Morales, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health

Dr. Roberto Morales, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, will discuss Cuba’s program for preventing sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV AIDS, at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on July.  I am hosting.  Read more: http://cur.aegallo.com

NPC Newsmaker Program

TO: Daybooks/Calendar/Correspondents/Assignment Editors/Press Offices
FROM: Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chairman, 301-512-7636, herb@peronecomm.com

Cuba’s Minister of Public Health to Discuss His Nation’s Progress
In Prevention of STDs, Especially AIDS

Washington, DC – Dr. Roberto Morales, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, will discuss Cuba’s program for preventing sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV AIDS, at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on July 1.

A committee of independent experts assembled by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) which visited Cuba in March to analyze the island nation’s progress in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. Cuba is the first country in the world to initiate a formal validation process for these diseases.

This Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

Tony Gallo NPC Newsmakers Event Host
202 -544-6973, agallo2368@verizon.net

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beach 6

Sixth beach today this yrear. Chesapeake Bay.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Margherita Production

Roland Branford Productions will be presenting the play Margherita at several Northern Virginia venues this fall. Maggie Bush will be doing the role of Margherita, while James Howard appears as Benito Mussolini. James McDaniel portrays Colonel Klemmer and Bonnie Jourdan is Victoria Bullock. Beatrix Whitehall is designer. Roland Branford Gomez directs. Separately, Browne-Nederlander LLC has been promoting a Broadway production of the play. Judith Stevens-Ly is New York dramaturge/director. Read more at: http://margherita.aegallo.com

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Charleston Tragedy

Tough getting over the South Carolina tragedy.  Deepest condolences and prayers to the families.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rabbi Barbara Aiello

Have had several interesting Skype calls with Rabbi Barbara Aiello in Calabria, Italy whose synagogue is near my ancestral home. And she is Pittsburgh born and bread. http://www.rabbibarbara.com/ She is doing a Newsmaker for me at The National Press Club

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wire on Streetcars

The National Press Club Wire wrote an excellent piece on Streetcars in America. https://www.press.org/news…/…/experts-clash-value-streetcars

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Experts clash on Streetcars

Experts Clash on Streetcars  

June 16, 2015 | By Anthony E. Gallo  | agallo2368@verizon.net

Are Streetcars Good for America? Marc Scribner, Research Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said emphatically no at an NPC Newsmaker event on June 16. Dan Tangherlini, former Administrator, General Services Administration and Director of Transportation for the District of Columbia, enthusiastically said yes. The issue is national. Currently twelve metropolitan areas have streetcar projects under construction; eight cities have authorized streetcar projects, while nine are in the advanced planning phase according to the Center for Public Transportation. 
Scribner argued that streetcars are unable to move as many riders as light- and heavy-rail transit, and potentially even bus rapid transit systems.  Streetcar travel times are greater than transit alternatives—and often walking parallel to the streetcar is faster. Streetcars worsen traffic congestion and provide residents with no additional employment access compared to the bus service they are replacing. There may be slight operating cost savings, but these are dwarfed by streetcars’ massive capital costs, which can exceed bus capital costs by a factor of 10, resulting in much higher total costs. Streetcars also slow private auto and bus traffic, reducing mobility and increasing air pollution. He also argued that streetcars at best are just relocating economic development that would have taken place elsewhere in the metropolitan area, benefiting specific property owners and developers at the expense of taxpayers and transit users.

 Tangherlini argued that there is no question that society benefits from streetcars. He cited the development on H Street in the District of Columbia as an example of how streetcars can lead to economic development. Ecologically, streetcars trump alternative transportation, namely automobiles, because carbon emissions are lower. He noted that streetcars are just one component of a long-term vision of what our cities should be, and that they help support residents by providing an additional transportation choice. 

Monday, June 15, 2015


Please come to Newsmaker on Streetcars in America at The National Press Club tomorrow at 10 AM. See invite and come as my guest

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lincolnia Dance

Lincolnia Center had its last Sunday dance before modernization begins. Have been dancing there most Sundays for the past 20


Saturday, June 13, 2015


Susan and I volunteer at the Little Theater of Alexandria in Old Town Alexandria. Great place.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Springfield Boys Rehearsals

Superb cast busily rehearsing The Springfield Boys which opens on July10

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Civic and Social

I work very hard as a dramatist, but I also have an active social and civic life in the neighborhood  I have lived in for nearly half a century..

Wharton ErmeritusSociety

Today we had our first meeting of the Wharton Emeritus Society of Washington--graduates from 1950-1979. Enjoyable

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rabbi Aiello

My friend, Rabbi Barbara Aiello, the first female rabbi in Italian History will be speaking at The National Press Club​ in August.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Capitol Hill neighborhood looks great in June.My 48th

Monday, June 8, 2015

Water walking

I go water walking at the Capitol East Natatorium every day. Generally15 minutes.
Across the street, and been going for 46 years.. Love the staff.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Susan is off to the Adriatic for three weeks.  I have had enough travel.  Tiresome after a while.  And have seen all seven continents amidst 60 voyages.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Biking and Garden

Spring Garden.  And great day for biking.  

Friday, June 5, 2015


This year marks my twentieth anniversary of playing bridge every Thursday with old friends at the Diplomatic and Consular Corps in DC

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Old Age

Perhaps old age is catching up to me. The death of Beaux Biden, the Denny Hastert blackmailing, the Clinton revelations, and the Bruce Jenner transition have put me in a funky state of mind

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Recovering from both accident and two mean tooth extractions on two failed root canals.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


 Yesterday was my second day at the beach.  I love Sandy Point beach which is only 45 minutes from my Capitol Hill Beach house.   The Chesapeake waters are beautiful.  Hope to visit the beach at least thirty times this summer.  Thomas lives on the Bay also-the west side.

Monday, June 1, 2015

You ube Channels

    I visited my two YouTube Channels yesterday. Through the years I have video taped play productions, readings, vacation trips, National Press Club Newsmakers and family events. Seems as if I have quite a library. Will not win any cinematography awards. See all my offerings. http:/tonyutube.aegallo.com http:/7utube.aegallo.com