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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 1,2010 Page 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma PhyUts F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 114 - No. 1 Friday, January 1, 2010 IT'S SCOTT BROWN FOR FISCAL SANITY by Edward P. Shallow Most pundits do not give Scott Brown a snowball's chance in hell of being successful as he attempts to become the first Republican in decades to be elected to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. He will vie for the seat against the ultra liberal Martha Coakley in the special election in January to replace the late Ted Kennedy. I was of the same assumption until I was made aware of a similar situation in the state of Kentucky where the Republican underdog was victorious against what seemed insurmountable odds. It is well known the mainstream media is prone to bury any achievements of Republicans in the elec- tive process, but thanks to the diligence of the Wall Street Journal, I am pleased to report in a special state senate election that became a referendum on the Democratic agenda in Washington, especially health care. Voters in the 14th District elected Republican Jimmy Higdon over Democrat Jodie Haydon by 12 points. That is significant in a district that leans Democratic by more than 2 to 1, and where Demo- crats and their allies spent more than $I million, perhaps twice what the GOP did. While the Democrat campaigned on local issues and jobs, Mr. l-ligdon focused relentlessly on the national controversy surrounding health care. In direct mail, TV and radio ads, the Republican stuck to variations on the theme that it was time to "end Nancy Pelosi's one party rule" and that "if (Kentucky's capital) Frank- fort becomes like Washington, Kentucky health care will be placed at risk." Given the vast new Medicaid burdens that will be placed on states, he is exactly right, and voters took the point. Given the fact Coakley is a big spending liberal who will conform to whatever dictates the party proposes, it is now time for the electorates of the Republican and Independents to coalesce against the massive spending policies of the Democratic party that are bankrupting the nation. Consider, China holds $800 billion in U. S. Trea- sury bonds; foreign companies are manufacturing more than half of American cars, this is hardly ac- ceptable considering manufacturing was the lifeline of the American economy. If the Massachusetts electorate need more incen- tive to vote for major change in their philosophy other than mentioned above, consider the following (Continued on Page 14) LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 1.2:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 REST IN PEACE by Dominic Campochiaro, President of Boston Lodge #208, Order Sons of ltaly in America "It is amazing what you can accomplish, if you do not care who gets the credit'. -- Harry S. Truman Belinda (Paterna) Sirignano of Boston's North End passed away on Christmas Eve, Decem- ber 24, 2009 in her 94th year, I would like to take this time to remember our beloved sister Belinda Sirignano who has been a member of our Boston Lodge #208 for the last 40 years. I have deeply appreciated all the years of service that Belinda has given to this lodge. She has given of herself unselfishly, spending countless hours, dedicating herself, planning our Christmas parties and other events. She cradled her love for this lodge and fought every step of the way with hopes that we could keep it going. She never gave up trying. She kept us going in a positive direction. When things got tough, she kept going. This ship wasn't going down, that's the way she saw it. She didn't give up. Belinda's dedication to our beloved order and her true devotion surely brought the sunshine back into our lives with her persistence and energetic behavior. Boston Lodge #208 is our family. To be a part of our family is so divine, where love is shown, hurt is shared and love never impaired. We talk, we laugh, we cry. We are a family and we do it all together, for as a family we do it all as ONE. We stand tall. We are a fam- ily full of strength, full of love, no one can touch. Belinda is the loving mother of Annette Manfra and her husband William of Lynn and Carmine Sirignano and his wife Paula of Billerica. Dear sister of Josephine Nunez of Revere and Angelo Amato of East Boston. Cherished grandmother of Joseph and Stephen Trevisone and Paula and Cheryl Ann Sirignano. Cher- ished daughter of the late Stefano and Angela (Carmisciano) Paterna Amato. Funeral was from Vazza's "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere followed by Mass of Christian burial in St. Stephens Church, Hanover Street, Boston. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Belinda (seated, far right) with members of OS/A Boston Lodge #208 MIRACLE AT MOUNT CARMEL {Story and Photo by Sal GiarratanO Many feel the Mass was a miracle in and of itself and continue to pray for a bigger miracle, the reopening of their shuttered church. For many, this church represents their family's spiritual home. Will it open or not is obviously as many say in God's hands. Meanwhile, everyone at Our Lady of Mount Carmel says, "Felice Capo d'Annot" On Christmas Eve, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners celebrated Christmas with a midnight Mass said by Bishop Robert Hennessy. Over 145 people showed up for the mass which wasn't advertised in advance. 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