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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 6, 2012, Page 3 POST-GAZETTE 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: postgazette@aol.eom 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-GAZEITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnantma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 116 - No. 1 Friday, January 6, 2012 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDIT( )RIAL OBAMA KEEPS SPINNING AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA KEEPS TRYING TO SELL IT by Sal Giarratani Next year is so, so important for Americans, we can't take four more do-nothing-but-harm years with President Obama. We need real leadership and a new direction. Unemployment goes down 0.4 percent and all we hear from the media is that the tide is turning. Happy days will soon be here again thanks to Obama's policies. Jobs creation is still an illusion. Many of the unemployed have stopped looking for jobs as a hopeless venture. Recently, the president took the issue of the temporary pay roll tax holiday and turned it into a fight about an extra $40 a week. He and the Democrats were actually calling Republicans the party of tax hikes. The so-called payroll tax cut of 2011 was funded by a drop in the tax for the Social Security Fund from 6.2 to 4.2 percent. In effect, the so-called cut came from underfunding the trust fund for Society Security, It was regifting something today that must be paid for by our grandchildren's generation. The Republicans should have been all over this one instead of being turned into the bad guys. The president sounds good talking about some guy's pizza party for his girls or someone else who visits grandpa at the nursing home. Most people didn't even recognize this so-called payroll tax cut they were getting in each pay check. Now, according to the Democrats, the people have been victimized by those terrible Republicans. Finally, did you know that our national debt rose to $i0 trillion between George Washington and George W. Bush but it only took Barrack Obama three years to tack another $5 trillion on the total? The media should be all over this and if Obama was a Republican, they would have been. "Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. " -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox 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 12:00 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 Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser January 19 th at Lucia's Ristorante The Wounded Warrior Project aims to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. The WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and enlist public aid for the needs of injured service members. The event is on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 6:00- 10:00 pm at Lucia's restau- rant on Hanover Street in the North End. There will be appetizers, raffles and a silent auction to help raise money for this worthy cause. Prizes include: I st prize -- Bruins signed jersey, 2 "d prize -- Bruins signed stick and 3 rd prize -- two Bruins tickets. Raffle tickets are available at Mangia Mangia, 147 Endicott Street and Hanover News, 352 Hanover Street. Draw- ing will be held at the fundraiser. Winners need not be present. Organized by Olivia Scimeca, mother of Ricky Scimeca, who is proudly serving his country in Afghanistan. Upon his return from Afghanistan, Ricky and his friends WOUNI)EI) WARRIOR PROJECT Robert McCarthy, Justin Santoro and David McGrath will ruck the Boston Mara- thon Route in upon their their return from the war in order to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project! If you cannot attend and would still like to contribute, send a check payable to the Wounded Warrior Project and mail to Olivia Scimeca, 21 Cleveland Place, Apt, #5, Boston, MA 02113. Your contribution is worth double, because every dollar raised will be matched by Jim and Sheila Barry! We appreciate your support. THE CAUSE: The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) aims to provide unique, direct programs and Ser- vices to meet the needs of injured service members. By upholding the core values of fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation and ser- vice, the WWP's purpose is to raise aware- ness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. THE NORTH END HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS A talk and Book Signing of Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Dr. Eileen Botting of the University of Notre Dame on Thursday, January 12, at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Botting recently edited and published, for the first time, this manuscript history of Bos- ton by Hannah Mather Crocker (1752-1829). Crocker was the grand- daughter of Cotton Mather and the niece of Thomas Hutchinson, she lived near North Square for most of her life (the St. John School now covers the small alley where her house was), and she inherited the invaluable Mather library. She used her reminiscences of her long life as well as her library and other documents to write a history of Boston that she hoped would one day be published -- and now it has happened, albeit about 200 years latefl The event will be held in Sacred Heart Church Hall, 9 Sun Court Street, North End. Free and open to the public, but reserva- tions are required because space is limited. Please email or call 617-680-3829 to RSVP. R.I.P. by Sal Giarratani For over 40 years, Gloria Jean Conway was both the publisher and editor of the Charlestown Patriot newspaper. The Patriot was started a few years before Gloria and Jim Conway met and married. Jim founded the paper and then put it into the hands of Gloria who made the Patriot the newspaper of record for the town. I met Gloria back in 1970 when I was 22 years old and Gloria only 30 years old. If you lived in Charlestown, Thursdays meant the latest Charlestown Patriot copy. It was a must read. If you lived in Charlestown, you knew Jim and Gloria Conway because through the pages of the Patriot, they became the face of all that was good about the town. They also served as the voice of the community. The Patriot was interactive, giving Townies a place to air their own voices. She passed away on December 23 ra after a long illness. Jim passed away about two years ago. Today, Jim and Gloria are together again, both happy and pain-free. We are left behind to remember their legacy. We are left behind with some great memories too. At her funeral service at .................................................................................................................... ....   ............................ =     ........................... iiiiiiizziz:ii St. John's Church, all were reminded that an old year is ending and a new year ready mcI,rorigl for birth. The mourners were reminded that for Gloria, she has left us to begin a new life again in the presence of God. She is reunited with Jim for eternity. Her early life has ended and her new life has just begun. For us left behind, a sense of loss as we move forward without her at our side. She was a dear friend and I will miss her. Devoted mother of Dorothy Conway and her partner Thomas Bowers of O.regon and Timothy Conway and his wife Amy of Charlestown. Loving grandmother of Eamon James Conway of Charlestown. Daughter of the late Peter and Dorothy (Pendleton) Scott. Visiting hours were held at th.e John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Service in the St. John Episcopal Church, Charlestown, MA. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Late publisher of the former Charlestown Patriot. Past Matron and Treasurer of the Vesta Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Past president of Charlestown Historical Society. Vice President of Bunker Hill Monument Association. Past president of Life Focus Center Board of Directors. Past Chairwoman of Charlestown Against Drugs and former Secretary of the Charlestown Preservation Society. Board Member of Charlestown Working Theater and member of Bunker Hill James W. Conway Post #26, A.L. Auxiliary. She served as co-chief Marshal of the 2000 Bunker Hill Bay Parade. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Gloria Jean's name may be made to Townie Santa, P.O. Box 54 Charlestown, MA 02129.