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.| I1,h,llh,,.ll,l,l.i,.,,qlli,lh,U,ll,,d1,,hilhllh, """*"*'MIXED ADC ~ 18 SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. PAUL JEFFKO~ 217 W COTA ST - SHELTON WA 98584-2263 '~(/ k THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETT~ ' ' ~.-.--'~ --J (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 119 - NO. 2 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JANUARY 9, 2015 $.35 A COPY (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) (Continued on Page 7) by Sal Giarratani NY Daily News: Bratton Says Turned Backs "Disrespectful" New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton disagreed with members of the NYPD turning their backs at Mayor Bill de Blasio on the funeral of slain officer Rafael Ramos. He called the action inappropriate and I think he is correct. Mayor De Blasio has not helped himself and seemed to be dumping on his own cops and in return there is much anger justly directed at him, but there is a time and place to show your disapproval and it isn't at a funeral Mass. Before NYPD Officers Ramos and Wenjian Liu were assassinated in an ambush, De Blasio sent encouragement toward the protest crowds, but after the double slaying, he was blaming the media for the violence. The mayor ferments the violence and then dis- owns his own role in creating the turmoil. Sounds like a typical politician to me. After the killings, the mayor stated, "Any statement sug- gesting violence toward the police needs to be reported to the police." Howie Carr's retort was great, "You know, the same police de Blasio believes may kill his own son. Is this guy deranged or what?" (Continued on Page 11) Mayor Walsh Sends Reminder to Boston Residents on Winter Safety With forecasters predict- ing bitterly cold weather, Mayor Martin J. Walsh re- minds residents to take pre- cautions in managing this week's cold blast. With cold weather and wind chills in the teens forecast through Thursday, residents are en- couraged to remain vigilant to help the City's vulnerable populations at this time, par- ticularly our homeless and elderly residents. For Bos- ton, a low of 0 degrees will be the coldest reading in 4 years. It has only reached 0 or colder twice in the past 10 years in Boston (2011 & 2005 when it was negative 2 de- grees). In such cold condi- tions, Mayor Walsh reminds all Bostonians to take pre- cautions to stay warm, as hypothermia or frost-bite set in quickly in freezing temperatures. "We are very concerned about this cold weather and are working to monitor the situation and keep all our residents safe," said Mayor Walsh. "While we're doing what we can to spread this information city-wide, I'm personally asking each and every single Boston resident to look after their neighbor, be it someone you see out- doors or someone living next door." Emergency Shelter Operations The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) coordi- nates a city-wide network of emergency shelters, out- reach providers, city agen- cies and first responders to assist the homeless. Indi- viduals can receive re- sources and a warm bed all year round at the city-run Woods Mullen shelter and the temporary shelter at South End Fitness Center. With the needs being even greater this time of year, BPHC's network of homeless service providers work to ensure that no client is ever without shelter. Shelters are kept open during the day for the safety of clients. During cold weather, guests who have been previously barred for non-violent offenses are granted amnesty. Working with the Pine Street Out- reach 'Team and Boston Healthcare for the Home- less, BPHC ~ictively seeks "out individuals and helps them find sheller during a cold snap, providing food, clothing, blankets, medical assistance to those in need. If you see a person in need of shelter or who i6 not prop- erly dress for the cold, please call (617) 633-0170. If the situation is an emergency, call 911. Heat Guidelines for Property Owners In accordance with the Massachusetts State Sani- tary Code, the "heating sea- son" officially begins Sep- tember 15~ and runs through June 15th. Property owners must provide heating facili- ties, which heat habitable spaces at a minimum tem- perature of 68 during the day, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm and 64 in the evening 11:01 pm to 6:59 am. In case of emergency, (Continued on Page 10) THE POST-GAZEI"rE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays from I1:00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information