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l,l,,hlm,U.lUilhlhUundl,lllhi,Udn,lii,,,lil,d',, ..... ,ED ADC O7099 18 SMALL TOWN PAPERS, iNC. PAUL JEFKO ZI7 W COTA ST A / T XT.,-,IU VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 119 - NO. 3 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JANUARY 16, 2015  $.35 A COPY This past Saturday, a large crowd gathered on the Boston Common standing in solidarity with millions of people in Paris' Place de la Republique against Radical Islamic acts of terror that killed 17 people last week. Some 40 world leaders joined arms together in sup- port of France and against those seeking civilization jihad. Many marched together in support of those values of modern civilization under attack today. It was a march for liberty. It was a march for all of us. It was also a march against those using reli- gious fanaticism and killing innocents in the name of their God. Why wasn't President Obama there with those many world leaders standing up to Radical Islam and this attack on France, Europe and civilization? We are now being told by the liberal media and folks inside the Libene . t Fraternite ! Eqalite ! " by Sal Giarratani White House, it was a dumb mistake that America went AWOL at this world-wide rally for the rule of law. President Francois Hollande of France made it clear that France was at War with Radical Islam. So, why didn't President Obama go? Why didn't he send Vice President Joe Biden or Secretary of State John F. Kerry or even have Attorney General Eric Holder already in France attend this important rally and march? It is my opinion, the nub to what happened in Paris, France this past weekend was no "mistake." I think it was a deliberate move not to link the United States of America with France in calling Obama's generic war on terror by its real name, the War on Radical Islam. Obama continues to mini- mize and minify the roll that Islamic jihad is playing in today's violent world. How can we defeat an en- emy if we won't even prop- erly identify who that enemy is? Even the new Presi- dent of Egypt Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has courageously spoken for the need for a Revolution in Islam and for countering those who mis- use the religion of Muslims. On second thought, per- haps Obama didn't belong in that recent gathering in Paris since the world needed to see leaders linking arms with one another. We insulted not only the French of 2015, we in- sulted the bond between our nations built up since the days of the American Revolution. We must not be afraid to name the enemy. It is not generic, it has a brand- name. Religious fanatics cannot win because then we all lose. Muslims are not the problem, Radical Islamists arel News Briefs by Sal Giarratani Je Suis Paris Terrorists attacked a newspaper office in Paris and ended up killing 11 journalists and i police officer which was actually on camera. Three Radical Islamic jihadists tried to silence free- dom of speech and the press by targeting a news- paper. This attack wasn't just an attack on a newspaper or even France but, on all western civilization and the concept of liberty. These kinds of attacks will continue because they are all about striking terror, but as the French spoke loud and clear, "We are not afraid." We are all part of "We." Quote to Note "If this isn't a wake-up call to all Americans and Western civilization that terrorism is seriously on the march, I don't know what is ... Despite the war in Afghanistan being officially "over," the War on Terror is not ... The dead journalists in Paris attest to that." --Adrlana Cohen Boston Herald columnist, January 8 m Reaction by Liberal.Media Let's see, Bloomberg News opined that the at- tack in Paris shows the need for stronger gun control laws in France. Please? France llke most of Europe already has very strong anti-gun laws enforced. Look at the fact that the police arrived at the newspaper office on bikes and unarmed. Look at the video of that cop lying helplessly in the street as one of the terrorists walks up to (Continued o Page 10) Mayor Walsh Lays out Plan to Build a Thriving, Healthy and Innovative Boston Commits to Better Schools, Increased Access to Affordable Housing On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his first State of the City Address. laying out his vision to %uild on the work of the past year to cre- ate a thriving, healthy and innovative city for all resi- dents and neighborhoods in Boston. "I'm pleased to report that the state of our city is strong and getting stronger," said Mayor Walsh. "Our economy is flourishing, and many more people are working. We are protecting the taxpayers' hard-earned dollars, while delivering the best results ever in city services. We are getting guns off the streets and investing in our neigh- borhoods. City Hall is more representative of the people it serves than ever before. As Boston approaches its 4004 birthday, our goal is a thriving, healthy and inno- vative city for all -- one com- munity that is a global leader for the 21 st century." Improving Education for Today and the Future In his remarks, the Mayor called for a school system that better serves all of Boston's children, emphasiz- ing his commitment to find- ing a Superintendent of Boston Public Schools who will strengthen Boston's schools today, and for the next generation. In his first year, Mayor Walsh successfully negoti- ated to add 40 minutes of learning time for every stu- dent through eighth grade, worked to expand full-day pre-kindergarten to more chil- dren in Boston, tripled the size of the Success Boston college completion program, revamped the Boston School Comm/ttee, and is working to redesign high school pro- gramming to serve as path- ways to college and career. In his address, the Mayor announced: The launch of a Chil- dren's Savings Account (CSA) for College pilot pro- gram, giving Boston families a new tool to help save for college. The creation of a Boston School Building Authority, to tap funding sources for new schools that the City has failed to secure in the past. A new partnership with global software company SAP that will create a high-tech pipeline for students from Charlestown High School, connecting them with Bun- ker Hill Community College and job placements. Spurring Innovation, Supporting Creativitg The Mayor knows that Bos- ton will thrive when the City invests in innovation in ev- ery neighborhood and makes city government accessible to every resident. ParkBoston, a new mo- bile app available now that will allow drivers to pay the parking meter with a smart phone. {Continued on Page 13) Iilili lli |llT il '1 ( THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT $5 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, l | for the convenience of our East Boston and North .Shore clients and contributors | Call 617-227-8929 for more information