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Page 1 0 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 20, 2012 • News Briefs (Continued fromPage 1) Dukakis Versus Romney I may have disagreed with Michael Dukakis on a num- ber of issues and found him too liberal but I still liked him and thought he was a principled politician who actually believed what he said. He was a moderate-left Democrat and made no ex- cuses for his beliefs. Mitt Romney when he ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994 said he was no "Reagan-Bush" as he ran to Teddy's left. In 1992, he was a reported supporter of Paul Tsongas. He's been liberal when he thought he needed to be liberal and conserva- tive when it fit his political plans too. In the end, Mitt Romney is what he has to be. He is a Northeastern Liberal Republican. When voters have a choice be- tween Romney and Obama, most voters will choose Obama as the real thing. I predict in a Romney- Obama contest that Obama will win at least 54 percent of the vote and even more if Ron Paul runs as a third party candidate. By the way 54 percent was Presi- dent George Herbert Walker Bush's percentage against Dukakis in 1988. Reverend John Crocker was an American Hero The Boston Globe ran an obituary on Reverend John Crocker, Jr., and referred to him as an activist and col- lege chaplain. However, he was much more than those two things. Back in Septem- ber 1961, he found himself right in the midst of the struggle for civil rights. He and 14 other Episcopal clergy stepped into a segregated restaurant at a bus station in Jackson, Mississippi. He and those with him were part of the Freedom Riders pro- test movement. When he and his friends stepped in- side the restaurant, they also stepped into U.S. his- tory. The pilgrimage they were on quickly turned into a trip to the jailhouse. When he was arrested by trying to integrate the eatery, he and the others were arrested for a breach of the peace. He once said that the cops asked him, "Why did you come down here to mess us up? You're New Englanders," He responded, "I'm sorry, I thought I was an American first." Crocker was also an oppo- nent of the Vietnam War besides being active in the Civil Rights movement. He was for many years a chap- lain at Brown University and M.I.T. He passed away on December 30 at Mt. Auburn Hospital at age 88. He may have graduated from Harvard University but his life took him far from those safe Ivory Towers. He lived his life fighting LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12PO140EA In the Estate of V. EDWARD PERKINS a/ida VAN EDWARD PERKINS Late of MELROSE, MA 02176 Date of Death December 5, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above cap- tioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that David R. Lutes of Wakefield, MA and Virginia A. Mamdani of Essex, EN be appointed executor/tdx, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON MARCH 13, 2012. in addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day ,(or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. MUPC SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE To all persons who may have an interest in the above-captioned estate, the Division of Medical Assistance and, if interested, to the Office of the Attorney General and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Notice is being sent to you as you may have a legal interest in this case, in order to inform you of your rights. Under the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code Inventory and Accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can Petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration, interested perties are entitled to Petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of the appointed Personal Representative. Petitioner requests to be permitted to file a MUPC Bond. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Data: January 13, 2012 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate David R. Lucas, Esq. Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas, LLP 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 (781) 245-4545 Run date: 1/20/12 injustice. He once said, "We are all responsible for what happens in this world. It is possible for people to change, and there is time to change." May he rest in peace. Fred Milano from Dion and the Belmonts has Gone to Rock & Roll Heaven Doo-wop singer Fred Milano, who made history recording hit songs with Dion and the Belmonts back in 1950s, passed away re- cently at age 72. Beside his singing career, he ended up in law enforcement with the New York City Department of Corrections. He died on New Year's Day three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed. Dion DiMucci the lead singer who left the Belmonts in 1960 said on Facebook, "May he rest in peace and rock on in heaven." Milano and three friends from the Bronx formed the Belmonts in the mid-50s and borrowed their name from Belmont Avenue. They became Dion and the Belmonts after DiMucci joined the band in 1958. Milano sang tenor on the hits "A Teenage in Love" and "Where or When." The Belmonts continued to per- form as recent as this past November. • Hoops & Hockey (Continued from Page 16) guess. But the longer into the season the losses con- tinue, the greater will be the clamor for something to be done. Already, even though there still is roughly 75 percent of the regular season left, people are men'tioning the unmentionable: what if the Celtics don't make the playoffs? While nothing is guaranteed, we don't think that scenario will come to pass. First, all a team has to do to make the playoffs is finish " eighth or higher. We feel the C's definitely have the talents to be in the top half of the conference. Over the past several years LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P0142EA In the Estate of MARJORIE McDONALD Late of LEXINGTON, MA 02421 Date of Death December 19, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will and codicil of said decedent be proved and allowed and that Harold I. Pratt of Cambridge, MA be appointed executor/tdx, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON FEBRUARY 10, 2012. In addition, you must file a wdtten affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the retum day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 13, 2012 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 1/20/12 the eighth spot often has been claimed by teams who were playing under .500 basketball. We don't think the Celtics are that kind of team over the course of the entire sea- son, condensed though the season is. While they may finish in the bottom half of playoff qualifiers (fifth through eighth), we don't really doubt that the Celtics will be playing beyond the April 26 closing date of the regular season. Rome wasn't built in a day. It may take the Celtics somewhat longer to claim a berth this time around but they will. Thus, when the bell sounds for the second season in late April, the Green and White will answer it. How far they go will be the big question but they will make it to the starting line. Any- thing goes after that. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11P6227EA In the Estate of SAMUEL HENRY PIERCE Late of FRAMINGHAM, MA 01702 Date of Death APRIL 29, 2008 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that Samuel H. Pierce of Boston, MA or some other suitable person be appointed administrator of said estate to serve With Personal Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO. YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON JANUARY 31, 2012. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI. First Justice of this Court. 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