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. , . . .....   "  "'0" i - "-'" T M ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MAMCHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 3 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JANUARY 21, 2011 $.30 A COPY MAYOR MENINO DELIVERS ANNUAL STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS Mayor Highlights Jobs, Public Safety, Education and Hea/thcare in Message of Shared Progress for All Residents In front of an audience of residents, local leaders and dignitaries, Mayor Thomas M. Menino delivered his annual State of the City address at historic Faneuil Hall. As the City continues to make strides toward economic recovery, Mayor Menino emphasized the is more American speech? What than free Yeah, mom, apple pie and Chevrolet are right up there but we have nothing without free [ l speech" Ifyu listen t sme ut there in the whacky liberal world, it is time to handcuff and gage right wing radio show hosts. I always re- member a great quote from Justice William O. Douglas who once penned, "The best answer, to free speech is more free speech." The liberal media establishment loves to smear their conservative counterparts. Don't blame a shooter just blame their favorite talk show hosts for giving them the idea to do some- thing not nice. The Arizona shooter obviously is ...... a fan of the Fox News Network, according to lib- erals with an axe to grind. Oh, excuse me a sen- tence with the words "axe" and "grind" probably constitutes hate speech over on MSNBC. Whether, we're talking about Ft. Hood or a shopping mall in Arizona, shooters need to be : personally held responsible rather than blam- ing their violence on hate speech and angry tones. Do Your Job Mr. Governor As a police oificer for over 25 years, I was shocked to read in a Boston Herald story (Patrick Have We Forgotten What Free Speech Is? iiiiiii!i!!iiiiiil !i!iilii!iiiil,il ii iiiiiiii!ii i ii iill , (Continued on Page 10) [ need for shared prosperity and recounted the progress of the last year. Mayor Menino highlighted educa- tion reform and develop- ment growth and laid out an agenda to create jobs, reduce disparities in health- care and education, and strengthen public safety. The Mayor also emphasized the need to cut costs amid (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) very challenging fiscal circumstances. "One year ago, I stood here and laid out an ambitious innovation agenda. By so many measures, given all that we've faced, it's been a year full of progress," said Mayor Menino. "Even with the challenges behind us and the big ones that re- main to tackle, I'm upbeat about our prospects, confi- dent in our neighborhoods, and energized for the com- ing days." Job Creation Mayor Menino named job creation as a top priority over the next year, vowing to help Bostonians who still do not have work find it. To promote (Continued on Page 13) Scene from Nor'easter in Boston (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) THE POST.GAZEI"rE SATELLITE OFFICE iS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:(30 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from II.'00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8?29 for more information