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r , , ,')" / , , . ....... , " ,' ,',"," , . , " / ' , lil,dl,,lqlqilia,lll,,,,"llll,hqltqdlliq,,,t,q,I **** .....MIXED ADC 010 15 PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS. INC. 217W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS m (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 120 - NO. 9 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 $.35 A COPY By Jeanne Brady Donald Trump (R} Marco Rubio JR) Hillary Clinton (D) (Photo by Gage Skidmore} Bernie Sanders (D) (Photo by Gage Skidmore) Ted Cruz (R) Ben Carson (R) by Bal i You Should Never Walk on the Expressway Last Saturday, while driving south on the Express- way in Dorchester, I couldn't believe my eyes. In the right lane against the right highway wall was an elderly man pulling a shopping cart full of groceries that he most likely purchased at South Bay Mall. When I saw him, he was well on his way to the off ramp at Co- lumbia Road. Motorists kept driving well to his left to avoid a tragedy. No one, I repeat, no one should ever think a highway {s a shortcut home. More likely it will be a dead end if the pedestrian gets whacked by a car. You know what I call this action? An act of stupid- ity. Thank God he made it off the highway unharmed. Next time, remember you can't walk any highway walking. EVER! "The Blood Crimes of Volkswagen? The Nation is an extremely liberal progressive rag that comes out monthly and only seems to get worse with age. The January 4th issue had a hit-piece on Volkswagen, accusing its executives of executing hundreds of in- fants during World War II. Headline for this commen- tary: "Volkswagen's Nazi-Era Blood Crimes. Its executives -- not Nazi officials -- oversaw the (Continued on Page 10) Governor John Kasich (R) Tuesday, March ist, is "Super Tuesday" for this year's U.S. Presidential primary season. Super Tuesday changes ev- ery presidential election be- cause many states change the dates they hold their elections. Whichever Tuesday has the most delegates up for grabs each cycle is dubbed "Super Tuesday." This time, 12 states plus one U.S. territory (yes, they get to vote, too!) will hold either primaries or caucuses on March ist, putting 1,599 delegates into play 595 for Republicans (out of 1237 required for the nomi- nation) and 1004 out of 2,383 required for the Democrats. So, instead of hearing who a couple small states with comparatively few delegates (IA, 44D/30R; NH 24D/23R) think should be our next president, we get to hear from a pretty broad cross- section of the American popu- lation. Will Trump continue to destroy the Republican opposi- tion? Will one of the Democrats finally pull away from the other? Will Ben Carson finally call it quits? Many questions may be answered after the dust settles Tuesday night. Massachusetts, one of the 12 states voting Tuesday, will hold what is called a "hybrid primary~ for both parties. This means that independents can choose which primary they vote in, but have to temporarily register with that party. In an "open primary," you can vote in either party's race, regardless of youraffiliation (but only one!) In a ~closed primary," you can only vote in your own party's election and independents can't vote. Some states may hold a primary or caucus for only one party on March 1st. In a caucus, unlike a primary, individual votes are not secret and don't count. A caucus requires groups across the state to meet and decide as a group which candidate to sup- port, often by a show of hands. Consensus is required and, in the case of ties, coins are often flipped to break the tie! Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachu~Ltts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Te~inessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will hold primaries for both parties. Alas- ka will hold its Republican cau- cus, while American Samoa will caucus for Democrats. Colorado will caucus for both parties but only the Democrats are choos- ing a candidate. Republicans in Colorado have opted to select delegates only and then let those delegates choose which candidate to support at the national convention. (Hmmm, maybe that legal marijuana is loosening their collars a bit?) The big prize on Super Tuesday is Texas, which has 155 Re- publican and 252 Democratic delegates to assign. Like most states voting next week, Texas' delegates will be awarded pro- portionate to the primary vote. This year, Super Tuesday is also being referred to as the ~SEC Primary." You college foot- ball fans will notice how many Southeastern Conference team states are voting on March 1st! Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas all moved their pri- maries, giving our 2016 Super Tuesday a decidedly southern flavor. It remains to be seen how this will impact the overall outcome. THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 343 CHELSEA ST., DAY SQUARE, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 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 ir,'