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h.l..InllO..ihvvd.llqHl.,hhlPlq.Ph.l.i"ll,lln *****"*******'MIXED ADC 07(]) 18 SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. PAUL jEFFKO 217W COTA ST SHELTON WA g8584-2263 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS T (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 119 - NO. 9 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 $.35 A COPY President Obama Sinks FROZEN IN FEBRUARY Pipeline Project with Veto by Sal Giarratani No one was really sur- prised to hear that President Obama swiftly vetoed a Republican-led bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast within hours of getting the bill on his desk. The bill had passed by 270- 152 in the House and cleared by the Senate in January. Republicans are four votes short to override Obama's veto. The project would have support jobs, bolster our energy security and it has a broad base of support across the country from both Demo- crats and Republicans Big Labor supported this pipeline bill as did small business owners and in shooting it down Obama created a rift between the United States and our clos- est trading ally Canada, who clearly supports the pipeline project idea. Nine Democrats supported the pipeline bill knowing how important it is for America and the creation of more than 42,000 good paying jobs both in construction and in the service industry. To bad, we needed to get the economy to continue to grow more robust. When the president re- turned the vetoed bill back to Congress, he attached a letter saying, "Through this bill, Congress attempts to circumvent long-standing and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interests." With his Veto, the winners are environmental extrem- ists and the Chinese gov- ernment. The losers are U.S. workers and the unions that represent them. The president's letter makes it sound like the Leg- islative Branch is subservi- ent to the Executive Branch, both, along with the Judicial Branch, are co-equals in our federal government. Ironically, the same presi- dent who appears to like cir- cumventing Congress when it comes to immigration reform through Executive Amnesty seems to be akin to the kettle calling the pot black. Until this veto the poten- tial was there to provide a more stable and affordable energy supply to help protect (Continued on Page 7) ii I J!!i!i iiili L ] Kudos to Rudy Giuliani The New York Post had a great page one last week. It showed a photo of President Obama wear- i ing a blindfold and at the bottom stated "Islamic i terror? I just don't see it." Kudos to the NY Post. As for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, his remarks at a Republican dinner for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his follow-up remarks to Fox News Network were right on target. The liberal media and Democratic bigwigs are now bashing Rudy for his tasteless remarks toward Obama. Rudy criticizing Obama for not naming Radical Islam jihadists for what they are, stated, "If you refuse to say that there are extremist members of the Islamic religion ,.. it sounds like you're liv- ing on Mars." He also responded to a question from Megyn Kelly from Fox's Kelly File by stating, and here's what got liberals big-time, "I do not believe -- and I know this is a horrible thing to say -- but I do not believe that the president loves America." Giuliani has a right to speak his mind. This is a free country. He didn't call Obama unpatriotic, but he did allude to the president's upbringing which has apparently influenced his feelings on Islam. Sometimes, you just have to recognize the el- ephant roaming in the room. Obama has no busi- ness defining who is or is not a Muslim. That is (Continued on Page 9) i illi iil ii iii i i i ili Here is a house in Roslindale near the West Roxbury Parkway that epitomizes the "Winter of Hell" we are all going through right now. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) Mayor Walsh Announces "Boston Bingo" to Encourage Residents and Visitors to Shop Locally remind them to have a pizza delivered, purchase some- thing small, or "snag some- thing spicy." Players are encouraged to snap a photo at each location and tweet, Instagram, or Facebook a picture using the hashtag #BosBINGO, and consider tagging each local establishment. Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced "Boston Bingo," a game created by the Mayor's Office of Economic Development to support lo- cal businesses following the historic amount of snow that Boston has received over the past thirty days. Mayor Walsh is encouraging resi- dents and visitors to "down- load the bingo card at http:/ / ww w. Paper cards will be available this week at businesses located in Main Streets districts. "Boston Bingo is a creative way for residents to come to- gether and support our local economy as we continue to recover from the historic amount of snow Boston has received this winter," said Mayor Walsh. The cards look like a tra- ditional bingo card and encourage players to "grab a burger" or "see a show," and "We are excited to launch Boston Bingo," said John Barros, Chief of Economic Development. "The weather has taken a toll on small business revenues, making it harder for them to pay their employees, or keep up with the costs of keeping their doors open. It's so im- portant that we do what we can to support them, and en- courage our neighbors to do the same." The game will run through March 15 th. Submissions can be entered electroni- cally or by delivering them to the Office of Economic Development at Boston City Hall. Prizes include Bruins tickets, a Hubway member- ship and coffee with the Mayor. A full list and detailed instructions accompany the bingo cards. Full rules are available at http : / / www. / bingo. " I [ THE POST-('d00ZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE !$ OPEN AT ] | 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON | |Tuesdays from 10:00 AH to 3:00 PH and Thursdays I1:00 AH to 2:00 PH, J Call 617-227-8929 for more information