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Page 2 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 29, 2013 by Prof. Edmund Nostra Turiello A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. JOHN ADAMS BIRTH DATE: October 30, 1735 DEATH DATE: July 4, 1826 PLACE OF BIRTH: Quincy, MA PLACE OF DEATH: Quincy, MA WIFE: Abigail PRESIDENT: 1797-1801 Number two was John Adams, from where Quincy, Mass. is, Went to Harvard College and attended their classes; Helped others to write that great declaration, That established our status as a free nation. As Ambassador to France he was less than spectacular, Laissez Faire is the phrase, if we use the vernacular; He was not our best leader, I tell you no lie But guess what? He died on the fourth of July. There was a young lady named Abigail Smith, She's the one John Adams went housekeeping with; They tell us she really had no formal schooling, Just a love story reader who did lots of drooling. When discussing the schooling this girl did not get, Officials claimed that her books were always too wet; She was shrewd, witty and a warm hearted wife, Helped husband and son in their political life. She was the first First Lady to live in the White House, There were no aides or press corps, not even a mouse; What is now the front lawn at that time was a thicket, And Lafayette Park housed not one lousy picket. Most of the rooms were still being built, With no heating system they slept under a quilt; Their living conditions were anything put posh, Had to use the new East Room to hang up the wash. In just a few years the White House was complete, When Jefferson walked in, John was out in the street; Then back to old Boston and their four-poster bed, But after just a short drool poor Abbey was dead. Congressman MIKE CAPUANO Will Menino Seek Sixth Term as Mayor? by Sal Giarratani Right now, rumors are flying all around. Yes he will. No he won't. Mayor Menino, him- self, is remaining pretty coy. At the moment City Councilor John Connolly is already run- ning and the mayor keeps referring to him as a nice boy. OUCHT Also, running is William Dorcena, brother of state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry who is currently running for state senate in a special election. Helping to spread the rumors is some ongoing fundraising by state Rep. Marty Walsh, D-Dorchester and his House seat isn't up until 2014. Many think he is trying to keep his campaign chest growing just in case lightening strikes. Connolly already is adding more cash to his cam- paign funds. The mayor is keeping everyone wonder- ing. I believe he personally hasn't made up his mind yet. I believe as we move out of March into April, his deadline is coming up. Nomina- tion papers come out in April and he will have to decide in the next three to four weeks one way or another. After more than 20 years in the Mayor's Office at City Hall, he has nothing to prove. He will go down in history as one of Boston's most productive mayors. Amazing since back 20 years ago, he was appointed the interim mayor when Mayor Raymond F. Flynn resigned office for an appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See in the Clinton Administration on a 7-6 City Council vote as acting mayor in March 1993. I don't see Mayor Menino running if he is not 100 percent ready to do so. If he does decide to retire, it will open up the flood- gates not unlike 1983 when Mayor Kevin H. White did not seek a fifth term. It has been three decades since there has been an open seat for mayor. Of course, Mayor Menino could surprise his announced opponents this year and the rest of the wannabes out there waiting to see what transpires before committing time and money to a heated mayoral race. Right now, I still see it 50-50 on Menino's deci- sion. He might resign or he might just run again. Stay tuned as April approaches. 26 'h Annual Way ( 'the Cross for Life On Good Friday, March 29, 2013 the 26 th Annual "Way of the Cross for Life" proces- sion will take place begin- ning at The Most Holy Re- deemer Church, 72 Maver- ick Street at 9:00 am. The procession will proceed to Our Lady of Assumption Church, 404 Sumner Street. Next stop will be Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, then to St. Joseph/ St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ash- ley Street. The procession will end at the Madonna Queen National Shrine lo- cated at 110 Orient Avenue at 12:45 pm. Come join the peaceful processon for the Stations of the Cross. For more information, please contact Sebastian Martelli at (617) 567-4077 or (617) 846-9077. Broadway Brake Corp. eee HEAVY DUTY TRUCK & BUS PARTS & SERVICE Philip D'Angelo, President 45 Broadway, Somerville, MA 617-666-I 000 1093 N. Mostello St., Brockton, MA 508-580-2213 Iw OFFICE OF J. MODICA Diane J. Modiea Miehele M. Modiea Attorney Attorney Email: Email: 101 Tremont Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108 Tel: 617.292.3329 Fax: 617.292.4855 00uona Pasqua CARLO BASILE STATE REPRESENTATIVE I sr SUFFOLK DISTRICT Happy Easter Everett CO-OPERATIVE Bank 419 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 www.everettban Member FDIC 00llq00py Eahd Sal LaMattina & Family Boston City Councilor - District 1