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M ITALIAN-AM~RIt;m~ vv ..... 1"$ ~J .--~.J (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 14 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 4, 2014 $.35 A COPY (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross" Photography) House, SenatePass VALOR Act II !i!!!iii!i!~!iil iiiiiii~iiii!iiiiiiiil iiiiliiiii!ii~!i!iii!i] iii;iii:iiiiiiii:i~ii~ iiil iiiiiii~!ii!iii!iiiiii| Ve.,ocra, ,in. Oi.y Vee, : iii ~iiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiill :::~ How 'bout those'Democrats, especially over at MSNBC who love to lecture Republicans on ethics or those dirty ~-otten you-know-whets and those i greedy one percenters. Have you noticed recently a series of Democrats are getting arrested? ....... Last week, the FBI was pretty busy picking up Democrats. I guess Eric Holder must have been i::i on vacation last week. The offices of three Demo- crats were raided mid-week from coast to coast. .:.i: The Mayor of Charlotte, three California State i:: Senators and the Speaker of the House in nearby Rhode Island. i:iii~i i~:'i' All of them Democrats, but the liberal media is apparently doing its best to keep that party affili- :: I sCion hush-hush. What a week long crime wave but try and find this story on TV news shows. Or I try listening if they do mention it whether they say the word "Democrat." Probably not. Howie Carr was good last week observing the i:i:i:: iii five-month story on Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate ... It has one thing going for it the Legislation Strengthens 2012 VALOR Act and Enhances Commitment to Commonwealth's Veterans Rep. Carlo Basile joined his colleagues_ in the Legis- lature to pass the VALOR Act II which builds upon exist- ing legislation to expand opportunities and services for military personnel, vet- erans and their families. The legislation provides increased property tax relief and enhances employment, educational and healthcare support services. It creates a home modification program to help injured veterans stay in their homes and function independently, and authorizes the Secretary of Veterans' Services to estab- lish enhanced training and certification for vetera-ns' liberals love. You see Christie is a Republican and that sells on MSNBC big time." benefits and services Are Background Checks Racist? i] officers. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity message"This legislatiOnto our veteransSends a that we appreciate their m i Commission (EEOC)cited background checks as vice,"bravery, House sacrifice Speaker and Robert ser- (Continued on Page 10) A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said. "Most importantly, it aids those who have supported America during some of the country's most difficult times by providing resources to help them build a bright future. I'm incredibly proud that Massachusetts leads the nation in aiding veter= arts and military personnel and I believe this bill furthers that commitment." "Massachusetts has long led the nation in recogniz- ing and providing for our veterans, and I am proud that this bill will further these efforts," Senate Presi- dent Therese Murray (D-Ply- mouth) said. "By working to expand benefits and services for veterans, we remind our men and women in uniform that their sacrifice does not go unnoticed and that the Legislature will continue to support them both abroad and at home." "Thanks to my colleagues in the House, the Senate and on the Committee of Veterans and Federal Affairs, today, with the pas- sage of the VALOR Act II, we, as a legislature have done more for our veterans and their families over the past few years than at any other period in the last quar- ter century," Representa- tive Carlo Basile, Chairman of the Committee on Veter- ans and Federal Affairs (D- East Boston) said. "I am very proud of the process we have undergone to craft this bill. This legislation allows us to do our small part in helping those who put themselves in harm's way to protect our families and our way of life. The VALOR Act II is our way to honor veterans, the bravest men and women of the Commonwealth, and offer them in some small {Continued on Page 5] THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open On Tuesdays from 10:(X) 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 I I I 1 |Ill '