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The procession began at St. Leonard Church accompa- MassDOT Kicks Off Plans to REVOLUTIONIZE TOLL COLLECTION Cash Toll Collection to End on Tobin in 2014; Pubfic Information Meetings Beginning i i!iiiiiiiiii!iiiii iiii!!ii il !!i:!!i !i  iiiii!!iZiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiliiii!!ii!iiii!iiiiii:iiiiiii: : i ! !iiiii!i!ili!ii!iiiiiiiiiiii!ii!iiii!iiiiiiiiii!!!i:ii:i!il !IZI : , The Massachusetts Department of Trans- portation (MassDOT) announced plans are underway for the implementation of All Elec- tronic Tolling (AET) on the Tobin Bridge, a form of toll Collection that saves drivers from both stopping and slowing down to pay their nied by music from the Italian-American Band. The Societa toil, :MassDOT has sehedu!ed a.series of Santa Maria di Anzanois located in Somervil|e andit  was informational meetings to inform North formed in 1905, honoring the image of the Madonna, dis- covered in Anzano, Italy 400 years ago. The celebration concluded at Christopher Columbus Park where the Santa Maria di Anzano statue was presented by the Society's Presi- dent, Elio LoRusso. (Additonal Photos on Page 3) by Sal Girratani Shore commuters and answer questions about the upcoming transition. "With the implementation of this innova- tive form of toll collection we are saying to our customers that their time is valuable," said MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey. "We are also increasing safety and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by cut- ting congestion and the time spent idling at the cash booth." Beginning early in 201.4, motorists will no longer have the option to stop at a toll booth R.L Health Insurers Seek Premium Hikes Reportedly, health insurers down in Rhode Island are seeking double-digit increases in pre- miums that individuals and small businesses will pay for coverage next year, the largest reported increase in many years. It is all due as the fed- eral health care law takes full effect. Obamacare is here and the bad news is just beginning. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the largest state insurer wants an 18 percent hike for indi- viduals and is seeking almost 15 percent from small business owners. Other insurers are seek- ing very much the same kind of premium hikes. Obama Says This War Must End Like All Wars End When I heard President Obama say the above about the War on Terror that was declared on us back on September 11, 2001 when radical Islam- ists hijacked airplanes and took down two towers in New York City killing nearly 3,000, I wondered clearly what is the president saying and what does it mean. This war is unlike any war we have fought. Who is the enemy and what is the enemy today. It is certainly not a country, it is a world view held by radicalized jihadists who believe the West, a/k/a the United States is evil. The note SAVE THE DATE :::,,:,  i ii::i , iii i iii iiii iii i I iii i ii ..... i (Continued on Page 14) and pay cash for their Tobin Bridge toll. Tolls will be collected electronically in one of two ways: either through the motorist's E-ZPass transponder or via a program in which a camera captures the license plate and the vehicle's registered owner is billed by mail. A contractor has been selected to install the gantry or overhead collection system and work is beginning to support the technical back-office operations. The informational meeting series will acquaint residents with the logistics of the transition including the timeframes and the benefits of AET such as reduced con- gestion, increased safety and cutting green- house gas emissions. Prior to and following the brief presentation, motorists will be able to sign up for an E-ZPass transponder on-site. (Continued on Page i0) North End Athletic Association ANNUAL GOLFTOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF CARMEN "TILLY" DE MARTINO MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013 7:30 a.m. (shot gun start) ANDOVER COUNTRY CLUB Canterbury Street, Andover, MA More than 144 golfers participate in this sold-out tournament annually. It is important that you save the date and plan on joining us on Monday. August 5 th. GOLF, LUNCH AND RAFFLE PRIZES ... The money raised from this tournament allows the North End Athletic Association to purchase uniforms and equipment for sporting events and add to the existing programs. the North End Athletic Association is a 52-year-old organization, which provides athletic, social, educational and civic activities within the community and the City of Boston. For further information, please contact Louie Cavagnaro at 617-523-7410 THE POST-GAZEI"rE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays from I1:00 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