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' ... . . ******' AUTO,*MIXED ADC 07099 . 62 14 # PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. ,il.l,hl!,t,.l,ll,lhi.,thi,|f,!ltl,thll,i;V,llqdll!"ll. THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 117 - NO. 24 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE 14, 2013 $.30 A COPY JUNE14, 2013 I pledge allegiance to-the Flag of the United States : of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all. Former Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Governor of Massachusetts passed away at 65 years of age, on June 8th, 2013 after suffering from complications from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was surrounded by his family in his home in Hudson, Massachusetts. In 2011 he announced his diagnosis and went on to spearhead efforts to raise money for the disease with the University of Massachu- setts Medical School. He left behind many friends and family, includ- ing his wife Jan (Garnett) their two daughters, Kate of Marlborough and Anne of Presto, PA and four grand- children: Rhys, Gabriel, Francesca and Lucia. He was also the brother of Roseann Canny of Coventry, CT/ and Peter Cellucci of Clinton, MA. Cellucci was born in Hudson, MA where he at- tended Hudson Catholic High School. His parents were Priscilla, of Irish de- scent and Argeo Cellucci. of Italian descent. His father was the owner of several Argeo Paul lucci May He Rest in Peace car dealerships. After com- pleting high school, Cellucci went on to Boston College and did his graduate studies in Boston College Law School As a Republican he served the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate and became the state's Lieutenant Governor from 1991 to 1997. In 1998 he was elected Governor after serv- ing as Acting Governor when William Weld resigned. He held this post until 2001 when he resigned to become US Ambassador to Canada until 2005. Although he was a Republican. Cellucci was known for his bipartisan- ship, being able to act and make decisions accommo- dating both Republicans and Democrats. He focused greatly on reducing taxes and education reform, mak- ing Massachusetts one of the top ranking states in the quality of public schools with the Education Reform Act of 1993. Although fiscally con- servative, Cellucci took a lib- eral stance on many social issues such as same sex marriage and abortion rights. Cellucci is said to have truly been "a man of the people" having lived in Hudson his whole life, ex- cept for the four years he served as Ambassador in Canada. Boston Mayor, Tho- mas Menino, made a state- ment following his death in which he said, "Our city and our Commonwealth will miss him deeply and his type -- a leader who wanted to help people." A viewing and memorial service were held Thursday, June 134 at the State House in Boston followed on Fri- day, June 14th by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Hudson. MA. ,,,% by SalGiarratani McCain is Starting to Scare Me l U.S. Sen. John McCain just back from a little quick visit to Syria is offering his bleak assessment of the hostilities. On CBS-TV's "Face the Nation," he stated that rebel forces were being "massacred" and that President al-Assad was seemingly growing stron- ger in power. "Remember all this talk we've heard for the last year or two -- it's inevitable that Bashar al-Assad will fall?" asked McCain. Well, said McCain, "I think we can't make that statement today." Recently, Syrian rebels and Hezbol- lah guerrillas were fighting inside Lebanon, a sign that the Syrian civil war is reaching across its own borders elsewhere. McCain is talking a force- ful intervention in the Syrian War. He is proposing a no-fly zone and the cre- ation of safe zones for rebels and refu- gees. For over 12 years now, U.S. troops have been mired in conflict in Iraq and I ! now Afghanistan. Americans keep dying and this Arab Spring has turned in to anything but spring when it comes to democracy. The Middle East has been killing each other for thousands of years. It is a terrible pathology infecting genera- tion after generation. It is never end- ing and all I am seeing after Iraq and Afghanistan is a stronger foothold for Islamist extremists Iraq is still shaky as is Afghanistan. We keep dying for them and they keep hurling insults and killing our young men and women in harm's way. Bring our troops home and tell them, good luck. Where Did All the Cops Come From? Here's a great story from St. Louis, after pulling over a drunk driver, the man jumped out of his car and ran from the police. He however made a bad escape plan. He ran right inside the (Continued on Page 14) THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This offic(is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from II.'00 AM to 2.'00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 61 7-227-8929 for more information