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. 'il!t /il' t j|"l,ll,!!tfJll, l !1-- ~,. ~- ~f ,, . ~', ...... . TwcotAst //" -. THE ITALIAN-AMERICA~ VOICE OF MASSACHU TtS . . .. .~,;~,~. 1 (Formerly LA ) VOL. 121 - NO. 24 BOSTON, JUNE 16, 2017 $.35 A COPY Saying the N-Word Out Loud Bill Maher 'got into hot water when he used the n-word on air talking with U.S. Sen. Ben Sass. When Sass told him he could work the fields, Maher responded, "I am a house (BLANK)f He is still and getting it from both ~, es. One guy said the n-word is totally appropriate f~acks today to say to each other but, is not okay iff ' ife person uses the word, then it is offensive. " The n-word is never appropriate and always offensive no matter who is using it. Blacks don'l get a pass on [ I the waled and neither do whites. It is no~term of i ~I epdearment PERIOD. ~,i-~ ~ ~ [ |;i!IJ Who'S Right in the Comell TrumlJ ] et? =I ~,:~" If you listen to the le~: it is time to get Trump even :| |, ~ more now. Some Democrats keep briilging up Nixon | ] ] and Watergate. U.S. Senator Ed Markey says James | ] .[ Comey is not a leaker since secret information was not | | | handed out to anyone. I beg to differ. If Comey and the 1 [ [president met at the white Huse t discuss anything 1 ~, [ (Continued on Page 14) [ :" k THE POST-GAZETtE SATELLITE OFFICE 343 CHELSEA ST., DAY=S EAST BOSTON :10.'O0 AM-3;00 PH. Thurs. I!:00 AM-2:00 PM 617-227-8929 for more information S by Jeanne Brady Last week, we had the very real pleasure of meeting the faces of Marquis Health Services: CEO Norman Rokeach, LNHA (Li- censed Nursing Home Adminis- trator), and Regional Director of Operations Stacey Rebelo, RN. Since the sale of the North End Nursing Home was final- ized in January, Marquis has been busy doing their home- work while Parmers/Spaulding continues to run operations in the leased-back facility. Marquis expects to take over operations in November of this year when Spaulding's Brighton facility renovation is completed. So, what are they up to now and what can we expect? First a little background on Marquis Health Services. They are the healthcare subsidiary of Tryko Partners, and have been around for about seven CEO Norman Rokeach Marquis Health Services one of the family-owned facili- ties in Rockland, MA, buying it two years later in 2013. Now, with the acquisition of the North End home, Marquis owns 17 fa- cilities in the northeast corridor, ten of which are in MA (mhslp. Rokeach family home in Brook- lyn. With older brothers off at school and younger sister a baby, Rokeach was tasked to sit with his grandparents nightly for four years. While this chore may have turned some kids off, RokeaCh found his calling ('When I grow up, I want to take care of people!') and has dedicated himself since to pro- viding not only healthcare, but also comfortable, caring homes for seniors in need. He says, "Understand that this is an industry [where] we are dealing with people's lives, understand that we are in it for the residents who live here; this is their home, and our job is to make their home and life as comfortable as possible." Ms. Rebelo, who is a regis- tered nurse with a degree in health care management, has years. One of three partners in cam~locations~), spent her career working in Marquis, Yonah Cohn, is theMr. Rokeachisoneoftheoth- long-~er~ care management. third generation ~_his faro- er tw0parm_ers ~it Marquis mid She brings the same commit- ily to ~Tunhursi~~mes H~- ~s:~. He has bee~ a Licensed 'ment to providing patients and'" grandmother began as a cook Ki Nursing Home Administrator residents not only health care a facility in Chicago in the '50s, for close to 18 years. Rokeach services, but also emotional going on to get her degree, move into the business office, and eventually buy the home. The family continued to acquire and manage nursing hom6s, and Marquis started by managing learned about caring for the el- derly at an early age, helping his parents take care of his moth- er's aging parents. Holocaust st~rvivors, who in their late 80s moved into the first floor of the and psychological support, as Rokeach. On the financial aspects of running a nursing home. she says, "It's pointless IContinued on Page 6) Saint Anthony of Padua Honored on Traditional Feast Day Photos and story by Matt Conti Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees of the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston's North End. The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Fri- ars, First Communion children, devotees, and Italian American Band. The event incorporated traditions from the religious proces- sions in Italy and the North End's past Saint Anthony bread, holy oil, blessed lilies, and procession candies were available throughout the day in The Saint Leonard Peace Garden. June 13th marks the death of Saint Anthony and is recognized as the Feast of Saint Anthony in the Roman Catholic Church. The Saint Anthony Society will also put on the larger Saint Anthony's Feast during the last weekend of August. Statue of Saint Anthony in the Peace Garden. Father Antonio, Father Claude, and clergy of St. LeOnard Parish at outdoor Mass. q