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PAGE 14 POST-GAZE'I-rE, JULY 1, 2016 ABCD North End/West End NES Responds (Continued from Page 1) History of Spaulding North End (taken from} 1983 - In response to the needs and requests of the com- munity, the North End Commu- nity Health Center opened the North End Nursing Home (now called the Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center, North End) to ensure a continuum of care, allowing for the monitoring, coordination and access to cul- turally competent care by the same providers through a pa- tient's lifecycle and care needs. In partnership with the Health Center, nursing home patients continued to be provided with primary care, dental, podiatry, mental health, laboratory and vision services. 2000 - Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts General Hos- pital and North End Commu- nity Health Committee entered into a partnership, with the mission of providing healthcare services in the North End. This affiliation included all compo- nents of the North End Com- munity Health and the North End Nursing Home 2000 - North End's certified home care agency was merged with Spaulding's certified home care agency, and governance of both agencies was transferred to Partners Home Care. 2001 - Spaulding Rehabilita- tion Hospital (SRH) took over the operations of the North End Nursing Home and added rehabilitation services to their overall mission for care. 2003 - North End Communi- ty Health Center physicians and nurse practitioner staff entered into a contract arrangement with SRH to provide services to residential patients only. The transitional care unit opened LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI16P2898EA Estate of KENNETH GRANT FAIRBANKS Date of Death May 16, 2016 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with x rament of Person= has been filed by Janet Maillett of Candia, NH requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Pe~oner requests that Janet Malllett of Candla, NH and Marguerite Donahue of Maynard, IdA be appointed as Personal Repressntative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsu- pervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the dght to obtaln a copy of the Putltlon from the Pel#ioner or at the Court You have a dght to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your atIomey must file a wdttan appneralce and objecUon at this Court before 10:00 am. on the retum day of July 11, 2018. This is NOT a headng date, but a deadline by which you must file a twittan appeerance and objection If you oblect to this proceeding. If you fail to fie a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) clays of the return day, action may be taken without further netice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSEI'I'S UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsup~ admin- Isbation is not required to file an Invento~ or annual accounts with the Court, Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding ~e adminisl~ directly from the Personal ~ and may peti., tion the Court In any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of admlnlstmtlon. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONHELLY, JR., Rrst Justice of this Court Date: June 13, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 7/1/16 at North End Nursing Home on second floor. I grew up in the North End and, being of an Italian fam- ily, was taught respect for the elderly and anyone in need, as it was the expected cultural norm in those days. Our grand- parents were our mentors and confidants. They looked after us while our parents were working hard to pursue that American dream, which the first genera- tion of immigrants envisioned when they came to this great country. Looking at today's recent events, it seems to me that those moral obligations of respect and human kindness are pass6 and insignificant. I ask myself if we realize that we are sealing the fate and the real- ity for our very own futures, as residents of this neighborhood. What we create now, orwhat we consent to be done now, both by action and non-action, is what we, as elderly, will face in the near future. I sat down with the seniors at our weekly congregate lunch the other day to hear their views on the situation. I could relate to everything that they were saying, and more. A common view among the crowd was that the North End does not need more restaurants and luxury apartments. Of course, those are important because business owners pay taxes and property owners do as well, but that is changing the fabric of the neighborhood and the very rea- son that it is such an attractive neighborhood in which to live. Back when I was growing up in the North End, you could meet all of your daily needs without leaving the neighborhood. There were bakeries, meat shops, pro- duce markets (the Haymarket is still in existence today), su- permarkets, pharmacies, dress shops, and hardware stores, the most famous of which, True Value, closed earlier this year after 60 years. During our home-cooked lunch of salad, pasta, and chick- en, Paula and Vincenza asserted that the elected officials should help, as the neighborhood se- niors vote for them every year. Frank, a former waiter, has lived on Charter Street in the North End for 78 years. He served our country by fighting in the Korean War. He made it adamantly clear that he does not wish to leave the North End, ever. Connie, another life-long resi- dent, has led a very interesting and productive life filled with family and friends. She held a variety of jobs where she stood on her feet all day-- sewing ma- chine operator, candy factory packer, office worker, waitress, and many others. Mary R. has spent 75-80 years in the neigh- borhood. =I l never leave here!" she vowed. She worked in a box factory and at the former Bank of Boston. I spent the most time with Mary, who turns 93 in July, and we leisurely drank our cof- fee and munched some cook- ies. Mary asked for a cookie to take home to enjoy with her evening tea! She told me how she outlived her adult daughter and that upon her daughter's passing, for the first time ever, got very ill and had to go to the North End Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center to re- cover. Her husband had passed from Alzheimer's and she had no one else nearby to care for her. =I was here, though," she stated. =I was home." She recounted how she grew up in a houseful of siblings and that her mother worked for Wilson's Farm in Lexington. If her mother was busy at home or picked up other work, she occasionally sent Mary, then 14 years old, in her place. "Don't get into trouble," she warned Mary. =Work hard and keep my job for me." Mary would wait outside Bova's Bakery at 5:00 am for a ride to Lexington; work all day in the fields; and catch a ride home. The boss told Mary the next day that her daughter "did good." =For my mother", Mary said with pride, =there were no better words." She also helped quite a bit at home with the cooking, cleaning, and care of her siblings. =We had nothing but were so happy," Mary said over and over again. "When the Depression hit, my father got a Works Progress Administration (WPA) job. We were thankful for the money and we didn't want a hand-out. He would stop on the way home at the candy fac- tory, where a friend worked, and bring us leftover or damaged candy. It was the best and the only time we ever had sweets as there was no money." I share these stories because they show that the people who need the Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center are hard- working, lifelong residents that built this neighborhood through their labor and strong char- acters. =We took care of one another," the seniors said time and again throughout lunch. =Our mothers made trays of food for neighbors who lived alone; who were sick; whose wives had passed away; who had large families. We watched one an- other's children. Our doors were unlocked so family and friends could drop in any time." We all will get old -- it happens to us regardless of how much money we have or where we live. Our seniors are people who have worked their whole lives and call these neighborhoods which they have contributed to build and make prosper home. At a time of their life when they expect to modestly enjoy the fruits of their labor, they are faced with displacement when their health fails them and they need caring and a safe, nurtur- ing haven, easily accessible for their loved ones to visit them. =I am in my 60s," Vincenza wor- ried. =A few years ago, it was a struggle for me to visit my ailing mother in Brighton, and I was much younger and my knees didn't hurt me like they do now. My aunt is in her late 90s. If she leaves the North End Nursing Home, she will die. Not only that, I also know I can't make the regular trip to Brighton to see her. My own health is suffer- ing now as it is." Other seniors mentioned relatives who are 93, 95, 96, and even 99 years old who wiU share the same fate. I end this letter with a c,,11 to action to not let this happenl I will be available if any time you would like to speak with me on this or other issues of interest for the well-being of our community. Please call 617- 523-8125 or email me at mari- It will not be easy and it will not be quick, but the things in life for which it is worth fighting never arel Together our voices and assertion can result in a decision to keep our seniors here with us. News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) just before or during a mass Bill Press Standing for What? shooting? Just asking. I see Columnist Bill Press doesn't people doing as they see fit. make it up here to Boston in See something, say something, either of our daily newspapers, Better than see something, say but I do read him every Sunday nothing, in the Hartford Currant. His 1~mocrats Living column tiffed "They Stood for in Land of Denial Nothing and Got Their Man." President Obama goes to The =they" of course were Re- Orlando to speak at a memorial publicans for falling to stand service for all the victims of an up courageously against Donald alleged radicaljihadist who shot Trump. up a gay night club killing 49 In his commentary, Price and injuring 50 others. Instead mentioned Jack Kennedy, who of dealing with the Orlando back in 1956 published the tragedy, he speaks about guns masterpiece Profiles in Courage. and the need for more gun con- This little book was mandatory trol. As examples of mass shoot- reading in high schools and col- ings, he uses the killings at the leges. The book contained the Aurora movie theater and the profles of eight U.S. Senators, Sandy Hook School massacre. Republican, and Democrats, He's in Orlando speaking to who showed extraordinary the families of victims in Orlan- courage in bucking the opinions do and he won't even mention of their parties and doing what the shooter because it is easier they thought was right. to talk about non-jihadlst mass One of those eight senators shooters than talk about Omar was John C. Calhoun of South Mateen. What happened inside Carolina. In 1956, liberals the Pulse Nightclub doesn't fit called Calhoun a courageous the president's view of ISIS -- political figure. Today most directed or inspired terror at- liberals are calling for the re- tacks. How sad. moval of his statue because of How sad, too, is the denial of his views on slavery. In 1956, most Democrats like U.S. Sen. a profile in courage. In 2016, a Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, mean racist slave owner. who pushed four Democratic Liberals are probably looking bills and never bringing up to cleanse Jack Kennedy's book Orlando. Our very own U.S. and his chapter on Calhoun. I, Senator Ed Markey at least like Kennedy, think Calhoun mentioned the terrorist at- was a great American leader of tack in Florida, but stated the his time. four bills in the Senate could Thieves Get Caught Running have stopped Mateen which, of by Police Headquarters course, they wouldn't. Two crooks forgot to plan a Gag Muslims: Islam Has proper getaway route. They Blood on its Hands ripped off a ModeU's Sporting Parvez Sharma, a gay film Goods in New York and things producer/director and a devout were looking good as they fled Muslim, writes in the Daily the scene until they headed Beast that he cannot say Islam right to One Police Plaza, the is a religion of peace. Recount- NYPD headquarters where they ing his trip to Mecca for the hajj got arrested. Running toward pilgrimage, he describes his the cops is never a good escape =personal journey" to =reconcile plan. my faith and my sexuality in Did You Know? Islam's holy place, surrounded According to the most recent by folks who would sooner See polls, some 89 percent of the me publicly beaten, thrown off American people think mari- a cliff, or beheaded." As for the juana should be legal and 87 gunman Omar Mateen, =I'm percent of doctors at the VA convinced that (his) attitude think weed should be pre- is not fringe. It can be found scribed for PTSD. Just saying. everywhere from Mecca to my End Quote own mosque in New York City." =You kill women and chil- Quote to Note dren by doing U.S. airstrikes. You can't possibly hit the ball Now taste the Islamic State if you're thinking about all the vengeance." possible ways you can miss." -- Omar Mateen -- Author Unkzlown on Facebook Leave the to Us[ With a Gift Subscription to the Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year We'll send the recipient an announcement of your gift. Their subscription will begin with the current issue and continue for one year. 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