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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 17, 2012 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETtE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnartm]a Caesar L. Donnarurna Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 116 ' No. 33 Friday, August 17, 2012 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. Richard Settipane Insurance Agency Opens Revere Office r GUEST EDITORIAL ROMNEY NEEDS SPARRING LESSONS FROM ROCKY BALBOA by Sal Giarratani Republican Mitt Romney is getting creamed by the Obama campaign over this Bain Capital thing. Presi- dent Obama is in control and Romney keeps trying to fend him off but to date, Obama has Romney on the ropes and if Romney doesn't start effectively counter- punching quickly he will turn into Bob Dole or John McCain. A recent editorial in Investor's Business Daily {July 17) called on Romney to take some jujitsu les- sons to get Obama unbalanced but I think it is time to watch all those Rocky movies and punch away before you are TKO'd before Labor Day even arrives. A candidate can't let the other candidate define him nor tie him up in irrelevant issues. Negative ads are now strengthening Obama in the all important Swing States. Blood is being drawn with all these attacks on Romney's character. The Romney folks are now in dam- age control mode which is not a good place to be stand- ing as July gets ready to turn into August. Romney keeps having to explain his Bain Capital record which takes him off message. He keeps calling Obama "unfair," "negative" and "dishonest" but those shameless attacks are beginning to stick to Romney's campaign wall. How long can Romney keep telling Obama to stop lying about him? He is sounding like 1996 GOP loser Bob Dole. Romney is getting too close to a negative tipping point. He can't shame Obama into stopping because Obama seems to without shame. As that Investor's Business Daily opined, "Obama's following his mentor Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" - pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it" ... push a negative hard and deep" ... "keep the pres- sure on." It is clear the only record Obama can run on is Mitt Romney's since his own record is so dismal and failed. The only way to get out of the corner and back into the middle of the ring is coming out hard. Push hard. Otherwise the gutter attack by the Obama crew will continue relentlessly blooding up the GOP campaign. Romney needs to go on the offense and counterpunch. Is the real question, Romney tax records? It is time for (Continued on Page 14) LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Lorenzo Settipane shown cutting the ribbon with Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo. From Left to Right: Revere City Councillor John Corregio, Bob DelloRusso, Councillor Anthony Zambuto, Mayor Dan Rizzo, Lorenzo Settipane, Richard Settipane, Billy Settipane, East Boston Clerk Magistrate Joseph Faretra, Councillor John Powers, Richard Settipane III, Richard Settipane, Jr., Ron Settipane, Paolo Settipane and Tom Faretra. Richard Settipane Insurance Agency's grand opening took place Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 209 Broadway Revere. The Settipane Insurance Services has been in the Insurance Industry since 1967. Richard has served in all aspects in the insurance industry along with serving as an Insurance Examiner for the Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner's Office. The agency offers Auto Homeowners and Commercial policies representing Arbella Mutual and other insurance companies. The party was hosted by Insurance Executive Bob Mirabito. Richard with Office Manager Siukey Garcia. Roundup Those Ducks! On Saturday, August 18 a a few lucky winners will watch as their adopted ducks are chosen from hundreds of rubber ducks floating in Fellsmere Pond. Three non-profit organizations are hosting the Lucky Duck Roundup to raise funds to support youth with disabilities. Staff members from Triangle, EPIC and Youth in the Arts will dump hundreds of numbered rubber ducks into Fellsmere Pond before paddling out in a boat to 'rescue' the lucky ducklings. The owners of the rescued ducks will win prizes, including a large fiat screen TV donated by Mario Costa of Statewide Communications. There's even the chance to win a 2012 Ford Focus, compliments of Stoneham Ford and Eastern Bank. The Lucky Duck Roundup is family oriented and will provide activities for children, along with music and refresh- ments. Entrance to the event is free of charge and open to all. Saturday, August 18 a from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fellsmere Pond, Malden (Fellsway East and Hospital Road). You can adopt your duck in advance by visiting or call 781-  dar,?. 388-4322. You may also purchase ducks on ............. the day of the roundup. A single duck is $5.00 and a flock of five ducks is $20.00. ...... ........ ...................... Need not be present to win. Mayor of Malden Gary Christenson and Triangle participant Christine Murdocco. Proceeds from the Lucky Duck Roundup benefit: EPIC: Empowering People for Inclusive Communities: EPIC Service Warriors is a community service and education program for youth with disabilities between the ages of 16-23. EPIC Service Warriors meet on a monthly basis for one year to participate in community service projects in the Greater Boston Area. By creating the change they want to see in the world; the Service Warriors learn more about local communi- ties and develop practical skills that will help them develop as leaders and pursue future goals. {Continued on Page 15)