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I *******AUTO**MiXED ADC 07099 62 1"4## SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. PAUL JEFFKO 217 W COTA. ST )  \\;.- SHELTON WA 98584-2263 \\; ,! Ihllllt..l,Uv.vluvd, lllltl=n,tMdlqlhnU!..ldi]., l  T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS ETTE L (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 117 - NO. 35 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 30, 2013 $.30 A COPY r ( Happy Labor Day SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 You Deserve a Rest.t.t. t # sal Oiatani || Buchanan is Still Right I on Foreign Policy I I have always liked Pat Buchanan. Years ago I when I was a member of Young Americans for I Freedom in college, I knew of Buchanan as a young columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Later I followed his journey to the Nixon White House as a speech writer and then on to the Reagan White House. He is a principled conser- vative who stands up for his beliefs in the public square and doesn&apos;t really care who he irritates. He has an Irish sense of humor but is passion- ate in'those beliefs he holds. I remember when he ran for president in 1992 as a Republican against President George H.W. Bush and his key- note Houston speech on the coming cultural war on the horizon. Many Republicans blasted that speech of his but look around today and you know he was right back then. Recently, heard him talk about the turmoil in Egypt. The U.S. pushed out President Hosni Mubarak in favor of The Muslim Brotherhood which gave Egypt their president Mohammed Morsi. [ Liberals like Obama are beside themselves. [ Morsi is the first freely elected president of Egypt [ but as soon as he got into office he did the Mus- . lim Brotherhood's bidding and the country became t (Continued on Page 14) /:iiiii!iiiiiiiiiii :::iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii!!ii!iliiiii!ii!i :! i!/iiiiiiiiiiiii:iiii, 94 th Saint Anthony's Feast This past weekend the big- gest Feast of the North End took place, $.a't Athony's Feast htls,been celebrated since 1919 and it attracts (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) hundreds of tourists and walked all around the neigh- residents alike. The feast borhood for ten hours on was full of vendors with Ital- Sunday. It was organized by ian foods End a procession San Antonio Di Padova Da marching Saint Anthony Montefalcione, Inc. (Additional Photos on Page 6) Mayor Menino Signs Host Community Agreement for $1 Billion Resort Style Gaming Development at Suffolk Downs Historic Agreement Will Bring Projected $52M in Annual Revenue to City, $50M in Annual Local Spending and Guarantee 4,000 Permanent Jobs East Boston to Receive Upfront Payment of $33.4M to Fund Community Improvement Projects and Community Impact Revenue of Up to $20M Annually The City of Boston's Host Community Advisory Com- mittee today recommended an agreement for the devel- opment of a $1 billion resort- style destination gaming establishment at Suffolk Downs. Under the agree- ment, the City of Boston is projected to receive $52 mil- lion in annual revenue, with an Upfront Community Pay- ment of $33.4 million going directly to the community of East Boston for community benefits. "I have said from the start of this process that I wanted three things: A first-class, resort destination casino, an agreement that would ben- efit the people of East Bos- ton, and a proposal that will be selected by the State Gaming Commission. We are well on our way to that and more," Mayor Menino said at a press conference held following his signing of the agreement. "The agree- ment I have just signed has more revenue, more guaran- teed jobs, and more protec- tions than any other agree- ment in the region, and the Commonwealth." The project will attain a LEED Gold standard, create an additional 16 acres of open space and reduce the 12 acres of pavement that currently exist. This devel- opment will connect neigh- borhoods and visitors to the area through a network of pedestrian walkways, bike- ways, parks and open spaces, accessible 24 hours a day. To ensure the project is completed in a reasonable amount of time that gives maximum benefit to East Boston and the entire Bos- ton community, with the least amount of inconve- nience for residents, the agreement commits to an early opening 14 months from start of construction, with a full opening after an additional 12 months. JOBS 4,000 Permanent jobs at project completion and for remainder of the license term 2,500 Construction jobs during project build 2,225 Early opening jobs 800 Permanent jobs one year PRIOR to early opening The agreement also com- mits to continued operation of the race track at Suffolk Downs, a commitment to the Boston Residents Jobs Policy, and 50% hiring for Boston residents. FINANCIAL TERMS The City is projected to receive 852 million annu- ally, after stabilization based on projected Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR). Re- gardless of revenue, the City (Continued on Page 13) THE POST-GAZETTE 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.<)0 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information I }