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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 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-GAZE'ITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L, Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 36 Friday, September 9, 2011 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. Saint Anthony's Grand Procession Members of the Saint Anthony Society GUEST EDITORIAL ANOTHER OBAMA ASSAULT ON TAXPAYERS by Edward P. Shallow Another way to get back all the money that is going overseas and to illegals. A one percent tax on all bank transactions HR 4646, another new Obama tax slipped in while we were asleep, it is true! Check out HR 4646. Watch for this after November elections; remem- ber this before you vote in case you think Obama is looking out for your best interest. The bill termed the "Debt Free American Act" -- states as purposes of this Act the raising of sufficient revenue from a fee on transactions to eliminate the national debt within seven years and the "phasing" out of the individual income tax. If you the voters are gullible enough to entertain any thought of eliminat- ing the income tax, go ahead and vote for Obama. U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio D-Oregon and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin D-Iowa introduced the bill, HR4646. It is now in committee and will probably not be brought out until after the November elections. Obama's finance team is recommending they declare it a transaction tax. His plan is to sneak it in after the November elections to keep it under the radar. This tax will be on all transactions at any financial institutions -- banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any deposit you make, or even a transfer within your account, will have a 1% tax charged. If your paycheck or your social security or whatever is direct deposit, it will get a 1% tax charged for the trans- action. If your paycheck is $1,000, then you will pay Obama $10 just for the privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank. Even if you hand carry your paycheck or any check into your bank for a deposit, 1% tax will be charged. You receive a $5,000 stock dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just to allow you to deposit at your bank. If you take $1,000 (Continued on Page 15) FINCHE C'E VITA ( O FIATO ) C'F: SPERANZA. Where there's fife there's hope. 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 After last week's rainout of the "feast of all feasts," the Saint Anthony's Society held a special feast day on Sunday, September 4, 2011. The day started with a traditional mass, followed by the Grand Procession of the statue of Saint Anthony through the streets of the North End. In addition to several marching bands, there was also enter- tainment by Seabreeze and Itamia on the main stage along with vendors on Endicott, Thacher and N. Margin Streets. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) Jessica Colleen (Buckley) Shepherd 1980-2011 Jessica Colleen (Buckley) Shepherd of Londonderry, NH (formerly of Lexington, MA), a job counselor for military veterans, former Marine Sergeant and Iraq War Veteran, died from complica- tions of esophageal cancer on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston. She was 3 I. Born in 1980, Jessica (Buckley) Shepherd graduated from Lexington High School in 1998 and ater~ graduatedJ Summa Cum Laude North- eastern University in 2002 with a degree in political sci- ence. She also received her Master's degree from Webster University with a degree in International Relations. Following her undergraduate studies, Shepherd enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours of duty in Iraq as a crew chief on heavy- lift Marine helicopters. In 2005, former Marine Sgt. Shepherd was deployed to the Gulf Coast region to aid in search and rescue operations, following Hurricane Katrina and in 2006 aided in the evacuation of U.S. Citizens from Lebanon after war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah. Shepherd married in 2007, after she met her future husband, Staff Sgt. Brandon Shepherd with whom she served in the same helicopter squad- ron during her time in the military. Shepherd was also a young mother, recently giving birth to a son, Keegan Edward, in July 2010. "Jessica was a selfless and humble individual who always worked hard to help others. She never once wanted recognition for her efforts. She served her country, she cared for her family and was a devoted mother:' said brother-in-law, Raymond Santos. Shepherd embraced her love of travel, visiting Belize, Mexico and Italy in high school, teaching English in China after college and deploying to Europe and the Middle East during her mili- tary service. Although her military career brought her to North Carolina and throughout the world, her Boston roots remained strong as she always considered herself a Bostonian. She was a life-long Red Sox fan and enjoyed local music, including the Drop Kick Murphys. In high school Shepherd played ice hockey and took part in helping establish the first-ever female hockey team, "The Minute Maids," in Lexington. She was elected co-captain. In addition to her husband and one-year-old son, Keegan, Shepherd leaves behind her parents, Edward and Diana Buckley of Londonderry, NH and sister, Danielle Santos of Jamaica Plain, all formerly of Lexington. Visiting hours were held at Douglass Funeral Home, Lexington, MA. A funeral service was held at St. Brigid's Church in Lexington, MA, on Wednesday, September 7. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jessica Shepherd Fund, 2963 Washington Street, #4, Boston, MA, 02119, or online at