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+ .... \\;L T THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS TTE (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 41 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, OCTOBER 14, 2011 $.30 A COPY Columbus Day W00ekd,00nd in J North End Mayor Menino places a wreath at the Christopher Columbus Statue. L to R: Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. + + + +z e_.,,t,..,.,.t,,+,,.,t ObamacCare Case Going to High Court The Obama Administration has moved swiftly for the US Supreme Court to review the 2010 healthcare law. The US Justice Department stated, "We believe that the Supreme Court will uphold the law." President Obama is said to want the Supreme Court to resolve all the issues in the case. The biggest issue is the indi- vidual mandate on all citizens to purchase health insurance undei- the Affordable Care Act. Without the mandate, ObamaCare could come crumbling down. Like Social Security, Medicare in Trouble Too Politicians always like talking short-term solutions because the way often to fixing long-term could be politically difficult and quite unpopular especially- as we close in on the next election. Medicare is expanding quickly for nearly 55 million Americans and the many more who enter the system daily at a rate of one per eight seconds. These folks are safe but Americans under 55 who rely on Medicare for their medical needs could see higher costs and older age requirements before they qualify for coverage. The 2012 presidential election will mean no medical changes for the long-term until at least 2013, 2014 or God knows when. Pass it over today to tomorrow which politicians hope stays far, far away. Medicare around since 1965 hasbattled efforts to (Continued on Page 11) L to R: Descendants of the Cuneo family, including granddaughter Barbara Cuneo O'Connell, Mayor  Meo, Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis and Consul of General of Italy Giuseppelhmtorelli at the dedication of the memorial plaque in honor of Andrew Cuneo. A special Dedication to late North Ender and Patrolman An- drew B. Cuneo was held on Sat- urday, October 8, 2011 at the Prado, also known as the Paul Revere Mall, in Boston's North End. The memorial plaque mounted on the brick wall is a tribute to Cuneo as the first Ital- ian American Boston Police Of- ricer killed in the line of duty in 1921. Andrew Cuneo, an Eliot School valedictorian, was born in Genoa and came to Boston as a child. Cuneo was appointed to the Boston PoliceDepartment on May 9, 1906. He left a widow, Winifred and nine children. Grandchildren, great-grandchil- dren and great-great-grandchil- dren attended the dedication. The Boston Police Gaelic Col- umn of Pipes and Drums es- corted the Color Guard to the ceremony. Among the dignitar- ies in attendance were Honor- able Thomas M. Menino, Mayor, City of Boston; Honorable Giuseppe PastoreIli, Consul General of Italy Boston; Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis; Police Officer Robert E. Anthony, District A-7; Captain Frank Mancini, Commander, District A-7; Police Superinten- dent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey; Captain Bernard P. O'Rourke, Commander, Area A; Rev. Sean Connor, Boston Police Chaplain; Barbara Cuneo O'Connell, granddaughter of Andrew Cuneo and many of the descen- dants of the Cuneo family. In honor of the 150 m Anniw__- sary of Italy's unification a Mass in Italian by His Eminence Car- dinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston was cel- ebrated at Saint Leonard Church in the North End. Mayor Thomas M. Menino led a wreath laying ceremony at the (Continued on Pages 8-10) His Eminence Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston celebrates Mass at Saint Leonard Church in the North End.