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. " . . T TT r (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 47 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 $.30 A COPY Joey McIntyre and Siobhan Magnus to Perform at Boston Common Tree Lighting Also Featuring Radio City Rockettes, Rockapella, Boston Ballet, and More/ Joey McIntyre The City of Boston's 70 th Annual Official Tree Light- ing comes to Boston Com- mon on Thursday, December 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The celebration is hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department, title spon- sor the Province of Nova Scotia, supporting sponsors the Boston Pops, Distrigas/ GDF SUEZ, and JetBlue, and media sponsors WCVB-TV Channel 5, MAGIC 106.7 FM, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald. The holiday decorations throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden, including the Nova Scotia Christmas tree, a 45-foot white spruce donated by Ken and Donna Spinney of Cen- tral Argyle, Nova Scotia, will light up in sequence when Mayor Menino throws the switch with Santa Claus. Joining Mayor Menino will be Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia the Honourable Frank Corbett and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The show will close and Mike Addams, and saxo- phonist Grace Kelly. The lighting of the trees on the Common is made pos- sible through the generosity of Mrs. Maureen Egan with additional support provided by the Greater Boston Con- vention and Visitors Bu- reau, United States Senator John Kerry, Emmanuel Col- lege, Boston Ballet, and con- tributions from other indi- viduals and institutions. The annual holiday display in- cludes the official Christmas tree and trees throughout Boston Common with ten ad- ditional trees around the skating rink sponsored by a pyrotechnic display by f with Pyrospectaculars, Inc. "I WCVB TV's Anth_ Everett and JC Monahan will I host Chaanel 5's live broad- cast of thevent beginning at 7 p.m. whicre., New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre, American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus, the Radio City Rockettes, Rocka- pella, the Boston Ballet, the Boston Children's Choir, MAGIC 106.7's Nancy Quill Cain Truly not Ready and Able to Serve It is time for Herman Cain to fold up his "Occupy the Oval Office" campaign. He truly is a member of the 99 percent who don't belong in this year's race. As far as Rick Perry goes, his Gomer Pyle routine has worn out its usefulness. Go back to Austin, Texas. Michele Bachmann has fallen be- hind Ron Paul in the polls which is good for Paul and only Paul. Mitt Romney looks like he may be the last candidate standing, but when it comes to getting Obama out of office he looks like the ghost of either Bob Dole or John McCain. Both of whom were dead men walking back in 1996 and 2008 respectively. Newt Gingrich Moving Up but Who Cares Latest poll numbers show Newt Gingrich is inch- ing his way upwards in most polls. He's either tied with Mitt or a close second. Many conservative talk show hosts think Newt is the most intelli- gent and has the experience to be president. He is a top debater and could easily keep his own with anyone including President Barack Obama. How- ever, I find him quite damaging with all that per- sonal baggage of his. I could never vote for a seem- ingly arrogant know-it-all nor vote for somebody with his wife problems. The Republicans need a (Continued on Page 14) The Skating Club of Boston. Refreshments and fun give- aways will be provided by in- kind sponsors Dunkin' Donuts, HP Hood LLC, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Nantucket Nectars, and Province of Nova Scotia maple producers. This is the 40 th year that Nova Scotia has given a tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts fol- lowing the December 6, 1917, explosion of a muni- tions ship in Halifax Harbor. Within 24 hours of the dis- aster a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel was making its Siobhan Magnus (Continued on Page 14) I 00]uon 00N'atale NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION * present, the 41 st Annual 2011 NORTH END CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 - 1:00 P.M. Merry Christmas SEE SANTA CLAUS ARRIVE AT NORTH END PARK BY HELICOPTER AT 1:00 P.M. In case of bad weather, Parade will be held the next Sunday, December 18th IN ASSOCIATION WITH The Nazzaro Center * North End Against Drugs Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events Merr00 Christmas