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~,APER~, INC. PAUL jEFFKOi~ :?..l:l W C~fA ST 6.3 i. lh h,h,l,,h hh,l,,h,h,hh,i,I,ll,,,,lh,,,lil,,,!,hhl r IT.~-.J~M:ERICAN VOICE OF I~CHUSIWrTs (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 116 - NO. 48 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 $.30 A COPY atale NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PRESENTS THE 42nd Annual NORTH END CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012- 1:00 P.M. Me ;g Ct t't" lstn a8 SEE SANTA CLAUS ARRIVE AT NORTH END PARK BY HELICOPTER AT 1:00 P.M. In case of bad weather, Parade will be held the next Sunday, December 23th ~N ~,SSOCIATION ~'tri'H T~e Nazz~ro Cemer No~, End Agair=s~ Drugs Mayor's Office of Arts~ Toudmm a~$pec!a~ Eve~ Dedicated in Memory of JAMES "Jimmy" PALLOTTA Our Country is Changing Just Look at November 6 The day after Election Day, a group of national conservative leaders meet at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to discuss and analyze what happened to conservative candidates. Most of them ended up losers at the polls. Many con- servatives thought that Mitt Romney would win in a major upset but that didn't happen. Here in Massachusetts, a faker gets herself elected by de- feating U.S. Senator Scott Brown who did exactly ] what he said he would do back in the special elec- tion upset against the Democrat establishment. ................ As I listened to those conservatives on C-Span, the only thing that all kept repeating was that the loses were all caused by Republican candi- dates not being conservative enough. Instead of learning from those losses and re-tooling the message, it seemed clear that these deniers only wanted to push further to the right and subtract rather than add voters. Brent Bozell was there pontificating from his Media Research Center. i The only other conservative who scares me more is Gary Bauer, who once ran for president. Conservatives lost this election because Demo- i crats have sold a bill of goods to those on the receiving end of government goodies. We as a (Continued on Page 14) Commercial Traffic-Only Roadway in East The Multimillion Dollar Project Will Take Thousands of Airport-related Commercial Vehicles Off Residential Streets Each Year The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) joined local, state and federal offi- cials as well as family mem- bers of the late Martin A. Coughlin to open a new $23.5 million access road that will be used by airport-related commercial traffic and will minimize congestion on East Boston streets. The roadway, named in honor of the long- time East Boston community activist, will improve the quality of life in East Boston by improving air quality and traffic flow. It was Coughlin's idea to use an abandoned railroad corridor as a roadway for airport traffic. "The Martin A. Coughlin Bypass Road is a great ex- ample of the quality of life im- provements that can be made by thinking creatively and coHa~0ratively about aban- doned infrastructure," said Massport Board Chairman and MassDot Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey. "The new roadway complements the new Chelsea Street Bridge by allowing traffic in the area to flow more efficiently." "The opening of the Martin A. Coughlin Bypass Road marks a significant mile- stone in Massport's commit- ment to minimize Logan Airport's impact on our East Boston neighbors," said Tho- mas Glynn, Massport's CEO & Executive Director. "Thou- sands of airport-related com- mercial vehicles will no longer use East Boston's streets. Massport is proud to make Mr. Coughlin's vision a reality for East Boston." Marty Coughlin, who died L to R: City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina; Thomas P. Glynn, Massport's CEO & Executive Director; Mary Coughlin Johnston (Marty Coughlin's sister); U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, D-Mass; State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, D-East Boston; Massport Board Chairman and MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey. m 2600 at the age of 56, was " celebrate its completion," an advocate for community said U.S. Rep. Michael E. issues, especially improving Capuano, D-Mass. transportation in and around: two-lane Martin A. East Boston. His idea to C6 ghlin Bypass Road ex- route Logan Airport's com- mercial traffic was embraced by many elected officials, and other civic leaders who real- ized the effects of road con- gestion to the Day Square neighborhood, especially Neptune Road. "The completion of the by- pass road is a fitting tribute to Marty Coughlin, who advo- cated so strongly for it. I thank Massport for its work on the bypass road, which will take trucks off residen- tial streets, improve air qual- ity and enhance local neigh- borhoods. I have advocated for this project since taking office and I am happy to L to R: John Vitaglinno, Fran Riley, Alice Christopher, Diane Modica and Fred Salvucci. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) tends half a mile through an abandoned CSX rail bed in the airport's North Service Area Roadway Corridor. The north- ern end of the bypass splits with northbound traffic inter- secting Chelsea Street via a former rail spur slightly north of Beck Street. Southbound traffic enters the bypass road- way at Beck Street. The road is restricted to airport and other commercial traffic in- cluding taxis, trucks, MBTA buses and Massport employee shuttle buses serving a 1,500 space garage in Chelsea. Massport estimates a two- thirds reduction in bus and truck traffic on Neptune Road and a 54% reduction in traf- fic on Chelsea Street. The bypass road will also improve air quality by reducing vehicle emissions such as volatile organic compounds and ox- ides of nitrogen. "The opening of the Marty Coughlin bypass road is an exciting day for our commu- nity, as it is expected to bring significant improvements to the air quality and flow of traf- fic in the heart of East Boston," said State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, D-East Boston. Construction of Martin A. Coughlin Bypass Road began (Continued on Page 2) THE POST.GAZEI"rE 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 U:00 AM to ZOO PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information