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~!~f ~ ~~ :.,:~i,-~,~., i~~ ~,i\.iL /i!~7"~i~=~:_:i~6~: THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 48 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DECEMBER 2, 2011 $.30 A COPY uon JV'atale NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION presents 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 Merr Christmas First, Marco Rubio and Now Ted Cruz Back in 2010, a young dynamic Cuban-Ameri- can upset the political know-it-alls by winning a US Senate seat in Florida. Marco Rubio, 40, is now seen as a rising conservative star within the Republican Party. He is already being men- tioned as a possible vice presidential nominee next year to add balance to the national ticket and is a favorite of the Tea Party movement too. Now on the other side of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, there is another young Cuban-American also 40 years old running for the seat being va- cated by the retiring US Senator Kay Hutc n. He is running in next March's GOP primary against Lt. Governor Dave Dewhurst who is per- ceived as the favorite in the Republican primary. Cruz like Rubio appears to be the future of the Republican Party. I Am Part of the 99 Percent Along with Most of Us But ... Hey, the other day, I got one of my store credit card bills in the mail. Last month, I sent my bill in about three days late. I mailed in my forty bucks and in my latest bill, they charged me a $35 late fee. So I can understand the frustration most of us are going through as our economy keeps flushing our hope away. However, you won't find me pitching up a tent down in Dewey Square or elsewhere. As cities have started throwing those bums out of those Occupy camps, the media says the move- ment has been a great success stirring up a na- tional dialogue over wealth inequities. So after Mayor Bloomberg kicked Occupy Wall Street out of Zuccotti Park, a blogger for the Washington Post wrote the movement had "scored some big wins" (Continued on Page 15) WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ... USS Utah (AG-16) capsized off Ford Island, during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft. Photographed from USS Tangier (AV-8), which was moored astern of Utah. Note: colors half-raised over fantail, boats nearby, and sheds covering Utah's after guns, (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection) Bolstering the case for ban- ning cut-through hazmat trucks from the North End and downtown Boston, a truck carrying radioactive materials caused the shut- down of the Haymarket MBTA station and surround- ing area this afternoon. The hazmat truck was stopped when Boston Police noticed a radioactive placard on the side of the truck without a permit or prior notification. Once stopped, officials used detectors to verify the radio- activity although officials say measured Idvels were not high enough to cause Carrying Materials by Matt Conti harm to humans. The incident raises con- cerns regarding a major hazmat truck routing deci- sion pending at MassDOT, the State's transportation authority. Hazmat trucks are currently allowed to cut- through several North End and downtown Boston streets to save time versus the safer option of using Route 128 and other ex- pressways outside of the city. After a comprehensive public safety study, the City of Boston has requested hazmat trucks in the city be limited to only those doing business here. Most gaso- line tankers on Boston streets are coming from the Everett gas tanks to deliver to the south and western suburbs. THE POST-GAZETrE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from I0:00 AM to 3.