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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 2, 201-1 Page J Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prinoe 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-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnanuna Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 48 Friday, December 2, 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. GUEST EDITORIAL SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT by Edward P. Shallow A few years ago, I editorialized on Social Security not being an entitlement, and want to share the latest information I just received on the subject ... I urge all my readers to keep passing this around until every one possible has read it. The information is per- tinent now as it was a few years ago. The only thing wrong with this calculation is they forgot to figure in the people who died before they col- lected their Social Security! Where did that money go? I am publishing it because it touches a nerve with me and should do the same to all recipients of benefits we EARNED from our labor through our working lives. This is another example of what Rick Perry called "Treason in high places." Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that is close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employers' contribtrtion) at a simple 5% (less than what the government pays on the money that it borrows) after 49 years of working you would have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you would receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you are 95 ff you retire at age 65) and that is with no interest paid on that final amount on depositl If you bought an annuity and paid 4% per year, you would have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. (Continued on Page 10) Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of 3apan ... As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense ... With confidence in our armed forces -- with the unbounded determination of our people -- we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God. " President F.D. Roosevelt - 8th December 1941 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 th.e 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 S a) Buonopane ,fl eautiful Soul with a J4eart of Gold ena (Palomba) Buonopane of Stoneham and the North End passed away November 27, 2011, at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Buonopane. Devoted mother of Suzanne Mika of the North End, Marie Doherty and her husband James of Stoneham, Stephen Buonopane and his wife Linda of Billerica and the late Anthony Buonopane of Plymouth. Cherished grandmother of Jamie Fantasia and her husband Michael of Billerica, Jimmy Doherty and his wife Cheryl of Medford, Michael Doherty of Stoneham, Michele Guidaboni and her husband Jay, Anthony Buonopane and his wife Kathy all of Plymouth, Andrea Chiesa of Worcester and John Mika and his wife Christina. Loving great grandmother of Nicholas, Amanda, Daniel, Samantha, Aidan, Christopher, Gianna, Olivia, Colton, and Kira. Dear sister of Remo Palomba and his late wife Joann of Jamaica Plain, late Ann Villa and her surviving spouse John of Cotit, late Gloria Madden, late Nello Palomba and his sur- viving spouse Millie, late Richard Palomba and his late wife Grace and the late Linda James. Also survived by several lov- ing nieces and nephews. Lena was a member of the Craft Club at the Stoneham Senior Center and the A.B.C.D. in the North End. Family and friends are welcome to shared remembrances with the Family on Thursday, December 1 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Baffle Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Funeral from Baffle Family Funeral Home on Friday, December 2at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Leonard Church, (corner of Prince and Hanover St.), North End on Friday, December 2 at 10:45 a.m. celebrating Lena's Eternal Life. Please honor Lena by making donations in memory of her to Winchester Hospital Building Fund, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890. Tour the USS Constitution Museum with the North End Historical Society Saturday, December 3, 12:30 p.m. The USS Constitution Museum is offer- ing a customized tour of their core exhibit about the famous ship built and launched in the North End in October of 1797. North Enders who helped build Constitution, or served aboard her, will be highlighted on the tour. The wooden ship, nicknamed "Old Ironsides" in the War of 1812, is undefeated in battle, and is America's oldest commis- sioned naval vessel. Participants on this tour have the option of visiting the ship itself afterwards. Tickets (and memberships) can be purchased at or via check to the North End Historical Society, P.O. Box 130152, Boston, MA 02113. AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Missing your old book store(s)?? Get ready to shop! The annual holiday book sale at the BPL is happening on Saturday December 3, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the lower level conference room of the McKim Building (Dartmouth Street entrance) in Copley Square. We have a great selection of gift-quality and general merchandise books for all ages and interests. Most hardcovers $2, most paperbacks $I. Also check out our records, tapes, COs, DVDs and audio books. Sponsored by the Citywide Friends of the BPL, "The Book Sale People." All proceeds benefit the Boston Public Library and its 26 branches. We are handicap accessible and weatherproof, rain or shine. For further information call 617 859-2341. PARKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES Workshop and The Boston Parks and Recreation Depart- hibit beginning February 20 in Boston City ment, in partnership with The Boston Arts Commission, is proud to introduce an ex- tension of this summer's successful Pies in the Parks Photography Workshops beginning December 11. In addition to the free pho- tography workshops, participants can par- ticipate in a three-month Scavenger Hunt. The Winter Photography Workshops, open to people of all ages and skill-levels, works toward developing tricks and techniques for taking great photographs in Boston's pictur- esque parks. The photography workshops will be held on Sundays beginning Decem- ber 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The three-month Scavenger Hunt will guide participants to ten one-of-a-kind land- marks in Boston's parks, citywide. Partici- pants will receive clues weekly via email and on the Boston Parks' social media ac- counts. Participants will capture the land- mark the clues have led them to on cam- era and submit their photos for a chance to be selected for a four-week photography ex- Hall. A panel of judges will select their fa- vorite photo from the exhibit and the pho- tographer will win an exciting prize! To participate, please sign up by emailing or call 617- 961-3051. Dates and locations for the Win- ter Photography Workshops are as follows: December 11 Public Garden Bridge, Boston December 18 Jamaica Pond Boathouse, Jamaica Plain January .8 Christopher Columbus Trellis, North End January 22 Back Bay Fens Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay February 5 Millennium Park Canoe Launch, West Roxbury For more information and to receive Scav- enger Hunt clues, visit bostonparksdepartment or follow @boston parksdept on ~itter. ~- "p