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,i,.,INdlllNvhl,n,ll,".N,,,ll.,J,,ll,hl,ll,d,dq ............. MIXED ADC 07099 SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. PAUL JEFFKO 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTSI 18 mJ (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 50 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DECEMBER 12, 2014 $.35 A COPY Mayor Walsh's First Trolley Tour in the North End by Matt Conti (Photo by Matt Conti) In his first neighborhood trolley tour, Mayor Walsh con- tinued the tradition with a stop in the North End on Friday night, November 5th. Kids of all ages came out to see Santa and the lighting of the Prado tree on the Paul Revere Mall Eliot School kids were out with banners and welcoming signs while NEMPAC carolers were on hand with festive songs. Joining the Mayor were local elected officials, City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. by Sal Giarratani So What, We Already Know He's an Airhead Well, this week, Jonathan Gruber testified before a congressional committee on his recent aired comments about how the Affordable Health Care Act was presented to the American people. He did apologize several times at the hearing regarding his comments about all the stupid people out there he and others were trying to fool. Of course over on MSNBC, Rev. A1 Sharpton was pooh-poohing the whole Gruber thing by saying regardless of his words, Obamacare is really working for Americans. Denial is not a river in Egypt, but it is the playbook for MSNBC and all those moonbats out there drinking their Kool- Aid in their Dixie cups For the record, Obamacare is working out fine for all those getting it for nothing in things like expanded Medicaid. They're even getting free dental care too. Good country America, if you are one of the takers. Bottom line, though, what good was tearing Gruber apart if Obamacare survives all this lack of transparency? (Continued on Page 13) JOSEPH"DOM" ....... i;'OCHIARO The Man and the Coach June 21, 1938 - December 8, 2014 An Irreplaceable Part of the Community m Forever Lost "Honey I'm Home!" That's the greeting we would hear whenever Dom entered the Post-Gazette office, which was almost every day. With a mischievous smile on his face, Dom would brighten up what was at times a stressful room. Dom was the North End. A community is more than brick and mortar, more than buildings and parks, it strives through figures that become the glue of what the community is. Dom was this for the North End. He was affectionately-known by generations of North End children simply as "Coach Dom" due to his affinity of Red Sox great Dom DiMaggio. Anyone who played organized baseball through the North End Athletic Association (N.E.A.A.) experienced Dom's loving guidance. Sal Giarratani, Post-Gazette columnist said of Dom, "He understood that no one should just reside in a neighborhood; they should live in it and for it." Sal .fondly remembered assisting Coach Dom with his Saturday morning T-ball clinic in the summer of 2009. "Helping Dominic with all those little ones who were beginning their baseball careers -- hitting a small ball off a tee, I realized it takes a lot of patience and that was one thing Dominic had in spades." He dedicated himself to not only teaching baseball but most importantly life. He loved his and believed in creating foundations with a bat and ball, and that this foundation would carry children through life in whatever was laid before them. It looks and sounds so simple, but it wasn't at all and he knew that quite well. Dom always deflected praise from himself, evidenced when at the N.E.A.A. Tee-Ball Christmas party,'he presented Sal With a plaque for his help on Saturday. "1 felt that my role was minor and that he deserved the biggest plaque out there for all his work over the generations." For all his contributions, the field at Langone Park on Commercial Street was renamed in his honor. He served as N.E.A.A. president, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree 513 and Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA! B :;ton Lodge 208. As Dom liked to say, "Al"/ays remember God, Family and Cour ry" and he personified this as a devoted member of the St. Mark Society, while also having served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. Husband of Marie (Habebe) Campochiaro and loving father to Dominic and Christopher of Boston, Massachusetts. Brother of Annmarie Amoroso of Saugus, Massachusetts. Also survived by his granddaughter, Brianna and his nieces, Danielle and Lisa. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their final respects to Dom at Sacred Heart Church, 12 North Square in Boston's North End. Visiting hours Thursday, December 11,2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral mass on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:45 am. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts. Right now, Domenic is at peace in heaven, probably organizing a baseball clinic. He has earned his heavenly reward and he has earned our love. He will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, our special friend. See you in Butte, Montana/ THE POST-GAZEI"llE 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 2:00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 61 7-227-8929 for more information