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i..,|vlduvd,dd,lvil,llll,ll,,ul, J,i,,lllhhtq,Mh '~' .... ""'* .... MIXED ADC 07009 16 SMALL TOWN PAPERS. INC. PAUL JEFFKO 2fTW COTA ST ~HELTON WA 98584-2263 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS MM mJ (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 119 - NO. 51 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DECEMBER 18, 2015 $.35 A COPY Who Needs a Sleigh ? Santa Arrives by Helicopter for the 45th Annual North End Christmas Parade Once again, Santa Claus ar- rived by helicopter at Puopolo Park on Sunday afternoon to preside over the 45th annual North End Christmas Parade[ Thousands greeted Santa's ar- rival, which was immediately followed by the Christmas Pa- rade through the neighborhood streets. Marching bands, cos- tumed characters, antique cars and fire trucks joined Santa in the procession as the crowd swayed to the festive holiday tunes and snapped a million photos. Despite the unseason- ably warm weather, Christmas was in the air] As usual, the pa- rade was dedicated in memory of James "Jimmy" Pailotta and sponsored by the North End Athletic Association in associa- tion with the Taste of the North End, Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs and the Mayor's Office of Tourism and Special Events. Buon Natale! L-R: John Romano, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representatiive Aaron Michlewitz, Donato Frattaroli, Christine Pallotta, Robert "Ted" Tomasone, Carla Pallotta, Santa, Sammy Curley, Angie Pallotta, Bob DiMarzo, Paul Cucinatti and Brian Huckriede. {Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross P~tography} by Sal ~arratani Trump Has Foot In Mouth Disease Again Too bad that Donald Trump doesn't vet the way he says things with his campaign people. It is pretty dif- ficult to move forward after he says outright that we should ban all Muslim non-citizens from entering the United States. I understand his frustration with the recent Center for Security Policies poll which showed that 25 percent of American Muslims polled online stated they believe that they see little wrong with ji- hadists punishing America for its ills. Or 51 percent of American Muslims who actually support the idea of US Law co-existing with Sharia Law. The numbers are very troubling. Perhaps, what Trump should have stated was support for suspension of all US immigration from all nations around the world until we can figure out how to handle this threat of radical Islamic Jihadism. Any thoughts out there from the readership on this idea? But He's Not Mussolini Or Hitler Either The NY Daily News was brutal on Donald Trump on December 9th with a front page headline and cartoon turning him into a Nazi Stormtrooper. The cartoon showed him holding a large blade and a headless Statue of Liberty with her severed head on the ground. Horrible. K the NY Dally News continues this assault, it could get Trump elected on November 8, 2016. The world has great problems with the Islamic State and with ISIS- inspired sub-contractors in this country. The Islamic State caliphate needs to be destroyed over there by the Muslim states that surround this evil. In this nation and nations around the world, radical Islamic terror- ism must be confronted and destroyed. The president recently pointed out this enemy by name, a first for him. (Continued on Page 2) :~: ..... I II I III II I ............................................. I Iliiii iiiiiilillili .................. (Continued on Page 8) 2015 Holiday Parade With Santa & Friends by Sal Giarratani Once again like clockwork, Santa Claus and his many friends greeted people all over the streets of East Boston from one neighborhood to another. When the parade ended, it found its way to Ruggiero Memorial Home -- not exactly the North Pole and not a venue often on Santa's travel plans. There were so many sponsors of this parade that it would be impossible to name all because I might actually forget one or two. You know who you are and so does Santa, so thank you one and all. I would like to give a special shout out to To- disco Towing for providing the wheels for this rolling rally and parade. Thank you guys, one Santa Claus is joined by Norman Vanlathan/tha of Brighton and World's Perfect Miss Caitlin Weiler of Hollywood, CA via East Boston. Parade Guy Buddy Mangini (center} surrounded by (L-R) Miss Teen Belleza USA and Miss Belleza Latina USA. and all, it couldn't have been done without those beautiful tow trucks. One of the biggest hits of the parade was a flatbed carrying all those great folks from the Meridian House. They all see.gied to have a great time whooping up the crowds as they waved and danced all the way through the parade. I actually joined them up on the truck with two Salvadorean beauty queens. Little did they know when they signed up for a stay at Meridian House, they would end up getting dressed as Santa's friends in this great parade! THE POST-GAZETI'E SATELLITE OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 343 CHELSEA ST., DAY SQUARE, EAST BOSTON This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-8929 for more information