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f .: . I ST THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MAuSETTS ETTR ,.mL db, LJ (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 116 - NO. 51 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DECEMBER 21, 2012 $.30 A COPY Sat Gial'ratani Richard Molinari Vita Sinopoli 411y Oi News Briefs by Sal Giarratani GOP Needs to Woo Latinos to Win If the Republican Party is to succeed as the party of prosperity, hope and liberty, it really does need to attract voters in the nation's fasting growing demographic group that went overwhelmingly for President Obama back on Election Day. This group could represent the re-birth of the Grand Old Party and turn it into the Grand New Party. Latinos are by culture more conservative on so- cial issues that affect family life especially dur- ing difficult economic times. Republicans need to find inroads into these culturally Latino groups. There is no Latino vote. One size doesn't fit all and the same for the message. Republicans need to be attracting Latino candidates from various Latin backgrounds. All Latinos aren't the same. Mexican-Americans, for example, are not the same as Puerto Ricans. Republicans need to find a message that brings the diverse Latino base toward Republicans and away from Democrats. Our U.S. immigration policy must first start by securing our borders as quickly as we can. Too many members of Spanish decent view Republi- cans in a negative light and until a new light is designed putting a positive spin on the GOP mes- sage, Democrats win by default. Conservatives need not change their core values but re-pack- age the message for folks who in recent elections (Continued on Page 14) Another Successful North End Christmas Parade by Cyn Donnelly Where else but in the North End would City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Wally the Green Monster, Dora the Explorer, Frosty the Snowman, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Santa Claus all show up for a parade? Last Sunday, the 42 nd annual North End Christmas Parade was held and was, as usual, a tremendous success. Hundreds showed up at puopolo Park to see the Man in Red land, not in his sleigh but in a heli- copterl Those who braved the cold were then treated to a wonderful parade that included Santa and all his friends as well as the Bos- ton Fireman's Band, Saint Alfio's Band and the Aleppo Fire Brigade. The North End Athletic Association in association with The Nazzaro Center, North End Against Drugs and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events organized the entire event. This year the parade was dedicated to the late Jimmy Pallotta and many of his friends and family were there to honor his memory, with his family serv- ing as marshals of the parade. Thank you to everyone who made Santa's visit and the parade such a memorable success[ (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) (Additional Photos on Page 3)