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SMALL TOWN PAPERS, iNC. PAUL JEFFKO 217W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF MASSACHUSETTS LJ ~._--._I (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 118 - NO. 52 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DECEMBER 26, 2014 $.35 A COPY David Trurnbull John Chrlatoforo Bennett MOlinari Sat GiarTs~nl LiSa c.,,.co,o Richard ~fuOeo Molinarl Girarff Plante Daniel Di Censo Alessandra Ssmbiase by Sal Giarratani Another Hawaiian Get-away for Prez and Family It bothers me a bit when I hear all these moonbats talking about income inequality and then dead silence from them when our presi- dent packs up and takes his family to Hawaii for Christmas, oops I mean winter vacation. Sev- enteen days in the sun and all paid for by you and me to the tune of $16 million. What a deal, less than a million per day. Meanwhile, I am staying home. Or maybe I'll take a day trip to either the North End or Charlestown. Oh, and that root canal I need, the president needs his trip more than I need good teeth. I wonder how he would feel if he actually had to work for a living just once in his life. I don't even expect a postcard from him, how "bout you"? I can't wait for January 20, 2017. People Magazine Interviews Barack and Moochail Recently, People Magazine interviewed Presi- dent Obama and First Lady Michelle and the subject turned to the stain of racism and how it has impacted their lives to this day. Michelle remembers once in Target, another (Continued on Page 14) I Celebrate First Night Boston 2015 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston announce First Night Boston 2015's full programming and schedule for afternoon and evening activities on December 31, 2014 form 1:00 pm to mid- night at The Hynes Conven- tion Center, Copley Square, Boston Common and other venues. First Night Boston features a Grand Procession Parade that sweeps down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculp- tures that dot the city's land- scape, and a dazzling fire- works display to welcome in the New Year. Nearly one million people gather in downtown Boston for a celebration thai: show- cases over 1,000 artists in 200 performances and events at over two-dozen in- door and outdoor venues. "First Night is one of Boston's signature events," says Mayor Walsh, "in the same company as the Bos- ton Marathon and Indepen- dence Day celebrations." Founded in 1976, by a group of artists and commu- nity activist, it's the oldest and largest New Year's arts festival in the world. Over the years, it has been repli- cated by over 250 cities and towns. (Highlights on Pages 8 & 9) Within Our Hearts a Yearning by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari On Saturday, December 20th, the Saint Leonard Cho- ral Society accompanied by the North End Chamber Orchestra presented an evening of spiritual and popular Christmas music entitled "Within Our Hearts a Yearning." The concert was the eleventh in a series of Annual Christmas concerts a lovely event much antici- pated by parishioners and friends of Saint Leonard Parish. As in the past, the concert was held in the magnificent setting of Sacred Heart upper church. The concert began promptly at 6:00 pm with -greetings and opening re- marks by Laurie Warnock, President of the Choral Soci- ety who graciously welcomed concert attendees. She then introduced Dr. Dan Drzymal- ski, Music Director who so ably has arranged and con- ducted these concerts over the years. Father Claude Scrima, Parochial Vicar of Saint Leonard Parish then offered a blessing for the parish and all in attendance. (Continued on Page 13) ), THE POST-GAZETTE 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 II.'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