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**-*****'**'*'**'MIXED ADC O10 15 PAUL JEFFKO SMALL TOWN PAPERS, INC. ~____! (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 120 - NO. 53 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DECEMBER 30, 2016 $.35 A COPY Boston's Best Weekend of Entertainment Returns for the 4 1 Year Saturday, December 31, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2017 Is it Just Me, or... Back when I was in college, there were all kinds of student groups. Black kids on campus formed the Black Student Union and this student group was quite ................... active on my college campus. Today the term Black has been replaced by People of Color and I found myself again recently on a college campus and noticed an ad- vertisement for the next meeting of The People of Color Student Organization. Does this mean that if white students wanted to organize a group, they would have to call themselves People of No Color Student Group? Of course, if white students wanted to form such a group, wouldn't they be called an Alt Right White Racist group? Just saying, huh? H.L. Meneken's Thoughts on Politicians Summed Up Mencken once compared President Teddy Roosevelt to Kaiser Wilhelm III by saying, ~Both preached inces- santly the duty of the citizen to the state, with soft pedal upon the duty of the state to the citizen. Both praised the habitually gravid wife. Both delighted in the armed pursuit of the lower fauna...Both were intimates of God, and announced His desires with authority. Both believed that all men who stood opposed to them were prompted by the devil and would suffer for it in Hell." (Continued on Page 11} iliiiiillllli i ill ill inl ii First Night First Day, in partnership with the City of Boston, ushers in the new year in spectacular fashion with a joyous celebration of arts, cul- ture, and family-friendly activi- ties on December 31, 2016 and January 1, 2017. Again this year, all events are completely free and open to the public. The two=day celebration starts on December 31"tat noon on Copley Square with an excit- ing array of family entertain- ment, followed by the Calmd Procession at 6:00 pm and family fireworks on the. Bos- ton Common courtesy of the Mugar Foundation at 7:00 pro. The magical evening culminates with the highly-anticipated **Co- pley Countdown," presented by City of Boston Credit Union, a multi-sensory display of live music, dazzling light show, and pyrotechnics in Copley Square.. "First Night in Boston is a long-standing tradition and special celebration that brings together thousands of residents and visitors to ring in the New Year," said Mayor Walsh. 'These festivities help foster the spirit of community, and offer us a moment to reflect upon our progress over the past year, while welcoming more opportu- nities for con.tinued success in the coming year. I look forward to another fun and successful celebration as we look ahead to 20177 Boston Sax Quartet Boston Opera Guy This year, Boston's First Night festivities wiU be broad- cast live in their entirety for the first time in the event's history. New England viewers will have a front row seat to the celebration live from Co- pley Square and the Boston Common. The telecast will be produced by Countdown NBC Boston, NECN, and Telemondo Boston, beginning at 6:00 pm and running through 12:30 am on NECN and Countdown NBC BostOn, with a simulcast of the night also airing on CSN New England. Telemundo Boston will broadcast live from Copley Square beginning at 11:00 pm. The unprecedented 6.5 hours of local coverage, in celebration of NBC Boston's launch on Janu- ary pt, will include live event highlights, interviews with some of Boston's most familiar faces, and conclude with the famous countdown to 2017. The diverse entertainment program will get underway at noon on December 31, 2016, in Copley Square and continue throughout the day and evening Shun Ng (Continued on Page 9} THE POST-GAZETIrE 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