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POST-GAZE'I-rE, DECEMBER 30, 2016 PAGE 11 News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) I can only begin to imagine how (deleted) Roosevelt must have been when he read those words. However, much of what Mencken stated still remains true to this day, doesn't it? Did You Have a Merry Socialist Christmas? I Hope Notl Right now with Christmas still on our minds, we keep hearing the good news about the annual Marines Toys for Tots program, which once again gave toys to millions of needy kids this year. However, down in Venezuela, the government has started a new tradition called Toys from Kids by sending out the National Guard to seize millions of toys before they can reach shoppers. Rather than accept- ing the blame for inflation run- ning at 470 percent, the presi- dent pretends the largest toy distributor is simply charging too much. The government says it will offer the toys at a much better price in poor areas. How- ever, most parents are worded they'll never see any toys uritil sometime after Christmas in a land that already has shortages of meat, produce, medicine, etc. Where is the rule of law? What rule of law? As Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with socialism is that eventu- ally it runs out of other people's money." And now toys. Sheriff Fined for Not Hiring Non-Citizens According to a recent Denver Post story, the US Department of Justice has fined the Denver Sheriff's Office $10,000 for not hiring non-U.S, citizens. The sheriff's office has a requirement that before hiring deputies, they must show proof of their American citizenship. The D.O.J. additionally has man- dated that the sheriff's office must train its staff on anti- discrimination laws and review all prior" applicants for em- ployment to consider them for future employment. Talk about nonsense; this makes me glad that Donald Trump is president-elect. Let's Make America Work Right Again. Endquote "Congrats to Vladimir Putin on his Electoral College Win. Hopefully, I won't be forced to drink vodka." -- Rocco PeUone, Manhattan NY Post letter, December 21 #~I~.' (,, "- Thank God it Finally Happened The Boston Red Sox finally traded Clay Buchholz. For many fans, it was about time. He just never fit in here as a starter, and never quite mea- sured up to expectations. It was torture watching him on the mound during his bad starts, which seemed much too often. He had talent, but he was al- ways on the D.L., too. His stats here were 81-61, with a 3.96 ERA. The Phillies have picked by SaI Giarratani up his $13.5 MILLION contract, and in return we get a no-name Minor League prospect named Josh Tobias. This past season, Buchholz went 8-10 with an (OUCH) 4.78 ERA. I wish him well in Philadel- phia, but glad he has finally departed Boston. Stadiums No Place For Guns Several years ago, when I was down in Austin, TX, I read a letter to the editor in the local Four Points News weekly paper from some guy who thought the answer to the lone shooter at a stadium was to arm all 55,000 in the stands. What a great idea, NOT, I wrote in my own rebut- tal letter. Some politicians will do or say anything for publicity. Three state reps in Washington State are pushing a bill that would force arenas and stadiums to allow armed fans at games as long as they had concealed carry permits. The chair of the Washington House Judiciary Committee Laurie Jinkins, in reaction to that proposal, stated, ~W'hat I have been trying to do is foster bipartisan support for common sense solutions to gun violence. This seems to be the antithesis for that." No need for a gunfight at the OK Corral during a football game, is there? Cubs Deal Complete for Koji Uehara The $6-million deal for the services of Koji Uehara is a done deal for 2017. He will be the Chicago Cubs' set-up guy next season. This past year, he went 2-3 with a 3.45 ERA as mostly a set-up guy, but he did earn 7 saves when closer Craig Kimbrel was out of action. Good deal for the Cubs. Miami Gets Taz, too It appears that Junichi Taza- wa will be pitching for the Miami Marlins in 2017. He has agreed to a $12-million, two-year deal. Taz had been with the Sox since his 2009 rookie year. He has a career ERA of 3.58, but this past year his ERA zoomed up to 4.17. Stirpe Nostra (Continued from ous to everyone; no applicant for aid went away empty-handed and his popularity became unbounded. Caesar obtained the governor- ship of a conquered po'rtion of Gaul together with control of four legions. He became highly skilled in arms and horseman- ship, and he possessed incred- ible powers of endurance. When on the march, he was always at the head of his army, both on horseback or on foot, in sunshine or in rain. He traveled great distances with incredible speed, planned his battle strat- egy well in advance, and struck when and where least expected. When victory was uncertain, he often sent away all of his horses in order to remove any temptation for retreat and to impress upon his troops the necessity for holding their ground. He referred to his men as LEGAL NOTICE Page 2) comrades and not as soldiers, valued them solely for their gallantry, and never attempted to curb them except in the pres- ence of the enemy. He took no notice of conspiracies that were detected, other than to make it known that he was aware of them. He kept a watchful eye for deserters or mutineers and punished them most severely. During the next several years he continued with the conquest of Gaul in a series of campaigns which showed his skill with a variety of tactics as well as his energy of movement, which are said to be unsurpassed in the annals of warfare. After a great victory, he usu- ally turned his men loose on the town, boasting that they could fight well even when reeking of perfumes. I'm told that they never went after the women, just the perfumes. NEXT ISSUE: Imperator Julius Caesar Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P2785EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR ORDER OF COMPLETE SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Estate of JOSEPH P. FARACl Date of Death: Apdl 29, 2915 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Jane C. Sewell of Medford, MA requesting that an Order of Complete Settlement of the estate issue in- cluding to approve an accounting, compel or approve a distribution, adjudicate a final settle- ment and other such relief as may be request- ed in the Petition. You have the rigM to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a rigM to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on January 9, 2017. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed- ing..If you fail to file a timely written appear- ance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: December 2, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 12/30/16 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16D4427DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING FLOR D. ARGUEDAS PARIONA aka FLOR D. ARGUEDAS VS. RUBEN PEREZ SAAVEDRA To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Flor D. Arguedas Pariona, Flor D. Arguedas, 21 Cummings Park, Suite 274, Woburn, MA 01801 your answer, if any, on or before January 24, 2017. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudica- tion of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. W'dness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: December 13, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 12/30/16 The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings ATTENTION: GRACIE Good to meet you the other day at the Post-Gazette office. I hope you enjoy reading that great book about the North End by the legendary Freddie Langone. Glad to know you love reading the Post-Gazette ever since you discovered it. Have yourself a great New Year's Day, too. BACKLASH IN VOTE According to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the victory of Donald Trump was in part due to a reaction against Presi- dent Obama, the nation's first African-American president. He said, "I would have hoped that as a country we have gone beyond that, but I'm afraid that is not the case." I find the mayor's conclusion LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 258 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P5459EA Estate of MICHAEL RICHARD ALBANO Also Known As MICHAEL R. ALBANO Date of Death August 21, 2016 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above c.aptioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Diane A. Alberto of Wayland, MA. Diane A. Albano of Wayland, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Repre- sentative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 12/30/16 by Sal Giarratani to be nothing more than the latest fake news out there. How about you? THIS WAS A GREAT IDEA, HUH? Back on December 12, 1945, the Boston Elevated Railway (today's MBTA) took out an advertisement in the Boston Globe urging riders to take the subway either before 5:00 pm or after 6:00 pm to alleviate over- crowding, However, the ad also wanted folks to know that run- ning more trains during rush hour was not the answer since it would "only result in slowing down the service." I guess too many trains would only slow things down more. I can only guess few riders back then bought that stuff on the advertisement, and even fewer would buy it today. More does not equal less, except in the public sector. A BOSTON BOOZE TAX Is there no end to City Coun- cil schemes to raise taxes? The latest being proposed by Bill Linehan and Frank Baker is a 2 percent booze tax on sales of alcohol in the City of Boston. Of course, it's all for a good cause they say. More public monies to fight drug addiction in our city. However, wouldn't any new booze tax hurt local establish- ments? Won't Bostonians in East Boston just drive over to Revere, folks from West Rox- bury to Dedham, folks from Dorchester to Quincy, and folks from Charlestown to Somerville to buy cheaper-priced alcohol items? Not like any of these folks have a long ride to lower- costing booze, huh? Big boom for those merchants near Boston, but not so good news for Boston merchants, right? Another unintended conse- quence that will be discovered by our esteemed city councilors. Good news here at least. The Boston City Council on December 14th voted down this booze tax by a 1-3 vote. Common sense won the day. That new tax would have hurt Boston merchants. The cause, getting more monies to fight the opiate ep- idemic, was good, but the method of funding wasn't. Come up with a better idea that doesn't chase customers out of the city. THEY DECIDED TO SUPPORT MORE PLASTIC OUT THERE The Boston City Council under the leadership of Dis- trict 6 Councilor Matt O'Malley was trying to get a plastic bag ban going in Boston, but ap- parently it was too radical for Mayor Walsh, who expressed concern for all the poor people out there who would have their shopping hampered. WHAT? Yes, the opposition to the bag ban idea was to save the poor people. Save them what? Who is too poor to bring their own bag to the supermarket? AI across the country, bag bans are going on. Are people starving in the streets due to an effort to dc something about plastic bag: everywhere? I was down iz Austin when their bag ban wen: into effect. Four years later, all is well. Everyone, includ- ing the down-and-out, is carrying their own bags to shopping outings. No problem here. NICK NIKITAS, R.I.P. I