FROM OUR PRINTED AUGUST 2022 EDITION
by Virginia Gardner
On July 10, 2022 the Boston Broadside, “The People’s Paper,” celebrated along with 300 best friends, family and supporters the 100th edition of the paper. The event was held at the American Legion Post 440 in Newton, Mass. The event marked the 100th printed edition of the Boston Broadside, founded in 2014 by Lonnie Brennan.
The electricity in the room mounted as master of ceremonies Virginia “Ginny” Gardner opened the event with a welcome. Excitement was in the air.
You could hear a pin drop when Kevin McNamara sang the National Anthem. Nick Pasquarosa led the guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. Virginia Gardner gave the invocation which was followed by dinner.
Speakers included Dr. Dominic Amara, Ted Tripp, Margot Einstein, Geoff Diehl and keynote speaker Jeff Kuhner. Margot, a member of the Honor Roll Publisher’s Club, was honored with a cake for her 99th birthday and offered a toast of congratulations to the Boston Broadside. Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 440, Paul Pasquarosa, was recognized for being named Commander of the Year and was awarded a ceremonial gavel in appreciation by SON Members. A special guest at this event was “Rocky Kuhner.” Rocky could not wait for cake to be served, so he helped himself to the first “lick.”
The event committee included Chairman Virginia Gardner (aka curlers), Beth D’Amato (aka lists/sales/check in gal), Ora Mountain (aka caffeine), Sande Young (aka artist assistant), George Gardner (aka security), Nick Pasquarosa (aka Captain America), Lonnie Brennan (aka Our Fearless Leader), and Diane Brennan (aka second in command).
For those who could not attend, the committee promises to do it again next year. Congratulations, cheers and salute to the Boston Broadside, THE PEOPLE’S PAPER. Here’s to continued success. ♦
Margot Einstein (center) raises glass of champane to toast all who support the Boston Broadside. Republican Gov. Candidate Geoff Diehl (L), WRKO Talk Host and Author Jeff Kuhner (right), MassGOP Chair Jim Lyons (far right)
One of several cakes!
Ora Mountain and Sande Young kept the kitchen hopping, while they were decked out in newsprint leggings.
1st Essex Rep. Candidate Samson Racioppi, Sec. of State Candidate Rayla Campbell, MassGOP Chair Jim Lyons
In a somber moment, Maureen Maloney relates the dangers of illegal aliens driving (her son was killed by an illegal alien driver.)