President’s Message

APRIL 2014


Hello everyone, it is great to be back. I missed the snow and cold weather while in the hospital and rehab center. I thank everyone for their calls, cards and visits. It was great just knowing your concern. Thank you to the National 10-13 for the gift card. There are not enough words that can express my thanks to the HV Board members who ran the show while I was recuperating, especially Immediate Past President Bill Leach, VP Bart Foley, Bill Kearney, Carl DeNonno, and Past President Rich Molloy.

This year will be the 25th anniversary of the National 10-13 Association. They are a hardworking group meeting with politicians both in Albany and in NYC to protect our rights. They also need our support. Their Mega Raffle is one way and it is doing well. You still have a chance to get in. More important is their August convention at Honors Haven Resort (see enclosed reservation form). The HV 10-13 is their largest member group and we had a good showing last year. We need a great showing this year. It is a fun weekend for you and your family. You will meet a lot of old friends. Sign up.

The Alliance of Public Retirees recently met in Albany, and will meet again on April 8th. Rich Molloy will provide the particulars at our next general membership meeting April 10th. One of our important annual events is Lobby Day, this year it will be held on Wednesday May 21st. It is a day where we meet and greet our representatives. You only have to volunteer your time. The trip costs you nothing. Bus transportation, food and beverages are provided by the National and the Alliance. Let's make an impressive showing! We will have a sign-up sheet at the April meeting at the Kearsing Edwards post. You can also call us if you are unable to attend. We would like to have an attendee count by early May.

It is that time of year that we again discuss Medicare Part B Reimbursement. This applies to those of you who have it as your primary health provider. Each year in August the city sends out a Medicare Part B premium reimbursement check. This check will cover the monies paid by and you and/or your spouse for Medicare Part B premium, during 2013. If you are not receiving same and think you should be or are about to become eligible see inside newsletter. See calendar inside for other HV 10-13 important upcoming dates and events.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover.


Lou Massaro

Member Kevin Moroney retired Det. 48 Pct. is recuperating
from foot surgery. If anyone would like to visit him, or send a card, the information for the nursing home is:

Telephone: 845-623-394 or 845-623-1467

Kevin Moroney Room 121
Northern Manor Geriatric Center
199 N Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY 10954 

Special Article - WEAPON OF CHOICE

Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map
The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job.

(Article originally posted on WND: http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/bang-editor-fired-after-publishing-gun-owner-map/)

According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News.

The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go.

It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the headline “Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?”

The Times said police reports showed McBride had called the Clarkstown Police Department to notify them of a flood of angry phone calls and letters the newspaper received after it published the map.

The Rockland editor said she felt threatened by the complaints, but local police didn’t believe there was a credible threat. McBride and other executives then decided to hire armed guards to protect their property, the Times reported, “causing an uproar due to the perceived hypocrisy of the avowed anti-gun editors hiring gun-toting men.”
The layoffs were announced by the newspaper’s CEO, Janet Hasson.

The fallout from the decision to publish the names and addresses of gun-permit holders continued for weeks.

Two months ago, the White Plains-based newspaper admitted that the information it published was badly outdated. The paper acknowledged many people had a dot on their house, indicating there was a gun permit at that address, even though they didn’t own a gun.

The responses to the publication included the publication of a map showing “Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?” The Times said a Clarkstown police report confirmed that armed security guards were hired for the Journal News.
The Times also reported that shortly after the publication of the map, authorities said burglars entered the home of one of the gun owners identified by the newspaper, and a gun safe that was on the premises was damaged in a robbery attempt.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/bang-editor-fired-after-publishing-gun-owner-map/

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