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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

You can love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him



For a small man, John DiMascio certainly has a big mouth.

With his rat-a-tat gift for gab, the 5-foot-tall DiMascio has seemingly come from nowhere over the last two years to become one of the town's most colorful political figures.

DiMascio dispatches taxis at night -- and liberals during the day.

"It began to dawn on me what had happened in the community over the past 15, 20 years. We'd been getting along great, this wonderful, eclectic community, always welcoming everybody. And then a bunch of people move in and tell us there's something wrong with us," DiMascio said.

Read more about DiMascio in tomorrow's Globe West.

-- Christina Pazzanese

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