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POST-GAZEY'f'E; ,.1ANUARY 14, 2011- to Perform at Kowloon's Due to his increasing popularity and several suggestions from readers (and after much negotiating on our part with his huge salary demands), our friend Freeway has consented to try to answer readers' questions concerning him or any of our little four-legged friends. You can email your questions to to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions, light-hearted! Thanks. As usual my human corn- affected, you may see the melt. The ASPCA recom- panion is always looking out clinical signs for a couple of mends massaging petro- for my safety and she wor- days, but if the areas are leum jelly into your pet's feet ties about my pooch friends severely affected, the tissue pads before going outside also, so here is a little ad- starts to die, it changes toand toweling off the feet and i: vice to help you during the blue-black color and your pet applying moisturizer once cold weather, will get severe infections, everyone's back inside. Winter is actually a pretty You may see limping or pain 5. Antifreeze. Do not leave good time for animals, and licking at that area. antifreeze unattended or They're out less, which Symptoms include weak- allow it to spill onto the means less injuries and less ness, shivering and lack of garage floor or in the street. Pat Benti Johnny Pizzi illness. But there are still mental alertness. If you see your pet drinking serious incidents of cold 3. Leaving pets alone out- any amount of antifreeze getOn Thursday February 10 2011 at the Kowloon weather related health prob- side in the car or in the ga- him or her to a vet. Restaurant join East Boston:s owll Pat Benti celebrating lems in pets that can and rage. Leaving pets by them- 6. Bodies of water. If your 30 years of the Sha-Boom band v~ith friends, Tony Baglio should be avoided, selves even in a vehicle is dog is a swimmer keep him and comedian Johnny Pizzi. For tickets call 781-233-0077. i. Space heaters, as with strongly not recommended, on a leash around open any electronic appliance, Especially if they're not used water or unstable ice, cau- take care where you placeto cold temperatures. If pets tion. Hypothermia can set in Ho;.hts,,n these in your home. You do need to be left alone in quickly and the dog may be Orient ranch 16H want to prevent your pet cooler temperatures, short unable to get out of the water, a - L from chewing cords. And periods of time is acceptable. 7. Going off without a Gets ease on Life either make sure your cat Longer than 20 minutes is leash in the snow. Canines isn't tempted or able to jump when it gets to be risky. The often lose their scent in the on the heater, your cat or dog ASPCA reminds us that out- cold weather and can be- can't brush up against it or door cats like to sleep under come lost. Dogs also can that the temperature doesn't cars so take caution before panic in the snow stormsand get too hot. Coming into con- starting your engine. The run away. The decreased day tact with the heater could ASPCA also advises against light does not help either. cause serious burns, leaving outdoor cats outside More dogs are reported lost 2. Temperatures below 45 all winter long, as doing so during the winter than any degrees. Frostbite is rare, increases their risk of freez- other season, so always keep but you want to watch out for ing, theft, injury and death, dogs on leash when outside too much exposure to cold. 4. Salty sidewalks and a fully fenced yard and make We start to get concerned driveways. It's not toxic but sure yours always wears below 45 degrees when a pet salt on the ground irritate proper identification. your pet's paws. Particularly sensitive animals ~might limp after exposure. Dress feet in booties or con- is in the cold'for extended periods of trine. Below freez- ing we have to be even more aware. Your pet's feet• ears. nose and tail are likely to be sider buying pet-safe ice That's all for now! Remem- ber to pick up after your petI!! Quote: "Experience teaches only the teachable." No High School Diploma? No GED? AT THE E. BOSTON ADULT ED. Left to Right Domznic AveUani, William Pena and Antonia Alen. Since 1990. the ATB Voca- tional School Entrance Ex- ams administered at the East Boston Adult Ed. Center (Community Ed. Center) have helped over 1,000 stu- dents enter vocational • schools. These. mostly American-born students• have had to overcome enor- mous personal obstacles. Many young women became pregnant• dropped out of school• were on welfare and faced a very bleak future• While many young men dropped out of school• be- came drug addicts, ex-pris- oners, and they also faced a life of desperation. Many older men and women who wanted a better career but had no high school diploma: unable to pass the five GED exams were also very des- perate to improve them- selves by attending a voca- tional school. Fortunately these youths and adults learned about the ATB Voca- tional School Entrance Ex- ams administered at the Community Ed. Center and upon reviewing their En- glish and Math, many took and passed the ATB exams and began to attend voca- tional schools (hairdressing, barber, woodwork, electrical, welding, motorcycle me- chanic and more) through- out Massachusetts, Okla- homa, Florida and more. Many of these individuals who were pregnant, unem- ployed, drug addicts, on wel- fare, etc., are today proud owners of beauty salons. bankers, professional weld- ers, carpenters and more. The Community Ed. Center (E. Boston Adult Ed. Center) is pleased to have assisted over 1,100 individuals in improving their lives, ca- reers and neighborhoods. Any youth or adult interested in any of the above voca- tional schools or training is encouraged to call Director Dominic Avellani (617) 567- 7873 or come in person to the Community Ed. Center at 119 London'St.. E. Boston. MA 02128 (near Sumner Tunnel). Who knows, maybe you will be a success story in the future also! • Get Big Results For more information, call 617-227-8929. Statement of BPL President Amy Ryan Thanks to the support of the legislature and the Gover- nor and the leadership of Mayor Menino. supplemental funding from the state will allow the Boston Public Library to continue to keep all branches o.pen for the remainder of the fiscal year. This means that the four branches sched- uled to close at the end of March -- Faneuil. Lower Mills. Orient Heights• and Washington Village -- are now fully funded through June 2011. Boston Public Library Trustees will formally take action on the supplemental funding at their next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Janu- ary 18 at the recently reopened Brighton Branch library. Work continues on the development of a sustainable bud- get for the coming fiscal year. w.e acknowledge that our FY12 budget remains flncertain, but we are grateful for the ongoing partnership of our many users, friends• commu- nity members, and elected leaderS. 4 7 ..{ I W FUNCTION FA CILITY Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you. your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken. Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana ItalianSausages. Onions and Potatoes Above price does nor include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spineUis.eoln M ] 1 t I