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f', . " • • . , o" • • ,,,. .:.:.: .,,. .. ..,.. .. • . ' . . . . . o*•', ." . . POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 22, 2010 ill'.° Page 7 Mrs. Murphy... As I See It As usual, "A king came to Boston to cop a is why we need term limits. Taste of Eastie", plea for Martha. Kennedy is No politician should hold held at the Bos- gone but is still trying to rule power for a long period of ton Logan Air- from the grave through his time because it gets too port Hotel was a relatives• I'm referring to comfortable for them and huge success. The food ex- travaganza was a sold out affair. Eastie boasts many fine restaurants with a great selection of ethnic estab- lishments. Many of them participated in a "Taste of Eastie". Chefs served up scrumptious samples of en- trees to delight every palate, not to mention the array of exquisite desserts offered• Participants were more than satisfied with the pre- sentations ... Revere resi- dents are rocking and roll- ing over their high tax bills. The unpopular Mayor Tom Ambrosino allegedly is not running for mayor again. Ambrosino built several new schools in Revere with tax- payer money but fell short of improving the education in Revere's public school sys- tem. As a Harvard graduate Ambrosino has proven to be a dud. Too bad the residents learned the hard way about the man they voted into of- fice. Well, better luck with the next mayor• Hope the people of Revere do their homework before voting next time! ... The same old boys club came out in full force to endorse Martha Coakley. Obama promised change, but falls short on that promise• The drama Vicky Reggie Kennedy wife of the late Teddy, and his bil- lionaire nephew Joe "free oil" Kennedy who went on national T.V. begging for votes for Marthal However, voters have gotten smart in Massachusetts, and want to put Teddy, and his gang to rest. Scott Brown enjoyed his much deserved victory and hopefully will put Mas- sachusetts back on track. People are sick of the same old, same old rhetoric that drools from the mouths of democrats[ We have a long way to go getting rid of the rest, but it will happen[ ... The incumbent Mayor Tho- mas M. Menino took the oath of office for the fifth time as Mayor of Boston making him the longest serving mayor in the history of Boston. He's done a good job for the most part, but I believe it was time for him to leave and leave gracefully. Instead his love of power predominated his judgment and he ran again. As a result his admin- istration will have to face the embarrassment of an in- cident at City Hall that rocked the socks off every- one. Mayor Menino's other- wise unblemished political career could have gone down in history books! That their administration• Demo- crats' Billy Bulger, 'and we all know what he was capable of; and the ultra liberal Ted Kennedy who 'controlled Massachusetts with an iron fist'; over extended their time in office, and we can now add Tom Menino to the lisfl No need to wonder why Massachusetts is not only the laughing stock of other states, but also one of the most corruptI Democrats oath: Keep creating new social programs and keep all the lazies dependent on the government, and we're destined to be in controll[I ... This year doesn't seem to be starting off too welll Obama may be heading the country into an even bigger war in Afghanistan. Ameri- cans appear too complacent to care. America's ship is sinking, we've fallen behind China, and losing face all over the world .... Al Gore has made billions on his bogus "Global Warming Scheme" yet both these men are Nobel Prize honorees and the people remain silent. Only in America ... On a final note ... Our hearts and prayers are with the Tauro family who lost their beloved son Steven recently ... Till next time! Finalmente la Befana/ by Prof. Rosemary Grasso On January 6 th 2010, Befana finally came to visit the students of the Eliot Schooll In the heart of the Italian neighborhood, the Eliot is one of the few schools that has been offering Italian classes. In the recent years, the Eliot grew and enrolled students from pre- K to 8 th grade. After 13 years of ef- forts to strength and reinforce the Italian language, classes are finally taught to stu- dents from 3 to 14 years old. An accomplish- ment that was possible thanks to the hard work of the Principal Traci Griffith and the Italian Consulate of Boston in collaboration with C.A.S.IT, the non-profit organization for the promotion of "La bella lingua" in the schools of New England That is why Befana decided to reward this great achievement by coming all the way to America. Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve. She is usually portrayed riding a broomstick through the air wearing a black shawl. She is often smiling and carries a bag filled with candies and chocolate for the good kids, and another bad filled with onions, garlic and coal for the bad ones. As a matter of fact, during the week of Epiphany children try to be more ,, :., - i.i patient and obedient than usual. On Epiphany Eve Italian kids are very excited, and when they wake up the following mom- ing they hurry to discover what Befana left in their stockings. This January the same kind of excitement was experienced at the Eliot. During Italian class, students had learned about Befana. And on January 5  the youngest grades hang their stockings• The next morning the students rushed to school to see if Befana had really came to America. Not only Befana had visited the school, but she had left only candies and chocolate. The surprises were not overl While the 1st grade was sharing opinions about Befana, the old lady actually walked into the room throwing sweets and greeting the students• The 1st graders were astonished! But a few minutes later the young students decided to sing in Italian for Befana, and to walk her through the school• Befana, who remarkably looked like the Board Chairman of C.A.S.IT. M. Gioconda Motta, kept throwing goodies till she magically disappeared. Old dear Befana finally managed to fly to Boston. We hope to see her again next year. 2010 East Boston Telephone Directory PUBLISHED From left to right: Proprietors/Publishers Michela Cappuceio and Neffo Cappuccio. Cappuccio Enterprises is proud to announce the publica- tion of the 20[0 East Boston Telephone Directory. The directory was officially presented at the annual Taste of Eastie on January 12 th. 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