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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 29, 2010 Page7 East Boston Chamber of Commerce (Continued from Page 1) Left to Right: Representative Carlo Basile conducts the Oath of Office to Officers Albert "Buddy" Mangini, Diane Modica, Joseph Zirpolo, Kim Altschul and Joanna Cataldo. Left to Right: Representative Carlo Basile conducts the Oath of Office to Directors Marisa DiPietro, Robert Indresano and Christopher Pachios. Left to Right: Representative Carlo Basile, Angelo Vigliotta Jr., Dan Ryan of Congressman Michael Capuano's office and Janet Knott of City Councilor's Sal LaMattina's office. (Photos by Lisa Cappuccio) Newly elected President Neffo Cappuccio and East Boston Chamber of Com- merce Executive Director John Dudley. East Boston Historical Society Launched Efforts by the Umana ~.~ Middle School Academy to establish East )~I Boston's first historical )~.~ ,] society are moving into ~"~'~/ high gear with local M4, ~/ residents donating and loaning artifacts and me- mentoes to Cultural Exchange Center at 80 Border Street, where teachers and stu- dents will hold a historical society launch event on January 28% The student efforts, part of a community history project spearheaded by the proposed Boston Museum (www.bostonmuseum.org), has also attracted the attention of cultural and historical organizations in the city. The Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Pub- lic Library has donated a copy of an origi- nal landscape plan for Wood Island Park and a 1777 map of Boston Harbor, which includes the original five islands that became East Boston. The National Park Service and JFK Presidential Library and Museum donated photographs of Joseph P. Kennedy, who was born on Meridian Street in East Boston. In their classrooms, students are putting the finishing touches on projects that re- call Eastie's maritime past and proud his- tory of immigration. The Piers Park Sail- ing Center has worked with students to build ship model hulls. Students are also creat- ing "identity boxes" that display their cul- tural origins and serve as reminders of their own connection to East Boston's history. Although Massachusetts boasts the oldest historical societies in the nation, the stu- dents are approaching history with a decid- edly contemporary flair. 64 graders at the Umana have created a video game based on their study of the Battle of Chelsea Creek, the first naval battle of the Ameri- can Revolution. The game, a collabQrative effort between Umana students and volun- teer game designers in Charlestown, will be on display this week at the Cultural Ex- change Center and also available as a free download via iTunes beginning in February. The community is welcome to visit the historical society's first exhibit, which is free, during the following hours at 80 Bor- der Street: Thursday, January 28, 4-6 PM (official launch event), Friday, January 29, 1-4 PM and Saturday, January 30, 1-4 PM. For more information, please visit www. umanaebhs, blogspot.com 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 postgazette@aol.com to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light- hearted! Thanks. How could I forget to mention to say "thank you" to George Mendoza, owner of Vinoteca Di Monica Restaurant in the North End for a delightful dinner he hosted for the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council members a few weeks before Christmas. The council members sug- gested they get together for the holiday and enjoy a quiet dinner among themselves and take a break from their routine of monthly meetings and just relax among friends. I have to say George, the antipasto was excellent, the pasta was wonderful and the fish dish with the veggies that I had was to die for. The plating of each dish reminded me of the Food Network. During my breaks writing, I enjoy watching the Food Network! The dishes were artfully pre- pared and the customers simply rave about the food. The dessert and coffee hit the spot but the wine was great, dinner without wine is never complete. You out did yourself George it was a holiday gathering from you to the council members (NEWNC) a wonderful event to be had by all. Personally George I thank you for the dinner and I thank the members of the board for a wonderful job they are do- ing to represent the resi- dents of the North End and the Waterfront residents. Sometimes decisions are difficult but in the end we know we did the best for all concerned. You're a wonder- ful group and a pleasure to sit beside all of you on the board. That's all for now ... Life is eating and enjoying food and staying hea[thy INCOME TAX PREPARATION Financial Services Professional Tax Consultant Personal & Business Year Round Service M.P. & Co. 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