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POST-GAZE'TI ' JANUARY 29, 01:6 PAGE 7 ~_~Boston was spared a nasty snow storm over }i , , ! , the weekend, but we may be hav- ing a Nor'easter soon ... The snow storms have just begun for this season; however, if you drive through Chelsea, the streets are already torn up with big potholes. What's with that city??? ... Dan Rizzo, former mayor of Revere, is seeking State Senator Anthony Petruc- celli's seat. Revere City Coun- cilor-at-Large Jessica Giannino was mulling the idea, but wisely decided not to run. I believe she did the right thing. Despite Giannino always topping the ticket in Revere, she would be losing some Revere votes to Rizzo and City Councilor-at- Large Steve Morabito. Big ques- tion! Does Rizzo stand a chance in Boston cities: North End, West End and Cambridge??? Senate seat candidate Joe Boncore from Winthrop is busy rounding up his team of political supporters to run in the special election. It should be an interesting race! ... East Boston people are complaining there are some undesirable Chelsea residents crossing the bridge and causing trouble in East Boston. Buzz is: residents are worried there may be a gang war in progress! With that be- ing said, it was reported overall crime was down 20 percent in East Boston. However, an- Murphy... As I See It other body was found on Border Street last week with no details released, so what's going on?... Orient Heights projects will be all new. Neighboring areas have been waiting for the change for many years. Townhouses and traditional apartments like that on Maverick Street will replace eyesore brick buildings ... The Maverick projects were built after World War II in East Bos- ton to provide veterans return- ing from war low income rental units. Instead, very few veterans occupied the premises, and eventually the projects built on prime harbor view property be- came worn down and an alleged haven for the drug market. It's expected these new homes will give neighborhoods a boost, and the government will have higher standards as to who occupies them ... Everyone's talking about the Netliex docu- mentary Making a Murderer!, a view into the Steven Avery case which has caused a fire- storm of controversy. Are Avery and his mentally challenged nephew Brian Daasey guilty of killing Teresa Halbach? Or did law enforcement plant enough evidence to convict the two? Recently on the Dr. Phil Show, he interviewed people who believe Avery and Daasey are guilty of murder, but that didn't change the minds of many that say they deserve a new trial. Dr. Phil asked special guest Nancy Grace to voice her opinion. Needless to say, Grace opposed the defense's case of planted evi- dence, and said Avery and his nephew were guilty as charged. Grace is a very dra- matic woman, and maybe this time she's wrong. Do Avery and his nephew Daasey deserve a new trial? There are many people that believe they do! ... Heard tickets are still $30 for "A Taste of Eastie," which makes this night out a real deal ... Here's a slap in the face for Mr. President. After all the money and lifting of sanctions the Obama administration afforded Iran, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told his people in Tehran re- cently ~Be wary of our old en- emy the United States." Thank you very much Mr. Khamenei ... President Obama continues his struggle through the U.S. Supreme Court to save 4 million illegal immigrants from deporta- tion. How about all the home- less in America? Are you fight- ing to provide homes for them? Charity begins at home, Mr. President! ... Some people think Sarah Palin's endorsement will hurt Donald Trump. What do you think??? ... Race shouldn't be a scapegoat to defend Bill Cosby's despicable actions, but it makes one wonder why no one has come out against piggy Bill Clinton's disturb- ing behavior with women! Till next time! 2016 Boston C Virgin Islands Celebrity Rescue Dog Finds Home in Boston Moose, a dog the Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John rescued nearly five years ago, has finally found a home and is Boston-bound to live with the Burke family. This kind and loving Pit Bull mix has become a celebrity with fans around the country determined to help him find a home and end his near 1628-day stint as a resident in the St. John shelter. Moose has seen over 160 dogs enter the ACC and leave to forever homes and has finally found his own home with the Burke Family in Boston. With the help of Last Hope K9 Rescue in Boston, Moose was able to find a home and family that are eagerly awaiting his arrival. "My family and I are beyond excited to be bringing Moose into our home," said Christine Burke. "I have been following his story on Facebook since August but thetiming wasn't quite right then." Their 14-year-old pit mix Tasha had just passed away. "When I saw in December that Moose was coming to Massachusetts, I just knew it wasmeant to be." The Riggi's, who have visited St. John and adopted ACC animals in the past, generously donated the private airfare and car service from St. John to Boston to get Moose to his new home. "My three daughters ask me every day about Moose and his arrival. We are so grateful to the Riggi family for offering to fly Moose home to us. Their generosity and love for animals is amaz- ing," said Burke. Moose's journey has been a long one, including initial abandon- ment, countless hours spent with volunteers, and stress caused by prolonged kennel life. The ACC and its volunteers have worked hard over the years to make Moose more adoptable, taking him on hikes, socializing him, and recently starting obedience train- ing at Paradise Paws in St. Thomas. The combined efforts of staff, volunteers, island visitors and even Facebook fans has made Moose's sad story into a success story. Not only has it been an amazing feat for Moose, but it has been a great accomplishment for the ACC as well. This has been a team effort in that not only has the shelter worked on this, but volunteers, the adopters, his escorts, and Last Hope K9 Rescue," said Ryan Moore, Shelter Manager at the ACC. =He deserves to live a life with a loving family as does every dog, and we are just happy that this is finally happening. It has been a long road for him, but we never gave up." For more information about the Animal Care Center of St. John, please visit http: / / www'stjhnanimalcarecenter'cm/ or email stjacc@islands, vi. Officers and Board of Directors Ceremony & Reception Thursday February 4, 2016 Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman Street, East Boston - 6:00-9:00PM OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED: President Marisa DiPietro, East Boston Social Center; 1St Vice President Thom De Paulo, Meridian Insurance; 2nd Vice President Albert "Buddy" Mangini, G2 Security; 3rd Vice President Jim Kearney, Boston Public Schools; Treasurer Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank; and Secretary Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO BE INSTALLED: Paul Scott, GoingClear Interactive; Alex Rhalimi, Viridian; Margaret Farmer, North Suffolk Mental Health; and Lila Kanj, First Priority Credit Union EXISTING BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Freddie NovieUo, Meridian Market; Marita Palavicini, Vilma's Boutique; Vinny Qualtieri, NOAH; Veronica Robles, VRCC; and Sal Amico, Massport Liaison With much gratitude to Outgoing President Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising; and Outgoing Board member Steven Haley, Hilton Garden Inn Reservations required, call 617-569-5000 or e-mail info@eastbostonchamber.org Purchase tickets at http://chamber2016. eventbrite, com. J Kickoff your Super Powl Sunday 11 I i J with Pufing half-time enjoy ... Party size pizza, eggplant parmesan, ddi platters, buffalo tenders, chicken fingers, 6 foot subs PINELLI'S Ravioli & Pastry Shop 282 Bennington Street, East Boston Rt. 1, South Lynnfield 617-567-1992 781-592-5552 www.spinellis.com Sedurre xo ALL MERCHANDISE! Sale starts THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, at 11 am sharp at 26 Prince Street location Boston's North End Does not include Giving Keys or Lokai