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POST'GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Page 7 Hong Kong Harbor Celebrates Year of the Dragon The owners of Hong Kong Harbor at 5 Maverick Square would like to invite everyone to join them in celebrating Chinese New Year on Satur- day, February 4 th 2012 at noon. The dragon is a symbol of power. * Therefore in Chinese astrology the dragon person born under this Chinese Zodiac sign tends to be a "doer" -- they do things and achieve power by getting things done. A dragon can breathe out fire so the per- son born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon can be a hot- head. Watch out if you make them angry! However, the dragon has a soft underbelly and so in Chinese astrology the dragon person born in this Chinese Zodiac year has a "soft spot" to them. They may get angry at someone who annoys them but they also show great compassion to people in need. A dragon has a long tongue which is often seen. So in Chinese astrology the dragon person born in this Chinese Zodiac year has a sharp tongue - they will say things that can be quite sar- castic and biting. The person born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon can be quite a confronting person but if you can reach their "soft heart" they are worthwhile allies. 2012 is the Chinese year of the dragon. So what does 2012 hold for a person born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon? Such people such double their efforts in what- ever they do -- work, educa- tion and other projects. Their natural talent and abilities should stand out with great results. However, watch out for that temper! Keep it in check and do not spoil your good work. * ITALIA UNITA TO CELEBRATE FEBRUARY 19, 2012 Whether you call it Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday it will no doubt be a celebration for which Italians call CARNEVALE! This tradition has long been celebrated throughout Italy where the streets come alive with costumes, masks and masquerade balls. Join Italia Unita on Sun- day, February 19, 2012 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Spinelli's Zumix Firehouse, 262 Sum- ner Street, East Boston for our version of "Carnevale"f The event will consist of skits, jokes, masquerade and funI Italia Unita Youth Artistic leader Pascal Gangi will have on display paper mache art, while an ongoing slide show of "Carnevale" around Italy will be high- lighted throughout the day. You may dress up or put on a complimentary mask at the event while Italia Unita's artistic group entertains you. If you feel like putting on your dancing shoes, you can join in on the fun! Bring your sweet tooth be- cause we are serving tradi- tional Carnevale desserts such as Pignolata (a Sicilian specialty) and Chiacchiere literally translates into "chatter," "chit-chat", or "gossip," but in this context it is a strip of sweet pastry dough fried and coated with powdered sugar. So bring your masks or dress up in Carnevale mode for an afternoon of fun and Italian culture. For tickets or further information call 617-561-3201 or e-mail Italiaunita@verizon. net. Time to Cheer Up Charlie by Sal Giarratani Charlie Upton down at the General Hospital for surgery dropped off with Jimmy at barber shop at 1 Thompson after a recent fall. He's still the barber shop at the old Square in Charlestown re- at MGH waiting for a bed in Bank Building and he will cently ended up in Mass. rehab. Get well cards can be forward them on to Charlie. 00ITPl7 r , ,T , KIokoff your Super 00owl Sunday with 00lld v $1 INLLi,! S ! AR 11 1 RAI S Purieg half-time eej0y ... Party size pizza, eggplaet par00esae, ddi platters, buffalo fenders, ohiokee fingers, 6 foot subs T _ It'INELLI'S Ravioli & Pastry Shop If  non- E'ao' I //-"- Rt. 1, South Lynnfield 617-567-1992 781-592-5552 www.spinellis,com, Mrs. Murphy Hello folks, no one can com- .  plain about the month of Janu- )t :  ,   ary. Now onto February and Valentine's Day. It's a good sign for Eastie that rents have gone up nearly 14 percent. If people are willing to pay the hike, it means that Eastie has something to offer ... A true Eastie activist has passed away recently. Nick Moscaritolo who owned and operated the landmark Barney's Grill on Havre Street for nearly 70 years passed on after a brief ill- ness. He will be missed by many friends and family ... Congrats to Clark Moulaison and the East Boston Main Street Board of Directors for another outstanding "Taste of Eastie." Hundreds were in attendance at the 16 TM an- nual event with lots of new faces! Restaurants that par- ticipated got the best expo- sure by providing samples of their products to potential customers ... Let's talk about the junk mail that we all re- ceive every day. Why aren't environmentalists complain- ing about it? Tons and tons of junk mail paper is picked up every day by trash collec- tors that are costing cities and towns a huge amount of money. Besides the junk mail, we get nuisance solic- iting phone calls on a daily basis. Can't someone in charge put an end to this unwanted means of adver- tisement? I stay away from companies that pollute my mailbox and tie up my phone with advertisement ... Is there any newspaper in this country that tells it as it is? There is never any negative reporting on Obama, or what he's up to (which is next to nothing). If we want to know what's going on in this coun- try you have to get an over- seas newspaper! ... Presi- dent Obama's mother-in-law is having the time of her life traveling with her daughter, and her family, compliments of the taxpayer! Why don't the ultra liberal media report this? We pay millions in tax dollars for their elaborate vacations. The country's debt is mounting by the minute, but that doesn't seem to bother Pres-ident Obama ... Unions are great for Union workers that col- lect big pay checks for doing ... As I See It nothing. Unfortunately those costs are passed onto you, the consumer! Unions are also instrumental in hurting small businesses expand! ... Does Massachu- setts want another Kennedy in office? Joe "Free Oil" Kennedy seems to think so; he's prompting his son Joe Kennedy III to run for Barney Frank's seat in Con- gress, the liberal 4 a district. It's expected Joe "Free Oil" Kennedy will be pouring a lot of that free oil money into his son's campaign. By the way there is no such thing as "FREE OIL." Joe has made mega billions on the taxpay- ers by selling the oil he pur- chases from his friend Hugo Chavez to our government. His alliance with Hugo Chavez, who by the way doesn't like America but likes Joe, has earned Joe the rights to purchase oil from Chavez very cheap and turn it into huge profits when he sells it to the United States. Only in America ... It was no sur- prise when it was announced that former Mayor of Revere Tom Ambrosino was named Executive Director of Mass. Supreme Court, taking his position immediately. Ambro- sino a friend of Governor Deval Patrick and Barack Obama was destined for a high position. With that be- ing said, Ambrosino is more than qualified having gradu- ated Harvard Law School. I believe he will do better in his new position in the Supreme Court than he did as Mayor of Revere ... It was a shock that Newt Gingrich won South Carolina! Evi- dently he won the forgive- ness of the Evangelicals. His campaign strategies are out of control and dangerously sour. If he can't capture the nomination for president, he wants to hand it back to so- cialist Barak Obama. It ap- pears Conservative Newt is jealous that Moderate Con- servative Mitt may become the front runner for the Re- publican Party. Newt has no trouble talking about all the jobs taken away by Romney, but he fails to name the number of businesses Rom- ney saved, and the jobs he created. 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