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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 PAGE 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette@aol.eom Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 120 - No. 7 Friday, February 12, 2016 East Boston Chamber of Commerce 2016 Installation Reception and Ceremony OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. Architectural Illustrator Tom Gastel to Hold Free Art Classes During School Vacation Architectural Illustrator Tom Gastel will be leading a free Map Drawing Class at the BPL in the North End on Wednesday, Febru- ary 17% from 3:30-5:30 pro. Recommended age: 7-10 years old. Gastel will also be leading a free Drawing Class at the store =1630" in the South Market Building at Faneuil Hall Marketplace/ Quincy Market on Saturday, February 20~, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Both children and adults are welcome for this event. Supplies and instruction provided. No RSVP necessary. Both classes are coordinated with the Boston school system's vacation week. Please visit: to see artwork of Boston, including Charlestown and Cambridge. ~!~i~!~!iiii~iil;i~7,~,~I ~!, ?i!!~< ii~il i~ 7:30 p.m. Frid , Febm 121h, 2016 St Stmhen's Cinch. 401 Hanover Slree Boston LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit fetters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma~ Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 135, Boston, MA 02113 Standing, L-R: (Board Members) Lila Kanj, Marita Palavicini, Margaret Farmer, Veronica Robles, Paul Scott, State Rep. Adrian Madaro, Vinny Qualtieri, Alex Rhalimi, Freddie Noviello, Sal Amico, MC Diane Modica and Steve Haley. Seated, L-R: (Board Officers) -- Scott Heigelmann (past president), Jim Kearney (3 vice president), Thorn DePaulo (1"t vice president), Marisa Di Pietro (president), Buddy Mangini (2 vice president), Kim Altschul (treasurer), Joanna Cataldo (secretary), and Sherri Raftery (executive assistant). The East Boston Chamber of Commerce held 2016 President Marisa Di Pietro said in her re- its 2016 Installation reception and ceremony marks: "I am looking forward to being in a posifion on Thursday, February 4a, at the new Hilton as president of the Chamber Board to advocate for Garden Inn in East Boston. our local businesses, and to provide opportuni- In addition to the installation of Officers ties to network to bring businesses together. The and four new Board members, the Chamber Chamber will work to prove ourselves as an all- recognized the five Board members continu- encompassing, member-representative organize. ing on for 2016. The Chamber presented plaques tion; we are committed to developing new pro- to Outgoing President Scott Heigelmann and grams and initiatives, and plan to hold quarterly Outgoing Board Member Steven Haley in recogni- networking events with speakers on topics that are tion and appreciation of their service, of interest to our businesses. East Boston is expe- Master of Ceremonies for the evening was for- riencing an unprecedented economic and physical mer City Councilor and Past President of the East development. The East Boston Chamber of Corn- Boston Chamber Diane Modica. The installation merce Board will be doing everything possible to ceremony was conducted by State Rep. Adrian make sure our East Boston businesses prosper Madaro. and grow during this crucial time in our history." NEAD ADULT BINGO A HUGE SUCCESS North End Against Drugs heldprogram. Nails, Carmen's Restaurant, its annual Adult Bingo Fund-NEAD would like to thank theFour Winds, Amici's Restau- raiser on Sunday, January 31 st. following people and businesses rant, Del Ara Salon, Pagliuca's Over 50 people attended and for their donations, helpingRestaurant, Locale Restaurant, everyone had an awesome time. make this a hugely successful Cafe Vittoria, Taranta Restau- There were great baked goodsevent once again, rant, V. Cirace and Son, Teddy donated by NEAD members State Representative Aaron Boyle, Karen D'Amico. and several of the bingo par- Michlewitz, Boston City Court- A special THANK YOU to the ticipants. The Nazzaro Center cilor Sal LaMattina, former North End seniors for letting us made fresh popcorn and coffee. State Senator Anthony Pe- use their bingo equipment and The event raised over $2,100truccelli, Becca Griffin, Mike Nicholas Verrocchi, who called for NEAD youth and family Giannasoli, Heidi Romanoff, all the bingo numbers for 20 programs. Laurie D'Elia, Anonymous, games. Also thank you to all Former First Lady Angela John Pregmon, Billy Tse's Res- of the players and the NEAD Menino, along with daughter,taurant, Monica's Restaurant, Board members who helped Susan, and several family mere- Boston Barber and ~l'attoo Co., organize the event. bers attended to help this great DePasquale Ventures, Ashasie NEAD Family Events North End Against Drugs will be hosting several family-oriented events over the next seven weeks. We hope that you will be able to attend as many as you can. FAMILY DINNER/FAMILY TALK - The first kids and teenagers only. Please see Laurie Family Dinner/Family Talk of 2016 will be D'Elia at the Nazzaro Center to pay and sign held on Monday, February 29th at 6:00 pm up. Your only held when you pay. at the Nazzaro Center. There will be a wonder- NEAD ANNUAL EASTER PARTY - Saturday, ful Italian family dinner, followed by an edu- March 26t~ from I0:00 am to 12 noon. Take cational talk that is appropriate for all ages. a photo with Peter Rabbit, color Easter eggs, This is a family event, so all children must do an Easter-themed craft, have a balloon be accompanied by an adult family member character made just for you. Children of all and vice versa. Children are encouraged to ages are welcome. Parents must accompany bring their grandparents and siblings along their children at all times. Photos, egg-coloring with their parents to this great event. Spaceis and crafts will be from 10:00 am-ll:00 am limited so please send John Romano an e-mail ONLY. There will be a puppet show at 11:00 or see Laurie D~Elia am. at the Nazzaro Center to sign up. This event Bring your own camera to take a photo with is free and North End/Waterfront residents the Easter Bunny! and Nazzaro Center members are welcome This event is sponsored by Michael Gianna- to attend, soli in memory of his mother Florence. The FAMILY/TEEN BINGO NIGHT - will be held puppet show is sponsored by City Councilor on Friday, March 4th from 6:15-9:00 pm Salvatore l.aMattina. There will also be Easter at the Nazzaro Center. This is open to North candy and goodies for all the children. End/Waterfront residents, Nazzaro Center DISNEY ON ICE TICKETS - February 12th Members and children who attend St. John and 14th, 7:00 pm shows. The Nazzaro and the Eliot Schools. Children ages 7-12 Center has vouchers for up to six tickets per need to attend with an adult family member, voucher. The cost of each ticket is $15 and you Teenagers 13+ are allowed to attend on their must redeem the voucher at the TD Garden own. Pizza, soft drinks and snacks will be Box Office ahead of time. Vouchers are on served. There will be approximately 10 bingo the front desk at the Center. This is not a games with great prizes as well as door prizes NEAD event, but we wanted to share the and a Cover-All Finale game. Bingo is for the information. Volunteers are always needed to help at the NEAD events. Contact JR at if you want to help out or make a contribution.