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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 13,2015 Page7 May the Most Qualified Win Cast Your Vote on March 3 rd by Marie Matarese A serious candidate; Chair of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee, Ed Deveau, is more than qualified to be East Boston's next State Representative. Deveau was born and raised in East Boston, and is a veteran in the world of politics, having been involved with charity work, and organizational skills most of his adult life. For 13 years, Deveau worked on behalf of East Boston as an aide and chief of staff to Senator Anthony Petruccelli. While at the State House, Deveau drafted legislation, ran point on the budget process, and represented the commu- nity in countless negotiations with major institutions that impact neighborhoods on a daily basis. He also managed the day-to-day functions of the Committee of Community Development & Small Business and the Committee on Fi- nancial Services. His credentials are impressive and impeccable. Deveau has received an abundance of support from the East Boston community since announcing his candidacy. Many know Ed Deveau from his decades of involvement in the neigh- borhoods. In 2004, Deveau co-founded Eastie Elves, an organization that has provided thousands of underserved youth with toys and food during the holidays. As former chairman of the Constitution Beach Association, he worked with businesses, non-profit organizations and residents to cut red tape and help secure state funding for a new bath- house, playground, and concession stand at the beach. He has been involved with the East Boston Athletic Board and served as vice president on the Board of Directors of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club. Deveau also founded and orga- nizes a popular East Boston Jimmy Fund event that has raised over $30,000 for cancer research in honor of his brother Kenny who died of lymphoma in 1989. Ed, his brother and sister Michelle were raised by their mother Concetta, an Italian immigrant and father Ed, a postal worker. Deveau's grandfather, Ed Deveau, a disabled WWll veteran, was a Boston Firefighter. DNESDAY INCOME TAX PREPARATION Financial Services Professional Tax Consultant Personal & Business Year Round Service M.P. & Co. TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES GRACE PREVITE MAGOON, EA 617-569-0175 146 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA 02128 web site: www.mptaxfin.com * e-mail: mptaxfin@aol.com ESTABLISHED IN 1938 CELEBRA"I ING 76 YEARS IN BUSINESS Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Snow, snow, ton feel that Mayor Marty the Super Bowl in a nail bit- snow and more Walsh has a double stand- ing game against the Seattle snow, and it is ard with his rhetoric; while Seahawks. It was one of the still snowing! South Boston snow was re- best Super Bowl games ever When we finally moved right to the curve dur- played. Patriot fans filled the got snow this winter it came with a fury! So far we've had almost six feet of snow dumped on us, and more expected for Valentine's Day. It all began the end of Janu- ary when the first blizzard of the year arrived dropping over two and a half feet of snow in the Boston area. On February 1 st, and 2 nd yet another foot of snow fell on us, and if that wasn't enough for your nervous system more snow arrived on Thursday, February 5 m and over this past weekend, ending Monday, night Febru- ary 9% The white stuff left people exhausted and weary from shoveling with no end in sight. From the beginning of the snow falls, it took many hours to shovel out their cars as they raced to save their parking spaces putting anything and every- thing out including the kitchen sink, air conditioner units, toilets, tables, chairs, barrels, etc. Then Mayor Marty Walsh made an an- nouncement saying anyone ca.ught shoveling snow onto the streets of Boston would receive a hefty fine. How- ever, residents of East Bos- ing snowstorms, this hasn't been the case in East Bos- ton where snow is piled high along main streets, causing traffic nightmares. Parking in East Boston is especially tough. Bennington Street is a nightmare for cars, buses and trucks trying to pass one another with the huge mounds of snow on either side. Day and Central Squares, both busy business districts have cars buried under the snow, making it difficult for consumers to fmd places to park. East Boston residents are angry with Mayor Marty Walsh and City Hall, citing the snow re- moval was a huge disap- pointment in their section of the city!!! However, Walsh fired back telling residents of Boston, he is the first mayor in the City of Boston history to encounter this amount of snow and icy cold weather in such a short period of time making snow removal that much more difficult!!! To date, Boston has broken the 1978 snow= fall record with six more weeks of winter left! ... Con- gratulations to the New England Patriots on winning streets of Boston last week despite the bitter cold to cheer on their heroes. The super star Patriots are now gone to vacation spots. It made a lot of sense for Tom Brady to hand over the MVP 2015 Chevy Colorado he won to rookie Malcolm Butler. If it weren't for Butler mak- ing that tremendous game winning interception on a Russell Wilson pass meant for Ricardo Lockette at the 1-yard line with a only 20 seconds left in the game, the Patriots would have lost. Heard it will cost Brady some money to give the Chevy to Butler ... Congratulations to Mike Rubin on receiving the Massachusetts Hall of Fame induction award in recogni- tion of his outstanding coach- ing career at East Boston High School. Rubin led the Jets to two state titles and sent several of players on to college and professional bas- ketbaU. One of his past play- ers, Jermaine Wiggins,went on to play for the New En- gland Patriots helping the team win its first Super Bowl! ... For one day forget the snow and have a happy and enjoy- able Valentine's Day! New Exhibit Sheds Light on Shadowed West End Prison Reveals History of keverett Street Jail All but forgotten in the nar- ratives of Boston and the West End, the Leverett Street Jail has an important story that merits examina- tion and remembrance. From February 17 th through April 18 th, a new exhibit in the Members Gallery of The West End Museum -- Walls of Stone: The Leverett Street Jail- reveals a notable and controversial history. The show reception takes place on Saturday, February 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, when attendees can tour the exhibit and enjoy light re- freshments. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. "The Leverett Street Jail was the epicenter of some of the most contentious so- cial and legal issues of the day," said Duane Lucia, West End Museum Board Presi- dent and Curator. "Sadly, its history has been eclipsed by the Charles Street Jail and the loss of Leverett Street to urban renewal." Walls of Stone: The Leverett Street Jail explores the institution's connections to such hotbed issues as capi- tal punishment, slavery and abolitionism, blasphemy, and women's rights. The Jail was infamous for overcrowding and intermingling inmates with no regard for severity of crime. Seven of ten women incarcerated there were in- nocent, arrested purely on the word of others for such offenses as speaking out about politics. Among the institution's most well known inmates are: Dr. John Webster, who was ultimately convicted and hanged for the notorious EXECUTION z J, Yv'. WEBSTER 1 OSl'l'llt4P O m aum DIlL 6& PARI;ttlI&I ! 8ERYICES AT TIlE JJL ! t lllg tT TIII QI]IeW81 m i Boston Herald story of John Webster exucution. 1849 murder of George Parkman William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist leader, suffrag- ist and social reformer who was held temporarily for his own protection against an angry mob Don Pedro Gibert, an early 19 th century pirate who held the distinction of being the last pirate executed in Boston Abner Kneeland, who preached birth control, women's property rights and interracial marriage d was the last person in t!-, U.S. convicted of blasphelit/ The Leverett Street Jail (1822-1851) was replaced by the Charles Street Jail (1851-1990: now The Liberty Hotel), which was later re- placed by the Nashua Street Jail, (1990-present). 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