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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Page 7 Melchiorre (Mike) J. CAMMARATA 10 Year Anniversary February 2, 1923 - February 16, 2002 My Eternal Love, Rosalia Daddy, You are Always with Us Love Forever, Rosalie, Danielle Anna and Buddy We Miss You So Much d Ja Cpe00a Wad#it North End Music & Performing Arts Center Winter Music Series presents Italian Opera Concert on February 17, 2012 beginning at 7:00 pm to be held at the Old North Church, located at 193 Salem Street, Boston MA 02113. Event is FREE and open to the public. Suggested donation is 815. Event sponsored by Golden Goose Markets, Italia Unita Organization, Aaron Michelwitz, Susan Antonio and Alfonso Sira. Italian arias and opera scenes from La Boheme, Tosca, Elisir d'Amore, La Cenerentola, Rigoletto, Clemenza di Tito, and Le Nozze di Figaro. Performed by Professional Boston Opera Singers. -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST -- THE ) MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 that F.00ver Purchase a copy of "FLAMES OF FEELING" by Christine i14. Ricci-McNamee M "FLAMES OF FEELING" m is a collection of poems for children   and young adults. Order your copy today on-line at Amazon.corn, Barnes & Noble.corn, on the Kindle and Nook and at Author Christine M. Ricci-McNamee is a resident of East Boston, Massachusetts. "FLAMES OF FEELING" is her first book which is a collection of poems for children and young adults on various themes written when the Author was between the ages of nine and nineteen. Also included are two short stories for children. PINELLI 'S (g FUNCTION FACILITY Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spinellis.eom J Mrs. Murphy... As I See Boston City desserts such as Pignolata Councilor Sal and Chiachiere desserts LaMattina is (fried dough with powdered making a run for Registrer of Probate for Suffolk County. We wish him well and heard that he does not have to give up his current seat as Bos- ton City Councilor unless he wins ... Elite Donut in Day Square greeted their cus- tomers with a colorful ar- rangement of valentine decorations for the month of February which everyone seemed to enjoy. Next on their agenda is a St. Patty's window display. Elite is a small quaint coffee shop where Jane the server is there to please breakfast lov- ers with a special hearty breakfast made with TLC. As always it's a great place to have a quick cup of coffee and muffin before heading to work. A Day of Italian Tradi- tion! Italia Unita will host Carnevale located at Zumix Firehouse at 262 Sumner Street to celebrate their ver- sion of Italian Masquerade on February 19 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event will con- sist of skits, jokes, mas- querade and fun. Party goers can wear masks and cos- tumes. Paper Mache Art will be on display plus much more. Traditional Carnevale sugar) will be part of the cel- ebration. It will be a fun day for everyone. For more infor- mation call 617-561-3201 or log onto ... On March 21, the East Boston Kiwanis Club will be celebrating their 65 th anni- versary at Spinelli's Func- tion Facilities in Day Square. During the celebration Kiwanians will pay a special tribute to Pat Rosa, an out- standing and distinguished leader in East Boston for over 40 years. Pat was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 43 years. Anyone wishing to join in the celebration can con- tact event chairperson Clark Moulaison at ebmainstreets@ Be sure to order tickets early, as they will sell out fast ... Dave Arinella East Boston Courthouse Pro- bation Officer has retired af- ter many years of distin- guished service. We wish Dave well on the next chap- ter of his life. A retirement party will be held in his honor. CASINO CLOSER TO REALITY! First Bristol Corp., a Fall River, Mass based de- veloper has purchased the 6.2 acre parcel of land near Suffolk Downs for $3.75 mil- lion. It's unclear whether /t First Bristol Corp is position- ing itself to offer a hotel and retail that would benefit from traffic to the Casino ... Heard Suffolk Downs Casino is almost a done deal. Suf- folk plans to build a $600 million casino at the old racetrack that includes 400- 600 room hotel, casino, spa, restaurants and shops. In- vestors continue to iron out the details and mitigation plans for the state and cit- ies ... What happened to the Chelsea Bridge that was sup- pose to open last December? Now word is the bridge has been rescheduled to open in April of this yearl On the po- litical scene: Newt Gingrich is getting bitter and attack- ing Mitt Romney with a ven- geance. Newt just doesn't get it. He may be a veteran politician, but is falling short on convincing the voters he can beat the country's wel- fare president. Instead of talking on issues that can win one of them the nomi- nation, the Republican can- didates are bent on going af- ter each other. (HOW STU- PID) If Obama isn't defeated, we are in huge trouble. The next four years will spell disaster to everyone except the many schemers that know how to work the sys- tem ... till next time. Boston Selected for Navy Week 2012 Boston Navy Week, June 29 - July 6, is one of 15 selected cities where America's Navy will "come home" in 2012, giving area residents an opportunity to meet Sailors and learn about the Navy's capabilities and relevance to national security. Boston Navy Week will commemorate the Bicen- tennial of the War of 1812 and The Star Spangled Banner with U.S. Navy ship visits, and special events recognizing America's Navy for keeping the sea free for more than 200 years. The U.S. Navy conducts Navy Weeks across the country to show Americans the return they receive for their substantial investment in America's Navy. During a Navy Week, the Navy con- ducts a variety of outreach events (approx. 75+) in a metropolitan area, sharing the Navy story with as many people as possible. The Navy plans to include the following elements in Boston Navy Week 2012: "Blue Angels," The Navy Flight Demonstration Team * "Leap Frogs," The Navy Parachute Team Visiting U.S. Navy Ships USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned war- ship afloat in the world Navy Band musical per- formances Admirals and other se- nior Navy leaders, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and edu- cation leaders Navy simulator and other interactive displays Visits to area schools Community service pro- jects and events with local sports franchises Visits with local veterans. Blue Angels Friends of the North End Branch Library .,r-a Annual rundraier 7-A Adas/c of /00cad/. 5 Marc/, 8, 2o l 2 /=a/rmont )attcry W/Tag/-lotcl K.5O p.rn.- p:oo p.rn. Join us for a magical evening of cocktails, appetizers and an amazing raffle all in support of your neighborhood library Visit our website to purchase tickets or make a donation online www.friendsnelibrarg.or