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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Page 7 Mrs. Murphy... As I See It THE BIG NEWS the interview you can catch Auto Workers Union (UAW) OF THE WEEK! it on Face Book or YouTube lost their clout in several Revere resi- Revere ... There is a states that manufacture dents over- Boston city ordinance that if automobiles when auto whelmingly voted for a casino at Suffolk Downs. The YES vote over ran the NO vote in every ward in the city. Well over 7,000 votes were cast in favor of a casino. It was announced at the end of May the Gaming Commis- sion will decide whether the elaborate project can go for- ward. Most residents are excited and looking forward to the amenities and jobs a casino will bring to their city. Despite the unanimous WIN, anti-casino hecklers and clergy vow to continue their fight against the project. Moreover, the clergy whose purpose in life is to preach the faith hasn't any business in politicsl ... Heard Mohegan Sun Casino plans include "No entrance and exits leading into or leaving the casino will be on the East Boston side" ... It's not over yet? Saturday is the first of March and we continue to be in a deep freeze. When the thaw comes we can appreci- ate it that much more! ... Is Post-Gazette's popular writer becoming a celebrity? Sal Giarratani was the invited guest on the Morris Morris cable network TV show on Channel 8's Revere Veter- ans and Community Show. Sal was asked to talk about is writing career, and his 27 years as a police officer. If you're a fan of Giarratani's' and interested in watching you don't clear your sidewalk of snow three hours after a snow storm you will be fined $200.00. Hope the city en- forces this ordinance to those who are capable of shoveling and don't. There are far too many sidewalks neglected after a storm. However, the flip side is, there are senior citizens that cannot shovel in front of their property and are de- pendent on finding someone to shovel. Maybe the city should sort these seniors out and help them by send- ing city workers or some of the prison population to shovel .... Trash is becoming a serious problem in East Boston especially in the win- ter. Cigarette butts and scratch tickets contribute to be a huge litter problem. Chris Marchi, Environmen- tal Director and his crew of East Boston Youth Workers that focus on environmental issues are doing a study on where this much trash is coming from. The group went through 1,098 pieces of litter in Jeffries Point, Ori- ent Heights and Eagle Hill and found that 73 percent of the-litter was thrown litter like cigarette packs, soda cans and scratch tickets. The group is now attempting to fix the trash and litter problems in East Boston ... Is the day of the powerful unions coming to an end? It looks that way. The United workers voted against them. Maybe back in the twentieth century unions were needed, but in the twenty-first cen- tury unions drive the cost of goods up and support dead- beat workers. American auto companies could no longer compete against for- eign manufacturers having to pay high hourly rates to their employees. The Demo- cratic Party depends on union money to get elected. In many instances if you're not endorsed by unions that support the teachers, firefighters and police, a per- son running for election doesn't stand a chance ... The 14-year-old that allegedy killed his 9-year-old brother was five foot ten inches tall and weighed approximately 180 Ibs. He should be tried as an adult. Newspaper re- ports the juvenile delinquent has been harassing his fam- ily for years and has threat- ened to kill his mother in the past. No sympathy for him ... Let's give affordable housing a break! Economi- cally speaking East Boston and Revere can no longer afford to carry people that do not work, have drug prob- lems and display a total dis- regard for the property they live in ... It's gotten so bad, people denied welfare find a way to get on disability. Dis- ability is the new welfare of the twenty-first century ... Till next time! NETWORK EAST BOSTON The East Boston Chamber of Commerce will be presenting Network East Boston on Thursday evening March 13 a from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Ecco Restaurant located at 107 Porter Street, East Boston. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar along with networking. R.S.V.P. to Complimentary admission with business card. Hearing to be Held March 3 rd to Address Trash Issues With trash collection con- tracts having been put out to bid in January, the City is looking for ways to improve its trash collection services; especially in the downtown neighborhoods. Councilor LaMattina, through the Committee on City, Neigh- borhood Services and Vet- eran Affairs, has sponsored a hearing that will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chamber, Boston City Hall, 5 th Floor, to address these issues. One suggestion that has been proposed is to al- low placement of trash on pickup between 6:00 am- 9:00 am only, with collection beginning at 9:00 am. Cur- rently, trash is allowed to be placed starting at 5:00 pm the night before and there have been an increase of problems particularly with rodents and debris and litter spread along the sidewalks. All are welcome to attend. Learn to PLAY GOLF for FREE at Your Boston Centers for Youth & Families' (BCYF} is pleased to bring back the popular "In- door Golf Clinics" and invites Bostonians age 7 and older to learn how to play golf so you're ready to hit the links once spring arrives! The Indoor Golf Clinics will be taught by highly qualified golf instructors. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. Each ses- sion is one hour long and the sessions are once a week for six weeks. The first hour is youth instruction and the second hour is adult instruc- tion. Select which day of the week and location works best for you from the list below and call the center directly to register. Class Local BCYF Community size is limited to 25 and res- ervations are first come, first served. Mondays beginning March 3: BCYF Curtis Hall Commu- nity Center 6:00-8:00 pm at 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-635-5195 Tuesdays starting March 4th: BCYF Nazzaro Community Center 5:00-7:00 pm at 30 North Bennett Street, North End, 617-635-5166 BCYF Leahy-Holloran Com- munity Center 6:00-8:00 pm at I Worrell Street, Dorchester, 617-635-5150 Wednesdays starting Mmrch 5 th* , BCYF 7Anan Com- munity Center 6:00-8:00 pm at 650 East Fourth Street, South Boston. 617-635-5110 BCYF Cleveland Commurlty Center! Center 5:00-7:00 pm at 11 Charles Street, Dorchester, 617-635-5142 Thursdays starting March 6th: BCYF Charlestown Com- munity Center 7:00-9:00 pm at 255 Medford Street, Charlestown, 617-635-5169 BCYF Hyde Park Community Center 6:00-8:00 pm at 1179 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, 617-635-5178 Saturdays starting March 8th: BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park 12:00-2:00 pm at 55 Malcolm X Boule- vard, Roxbury MA 02120. 617-635-5206 For any general questions about the clinics, please call Mike Devlin at BCYF at 617'6D5-5206 6t) - F0577/ 00ranl 00uscanera 1st 00lnni00ersary _/[arch 4, 2013 -Tarch 4, 2014 It has been one year since you have been gone The heartache and pain still lingers on Not a day goes by that we don't think of you And your loving smile when God took you He took the best but now you are at rest. ,,QlYC, 3?our ogoring Wife l, Children, GrandchiMren and Great-Grandchildren J EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS TO HOST SBA TRAINING On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, East Boston Main Streets will host a Spanish language training by the Small Busi- ness Administration (SBA) at the Small Business Incuba- tor at 154 Maverick St. from 6:00-8:00 pm -- refreshments will be provided. Are you interested in starting your own business? Do you wonder what it may take to get into business for yourself? Are you currently a small business owner and thinking about expanding or changing? Whether you are new to the world of small business or whether you have been at it for a while, come meet the folks from the Small Business Administration and hear about the numerous resources available to help you achieve your goals. From assessment tools that will help you think through your next steps to a better understanding of loans and other access to capital, come and learn about the programs, trainings, and supports available to you. For more information call the East Boston Main Streets office at 617-561-1044. East Boston Main Streets is a public/private partnership initiative of Boston Main Streets, which was established by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The program has been operating in East Boston since 1995 to create a vibrant business district by initiating private and public improve- ments, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and do busi- ness in East Boston. East Boston Gateway, Inc. is a Non- Profit Organization Recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 78 I. 729.0515 Private I:unchon 00ooms any Occasion D.tkda, Etc. Donald Fcaltaroli donato @ luciaboston.corn J Don t Advertise? Nothing! For information on advertising in the .............. Post-OazetteT:'calt 617227-8929;