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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 2, 2012 David J. Saliba Attorney at Law LEGAL Interest If you have been convicted of operating under the influence of Alcohol more than 20 years ago may that offence be added to your two current convictions so you lose your license for eight years? EDWARD AUGER v. REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES Opinion No. : 114951, Docket Number: CV2010-01729 SUPERIOR COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS, AT WORCESTER March 4, 2011, Decided * March 8, 2011, Filed The plaintiff, Edward Au- ger, seeks judicial review of a decision by the Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Li- ability Policies and Bonds ("the Board"), which upheld a decision by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles ("the Registrar") that revoked the plaintiffs license to operate a motor vehicle in Massa- chusetts for eight years. A review of the complaint, the motion papers, and the administrative record re- veals the following facts. On September 11, 1984, the plaintiff was convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor (OUI'). On November 30, 1988, he received a second OUI con- viction. ON May 3, 2012, he received a third OUI convic- tion. On May 4, 2010, the Registrar notified the plain- tiff that, effective May 3, 2010, his license was re- voked and suspended for a period of eight years. The plaintiff appealed this deci- sion to the Board, which granted him a hearing on July 9, 2010. The Court Said: In the present case, the plaintiff did not have a single prior conviction of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor more than ten years before receiving his most recent conviction. Instead, he had two OUI convictions, first on September 11, 1984 and then on November 30, 1988, before receiving hi s third OUI conviction on May 3, 2010. Accordingly, the Board did not err when it affirmed the Registrar's de- cision to suspend the plaintiff's license for eight years, effective May 3, 2010. The plaintiff's motion will therefore be denied. For the foregoing reasons, it is hereby ORDERED that the plaintiff Edward Auger's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings be and is DENIED, and that the deci- sion by Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Poli- cies and Bonds be and is AFFIRMED. Don't drink and drive. Why take a chance? If you are stopped and the police smell alcohol, you are in trouble. Enjoying the Mild Winter by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari was a record, we had the dubious pleasure of digging out our car four times, toward the end of winter the piles of snow surrounding the car, mounded up from previous snowfalls, grew to be over six feet high giving the impression we were parking in an igloo, it is hard to be- lieve that this yar we haven't had to dig, chop, or scrape snow off our car once. Taking advantage of the mild weather, we have been able to maintain a spring schedule of exercise, almost without interruption, right through the winter. We try to walk between three to five miles at least three times a week, using as one of our destination points i great little bakery in China- town where upon arrival we reward ourselves with a cup of coffee and green tea cake, which we are now able to It has been a mild winter; by comparison to the terrible winter we experienced last year, one could say that we are this year experiencing a veritable tropical vacation. Now it might not be as good as that, but the truth is, as of this writing, we have been spared the rigors of winter, frigid weather, piles of snow, endless gray skies, treacher- ous ice, and feel lucky to be at this point in March with- out a true blast from the North. Living in the North End all of our lives, and parking our car in an open lot, we have become accustomed and even hardened to the fact that come winter our car will be buried at least once in snow and we will be out in the freezing cold digging it out and in some cases chopping it out of a cocoon of ice that has encased it. Last year REMINDER ... order in Mandarin Chinese. This past autumn, we fig- ured we would not be able to regularly make the walk because of the anticipated cold weather, which is pre- cisely what happened the year before in which we might have made it down to Chinatown three or four times during the winter. Be- cause of the mild weather our schedule has remained the same and we have been able to visit with our Chinese friends uninterrupted. As with so many who live in the city, not wanting to deny ourselves the pleasure of tending to plants and flow- ers, we developed over the years six distinct window- sill gardens made up of plants chosen for their ability to thrive indoors with only a moderate amount of sunlight. Normally, come winter, the plants do well to "hold their own" given the shortened days and radiant cold they're exposed to, this year all the plants thrived with some of them unexpectedly blooming in the dead of winter, it was almost as if winter had never happened. It is obvious from what we are describing that it has not been a normal winter, in fact, it has been among the mildest winters we can re- call, whether or not this is cause for concern, is uncer- tain, what is certain is that this winter has been a blessed relief, and we will most likely pay for our good fortune next year but for the present it will be pleasant walks to Chinatown along the Greenway, tending six win- dowsill gardens that are thriving when they should be merely "hanging on" and blessed freedom from the back pain and near frost bite that is our reward from dig- ging our car out of an icy tomb, now that we are in March, it seems safe to say, enjoy the rest of this mild winter. The Great Savio Reunion: "Calling All Spartans" The Great Savio Reunion for all St. Dominie Savio High School and Savio Preparatory High School alumni will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston (former Savio Gym Hall), 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Alumni, former teaehers, administrators and coaches of both schools are welcome to attend and renew acquaintan- ces, recapture memories and rebuild relationships. Cheek out the event on our Facebook page located at www.facebook.com and search The Great Savio Reunion, March 10, 2012." A tour of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston will provide an up close and personal experience that will feature many improvements at the club. Alumni will be amazed at the transformation of the gym building (Savio Hall) now housing the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston that includes a Fitness Center, Teen Center, Dance Studio, Computer Lab, Learning Center, Arts & Crafts Room, Pre-Teen Room and several other facility updates. Please contact Stephen Fielding '72 at sfielding@salesianclub.com or call 617-567-0863 for more information or to provide alumni email addresses, home addresses or telephone numbers. Would You Like to Sing With Us? Ti Piacerebbe Cantare Con Noi? Coro Dante to Begin Rehearsals Our first rehearsal will be Monday, March 12, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hamp- shire Street, Cambridge {Kendall Square), MA. You need not speak Italian or have extensive musical experience. Ability to sing in tune is highly desired. Ability to read music is not required but preferable. A weekly commitment of an hour and half for rehearsing would give you a chance to meet with friends, make new ones and perhaps expand your musical and linguistic skills! Anyone interested in singing with the all-Italian- repertoire Coro should contaet Kellie Gutman at kellieogutman@gmail, com. NEAA BASEBALL Registration Now Underway Registration for North End Athletic Association Baseball Programs has begun. We offer baseball for boys and girls ages 4 to 19. Four year olds play clinic on Saturday morn- ing with Coach Dom. T-Ball is scheduled for five year olds on Sunday mornings. We have a 6 to 8 year old minor league program and a 9 to 12 year old Major League program. Please note that we will be doing something additional this year for 8 and 9 year olds to help them be ready for Major Leagues. Information forthcoming once sign ups are complete at the end of March. All games for these ages will be played in Langone Park on Dom Campochiaro Field on Commercial Street next to the Skating Rink. Children 13 to 19 play in our Dodgers traveling program and play in Puopolo Park next to the pool. To register, go online to neaabaseball.org. Contact John Romano at jromano45@gmail.com if you have any questions. DIVORCE * CRIMINAL * 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. CIANO GENERAL PRACTICE OF LA W WILLS * ESTATE PLANNING TRUSTS PERSONAL INJURY WORKERS COMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141 NORTH END WATERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETING Monday, March 12, 2012 7:00 PM Nazzaro Center All residents are invited.