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)i'i POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 18, 2011 Page7 Mrs. Murphy ... As I See It Happy St. Patrick's eries? Did the liberal loon- ........ to all our Irish .... I ' friends• Pubs and restaurants will turn red into green• Corned beef and cabbage is the dish of the day, a chance for everyone to enjoy the Irish staple• We wish everyone a fun filled holiday• Heard Kelley's Pub on Bennington Street serves a great corned beef and cabbage dinner! ... Director and CEO of Massport, Tom Kinton, is stepping down. What people and the press don't touch on is that Tom has been with Massport for over 30 years with a good record, after working his way up the ranks to become Massport's Director and CEO. As we are all aware, Kinton was not a government ap- pointee, however, it should be interesting to learn who Governor Patrick chooses to replace Kinton with and at what figure salary. Kinton's position came with 30 years of aviation experience un- like other governor appoin- tees who had little or no knowledge of the impact Massport has on communi- ties surrounding the airport! Other Massport news, our condolences to the family of Tom Butler, Government and Community Affairs Director of Massport, who passed away recently• Butler will be remembered and missed by the East Boston community for not only being a good guy, but his efforts in helping East Bos- ton ... Where will it end with rising gas prices? Now it's Libya, next it will be another Arab nation. What happened to domestic oil and its refin- ies put a stop to off shore drilling??? The consumers always suffer for govern- ment incompetency! Why can't the United States break away from these crazies???? Expect another influx of Liby- ans coming our way ... What did Egypt solve with their recent revolt? The military took over and according to reports things are worse for the Egyptian .people. Many of whom profess to be in favor of terrm:ists groups, while chanting they want a democracy!IT ... Congratu- lations to Albert "Buddy" Mangini for his nomination as Kiwanian of the Year 2010-2011J Buddy became a member of the Kiwanis Club of East Boston in 1994. He served as President for three consecutive years and re- ceived distinguished dedals for his efforts• A banquet honoring Buddy will be held Friday, April 8, at Spinelli's Banquet Facility. Tickets are available by calling George Gambale at 617-569-0991• Buddy has also been one of East Boston's most devoted community activist for the past 50 years ... Our sympa- thy and support goes out to Japan, its people, and all our Japanese American friends who have family there• Our thoughts and prayers are with youY ... Joe "free oil" Kennedy is appealing on national TV to the president "not to cut back funds for free oil." Joe "bleeding heart" Kennedy wants his profits kept intact. Remember it's the taxpayer paying for the free oil, not Joe Kennedy!!! ... Till n#xt time t. to benefit the Zakim Center at Dana-Farber On Wednesday, April 27, hit the lanes, have a ball and help raise funds for the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Inte- grative Therapies at Dana-Farber. Lace up your bowling shoes and strike the right note with an evening full of music, dancing, and fabulous food at Lucky Strike Lanes in Boston. WCVB's Kelley Tuthill will serve as emcee. Complementary therapies will be featured. The Zakim Center offers inte- grative treatments and services, such as massage, acupunc- ture, reiki and nutrition, to cancer patients. Lucky Strike Lanes, 145 Ipswich Street, Boston. For more infnrmation call 617-203-2064 or visit P00LLIJS _/IFUNCTION FACILITY Specializing in the art of celebration Wedding, Anniversary, Quinceafiera, Reunion; Birthday, Social and Corporate Events. Convenient location and valet parking makes Spinelli's East Boston the perfect location. We are dedicated to the highest level of service and professionalism to ensure the success of your special occasion. ...... ;!" .......... 280 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA Please Call 617-567-4499 CHERYL FIANDACA Featured at EB Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. EBCC Board Members from left to right: Buddy Mangini, Sal Amico, Kim Altshcul, Guest Speaker Cheryl Fiandaca, Pat Todisco, HI, Neffo Cappuccio and Scott Warren. On Tuesday March 15, 2011, WCVB freelance reporter Cheryl Fiandaca was the featured guest speaker at the Speaker's Bureau breakfast held at Spinelli's. Fiandaca descyibed her start in media and her upbringing in East Boston. She spoke about her experience during 9/11 as one of the first reporters on site to report the horrific details of that tragic day. Students from East Boston High School were also on hand to listen to Cheryl's talk on pursuing a career in journalism. Cheryl Fiandaca speaks at the EBCC Speaker's Bureau Breakfast. (Photos by Rosar/o Scabin, Ross Photography) ANTHONY SAMMARCO Talks on History of East Boston by Sal Giarratani The Eagle Hill Neighbor- hood Association presented its first in a series of talks on the history of East Boston before a packed crowd at East Boston High School-on Wednesday, March 2. The first presentation was made by author Anthony Sammarco who has written a number of Boston neigh- borhood history books. His slide show and talk was well received by the audience who asked numerous ques- tions at the end of his talk. He announced plans for a "Then and Now" book on East Boston and many in the audience were glad to hear this news. As Sammarco stated, every neighborhood in Felix G. Arroyo. Boston has its own unique Successive waves of immi- history. No two neighbor- gration to what was origi- hoods are alike. East Boston nally called Noddles Island is rich in history for many highlight the commonality of reasons, including its ship- today's newest immigrant building history and for being arrivals with past groups one of the first plari, such as the Irish and Ital- communities in America. ian who came here to start The neighborhood is rich ar- a new life in a new country. chitecturally and ruminants As they say, the more things of its past are still standing. The ethnic diversity of the neighborhood was also LU,(00IA shown as a fluid history. ms -. m. ,,:€.' m.'loi'.[a L $ I I RISTORANTE & BAR q In Your Gold [ , I " Traditional J I " Italian Cuisine I I Donato Frattaroli 345 Broadway, vere • 781-286-CASH , 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 I Honest & Trusted for 33 Years!! I " L$ m'ld[lXlIll|tJ'''mlll"2 IH'_ SJ 617.367.2353 -- Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily -- C Results Private dining rooms for (any occasion ru can 'i. -CASH- In Your Gold Pictured, left to right: President of Eagle Hill Neighbor- hood Association Debra Cave, Author Anthony Sammarco, Tina St. Gelais of Eagle Hill Neighborhood Association and Stuart Rosenberg, Chief of Staff for City Councilor (Photo by Sal Giarratani) change, the more they stay the same. Folks left this first in a series of talks sponsored by Eagle Hill Neighborhood Asso- ciation with more knowl- edge than they entered the meeting with a far bet- ter understanding of the uniqueness of East Boston.