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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 28, 2014 Page 7 f In ing Memory -'N 00ta00l. (JV'apoleone)Z_ucente June 19, 1928 - March 28, 2011 3"ajlnniersary The next place that I go will be peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet untroubled mind. I won't remember getting there. Somehow I'll just arrive: But I'llknow I belong there and will feel much more alive than I have.ever felt before. I will be absolutely free of things that I held onto that were holding onto me. I will travel empty-handed. There is not a single thing I have collected in my life that I would ever want to bring except ... the love of those who loved me, and the warmth of those who cared and the happiness and memories and the magic that we shared. Sour fging ,Family EAST BOSTON SOCIAL CENTEBS Night of Pizza & Comedy You are invited to attend the East Boston Social Centers' Annual Spring Event -- a Night of Pizza and Comedy at Prince Pizza, Route One South, on Thurs- day, April i0, 2014 at 6:30 pm. It will be a fun night filled with lots of laughs, pizza and good friends! Tickets include unlimited cheese pizza and soda and a comedy show featuring three great stand-up comedians (we never know how many might stop by). There will also be a raffle with a chance to win' some great prizes and gift certificates from our generous supporters -- local and not-so-local businesses, Board members, staff and individuals. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Social Centers' programs that serve more than 3,000 children, families and se- nior citizens each year. The Social Centers have been a part of the East Boston community since 1918 and currently provides fully- licknsed and accredited childcare for children ages two months through fourteen years, free after-school pro- gramming for at-risk teens, summer programming, nu- tritional, social and rec- reational programming for the elderly and, community space for numerous advo- cacy, self-help and commu- nity groups. Your participation and/or raffle donations are a very important part of our fundraising efforts. A dona- tion of tickets, merchandise or gift certificates to be used in our raffle give away would be greatly appreci- ated. Our fundraiser and raffle will help raise much- needed funds that will allow us to continue our work. The projected atten- dance is for over 150 people. Your company's name will appear as a donor on the event program, raffle prize list, and follow-up publicity. For more information, call Marisa at (617) 650-3442 (eell), 617-569-3221 ext. 19 (office). East Boston Neighborhood Health Center's Red Sox Rally Day The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center held a Red Sox Rally Day on Tuesday, March 18 th. Picture is Revere resldent Brineylis Lopez, who along with other participants enjoyed taking photos with the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy, courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Thank you God, consisting of 65 units of liv- hood watches after a rash of April is around ing space will add some class crimes have rocked the the corner and. to Central Square and eco- neighborhoods. Concerned winter should nomically speaking increase citizens have been holding business for merchants and be coming to an end. Everyone appears to be stressed out from the long winter and is praying for early spring ... Many people believe global warming is a joke. The whole country is in a deep freeze. AI Gore should be hiding under an ice berg for his ridiculous theory. The Nobel Prize win- ner, according to weather patterns for hundreds of years has been the same. He is no doubt a fraud, not to mention Gore made over a hundred million in investing in green technology, heavily subsided by the United States Government. Only in Amer- ica ... Our thoughts and prayers at the Post-Gazette are with former Mayor of Bos- ton Tom Menino who was recently diagnosed with can- cer. Obviously Menino has not been his energetic self for a long time or he would have run another term and won ... The Lombardo Fam- ily Seville Theater Project restaurants. The building, located in the heart of Cen- tral Square has easy access to transportation and busi- nesses. It's a win, win situ- ation ... City of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh is opting to keep Boston bars open till 3:00 am. It's a mixed bag on opinions. Some people feel they don't want the govern- ment regulating them and want to be responsible for their own actions. While others say it will increase problems. According to the internet there is no age limit to drinking in some Euro- pean countries and they don't appear to. be having prob- lems. At least not that we know of. What is your opin- ion? Do you think Boston can handle extended drink- ing hours? ... Despite East Boston ranking third saf- est neighborhood in Boston, residents of East Boston are kicking up their heels and increasing neighbor- meetings with law enforce- ment and city councilors looking to improve their safety ... Our condolences to the East Boston Savings Bank after the sudden death of their friend and President and CEO Deborah Jackson, who passed away at the young age of 57... Dr. Joel Snider enjoyed a fond fare- well party given at the Kow- loon Restaurant recently fol- lowing his retirement from the East Boston Neighbor- hood Health Center ... Talk Show Host Ellen DeGeneres embraced Obamacare while with Prez Obama on a talk show recently. I think he used her to promote his unpopular mandatory health care program. Ellen made a mistake getting involved in politics and working people aren't too happy with her en- dorsement. Obamacare does not affect Ellen or her Holly- wood pals that can afford the best health insurance money can buy ... Till next time! East Boston Main Streets Hires Michelle Brown,Droese as Director of the Small Business Institute East Boston Main Streets has hired Michelle Brown-Droese, MBA, as the Direc- tor of the Small Business Institute in East Boston. Michelle is the founder of Surpass Business Alliance, a company dedicated to the success of small businesses and entre: preneurs. Michelle is a graduate of the Simmons College School of Management where she obtained her MBA with a con- centration in Marketing. With over 20 years of experience consulting for a variety of busi- nesses, including health care, non-profitS, restaurants, state agencies, artist groups, landscapers and more, Michelle is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. Michelle is very active in her community where she has mentored young Latina women for over 17 years. "We feel incred- ibly fortunate to have someone of Michelle's caliber join our team at East Boston Main Streets" says Max Gruner, Executive Direc- tor of EBMS. Michelle will be taking the lead on launch- ing the East Boston Small Business Insti- tute generously supported by Citizens Bank and the Boston Main Streets Foundation. "The Small Business Institute will allow us to offer to our local micro-business commu- nity a year-long curriculum of classes that will be immediately relevant to the small business entrepreneur" explains Michelle. "These classes will be delivered locally and in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in a language best commensurate with the needs of the first cohort of students," she continues. "It is always an exciting time when you can launch a brand new initiative that ti'uly has the potential of positively impacting the lives of the folks who own small busi- nesses in Eastie and that might very well be replicable and scalable throughout Bos- ton," explains Max Gruner. The Small Busi- ness Institute is currently recruiting stu- dents for the inaugural cohort and classes will commence in April, 2014. Anybody interested in this program should contact Michelle Brown-Droese at michellebrown-droese@ebmains treets, com. For more details or questions please call Max Gruner, Executive Director of East Bos- ton Main Streets at 617-561-1044. EBMS is a non-profit corporation." Our mis- sion is to create a more vibrant business dis- trict 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 business in East Boston. Remember Your Loved Ones The Post-Gazette accepts memorials throughout the year. Please carl 617-227-8929 LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 PPivole Punclion Ioom, fop anq Occasion Ch,i,tcninq BiJal Showe Balq Show, Bi,lhcloq Be,coymerit, Etc. Donato Frattaroli donato @ X J