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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 1,-20i I Page7 S Mrs. Murphy... As l See It The weather re- mains hostile, . ,i[ and we can't ;  i i seem to get a break with some good weather. The dol- drums of winter is getting to everyone that wasn't fortu- nate enough to go to a warmer climate[ Maybe April will bring some reliefi ... California is putting their foot down after they went down the tubes. The bum Arnie Schwarzenegger ran as a Republican but gave the house away like a Demo- crat. What did people expect from him, 'being. married to a bleeding heart "not in my back yard" Kennedy! Ben- efits are being taken away from seniors and children programs• Social security is hanging in the balance• But no one talks about the mil- lions of illegals in California and spreading everywhere that are sopping up our re- sources, not paying any taxes and reaping benefits ... April Fool's Day[ Don't allow yourself to get fooled by child- ish pranksI ... Suffolk Downs continues to suffer from the bad economy. Officials are looking to reduce its live racing by 20 percent from 100 to 80, a change officials say will boost purses. The track is awaiting news of gambling casino approval .... City of Boston appears to be standoffish when it comes to permits for new businesses. How can the economy grow, if the city drags its feet when processing permits for new businesses ... Kiwanis Club members will clean up Belle Isle as part of Interna- tional Service Day on April 2 "d ... East Boston will be get- ting more affordable hous- ing. The MassHousing ap- proved a $2.2 million dollar package for affordable hous- ing. Community Develop- ment Corp (CDC) has gotten the green light to remodel two vacant buildings at 170 and 172 Maverick Street to construct 27 affordable rental units• Twenty-one two bedrooms and six three bed- rooms. The three bedroom units will be subsidized with tenants paying thirty (30) percent of their income for rent. Construction is ex- pected to be completed in 2012. Hopefully East Boston low income families will be the first to be considered and not illegal aliens nor foreign- ers who step off the boat and are treated to first-class amenities, compliments of the taxpayers ... Betty Ann Bakery was honored by the cooking channel recently. The audience was able to get a look inside the kitchen of Betty Ann's where the owner explained how they made their unique scrump- tious hand cut donuts, and limited selection of pastries• Betty Ann Bakers is located at 565 Bennington Street in the Orient Heights section. ... Party boy Barack Obama is whooping it up in South America while the country prepares for war in Libya• Talk about a no-show presi- dent. Only in America can an unknown senator from Chicago whose only experi- ence was zilch be elected President. It shows how much Americans know about politicsl ... Till next timer. 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Boston Centq Beawolfe Opens USO Tour at Coast Guard Base by Sal Giarratani Beawolfe, the legendary East Boston old school rock and roll band began its USO tour right here in the North End at the All Hands Club at the US Coast Guard Base before an overflowing crowd of folks both military and ci- vilian who just enjoy good old rock and roll like it was back in the '60s and '70s. The event was a St. Patrick's Day party and green was the color of the evening• I heard about Beawolfe before moving to Eastie, but didn't meet guitarist Dom Petrosino until I met him at the Elite Restaurant in Day Square. Joe Young intro- duced him to me. He told me about his band and I told him about my old band the SilenSirs way back over in Roxbury in the '60s when I was the drummer• Seems his band today does what the SilenSirs did when the music was still brand new. I was greatly surprised at the sound of the music and the energy of all the band members and they all "looked" good too. Looking good is half the act, back then and now. I'll be sure to catch their gig again and you can too by going to www.beawolfe.com. Coast Guard members and the rest of us were dancing in the aisles to the sounds of that old school music. The band did a great set of Beatles hits including my favorite "Eight Days a Week," which you rarely ever hear played today. They did the set with finesse. I would be remiss for not thanking USO New England for always supporting the Beawolfe with Sal G., kneeling far right. morale of our troops. This event was a St. Patrick's Party, but hopefully it will be the return of Canteen Nite at the All Hands Club slated for Thursday evenings. I bumped into my good friend Col Steve Wujciak (Ret), the executive director of USO New England• He, Sandy White, Deb Clark, Lt. Steve DaCorta and everyone else from USO New England are to be congratulated for all they do for our troops. USO New England is located in- side the US Coast Guard Base but many older folks probably remember their trailer on the Boston Com- mon near the Frog Pond years ago. This group never forgets what it means to be an American or how we take care of one another. I was honored to meet s.o many great volunteers from the USO who give up their time for others. I was glad to also hear some great music that they don't record any- more. Real music with words, real music full of meaning and real music made for the dance floor. March 17 was a night of meaning over with the Coast Guard on that night. Beawolfe only added to it all. Their tour should be great both for them and all who get to see them in action. I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 COALITION COORDINATOR Wanted Parl-lime Coalition. Coordinator position available for EBNASA (East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse). For complete job description, please visit: www.ebnasa.org. 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