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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 20, 2012 Page15 Talk of Many Things (Continued from Page 14 A Febuary 23 melee leav- ing seven people stabbed led to the bar's latest trouble. This place has been legend- ary to folks in both Neponset and Quincy where last call is earlier than Boston. Late at night you could always count on the place filled with folks from across the bridge in Quincy. ROC DISCO BENEFIT ON APRIL 28 The same folks who just coordinated a successful fund- raising Disco Party to ben- efit the Nazzaro Community Center are putting together another one to benefit ROC Teen Saturday which pro- vides activities for local teens through the efforts of Steven Virgilio, aka Virgil. For seven years now, this teen program has been tak, ing youths out of the city on Saturdays, The program also includes Movie Night in the Gassy and also at Christo- pher Columbus Waterfront Park during the summer months. Said Virgilio, "We help kids in school, court, job search and other resources. We do so much for so many for years and yet at grant time we are unknown." He hopes people will go to the upcom- ing second Disco Party to support ROC and "to reach out to friends and help make the event a great one." The Disco Party will be held at the Fisherman's Club on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Adults Only. Music will be by DJ Virgil. For more de- tails, call Roseann Romano at 617-306-0181,' OUT OF CONTROL IN SPRINGFIELD Springfield, out in western Massachusetts, is appar- ently out of control when it comes to birth cgntrol. Stats for the city show that it is number one statewide for teen pregnancies. So what is the city's response? Free birth control in public ~ehool~ to ~tudents 12 and older with parental consent. Can't parents be responsible for their children without handing the problem over to the schools? Holy Cow, par- ents in Springfield don't need free birth control. Could it be that the teen pregnancy rate is caused by parents who don't know how to be parents? Sometimes the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In the end, all that free stuff handed out to 12 year old teens won't even put a dent in the high teen preg- nancy rate in the state's sec- ond largest city. Just watch and seeI BUMPED INTO FRANK CIANO THE OTHER DAY I was attending an open house for the new Boston Herald offices arid newsroom over in the Sealjort District on Fargo Street and bumped into attorney Frank Ciano who was also among those invited to this event. I wished him a Happy Birth- day. He just celebrated his. Frank also told me he's running for Middlesex Reg- ister of Deeds. This is his first attempt at public office. I wished him well and will be supporting his candidacy. MEANWHILE, IN... Maura Hennigan is run- ning for re-election of Clerk of the Criminal Court this fall. Other candidates were reportedly interested as the deadline approached. Mean- while, Maura seems to be everywhere. West Roxbury one day, Winthrop the next and I recently met her in East Boston or was that South Boston? I don't re- member. Maura's been my friend for over 30 years and was always a great city coun- cilor before moving into her current county job. THE GUY WHO KNOWS EVERYONE'S NAME IS COMING TO THE SEAPORT Thomas Kershaw, owner of the Hampshire House and 75 Chestnut as well as two Cheers locations, is planning to open a waterfront restau- rant as part of the Liberty Wharf development. Said Kershaw, "We're anticipating we'll do a good business in the summer and hang on in the winter." Kershaw said it will be a neighborhood establishment with a full menu and full bar. The Seaport District has cre- ated a life of its own. The Northern Avenue location will certainly benefit the Seaport's increasing num- ber of residents and con- tinue to add to the number of eating and drinking spots down by the water. BUCKY RKTURN~ THE LONG KNIGHT IS OVER Bucky Spartaro has re- turned to Eastie from his Florida vacation. Winter has officially ended. Also back is Richie Spartaro with chess set in hand. Only one left down in Florida is Sam M. The Knights of Dunkin' Donuts is all but completely back with meetings to resume-at the round table. Evan still drives to the nightly Knights gatherings. Gall also drives there but in her own vehicle. Carpooling days appear to be over. Johnny "Two dog" and Larry held the fort on Easter Sun- day night until I arrived. At the stroke of midnight, we emptied the place. N.E.A.D. LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS John Romano tells me that North End Against Drugs is " still looking for a couple of new board members. You have to live in the North End to be on this board. J.R.. is looking for some young par- ents with kids to fill out the board of directors' seats. Con- tact John Romano; you can always leave him a note at the Nazzaro Center. The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. by Sal Giarratani Little League Parade and Bar-B-Cue Great Day for the Kids Saturday, April 7 was a perfect day for the annual Opening Day East Boston Little League Parade. All, the kids had a great day march- ing through East Boston and carrying their team banners before settling down once again as Jim's Auto spon- sored the cookout. This kind of kids event is what makes East Boston a great place to live and raise children. Red Sox Start Off Bad But Not as Bad as Last Year Last year under Tito Francona, the Red Sox slide out of spring training as if they had fallen on a banana peel. They lost 10 or 11 out of their first 13 Games. This year, they are 1--4 after one roundtrip through the start- ing rotation. The best show- ing was Jon Lester who should have won Game 1 of the 2012 season. Josh Beekett, Clay Buchhotz and David Bard didn't pitch well at all. Beckett was espe- cially bad going five innings, serving up five home runs and earning all seven runs he gave up. Buchholz stunk too. David Bard thinks he should have won that game apparently and Bobby Valen- tine seemingly thinks he pitched well enough to win. According to Bobby V, "His pitches were good, very good. Not quite the results we were looking for and he,s a little disappointed." I think it is the fans who are a little dis- appointed. He did pitch well enough to win but didn't. Lester did that on Opening Day. He truly deserved to win but didn't ... By the way, doesn't Dave Ortiz look like a new man with his weight loss. He can actually attempt to steal a base. I wonder if losing weight was a clause in his new contract. Oh, did I mention that Carl Crawford is hurt again? Alfredo Aceves finally pitched his first inning of baseball and picked up a save. Meanwhile, Fran- cona has no intention of cel- ebrating anything to do with Fenway's 100th Anniversary. Like I care less. Gillen Gets Five Day Suspension Recently, Ozzie Gillen, the new Miami Marlins man- ager who is from Hugo Chavez's Venezuela told T/me Magazine that he both loved and admired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro which did not go over well with folks down in Miami's Little Cuba. He had to apologize for those dumb remarks of his, especially since most Mar- lins fans are Cuban Ameri- cans. Nobody in Miami cares if he loves Hugo but don't go loving Castro and expect nothing but what happened. He says he really didn't mean what he said, so why did he say it? File this one as a victory for Marlins Na- tion fans. Houston Colt 45s Returns to Mound Former pitcher Bob Aspro- monte, an original member of the Houston Colt 45s re- cently threw out the first pitch as the Houston fran- chise celebrates its 50th an- niversary of its very first game. Major League Base- ball trying to be politically correct initially objected to having the pistol remain as it was on the original uni- forms. Last month, MLB re- lented after much protest and the Houston Astros were allowed to pistol up again. The throwback uniforms will be worn often this year in tribute to the team's roots. Dodgers Sold for $2 Billion La Dodgers owner Frank McCourt agreed to sell the bankrupt team for $2 million to a group that includes Lak- ers' great Magic Johnson. McCourt paid $430 million in 2004 to buy the team, Dodgers Stadium and 250 acres of land from the Fox division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The team's debt stood at $579 million as of January 2012. Oh, Happy Birthday to Dodgers Stadium. With the sale, I'm sure there's ice cream and cake arriving soon. The new own- ers are called Guggenheim Baseball Management. Quiz: Test Your Baseball ~marfs How many Major League stadiums use artificial turf?. Who was the first Latino in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Who was the first Little Leaguer to be elected presi- dent of the United States? See how much you know about America's favorite pas- time by taking this quiz. aarp. org / bbquiz Law and Justice Day Breakfast (Continued from Page 1) trol Unit. ADA Fabbri serves as a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys, and is the creator of the Criminal Law Update, a well-respected legal guide for Massachusetts criminal law codes. The "Public Service Award" will be given to Dr. Karen Panetta. Dr. Panetta is a Pro- fessor of Electrical and Com- puter Engineering at Tufts University, and serves as Director of the university's Simulation Research Labo- ratory. She is the Co- Founder and Chief Research Scientist at BA Logix Inc. Dr. Panetta's dedication to in- volving youth in engineer- ing and the sciences in- -spired her to found the Nerd Girls Foundation, which en- ables young girls to pursue their interest in math, sci- ence, and engineering, while working to break down the negative stereotypes of women in these fields. She has served as the Women in Engineering Committee Chair as part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers {IEEE), and is an IEEE Fellow. The Commission will also be granting a "Distinguished Service Award" to Officer Robert DeNapoli. Officer DeNapoli became a reserve police officer in the Woburn Police Department in Octo- ber 1994, and was appointed as a full time officer in the patrol department in June 1997. He served in this role until September 2011, when he was wounded in the line, of duty. Since that time, and despite suffering serious in- juries, he has worked to- ward returning to full duty in the department. Officer DeNapoli was known in the department for organizing charity softball tourna- ments, including one in honor of Officer John B. "Jack" Maguire, a fellow of- ricer killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The Commission for Social Justice acts as the anti- defamation arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America and its purpose is to ensure equal concern, respect, treatment and opportunity for all Italians, Italian- Americans and those of other ethnic origins. Keep- ing within the focus of their purpose, the Commission is extremely proud to be able to recognize these outstand- ing individuals who have proven themselves as lead- ers within the community, the state and in the preser- vation of their Italian Heri- tage. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts at 617-489-5234. Res Publica (Continued from Page 2) His Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, says that makes Senator Brown "extreme." The voters can settle that one in November. In the meantime, the bishops have suggested that the fourteen days from June 21 -- the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More -- to July 4, Independence Day, be dedicated as a "fort- night for freedom" and have urged (]afhollc insfifu- tions to work "in cooperation with other Christians, Jews, people of other faiths, and indeed, all who wish to defend our most cherished freedom." For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices WWW. BOSTO N P O STGAZ ETTE. CO M