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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 22, 2016 PAGE 5 Dick De Vito Celebrates his 75th Birthday Aboard the USS Constitution Dick DeVito, Sr., recently celebrated his 75th birthday aboard the USS Constitution with a flag-raising ceremony in his honor. On a bright, sunny day, Dick and his 9ife Eileen, their children, and grandchil- dren were escorted as VIPs onto our nation's oldest battleship in Charlestown harbor by Seaman Andrew Fonticiella. The DeVito family donned their required hardhats and walked up the gangplank where their party was "piped" aboard. The Captain of the Constitu- tion had prepared a beautiful citation rec_o~g Dick's 75th birthday; ojlC~:tah-is citation was ceremonio~t~..aw~rded t~Dick. A flag was affixc~l:to the~ ship's flagpole and Dicl ;.w iven,.t opportunity to h~'imt.it~ith~h~I~ from the crew. The flag came down and the crew carefully folded it in military fashion, handing it back to Dick with impressive salutes. Dick will frame the flag and citation to be displayed at the DeVito home in Weston. The crew then graciously gave the DeVito family a tour of the battleship before they were finally piped" off the ves- sel, walking back down the gangplank. The DeVito children and grandchildren will never forget this day aboard the USS Constitution. The story.of Dick DeVito's 75th birthday will be passed down from generation to generation. Dick is an active member of the Renaissance Lodge of the Sons of Italy and serves on its Board. He is also on the Board of the historic military Associa- tion of the First Corps of Cadets. He is on the Executive Commit- tee of the Board of Brookline's Larz Anderson Auto Museum. He is also active in the Weston Rotary Club and the University Club of Boston. His family owns. and operates the Weston Medi- cal Publishing Company. Dick DeVito, Sr., from Weston celebrates his 75th birthday with a flag-raising ceremony aboard the USS Constitution. L-R: Dick DeVito, Sr., Seaman Andrew Fonticiella from the USS Constitution, and Dick's military escort Colonel (rct.) Dean Saluti. wwwdepasqualeventures~com DeVito Family Honored as VIPs by the USS Constitution. Three generations of the DeVito family on board our nation's oldest battleship, the USS ConstitutiOn, celebrating Dick DeVito, Sr.'s 75th birthday. Ribbon Cutting for "New" Brinkley Bar & Restaurant ? finkley's Bar and Restaurant, located at the Courtyard Marriott on Route IA in East Boston, recently re-opened with a new d6cor and official ribbon-cutting ceremony by the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. I caught up with an old friend, Mike Graham, a chief engineer for Courtyard Marriott. He let me know that the new Brinkley's looks great and is a great addition to this East Boston hotel. Among the many that showed up fat the cel- ebration were business and community leaders from East Boston, Winthrop and Revere. Mar Seafood, Crudo & Oyster Bar 0OO Mare Place 223 Hanover St. * 617.723.MARE Bricco Bou|ique Italian Cuisine OOO 24t Hondver St, * 617.248.~00 Quattro Grille, RosliccerJa & Pizzeria OOO 266 Hanover St. * 6l 7.720.0444 Trattoria II Panino Boslon' s I st Original Irattoria OOO 1 l Parmenle~ St, -617~720. t 336 Sfizi Mediterranean fapas Bar Coming Soon OOO 135 Richmond Sl, Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads ooo Bricco Place 241 Hanover St. 6I 7.248.9859 Bricco Salumeria & Pasta shoppe Voted Best Sandwiches ooo B~icco Place 241 Hanover St. * 617,248.9629 {next to Bricco Panelteria) Gelateria & Cannoli Factory Homemade Ge!ato & Cannolis 000 272 Hanover St.,, 64 Cro~ St. 617,720,4243 TH E MOVI E by Sal Giarratani Two years ago, while work- ing at Quincy High School as a substitute teacher, I attended a school-wide anti-drug as- sembly. The guest speaker for this event was Chris Herren, who came to tell his story as a promising basketball player whose short career with the Boston Celtics ended due to his long struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Chris was an inspiring speak- er who quickly got the attention of the packed auditorium. He showed the movie Unguarded, talked about his high school basketball cai;eer, and then talked about the addictions that destroyed his pro-basketball career. He told u that his greatest battle was with addiction. His career is behind him, but his life is still moving ahead in a positive direction. The movie will be shown at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 27th, in the church hall at Sacred Heart Parish. It is being shown by the East Boston Drug Court in conjunction with Sacred Heart Parish. Parents and young people need to see this movie and hear Chris Herren's sad but true and inspirational story. Be part of the solu- tion. Don't close your eyes; this is a must-see movie. Brinkley's greeters Kay Dria Benabe, and Rebecca Lyons. L-R: VeronicaJRobles, Buddy Saritin Rizzuto. Pownall, Jessica Mangini, and L-R: Sal Giarratani with Joey "The Man of Many Voices" Canzano. (Photos by Sal Giarratani) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 J USTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM wvcwJ USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY COM