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. , . , .... POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 22, 2016 PAGE 7 Murphy... As I See It Congratulations to Attorney Joe i:' " Boncore on a ' ~ ~ ' successful cam- paign. Boncore beat former Mayor of Revere Dan Rizzo, who was favored to win, with the silent backing of Marry Walsh by 22,000 votes. Boneore is the first candidate from Winthrop to be elected to the State Senate. He also car- fled strong votes from Revere, East Boston and other neigh- borhoods including Cambridge. Once again, hats offto Senator- elect Joseph Boncore ... Impres- sive. Koby Bryant of the Los An- geles Lakers recently played his last game:~ Staple Center in Los Anget~:~nd was hon~ed with many gifts from his team. open during that time, but lost business. It may be gloom and doom for business owners dur- ing construction periods, but eventually Day Square will be turned into a state-of-the-art square. However, progress is slow ... The City of East Boston is undergoing a gradual facelift. When it's done, Eastie will be- come another chic waterfront community like South Boston with high-end restaurants, ho- tels, and condos! ... Transgen- der bathrooms IN Massachu- setts are a BAD IDEAl ... Posing as a transgender, perverts and pedophiles will find a way to take advantage of the privilege of use! Many believe it's a bad idea. Will it take someone's kid to become the victim of an at- Bryant's number~2~memora= tack before people who disagree bilia sold out, iffetuding go~ will protest? Recently, Governor pens. No one in sports histo~~ Ch~~wouldn't discuss has ever been honored more by fans. Bryant scored a record 60 points in his last game, a feat which no other player has achieved ... Construction may be unpleasant now, but comple- tion of Central Square Park is scheduled to be done this fall. East Boston residents will be able to enjoy the pleasures that a beautiful new park will bring ... Day Square businesses felt the brunt of losing business when parking was banned from Day Square for three days recently while contrac- tors replaced temporary con- crete sections covering street pipes. Businesses remained the issue and was booed off stage[ The question is, if a bill making transgender bathrooms legal comes across Gov. Baker's desk, would he sign it? Let's see if Baker will stop the insanity. Word is, people are freaking out over this! Questions with no answers: Who's to say per- verts won't go into a bathroom to videotape little kids? What are the guarantees a trans- gender person isn't using the bathroom at the same time as you? There's no way of telling a pervert from a transgender[ (Or anyone else, for that matter...) ... The 12-1 vote to approve a petition for a four-year term for Boston City Councilors is sup- ported by many voters. It gives a councilor time to do their job. Also, council members voting to BAR candidates from run- ning for two municipal offices at the same time are absolutely correct. Politicians who run for several offices at the same time show they're after POWER and could care less about their constituents! ... A perfect run- ning day! Under sunny skies and temperatures hitting 70, more than 30,000 people hail- ing from nearly 100 countries ran the 120a Boston Marathon. Two Ethiopians took the men's and women's 2016 Boston Marathon titles! ... How did candidate for president socialist Senator Bernie Sanders come so far? Well, he's running on a "share the wealth~ platform; promising free college tuition to teens and an array of free- bee programs for the lazies! I understand a large number of his followers are young college kids, and welfare recipients. But, did any of his more astute voters do their homework on Bernie's record in Vermont? It stinks[ It's mind-boggling the people of Vermont voted for him[ According to record, Vermont facing total disaster[ Once upon a time, Vermont was an afflu- ent Republican State[ But over the years, Vermont has turned Democrat and become a Wel- fare State with lack of jobs, no money, and a total disaster! ... Enough said! ... 7~ll next time! Annual Fundraiser for Salesian Boys & Girls Club Honor of Wally Bowe by Sal Giarratani Darlene Bowe (center) with her daughters Janae Gordon and Jillian. Recently, family and friends ofWally Bowe gathered in his honor at the Beachmont VFW Post to raise much needed funds for the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in Wally's memory. For as long as anyone can remember, Bowe was all about helping Eastie kids at the Salesian's when they were still on Paris Street and then at their current site. Former State Rep. Carlo Basile, who now serves in the Baker Administration, spoke well of Bowe and the legacy he left behind for all of East Boston saying, ~This world needs a lot more Wallys (Bowe).~ The entertainment for the evening was provided by Jim LaGrassa. L-R: Helena Almeida and Camille Manzo L-R: Maria Conte, Josephine DiPietro and Christina DiPietro. Dominic Petrosino and lovely wife Marcia, AKA "Red." (Photos by Sal Giarratani)