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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 29, 2011 Page7 Mrs. Murphy... As 1 See It For those who maxed out their credit cards over the holi- days, it's time to pay the price. All too many times, people continue to charge thinking that bank- ruptcy will take care of all their problems. That's not truel For the losers who didn't intend to pay in the first place, shame on you! You're credit will be ruined for years to come, and the consumer will be made to pay for your arrogance, It's been written that federal employ- ees are highest among those with bad credit. They get car- ried away buying such items as lingerie, booze and on- line dating that leaves tax payers picking up their tabs. According to reports that's what federal employees have been doing regularly, and there is an arch audit by the nonpartisan Govern- ment Accountability Office to prove itl ... We've heard about federal workers, now let's talk about welfare fraud that is rampant in this coun- try today. Many of these cul- prits use their welfare checks for gambling, lottery tickets, bingo and anyway they can win a quick fix leaving the taxpayers once again to pick up the slack. In line with them are the illegal immigrants that Martha Coakley allegedly said "it's not illegal to be illegal." These illegals are sucking up our resources, free medical care, working under the table, no social security numbers, and they don't pay taxes. Their money is safely tucked away in their pockets. They feel entitled to get what U.S. citizens are being refused because many U.S. citizens make a smidgen over the poverty level. Only in AmericaI!I ... Gas prices are soaring with no end in sight. Barack Obama's adminis- tration has already caused more inflation and hardship than voters anticipated. He promised to end the war, in- stead he's inflating it. Is this the change we wanted? If Obama is voted into office again, this country is cer- tainly suffering from more than amnesial Where's the outrage? ... Owners of Dunkin' Donuts shops need to start drinking their own coffee. If they sample their own brew they'll find out the coffee is bitter more times than not[ Could it-be the coffee ma- chine needs a.good cleaning ... It's getting close to sum- mer and that means kids will be out of school soon. Let's not forget that East Boston is a densely popu- lated urban area, and driv- ing carefully is expected of everyone ... People living in the first section of East Bos- ton. Webster Street, Sum- mer Street and Maverick are happy with their living style. It appears the new popula- tion of newcomers is fitting in. A couple described them as church going, family ori- ented and neighborhood friendly ... East Boston res- taurants did especially well over the Easter weekend. It's good to hear that res- idents support their neigh- borhood eateries, don't forget Mother's Day is around the corner, make your reserva- tions nowl ... Till next time! East Boston "K" Trust Offers College Scholarships The East Boston "K" Trust is proud to an- nounce that they are once again offering college scholarships to qualified high school seniors. It is expected that over $10,000 will be awarded this year. Applications will be accepted from high school seniors who are East Boston resi- dents (one year minimum), or who are mem- bers of the Key Club of East Boston High School. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their scholastic achievement, com- munity involvement and financial need. Applications with instructions will be avail- able at the following locations: East Boston High School, Latin Academy, Boston Latin, Pope John High School, Newman School, South Boston High School, St. Mary's High School, or upon request from the Peabody office or East Boston branches of the East Boston Savings Bank. All applications must be completed and submitted to East Boston Savings Bank, 67 prospect Street, Peabody, MA 01960 by Fri- day, April 29, 201 I. Applicants will be inter- viewed at Spinelli's in East Boston on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 5:30 PM. Schol- arship winners will be honored during a spe- cial East Boston Kiwanis and East Boston "K" Trust Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. If you need more information owould like to donate a scholarship of $250 or more, in memory or in honor of someone, please con- tact a Kiwanis member, or call Michele Wiese 1-978-977-2202. Donations of any amount are welcomed. You may also mail your check payable to "East Boston "K" Trust" c/o East Boston Savings Bank, Attn: Michele Wiese, 67 Prospect Street, Peabody, MA 01960. Please include the donor name, amount, donor's home address and phone number, as well as any honor or memory notes. BCYF Harborside Community Center to Host Open House The Boston Centers for Youth and Fami- lies Harborside Community Center located at 312 Border Street in East Boston will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 4 th from 4pm-7pm. Please join us for refreshments and information about pro- grams for children, youth, adults and fami- lies at our center! Summer camp and after school information will be available. The pool will be open for swimming so bring a bath- ing suit. The Community Center will also be offering 50% off all annual memberships during this event only. Please feel free to contact the Harborside Community Center at 617-635-5114 with any questions. EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS TO HOST East Boston Main Streets will host a Net- working Breakfast on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at Spinelli's in Day Square. Guest speaker is the Honor- able Michael E. Capuano, Representative of the Eighth Congressional District. This event is sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank. This event usually sells out quickly. For tickets call 617-561-1044 or email us at Tickets are also available on-line at and click on the events page. 9 th Annual Boston Shines Campaign -- Volunteers Needed-- East Boston Main Streets is requesting volunteers to help clean up the neighborhood. Volunteers will meet at 146 Maverick Street at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 30 th to clean the streets, mulch tree pits and plant flowers. Get together with your neighbors to clean up your block and take pride in East Boston. For more information or if you would like to volunteer contact us at 617-561-1044 or ebmains treets @verizon. net East Boston Events ... Children's Films in May, East Boston Branch Library 276 Meridian St. (617-569-0271) will be having children's mov- ies Fridays at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. May 6: Harry the Dirty Dog, Walter the Lazy Mouse. May 13: The Great Toy Robbery, Corduroy, Balthazar The Lion. May 20" The Emperor's New Clothes, Bremen Town Musicians, Arrow To the Sun. May 27: Blackberry Subway Jam, The Furious Flyeycle, Mole and the Car, Harborside Community Centers Border St. (617-635-5114) is offering a golf class at 6:00 PM for young people and 7:00 PM for adults. It is the basics and tips for people who know how. The instructor is excellent. All you have to do is sign up for a membership and the class is free. There are four more weeks left. Monday evenings at 6:30 PM conversation group meet- ings. People wanting to practice English skills are invited to join the group. New learners of English can speak informally about their impressions of the United States, events in the news and find answers to their questions about life in the United States. Fantastic Cultural Event presented by Zumix, 260 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128, (Telephone 617-568- 9777). EAST BOSTON JAZZ WEEK -- Thursday, April 28, 8:30 PM, A1 Vega and his Jazz ensemble will perform at Zumix, 260 Sumner Street; Friday, April 29, 8:30 PM, vo- calist pianist instructor and composer Marlene del Rosario; Saturday, April 30, 8:00 PM, a night of Modem Jazz, fea- turing Brad Barrett and Laura Grill Duo, and Ben Paulding & Kelly Sciandra Group; Thursday, May 5, 8:30 PM, Nick Grondin Group and The Zmnix Jazz All-Stars will open the night with some swinging classic jazz hits; Friday, May 6, 8:30 PM, Leo Colon Trio; Saturday, May 7, 8 PM, Maver- ick Swing presents Bria Skonberg. All events $10 suggested donation. May 2 at 6:30 PM "Ships through the Ages" at the East Boston Branch Library on Meridian Street. 617-569-0271. A discussion and tour conducted by highly regarded Art Appraiser and Historic Preservationist Ed Stanley of six paint- ings by artist Frederick Leonard King commissioned during the WPA period that hang in the Library. Evening hosted by Friends of the East Boston Branch Library. Caffb Al-Volo For Private or All Function Needs Specializing in Espresso & Cappucino Salvatore T6t6 Talluto Home: (617) 567-5105 Cell: (617) 851-6048 Mention this ad and receive a 10% discount. 00PINELLI S Specializing in the art of celebration Wedding, Anniversary, Quinceaera, Reunion, Birthday, Social and Corporate Events. Convenient location and valet parking makes Spinelli's East Boston the perfect location. We are dedicated to the highest level of service and professionalism to ensure the success of your special occasion. EAST BOSTON OPEN STUDIOS 2011 On May 21 st and 22 "d (12 noon to 6 pm, both days) throughout East Boston will be "Open Studios". 80 Border Street-Artist Building; I00 Condor Street; 175 McClellan Highway; the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street. The event is free and everyone is welcomel Special Event: Boston Redevelopment Authority sponsored Bike Tour of studios. Website {to be completely updated by May i st) For more info contact June Krinsky-Rudder, Lead Coordinator, East Boston Open Studios 2011 planning committee at 280 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA Please Call 617-567-4499;-