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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 11,2012 Page 7 Mrs. Murphy ... As I See It Have a happy and pleasant -+m'_ Mother's Day to + ..... all the caring and good moth- ers of America! ... It's such good news for East Boston. A new Library being con- structed on Bremen Street, it doesn't get better than that. Years ago Bremen Street was known for Lum- ber yards and Airport Park- ing Lots, today Bremen Street has come alive and houses one of Eastie's most beautiful parks and recre- ation areas as part of the Emerald Necklace; the YMCA, a state of the art building; attractive rehab homes line the street and the latest to come to adorn the Street is a new Library ... Eastie appreciates Boston Mayor Tom Menino's contin- ued efforts and funding for the Greenway expansion ... Mount Carmel Parishioners haven't given up despite the Boston Archdiocese locking the doors of the church with- out notice to devoted neigh- bors who have paid thou- sands of dollars over the past seven years to keep the church going. Loyal parish- ioners now hold Sunday Mass at the statue of Padre Pio across from the street from the church. As the crowds swell, parishioners are hoping to get the atten- tion from the churches high- est court and overturn the decision. Eastie faithful have Cardinal Bernie Law to thank for =all their woes orn cerning their beloved church. There's a man that has never been held ac- countable for his misdeeds of covering up the churches biggest scandal of all time. The Vatican continues to protect an evil man! ... Swans return to the Public Gardens! As beautiful and graceful as they are, Swans can also be dangerous. These beautiful creatures are known to attack. So be aware beauty is only skin deep! ... Frumpy Elizabeth Warren knows how to work the system7 Her claim to fame and ticket to Harvard University was that she was Native American, and a mi- nority? It appears Elizabeth will say anything to get where she's going, even if it's not true! Can we believe anything Democrat Eliza- beth Warren says in the fu- ture? .t. The Chelsea bridge will finally open on May 12 th from 5 am to 8 pm and for the first few weeks the bridge will be closed during night- time hours. The new Chelsea Street Bridge looks stunning .... Despite no lack in business Dunkin' Donuts franchises continue to serve bitter coffee! ... What hap- pened to bank service? ... Does Citizens Bank policies change from one branch to another? ... As was the case for this Citizens bank cus- tomer that reported when trying to get a security de- posit deposited with a Citi- zens representative with the proper government papers filled out, was told the bank couldn't take it because the tenant's birth date wasn't on the form despite the fact there was no mention on the form that a birth date be given. The customer pro- ceeded to another branch where the service represen- tative took the deposit with- out incident! ... What a sad state.of affairs we're inl High unemployment, no job cre- ation, Government corrup- tion, race card used con- stantly by Jesse Jackson, A1 Sharpton and the Black Pan- thers; Tobacco and Drug Company Lobbyist run this country via contributions and the Union backing Prez Obama. It can't get any worse ... Only in America! ... Till next time. # r00fPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spinellis.eom J the onsum00 to prevent The East Boston Adult Ed. Center Celebrates its 40 th Year by Dominic AveUani (C)Renato AveUani and (L)Janis Woodman present (R)Mr. Avellani with plaque. The Community Ed. Center (East Boston Adult Ed. Center) celebrated its 40 m Anniver- sary graduation on Saturday, April 21 and on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Over 300 immi- grants, refugees and U.S. school dropouts received diplomas in: English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency {GED) in English and in Spanish, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, Computer I and II, Administra- tion of ATB Vocational School entrance ex- ams, College and Vocational School applica- tion services and tutoring in all five academic subjects (English, Math, Science, etc.). The Ceremonies went very well. Mr. Dom Avellani, the program director and founder, reminisced on how he first opened the North End Adult Education of Boston from 1972 to 1984 and how the center assisted over 300 North Enders obtain their GED (High School Diploma), over 1,000 learn English, place hundreds of youngsters in college with state and federal scholarships, helped over 500 others become U.S. citizens, how he and his staff distributed 10,000 lbs. of government surplus cheese in ofle weekend, how his' soccer team "The Bostonians" won the East- ern Massachusetts soccer championship in 1982 and much more. In 1979, he opened the East Boston Adult Ed. Center (Comm. Ed. Center) and since then, he has assisted over 50,000 youths and adults in the above courses and services and more. Although most of the students have been immigrants and refugees from over 40 different coun- tries, many other students are American- born school dropouts. Ms. Janis M. Woodman, Manager of the East Boston Savings Bank, officiated at the tage of a good education, training and place- ment at the East Boston Adult Ed. Center and if you have completed English I this se- mester, go to English II in the next and eventually obtain your GED. Then, go to col- lege and become somebody, for there still are many good opportunities in this coun- try with a good education." Mr. Joshua Zakim from the Lenny Fund, son of the late Boston area philanthropist and fighter of racism and bigotry, Lenny Zakim, reminded the students: "to pursue your goals and aspirations and to make your American dream a reality. My father (Lenny Zakim) visited this center and was very impressed with the enthusiasm and love for America, love for family and for the better- ment of the Boston-Area community the Center instills in the many people from so many different countries, races and nation- alities." Ren Avellani, the GED in English and Com- puter teacher, reminded the graduates that thousands have obtained their GED at the Center, thousands have been taught En- glish and U.S. Citizenship Preparation and are today voting members of our commu- nity. Also, the center was honored by the visit of late Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 1994. The students, staff, and invited guests were treated at the school to a fine dinner prepared by "La Hacienda" and "La Terraza" restaurants. Mr. Avellani invites anyone who needs to improve his/her English, ob- tain the GED, review the five academic sub- jects, take the ATB Tests to enter a voca- tional school (Barber, Hairdresser, etc.) learn U.S. History to pass the U.S. Citizen- ship, to learn computer skills, etc. to call him at 617-567-7873 or to visit the center at 119 London St. (near Sumner Tunnel) anytime. Thursday, April 26, 2012 graduation. She Mr. Avellani presents a copy of the Con- informed the students to: %.. take advan- stitution to Joshua Zakim, Esq. ......... Want to Learn Italian and Relive Your Heritage? Adult Italian classes will be offered by the Appian Club of Stoneham starting on Tues- day, June 5. A beginner's class will start with the basics (pronuncia- tions, phrases, vocabulary buildup, etc.) and give you a firm foundation for the lan- guage. The eight week course (90 minutes long) will be held on Tuesday evenings in Stoneham. Tiffany Bistocchi Murphy will be the instructor. Tiffany is a graduate of Dickinson College (2003), with a major in Italian and a Master's in Italian from Middlebury College (2006). She has trav- eled extensively throughout Italy and has taken courses there. The class iS casual, interesting and the experi- ence will be enjoyable. Contact coordinator John Nocella for further infor- mation at 781-438-5687 or, preferably by email, at appianitalianclass @yahoo. corn. Please pass along to family, friends and neighbors. The class is sponsored by the Appian Club of Stoneham, a non-profit, social chari- table 501(c)(7) organization whose mission is to promote Italian culture and heritage. # LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 PPivale f:unc|ion Ioom$ for any Occasion Chrisleninq D,+L,I 5how+00 BoI00,+ 5how+00 Donato Fraffaroli J