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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 25, 2012 Page 7 Patrick Fazzolari Receives First Holy Communion by Sal Giarratani Here's smiling Patrick Fazzolari, who received his First Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Church in East Boston on Saturday, May 12. Patrick is the son of Sheila and Vincent Fazzolari of Revere. Sons of Italy to Assist Italian Earthquake Victims Responding quickly to the earthquake that struck the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna on Sunday, May 20, killing at least five people, injuring dozens and leaving thousands home- less, the Sons of Italy has announced intentions to establish an "Earthquake Relief Effort" to assist the victims and inhabitants of the area most affected. The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), founded in 1905, is the oldest and larg- est organization represent- ing Americans of Italian heritage in the U.S., with some 550,000 family mem- bers residing in all fifty states. OSIA National President Joseph Di Trapani stated that "a national appeal will go out shortly to our 800 lo- cal lodges and 21 state lodges requesting direct contribu- tions -Trom OSIA members.". OSIA has always responded positively to Italy's emer- gency relief efforts, most re- cently to the earthquake that struck, L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region, in 2009, but also in response to the earth- quakes that caused damage and loss of life in Southern Italy in the early 1980s. OSIA officials will be meeting with Italian Em- bassy representatives to discuss various support initiatives. #  " FUNCTION FACILITY BEREA VEMENT BUFFET, 14.95 '' ' 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 J Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Have a safe and thrive in East Boston. There Square and moved to larger pleasurable is Pericola's Gift and Jewelry quarters on Bennington Memorial Day Shoppe on Bennington street entertaining many Weekend .... Street that has survived the famous sports figures over The election is hands of time, and most re- the years and the friendly closing in, just a few months we'll be voting for president. Can we take four more years of Obama? I think not! Many people that voted for Obama in 2008 didn't want to be labeled as a racist. If we vote him in again we'll be known as a nation of stupids! Some Hollywood ultra-liberals want Obama back in office. They're a ,small bunch of millionaire socialist/com- munists that like partying in the. White House .... The beginning of the summer is upon us and school will soon be out! Drive carefullyl ... What happened to good bank service? It appears the Citi- zens Bank branch on Broad- way in Revere doesn't give fair service, never mind good service to their customers. Citizens Bank policies are infuriating customers. Cus- tomer service is at an all time low at some of their branches. As a matter of fact, some customers have complained that the branch on Broadway in Revere employs some of the snippi- est tellers, so they switched to other banks where tellers are friendlier and get to know who they are. Maybe Citizens Bank isn't for the citizens any longer and has gotten too big to be nice. Re- cently the bank was ordered to pay back millions to their customers in wrongful ser- vice charges. Have some Citizens Bank branches lost their magic touch in com- munication with long time customers? ... The public parking lot located within the first block of Bennington Street near the dollar store is becoming a hangout for people going and coming from the El Salvadorian building .... The City of Bos- ton Parks and Recreation Department has been plant- ing new trees in East Bos- ton. They need to take care of some old trees by cutting them down! ... East Boston continues fo be a great ur- ban community for families to raise their children. Many vintage businesses still All Hands on Deck: Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun at the USS Constitution Museum On May 26-28, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm learn about the life of Marines and sailors at sea by learning to march, deciding whether to "sign on" to Constitution and taking part in other demonstra- tions and craft activities. Discover the Constitution's history with the new explor- atory activity, "Mutinous Expedition: A Quest Based on Honest Truth" at the USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. For more info, call (617) 426-1812 or visit www.uss cently updated the store. There is Liberty Plaza Shop- ping Center on Border Street founded by the deceased Sal Lombardo, a distinguished and admired community ac- tivist. Spinelli's Ravioli and Pastry Shoppe owned by the Roberto family for many, many" years that is doing extremely well. Over the years Spinelli's opened two popular function facilities; one in Day Square and an- other in Lynnfield. There's Jeveli's Restaurant in Day Square that entertained former U.S. President Bill Clinton while visiting Bos- ton and let's not forget the world famous Santarpio's Pizza that has been catering to out of towners for decades. We have Al's Shoe Store on Border Street. Kelley's Sports Pub, that started in Central Elite Donut in Day Square that continues to serve up one of the best old fashion breakfasts with old fashion prices. Just to name a few. Many of these East Boston anchors have been estab- lished for over many decades. The East Boston Savings Bank began on Meridian Street as a small community bank, back in the early fif- ties and has since expanded to cities on the north shore. East Boston is noted for its community programs cater- ing to the youth; devoted community activists, busi- nesses that support the com- munity and ongoing fund- raisers that keep East Bos- ton going. Last, but not least the East Boston Police, who over the years have protected the community with honor and dignity ... Till next time. Get Well Wishes to Fran Rowan by Sal Giarratani Get well wishes go out to Fran Rowan, who is currently recuperating over at the Don Orione in Orient Heights. Stop by if you get a chance for a surprise visit. 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