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POST-GAZE'I-rE, JUNE 16, 2017 PAGE 7 a N.E. Patriots Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy Coming June 2gh to East Boston Kiwanis Club Meeting Thanks to Local Author, NFL Player Agent One of the Vince Lombardi trophies won by the New Eng- land Patriots will be coming to East Boston next week and featured at the Tuesday, June 20th meeting of the East Boston Kiwanis Club. Sean Stellato, an NFL player agent who will be the guest speaker at the club's meeting, will bring the trophy with him and make it available for photos. The public is invited to attend the Kiwanis meeting, which begins at 6:00 pm at Spinelli's Function Hall in Day Square, but tickets must be purchased in advance, "and reserved by Friday, June 16a by contacting Marisa DiPietro at 617-650- 3442 or at mdipietro@ebsoc. org. Mr. SteUato played several seasons in the Arena Football League and today serves as a sports agent for a number of NFL players, including Patriots' team members Nate Eber and Ryan Allen. Stellato is also the author of No Backing Down, an inspirational story about the 1994 Salem High School foot- ball team. His book chronicles the 11-day teachers strike and highlights the coach's contro- versial decision to continue to coach the team despite a cease-and-desist order. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The Kiwanis Club of East Boston is an organization of volunteers dedicated to chang- ing the world one child and one community at a time through community service. The Ki- wanis Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6:00 pm in Spinelli's. It will be beau- tiful when fin- ished! But for ........ the time being, /i ;, Central Square continues to be an eyesore and difficult to drive through. Now that the summer is here and traffic becomes heavier, drivers should avoid the Square un- less it's necessary. How much longer does the City of Boston think these people can endure the construction that seems to have no ending? ... Seniors at the Barnes Bingo were thrilled after learning that their be- loved former State Representa- tive Carlo Basil is planning on a visit with them during their bingo game ... Word is Ste- phen Passacantilli of the North End, candidate for Boston City Council, will have some heavy competition in East Boston with Eastie's own Lydia Ed- wards, who recently kicked off her campaign and already received an endorsement from Suffolk County Sheriff Tomp- kins. Another candidate vy- ing for votes is former Jeffries Point Neighborhood Chairper- son Margaret Farmer; expect a split in votes in East Boston ... Prices reportedly vary depend- ing on which Dunkin' Donuts Ill Ill ' l ... As l See It franchise you visit. Do some charge more than others? More than one person has said it! ... A nonprofit marijuana dispensary in Quincy has cre- ated marijuana-infused pizza; they say it's for patients to al- leviate pain and discomfort. More drivers on the road under the influence? ... Accused of sexual assault, Bill Cosby has finally gone to trial and already his lawyers are crying race dis- crimination in the jury selec- tion. After a multitude of wom- en have accused the disgraced comedian of sexual assault, it appears Cosby's attorneys will turn the trial into a question of racial discrimination. So what else is new? .... Men beware: Catcalling of any kind is now described as sexual harass- ment .... People are organizing against political corruption. An anti-corruption campaign is sweeping across the state and town meetings are an ideal place to build anti-corruption movements according to Reed Schimmelfing, spokesperson for the Western Mass Chapter of Represent Us. Campaign fi- nance reform is on the table for review among other issues. The resolutions call on elected officials to support the Ameri- can Anti-Corruption Act and craft their own anti-corruption reform for each jurisdiction ... The saga continues at one of the condo buildings along Re- vere Beach Blvd. While every condo complex along the beach and beyond has had their air conditioning turned on since May, three Trustees remain adamant and didn't apply for a variance until June 12 (90F) to convert to air conditioning, and it will take at least two to three days to be turned on[ Beware who you vote inI The Jack Sater House that houses elderly, run by the City of Re- vere, has their air on! Nurs- ing homes and hospitals have their air on. But these three strange amigos remain firm and could care less how high temperatures soar as long as they show residents who is BOSS! ... I'm definitely for fir- ing Bill Maher for his disgust- ing use of an insulting word that shocked everyone recent- ly. It's airheads like Bill Maher and Paula Dean that give white folks a bad name. I thought the old days were gone forever and suddenly up pops an idiot who uses the N-word for a laugh. However, no one is laughing Bill! ... 7Yll next time! Take Dad Fishing and Kayaking on the-Esplanade this Father's Day Q The Esplanade Association is proud to present our first annual Family Adventures! Family Adventures invites children, teens and families to visit the Esplanade and learn about the amaz'mg diversity of habitats, animals, and plants living in their backyard. Come celebrate Father's Day on the Esplanade and learn about the history of the Charles River and the amazing fish species that live in it as you kayak through the Esplanade lagoons and fish along the docks. Family Adventures runs from i0:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 18th and is free and fun for all ages. Spots are limited. Sign up today by emailing Micah Jasny at mjasny@esplanadeassociation, org. Sponsored by: J Please br'mg a non-perishable food item to benefit The North End Emergency Food Pantry NSC