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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 21,2013 EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS- Networking Breakfast by Sal Giarratani The East Boston Main Streets folks held its community networking breakfast at Spinelli's in Day Square on Wednesday, June 12 th. The function room was packed to hear keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano speak on his take of what is happen- ing today down in Washing- ton. He spoke on the lack of compromise that has log- jammed the government from dealing with issues that need to be dealt with such as immigration re- form. Over 200 folks were in attendance to hear the congressman speak of his passion to serve the people and trying to be their voice on Capitol Hill. The event also gave attendees a way to mingle among themselves and share business experi- ences and offer advice in bringing new business to this community. Max Gruner, the executive director of East Boston Main Streets also announced that on June 20 th at 6:00 pm the Strand Theater in Uphams Corner would be the site of the Boston Main Streets Annual Awards Ceremony honoring Main Streets vol- unteers and Businesses of 2013. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) Wall that Heals Draws Large Crowds in Revere by Sal Giarratani Revere was transformed recently into a Vietnam Memorial over the holiday week- end of Flag Day/Bunker Hill Day as the "Wall that Heals," a travelling Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrived in Revere and was sta- tioned for public viewing from June 13-16 behind the Beachmont VFW Post at Frederick's Park. Opening ceremonies were held in the quiet rain of Thursday, June 13 th. This event came about thanks to a committee of veterans and citizens and was led by Revere Veterans Agent Nick Bua for the past several months. He called the Wall's visit to Revere "a very powerful time for those who served in Vietnam and even for those who did not." The crowd was a mix of young and old, veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Guest speaker was state Representa- tive Harold P. Naughton, Jr., who spoke of his father who had served in World War II. The representative himself is a retired major in the U.S. Army having served in Iraq. State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, D-East Boston, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and State Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr., D-Clinton. WE ARE LOVE SPECIAL EDITION AVAILABLE NOW iiiiiiiiiii0000i00!ii!ii0000i!00, !i!!!i!i!iil, ? SAT SEPTEMBER 14 BANk OF AMERICA PAVILION BUY TICKETS AT LIVENATION.COM TICKET ABE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION BOX OFFICE CHARGE BY PHONE: 800"745-3000, All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice, A service charge may be added to each ticket. ILVOLOMUSIC.COM M@ILVOLO IB/ILVOLOMUSIC