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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 22, 2011 Simple Times (Continued part of the continuing heal- ing and rebounding of the archdiocese." Despite Cardinal O'Malley's recent ruling vigils are ongoing at three of the six parishes. Those reasons are the same old tired refrain by Vatican officials who also Continently avoid the fact that many priests' minis- tries prevent them from daily overseeing parishes tar- geted for closing. Borre adds: "We are deeply disappointed in the refusal of Cardinal O'Malley to take into account the landmark decision from the Congrega- tion of the Clergy ordering from Page 5) American bishops to open 12 parochial churches for Catholic worship." Jon Rogers, a parishioner of St. Francis X. Cabrini of Scituate, promises that he and numerous other Catho- lics shall continue the fight to stop shuttering churches within Boston's Archdio- cese. "We're going to ignore this ... as we have for about seven years." A truism witnessed throughout the Catholic Church's history is that its faithful harbors hope that is impenetrable by mere mor- tals. Adds Burro: "The fight is on." Res Publica (Continued from Page 2) to stand up for our families their campaigns. Go to the rather than the multina- American Jobs Alliance web tional corporations and Wall page, click on "take action Street bankers that fund now." Steven J. D'Amico is a member of the American Jobs Alliance http:/ / and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 4 th Bristol District. Iappy jlnniersartj from EAST BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 72 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Phone: 617.569.5590 Fax: 617.569.4846 I II INCOME TAX PREPARATION Financial Services . Professional Tax Consultant Personal & Business Year Round Service M.P. & Co. 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The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN Boston's oldest commer- cial building since 1718 is about to become a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant. Currently, the former Old Corner Bookstores at the corner of Washington and School streets is vacant. Over the years, this building has hosted many things. I remember back as a kid in the '50s, it was City Plaza, which advertised "sliced crispy pizza" for 15 cents per slice. The building was restored in the '60s by His- toric Boston Inc., and the Boston Globe leased three floors in 1997 for the Boston Globe Bookstore. The Boston Landmarks Commission has already approved new signage for the Mexican restaurant. Good things are coming at the corner as a vacant site gets filled fueling the Downtown Crossing area again. WHAT ABOUT EAST BOSTON WATERFRONT? When I was a little kid living on Lewis Street, I remember taking the old two-cent ferry from the North End over to East Boston with fIappy d/hiniersanj JOSEPH RUSSO FUNERAL HOME INC. 814 American Legion Highway Roslindale, MA 617-325-7300 Norl;h End Against, 0rugs, Inc .:. my family visiting friends in Eastie. When the Mystic Bridge was built, ferries were no longer the first choice of commuters cross- ing the harbor. While the South Boston Waterfront/Seaport District continues to grow and pros- per, East Boston is sputter- ing along. Recently, City Councilor Sal LaMattina told a Boston Globe reporter, "I love my neighbors in South Boston but it's time the city looked at East Boston. It's our time now." State Repre- sentive Carlo Basile adds in, "South Boston is so hot, everyone wants to live over there, but we have a better view." There's been hope over the years, but too often road- blocks are blocking progress on the East Boston side of the harbor. Four projects have languished for years including The Portside at Pier One on Marginal Street, New Street on New Street, Clippership Wharf at Lewis Street and the Hodge Boiler Works on Sumner Street. The Boston Waterfront has helped Charlestown, South Boston and the North End and as many in East Boston clamor, "It's Eastie's turn n ow." SACRED HEART FESTIVAL A GREAT TIME FOR ALL Last week's Sacred Heart Festival over in East Boston has become a new neigh- borhood tradition. This year's festival had some great music too. Last Satur- day evening, Beawolfe, the big bad band from Eastie opened up for Taveras and folks heard some solid rock and roll. Beawolfe had been around for years, dis- appeared for a while but is. now back. DOWN IN NORTIt ATTLEBORO The 31 st Anniversary North Attleboro Firefighters Kid's Day was held July 7-10 with two nights of fireworks. The whole town comes out for this annual summer tradition. Rides, games, cot- ton candy and fireworks, who could ask for more? If you missed it this year, plan to attend next July. North Attleboro is Exit 5 on Route 95. TONY'S CLAM SHOP ON WOLLASTON BEACH The Phantom Gourmet calls this place "a hidden jewel." There are lots of clam places around but Tony's is the very best. The price is right and quality of food outstanding. It is right across the street from the beach where you can take your fish over to the seawall. Next time you're out there, tell Roy and Scan, Sal says hi. LATEST NEWS ON THE IRISH FRONT AS a member of the Irish Social Club and as a nephew of one of the organization's founding members, I was glad to read the good news that at the June 26 mem- bership drive at the Club, over 200 folks stopped by and signed up. There is ob- viously still a place for the Irish Social Club in 2011. I believe this proves that there is, indeed, enough community support to save the club from going out of business. Kudos to City Councilor Matt O'Malley, State Repre- sentative Ed Coppinger and City Councilor John Con- nolly for showing up at the membership drive and sign- hag up too. Their support has been appreciated by mem- bers of Boston's Irish Ameri- can community. The Club on Park Street had its roots in Dorchester where my Uncle Neal (Harrington) would both assist in organizing and publicizing the Irish Social Club's social events. Back in his day, this organization wasn't just for dances, it was a place to network, find jobs and meet future husbands and wives. It was a gather- ing place for the Irish Ameri- can community. My mother would often come to these dances and others held within the Irish American community. I believe it was premature to declare the club a thing of the past. All those showing up recently to join prove this quite well. With a much larger membership and con- tinued recruitment within both the Irish American and Irish immigrant communi- ties, I am sure they will be dancing to Irish music for some time to come. However, I thought the negative spin to Stephen Smith's letter did not serve the Irish Social Club's best interests. At this moment, the motives behind the origi- nal closing aren't as impor- tant as getting the music started up again over on Park Street. J-Iappy jdnnit00ersanj 00iiJ00 MICHAEL CEMETERY 500 Canterbury Street Boston, MA 02131 617,524,1036 www, the Italian for over 100 years!