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POST-GAZE'rzrE' O(TOBER 25, 21113 Page 5 Whatever Happened to East Boston High School Class of "56? by Sal Giarratani Class of '56 East Boston High School was a neighborhood high school back in 1956 and have held a class reunion every five years since gradu- ation day and are now already planning for their 60 th reunion in 2016. Many of them have gotten to- gether as a group every few months too. Graduates re- turn to East Boston to dine at their 55 th anniversary back in 2011. at numerous East Boston restaurants. Many of these Eastie graduates have gone on to become teachers, sci- entists, fire fighters, police officers and business folks. By now many have retired from their professions but not from life. This band of brothers and sisters who started out on their life's adult journey after graduating from East Boston High School are getting together on Novem- ber 6 th at the Port Hole Pub on the Lynnway. The Class of '56 is still alive and kicking so says my friend Lois Bartolomi (Class of '56) who is now a retired Boston teacher and waiting for November 6 th on the Lynnway. www.depasc ualeventures.com NEAD's SUPER DUCK Tour The NEAD gang getting ready to board the Duck Boat. The North End Against Drugs took 40-plus family members, mostly children who go to the Nazzaro Cen- ter After School Program who performed at Pride Day and their parents on a SUPER DUCK TOUR. Thanks to good friend, North End native and former Boston City Councilor Paul Scapicchio and his friends at Diversified Auto and Super Duck Tours, the children and their parents were treated to an 1.5 hour land and sea tour. The highlight of the trip was the splash down into Boston Harbor. They enjoyed a glorious day, had a lot of fun and even learned a thing or two about the Revolutionary War that we did not know. North End Against Drugs is extremely grateful to Dennis PINELLIS UNCTION FACILITY" Specializing in the art of celebration Wedding, Anniversary, Quinceaera, Reunion, Birthday, Social and Corporate Events. Convenient location and valet parking makes Spinelli's East Boston the perfect location. We are dedicated to the highest level of service and professionalism to ensure the success of your special occasion. 280 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA Please Call 617-567-4499 spinellis.com Serina D'Amieo enjoying the Duck Boat Ride. Kraez at Diversified Auto for his support of their family fun programs. They had their our own Super Duck with two special guides to help them enjoy their trip. Super Duck Tours are re- ally super and the children and families are very thank- ful. "A trip of this nature would cost over $1,200 and Dennis made it all possible as well as my good friend Paul Scappichio," stated NEAD President John Romano. Bricco Boutique ItalianCuisine 241 Hanover St. * 617.248.6800 Trattoria II Panino Boston's Ist Original Trattoria 11 Parmenter St. * 617.720.1336 Quattro Grill, Rosticceria & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. 64 Cross St. 617.720.4243 N.E. Scene Boston Magazine A Magazine of Food, Wine, Tradition, Travel & Culture 256 Hanover St. * 617.570.9199 Mar6 Seafood & Oyster Bar 135 Richmond St. * 617.723.MARE Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads 241 Hanover St. * 617.248.9859 Umbria Prime 5 Story Steakhouse Oyster Bar & Night Club 295 Franklin St. 617.338.1000 DePasquale's 5 Homemade Pasta Shoppe Over 50 Varieties 66A Cross St. 617.248.9629 Eagle Design Commercial & Residential Construction 256 Hanover St. Suite 8 617.201.7951 The Ocean Club at Marina Bay 62,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Nightlife 333 Victory Rd. 617.689.0600 Fall Pumpkin Festival Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced the free and fun Fall Pumpkin Festival coming to the Boston Com- mon Frog Pond on Sunday, October 27 th, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Hundreds of il- luminated jack-o'-lanterns will be floated on the water and ParkSCIENCE activities will be offered. Attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller carved pumpkins that will be lit and then floated on the Frog Pond for a thrilling early evening display. In addition, local organizations have been invited to carve jack- o'-lanterns to put on display at the event and partici- pants will have the opportu- nity to vote on their favorite pumpkin. Children are also invited to decorate luminar- ies which will line the edge of the Frog Pond. This event is presented by the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department in partner- ship with the Skating Club of Boston and sponsors Build- ing Restoration Services Cor- poration and BRS Cares with additional support provided by Mass Farmers Markets, Next Step Living, Boston Cares and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. The free family-friendly event will include a Hallow- een Parade led by Frog Pond Freddie, a ghoulish Hallow- een puppet show by Rosalita's Puppets, a dazzling magic show by Kayla Drescher Magic, and a giant bubble show by "Bubble Man" Jim Dichter. Spooky science activities presented by the Parks Department's ParkSCIENCE program will include the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Plantmobile, Bos- ton's Best Bee Company, a Critter Exhibit hosted by the Boston Park Rangers and the ART+BIO Collaborative. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to wear Hallow- een costumes, participate in the parade around Frog Pang and bring donations of canned goods for CANshare, Mayor Menino's annual food drive for those in need. Other activities include games and giveaways by Magic 106.7 and scarily delicious snacks and re- freshments provided by New England Coffee, National Dairy Council's Fuel Up to Play, and Archway Cookies. ParkSCIENCE is made pos- sible in part with funding from Green Parks -- Green Kids Grant resulting from a partnership between the Na- tional Recreation and Park Association and the National Recreation Foundation. For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit w w w.facebook, cam bostonparksdepartment or www.cityofboston.gov /parks. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei Bistro Beer * Wine