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t . , . , , r PAGE 6 POST-GAZETI'E, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 "HISTORIC DAY" by Marie C. Simboli It was a Historic Day in the City of Chelsea as one deter- mined and capable guy from the North End, who grew up in a five-floor walkup on Hanover Street, brought the Boston Division of the FBI to Chelsea. Over thirty years ago, Anthony Simboli made a commitment to the city of Chelsea and has not given up. Despite incred- ible odds and obstacles, he and his children, Anthony and Patricia, have worked to bring businesses and buildings to the city that was once devastated by fire. It was a historic day when a group of civilians and agents relocated from Center Plaza Boston to Chelsea. It is time for other Boston businesses to do the same. Hotels, healthcare, housing, shopping, restaurants, and new public transportation make this the next great oppor- tunity. ACS Development Cor- poration, the company Anthony Simboli built, is ready, willing, and eager for its next project in the city. It is a transformed environment from thirty years ago. Flags are flying, signs have Developer Anthony C. Simbol/, standing next to the monument sign at the entrance to the new FBI Headquarters on Everett Avenue and Spruce Streets in Chelsea, MA. been unveiled, and employees are arriving. A new day is dawn- ing in the city of Chelsea! If you want to teach the lessons of grit and i'esilience, perseverance and testing the limits of one's physical and mental limits, then The new eight-story, 275,00 square foot, state-of-the-art FBI Headquarters. look no further than Anthony C. Simboli. Nearly eighty years ago, he started selling newspa- pers outside St. Mary's church. Riding his bicycle ,piled high with so many papers he had to stand up to see, he and his brother Pat (who could often be found warming up at the back of the church) cornered the market on Sunday sales , only to be told to "shoo" by the "big boys" in town back in the '40s. With that bump in the road, he turned to selling greeting cards door-to-door and went on to get himself a Boston Col- lege education while working nights at a printing shop. The story goes on and on. But today he still works every day. And if the "big boys" from the.forties who controlled the streets of the North End could not appreciate his determination, we sure hope the big boys from the FBI will be grateful for the Herculean effort he put forth to build a beautiful building and to continue the change in Chelsea. We are proud to call a talent- ed, determined, and generous man one of our own. Congratu- lations[ Job well done[[ I am proud to use the name Simboli as Anthony is my broth- er. And he is so proud to say he was born and brought up in the North End. ~Trumpific and Triumphant! A victory well- deserved for President-elect Donald Trump who pulled off the impossible ... The timing was right, voters were disgusted with the establishment and wanted CHANGE ... Bye-bye Obamas, Bye-bye Clintons, Bye- bye Bushes, Bye-bye Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Streisand and others celebs that vowed they'd move out of the country if Trump got elected! Don't let the American people stop you! They're talking Canada! Why not Mexico or Guatemala? Are they prejudiced??? ... I think protesting over Trump's vic- tory from Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters is un-American ... I disagree with the protesters; Trump is .not a racist, and the culprits that divided this country are living in the White House .... Trump hasn't even taken the oath of office, give him a chance[ ... Despite all odds, media thrash- ing, Hollywood desecration of his name, and many estab- lished politicians including Republicans and Democrats saying rubbish about him day after day, TRUMP WON[ ... I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when Trump met Obama at the White House the next day ... It's with a sigh of relief, the campaign is over! No more derogatory statements from Liz Warren, Mitt Romney, Charlie Baker, Paul Ryan, the entitled Bush family, Hollywood celebrities, or Bill Weld and his sidekick what's-his-name Johnson[... I did feel some sor- row for Clinton, who believed she was a shoo-in[ It had to come as a terrible shock when she learned she had lost. She's ... As l See It done in politics, too much bag- gage .... No surprise: ~Welfare- chusetts Gimmees" voted Clin- ton, although several towns did go for Trump .... The traditional annual Election Day Lunch in East Boston was hosted by State Senator Joe Boncore at the famous Santarpio's Pizza on Chelsea Street. Guests in- cluded Bobby DeLeo, Carlo Basile, Mike Capuano, Bobby Travaglini, Gus Serra, Anthony Petruccelli, Sal LaMattina, Paul Scappicchio, John Nucci, and Stan Rosenberg. Constituents Rosemarie "Cassy" Martorana and Denise LoConte joined in the party. Varieties of pizza and barbecue steak, lamb and sausages were the staples of the lunch. The popular event drew a packed house! ... We're approaching Thanksgiving and Christmas is almost in our face. The months go by so quickly that many consumers haven't caught up with last year's Christmas debt. Christmas is no longer celebrated as a reli- gious holiday, but a means for retail stores to make their end- of-year profits. The true mean- ing of Christmas is gone ... A fundraiser given by State Sena- tor Joe Boncore and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina was held for City Councilor at- Large Annissa Essaibi-George at Kelley's Pub on Thursday, November 3rd. Essaibi-George is a former East Boston High School teacher serving her first term as at-large coun- cilor. She was welcomed by a packed house. Refreshments were served ... Why cook a Thanksgiving Day Turkey when Spinelli's Catering offers a great fully cooked Thanksgiving Din- ner at an affordable cost?... Happy Thanksgiving! Till next time! PRAYER TO ST. PEREGRINE Patron Saint of the Cancer Afflicted 0 great Saint Peregrine, you who bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease, and were favored with the vision of Je- sus Christ coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction, ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of these sick people whom we U'ust to you. (Pause here to silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying). Aidcxl by your intercessions, we praise God and give thanks for His kindness and mercy. Amen in Boston's North End Will be open on THANKSGIVING DAY from1 PM to 8 PM In addtion to our Regular Menu We Will Feature a 3-COURSE TRADITIONAL TURKEY DINNER For Reservations call 617.367.2948 RICHMOND ST. - BOSTON, MA ristorantevillafrancesca.com The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZErrE P.O. 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