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Page 6 POST-GAZET I"E, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 IACO Cultural Event IN BRAINTREE (IACO) Italian-American Cultural Organization of the South Shore: An Italian culture group that fosters a greater awareness of the Italian culture based on the South Shore of Massachusetts will be hositing an Italian Cultural Event on Monday, December 2nd 2013 at 7:00 pm at Grove Manor, Braintree MA. The guest speaker will be Libby Morris and she will speak about her company Giardini di.Sole. Libby will talk about the mission of the company, it's found- ing, products and featured artisans. Included in her pre- sentation she will introduce and sample special blended Italian olive oils. Visit for more information or join us as we discover and share our Italian culture. Refreshments will be served. General public and visitors are always welcomed. For further information, please contact Dominic Candelieri by calling 617-842-4222 or by email at dcandelieri@verizon, net. ALFRED ZAPPALA to Speak at North End Library Mr. Alfred Zappala, Esq., will talk about his efforts to improve the economy of Sicily through his Sicilian Project on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST at the North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, North End, Boston. The mission of the Sicilian Project is to encourage formal English-language training for Sicilian students from primary grades through college in order to prepare them to compete in the global economy. For more information about Mr. Zappala's work, visit ww w. alfredzappala, com. East Boston SANTA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013 PARADE BEGINS AT 4:00 PM! Ends at Orient Heights Square Lighting of the TREE! Hot Chocolate~Refreshments~Entertainment Parade Route details coming soon/ In front of Ruggerio Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston, MA 02128 Feuding family cousins are de- laying the open- ing of Market Basket at North- gate Shopping Center in Revere. However, I heard the court has settled their dis- putes and they're expected to open in January of 2014 ... Revere City Councilor at- Large-Tony Zambuto was commissioned as elector at St. Anthony's Shrine on Arch Street in BostonT Congratu- lations Tony! ... Milford's re- cent approval by the Gaming Commission to apply for a li- cense doesn't mean a casino is going there! The commu- nity voted against it! What are people so afraid of??? Crime will find its way into the town with or without a casino! ... Diehards con- tinue to hold "No Casino" signs in East Boston, despite the fact East Boston people didn't care about the jobs a casino would create and voted it down. Looks like these hecklers have noth- ing better to do, "but kill the casino and kill time!" ... What's the big attraction at the Kowloon Restaurant??? Kowloon Restaurant on Route One is always packed. As huge as the restaurant and parking lot is, it's hard to find a parking space on Friday and Saturday evenings! ... Sparrows have taken over the Food Court at Square One Mall. People trying to eat inside the Food Court are Murphy... As I See It being bothered by sparrows flying and walking around. These little creatures are landing on food tables eating leftover food. Some idiots are even feeding them. In fact, the little creatures are having such a great time dining with mall patrons they'll never leave. Do mall officials know these birds are a health hazard? It's unknown how many times these little birds have pooped on tables and people. But I do know it's unsanitary to serve food in the Food Court while the birds are there. One would think Food Court managers would have the common sense to block the holes in the ceiling that are letting the birds in ... It's no surprise Boston's retir- ing Mayor Tom Menino is being offered a position as Co-director of the "Initiative on Cities of Boston's Univer- sity" new urban fundraising foundation. Many politicians after leaving office go to work for universities. (Remember former State Senate Presi- dent Billy Bulger, "nick- named the Corrupt Midget," and brother of the notorious Whitey Bulger was President of U-Mass after he le t pub- lic office despite the fact he was not qualified). Getting back to Menino, voters be- lieved Menino was too sick to run Boston any longer and are surprised to learn that Menino is still willing to work .... Revere residents are excited and hoping that a casino deal in their city is struck. Unlike East Boston pessimists, Revere people want the jobs and amenities a casino can bring to their city ... Two life sentences plus five years for convicted crime boss Whitey Bulger is no relief for families that lost loved ones under the Bulger reign of terror. He should have been given the electric chair. Good riddance to bad rubbish! Deceased FBI agent Elliot Ness, also known as an "untouchable" must be turn- ing over in his grave to learn of the wide spread FBI corruption during the Bulger era. Besides the FBI, Boston Police and State Police cover-ups, Whitey had his Senate President brother Billy at his side ... Once upon a time European immi- grants came to this country to look for a better way of life by means of hard work. Today, under the liberal democrats agenda people come to this country to col- lect welfare and freebies ... It's that time of year where abuse by GREEDY PEOPLE that (CAN AFFORD TO BUY TURKEYS AND X-MAS TOYS), will take advantage of the generosity of others, and go to food pantries for FREE turkeys, and write to Santa for FREE toys for their kids!T! ... Have a Happy Thanksgiving ... Till next time! Notice of 2013 East Boston Chamber of of Officers OFFICERS: President: Scott Heigel- mann, Heavy Advertising; 1st Vice President: Marisa DiPietro, East Boston Social Center; 2nd Vice President: Thom De Paulo, Meridian Insurance; 3"d Vice Presi- dent: Albert "Buddy" Mangini, G2 Security; Treasurer: Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank; Secretary: Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Frank Freni, LPL Finan- cial; Janeen Hansen, Massport; Marita Palavicini, Vilma's Boutique; Tony Portillo, Star Service Corp. The elections will take place at the East Boston Chamber offices at 175 McClellan Highway Suite 1, East Boston, MA 02128, on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 11:30 am-2:00 pm and also 4:30 pm-5:30 pm. (Candidates for Officers and Directors are typically present at this time.) All East Boston Chamber of Commerce members in good standing as of November 13, 2013, are eligible to vote. Good standing requires that members be current on their membership dues. Each member business of the Chamber is allowed one vote; however, Chamber By Laws stipulates that any member who joined the Chamber after August 31st of the current year shall not be entitled to vote in this elec- tion. Voting by multiple rep- resentatives of the same business is not allowed. Proxy voting and absentee voting are not allowed. All voting results will be counted and reported after 5:30 pm on Thursday, De- cember 12, 2013, at the Chamber office; results will then be made available on the Chamber website and by phone call request as well. A Nominations Committee is selected each year and is responsible for identifying candidates for the board of directors. Any other eligible candidates seeking to run for the open Board positions are invited to run through the process for Independent Nomination outlined below. According to the by-laws of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, any member that has been in good stand- ing for a minimum of one year as of January 2013 may run for office by Independent Nomination. To be placed on the ballot for the Board of Directors, independent nominees must obtain the signatures of at least ten (10) members of the Cham- ber and forward them (by December 2"d) to the Chamber Secretary, Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neigh- borhood Health Center, 175 McClellan Highway, no less than I0 days prior to the day of elections which take place on December 12, 2013. Independent nominees for Treasurer or Secretary Po- sitions must meet the above requirements as well as having been a member of the Board of Directors for at least two of the previous five years. If you have questions regarding nominations, elections, or responsibilities of Board Directors, please contact the East Boston Chamber at info@eastboston chamber, org Please come to the East Boston Chamber office and VOTE on Thursday, Decem- ber 12, 2013! Thank you, Diane Modica, Esq President, 2012 & 2013 J HAPPY HOLIDAY5 from\ @el.6 ra @ HAIR MAKE-UP THREADING WAXING KERATIN TREAIMENT Shaida - Kristen - Jenna & Marie We would like to THANK all of our new clients with a FREE eyebrow threadin9 when you book any hair servke. Call us at 617.726.1511 or stop by 26 Parmenter Street, North End to schedule your next appointment V