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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 23, 2011 Page 7 Mrs. Murphy... As I See It 'Tis the night before Christ- mas and all through the streets of East Boston believers are lining up to catch a glimpse of Santa. Sleigh bells can be heard in the distance as Santa is mak- ing his way into East Boston. People are waiting in excite- ment for Santa and his reindeers to arrive. The chil- dren cry with joy as Santa steps out of his sleigh with a list and a bag of gifts. Santa starts his visit at Central Square where the Chamber of Commerce is waiting with hot chocolate and cookies. He waves to Chamber President Neffo Cappuccio, EB Main Streets Director Clark Moulaison and other volun- teers and says, "I'11 be doing my shopping locally this year"! Noticeably missing from the greeters is Frank Durante, Santa wishes him well! Among the crowd is Massport friend Anthony Guerriero who continues to do great work with the com- munity of East Boston. Santa smiles at him and says Tom Butler would be very proud. Hiz Honor Mayor Tom Menino has given him the key to the city. Santa in return gives the mayor a new bicycle to ride into City Hall everyday ... Santa isn't surprised by all the discontent in the coun- try and warns America they need a new President ... Santa spots Paul Travaglini of First Priority Credit Union and Liz Jones of Everett Co-Operative Banks and gives them the Platinum Award for providing excellent service to their customers ... Santa sees the Lombardo family always pleasant and nice and Vinny gives Santa some special advice and Santa gives Vinny a set of brand new golf clubs. There is also an invitation for Santa to Vincent's Nightclub in Randolph so Santa and the Mrs. can enjoy an evening out on the town ... Jerry of Gloria Stores on Everett Street is waving a huge Salami in the air trying to get Santa's at- tention to give him a bag of Italian goodies to share with BUON NATALE! -THE LOMBARDO FAMILY- ' Lo o s Conference & Function Facilities  reat qllings Start l@re l 2011 Newly Renovated! THE LOMBARDO COMPANIES I Vincentsnightclub 781.986.5000 Visit us on Facebook! his friends ... He rides through the streets and waves at the people he sees ... There is Dino Manca, Buddy Mangini, Joey Cuzzi, Michele McPhee, Diane Modica, Grace Previte- Magoon and so many more ... he is very very pleased! The Tauro family has fresh baked cookies for Santa and an in- vitation to the Mt. Carmel Church for a blessing. Santa winks at Ben and says, "Keep up the good work." ... Making his way up to Orient Heights to visit with the Ruggiero fam- ily and get a gander at the Christmas tree in the square, his sleigh stalls and it's a quick call to Pat Todisco's Towing Company and Santa is back on his way! ... He heads up to the Don Orione and visits with the residents bringing along his singing and accordion duo to spread the love to everyone. He ventures down to Kelley's Pub where he sits with the Mastrangelo's and hashes over old times and the good old boxing days. John gives Santa a pair of bronzed box- ing gloves. Santa enjoys a beer or two before moving on to Ecco Restaurant where he's greeted by Dave Modica with a dinner certificate for fme dining...It's off for a pizza and bbq lamb at Santarpio's on Chelsea Street where he gives Frank Santarpio a big box of cigars that he picked up at his good friends at Tufts (Continued on Page 13) 00-Iappg 00Iolidags East Boston Chamber of Commerce Helpinfl local business to do business 175 McClellan Highway East Boston, MA 02128 Tel. 617.569.5000 Fax 617.569.1945 E-mail: EastBoston.Chamber@ Website: Merry Christmas and a Iappg Jew year EAST BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 72 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Phone: 617.569.5590 Fax: 617.569.4846 SILl, Ten Rel,| |o| e|BlSTilU eu| Per Ouncge O0 781-286-CASH pi I/Ve Buy Diamonds, Gold and Silver lewelry'l We Buy Gold and Silver Coins  Rr ye 0,: 345 Broadway, Revere # ServingtheCommunityfor33Years Hours lOo5:3O pm every day. Saturdays & Sundays until 3:3O pm from now until Christmas DIVORCE CRIMINAL Buon Natale LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. CIANO 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY GENERAL PRACTICE OF LA W WILLS ESTATE PLANNING TRUSTS PERSONAL INJURY * WORKERS COMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141 3-3uon A/'ata& ( v.0. Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS AUTO * HOMEOWNERS * TENANTS LIFE * HEALTH * BUSINESS GROUP Experience makes the difference WE PROMISE TO MEET OR IMPROVE YOUR PRESENT POLICY COVERAGE AT AFFORDABLE RATES CALL TODAY FOR YOUR QUOTE 617-523-3456 1 Longfellow Place - Suite 2322 - Boston, MA 02114