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/ POST-GAZETTE,OECEMBER 28; 2012 Page5 Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Happy New other restaurant in East Bus- ducing a Columbus Day Pa- YearI ... Predic- ton. Prediction: Donations rade, thanks to fundraisers i ....... ~ Lions and Prom- will pour in to fund a muchinitiated by Mayor Dan Rizzo )~ " ises for 2013 made to be bro- ken by the word of Mrs. MurphyT Prediction: East Boston will become a first- class city with the new wa- ter development, new Cen- tral Square Park, proposed Lombardo Housing Complex and Bremen Street on the upswing. East Boston real es- tate will rise! ... Prediction: President Barack 0bama will fail miserably. He will be used as a pawn between the Democrat and Republican parties ... Prediction: Former President George Bush will be~ vindicated! ... Prediction: N6%v, gun laws will be en- a~0e@V[o keep schoolqehildren safe and the pu51ic!-- Pre- diction: In troubling health and after serving Boston honorably for over 20 years, Boston's first Italian Mayor Tom Menino will retire and live to smell the rosesl ... Prediction: Former State Rep. Emanuel "Gus" Serra may consider another run for public service ... Predic- tion: East Boston Chamber of Commerce will enhance their agenda to entice new membership ... Prediction: With breakfast business growing Elite Donut in Day Square may be consider ex- panding ... Prediction: With East Boston on the rise, homeowners and tenants alike will take'more pride in the upkeep of their property and surroundings by sweep- ing the street in front of their homes on a regular basis ... Prediction: Presi- dent Obama will add more social programs and more free loaders to the taxpayer burden. He will also bank- rupt the country within the next couple of years! ... Pre- diction: The one hundred missed Italia Unita weekend Feast this year! ... Predic- tion: The Hispanic commu- nity will become more in- volved in enhancing East Boston by becoming commu- nity activists and joining the Chamber of Commerce ... Promises made to be bro- ken: ... Promise: Carmella's Market formerly Gloria Cold Cuts will offer the lowest grocery prices and best qual- ity items in town! ... Prom- ise: Eastie Meter Maids will cut some slack with parking violators! ... Prediction: Word will spread about the great customer service and rates Everett Co-op Savings Bank in Everett offers! ... Predic- tton: First Priority Credit Union in East Boston will be noticed for offering excel- lent customer service ... Promises: Citizens Bank on Broadway in Revere prom- ises to send their tellers back to school to learn more about customer service ... Prediction: State Rep. Carlo Basile will be among the most sought after officials to run for higher office ... Pre- diction: John Kelly, Execu- tive Director of the Social Centers, will be presented a "Humanitarian Award" for his devotion in helping people ... Promise: The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will start servicing the citi- zens of East Boston first! ... Prediction: Framingham's Phil Giffee, Executive Direc- tor of NOAH 'will retire if His Honor the Mayor steps down! ... Prediction: YMCA's mem- bership will exceed those of other communities! ... Prom- ise: The Embassy Suites Hotel will offer Eastie resi- dents great stay over rates ... Prediction: Suffolk Downs ... Making a Difference Award in Eastie: Boston City Councilor Sal LaMat- tina, devoted, pleasant and charming ... Most Helpful and admired community activist "Buddy Mangini" ... Busi- nesses of the Year: The Lombardo Companies ... Vol- unteer of the Year: Joe Ruggiero, Ruggeiro Funeral Home ... Most Popular Fam- ily Restaurant Kelley's Pub ... Best Chef: Tony DiCenso, Rino's Place .... Vintage Res- taurant: Jeveli's ... Classi- est and Upscale Restau- rant Ecco on Porter Street ... Coziest Coffee Shop Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Elite Donut ... Best Pizza in Town: Santarpio's on Chelsea Street ... Best Media Gal: Michelle McPhee of East Boston .. Best Neigh- borhood Store: Carmella's Market ... Prettiest Female: Katie Ruggiero ... Most Suave Personality: David Modica, Ecco .... Best Dressed Man: Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina ... Best Dre&~ed Lady: Attorney Ann DiMaria ... Legendary Legal Counsel: Bob Indre- sano ... Most Distinguished Gentleman: Frank Santarpio ... Landmark Gift and Jew- elry Shop: Pericola's ... Most Missed Community Activist: Joe Keohane ... Best Pastry: Spinelli's Pastry and Ravioli ... Organization of the Year: Italia Unita ... Eastie's Sweetheart Couple: Debra and Benny Tauro ... Most Missed former East Boston- ians: Patti and Chuck Braid ... Word of the Year: Social- ist/Fascist ... Prediction: More politicians will be in- dicated for fraud and mis- used funds! ... Promise: Watchdog groups will bring will get the go ahead for a ca- the hammer down on those Thank 3Pou FROM NEAA & THE NAZZARO CENTER Ted Tomasone, Louis Cavagnaro and the entire North End Athletic Association would like to extend their thanks to everyone who made the 42nd annual North End Christmas Parade Celebration such a tremendous success. Along with all of the wonderful people who braved the wintery weather to attend the day, we'd like to thank North End Against Drugs and the Nazzaro Center for their continued support and we send a special 'thank you' to the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. Lastly, but certainly not least, we want to give our heartfelt thanks to Donato Frattaroli of Lucia Ristorante for his constant support and his generous donation to the NEAA Christmas Parade. 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