Monthly Archives: September 2009

Coming attractions – Zumix gives a tour of its new location at the former Engine 40 Firehouse

September 24, 2009
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Coming attractions – Zumix gives a tour of its new location at the former Engine 40 Firehouse

Zumix, East Boston’s popular music education program, took the opportunity Saturday to hold a community open house and show off its new digs at the corner of Sumner and Orleans streets. Currently more than three-quarters through construction, the Engine 40 Firehouse is expected to open by the end of this year. Zumix, the neighborhood...

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Enter, stage left – Capuano positions himself as the natural successor to Kennedy

September 24, 2009
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Enter, stage left – Capuano positions himself as the natural successor to Kennedy

Relying on his liberal stance on most issues and ability to maneuver the halls of Capitol Hill, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano officially announced his candidacy for Massachusetts’ open U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. In a speech that was delivered at the Omni Parker House in Boston, the same place...

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Major successes at Excel Academy

September 24, 2009
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While some national statistics would suggest that minority students tend to fall behind white students when it comes to middle and high school test scores, students from East Boston’s Excel Academy charter school are bucking the trend. For the second year in a row, the students in Excel Academy’s Class of 2009 ranked first...

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Pop Warner

September 24, 2009
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C Team The East Boston C team Jets took the field on Sunday afternoon against a very talented Boston Raiders team. In the fist half, the Raiders punched in a touchdown on a third and goal to open the scoring, but failed on the extra point. The Jets came right back on a drive...

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Registration is open for the Mayor’s Cup; the action begins Oct. 3

September 24, 2009
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Team registration is now open for the 16th annual Mayor’s Cup Youth Ice Hockey Tournament. The competition, sponsored by Comcast and the Boston Bruins Foundation, returns to Boston on October 3 and 4 and continues October 10 and 11 with finals on Sunday, October 18. The 2009 tournament is hosted by Boston Centers for...

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One Step Closer – Casinos are starting to look like a sure bet

September 24, 2009
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With the support of Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo now a reality, casino gambling has taken a large, incremental step closer. With State Senate President Therese Murray also on board, this leaves only the governor to weigh in, and the debate will be virtually at an end, although there will be meetings, public...

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Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Paul Imperato, 77 Retired Railroad Conductor Paul Imperato of Revere died on September 17 at the Hammersmith Nursing Care Center in Saugus. He was 77 years old. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a former railroad conductor. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Ranno); devoted father of Paul Imperato...

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A losing play

September 19, 2009
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A losing play

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Some people fight to win and some people fight to lose, so the saying goes. Well, it seems with the Democratic primary just around the corner on Tuesday, September 22, Michael Flaherty, Sam Yoon and Kevin McCrea are fighting to lose. The triumvirate that have all tried to unseat entrenched...

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Flu concerns are causing headaches

September 19, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As a new school year began across East Boston last week, there is still uncertainty, fear and even misinformation on the H1N1 influenza pandemic, commonly referred to as swine flu. Last year, two Eastie schools–the Mario Umana Middle School Academy and the James Otis Elementary School–were closed for a week...

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No small accomplishment: Eastie hosts district’s first-ever Montessori classroom

September 19, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Last week, East Boston became the first neighborhood to host Boston Public Schools’ first-ever Montessori classroom at the Early Education Center on Gove Street. Twenty students entering pre-school and kindergarten will be taught in the Montessori philosophy. Dr. Carol Johnson, Boston Public Schools superintendent, promised to provide a free Montessori...

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