Monthly Archives: October 2009

Prescribing patience – Menino says city will act quickly once vaccines are available

October 31, 2009
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Prescribing patience – Menino says city will act quickly once vaccines are available

As hundreds of East Bostonians lined up outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) over the weekend to receive their annual seasonal flu shot, there was a lot of talk and questions in the line about when the state will start dolling out the highly anticipated H1N1 vaccine. The clamor here and in...

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One memorable day in Eastie

October 31, 2009
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One memorable day in Eastie

By Joshua Resnek Air Force One landed in East Boston at exactly 11:21 Friday morning. The blue and white gleaming big bird shone in the morning light. The Boeing 747 taxied over to the tarmac by the MassPort Fire Station at the northernmost part of the sprawling airport. About fifty members of the press...

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Jets extend their winning streak to six games with a shutout victory over Brighton

October 31, 2009
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The East Boston High School Jets football team extended its winning streak to six with a shutout over Brighton Friday. Eastie pounded Brighton 37-0 while improving to 6-1 on the season. The Jets’ Brandon Amodeo continued to impress scoring two of Eastie’s six touchdowns. It seemed to be all over from the start for...

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Maverick Street project receives the ZBA’s go-ahead

October 31, 2009
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A slightly scaled down version of the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) affordable rental project at 170 Maverick Street was approved by Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) last Tuesday. The project was given a green light by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last year and all that is left to do, according...

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Mayor Menino – The right decisions are often the tough ones

October 31, 2009
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The first unwritten rule of politics is that a politician does everything he or she can do to get re-elected. Often, and too sadly, doing what is right as opposed to what is popular are often at the different ends of the spectrum. Many times our political leaders will opt for doing what is...

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Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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Ronald Marino Malden resident Ronald J. Marino of Malden, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on October 23. He was the loving son of the late Alfred R. and Lillian (Tranfaglia) Marino; dear brother of the late Alfred Marino and his surviving spouse, Pauline Marino, of Revere and the late Philip Marino, Nancy Jenner, and...

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The past and present – JPNA discusses future of Immigration Station

October 22, 2009
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The past and present – JPNA discusses future of Immigration Station

Believe it or not, that dilapidated warehouse next to the Navy Fuel Pier on Marginal Street was second only to Ellis Island as a point of entry for thousands of Irish, Jewish and Italians immigrants into the U.S. during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Across Marginal Street from the former Immigration Station building...

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Jets overwhelm Blue Hills, 42-6

October 22, 2009
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Jets overwhelm Blue Hills, 42-6

The East Boston High School Jets football team seems to be unstoppable this season with another big victory over Blue Hills Friday. The Jets improved to 5-1 on the season with a 42-6 blowout over Blue Hills. Eastie scored 14 points in each quarter except the fourth and Blue Hills was unable to score...

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Men of letters – Santiago and Coard will be honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner

October 22, 2009
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Men of letters – Santiago and Coard will be honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner

Geronimo Santiago, a fixture around the East Boston APAC office will be among those honored at the 35th Annual Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 30 at the Marriot Boston Copley Place in Boston. Both APAC’s Geronimo Santiago and ABCD President Bob Coard will be celebrated for their...

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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

October 22, 2009
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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

On Monday, October 26 the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will hold a public meeting for the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that will be the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at...

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