Monthly Archives: October 2009

Congressman’s travels – Capuano is on his own — and that’s just fine

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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A Fitting Gateway – New bridge will be a sight to behold

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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Obituaries – 10-14-09

October 14, 2009
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Nancy Delaney, 49 Former Lotus Computer Co. employee Nancy A. Delaney, a six-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on October 10. She was 49 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1981, she worked for a brief time for Lotus Computer Co. in Cambridge until health problems shortened...

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City Year makes Umana’s day

October 7, 2009
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City Year makes Umana’s day

His family’s enduring legacy was rooted here in East Boston so it was fitting that the young volunteers from City Year dedicated their upcoming year of service to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and kicked off their opening day beautifying the Mario Umana Middle School Academy. The City Year volunteers spent last Friday...

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Jets improve to 3-1 with a shutout of CHS

October 7, 2009
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Jets improve to 3-1 with a shutout of CHS

The East Boston High Jets football team improved to 3-1 on the season with a decisive victory over Charlestown High School 44-0. Eastie’s devastating offense came out swinging in the first quarter with a pair of touchdowns by Brandon Campbell and Stanley Greene followed by two, two point conversions making the score 16-0 at...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Although there were some concerns over traffic and rerouting of traffic during bridge construction, Vitagliano...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey Report

October 7, 2009
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Week two of the regular season featured two extremely tough games where both teams were evenly matched. The first game saw Demo Solutions pick up their first win on this young season showcasing a balanced offensive attack with 6 different goal scorers giving net minder Tony Deandria a 6-1 lead going into the 3rd...

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Poison control – Free de-leading training available in East Boston

October 7, 2009
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Most of the triple-deckers that line numerous East Boston Streets were built well before 1950, especially those in Eagle Hill. In these homes and the neighborhoods Victorians have layers and layers of old lead-based paint that covers woodwork, staircases and windowsills. When homeowners or investors begin renovating these houses or when landlords allow buildings...

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Cover up? Hardly – E-mail controversy is a tempest in a teapot

October 7, 2009
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The big to-do that the Boston dailies are trying to trump up over a bunch of useless e-mails erased by the mayor’s assistant Michael Kineavy is truly a tempest in a teapot. It is a hurricane without winds or rain, a tornado without a swirling funnel cloud, and an earthquake without a tremor —...

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The Mayoral Team – Flaherty’s promise sends the wrong message

October 7, 2009
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East Boston voters hoping for a change at city hall will not be impressed by the promise made by mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty to primary loser Sam Yoon. Flaherty promised Yoon he could be the deputy mayor (a position which would have to be created) in return for Yoon’s support in the time up...

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