Monthly Archives: November 2009

Capuano: Experience matters

November 25, 2009
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Capuano: Experience matters

In front of a crowd of 100 or so supporters at the Machinist Union on the corner of Saratoga and Addison Streets in East Boston, U.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Michael Capuano said you don’t want him, but a qualified machinist, working on jet engines at Logan Airport so why would voters want to...

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MBTA replaces all cars on the Blue Line: On a scale of 1-10, give it a 6

November 25, 2009
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MBTA replaces all cars on the Blue Line: On a scale of 1-10, give it a 6

While some East Boston commuters have complained the new Blue Line trains are less comfortable then their outdated and older counterparts — others like the sleek new look and added capacity. Whatever your opinion is of the new trains that run through the heart of East Boston, they are now the only ride in...

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NEIA leaves an indelible mark on Heritage Apts.

November 25, 2009
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The New England Institute of Art (NEIA) recently unveiled a mural on Sumner Street near Maverick square that depicts the history of East Boston and its people from the age of the clipper ship to the jet age. The mural, which began as a summer course offered by NEIA Associate Professor of Graphic Design...

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Jets prepare for South Boston, MIAA playoffs

November 25, 2009
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Jets prepare for South Boston, MIAA playoffs

The East Boston High School football team will square off against their rival, South Boston High School, for the annual Thanksgiving Day game at White Stadium in Franklin Field. Kickoff is at 9:30 a.m. After the game, Easie will take on Bristoll-Plymouth on Tuesday December 1 in a semifinal playoff game. The location and...

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Arrest Log 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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November 16 Rafael Esquilin of 21 Staples Avenue, Everett, was arrested and charged with assault & battery with a dangerous weapon. November 17 Robert Divenuti of 20 Central Avenue, Revere, was arrested on warrants for trespassing, operating after suspension and distribution of Class D within 1000ft of a school zone. Nicole Skillin of 87...

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Thanksgiving 2009 – Confronting our adversity, remaining optimistic

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Edward Sarro Worked at Navy Yard Edward C. Sarro of East Boston died on November 19. A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked as a painter at the Boston Naval Shipyard for many years. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Trecart); father of Angelo Sarro of Merrimac and Theresa...

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Pagliuca: I’m ‘just where I want to be’

November 19, 2009
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Pagliuca: I’m ‘just where I want to be’

Some would say there’s such a thing as over exposure. But when you have money to spend and no time to waste, over exposure is just what has pushed U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Pagliuca to an unofficial second place in the polls, behind Attorney General Martha Coakley but just ahead of U.S. Congressman Michael...

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East Boston entrepreneurs move closer to winning business contest

November 19, 2009
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East Boston entrepreneurs move closer to winning business contest

After an intense round of voting in September and a meeting with Forbes Magazine executives last month, the owners of East Boston based Audissey Guides have made it into the top five in Forbes’ “Boost Your Business” Competition. Audissey, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smartphones, has its best shot...

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Eastie teen arrested for allegedly car-jacking a pizza deliveryman

November 19, 2009
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An East Boston teen has been accused of carjacking a Revere pizza deliveryman at gunpoint Friday in East Boston and was arraigned in Chelsea District and will face additional charges in East Boston District Court. Toby Ryan, 17, was arraigned in Chelsea Court on charges of armed carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a...

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