Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Special Event – Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart

November 12, 2009
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For the past few years, Thanksgiving at the Sacred Heart Church has been one of this neighborhood’s most compelling events. With the bad economy affecting so many this year as the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sacred Heart takes on more meaning. The chair of this year’s event is Crystal Basile, the...

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The City Election – Menino’s victory

November 12, 2009
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In East Boston, voters came out in huge numbers for Mayor Thomas Menino. So his victory last week came as no surprise to voters here, and to his many, many loyal friends and supporters in this neighborhood. Mayor Menino is a constant visitor and a good friend to East Boston. In 16 years, this...

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LaMattina coasts to re-election

November 12, 2009
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Councilor Sal LaMattina also scored a tremendous vote – the ultimate endorsement by the judges who count on the local scene. LaMattina has been a positive, active, intelligent voice making himself heard and felt among the people of this neighborhood during the past two years. Congrats to Sal – and keep up the good...

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Obituaries 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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Alice Pagliaro Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights Alice (Dente) Pagliaro of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on November 8. She was in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of Santo Pagliaro with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; loving mother of Steven Pagliaro and his wife, Carol;...

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Arrest Report 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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District Seven Arrest Report November 2 Luis Landaverde of 109 West Neptune Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating with a revoked license. Joseph D’Avella of 57 Vine Street, Saugus, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Isidro Duran Guardado of 13 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with...

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Menino elected to an unprecedented fifth term; LaMattina keeps Council seat

November 5, 2009
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Menino elected to an unprecedented fifth term; LaMattina keeps Council seat

In July he officially became the longest serving mayor in the history of Boston. On Tuesday he entered the history books. Mayor Thomas Menino was elected to a historic fifth term as Mayor of Boston cruising to victory past City Councilor Michael Flaherty Tuesday night. Although Flaherty, and his unofficial running mate, City Councilor...

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Lawmakers hear testimony on expanded gaming

November 5, 2009
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Lawmakers hear testimony on expanded gaming

Expanded gaming or full scale resort-style casino’s in the Commonwealth are not going to be as epidemic as crack was in the 1980s as some suggested at last week’s public hearing at the State House. However, it is also not going to solve all of the state’s fiscal woes as others would suggest. Somewhere...

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Pilot program aimed at helping renters in foreclosed properties

November 5, 2009
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Tenants in East Boston, not homeowners are some of the biggest victims of the recent mortgage and foreclosure crisis that began last year. With a good percentage of foreclosed homes being the traditional triple-deckers that make up the local neighborhoods, many tenants are forced to vacate the property once the landlord has allowed the...

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Jets ‘D’ team battles Mission Hill

November 5, 2009
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The Eastie Jets took on the Mission Hill Buccaneers this past Sunday November 1. The Jets played a great game but lost to Mission Hill by a score of 28-0. The jets played very well on both sides of the ball but could not capitalize. The Jets defense played very well but couldn’t keep...

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Negative Vibes – Anti-casino forces are mobilizing for inaction

November 5, 2009
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The voices against casino gambling are gathering their forces. Like most of those who stand against progress in this litigious world, they are gathering studies, studies on top of studies, the one thousand reasons a casino cannot possibly thrive or even exist without ruining the East Boston community. They are trying to harness the...

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