Monthly Archives: December 2009

Year in Review A look back on events that affected East Boston

December 30, 2009
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Year in Review A look back on events that affected East Boston

On Thursday night the final seconds of 2009 will tick away. East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. The years’ successes put East Boston on the...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Sarah Lompa East Boston resident Sarah A. (Bruno) Lompa of East Boston died on December 27. She was 79 years old. The beloved wife of the late Gary Lompa, she was the loving mother of Carl Fiantago and his wife, Annette, of East Boston, and Gary Lompa Jr. and his fiancée, Debbie, of Phoenix,...

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All is calm at East Boston charter school following gas leak scare on Monday morning

December 17, 2009
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All is calm at East Boston charter school following gas leak scare on Monday morning

Excel Academy Charter School, known for its discipline and educational prowess, was thrown into chaos Monday morning following a gas leak scare at the school’s Saratoga Street campus. The Boston Fire Department was notified by a maintenance worker of a smell of natural gas leaking from the school’s roof a little before 11 a.m....

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Olympic gold medalists are featured in Sports Illustrated

December 17, 2009
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Olympic gold medalists are featured in Sports Illustrated

It isn’t often that the sport of sailing makes a story in a mostly “ball sports” magazine like Sports Illustrated (SI) said Piers Park Sailing Center’s Maureen McKinnon Tucker. But there she was in the pages of this month’s SI in a feature story that also highlights her skipper, Nick Scandone’s, who lost his...

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EBNHC receives $12 million to build a new facility in Maverick Sq.

December 17, 2009
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EBNHC receives $12 million to build a new facility in Maverick Sq.

It’s arguably the biggest news to hit this little corner of Boston in decades. It was announced last week that President Barack Obama has chosen the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) as the recipient of $12 million in stimulus money to build a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Square. The news has...

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Socket to ya: Why our electric rates are so high

December 17, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Free Press Leaving the porch light on, running an air conditioner at night or using a longer cycle on the clothes dryer are all decisions that, in Massachusetts, will cost users more than just about anywhere else in the country. As the cost of everything has risen in the...

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As the holidays approach, a sobering reminder about hunger

December 17, 2009
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As we gather with friends and family during the holiday season, we are reminded of how fortunate we are. But while the season is a time for celebrations, it’s also a time for reflection. A report released this week by East Boston based Project Bread is a sober reminder that there are over a...

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A Long Wait – Lack of movement at Pier 1 is very frustrating

December 17, 2009
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Despite the best efforts of Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile to prompt Roseland Properties into developing East Boston’s valuable Pier 1 as promised, there is not going to be much movement at the present time. Roseland Properties is facing what every development business in the nation is up against – a banking...

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A Great Prognosis – New health center is a boon for neighborhood

December 17, 2009
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Maverick Square is the likely place where the new offices of the East Boston Health Center are going to be located in a magnificent new building. It will also include doctor’s offices and everything having to do with medicine and the high quality brand of community medicine practiced by EBHC professionals everyday. All this...

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