Monthly Archives: January 2010

Scale it down, pump it up – State’s recovery plan will boost Maverick Street project

January 22, 2010
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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 has gotten a boost from the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan. Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray were in New Bedford to announce that the state will invest $153.9 million in resources...

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The World is a Village – The tragedy is Haiti and what we can do to help

January 22, 2010
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The Haitian tragedy now ongoing hasn’t even begun to touch the full measure of its scope. The earthquake was the first calamity. Now the outside world coming into Haiti with aid is attempting to feed and to give medical care to one of the most impoverished populations in the world. To do this alone...

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They Will be Missed – District 7 loses three dedicated officers

January 22, 2010
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The retirement of District 7 Captain Robert Cunningham and Sergeants Arthur McCarthy and Jack O’Connell is a proper and fitting end to long and distinguished careers in law enforcement in this neighborhood. However, their retirement is a terrific loss for this neighborhood as they were good, and honest men who treated people fairly and...

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Arrest Report 01-22-2010

January 22, 2010
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Monday, January 11 Rick Falcucci of 728 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with possession of Class D marijuana with intent to distribute. Tuesday, January 12 John Lonardo of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested on a straight warrant for credit card fraud over $250.00. John Milton of 34 Willow Street,...

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Obituaries 01-22-2010

January 22, 2010
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Mary LoRusso Homemaker, Activist and Realty Proprietor Mary (Sciola) LoRusso of North Everett died on January 16 at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham. She was 84 years old. She was born in Orsogna, Abruzza, Italy, October 10, 1925, high on the Apennine mountain range near the Adriatic Sea. In 1934, she and her...

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Lifetimes of service – Cunningham, O’Connell and McCarthy retire having served more than a combined 100 years in the Boston Police Department

January 13, 2010
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Lifetimes of service – Cunningham, O’Connell and McCarthy retire having served more than a combined 100 years in the Boston Police Department

They sat in the Captain’s office at District 7 Police Station Monday, three old friends that all started on the force the same day — a picture of their graduating class from the police academy hung on the wall with the date February 6, 1974. There was some good-natured ribbing about the future, about...

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More than 10 people displaced following four-alarm blaze

January 13, 2010
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More than 10 people displaced following four-alarm blaze

A devastating four-alarm fire ripped through several homes on Princeton Street over the weekend. The terrifying blaze began at 3 p.m. Saturday in the basement of 125 Princeton St. Once on the scene Boston Firefighters quickly called in a second-alarm. A third alarm was sounded when the fire jumped to a second home and,...

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H1N1 down to near zero

January 13, 2010
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A new health study shows that although East Boston was hit hard by the first wave of the 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) last spring, the disease has virtually disappeared here — but public health officials are still weary of another outbreak. As spring turned to autumn in East Boston, the 2009 H1N1 influenza...

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Arrest Report 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
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Monday, January 4 Scott Thomas of 19 Germani Avenue, Quincy, was arrested and charged with operating with a revoked license. Anthony Ferraro of 16 Lambert Street, Revere, was arrested on outstanding warrants for trespassing, revoked license and intimidation of a witness. Tuesday, January 5 John Robert Lewis of 26 Romney Road, Revere, was arrested...

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Ever Closer… – Suffolk poised to receive a casino license

January 13, 2010
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By all reasonable accounts and by all standard methods of measure, Suffolk Downs appears poised to gain a casino license when and if the legislature finally gets around to taking up the subject and doing something substantive about it. All signs from high places point to Suffolk Downs receiving a casino license. Mind you,...

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