Monthly Archives: February 2010

LNG tanker arrives without incident

February 25, 2010
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LNG tanker arrives without incident

The Maran Gas Coronis, the LNG tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from Yemen to New England came into Boston Harbor skirting East Boston, Charlestown and Chelsea on the low tide without incident early Tuesday morning before docking at the Distrigas Terminal in Everett. Despite protests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and...

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Thinking small – New District chief wants to reduce crime in Eastie

February 25, 2010
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Thinking small – New District chief wants to reduce crime in Eastie

There’s a new police captain in town and he’s making it his mission to greatly reduce crime in East Boston. Boston Police veteran Frank Mancini, who had a stint serving at District 7 several years back, has replaced Captain Robert Cunningham who retired from the force last month. As the new commander of District...

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LaMattina will chair new combined committee, as well as Ways and Means

February 25, 2010
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LaMattina will chair new combined committee, as well as Ways and Means

The Boston City Council has merged the Committee on Aviation and Transportation and the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services as the new City, Neighborhood Services Committee. City Council Michael Ross has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the new committee as well as co-chair Ways and Means. For the newly created committee,...

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Ranking Unjustified – J.D. Power’s assessment of Logan Airport is off course

February 25, 2010
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The J.D. Power Company performs customer-satisfaction studies. It’s recent report on Logan Airport, which it ranked about the lowest in its look at major airports in America, is way off base. East Boston residents have had a love – hate relationship with the airport for about 50 years. Being employed there is one thing....

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LNG Tanker – Discussion shouldn’t fade when Yemeni tanker leaves Boston Harbor

February 25, 2010
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The first LNG tanker from Yemen slipped through the utterly placid waters of Boston Harbor on its way to docking in Everett on the low tide Tuesday morning. Those of you standing along the East Boston shoreline saw a ship slip under the Tobin Bridge that looked so big you might have reached out...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Joseph Passaggio Boston Edison/NStar retiree Joseph (Joe) Passaggio of Hanover, formerly of East Boston, died at home surrounded by his loving family on February 20. He was 67 years old. Mr. Passaggio graduated from Boston College High School in 1959 and Boston College in 1968. He spent his career at Boston Edison/NStar where he...

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Despair and hope

February 17, 2010
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Despair and hope

A young man named ‘Bobby’ from the Meridian House – a drug addiction treatment facility in East Boston-stood up and told his story to a crowd of residents, volunteers and health care workers on Saturday at East Boston’s drug summit. “I was a good kid, from a good home with no problems,” said Bobby....

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Relay For Life planning event set for Feb. 25

February 17, 2010
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Relay For Life planning event set for Feb. 25

It was one of the best fundraising events to date. In the neighborhood that was on one hand solemn and filled with emotions, tears, and the remembrances of those who lost their battle against cancer and on the other hand an event that inspired and was filled with hope and triumph. Over 180 local...

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Permanent connection – EWC holds a seminar on social media

February 17, 2010
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The fairly new subgroup of women of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce that began at the end of 2008 held another successful seminar last week at the Atlantic Works Gallery at 80 Border Street. The Chamber’s Eastie Women Connect (EWC)–a group that provides a forum for women of all ages to connect and...

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Arrest Report 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Monday, February 8 Vincent Vaccaro of 72 Marginal Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. Brenda Martinez of 58 Homer Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Tuesday, February 9 Vander Alves of 271 Sumner Street, East Boston,...

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