Monthly Archives: February 2010

DeLeo is the Key – Will the speaker favor casino legislation or scaled-down slot machine measure?

February 17, 2010
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There is a countdown of sorts going on with the gambling initiative the House and the Senate will offer to the governor. It is believed a gambling bill offering two or three casinos will be the outcome of all the discussion and debate – and that job creation above all will dominate the strategy...

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Obituaries 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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William Franzese Sr. Trial Attorney, Member of Many Organizations Attorney William P. Franzese Sr. of Orlando Avenue, Winthrop died at home on February 10 after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Jenny (Ciampa) and Carmeno Franzese. A resident of Beachmont, Revere...

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A new day dawns – The Notos plan second location in Wakefield

February 11, 2010
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A new day dawns – The Notos plan second location in Wakefield

Since 1952, first as Santoro’s and later as Sonny Noto’s, little has changed at the sub shop and restaurant at the corner of Central Square and Bennington Street. When Sonny Noto’s father-in-law, Tony DeRosa, bought the building six decades ago he wanted to serve good, home cooked subs and other specialties to East Boston’s...

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Coast Guard OKs Yemeni shipment

February 11, 2010
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The public need for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has outweighed the risk of allowing a Yemini LNG tanker from entering Boston Harbor, passing yards away from East Boston’s shoreline and offloading in Everett at the end of this month. The United States Coast Guard, following a hearing last month led by House Speaker Robert...

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Second man convicted in multi-state ID scam

February 11, 2010
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A Texas man has been convicted in federal court last week of helping a convicted East Boston man steal credit cards from health club locker rooms and take more than $400,000 in cash advances at horse race tracks in at least 10 states. Dennis Savarese, of Texas, was convicted of conspiracy, aggravated identity theft...

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Arrest Report 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Monday, February 1 Jose Cruz of 6 Pearl Street, Chelsea, was arrested on a default warrant for disorderly conduct. Patricio Aguilar of 250 Maverick Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Joshua Jenkins of 414 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with possession & distribution of Class...

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Wally Bowe – Neighborhood loses a great friend

February 11, 2010
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This neighborhood has produced its share of special people over the decades of its modern history. Wally Bowe, who died recently, was one of those. He was 53 when he died suddenly at his home in Saugus. Father, husband, mentor, giant of a man – Bowe – was one of the pillars of this...

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Drinking Life – Bostonians imbibe less but enjoy it more

February 11, 2010
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Be aware that the most recent issue of Men’s Health Magazine listed Boston as the least drunk city in the United States. Yonkers, New York and Rochester, New York came in second and third with Salt Lake City dropping to fourth. The drunkest city in the United States, according to Men’s Health Magazine, is...

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The Super Bowl – The game was worth the wait, after all

February 11, 2010
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There was a little bit of everything for those of us who took the time to watch the Super Bowl Sunday. For many of us who take an interest in such things, without the Patriots taking the field for battle the game had virtually no meaning. For those of you who bet on Indianapolis,...

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Obituaries 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Geraldine Vyse Winthrop resident Geraldine L. Vyse of Winthrop, formerly of Michigan, died suddenly on February 7. She was the devoted mother of Philip Vyse and his wife, Jessica, of East Boston; dear sister of Michelle "Toni" Bogden and her husband, Dennis, and children Megan and Michael. In accordance with Mrs Vyse wishes, funeral...

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