Monthly Archives: February 2010

A casual and telling get-together with Governor Deval Patrick

February 3, 2010
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A casual and telling get-together with Governor Deval Patrick

Planned for 11,000 inhabitants, the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side of Chicago housed over 27,000 residents at its peak and of those residents 95 percent of the housing development’s inhabitants were unemployed and listed as public assistance as their only income source, and 40 percent of the households were single-parent, female-headed households...

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Jones excels in dual meet vs. Latin Academy

February 3, 2010
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Jones excels in dual meet vs. Latin Academy

It’s been a dozen years since the East Boston High School swim team beat Latin Academy, said Coach Dave Arinella and Monday was no different. Again, the Aqua Jets came close to beating their arch rival the Green Dragons at the Paris Street Pool in East Boston but fell short 51-40–dropping to 3-7 on...

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Wally Bowe: Friend and mentor

February 3, 2010
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Wally Bowe: Friend and mentor

On a bus trip back from a field trip to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club in East Boston a group of camp councilors thought it would be a treat if the bus stopped at McDonald’s to eat. Once they pulled into the famed fast food restaurant all the counselors and kids jumped off...

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APAC kicks off annual Earned Income Tax Credit program

February 3, 2010
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Most people don’t want to think about it, but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2009 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, has kicked off its...

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Unwanted Spotlight? – East Boston seems to be an odd choice to start an anti-drug initiative

February 3, 2010
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Last weekend, Mayor Thomas Menino’s anti-drug forces combined for a neighborhood wide outreach effort in East Boston. To the mayor’s credit, and to the credit of the more than 400 men and women who participated in the neighborhood canvass despite single digit temperatures, the exercise did what it was supposed to – which is...

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Obituaries 02-03-2010

February 3, 2010
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Walter "Wally" Bowe, 52 Well Known Athletic Director, Coach and School Administrator Walter A. "Wally" Bowe of Saugus died January 31 in Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 52 years old. Born on December 9, 1957 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Donald P. and Rose (Travaglione) Bowe, he came to Boston at age...

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