Monthly Archives: April 2010

Home away from home – Gov. Patrick has been a frequent visitor to East Boston

April 30, 2010
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Home away from home – Gov. Patrick has been a frequent visitor to East Boston

Governor Deval Patrick came to the East Boston neighborhood again last Friday, his fifth visit here in the past three months. He came for lunch at the 303 Café on Sumner Street and for a walk through Jeffries Point into the sparkling new Maverick Square, where he met with voters coming and going on...

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Better Beaches Small Grants program makes for a better summer at the ‘Y’

April 30, 2010
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The highly successful grant program that allowed for community-wide beach activities sponsored by the East Boston YMCA is back. Last week, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay announced the return of their Better Beaches Small Grants Program, made possible by a grant from The Boston Foundation. The 2010 Better Beaches Program looks to build on...

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What it means for the neighborhood

April 30, 2010
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Mayor Thomas Menino recently met with editors of Boston’s various community newspapers to discuss the budget he submitted to the City Council this month and the impacts his FY2011 budget would have on each editor’s respective communities. In a frank conversation Menino admitted that in the upcoming budget, unlike in years past, many communities...

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Special Anniversary – Here’s to hoping Suffolk Downs celebrates another 75 years in East Boston

April 30, 2010
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In our rapidly changing society, just about nothing remains the same forever. Not much remains the same for five years anymore. How about an East Boston business being around for more than seven decades and announcing it is celebrating its 75th Anniversary? We are writing of Suffolk Downs, which is celebrating its 75th birthday....

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Arrest Report 04-28-2010

April 30, 2010
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Monday, April 19 Juan Fernando of 121 Bloomingdale Street, Chelsea, was arrested on several outstanding warrants. Victor Gonzalez of 12 Elm Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Tuesday, April 20 Ernesto Gonzalez of 249 Lexington Street, East Boston, was arrested on several outstanding warrants. Carlos Jimenez of 57 Lubec...

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Obituaries 04-28-2010

April 30, 2010
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Alberto Carrion New Bedford resident Alberto Carrion of New Bedford, formerly of Mission Hill, died on April 23. He was the beloved father of Minerva "Minnie" Carrion of Revere and Kenneth "ABJ" Carrion of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Reinaldo Diaz, Makayla Roche, Makenzy Carrion and Junyanie Roche. The family will receive visitors in...

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A better shade of green

April 21, 2010
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A better shade of green

East Boston resident Tina St. Gelais and her daughter, Natalia, got a thrill of a lifetime last Thursday afternoon as Mayor Thomas Menino personally delivered a new single-stream recycling bin to the family’s 11 Princeton Street home. Menino and the St. Gelais’ were joined by City Councilor Sal LaMattina and other city officials to...

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Basile helps lead House effort to prevent closings

April 21, 2010
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Basile helps lead House effort to prevent closings

Representative Carlo Basile stands in front of the soon-to-be closed Orient Heights Branch Library Monday afternoon and says he’s sick of seeing churches, schools and libraries close in his neighborhood. Now, Basile is playing hardball against the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and city on behalf of East Boston. The Board of Trustees...

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Basile casts a vote for an Eastie-only referendum

April 21, 2010
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Representative Carlo Basile added a local referendum amendment to the House casino bill that passed last week to ensure East Boston residents would be able to vote whether or not they want a resort-style casino in their backyard. Basile’s amendment is specific to East Boston and would not allow any other Boston neighborhood’s to...

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Rev. Kilmartin, at 50; revived St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church

April 21, 2010
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Rev. Kilmartin, at 50; revived St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church

Reverend John Kilmartin, F.D.P., a man credited with awaking a parish that was sleepily heading into extinction, has died. Rev. Kilmartin, pastor of St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church in East Boston passed away on Saturday, April 17 following a brief illness. He was 50 years old. Ten years ago Rev. Kilmartin came to St. Joseph-St....

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