Monthly Archives: May 2010

Something’s up at Scup’s – Restaurant’s popularity grows as it adds beer, wine and dinner to its mix

May 26, 2010
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Something’s up at Scup’s – Restaurant’s popularity grows as it adds beer, wine and dinner to its mix

Half the fun of going to Scup’s in the Harbor on Marginal Street in East Boston is being able to brag later that you know how to find it. You head down Marginal past Piers Park, stop at the Boston Shipyard and Marina guard gate, tell the guard you’re going to Scup’s, go straight...

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Petruccelli forces Massport to fund Logan Airport health study

May 26, 2010
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The funding that had been cut for the state’s health study that would once and for all shed light onto how Logan International Airport is affecting the health of East Bostonians has been re-established legislatively by Senator Anthony Petruccelli —and the best part is, he’s making Massport foot the bill. Due to state budget...

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Safety and convenience: CSSI grant applications due June 1

May 26, 2010
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The mayor and city officials are reminding East Boston store owners that the deadline to apply for city’s new Convenience Store Safety Initiative (CSSI) is Tuesday, June 1. The CSSI offers convenience shop owners local grants for the purchase of security cameras, monitors, and DVR equipment. There is an application process, with a maximum...

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Immigration Building denied landmark designation

May 26, 2010
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Despite its historic significance in the neighborhood, the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) ruled last week that the East Boston Immigration Station did not meet the criteria for Landmark designation citing its deteriorating condition of the building and its lack of architectural integrity. “Due to the deteriorated condition of the building, its lack of architectural...

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Thanks, Senator – Petruccelli saves Logan Airport health study

May 26, 2010
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We are pleased to announce officially that Senator Anthony Petruccelli has performed a small miracle by getting the funding available to complete the health study which was dropped by the state after nearly ten years of work because of a funding shortfall in the state budget. Through some deft maneuvering and advocacy among his...

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The Local Economy – Gambling bill grows more important by the day

May 26, 2010
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Everything has changed about the national and local economies since the near collapse of the banking system in 2008. That near calamity has turned the economic system upside down. Locally, nearly all business expansion has come to a stop. Foreclosures are abundant and their numbers are growing. Jobs are scarce. Unemployment remains unusually high...

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Arrest Report 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Monday, May 17 Jorge Patino of 30 Washington Street, Brighton, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence. Tuesday, May 18 Joaquin Greenwood of 148 Bremen Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with trafficking Class B cocaine within 1000ft of a school zone. Robert Cobb of 51 Wordsworth Street, East Boston, was...

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Ernest ‘Ernie’ D’Alosio Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Ernest "Ernie" D’Alosio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Elvira (DiPrimio) D’Alosio with whom he shared 64 years of marriage; loving father of Donna Church of Maryland,...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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Some see 18 Neptune Road as a poor — and dangerous — choice for new library

May 19, 2010
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Some see 18 Neptune Road as a poor — and dangerous — choice for new library

Last week, a group of nine residents from Orient Heights that answered Mayor Thomas Menino’s call for a working group of volunteers to discuss how to deliver library services to Height’s residents once the Orient Heights Branch Library closes at the end of August. However, the meeting’s focus quickly shifted to a discussion on...

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