Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Bridge – Quite a contrast between old and new

May 12, 2010
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Construction of the Chelsea Street Bridge is moving forward at a rapid clip. The East Boston side of the bridge is the new center of gravity for the project for the next few weeks. The contrast between the old and new is profound. The old rusting hulk looks corrosive and ugly compared with the...

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Arrest Report 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Monday, May 3 No arrests. Tuesday, May 4 Frank Gerardi of 161 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with possession of Class B drugs. Mark Eliot Brown of 27 Moore Street, East Boston, was arrested on a violation of parole warrant. Wednesday, May 5 Gloria Pleitez of 81 Condor Street, East Boston,...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Mary Mazzarino Owned Muzzy’s Day Square Florist Mary (Rapino) Mazzarino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on May 9. The beloved wife of the late Joseph "Muzzy" Mazzarino, together they owned and operated the Muzzy’s Day Square Florist in East Boston for 63 years. She was the loving daughter of the late Patsy...

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Our side of the story – Construction moves to the Eastie side of the bridge

May 8, 2010
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Our side of the story – Construction moves to the Eastie side of the bridge

Construction on the new Chelsea Street Bridge has moved to the East Boston side of the Chelsea Creek. At an Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting last Wednesday, the bridge’s project consultant John Vitagliano briefed residents on what they should expect over the next few weeks. For one, the bridge is only scheduled for a...

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Give the McKay School an ‘A’ for ‘Athletic’

May 8, 2010
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Give the McKay School an ‘A’ for ‘Athletic’

For the past three years the Donald McKay’s physical education teacher has been doing something remarkable for his students and school without much hype or fanfare. Each year Tom Levett made his school the host of the Clipper 5K Walk for Wellness. All the money Levett raises at the annual walk goes to supporting...

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Petruccelli lauds response, calls for a hearing

May 8, 2010
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“It’s always bad when you find yourself brushing your teeth with bottled water,” said Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who chairs the Senate committee that oversees the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA). With that said Petruccelli praised the work of the MWRA and Governor Deval Patrick for their quick response to solve the water crisis but...

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Residents concerned about how budget cuts will affect condition of Belle Isle Marsh and Constitution Beach

May 8, 2010
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East Boston based Environmental groups like the Friends of the Belle Isle Marsh are concerned that this week’s state budget cuts to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) could negatively impact the cleanliness and overall maintenance of the Belle Isle Marsh and Constitution Beach — two of the neighborhood’s largest DCR run public...

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Fillippi Ryan features the Logan Airport health study

May 8, 2010
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It was his first piece of legislation back when he was a young state representative almost a decade ago. And Senator Anthony Petruccelli is still fighting for funding for a comprehensive study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on the health of residents around Logan Airport–in particular residents living in East Boston....

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The Glass is Half Full – Water fiasco provides an opportunity to get answers to vital questions

May 8, 2010
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The great water crisis of 2010 has passed, and with it, the understanding that Greater Bostonians for all our bluster and modern might, had no clean water – about two million of us in all – from Saturday to Tuesday morning. When the pipe burst in Weston on Saturday and the water system was...

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Arrest Report 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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Monday, April 26 Robert McShane of 595 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Francisco Ramirez of 88 Oakwood Ave, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension. Jesus Antonio Perdomo of 168 Surtleff Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Tuesday, April 27 Driss...

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