Monthly Archives: June 2010

First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

June 29, 2010
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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

It was honor that was long overdue but an honor East Boston Police Officer Bob Anthony, the Boston Police Departments resident historian, is familiar with bestowing upon historic department figures. It was on the corner of Harve and Maverick Streets that Anthony found that the first Boston Police Officer killed in the line of...

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Two cents – Tonight’s your chance to voice your opinion on gaming

June 29, 2010
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There are two schools of thought on placing a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Supporters believe it will bring much needed jobs to the area while opponents feel expanded gaming will lead to an increase in social ills like gambling addiction and crime in the neighborhood. On Wednesday, June 30 (tonight)...

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Petruccelli’s referendum makes it into Senate bill

June 29, 2010
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After a spirited debate on the Senate floor last week, where he had to fight thirteen opposing views, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was able to get a local referendum amendment into the Senate’s version of the state’s casino bill by a vote of 25-13. The amendment would allow only East Boston residents, most impacted by...

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Boston Police District 7 Annual Basketball Tournament – Sunday, June 27 at LoPresti Park in East Boston

June 29, 2010
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Each year the officers from District 7 and surrounding neighborhoods join forces to run a summer basketball camp and tournament for young kids and teens. Dubbed the Boston Ballers program, the day long tournament brings young kids together, most of whom are at risk, and teams them against peers their own age. The program...

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Four Your Thoughts – Thinking about Independence Day

June 29, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Obituaries 06-29-2010

June 29, 2010
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Joseph LaMonica US Postal retiree, of Reading, formerly of East Boston Joseph F. LaMonica of Reading, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at his home on June 27. He was 63 years old. He was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Durante) LaMonica. Mr. LaMonica was...

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Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

June 22, 2010
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Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

The community had been talking about fixing up the aging schoolyard at Bradley Elementary School for close to two decades now but funding always seemed to fall short–until last year. Now, through the city’s Schoolyard initiative, the Bradley schoolyard has been transformed into a beautiful play and outdoor classroom area. Crumbling blacktop has been...

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East Boston resident helps St. Mary’s Burri Murdock – Spartans capture second consecutive state title

June 22, 2010
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East Boston resident helps St. Mary’s Burri Murdock – Spartans capture second consecutive state title

By Cary Shuman Talk about the perfect ending to your high school career. Kristina Burri, senior softball captain at St. Mary’s High School, couldn’t have written a more satisfying final chapter to her incredible softball career. Burri had three hits and three RBIs to lead St. Mary’s to an 11-1 win over Murdock High...

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Camacho’s murder trial is underway; jurors visit crime scene

June 22, 2010
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Camacho’s murder trial is underway; jurors visit crime scene

The trial of the East Boston man accused of killing a 27-year-old Everett man inside King Arthur’s Lounge in Chelsea began last week and jurors visited the crime scene Monday. Jesse Camacho, 23, of East Boston, who went by the moniker “Fat Jesse” is charged with first-degree murder for the January 24, 2008, shooting...

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Closure of Orient Heights branch is put on hold

June 22, 2010
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Following a special meeting by the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and threats from the state legislature to withhold BPL funding unless they kept libraries open, the trustees approved a recommendation to delay the planned closure of the Orient Heights Branch Library in East Boston. The recommendation to keep Orient Heights and three...

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