Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Library Saga – Battle won, but as for the war …

June 22, 2010
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The East Boston Branch Library in Orient Heights has received a reprieve from the City of Boston. Our branch library and three others scheduled to close because of the budget shortfall and the changing times lives to fight another day – and apparently will do so for the length of the summer and probably...

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Gambling Forum – This is your chance to be heard

June 22, 2010
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On June 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Don Orione/Madonna Shrine, 111 Orient Ave. proponents and opponents of casino gambling at Suffolk Downs will be getting together at a forum sponsored by the Times-Free Press and organized by John Ribeiro. This is the first public forum to discuss the issues related to expanded...

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Arrest Report 06-22-2010

June 22, 2010
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Monday, June 14 No arrests. Tuesday, June 15 Anton Watler of 109 Homestead Street, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. Richard Dirocco of 14 Kingman Ave, Revere, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Dirocco was also found to have outstanding default warrants for possession of Class B...

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Obituaries 06-22-2010

June 22, 2010
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Marco Enzo Giangregorio East Boston resident Marco Enzo Giangregorio of East Boston died on June 19. He was the beloved son of Lorenzo and the late Giovanna (Giammarco) Giangregorio; loving brother of Ralph Giangregorio of Haverhill, Marilyn Orlowski and her husband, Steven, of West Peabody, Michael Giangregorio of East Boston and Pasquale Giangregorio and...

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A healthy start – Ground broken on new EBHNC development

June 17, 2010
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A healthy start – Ground broken on new EBHNC development

It’s a monumental project that will forever transform Maverick Square by investing federal stimulus funds to create a brand new health care facility in the area. On Monday, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) officials, joined by local elected officials and leaders of the health care industry, broke ground on what is sure to...

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Suffolk officials state their case for expanded gaming

June 17, 2010
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli stood with Suffolk Downs Racetrack at a Senate hearing last Tuesday on expanded gaming in the state. Petruccelli testified alongside Suffolk Downs’ Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle saying that the benefits for his district (which includes East Boston, Revere and Winthrop) far outweighs the negative impacts a resort-style casino at Suffolk...

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YMCA receives a Better Beaches grant

June 17, 2010
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Last year, the East Boston YMCA took advantage Save the Harbor / Save the Bay’s grant program and brought a YMCA’s Beach Kick-Off Day and an end of season beach dance to Constitution Beach. The program brought public school kids to the waterfront on their day off with games and activities on the beach,...

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Remember the Host – Neighborhood deserves new revenue streams for serving as home to a casino

June 17, 2010
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We are in favor of a casino in Suffolk Downs as part of the state’s expanded gambling venue. As we have written many times, a casino means many new jobs, hundreds of millions in new construction and infra structure investment and new taxes for the state – and for the city of Boston. The...

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Center of Town – The revitalization of Maverick Square

June 17, 2010
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There is a new and better energy in Maverick Square. It is apparent to everyone who transits through the square that the place is being remade entirely. Now with the new health center facility about to break ground, the square will be remade once again. Store fronts have been refurbished, and in the most...

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Arrest Report 06-16-2010

June 17, 2010
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Monday, June 7 Fernando Cervantes of 366 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Tuesday, June 8 No arrests. Wednesday, June 9 No arrests. Thursday, June 10 Thomas Galvin of 64 Everett Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the...

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