Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tagged with a big-time fine – Vandal ordered to pay ten grand in restitution

July 14, 2010
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The notorious vandal responsible for defacing several Blue Line trains inside the Orient Heights MBTA rail yard in East Boston back in 2005 pleaded guilty last Friday and will face jail time and have to pay restitution to the MBTA for his crime. Jim Clay Harper, 25. of Wilmette, Illinois, pleaded guilty to seven...

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Rise in break-ins linked to reluctance on the part of some residents to use banks

July 14, 2010
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Break-ins in East Boston are at a two year high according to Boston Police statistics and while the 129 break-ins so far this year is only slightly higher than last year its 63 more than all of 2008. Eastie is no different than the rest of the city where break-ins have jumped 11.5 percent...

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APAC’s summer jobs program receives a much-needed boost from the state and ARRA

July 14, 2010
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s SummerWorks program have become an oasis for at-risk teens, giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Fighting Crime – Boston will win this battle

July 14, 2010
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We have more than our share of crime in this neighborhood. But we are not like Roxbury and Dorchester and parts of Mattapan where gangs are murdering young people and innocents. East Boston’s crime scene is so unlike that of other neighborhoods that everyone living here should rejoice that gangs toting handguns and shooting...

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Arrest Report 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Monday, July 5 Monsour Belbachir of 61 Eutaw Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with breaking & entering in the nighttime. Benvin Chukwauna of 1100 Governors Park, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs & resisting arrest. Tuesday, July 6 James Dallaire of 138 Norwood Street, Fall River, was...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Carmela Recupero Revere resident Carmela (Picariello) Recupero of Revere died on July 12 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home. She was 96 years old. A homemaker, born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Pasqulina (DeSimone) Picariello; the beloved wife of the late Achille Recupero; devoted mother of Frank and his...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

July 8, 2010
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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

An up and coming musician making waves in the world of Latin Music will be playing in East Boston to close out the city’s Sixth Annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series–a two month celebration of Latin music and rhythms across Boston. Gregorio Uribe and his 15-piece group, Gregorio Uribe y Su Orquesta, which harkens...

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Eastie man pleads not guilty to alleged OUI accident – Post-Pops crash injured State Trooper

July 8, 2010
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The East Boston man accused of driving drunk and running over a Massachusetts state trooper in Cambridge after the 4th of July concert and fireworks display on the Esplanade pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Cambridge District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, third offense; operating under the influence of liquor...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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