Monthly Archives: August 2010

BRA chief talks about waterfront projects during a visit to Eastie

August 12, 2010
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BRA chief talks about waterfront projects during a visit to Eastie

Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) chief John Palmieri knows East Boston has been anxiously awaiting waterfront development projects to commence along the water’s edge and he believes developers of these highly anticipated projects are beginning to regain confidence as the real estate market rebounds. At a luncheon last week, Palmieri said the projects stalled once...

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Last Gasp – There’s still hope for casino legislation

August 12, 2010
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The expanded gaming bill is not dead, yet. There is the chance the legislation could come back to full blown life if the legislature is brought back into session, and soon. That is a possibility because the state is set to receive $675 million in federal funding that would require the legislature to assign...

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Arrest Report 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Monday, August 2 Herberto Rigoberto of 276 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with attempted unarmed robbery. Tuesday, August 3 Maria Martinez of 373 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested on outstanding warrants for operating under the influence of alcohol & leaving the scene of property damage. Joel Agosto of 61 Havre...

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Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Lucia Martorano California resident Lucia Martorano of California, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on August 4. She was 88 years old. She was the wife of the late Gaetano Martorano; mother of Antonette Squillante-Chiampa and Frank Martorano, both of Revere and Lucille and Joseph Martorano of California; sister of the late Carmella...

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Arroyo is making East Boston his business

August 4, 2010
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Arroyo is making East Boston his business

It’s become a joke of sorts in East Boston. Whenever you see an At-Large City Councilor cruising the neighborhood you mutter to the person next to you ‘it must be an election year’. With the exception of At-Large City Councilors like Stephen Murphy, who has aligned himself with many of the neighborhood’s struggles and...

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Santarpio’s and Belle Isle Seafood garner ‘Best of Boston’ honors

August 4, 2010
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Santarpio’s and Belle Isle Seafood garner ‘Best of Boston’ honors

East Boston has long been a food mecca and a place where things are done right from sandwiches to Italian food to Mexican to Brazilian cuisines so it’s no surprise when an East Boston eatery shows up on Boston Magazine’s annual ‘Best of Boston’ issue. Boston magazine named two area businesses among 194 winners...

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Nothing doing – Petty politics dooms casino legislation

August 4, 2010
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The shame in this whole affair of trying to expand gaming in Massachusetts is that the state legislature and governor refused to see past petty politics and egos and missed an opportunity to pass the one thing everyone in government wanted — three resort casinos in the state. Only in Massachusetts could something like...

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Foreclosure legislation should benefit East Boston residents

August 4, 2010
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Predatory lending, no-doc loans and subprime mortgages all contributed to high level of foreclosures in East Boston—a neighborhood not quite decimated by the problem but an example of how bad things got for a blue collar community when the economy tanked With home foreclosures continuing to rise in the state in spite of the...

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Red Sox players visit east Boston

August 4, 2010
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Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) annual Fenway Challenge/ Sox Talk came to Memorial Stadium Field in East Boston Monday. The winners of the Fenway Challenge, a skill competition in running, hitting, and throwing for boys and girls, ages 6-14, met Sox players and coaches and will be treated to a Red Sox...

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Perfect Summer – August in New England

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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