Monthly Archives: September 2010

ISD cracks down on code violations

September 22, 2010
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ISD cracks down on code violations

On Monday, outside an abandoned property on Webster Street, Inspectors from the City of Boston, Fire Marshals and a special unit from the Boston Police examined the outside of the dilapidated home. Immediately they noticed the home was not properly sealed, had open widows but it did have a sign with a big red...

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Site and architect chosen for neighborhood’s state-of-the-art facility

September 22, 2010
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City of Boston officials said that they would soon announce major developments concerning the construction of brand new, state-of-the-art library in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino hinted at the development at a recent fundraiser for City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the Mayor’s local liaison, Ernani DeAraujo, confirmed that a site has been picked and...

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Street music: 5K was a smash hit

September 22, 2010
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Recently Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, held its first ever Run to the Beat 5K race along Piers Park and the abutting park system. The race drew over 265 runners and raised over $10,000 to support Zumix’s development programs. Co-presented by Zumix and Massport, the first annual Run to...

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Arrest Report 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Monday, September 13 Santiago Martinez of 106 Morris Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. Tuesday, September 14 Estiben Mejia of 297 Sumner Street, East Boston, was arrested on several outstanding warrants for armed robbery, assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon and home invasion. Wednesday, September 15 Noureddine...

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Last Hurrah? – Pondering Mayor Menino’s future

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Richard Rezendes Jr. Homeland Security Guard Richard G. Rezendes Jr. died unexpectedly at his East Boston residence on September 10. He was 51 years old. Born in Boston, "Richie" was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School. For many years, he worked as office manager for Federal...

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A bigger piece of the pie

September 16, 2010
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A bigger piece of the pie

This is not your father’s Santarpio’s. The new location on Route 1 North in Peabody is slated to open today and the owners held a private party Monday to showcase the famed 100-year-old pizzeria’s new digs. Unlike the original location in East Boston, with its gritty unapologetic simplicity, the new location is sleek and...

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Crowning achievement – Controversy subsides as new BK prepares to open

September 16, 2010
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Crowning achievement – Controversy subsides as new BK prepares to open

The sign is up, the windows are in and the attractive new Burger King will soon open its doors in Maverick Square. Last week the site at the corner of Maverick Square and Sumner Street was buzzing with activity. Construction workers were putting the final touches on inside fixtures, hanging menus and organizing the...

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Opinions differ about the best options for Condor Street site

September 16, 2010
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It’s been an East Boston eyesore for many years — a post-industrial property too polluted to be used as is, but too precious to be abandoned forever. No matter how thoroughly the land’s eight plus acres are cleaned, it will never be pristine again. The former Hess site on Condor Street, an eight and...

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Santarpio’s North – Pizza king expands empire

September 16, 2010
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We want to congratulate the owners of Santarpio’s on their expansion to the North Shore. The famous East Boston pizzeria, and the favorite of local pizza lovers for generations in this neighborhood and far beyond, has opened on Route 1 in Peabody. It is a fabulous location if you’re in the area. It is...

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