Monthly Archives: October 2010

Project Runway – East Boston’s Gianna Simone is on the cover of Boston Magazine

October 26, 2010
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Project Runway – East Boston’s Gianna Simone is on the cover of Boston Magazine

By Cary Shuman editor@eastietimes.com Gianna Simone knew she might be featured as one of the models in the October issue of Boston Magazine. The 20-year-old East Boston resident had participated in a full-day photo shoot with four wardrobe changes at Laconia Airport in New Hampshire. But then Simone received the call that became the...

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Steczynksi earns prestigious Barr Foundation grant

October 26, 2010
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Steczynksi earns prestigious Barr Foundation grant

Zumix Founder and Director Madeleine Steczynski has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of her extraordinary work in the field of non-profit youth development. The Barr Fellows Program honors the contributions of the most gifted and experienced leaders in the Boston area. “We congratulate Madeleine Steczynski on her selection and...

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From JCPenney, big dollars for students

October 26, 2010
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From JCPenney, big dollars for students

Continuing its decade long commitment to afterschool programs in the area, the JCPenney Afterschool Fund has awarded a $5,000 grant to the East Boston YMCA’s Afterschool School Age Child Care Program (SACC). The grant will give the Y’s afterschool program at the Curtis Guild School the opportunity to help more children participate in safe,...

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America SCORES in Boston

October 26, 2010
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In a city obsessed with the Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, we know that sports often serve as a means to bring people together. On a brisk fall day in East Boston, with the skyline stunningly clear across the harbor, corporate employees from a downtown financial firm, who sported cleats instead of loafers, played...

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Down To The Wire – Races are too close to call

October 26, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Arrest Report 10-26-2010

October 26, 2010
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Monday, October 18 No arrests. Tuesday, October 19 Gina Forsyth of 47 Tewksbury Street, Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession of Class B drugs. Stephen Cuchiello of 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, was arrested & charged with receiving stolen property and also a default warrant for possession of Class B drugs. Amie...

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Obituaries 10-26-2010

October 26, 2010
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Father Bede Ferrara OFM Priest and Author Father Bede Ferrara, OFM, of New York, formerly of East Boston and the North End of Boston, died on October 22. Fr. Bede was ordained a priest on June 17, 1951. He served as assistant pastor of Saint Anthony’s in Troy for one year following his ordination;...

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No troubled waters

October 21, 2010
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No troubled waters

Nearly two years into the project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge with a new vertical-lift bridge and everything has been going as smooth as can be according to Project Manager John Vitagliano. “We are still on schedule and if we continue at this pace the project should be completed by January 2012,...

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Lima and Cagiano will receive ABCD Community Awards

October 21, 2010
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Lima and Cagiano will receive ABCD Community Awards

Two East Boston residents and community heroes will be among 28 people honored for their contributions to the community at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 29 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Eastie’s APAC director Amy Lima and longtime community advocate Joyce Hamilton Cagiano...

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Heritage Apartments set for $15.7 million in upgrades

October 21, 2010
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Heritage Apartments set for $15.7 million in upgrades

The Boston Redevelopment Authority Board has approved $15.7 million in upgrades to the existing Heritage Apartment complex in East Boston. The Heritage is a 294-unit public housing development bordered by Sumner Street, South Bremen Street, Father Jacobbe Lane, and the Lewis Mall waterfront located at 209 Sumner Street. All of the buildings are designated...

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