Monthly Archives: December 2010

Comets Brought Down to Earth

December 22, 2010
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Week 10 is in the books and the hockey, once again, was nothing short of spectacular. In Game 1 of the evening at Porazzo Rink on East Boston’s Constitution Beach, we saw The Comets, who notched their first win of the season in week 9, take on The 113 Club in a great up...

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Christmas 2010

December 22, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 22-12-2010

December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 13 No arrests, Tuesday, December 14 Jordan Robert Borges of 20 Fletcher Street, Roslindale, was arrested and charged with assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, December 15 No arrests. Thursday, December 16 No arrests. Friday, December 17 Trevon St Cyere of 154 Second Street, Framingham, was arrested and...

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Obituaries 12-22-2010

December 22, 2010
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Anna Phillips Retired Shawmut Bank Assistant Manager Anna D. (DiBella) Phillips, a resident of Winthrop for more than 50 years, died at the Ellis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Norwood  on Thursday. December 16 after a long illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Josephine (DiRago) and...

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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

December 16, 2010
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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

john@eastietimes.com In East Boston the name John White is synonymous with everything that is good in decent in an otherwise crazy world. As East Boston APAC Director for 30 years White has helped scores of people through tough times but never asked for any glory or fanfare for his work. It shocked me to...

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At Grace Church, increased efforts amid diminishing funds

December 16, 2010
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At Grace Church, increased efforts amid diminishing funds

john@eastietimes.com Grace Federated Church on the corner of Saratoga and Byron Streets is like the Little Engine that Could. With limited funding to rely on the church has been able to move mountains and climb steep hills. For the past 14 years the church has successfully run a food pantry to benefit East Boston...

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Project Bread report highlights problems and offers solutions

December 16, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston based Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, released numbers from its upcoming annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2010. Project Bread reports that in the latest numbers nearly 660,000 people in the state are struggling to put food on the table – a nearly 20 percent...

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Residents rush to the aid of family that was displaced by a fire on Bennington Street

December 16, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The neighborhood is rallying around the victims of a fire that broke out in a one-family home on Bennington Street Saturday morning. The Herrera Family and their four small children were displaced by the one alarm blaze that started in the basement of 510 Bennington St. The family is said...

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CLOSING SCHOOLS

December 16, 2010
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Superintendent Johnson is making a tough — but inevitable — decision Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million and would go...

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Police Blotter 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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December 6 Samantha Chaletsky of 720 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. December 7 Peter Vitello of 45 Hancock Street, Salem, was arrested and charged with a parole violation. Remi Soto of 428 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with affray & disturbing a public assembly. December...

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