Monthly Archives: January 2011

Charter School Outlines Plans to Occupy Old Star of the Sea School

January 26, 2011
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Charter School Outlines Plans to Occupy Old Star of the Sea School

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The Boston Redevelopment Authority and architects for Excel Academy Charter School pitched plans last week to turn the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School into Excel’s new home. Rumors have been floating around for the better part of a year that Excel was in negotiations with the Boston...

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Central Square Meeting Focuses on Traffic and Parking Concerns

January 26, 2011
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Central Square Meeting Focuses on Traffic and Parking Concerns

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The fourth in a series of community input meetings regarding the redevelopment of Central Square took place last week at the East Boston Social Centers. While previous meetings were brainstorming session of sorts with at least 50 people giving their impressions of what is good and bad about the square as...

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Top Dollar

January 26, 2011
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Top Dollar

Petruccelli named chair of financial services committee By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was appointed chairman of the second most important committee in theMassachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve as Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Petruccelli’s appointment was made by Senate...

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Justice Is Done

January 26, 2011
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A new chapter for John Forbes Last week, John Forbes walked out of Federal Court in Boston. Federal Judge Richard Stearns chose to give Forbes the second chance he was looking for and which he worked so hard to earn during the past year. Judge Stearns could have sent Forbes away for five years....

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Project Bread Applauds Changes to Meal Guidelines

January 26, 2011
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Project Bread Applauds Changes to Meal Guidelines

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s changes to the guidelines for school meals served in the U.S. reconfirmed what EastBoston based Project Bread has been saying all along through pilot programs in Boston schools–including the Mario Umana Middle School Academy in East Boston–that kids need more healthy options. So when Secretary Vilsack...

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Savio Prep Developers Detail Their Vision for the Property

January 26, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The developers, who have proposed to buy and redevelop the former Savio High School on Byron Street in East Boston held a meeting Monday night at the Orient Heights Neighborhood council to brief residents on the proposed plans. The Coliseum Investment Group, who was responsible for the condo development at...

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Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Basketball team coasts past Wareham The East Boston High School boys basketball team has improved to 4-3 on the season with a 79-53 over Wareham Saturday. Senior Walter Lewis had a game high 18 points to lead the Jets. This was the Jets’ third win  in a row. Eastie beat Madison Park 65-62 at...

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Obituaries 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Lucille Frontera Of East Boston, formerly of the North End Lucille (Cicerone) Frontera of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on January 23. She was the devoted mother of Andrea Frontera Binger and her husband, Desmond, of Salem and James Frontera, Jr. of East Boston; dear sister of Grace Ann Simboli of...

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Bright Beginning

January 19, 2011
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Bright Beginning

Menino delivers a positive message in State of the City address -By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com If you expected to hear some sobering news from Mayor Thomas Menino during his annual State of the City address last week there was none, only positive reflections of a city that is moving forward in a tough economic...

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Freedom Trail Scholars Visit Bradley Elementary

January 19, 2011
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Freedom Trail Scholars Visit Bradley Elementary

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As the school day was in full swing at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School chants could be heard from down the hall, “Lobsterbacks, go home!  Lobsterbacks, go home!” This was the sound of fourth grade students taking part in the Freedom Trail Scholars program, an interactive history program touring...

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