Monthly Archives: January 2011

Madaro Set to Replace Sulprizio as Basile’s Top Legislative Aide

January 19, 2011
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Madaro Set to Replace Sulprizio as Basile’s Top Legislative Aide

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Representative Carlo Basile’s Chief Legislative Aide Michael Sulprizio will be leaving his post at the State House to replace Fran Riley as Director of the Harborside Community Center in East Boston. Riley, a longtime fixture at the Harborside retired last year after decades of service to theprogram. “I am excited...

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A Firm Hand will Regulate Nail Salons

January 19, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s one industry in East Boston that has operated for decades without the proper checks and balances. With public health and the health of workers at risk the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) voted last week to regulate nail salons here and in the rest of the city. Seeking to...

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Pulling No Punches

January 19, 2011
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Petruccelli was right on the money Senator Anthony Petruccelli was absolutely right on in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full, comprehensive review of the Board’s policies and procedures could be conducted. The senator from East Boston did this two days before the governor...

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Sal LaMattina

January 19, 2011
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Councillor earns well-deserved post Eastie’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has once again shown his political acumen with his colleagues in government by being named the vice-president of the Boston City Council by Boston City Council President Steven Murphy. LaMattina might well have been the Boston City Council president himself this time around if...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2011
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Great season, disastrous ending The utter and complete collapse of the Patriots at Foxboro against the Jets last Sunday was an enormous disappointment to all of us who depend on the Patriots on Sunday for something to look forward to. They were defeated by the Jets just like that, like with the snap of...

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Harborside Community Center Swimming Team is Making Waves

January 19, 2011
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Swim Coach Diana Vergara recently started up a swim team at the Harborside Community Center consisting of 10 swimmers ranging in ages from 7-17 years old. The name of the team is Harborside Swim Team. “On February 4, 2011 we are having a swim meet at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) against the...

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Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Calvin Wentworth Retired Delivery Truck Driver Calvin Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died January 17 at the Chelsea Healthcare Facility after a long illness.  He was 81 years old. He was a member of the English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others before that since the age of 10 when...

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Return to Senders

January 12, 2011
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Return to Senders

Long-lost love letters returned to East Boston couple By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Fifty-eight years ago he was a compositor for the East Boston Times and she was a proof reader. It was at the old Times building on the corner of Border and Eutaw Streets where Josephine Pignato and Joseph Ruggiero Sr. romance began. After...

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Petruccelli: Parole Hearings Should be Put on Hold Until a Full Review is Conducted

January 12, 2011
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Petruccelli: Parole Hearings Should be Put on Hold Until a Full Review is Conducted

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Senator Anthony Petruccelli has lead a delegation of Senate colleagues in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full, comprehensivereview of the Board’s policies and procedures could be conducted. In a letter to Parole Board Chairman Mark Conrad, Senator Petruccelli and...

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YMCA Revamps Fitness Center

January 12, 2011
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YMCA Revamps Fitness Center

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s safe to say that the new East Boston YMCA on Bremen Street has exceeded everyone’s expectations and now, five years after it first opened its doors, the staff and community are looking forward to even more programs to service youth and families in Eastie. The YMCA recently revamped and...

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