Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wall Street Pioneer Bernard Beal Visits Young Business Students

February 23, 2011
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Wall Street Pioneer Bernard Beal Visits Young Business Students

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston High School students participating in the school’s Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education’s Stock Market game got a surprise visit last week from Wall Street pioneer Bernard B. Beal. Beal, the billion-dollar dealmaker and CEO of M. R. Beal & Company, was on...

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Permanent Collection – Historic Leonard King Paintings will be Incorporated into Design of New Building

February 23, 2011
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Permanent Collection – Historic Leonard King Paintings will be Incorporated into Design of New Building

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s good news for residents that were trying to keep the historic paintings that currently hang in the Meridian Street branch of the Boston Public Library in East Boston. It was announced this week that the painting by Frederick Leonard King would be incorporated into the design of the new...

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Excel Given the Go-ahead to Open Two more Charter Schools

February 23, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education has endorsed East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School’s application for two new charter schools in Boston and Chelsea. Commissioner Mitchell Chester endorsed Excel’s plan late last week and it will need final approval from the Massachusetts Department of Education on February 28....

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A Solid Return – Ryan Lee Displays an Impressive Degree of Honesty in Returning $2,000

February 23, 2011
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East Boston resident Ryan Lee found $2,000 in a plastic bag in the snow on Meridian Street two weeks ago. The Project Bread employee did not pocket the money. He took it to the District Seven police station and handed it over to the police. What he found was a deposit waiting to be...

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World Beater – The Global Reach of Dr. Gene Sharp

February 23, 2011
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Dr. Gene Sharp in our midst is a wonderful find. Inside an unassuming apartment in the neighborhood, he runs one of the most prominent information centers on how to overthrow oppressive regimes. What he runs is called the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles. It is believed by other scholars that his work has...

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Sen. Petruccelli Appointment is right on the money

February 23, 2011
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We congratulate Senator Anthony Petruccelli on his recent appointment to the chair of the Banking and Financial Services Committee by Senate President Therese Murray. In this position, Senator Petruccelli will make good use of his analytical skills, which are substantial and especially meaningful for this new position as banking and finance are the pillars...

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Obituaries 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Anneliese Barletta Worked at East Boston Social Center Anneliese (Meissner) Barletta of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on February 20. Mrs. Barletta worked at the East Boston Social Center. She was the beloved wife of Phil Barletta with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Evelyn Auld and her husband,...

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Is Roseland Ready to Resume Work on Pier One?

February 23, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s been close to four years since East Boston has heard anything about the Portside at Pier I project. The property developer Roseland, property owner Massport and even elected officials have been tight lipped on a stalled project that was supposed to breath new life into the dilapidated waterfront and...

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Grand Gesture – Project Bread Worker Returns Dough to Owner

February 16, 2011
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Grand Gesture – Project Bread Worker Returns Dough to Owner

john@eastietimes.com Let’s be honest. Most of us would have pocketed $2,000 in cash if we found it laying in a snowbank and no one else was around. But East Boston resident Ryan Lee did the exact opposite when faced with the scenario mentioned above. Two weeks ago Lee, an Eastie resident and employee at...

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Global Reach – East Bostonian’s Writings are an Inspiration to the Egyptian Cause

February 16, 2011
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Global Reach – East Bostonian’s Writings are an Inspiration to the Egyptian Cause

john@eastietimes.com Some said it was the ‘people power’ protests in Tunisia that set it off, others claim it was Facebook that made it easy for protesters to rally an entire country against Hosni Mubarak. But there is one thing for certain, the writings of one humble East Bostonian has shaped the future of Egypt...

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