Monthly Archives: February 2011

In this Case, ‘Almost’ is Good Enough

February 16, 2011
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In this Case, ‘Almost’ is Good Enough

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston has always been known for its cuisine and now it’s producing some talented chefs. One of those Eastie chefs has just won the top prize during the New England Regional S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition. Last week, Cambridge School of Culinary Arts student and Eastie resident, Anthony Messina,...

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Obituaries 02-16-2011

February 16, 2011
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Frances Lepore St. Anthony’s Parish Devotee Frances A. (Belmonte) Lepore, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center of Wakefield following a long confinement on February 10. She was 86 years old. Born and raised in Revere and a 1942 graduate of Revere High School, she was a dedicated wife,...

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Clean Air Act – Proposal by LaMattina and Arroyo might be a Hard Sell, but it’s Worth the Effort

February 16, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Take a Deep Breath … Balloon City Preps for a Busy Holiday

February 10, 2011
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Take a Deep Breath …  Balloon City Preps for a Busy Holiday

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Everyone sends flowers for Valentine’s Day so why not be different and send a balloon? This is the question the owner of Balloon City on Bennington Street in Orient Heights is asking. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Christine Yannetty Bernstein, who has successfully run the popular balloon and...

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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

February 10, 2011
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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Jerry Zullo, a longtime businessman who owned several restaurants in East Boston for nearly a half a century, died on Saturday, February 5 following complication from pneumonia at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. Mr. Zullo was born and raised in Chelsea and attended schools there until the eighth grade. Mr....

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EBSB Reports Significant Gains

February 10, 2011
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EBSB Reports Significant Gains

-By Joshua Resnek The year of 2010 was a great year for Meridian Interstate Bancorp, the owner of the East Boston Savings Bank. Company officials said business was up substantially and especially at the bank’s East Boston locations this year. Fourth quarter results and year-end results released last week revealed an upward trend in...

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Ecco Plans a Special Four-course Dinner

February 10, 2011
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Ecco Plans a Special Four-course Dinner

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Building on a successful New Year’s Eve fixed dinner and new head chef, owners of Ecco Restaurant and Lounge onPorter Street in East Boston is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner on Monday, February 14. The $60 per person prefixed four course meal offers an appetizer, second course of soup or...

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Police Briefs 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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January 31 John Shea of 148 Saratoga Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding parole violation. February 1 No arrests. February 2 No arrests. February 3 Ira Jones of 49 Elmore Street, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with possession of Class D drugs with intent to distribute within 1000ft of a school zone....

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Basile on the Rise- Rep earns a key post from the speaker

February 10, 2011
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Representative Carlo Basile has received an important post from the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. This does not come as a surprise. Basile is a loyal soldier for the speaker and the speaker has returned the support by showing that he, too, is loyal to those who are loyal to him. This is...

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Bad Timing- A strike at Suffolk Downs won’t Help anyone

February 10, 2011
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If ever a strike by some employees of Suffolk Downs was ill-advised, it is ill-advised right now. Horse racing at Suffolk Downs is not a right. It is a business. And as a business, it has been struggling for quite some time. Striking right now – disrupting the track’s vastly depleted gambling revenues by...

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