Monthly Archives: March 2011

Greenway Headway

March 30, 2011
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Greenway Headway

john@eastietimes.com Proponents of the plan to connect East Boston’s park system with a “greenway extension” won a small victory this week as the Boston Conservation Commission granted a two-week delay of their decision on a buffer between the neighborhood and Massport’s proposed Green Bus Depot. Proponents, in return for support for a Bus Depot...

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House Money – Eastie Man Wins State’s First-ever $1m Powerball Prize

March 30, 2011
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House Money – Eastie Man Wins State’s First-ever $1m Powerball Prize

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston’s Mark Wilson is a richer man is richer after winning the state’s first ever $1 million Powerball prize. Wilson collect his cash prize last Thursday at the Massachusetts Lottery’s Braintree headquarters after, what we can assume was a very sleepless night. “I am going to buy a house,”...

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Drug Suspect’s Lawyer: My Client was Used as a ‘Mule’

March 30, 2011
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Drug Suspect’s Lawyer: My Client was Used as a ‘Mule’

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The lawyer for an East Boston woman busted for allegedly trying to traffic cocaine into Boston through Logan International Airport on Sunday said her client was a victim of drug dealers who used her as a “drug mule”. Karen Morla Ramos, 22, of East Boston was arraigned Monday in East...

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Let’s Make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...

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Playoffs Kick off in Grand Fashion

March 30, 2011
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Last Tuesday evening, at the Porazzo Rink The quest for the EBMHL Cup began for 6 teams. It was an evening of amazing hockey, near upsets, and a huge letdown. Game one of the evening saw the Comets, who were the cellar dwellers for the entire season, show up fired up and ready to...

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Obituaries 03-29-2011

March 30, 2011
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Andrew Pappas Former East Boston resident Andrew A. “Andy” Pappas, born and raised in Somerville, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 after a long illness with his beloved wife by his side. He was 60 years old. A graduate of Somerville High, Class of 1968, he loved his dogs, cars and cooking....

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Residents Are Wary of Giving King Tacos Owner a Hall Pass

March 23, 2011
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Residents Are Wary of Giving King Tacos Owner a Hall Pass

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com While East Boston resident and restauranteur Raul Santos’ intentions of opening the third in a string of the locally successful King Tacos restaurants are good, some abutters at Monday’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting were wary of Santos’ intentions of having half the business being run as a function hall....

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The No. 1 Place for Quinceañera Preparations

March 23, 2011
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The No. 1 Place for  Quinceañera Preparations

By Cary Shuman For the Free Press If Ana Lanzilli is the queen of the Quinceañera party, then that makes Spinelli’s in East Boston Quinceañera Central. Lanzilli is the function coordinator at Spinelli’s Banquet Facility that is preparing to host the Second Annual Quinceañera Expo on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. inside its...

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The Mayor Picks an Opportune Time to Unveil ‘green’ Initiative

March 23, 2011
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The Mayor Picks an Opportune Time to Unveil ‘green’ Initiative

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Mayor Thomas Menino was in East Boston on St. Patrick’s Day Thursday to kickoff his new ‘Going Green’ initiative at the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing on Border Street. Putting a new twist on the a day where everyone across Boston goes green with shamrock ties and green shirts Menino said...

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Vacant Buildings Will Not Be Turned into Condos

March 23, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There has been long standing concern in East Boston over large properties in the neighborhood whose original use has been surrendered and are left vacant for years. In Eastie plans to redevelop these properties have been slow moving like the Welfare Building on Maverick Street, the former Salesians Boys and...

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