Monthly Archives: March 2011

Father Nazzaro – Boys & Girls Club Director is Making a Big Impact

March 23, 2011
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Everyday, Father John Nazzaro makes life just a little bit better and more meaningful, and safe, if you will, for East Boston youngsters lucky enough to attend the Salesian Boys and Girls Club which is housed in the former Dom Savio Hall on Byron Street. With 17 employees and a whole lot of interest...

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Positive Addition – Marshalls Will Be Good for the Neighborhood

March 23, 2011
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The news that Marshalls is moving into the Liberty Mall comes as very good news to the East Boston community. First of all, Marshalls is a first class, major league, big time retailer that needs no introduction here. The store stands for quality and price and is perhaps the top retailer of its kind...

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EBYC Earns Top Spot in Regular-season Standings

March 23, 2011
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The EBMHL Season 2 is in the books. Another fantastic season at the Porazzo Rink wrapped up last Tuesday evening with all teams playing for playoff positions. It was a season of ups and downs for many of the teams in the EBMHL in a season where any one of the seven teams could...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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March 14 Carmen Vargas of 40 Dehon Street, Revere, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Cristina Pepin of 20 Waverly Street, Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault & battery. William Vargas of 87 Marion Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding...

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Obituaries 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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Maria DiSalvo Accomplished Bocce player, played every year with Boston’s Mayor Menino Maria D. (Padula) DiSalvo died at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody on March 20. She was 84 years old. Mrs. DiSalvo was born in Civitanova del Sannio, Italy on May 14, 1926 to the late Domenico and Lucia (Lastoria) Padula. She was...

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A Close Watch from Afar

March 16, 2011
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A Close Watch from Afar

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As fears about an increase in radiation levels from a damaged nuclear power plant in Japan rise in the wake of the worst earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Pacific country last week, some in East Boston are keeping a close eye on the developments. In Eastie, there are...

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Maverick Landing Residents Honored

March 16, 2011
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Maverick Landing Residents Honored

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Two East Boston residents that were instrumental in lobbying for federal funding to revamp the old and decaying Maverick Housing Projects into the new Maverick Landing development under a federal HOPE VI grant were honored last week for their years of service. Ruth Capone and Elly Saraceni, both members of...

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EBHS Gala Fundraiser Set for April 29

March 16, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Last year it was an upgrade to the school’s computer lab and before that the school was able to purchase a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) projectors for every classroom. These are just some of the items that East Boston High School (EBHS) Headmaster Michael Rubin has been able to invest...

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Marshalls Ready to Move into Former A.J. Wright Location

March 16, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The A.J. Wright store in Liberty Plaza in East Boston has officially closed and Marshalls, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers, will be opening in its place at the end of the month. According to TJX officials, the Marshalls store in the popular strip mall in Central Square will...

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Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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Many, many thoughts go through our minds whenever we are watching the television news about the ongoing disaster in Japan. Never have we seen so close up and in real time on television what a tsunami can do – and in fact – what it has done. We are all in awe of the...

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