Monthly Archives: March 2011

Strike Up the Broadband

March 3, 2011
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Strike Up the Broadband

Councillor Sal Lamattina, Comcast Senior VP Steve Hackley and Mayor Thomas M. Menino are picturedwith Juliana Grillo of the East Boston Salesian Boys and Girls Club at last Friday’s broadbandinternet event at the Chinatown Neighborhood Center. The Salesians Boys and Girls Club will bethe benefi ciary of a new partnership between the city and...

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Woody’s Makes a Pitch for Expansion at OHNC Meeting

March 3, 2011
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Woody’s Makes a Pitch for Expansion at OHNC Meeting

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Neighbors of Woody’s Liquors on Saratoga Street in Orient Heights are unwilling to support any expansion of John Wood’s business until he cleans up his act and shows he can be a better neighbor.   At an Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting (OHNC) Monday night a lawyer for Wood, Daniel...

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East Boston Man, 40, Faces Numerous Charges Following a Shooting on Maverick Street

March 3, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com   An East Boston man led police on a wild chase through the Sumner Tunnel after shooting a man on Maverick Street.   Richard Nunez, 40 of East Boston was eventually arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and...

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From the Top Down – Decorated Officer Convicted of Fraud

March 3, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com   He was picked as America’s Top Cop, was a candidate for Ward I City Council and the 2005 East Boston Times Man of the Year, but now Boston Police Detective Eliezer Gonzalez can add a criminal conviction to his list of achievements.   Gonzalez 48, of East Boston plead...

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And They’re Off! – Live Racing Set to Return to Suffolk Downs

March 3, 2011
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As we head toward spring and the rebirth of everything frozen and covered with snow and ice for months already, at least we do so in the knowledge that there will likely be 80 days of professional horse racing taking place at Suffolk Downs. All the agreements necessary to make this happen apparently came...

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Expensive Holidays – This Experiment isn’t Adding Up

March 3, 2011
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The so-called Suffolk County hack holidays – Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day – were literally done away with last year when the governor agreed with the Legislature that more money would be saved than is spent keeping Suffolk County offices open on these two days than closed.   So two important historical events...

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The ‘Sun’ is Setting on Second EBMHL Season

March 3, 2011
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  The EBMHL’s second season began with Urban Sun Tanning rolling over the competition, but with 3 weeks remaining,  have suffered 6 consecutive losses giving way to the East Boston Yacht Club who have stormed through the league to take first place thanks to the 72 pts from Charlie Daniels and the outstanding goaltending of Chris Grossmann. For...

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Obituaries 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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Charles Zuffante Member of DAV and Sons of Italy   Charles T. Zuffante of East Boston died on February 28. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of D.A.V. Post 77 of East Boston and the Sons of Italy. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (McGrane)...

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