Monthly Archives: April 2011

FinalExitNetwork Billboard Stirs Emotions

April 20, 2011
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FinalExitNetwork Billboard Stirs Emotions

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There is a relatively new billboard that has stirred a certain level of controversy in the predominately Roman Catholic neighborhood of East Boston–a place where many believe assisted suicide goes against church doctrine. The billboard is on McClellan Highway on the southbound side across from the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Put...

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Alleged ‘Pipe Bomb’ Bank Robber Indicted in Federal Court

April 20, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com An East Boston man was charged last week in federal court with two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts of attempted armed bank robbery after he allegedly used fake pipe bombs to stick up three local banks. William DeVincenzi, 47, of Saratoga Street, East Boston was charged in...

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Three Students Earn the Chance to Study Marine Science in the Bahamas

April 20, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Three East Boston students have joined eight other local area high school students on a trip to the Bahamas to study marine science. Dina Bahloul, 18, Jessica Andrade, 18, and Lee Huang, 18 will be in Bimini, Bahamas until April 23 where they will scuba dive and experience marine biology...

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The Easter Holiday: The Beginning of Better Things

April 20, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great East dinner and the children for the search for eggs filled with candy....

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Thanks Mr. Speaker: DeLeo Steps to the Plate

April 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has ordered his leadership to officially begin discussing an expanded gaming bill at the beginning of May. We applaud the speaker for beginning this important push. This comes as great news locally, as an expanded gambling bill passed this year would likely lead to a casino at Suffolk...

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Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 20, 2011
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John Pisano Former East Boston resident John J. “Shelly” Pisano, formerly of East Boston, died on April 15th at the V.A. Medical Center of Brockton following a long illness. He was in his 90th year. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Lynn YMCA and the Mass....

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Best Buddy – Mangini Named Kiwanian of the Year

April 13, 2011
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Best Buddy – Mangini Named Kiwanian of the Year

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It was an outpouring of support for the one man that has defined what it means to ‘give back’ to the community of East Boston. Last Friday at Spinelli’s in Day Square, the East Boston Kiwanis Club honored Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini with the 2010-2011 Kiwanian of the Year award for...

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This Year’s Event Tops the $90,000 Plateau

April 13, 2011
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This Year’s Event Tops the $90,000 Plateau

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The East Boston YMCA raised well above their goal of $90,000 at another successful annual breakfast last week. The breakfast, held last Thursday morning at the Logan Hilton, drew over 500 ‘Y’ supporters to the event to raise money for the agencies childcare programs and scholarships. A new addition to...

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A Government Shutdown wasn’t Going to Shutter APAC

April 13, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric about ‘change’ in American politics from all political parties. But real change comes when people go against the trend and focus their efforts on helping people. That is exactly what East Boston APAC and its parent company was prepared to do if a government...

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Renovation of Welfare Building set to begin

April 13, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s a unique development that will transform the decaying Welfare Building on Maverick Street into a vibrant commercial development. John and Melissa Tyler got approval in May 2009 from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to develop the Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. after a lengthy community process. Now...

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