Monthly Archives: May 2011

LaMattina Helps form a Committee on Asthma

May 18, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Councilor-at-Large Felix Arroyo told a story at an East Boston community meeting how one day at City Hall he was experiencing the symptoms of asthma. A lifelong asthmatic, Arroyo was experiencing the usual symptoms asthmatics fear inside his council office. “I wasn’t doing well and was wheezing and had tightness...

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Police briefs 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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May 9 Joseph Cuilla of 236 Maverick Street, East Boston, was placed under arrest on several outstanding warrants, Cuilla was also charged with resisting arrest. May 10 Kenneth Townsend of 784 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Douglas Taylor of 48 White Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating...

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A Direct Question – Capuano: ‘Where Do We Want to Go?’

May 18, 2011
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At the East Boston Main Streets breakfast last week Congressman Mike Capuano asked: “Where do we want to go as a country?” As usual, Capuano was banging the nail on its head by asking such a question. As a champion of working class families, Capuano tends to ask important questions regarding the road we...

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Cubs vs. Athletics, Round 2

May 18, 2011
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-By John Lynds Last time the the Cubs and Athletics met they were both undefeated and it was the East Boston Little League game of the week. The Athletics were able to break the Cubs’ win streak with a 8-4 victory that kept their own winning streak alive. However, as the two faced off...

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Obituaries 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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Jennie Baldassaro East Boston resident Jennie B. (Saladino) Baldassaro of East Boston died on May 15. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry “Gary” Baldassaro, devoted mother of Theresa “Terry” Mastrangelo and her husband, Thomas,  of Danvers, Joan Merino and her husband, Arthur, of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston, Lona Ruggiero...

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Knights Win Season Opener

May 18, 2011
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In their Sophomore year, the East Boston Knights opened their 2011 Yawkey League Baseball season with a victory over the Stoneham Sabers. Sean Hannon pitched 5 solid innings, striking out 7 and only allowing 2 hits. Centerfielder Tyler Higgins and 1st Baseman Ace DiNapoli combined for 2 hits each but it was Catcher Juan...

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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

May 11, 2011
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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It was a more subdued hearing than last year when hundreds of people both for and against legalizing casino gaming in Massachusetts descended upon the State House to enter their testimony on the record. This time around, the hearing room was half filled as the debate over whether to authorize...

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Skeleton Sighting: EBNHC Springs to Life in Maverick Sq.

May 11, 2011
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Skeleton Sighting:  EBNHC Springs to Life in Maverick Sq.

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com If you have passed through Maverick Square in the past week you would have definitely noticed a major change to the square’s landscape. The steel skeleton of the monumental project that will forever transform the square has been erected as construction of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s new health care...

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Fork in the Road Capuano: Where do We want to Go as a Country

May 11, 2011
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Fork in the Road Capuano: Where do We want to Go as a Country

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was at the East Boston Main Streets breakfast on Tuesday morning at Spinelli’s and took direct aim at his Tea Party colleagues in the House but also fired a few shots at the President for recommending cuts to Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) — a program...

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What’s Fair is Fair: Mayor seeks to Stabilize Cable Rates

May 11, 2011
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City of Boston residents are like hostages in captivity when it comes to rate setting for the cable companies. Comcast is the only real show in town, with something like 175,000 ratepayers in Boston and no real competition of any kind to make a difference when it comes to setting rates every year. During...

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