Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Heights: EBSB Thrives under Gavegnano’s Leadership

May 11, 2011
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The East Boston Savings Bank has grown to nearly $2 billion under the leadership of Richard Gavegnano. That’s a far cry from the $850 million bank that he took over three years ago. Now comes the news that the EBSB has been named to the 2011 Globe 100, the Globe’s annual ranking of the...

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FPCU makes a Generous Donation to this Year’s Strike Out Colon Cancer Tourney

May 11, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Three years ago East Boston High School baseball coach Phil Brangiforte wife was diagnosed with colon cancer after give birth to the couple’s fifth child.  She never came home after delivering baby Alexandria. “She was moved to Boston Medical Center three days after child birth and had emergency surgery to...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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District Seven Arrest Report Monday, May 2 Marvin Miranda of 159 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. John Ciano of 215 Washington Street, Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Alexander Powe a homeless male was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Casey Savoie of 133...

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Obituaries 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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Gino Meucci Orient Heights resident Gino G. Meucci of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of the West End, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 3 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 77 years old. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved...

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Food for Thought: Homeless Residents Share their Stories at Crossroads Breakfast

May 4, 2011
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Food for Thought: Homeless Residents Share their Stories at Crossroads Breakfast

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Jillian Serret gave emotional testimony last Friday morning in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials at a breakfast hosted by Crossroads Family Shelter. Serret and other housing advocates were at Crossroads last week to lobby elected officials like Senator Anthony Petruccelli to preserve funding...

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Capitol Improvements: Capitol Waste Retrofits Truck with Pollution Control Equipment

May 4, 2011
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Capitol Improvements: Capitol Waste Retrofits Truck with Pollution Control Equipment

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com For years East Boston based Capitol Waste Removal Services has worked with the city and state to implemented ideas .33and policies to lessen litter on Eastie streets during garbage removal days. Now the garbage removal company has entered into a state program to reduce emissions in the neighborhood through MassCleanDiesel...

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Simply, it was a Tireless Effort

May 4, 2011
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Simply, it was a Tireless Effort

Times Staff Report It took the combined strength of twenty East Boston and Chelsea residents to move a seven-foot tractor tire that has littered the beach of the Condor Street Urban Wild for at least a decade. But on Friday, during an Earth Day cleanup organized by the Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew (E3C) and...

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The Connector: A Green Light from the Mayor

May 4, 2011
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino added his considerable influence to the neighborhood effort for a greenway connector that will do so much to make this a better place to live. We applaud the mayor for his support. We welcome it. His voice, added to the crescendo of other voices seeking this improvement, is exactly...

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Meeting his Maker: Justice is Served

May 4, 2011
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Almost ten years ago, the search for Osama bin Laden began following the 9/11 catastrophe. Almost 3,000 innocents died that day, including a resident from East Boston, and what was even worse, the tragic affair began when two planes were hijacked out of Logan Airport. Fast forward ten years. President Barack Obama certainly showed...

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EBYC Claims 2011 Title

May 4, 2011
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After a fantastic season and an amazing playoff race to the championship, it was the East Boston Yacht Club and Bill Ash’s Lounge who remained standing in the 2nd Annual Finale of the East Boston Men’s Hockey League. A hyped up game, to say the least, featured two of East Boston’s most prominent hockey players to...

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