Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eastie Man Sentenced for Brutal Beating

June 22, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com An East Boston man will serve up to five years in state prison for beating another man unconscious outside a Financial District bar hosting a bikini contest two years ago. A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Kevin Colon Jr., 25,  of aggravated assault and battery on a 47-year-old West...

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Police Briefs 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Monday, June 6 Kevin Claros of 61 Havre Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny from a motor vehicle. Milton Medrano of 82 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny from a motor vehicle. Richard Lena of 406 Saratoga Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without...

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Summer Arrives: Things Are Happening All Around Us

June 22, 2011
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Tuesday was the first day of summer, a moment in time marking the earth’s exact position with the sun on its axis, which is ever changing. In other words – the summer is here. The light lasts longer during the day. Until almost 8:30 p.m. there is light. There is also heat and the...

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Eastie Connection: Dimasi and the Neighborhood

June 22, 2011
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Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi was convicted of seven out of nine charges in Federal Court last week, thus ending a very sorry chapter in his life. He awaits sentencing. Once the most powerful and popular legislators in the state, he is now almost entirely a man alone awaiting his fate at...

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Knights Get Back into the Win Column

June 22, 2011
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-By Julie Bellavia Special to The Times-Free Press After a rough start to the month of June, the East Boston Knights got back on track Friday, June 17 at East Boston Stadium vs. the rival Brighton Minutemen. n their biggest game yet, the team showed what Knights’ baseball is all about.¬† The Knights were...

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Obituaries 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Edith LoVerme East Boston resident Edith (Luiso) LoVerme of Orient Heights East Boston died on June 20. She was the beloved wife of John P. LoVerne Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving mother of Lucille Johnson and her husband, Leroy, East Boston, Charles LoVerme and his wife, Stella, of Medford...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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The First Pick-up will be in Jeffries Point

June 15, 2011
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The First Pick-up will be in Jeffries Point

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s no secret that East Boston has long struggled with the daily occurrence of trash and litter on its streets. While there has been some major improvements in the overall appearance of the neighborhood streets through new initiatives like adding more barrels, educating residents and business owners about proper trash...

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Joseph Ruggiero Sr., Printer and a Patriarch of Popular Eastie Family

June 15, 2011
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Joseph Ruggiero Sr., Printer and a Patriarch of Popular Eastie Family

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Joseph L. Ruggiero Sr., who began a career in printing with the East Boston Times in the 1950s and was the patriarch of a prominent East Boston family, has died. Mr. Ruggiero, who had battled health issues this past year died on Friday, June 10 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing...

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