Monthly Archives: June 2011

NOAH Honors People for their Support of Trinity House

June 15, 2011
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NOAH Honors People for their Support of Trinity House

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Next week, East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will pay tribute to longtime residents and activists who have given much of their lives to the betterment of the community through their support of Trinity House programs. On June 22 at 5 p.m. at the Trinity House on Meridian Street,...

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Business Owner, Volunteer are Recognized by EBMS

June 15, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) business owners and volunteers were well represented at last week’s 15th Annual Boston Main Streets Awards dinner at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Honored at last week’s ceremony hosted by local radio personality Ron Della Chiesa were Eastie’s own Beda...

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All-around Good Job: Woody’s Withdraws Expansion Proposal

June 15, 2011
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In the end, Eastie’s Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Senator Anthony Petruccelli had much to do with Woody’s Liquors taking their expansion plan off the table for now. It was a good piece of neighborhood-community work for LaMattina and Petruccelli, and for Mayor Thomas Menino, all of whom voiced concern about whether or...

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Joe Ruggiero: A Loyal Friend to East Boston

June 15, 2011
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The death of Joe Ruggiero Sr. at 77 is a loss for the neighborhood. He was a special kind of man. He could walk into a room with dignitaries, politicians and wealthy and powerful individuals and he would be the one that everyone would remember. He had a great personality. He made people feel...

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Obituaries 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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Joseph Ruggiero Sr. Dedicated his life to family and community Joseph L. Ruggiero, Sr. of East Boston went home to the lord on June 10 with dignity and strength as he lived his life. Mr. Ruiggiero  dedicated his life to his family and without his help his son’s dream of owning the Ruggiero Mazzarella...

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Woody’s Withdraws Pizza Plan

June 8, 2011
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Woody’s Withdraws Pizza Plan

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com At a Boston Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Tuesday, the attorney for Woody’s Liquors withdrew plans to build a takeout pizzeria inside the liquor store due to overwhelming opposition from neighbors. The hearing came on the heels of the fourth in a series of community meetings held at the...

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Menino Discusses Budget Plans for Boston’s Neighborhoods

June 8, 2011
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Menino Discusses Budget Plans for Boston’s Neighborhoods

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Mayor Thomas Menino held an informal press conference last Friday at City Hall with editors of the East Boston Times and other local community newspapers to discuss his proposed Fiscal Year 2012 recommended budget and five year capital plan. The meeting gave Menino the opportunity to highlight spending in Eastie...

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Be fare! LaMattina Reminds Cab Drivers not to Charge Residents for Tolls

June 8, 2011
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Be fare! LaMattina Reminds Cab Drivers not to Charge Residents for Tolls

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s bad enough East Boston residents have to deal with a few realities like living next to an airport or paying a toll to travel one mile into their own city without being discriminated against by Boston cabbies. Residents have been complaining that cab drivers are frequently tacking on $4.50...

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A Rising Star: EBNHC Facility is going to be a Grand Addition

June 8, 2011
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The grand new health center building now rising in Maverick Square – the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center facility – is now taking shape and form. When it is completed six months from now, it will represent about the most exciting single investment development in Maverick Square in the last 100 years. Not...

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Traffic Slow-Down: Bridge Closure is Causing some Headaches

June 8, 2011
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East Boston residents who tend to use the Meridian Street Bridge need to be reminded of the closure of the Chelsea Street Bridge. Until December, the Chelsea Street Bridge is being closed to so the old drawbridge can be cut apart and carted away, after which the new bridge replacing it can be completed....

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