Monthly Archives: July 2011

Patrick Stubs Out Sen. Petruccelli’s Bill that would have Saved Cigar Bars

July 27, 2011
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Patrick Stubs Out Sen. Petruccelli’s Bill that would have Saved Cigar Bars

Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s bill to save local cigar bars like Tuff’s Tobacco on Bennington Street in East Boston or Minas Envios on Maverick Street went up in smoke last week with a last minute veto of the bill by Governor Deval Patrick.  Petruccelli cosponsored a bill that would have made the Boston Public Health...

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Massport’s Backpack Project helps Homeless Children get Ready for School

July 27, 2011
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Massport’s Backpack Project helps Homeless Children get Ready for School

There has long been a partnership between Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston and the Massachusetts Port Authority. For years, Massport has been a corporate partner in helping Crossroads fulfill its mission to help the homeless that stay at the shelter on Havre Street. Recently Massport has joined forces with Ropes and Gray LLP...

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City will Pay for New Facility if State Fails to Deliver the Funds

July 27, 2011
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City will Pay for New Facility if State Fails to Deliver the Funds

Despite being wait listed for state funding to build a new, state-of-the-art library on Bremen Street in East Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to go forward with the plan and said the city will foot the bill if state funding is not a reality.  The city applied for a grant of $8 million...

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Selling a Church: Mt. Carmel Parishioners Face Blunt Realities

July 27, 2011
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The Archdiocese of Boston will apparently be selling the Mt. Carmel Church building. Mind you, it will not be selling the church itself, rather, just the land and bricks and mortar associated with the structure. After all, how do you sell a church? Or in this case, how do you sell a church building?...

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The Debt Ceiling: Life will Go On — Guaranteed

July 27, 2011
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If you’ve ever been in default on a loan, a car loan, a home loan, a charge card – a situation many of us understand from first hand experience – then you know what the US is facing if August 2 comes and the nation defaults on its debts. First off, that moment will...

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In a State of Delirium

July 27, 2011
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The East Boston Little League Junior 13-14-year-old All-Star team is on the verge of making history. Only a best-of-three series versus Quincy stands between manager Shawn Theriault, coaches Vin LePore and Leo Marchese, and the Eastie players of their goal of bringing the organization its first Massachusetts state championship in 28 years. As Eastie’s...

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Obituaries 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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Marion Parsons East Boston resident Marion L. (Noble) Parsons of East Boston died on July 23. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Parsons; mother of Roberta Hunter of Revere; grandmother of Virgina Gannon, Butch Hunter and Deborah Raso; sister of the late Doris Winn, Virginia, Thomas and Harry Noble. She...

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Something is Boiling on Sumner Street

July 20, 2011
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Something is Boiling on Sumner Street

While most waterfront development in East Boston has sat idle since the housing market crashed three years ago, one developer is extending an olive branch to the community and making something happen on his waterfront parcel where nothing has happened for a while. Philip DeNormandie, of the DeNormandie Companies, which owns the Hodge Boiler...

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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate will Begin in September

July 20, 2011
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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Archdiocese Plans on Selling Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Church

July 20, 2011
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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