Monthly Archives: July 2011

Expanded Gambling: DeLeo Prepares Legislation

July 20, 2011
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

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Good Doctors: The Torch is Passed at the EBNHC

July 20, 2011
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The torch has been passed from Dr. James Taylor to Dr. Mari Bentley at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Taylor, for almost 40 years the EBNHC chief medical officer, has stepped down. Dr. Bentley has taken over his position. Dr. Taylor’s tenure as chief medical officer runs tandem with the great success...

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YMCA Campers Enjoy a Day of Horseback Riding

July 20, 2011
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Kids in East Boston are getting a rare opportunity this summer that most inner city youth would never have a chance of experiencing living in a concrete jungle. Suffolk Downs provided children at the East Boston YMCA horseback riding lessons each Thursday for eight weeks. The program was part of the famed racetrack’s 2009...

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Police Briefs 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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Monday, July 11 Demetrius Phiffer of 164 Cottage Street #6, East Boston, was arrested and charged with distribution of Class A drugs, distribution and possession of Class B drugs within 1000ft of a school. Juan Estrada of 8 Knox Park, Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Tuesday....

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Obituaries 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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Samuel Baptista Retired Boston Police Detective Samuel “Sam” Baptista, a retired Boston Police Detective, of Orient Heights East Boston, died unexpectedly on July 17. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Beachmont Post VFW and East Boston Post 77 D.A.V. He was the beloved husband of the...

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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

July 13, 2011
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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

Leandra Terrero, an East Boston fifth grader and student at the Edison School in Brighton, will most likely attend college thanks to a new program based in Boston Public Schools to increase the number of students earning college degrees. This week, The Steppingstone Foundation launched the College Success Academy–a program that begins with a...

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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

July 13, 2011
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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

Dr. James Taylor, one of the most recognizable figures at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) for over four decades, has stepped down as the health center’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and will assume the role of CMO Emeritus/Senior Medical Advisor. Taylor handed over the reins of the health center’s CMO position to Dr....

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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

July 13, 2011
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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year might have been out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. Many children in Eastie depend on school breakfast and lunches...

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As Temperatures Rise, BPD Heats Up Its Efforts to Combat Crime

July 13, 2011
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Two East Boston residents were among 22 arrested during a citywide sweep by the Boston Police Department (BPD) aimed at reducing violence on the streets of Boston. Jamal Lawrence, 22, of East Boston was arrested for warrants for Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon while Benito A....

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The Dead of Summer:The Heat is on Full Blast

July 13, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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