Monthly Archives: October 2011

Collapsed Buildings: Community Rallies Around Displaced Residents

October 20, 2011
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It isn’t often that two buildings collapse literally in this community. Yet this is exactly what occurred earlier this week on Chelsea Street where two century-old structures simply disintegrated, turning from residences into heaps of rubble in an instant. Dozens of long-term residents who were living in those buildings which no longer exist lost...

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Obituaries 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Nicholas Simonelli Longtime owner of Everett retail market Nicholas L.  Simonelli of Everett died at home on October 15.  He was 82 years old. Born in East Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, he was a businessman who owned a retail market on Ferry Street at Cottage St in Everett for many years....

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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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Zumix is a Finalist for White House Arts Award

October 12, 2011
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Zumix is a Finalist for White House Arts Award

The White House has announced that East Boston’s premier popular music and performing arts program has been named a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. Zumix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will be hosting “The House Party” at their facility on the corner...

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Lamattina Convenes Hearing on Trash Removal, Litter

October 12, 2011
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Lamattina Convenes Hearing on Trash  Removal, Litter

City Councilor Sal LaMattina said all options are on the table to deal with East Boston’s trash and litter problem following a hearing he co-chaired last week with Councilor Rob Consalvo. At the hearing LaMattina and Consalvo took testimony from Boston Public Works (BPW) staff and residents on what they thought could curb trash...

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Fuel Company Fined by the EPA

October 12, 2011
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The company that refuels planes at Logan International Airport accused of spilling hundreds of gallons of jet fuel into the water between the airport and East Boston by a group of New England clammers, has been fined up to $177,500 from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to demonstrate that they are able to...

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A Ringing Endorsement of Holy Redeemer Church

October 12, 2011
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This week, the congregation from one of East Boston’s oldest churches that was recently restored will take part in a citywide celebration to mark the raising of an historic bell, made by Paul Revere in 1801, to the Old South Meeting House clock tower. On October 12 at 2 p.m. Eastie’s Holy Redeemer Church...

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Brown in Town: Senator Has a Productive Visit to East Boston

October 12, 2011
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The local visit recently by our US Senator Scott Brown gave many in this neighborhood a chance to see the senator up close and in real time and to meet him, to shake his hand and to have a few words. He was invited here and taken around the neighborhood by former Senate President...

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Protests Downtown: Demonstrations Might Be a Sign of Worse Things to Come

October 12, 2011
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The so-called Occupation of Boston protesters demanding a re-ordering of our capitalist society has attracted about 1000 demonstrators who have been camping out at Dewey Square and who have now moved to the Rose Kennedy Greenway. About 100 of these peaceful demonstrators – protesting the lack of jobs and asking for a redistribution of...

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Grand Slam Organization Lives Up to Its Name

October 12, 2011
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The Grand Slam Youth Baseball organization is thriving under the direction of owner-operators Gerry DiVenuti Sr. and Charlie LoGrasso. In 2007 the organization was founded as a fall baseball league for children 12 and under. In 2008 it expanded to 15-under Big Diamond play and in 2009 it added an 18-under Big Diamond division....

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