Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stop & Shop Donations Will Help More Than 700 Children

November 23, 2011
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The East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop last Wednesday. Stop & Shop kicked off its Turkey Express program last week at the Y with the donation of hundreds of turkeys that will feed over 700 Eastie children and their families. “Many of...

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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

November 23, 2011
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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

Elizabeth M. La Camera, a woman who dedicated her life to many social causes in East Boston and Winthrop where she raised her family has died. Mrs. La Camera, who had the auditorium at the Barnes School elderly housing complex named after her and her family, died on Friday, November 18 following a brief...

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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

November 23, 2011
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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

A few unexpected snags back in September may push back next week’s re-opening of the Chelsea Bridge to vehicles to March according to MassDOT Project Manager Frank DePaola. The project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge bridge in East Boston with a new vertical-lift bridge is now slated to be completed in the...

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The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 23, 2011
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Councilor Sal LaMattina dominated the vote in last Tuesday’s municipal election – and he had no opponent. He received 1,748 votes in a very light local turnout. In the At-Large race, which was the only significant race on the ballot for local voters, Eastie went for John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy...

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Bridge Project: A Masterpiece in the Making

November 23, 2011
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge is shaping up to be an architectural masterpiece that will also double as a mechanical masterpiece. The new bridge is nearly completed. Officials are saying it will open some time in March. When it does, this neighborhood will be home to a bridge quite unlike any other. The more...

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Police Briefs 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Monday, November 14 Rick Falcucci of 728 Bennington Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating after suspension & possession of class c drugs. Henry Albert Williams of 78 Central Avenue, Lynn was arrested on an outstanding warrant & also charged with possession of burglarious tools. Tuesday, November 15 Elizabeth Rosa Ramirez of...

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Obituaries 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Edna Buonagurio  Of East Boston and Winthrop Edna F. (Laurano) Buonagurio of East Boston and Point Shirley Winthrop, died on November 13. She was in her 90th year. She was the beloved wife of Stanley W. Buonagurio with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; loving mother of Juilet Bettano and her husband, Carl...

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Petruccelli Reaffirms His Support for a Casino in Eastie

November 16, 2011
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Petruccelli Reaffirms His Support for a Casino in Eastie

Senator Anthony Petruccelli was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting Monday night to update the community on the state’s gaming bill. At the meeting, Petruccelli was met with perhaps the strongest opposition for a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack in his ongoing speaking tour on the subject that began over two years...

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Residents, Leaders Mark the Completion of the Design Phase

November 16, 2011
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Residents, Leaders Mark the Completion of the Design Phase

There was a lot to celebrate in East Boston last Wednesday as community activists joined city and state officials to officially mark the completion of the long anticipated East Boston Greenway Extension design plan. “This is a huge win for the community,” said AirInc.’s Chris Marchi who has worked tirelessly with other activists like...

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Neighborhood Voters Give a Strong Endorsement to Incumbent Councilors

November 16, 2011
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East Boston came out strong for all of the at-Large incumbents during last Tuesday general election except Ayanna Pressley who finished fifth here behind Stephen Murphy and former mayoral candidate and at-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty. However, Pressley became the story of election night as she topped the ticket citywide after many political pundits counted...

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