Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 16, 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 16, 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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Obituaries 11-16-2011

November 16, 2011
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Patricia Dente East Boston Resident Patricia M. (Powers) Dente of East Boston died on November 13. The devoted wife of 58 years of Frank N, Dente, she was the beloved mother of Frank J. and his wife, Lois of Revere, David and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield, Mary Messina and her husband, Anthony of...

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Zumix’s Favorite Notes? D and C, of Course

November 9, 2011
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Zumix’s Favorite Notes? D and C, of Course

East Boston’s popular music and performing arts program had a lot to celebrate last Wednesday after the program, its director and one participant were honored during a White House ceremony hosted by First Lady Michele Obama. It was announced last week that Zumix was the winner of the  2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth...

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Steppingstone Points East Boston Student in the Right Direction

November 9, 2011
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Steppingstone Points East Boston Student in the Right Direction

An East Boston student’s journey from East Boston to Brookline’s Dexter School started long before his commute on public transportation began in 10th grade. Academic opportunities began taking root for Daniel Haro when his Samuel Adams Elementary School principal recommended him back in fifth grade for The Steppingstone Academy because she saw promise in...

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East Boston Remains a Part of Capuano’s 7th District

November 9, 2011
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East Boston Remains a Part of Capuano’s 7th District

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano will retain East Boston in his district, which will now be the 7th Congressional District under the new redistricting plan released this week by the Massachusetts House’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting. Capuano will pick up the working class city of Everett, Milton and Randolph but lose the North End,...

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Lucy Ferullo, 84; Tireless Advocate

November 9, 2011
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Lucy Ferullo, 84; Tireless Advocate

Lucia “Lucy” Ferullo, a long­time East Boston activist who gave her whole self to every neighborhood endeavor she was involved in, has died. Ferullo died at her longtime home on Haynes Street surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was 84. Ferullo was born and raised in East Boston and was educated...

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Time Flies: Just Like That, We’ve Reached the End of ‘11

November 9, 2011
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Here we are, finishing the first week in November, readying for Thanksgiving, which means Christmas isn’t too far away. The year 2011 is soaring to a finish. It is amazing how fast this year seemed to fly by, how little we have accomplished, as a nation to fix our broken economy and how little...

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Spirit of Giving: Basile’s Thanksgiving Dinner Set for Nov. 24

November 9, 2011
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The annual Thanksgiving Day dinner open to one and all hosted by Representative Carlo Basile and his boys will once again take place on Thursday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church at 303 Paris Street. Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is a...

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Jets Honor Jermaine Wiggins, Coach John Sousa

November 9, 2011
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John Sousa was one of East Boston High School football program’s most successful coaches with a career record of 119-45. Jermaine Wiggins is perhaps the most famous alum of the high school’s football team who went onto the NFL and won a Superbowl ring in 2001 with the Patriots. On Friday, the East Boston...

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