Monthly Archives: November 2011

Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Peter Lazzarino  Worked for Boston Edison Peter A. Lazzarino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and the North End, died on November 6. A late employee of Boston Edison Co., he was the beloved husband of more than 40 years to Dolores (Payne)Lazzarino; devoted father of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East...

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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

November 2, 2011
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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and  Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

When at-Large City Councilors John Connolly and Ayanna Pressley announced they were teaming up and campaigning together some accused the two of calculating a political ploy to keep out one or more non-incumbents from securing one of four at-large seats on the council. Some political wizards think former at-Large City Councilor and mayoral candidate...

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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

November 2, 2011
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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

East Boston resident Donna Papapietro was honored on October 27 for her outstanding record as a community volunteer at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 37th Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center on the historic Boston waterfront. The gala brought approximately 900 guests together from Boston’s business, political, and...

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Education Center Receives a Grant from the RMHC

November 2, 2011
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An East Boston program has become the beneficiary of a grant program sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England. Eastie’s Community Education Center on London Street was recently presented with a check for $6,000 from the RMHC to help fund their English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for...

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White House Honors Zumix with Prestigious Award

November 2, 2011
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The White House has announced that East Boston’s premier popular music and performing arts program has won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. 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 of Sumner and Orleans...

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East Boston Savings Bank Continues to Post Impressive Numbers

November 2, 2011
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Since the advent of the Richard Gavegnano era at the East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), the bank has grown dramatically (it is now over $2.0 billion in assets) and its profitability has soared as well. Despite one of the worst economies in the modern history of the nation, and the world, the EBSB has...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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East Boston voters should get out and vote on Tuesday. While the election is quiet, the at-large contest  has some important consequences. Does Michael Flaherty get a seat back on the Council and at whose expense? Will the John Connolly-Ayanna Pressley coalition save her seat? Will Council President Stephen Murphy still be re-elected and...

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East Boston High School Will Retire Numbers of Wiggins and Coach Sousa

November 2, 2011
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East Boston High School (EBHS) will retire the numbers of  former NFL player Jermaine Wiggins (18) and retired football coach John Sousa (66) on Friday, November 4 at Sartori Stadium when the EBHS Jets host The English High School. According to Headmaster Mike Rubin, the ceremony will take place at halftime. The stadium is...

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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Ida Meoli Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Ida (Vellante) Meoli of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on October 29 surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Meoli pursued a successful career in the hospitality industry hosting and managing several restaurants including the Boston 1800 in East Boston...

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