Monthly Archives: December 2011

Eastie Man and Woman of the Year: Jack Cradock Oversees a Rejuvenated EBNHC

December 28, 2011
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Eastie Man and Woman of the Year: Jack Cradock Oversees a Rejuvenated EBNHC

In 1999 if you asked Jack Cradock if the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) would be building a monumental project in Maverick Square his answer most likely would have been ‘no’. At that time, the EBNHC had filed for bankruptcy, scrapped several expansion plans, was forced to sell Winthrop Hospital, laid off 350...

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Eastie Basketball Topples Rival Charlestown 68-58

December 28, 2011
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The East Boston High School boy’s basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 68-58 victory over league rival Charlestown last Tuesday night in Eastie. The Jets will next face Latin Academy (2-2) on Thursday, January 26 in a Boston City North challenge. Eastie’s Zach Gattereau scored 24 points off the bench...

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2011: What a Year for Eastie

December 28, 2011
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This year marked a significant period of progress in East Boston from important construction developments to long awaited projects that will enhance the quality of life for residents to the recognition of long standing institutions that Eastie is one of Boston’s more sought after neighborhoods. The year ended on an up note as Mayor...

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21 Year-old Resident Stabbed on Saturday: Police Need Help in Solving Christmas Eve Murder

December 28, 2011
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Police have released the name of the man killed on Christmas Eve just two days shy of his 21stbirthday on Meridian Street. Felipe Ospina was ready to celebrate Christmas and later his 21stbirthday with family and friends, but someone put an end to his life instead. Ospina was found in the area of 100...

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Audrey Savikas Steers Crossroad Back on Track

December 28, 2011
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When Libby Hayes left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2007 there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same people skills as Hayes, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Audrey Savikas arrived on scene. Savikas...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Edward Morreo Of North Andover, formerly of East Boston Edward T. Morreo, a resident of East Boston who has been living in North Andover the past two years, died peacefully Christmas morning at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Boston, August 9, 1924 to the late Felice and Angelina...

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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

December 22, 2011
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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been tapped by Treasurer Steve Grossman to help enhance financial literacy in the state. Last week Grossman kicked off the first meeting of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund, an independent body that will develop a state-wide strategic policy for enhancing financial literacy and raise funds to implement it’s goal of...

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Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Things That Matter the Most

December 22, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Players and Teams Honored at Banquet

December 22, 2011
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Grand Slam Baseball Club would like to thank all of our volunteers and supporters as our year comes to end with a special thanks to E.B. Athletic Board, Shawn Theriault, Gary Obermeir,Jimmy Carusso, Phil Brangiforte, and Robert Lewis Jr. without the help and support of the community and volunteers none of this would be...

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