Monthly Archives: December 2011

Police Briefs 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Sunday, December 11 No arrests. Monday, December 12 Wilver Merino of 20 Marion Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Richard Matranga of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, December 13 No arrests. Wednesday, December 14 No arrests. Thursday, December 15 Christopher...

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Obituaries 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Richard Fox  East Boston Resident Richard “Rick” R. Fox of East Boston died on December 16. He was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Cambria) Fox; loving father of Cheryl Demodena and her husband, Ken of Saugus, and Richard “Ricky” Fox and his wife, Gina of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of Erica and Adam Demodena-Baker, Kenneth...

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Clammers Are Prepared to Go to Federal Court over Oil Spill

December 21, 2011
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Twenty clammers affected by the massive clam die-off last year that they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan Airport are prepared to file a lawsuit in federal court against the fueling company and Massport. The group of New England clammers, through their lawyer, have drafted an Oil Pollution Act Letter...

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East Boston Man Convicted of Second-degree Murder

December 21, 2011
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In a trial that lasted for two weeks,  a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted an East Boston man accused of killing a Chelsea man last summer. Last Wednesday, the jury convicted Jonathan Carvalho, 22, of East Boston of second-degree murder for gunning down 29-year-old Luis Raul Rodriguez on Central Avenue in Chelsea on August...

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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

December 15, 2011
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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

Developers of the waterfront development projects slated for East Boston are beaming with excitement over Mayor Thomas Menino’s recent speech before the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Last week, during his annual speech at the Chamber Menino pitched his plan to establish an Eastie Waterfront Development District, allowing the City to use various tools to...

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Marine Thwarts Car Theft Attempt

December 15, 2011
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An East Boston man was arrested this week after a U.S. Marine helped thwart his attempts to steal a car in downtown Boston. The incident occurred in Liberty Square Sunday evening where Marines annually collect Toys for Tots for the Christmas holiday. The Marine, who wished to remain nameless, was in his dress blues...

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Study Shows Increased Need for Food Assistance

December 15, 2011
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East Boston based Project Bread has released numbers from its annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2011. Each year Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization conducts and in dept study of how resident in Eastie and across the state are struggling to keep food on their tables. Compared to last year’s report...

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Casino Battle Royal: Suffolk Downs Vs. Foxboro

December 15, 2011
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Suffolk Downs and Foxboro – or East Boston, Revere and Foxboro and its neighboring towns, are now in a fight to the finish to capture the hearts and minds of their residents regarding the possibility of placing a casino in those two locations. According to the state’s expanded gambling bill, only one casino will...

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Patriot Players Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater Educate Students About Teen Relationship Violence

December 15, 2011
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Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots visited East Boston High School last Friday to lead Training Camps for Life – a partnership of the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation – to educate students about teen relationship violence. The half-day, NFL-star-studded event addressed...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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December 4 Jeffrey Inglese of 282 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested on outstanding warrants. December 5 Carlos Rendon of 38 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with distribution of class D marijuana within 1000ft of a school zone. Michael Perez of 35A Tudor Street, Lynn was arrested and charged with possession of...

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