Monthly Archives: December 2011

Obituaries 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Catherine Barrett East Boston resident Catherine M. (Fisher) Barrett of East Boston died in Arizona on December 7. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Barrett; mother of Kathleen M. Goulet of Arizona and the late William G. Barrett;  sister of Margaret Heffron of Somerville and the late Francis, William, Charles,...

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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

December 8, 2011
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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

When talking about how East Boston is the city’s next up and coming neighborhood residents here inevitably utter the words, ‘now if we can only get the waterfront done’. Eastie has sat idle and watched as the waterfronts of South Boston, the North End and Charlestown changed the landscape of those neighborhoods and the...

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EBNASA Instrumental in the Adoption of E-cigarette Regulations

December 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) was instrumental in lobbying the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to adopt new regulations concerning the sale of E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in the city. After hearing from groups like EBNASA and he Boston Alliance for Public Health (BAPH), the BPHC voted this week to approved...

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AG Briefs Residents on Lawsuit over Foreclosures

December 8, 2011
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Playtime is over for banks dragging their feet to help East Boston residents facing foreclosure to modify their loans. Attorney General Martha Coakley was at the East Boston Neighborhood Affordable Housing (NOAH) last Friday to brief the agency on her unprecedented lawsuits against five national banks in connection with their roles in allegedly pursuing...

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Pizza Plan Moves Ahead, Despite Community Angst

December 8, 2011
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The lawyer for Woody’s Liquors, Daniel Toscano, said his client is moving forward with plans to open a takeout pizzeria inside the liquor store despite continued neighborhood opposition and opposition from East Boston’s three elected officials and the Mayor’s office. Toscano, who filed for a common victuallers (CV) license to sell pizza in a...

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The Waterfront: East Boston Finally Has Its Moment Under the Sun

December 8, 2011
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The highlight of Mayor Menino’s speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce made Tuesday morning at the Copley Plaza Hotel is that he has asked the Boston Redevelopment Authority to begin the process of creating an East Boston Waterfront Development District. The mayor called this a jump-start. For the long underdeveloped East Boston waterfront...

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A Game of Around the World: Kenneth Ramos Will Represent the Boston Public Schools on a Cross-cultural Exchange Program with China

December 8, 2011
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East Boston High School basketball player Kenneth Ramos will be one of eight students chosen to represent the Boston Public Schools and the city during a cross-cultural exchange program with China. Ramos will be leaving with his team on the 10-day trip on Wednesday where he and his teammates from seven Boston schools will...

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Police Briefs 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Sunday, November 27 Jose Juan Deblas of 220 Saratoga Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery on a police officer. Monday, November 28 John J Gil of 3 Monmouth Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident....

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Obituaries 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Michael DeGregorio  Past Venerable Winthrop Sons of Italy and Life Member of Winthrop Elks Michael A. DeGregorio of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died December 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center, Revere. He was 89 years old. Born in East Boston, the son of the late Concetta Buonopane and Michael DeGregorio, he moved to...

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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

December 2, 2011
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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

It’s that time of year but instead of wracking your brain at a crowded mall trying to figure out what gift to get that special someone this Christmas, East Boston Main Streets and Mayor Thomas Menino are urging residents to spend their holiday dollars in the neighborhood. It was the first time in his...

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