Monthly Archives: January 2012

Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

January 19, 2012
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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

Children from the East Boston YMCA’s Toddler/Pre-School Program are learning early about the importance of helping others in need by parting with some of their toys. Recently, the children at the Y donated their own barely used toys and warm clothing to “Cradles to Crayons”—a  nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items...

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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

Nicholas Joseph Moscaritolo, the smiling face behind the bar at the landmark East Boston restaurant Barney’s for nearly 70 years, died on Saturday, January 14 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was 91. “He had a great life and did everything he wanted to do,” said son Pat...

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Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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Casino Study Comm. Disbanded by Murphy

January 19, 2012
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Two weeks ago the Boston City Council announced the creation of a casino study committee to be headed by Councillor Sal LaMattina. Late last week, City Council President Stephen Murphy announced that the council study committee had been dropped and with it, LaMattina’s leadership role at the head of it. With the end of...

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Obituaries 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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Antonetta DiNocco Almy’s Retiree Antonetta A. (Venezia) DiNocco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 14 following a six and a half year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89 years old. Mrs. DiNocco was born in Avelli, Italy and came to the United States as a young woman, settling in East...

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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

January 11, 2012
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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

The new daycare that was highly anticipated by parents opened in East Boston this fall has brought a whole new philosophy to caring and educating preschoolers in the neighborhood. Harbor City School (HCS) is the brainchild of a few local moms that began meeting every Friday at a 303 Cafe-sponsored ‘Mommy and Me’ breakfast...

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Remember Just a Year Ago

January 11, 2012
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Remember Just a Year Ago

When winter arrives it is like we are standing on the edge of doom and there’s no longer a chance to turn back the hands that will soon strike midnight and signal New England’s irrevers­ible winter. It’s around this time we all do a gut check because without a doubt we will all soon...

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Breathing Made Easier: LaMattina, Arroyo Seek to Make Air Filled with Less Polluting Emissions

January 11, 2012
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Construction is an part of life in the big city but City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Felix Arroyo think the polluting emissions from construction vehicles don’t have to be part of life in East Boston. As part of the duo’s City Council Committee on Asthma, LaMattina and Arroyo held a hearing to discuss clean...

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Local Man Recognized by Massport

January 11, 2012
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Each year Massport recognizes one of its non-Port Authority employees for going over and above the call of duty when it comes to working at Logan Airport—one of the nation’s busiest. This year, an East Boston resident is the recipient of the annual award for preventing what could have been a catastrophic incident last...

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Good Choice: Murphy’s Choice of LaMattina as Casino Committee Head Lauded

January 11, 2012
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The choice of Councilor Sal LaMattina to head a Boston City Council committee responsible for studying and informing about the casino issue is a good one. The appointment made by City Council President Stephen Murphy highlights the importance of the casino issue and highlights as well LaMattina’s complete understanding of the expanded gambling effort...

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