Monthly Archives: February 2012

Eastie Hockey Club to Hold Benefit

February 29, 2012
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Eastie Hockey Club to Hold Benefit

The Boston Massacre Men’s Hockey Club is hosting a charity game on Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in memory of Nunziato Orlando who died on Tuesday, February 7 after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy. He was 33. The event will be the 1st Annual Skate for Nunz Charity Game and will raise...

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Spinelli’s to Hold Exposition for Quinceañera and Boda

February 29, 2012
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Spinelli’s to Hold Exposition for Quinceañera and Boda

Spinelli’s has been the popular home for East Boston youth sports banquets, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, and Rotary events and all kinds of social gatherings through the years. It’s also been “the” place for weddings and birthday parties for East Bostonians and neighboring residents through the years. Spinelli’s will showcase its birthday and wedding...

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Captain Mancini Promoted to Deputy Police Superintendent

February 29, 2012
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Captain Mancini Promoted to Deputy Police Superintendent

District 7 Captain Frank Mancini, the driving force behind East Boston’s dramatic drop in crime over the past two years, has been promoted to Deputy Superintendent of the Boston Police. Mancini, who was the past Director of the BPD’s Anti-Corruption Office emigrated from Italy as a boy with his family and grew up on...

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Dealing with Trash

February 29, 2012
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After surveying trash put outs on trash day across East Boston, Eastie resident Chris Marchi has submitted his findings to city officials for review. Marchi has been working with the city for the past decade on ways to analyze and solve litter and trash occurrences on the streets in the neighborhood. For the past...

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Getting Better with Time

February 29, 2012
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It is very rare for the Boston City Councillor from East Boston to receive top billing in a lead Boston Globe editorial yet this is exactly what occurred recently for our Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina’s efforts to control the ugliness and the depressing spread of satellite dishes mounted on the front of buildings and...

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Gambling Commission Choices Being Made

February 29, 2012
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Time is rapidly approaching when the State’s newly authorized gambling commission must be in working order and ready for the mandate set by the Legislature when it passed the expanded gambling bill which allows casinos in Massachusetts. The timely naming of the commissioners is important to East Boston as we are in the running...

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Police Briefs 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Monday, February 20 Pedro Mejia of 86 Lexington Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Marvin Alvarenga of 472 Sumner Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery and several outstanding warrants. Wednesday, February 22 No Arrest. Thursday, February 23 Allel Bouteldja of 156 Cottage Street, East...

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Obituaries 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Joseph “Giuseppe” DiFabio Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston Joseph “Giuseppe” “Peppino” DiFabio of Stoneham, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on February 22. He was the loving husband of Nelida (D’Keini) DiFabio; devoted father of Dr. Liliana DiFabio of Boston, Louie DiFabio and his wife, Teresa of Revere and Alex DiFabio of...

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Dishes Maybe Coming to an End

February 22, 2012
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Dishes Maybe Coming to an End

The days of haphazardly hanging satellite dishes off the sides of houses is about to come to an end in East Boston. In October, City Councilor Sal LaMattina toured Eagle Hill with representatives from U.S. satellite dish companies like Direct T.V. and showed them how the neighborhood has been blighted by dishes hanging off...

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Stepping Back into Time at Roy’s

February 22, 2012
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Stepping Back into Time at Roy’s

When you step into Roy’s Cold Cuts and Pizzeria in East Boston it’s like stepping back in time. For over three decades at the 198 Marion St. location very little has changed. The counters and deli slicer are in the same spot, the Beatles and other 1960s memorabilia that adorn the walls  are the...

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