Monthly Archives: February 2012

Y Program Teaching Kids the ABC’s

February 22, 2012
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Y Program Teaching Kids the ABC’s

In a move to help local kids gain literacy skills and meet new Boston Public School’s (BPS) Acceleration Agenda goals, the East Boston YMCA has launched an ambitious reading program in its after-school sites. With the BPS setting a goal to have all children “reading by the end of grade 1 and reading to...

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Nucci Tapped for Advisory Bd: 23 Member City Board to Look at School Issues

February 22, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson have tapped East Boston resident John Nucci to serve on the new 23-member board that will make up the city’s external advisory committee for improving school choice. Nucci, former President of the Boston Public School Committee, served as At-Large City Councilor and is...

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Fares are Rising

February 22, 2012
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The MBTA is saying that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the Greater Boston nexus....

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Good Luck, Diane Modica

February 22, 2012
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Last week, Diane Modica was installed as the President of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. Modica is among the most widely known and supremely capable women in this neighborhood, having served as a Boston City Councilor from East Boston. She was also serving as Vice-President of the Chamber before moving up to head...

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Eastie Hockey Appears Underdog in City Rivalry

February 22, 2012
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If you look at the history the odds seem to be stacked against the East Boston High School boys hockey team to beat rival Latin Academy in Thursday’s Boston City League Championship at Northeastern’s Matthews Arena. This will be the fifth time the Jets and Dragons have faced off in the title game with...

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Obituaries 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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Edith Lafleur Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston Edith ( Alessandroni) Lafleur of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on February 16. She was in her 89th year. She was the devoted mother of Richard Lafleur and his wife, Fran of East Walpole and Rosemary Wlaschin and her husband “Butch” of Virginia; dear sister...

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Local Student Earns Full Scholarship

February 15, 2012
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Local Student Earns Full Scholarship

An East Boston high school student studying at Boston Latin School can take a little breather now that she knows she’ll be getting a free ride in college. Boston Latin senior Angie Isaza was awarded a four-year scholarship through the Posse Foundation to attend Bucknell University in Pennsylvania starting in Fall 2012. The news...

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Developer Still Can Not Get: JPNA Approval for Dwelling

February 15, 2012
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The developer for the controversial plan to build a three family dwelling on a vacant lot at 16 Murray Ct. has narrowed the variances needed from the City of Boston from eight to two but still could not get support from the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA). On Monday, the JPNA voted 12-4 to...

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Purification Plant Fund Cutting Could Impact Clammers

February 15, 2012
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Already hurt by the alleged Logan Airport jet fuel spill in late 2010 that decimated a large number of soft-shell clams, local clammers that dig the beds surrounding the airport in East Boston are now facing a new challenge that threatens to wipe out their existence in the area. The Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant,...

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Modica Installedas Chamber Pres.

February 15, 2012
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On Thursday night at Spinelli’s Diane Modica was installed as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s new President by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. Last week’s installation also included the swearing in of the Chamber’s new board members and officers. Modica, Eastie’s former City Councilor, has served on the Chamber since 2003 and recently served as...

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