Monthly Archives: February 2012

It’s Tax Season Again: and APAC Can Help

February 15, 2012
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s that time of the year to begin thinking about filing 2011 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, has kicked off...

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Arinella’s Retirement Marks New Courthouse

February 15, 2012
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David Arinella, chief probation officer for the East Boston District court for the past five years has retired. His retirement signals the end of a long and distinguished career of a man who came to be noted over the years for his intellectual powers as well as his ability to be fair and to...

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Ten Days Away

February 15, 2012
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Can you believe, spring training begins in Florida in ten days. The Red Sox have already sent their equipment to the Sunshine state and their new manager Bobby Valentine is said to be ready to go. Perhaps the Red Sox this coming season can do a bit better than the Patriots and bring home...

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EBMHL Winding Down, Playoffs Near

February 15, 2012
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Only five weeks remain in the EBMHL’s third season and with all squads advancing to the playoffs at the end of the regular season, the jockeying for position has begun. Lightning Express, the surprise of the EBMHL, still after 21 weeks of play remains the top dog just above the surging and very dangerous...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Monday, February 6 Jhoyner Perez of 117 Maverick Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with distribution of Class B drugs within 1000ft of a school zone. Kara Kelley of 87 Arlington Street, Watertown was arrested and charged with breaking & entering of a motor vehicle in the nighttime. Tuesday, February 7 A juvenile...

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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Edna Cantalupo East Boston Resident Edna (Chase) Cantalupo of East Boston died on February 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Gaetano Cantalupo; devoted mother of Diane Serra and the late Robert Cantalupo; dear sister of Robert Chase and Clifford Chase; cherished grandmother of three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.In accordance with...

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Petruccelli Seeks Stricter Law on Prescription Drugs

February 9, 2012
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Petruccelli Seeks Stricter Law on Prescription Drugs

It’s an issue that hits close to home for Senator Anthony Petruccelli. With a cousin who had battled prescription drug addiction, Petruccelli is now advocating for stricter laws regarding dangerous prescription drugs and more funding for drug abuse education. “My cousin was recently at East Boston Central Catholic to talk to seventh and eighth...

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John Festa Passes Away Suddenly at 67

February 9, 2012
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John Festa Passes Away Suddenly at 67

John Festa, a man who dedicated his life to helping addicts in East Boston and the surrounding communities stay sober died suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 2. Festa, affectionately known as Johnny Boy, was convicted in the early 1970s on a drug-related manslaughter charge but was able to turn his life around after...

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Massport Spokesperson Richards Dies

February 9, 2012
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In East Boston, where a development project by Massport historically brings a bit of controversy, Lowell Richards was know even among staunch Port Authority critics as a man that carried himself with dignity and had respect for the opinion of the community. Richards, who served as Massport’s Chief Development Officer for the last 13...

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28 Million and Rising

February 9, 2012
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We again ask Massport to pay close attention to the increasing difficulties that come with servicing 28 million passengers coming and going from Logan Airport in a single year. That number will easily reach 30 million in the next three to five years and if the economy grows as expected, that number will be...

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