Monthly Archives: March 2012

Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

March 29, 2012
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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

Jonathan Roach is obviously in shock over just how cold the water is during the Cupid Splash fundraiser that was held on Saturday, March 24.

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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

March 29, 2012
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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

Jonathan is an East Boston resident and middle school student at the Elliot School in the North End but that school wasn’t his family’s first choice school. When his parents were picking schools eight years ago they needed a school that specialized in speech therapy for Jonathan. No programs existed in Eastie so Jonathan...

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Local Man Arraigned in Saugus Bank Heist

March 29, 2012
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A neighborhood is in shock and a family is grieving after a bank robbery in Saugus Friday turned deadly a few miles away in Malden and left one suspect from Eastie dead and another behind bars. Gabriel Megna, 48, of East Boston, was arraigned Monday in Malden District Court on charges of armed carjacking,...

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Representative Basile’s Night with Supporters Proves a Point

March 29, 2012
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The upstairs function room at Spinelli’s last Thursday night was packed from front to back and all around with the supporters of Rep. Carlo Basile who attended a fundraiser there for their man. The fundraiser proved several things. First, Basile remains popular in his home base of East Boston. It also revealed the extent...

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The Mayor’s Charity

March 29, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has named everyone who has given to the mayor’s city charity. Everyone included in that long and generous list of donors should wear their names being on that list as a medal of honor – for it is just that. Assertions by the Boston Globe trying to make the claim that...

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EBMHL Playoff Stage is Set, EBYC Claims Regular Season Crown

March 29, 2012
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The third season of the EBMHL came to a close last Tuesday evening at Eastie’s Porazzo Rink. After 27 weeks of fantastic hockey action, for the second season in a row, the East Boston Yacht Club clinched first place, the regular season title, and quarterfinal BYE taking them right into the semifinals where they...

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Obituaries 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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Patrick Pisano Saugus Resident Patrick C. Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 following a brief illness. He was 84 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Scrima) and the late Angelina (Uva); cherished father of Revere Police...

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City Aid Now Available for Triple Deckers

March 29, 2012
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They are what give East Boston much of its character. Triple-deckers built at the turn of the last century provided blue-collar families the opportunity to own homes and keep family close. For decades the first, second and third floors of these unique architectural structures contained generations of the same family with grandparents, parents, aunts,...

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Attorney General Martha Coakley Visits East Boston High Financial Literacy Class

March 21, 2012
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Attorney General Martha Coakley Visits East Boston High Financial Literacy Class

Attorney General Martha Coakley dropped by East Boston High School’s M. Ellen Carpenter Finan­cial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Boston Bar Foundation. The program is aimed at teaching kids the importance of managing their money.

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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

March 21, 2012
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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

The company planning to redevelop the former Hodge Boiler Works site on Sumner Street pitched its revised project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The BRA listened to the DeNormandie Group’s planners and seemed to like the scaled down plan. However, the BRA did not have a quorum and were unable to...

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