Monthly Archives: March 2012

Obituaries 03-14-2012

March 16, 2012
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Sophia Maria Tuttavilla Helped Establish Community Center Sophia Maria “Mary” (DeFilippo) Tuttavilla died in East Boston on March 10. Mrs. Tuttavilla and her daughters were one of the first families to take up residence in Brandywyne Village and she had been instrumental in the establishment of the Brandywyne Community Center. She was a retired...

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For the Welfare of Maverick St.

March 8, 2012
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For the Welfare of Maverick St.

A unique development will shortly transform the decaying Welfare Building on Maverick Street into a vibrant commercial development. John and Melissa Tyler recently closed on the property and are planning to break ground on the project with a neighborhood block party at the end of the month. The Tylers got approval in May 2009...

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Zumin Welcomes Moya Brennan

March 8, 2012
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Known as the First Lady of Celtic Music, Ireland native Moya Brennan has provided music to such blockbuster films as the Titanic and the Last of the Mohicans and now she’ll make her first appearance in East Boston on Saturday, March 10 at Zumix. Brennan, an Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist...

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More and Better Low Income Housing is on the Way

March 8, 2012
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Progress on the project to construct 27 new affordable apartments on Maverick Street for low-income families is moving along with the shell of the building already completed. MassHousing has approved $2.2 million in loans for the Greenway Apartments in East Boston being developed by the East Boston Community Development Corporation (EBCDC). Last year the...

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Eastie a Great Place to Live, but We Already Know That

March 8, 2012
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Boston Magazine has named East Boston one of the ‘Best Places to Live’ in its March 2012 issue. In this month’s issue, Boston Magazine said Eastie made the list because it is an adventurous eater’s paradise with an affordable housing stock and the promise of waterfront development. Using the chef from the North End’s...

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Spring Cleaning Made Much Easier by Mild Winter

March 8, 2012
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Street sweeping here is imminent as the city revs up for yet another crack at cleaning this neighborhood as the winter comes to an end. One thing is decidedly different this year as opposed to last year. There has largely been the absence of winter as we have come to know it in New...

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Congressman Capuano Visits Eastie for Friday Lunch

March 8, 2012
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Last Friday, Congressman Mike Capuano visited East Boston to dine with friends for lunch at Rino’s on Saratoga Street. It was a friendly lunch, an off the record interlude for the seven term congressman who represents Boston. Those who ate with him described Capuano as the ultimate loner – a man on a mission...

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Season Ends for the Jets

March 8, 2012
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In a Division 1/north quarterfinal game last Saturday afternoon in East Boston, March 3, Charlestown (18-4) defeated City League champion East Boston 61-58 and now advance on to a semi-final game against Central Catholic on Thursday, March 8 at Reading High School.   Despite the loss, East Boston had a great season, winning the city...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2012

March 8, 2012
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ARREST REPORT Sunday, February 26 Kevin Harrison of 55 Montmorenci Avenue, East Boston was arrested and charged with  vandalism. Keith Gurry of 281 Brandywyne Drive, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Monday, February 27 Carlos Velez of 21 Howard Street, Milford was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Joseph Boyd of...

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Obituaries 03-07-2012

March 8, 2012
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Ernest Lawrence East Boston Resident Ernest J. Lawrence of East Boston died on March 3.He was the loving son of the late Ernest F. and Barbara ( Coombs) Lawrence; dear brother of Elaine Ellis of New Hampshire, April Lawrence of East Boston and the late Stephen Lawrence and cherished uncle of Jay Ellis of...

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