Monthly Archives: June 2012

On the Waterfront

June 27, 2012
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On the Waterfront

Preparing to sail in the early morning at Piers Park is one of East Boston’s finest traditions over the past decade. Hundreds of Eastie children have learned how to sail in the Piers Park program. The Boston skyline rising in the background rounds out a rather extraordinary East Boston scene.

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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

June 27, 2012
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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

An East Boston mom was the winner of a health and wellness package at the East Boston YMCA following a citywide contest. Voters selected Elizabeth Jalbert as the winner of the Greater Boston YMCA’s Mother’s Day Relax and Renew contest. Y members from all over Boston were asked to write in and nominate a...

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No Eastie Casino Group Rallies Against Proposal

June 27, 2012
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Since its public protest against the $1 billion proposal to build a casino at Suffolk Downs earlier this month, the No Eastie Casino grassroots group has seen a swell of support. On their David and Goliath plight, the group has been educating on-the-fence residents of the undesirable realities a casino would mean for the...

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Community Discussion About Casino: The Way to Go

June 27, 2012
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Recent meetings involving those for and against casino development in East Boston have yielded few surprises. One surprise, however, is the lack of fury against a casino development here although there are many voices against a casino. And by the same token, those for a casino development are not running around the neighborhood shouting...

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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Rosemarie DeSisto Sylvania Retiree Rosemarie (Diorio) DeSisto of Winthrop, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died at her late residence on June 14. She was 91 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Domenica (Volta) and Giuseppe Diorio, she worked as an assembler for Sylvania prior to her retirement. She was...

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EBHNC Officially Opens New Offices

June 22, 2012
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EBHNC Officially Opens New Offices

With four new medical departments already serving patients, the administrative offices up and running and a full service pharmacy and café on the way the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) officially cut the ribbon to open its new facility in Maverick Square last Thursday. Last year, EBNHC officials joined local elected officials and...

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Community Discusses Casino

June 22, 2012
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Two well-attended meetings have taken place in East Boston since the owners of Suffolk Downs have revealed their plans for a $1 billion resort-style casino at the 77-year-old racetrack. Over 200 hundred residents turned out for the first meeting held last Tuesday at East Boston High School. Resident that are both for and against...

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EBHS Class of 72 Reunion Sept. 15

June 22, 2012
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East Boston High School Class of 1972 is celebrating their 40th reunion at Kowloon 948 Broadway, Saugus MA 781-233-0077 on September 15 from 7 – 11 PM. There will be a family style sit down banquet dinner. Great Entertainment by National Recognized Comedians:  Paul D’Angelo and Johnny Pizzi and special guest singer/DJ Barry Mooney....

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Traffic Mitigation

June 22, 2012
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The thought of a Boardman Street Passover to make transiting into and out of East Boston an easier thing than it is today is a good beginning for the folks from Suffolk Downs who hope to be running a casino there in the years to come. It is also a good thing for East...

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Citywide Vote

June 22, 2012
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Secretary of State William Galvin has said that a citywide vote is needed on the casino matter or there will be lawsuits contesting the validity of the vote. Where was Mr. Galvin when the Ted Williams Tunnel was built? Where is Mr. Galvin when Logan Airport is triumphantly announcing 22 million visitors to its...

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