Monthly Archives: June 2012

Joe DeRoeve Named Pope John Hockey Coach

June 22, 2012
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Joe DeRoeve has been named the head hockey coach of the Pope John XXIII High School boys hockey team. Athletic Director Shawn Thornton made the announcement at a press conference Friday that DeRoeve will be leading the program that will also include a cooperative arrangement with Malden High School. Since 2008 Pope John has...

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Obituaries 06-20-2012

June 22, 2012
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Antonetta ‘Netta’ Patti Harvard Club of Boston Retiree Antonetta “Netta” (Amoroso) Patti of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died on June 15 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield following a brief illness. She was 86 years old. Netta retired at the age of 77 after 20 years of service with the Harvard Club of...

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Graduation Day at East Boston High School

June 13, 2012
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Graduation Day at East Boston High School

National Honor Society grads line up for a photo prior to Saturday’s East Boston High School graduation commencement ceremonies.

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Group Protests Casino at Suffolk Downs

June 13, 2012
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Group Protests Casino at Suffolk Downs

While thousands flocked to Suffolk Downs Racetrack Saturday to take part in the Belmont Stakes festivities a small but determined group of anti-casino residents were less than three miles away protesting the placement of a resort-style casino in the neighborhood at the 77-year old racetrack. Members of No Eastie Casino, the grassroots group that...

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Annual Relay for Life Set for June 15

June 13, 2012
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. the 4th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and Winthrop that...

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Easy Ride: Suffolk Officials to Pay for Road to Ease Gridlock

June 13, 2012
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It’s a road long plagued by traffic during rush hour. On Boardman Street, motorists from East Boston trying to get onto Route 1A may have to sit through several light cycles before being able to take a right to go southbound towards the harbor tunnels. The gridlock at the intersection of Boardman and Route...

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Kiwanis Club to Hear Talk on Suffolk Casino

June 13, 2012
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The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host two officials from Suffolk Downs to talk about the proposed resort casino plans at the Kiwanis Club’s meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s function facility in Day Square. Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle and Suffolk Downs Executive Vice President for...

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Satellite Dish Ordinance: Steps to Reality

June 13, 2012
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The vast and incredibly ugly proliferation in this neighborhood and in neighborhoods all over the city of satellite dishes placed on the front facades of homes like antlers hanging over a fireplace is a situation about to be drastically changed, that is, if legislation filed by Councillor Sal LaMattina is passed by the Boston...

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The Boardman Street Fly-over

June 13, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs announced last week that they will be spending $40-$50 million on traffic improvements as part of their Suffolk Downs casino effort. This is a big chunk of change to be spending on traffic mitigation, which will be highlighted by the construction of a Boardman Street fly-over to remove congestion...

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Remembering Junior Lombardi

June 13, 2012
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A birthday remembrance in last week’s East Boston Sun Times recalling the memory of Albert “Junior” Lombardi caused our minds to wander just a bit. First off, it is impossible to believe that 9 years have passed since Junior died and that East Boston is a far less lively political place than when he...

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