Monthly Archives: July 2012

Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

July 26, 2012
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Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

The money has been raised, plane tickets bought and hotel reservations booked for Zumix’s all-girl youth rock band that will be touring Europe this summer. On August 1, Annual Snow Fall, a band that consists of East Boston’s Francesca Canepa, 13, on vocals and keyboards, Ixchel Garcia, 16, on guitar, Lala Mendez, 16, on...

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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

July 26, 2012
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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

A bill being sponsored by Representative Carlo Basile and supported by Mayor Thomas Menino would bring single-sex public education back to the Commonwealth. The bill was ordered to a third reading at the State House this week and Basile recently touted the bill on New England Cable News (NECN) last week. “I think it...

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Frustration Grows About Delays on Waterfront Development

July 26, 2012
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It’s been 230 days since Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce pledging to jumpstart waterfront development on East Boston’s shore. Yet many are left wondering why little or nothing has happened. Across the Boston Harbor in South Boston, it seems there is a weekly groundbreaking on some multimillion-dollar...

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Edge Buffer Parks Project Moving Forward

July 26, 2012
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East Boston activists are preparing to move forward with Massport on the completion of the Edge Buffer Parks laid out in the First Community Agreement of 1997. In 1997, AIR (Airport Impact Relief Incorporated), FBIM (Friends of Belle Isle Marsh) and Massport signed the First Community Agreement as an out of court settlement for...

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The Summer of 2012

July 26, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Tammi Piermarini Becomes Third-leading Female Rider of All-time

July 26, 2012
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Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman ever to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories on Monday at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time with 2,139 career wins. Piermarini, 45, accomplished the feat with a front-running score aboard Massachusetts-bred Victor Laszlo ($2.80)...

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Obituaries 07-25-2012

July 26, 2012
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Frances Baldassare East Boston Resident Frances (Surette) Baldassare of East Boston died on July 22. She was in her 92nd year. The beloved wife of the late Pasquale Baldassare with whom she shared 70 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Michael Baldassare and his wife, Dolores, of New Hampshire, Gail Rich...

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Reporting For Duty

July 18, 2012
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Reporting For Duty

Youth from the East Boston YMCA’s summer program got to take a trip to tour the Tall Ships in Boston before the city’s Fourth of July Celebration. The tour was made possible by Save the Har­bor / Save the Bay and about 25 Eastie youth and teens boarded the ship Gloria of Columbia and...

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Change Order: New Street Realty Seeks Approval to Build Fewer Residential Units

July 18, 2012
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The owners of a parcel of waterfront land on East Boston’s shore have filed a change of proposal with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Varney Hintlian, a trustee for New Street Reality Trust, plans to convert a former industrial building on 6-26 New Street into residential units. However, Hintlian is planning a scaled down...

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Maverick Landing to Get Funding for Program

July 18, 2012
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The Maverick Landing Community Services program has been picked as one of twelve Boston-area organizations to receive funding from The Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation to begin a new phase of Culture for Change. The program, originally piloted in 2008 by the Barr Foundation, is a unique approach to out-of-school time youth development....

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