Monthly Archives: July 2012

Deveau Family Events Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

July 18, 2012
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It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Fundraiser has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July...

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NOAH Marks Milestone

July 18, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street. It started in the basement of this church fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants coming into the neighborhood. At times these families wouldn’t...

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Baseball Royalty: Conigliaro Family at Fraser Field

July 18, 2012
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Baseball is made up of moments and Tony Conigliaro had many. Moments that Conigliaro, who use to shag fly balls at Noyes Park as a player for East Boston Little League, could have only dreamed of. The Boston Red Sox drafted the Eastie native in 1962 and he quickly distinguished himself as a player...

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The Heat

July 18, 2012
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July is generally hot but not generally as hot as this July has been. The entire nation, from coast to coast, from North to South from East to West, is in a slow roast bakethon with temperatures soaring into the high 90’s in many areas. Does it seem hotter than usual and does it...

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An Angry Dumpster

July 18, 2012
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As a result of our front-page story about the nasty dumpster on Faywood Avenue it got cleaned up. But the fact remains that this dumpster must be emptied twice a week if necessary and three times a week if necessary. Dumpsters in this neighborhood under the control of the Boston Housing Authority need to...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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July 8, 2012  An East Boston man was arrested and charged with violating an existing restraining order. German Mejia Salmeron of 44 West Eagle Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with attempted unarmed robbery. An East Boston man was arrested and charged with domestic assault. July 9, 2012  An East Boston man was...

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Obituaries 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Elizabeth Graziani East Boston Resident Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15. The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished...

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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

July 16, 2012
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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

It was typical neighborhood summer scene at Orient Heights Housing Development (OHHD) on Sunday. Residents there took to the courtyards where there was barbecuing, children playing and the smell of home cooked meals simmering as the adults took refuge from the hot summer sun under the shade of trees. But there was another smell...

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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

July 16, 2012
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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...

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Otis School Students Win Massport’s Environmental Challenge

July 16, 2012
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An East Boston elementary school won an environmental challenge sponsored by Massport and Radio Disney. Third grade students from the James Otis School collected the most plastic bottle caps and won the grand prize of $2,500 that will be used for educational purposes courtesy of Massport. The Otis school was one of five third...

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