Monthly Archives: August 2012

24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

August 22, 2012
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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

The forecast for rain and showers didn’t stop thousands of residents from flocking to Piers Park Saturday to take part in the 24th Annual Eastie Pride Day–one of the longest running annual community celebrations in the city. “I can’t believe it’s been 24 years,” said Eastie Pride Day founder, City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “Last...

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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

August 22, 2012
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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

An army of volunteers from Fidelity Investments was at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy last Thursday to take part in a ‘Transformation Day’ at the school. Over 400 Fidelity employee volunteers were on hand to upgrade science classrooms, in-classroom greenhouses, the library and the school’s gymnasium. Workers were also busy cutting lumber to...

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$850,000 Reasons to Say Thank You Massport

August 22, 2012
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When the East Boston Foundation received its fifth milestone payment from Massport last week there were $850,000 reasons to say thank you to Massport. The payment was part of Massport’s agreement made more than a decade ago which allows for mitigation payments for major airport improvements. Mitigation payments from Massport are no different from...

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The Red Sox

August 22, 2012
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East Boston has thousands of Red Sox fans. This neighborhood is a major Red Sox nation population who are continuing to treat the Red Sox with respect even though the season is just about down the drain at this point. What went wrong, nearly everyone with an interest in the Red Sox are asking?...

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EBAB’s Wiffle Ball Tournament

August 22, 2012
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The East Boston Athletic Board’s 4th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament Sunday at the East Boston Stadium was a success. The annual tournament raised over $700 for the EBAB’s scholarship awards dinner to be held in June 2013. The event was one of several fundraising events that will be held throughout the year to raise...

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Obituaries 08-22-2012

August 22, 2012
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Antonina ‘Nina’ Pesaturo Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston Antonina “Nina” (Cammarata) Pesaturo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on August 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred “Fred” Pesaturo with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; loving mother of Vincent Pesaturo and his wife,...

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AG sides with Logan Employees Over Pay

August 22, 2012
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Last February, a number of employees at Logan International Airport showed up at Massport’s monthly board meeting to file several grievances against contractors doing business at the airport for unfair labor practices. The testimony shed light on potential “sweatshop-like” conditions at companies that are contracted for a host of passenger services at Logan. Employees...

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Host Community Advisory Committee Lacks Direction

August 15, 2012
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Host Community Advisory Committee Lacks Direction

Last Tuesday, the City of Boston hosted a meeting for residents to offer ideas and opinions on how mitigation money should be spent if a resort-style casino came to Suffolk Downs in East Boston. The suggestions, explained the City of Boston’s Jay Walsh, would be passed along to the city’s Host Community Advisory Committee....

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DCR Cuts Ribbon on New Tennis Courts

August 15, 2012
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DCR Cuts Ribbon on New Tennis Courts

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Ed Lambert joined elected officials and area youth to officially cut the ribbon on the new tennis courts at Constitution Beach last Wednesday. DCR’s $300,000 project demolished and replaced the two tennis courts at the beach with a new three tennis court facility. The project also installed...

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East Boston CDC Responds to Boston East Site Criticism

August 15, 2012
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East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) head, Al Caldarelli responded to criticism in the neighborhood that he is trying to pull off a bait and switch concerning the CDC’s plans for the Boston East Site. There has been growing concerns among Eastie residents that the CDC and Trinity Financial is changing its original plan...

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