Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

While Hurricane Sandy packed a milder punch than what was expected for East Boston and the surrounding area, the storm did cause its fair share of problems for residents. High winds with some gusts topping 50 mph, Sandy brought down trees across Eastie Monday causing several brief power outages in the neighborhood. However, a...

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Police Searching for Suspect in Attack

October 31, 2012
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Police are searching for a male suspect after another woman was attacked last week on her way home from the train station. This is the sixth attack on a woman in East Boston since August. The incident occurred last Wednesday at 1 a.m. The victim told officers she was physically assaulted while walking in...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Nuisance Control

October 31, 2012
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Loud parties in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords who rent to irresponsible tenants has been a quality of life issue in East Boston for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is...

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Be Sure to Vote: It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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U.S. Senate Race

October 31, 2012
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The choice between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown also is dramatic. Warren supports the tax and economic policies of Pres. Obama and the Democrats, while Brown favors Romney’s tax and defense spending plans (see above). On the social issues, Warren is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. Although Brown says he too,...

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Three Ballot Questions

October 31, 2012
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There are three ballot questions for Massachusetts voter to decide. We urge all voters to read the questions ahead of time, either on-line on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office or in the pamphlets that went out to every voter from the Secretary of State. In addition, there are opinions offered on each question...

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Obituaries 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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Peter Mitchell, Sr. Past member of Teamsters Local 82 Peter J. Mitchell, Sr. of Malden, formerly of Dorchester, died suddenly on October 26. A past member of Teamsters Local 82, he was the devoted father of Peter J., Jr. of Everett and Jon Paul and his wife, Christine of Wakefield; loving son of the late...

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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

October 24, 2012
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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

Anyone involved in the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center knows that Manny Lopes is a dedicated leader and one of the most recognizable figures in and around town. So it came as no surprise last week when President Jack Cradock and the Health Center’s Chairwoman Rita Sorrento announced Lopes as the new CEO of...

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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

October 24, 2012
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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

In response to the recent sexual assaults in East Boston, the Boston Police Department is offering a free women’s self defense program called RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) to women in the community. The program, sponsored by the Boston Police, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Jeffries Yacht Club will run the class beginning...

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NOAH to Receive Grant to Help Prevent Foreclosures

October 24, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will be one of 18 community based organization across the state sharing in a total of $4 million in HomeCorps grants to help address the foreclosure crisis. The grant funding for NOAH will go to assist homeowners and renters impacted by the foreclosure crisis, revitalize distressed and...

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