Monthly Archives: October 2012

Obituaries 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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Mary Sherman East Boston Resident Mary Sherman of East Boston died on October 13 at Winthrop Place in Winthrop. She was 92 years old. Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, today, the Our Chapel of the Resurrection at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at...

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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

October 11, 2012
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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

Excel Academy staff and administrators joined with East Boston’s elected officials last Wednesday to cut ribbon on Excel Academy’s new facility on Moore Street. The renovations to the building, which once housed the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, were completed just before the 2012-2013 school year. Excel’s Director Yutaka Tamura took the...

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City Officials Seek Restrictions on Pit Bulls Following Attack

October 11, 2012
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After two pit bulls went on a rampage and terrorized residents in Jeffries Point and Maverick Square last week, Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are looking to put more restrictions on the breed. Police had to shoot one of the two pit bulls last Friday afternoon after the dogs broke through...

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EBNHC Receives $55k Grant for More Cervical Screenings

October 11, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will receive $55,000 to increase cervical cancer screenings for woman in the neighborhood. The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the grant last week and is part of $1.8 million in funding for 32 community health centers through the Affordable Care Act to provide these screenings and improve the ability of community...

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Police Brief Community on Measures Following Assaults

October 11, 2012
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Last Thursday night at East Boston High School, Commissioner Ed Davis briefed the community on the recent rash of sexual assaults in the neighborhood. By Monday, Boston Police Department spokeswoman, Cheryl Fiandaca announced that police have arrested one suspect for a sexual assault that occurred at the corner of Brook and Saratoga Streets on...

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Columbus Day Parade

October 11, 2012
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Joe Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, Bill Chisholm, Celeste Myers, Rosalie Patralia and all the other volunteers that made this year’s Columbus Day Parade Sunday in East Boston a success should be proud of the job that they did. All those involved in planning this year’s parade spent countless hours and long days and nights meticulously...

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Of Canines and Things

October 11, 2012
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A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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O’Donnell Elementary School to Take Part in Physical Education Challenge

October 11, 2012
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On Tuesday at the Hugh R. O’Donnell Elementary School in East Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino announced three new and innovative ways that city schools will be incorporating more physical activity into their students’ daily routines. Generous donations from Partners HealthCare and Shaw’s and Star Market will provide support for Wellness Champions in each school,...

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Obituaries 10-10-2012

October 11, 2012
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Alexander ‘Uncle Sonny’ Merola Of East Boston, Formerly of the North End Alexander “Uncle Sonny” Merola of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on October 5. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy “Aunt Dot” (Cioffi) Merola; loving father of Rose Merola...

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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

October 4, 2012
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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

There was a time when Ron Kocher would just stay at home for days on end with no social interaction with the outside world. That all ended two years ago when he began attending the Don Orione’s Adult Day Care program in East Boston three days a week. “I used to just stay home...

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