Monthly Archives: November 2012

Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

November 30, 2012
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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

On a cold Sunday morning last week, 13 volunteers worked tirelessly at Crossroads Family Shelter to distribute turkeys to East Boston families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. While the Havre Street shelter is better known in the community as a transitional homeless shelter for dozens of families and their children, Thanksgiving draws hundreds...

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Bypass Road Officially Opens

November 30, 2012
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Bypass Road Officially Opens

Nearly four decades after longtime East Boston activist, the late Marty Coughlin came up with the idea for a bypass road to remove Logan Airport related traffic from residential streets, Massport joined federal, state and local officials to officially Monday open the $23.5 million road named in his honor. “The opening of the Martin...

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Competition for Casino License and Suffolk Downs?

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Our Opinions : Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Jets Soar over Southie, 22-14

November 30, 2012
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The annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry between East Boston and South Boston High Schools on Thanksgiving Day did not upset. Eastie was able to top Southie 24-14 during the 95th annual match up at White Stadium last Thursday. The Jets improved to 5-5 on the season after the holiday win. Eastie struck first with quarterback...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Ronald DeMarco Of East Boston Ronald L. DeMarco of East Boston died on November 18. He was the cherished son of Phyllis ( Capozzi) DeMarco and the late Louis DeMarco; loving brother of Shirley Siciliano and her husband, Peter of Lynnfield; beloved companion of more than 40 years of Rosemary Rizzo of Revere and...

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Eastie’s Depaulo Joins Staff at Project Bread

November 30, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread announced last week it has added two new administrators to the state’s leading anti-hunger organization team, one of which is an Eastie resident. Sheila DePaulo, of East Boston has been hired as an Assistant Operations Manager and Gabrielle Farrell has been hired as a Communications Associate in Public Relations....

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Connolly Presents Alternative to BPS School Choice Proposal

November 30, 2012
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At-large City Councilor John Connolly’s alternative to the Boston Public School Department’s school choice proposal is gaining momentum among city residents. “Currently, 6,551 Bostonians have signed a petition in support of the Quality Choice Plan — an alternative plan to reform the student assignment system in Boston Public Schools,” said Connolly. Last month the...

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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

November 21, 2012
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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina first took office in 2006 a Boston Firefighter approached him after an event and they asked the new councilor if he could do something for the six firefighters that were killed in Maverick Square during the Luongo Fire on November 15, 1942. “I never really heard of the Luongo...

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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

November 21, 2012
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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

The Fall River based developer who purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway and plans to develop a hotel, restaurant and retail space briefed residents at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting on the $32 million project. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in...

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