Monthly Archives: November 2012

Activists Seek State Officials to Oppose Ethanol Trains

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Memorial Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nov. 29

November 21, 2012
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Woodlawn Cemetery officials have announced that they will be holding its’ twelfth annual Christmas Ecumenical Memorial Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Raymond K. Pavlik, President and Chief Executive Officer in making the announcement said “this is a difficult season for those who have lost a loved one;...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Colarusso, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Robert Colarusso, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. He was 76 years old. A manufacturing foreman born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol (DiFuria); devoted father of Debra Hughes of Revere and Robert Jr. and...

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East Boston is True Blue in Election

November 14, 2012
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East Boston is True Blue in Election

East Boston was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Seventy-four percent of Eastie voters supported Obama over Romney during the state’s general...

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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

November 14, 2012
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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

Following a private developer’s decision to abandon his plans to build condos at the former Savio High School building, the Edward Brooke Charter School has stepped in and will make the former high school its new homes in Eastie. Currently the Brooke, which opened this year at the former home of the Salesians Boys...

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Rodney Strong Winery Donates to Project Bread

November 14, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread will again team up with one of California’s premier wineries to help feed residents this winter. Rodney Strong Vineyards, one of Sonoma County’s finest family owned and operated wineries, has donated $7,000 to Project Bread. This is the third year in a row that Rodney Strong has committed to...

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Local Drug Case Probably Will Not Be Overturned After Lab Scandal

November 14, 2012
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There was some speculation that the fallout from the state’s drug lab scandal would result in the release of an East Boston man convicted of torching a cat back in 2007 and for drug possession in 2011. However, Suffolk County District Attorney Office spokesman, Jake Wark, announced last week that would not be the...

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Veteran’s Day

November 14, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 14, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, East Boston voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, East Boston joined with the rest of...

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