Monthly Archives: December 2012

Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

December 25, 2012
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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

Last Thursday, dozens of students staff and families came together from across the neighborhood to take part in an hour-long candlelight vigil in honor of the students and teachers killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The event included a moment of silence, songs and prayers for the victims. There...

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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

December 25, 2012
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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

Last Thursday, Vida Urbana’s North Side Bank Tenants Association (NSBTA) hosted an Independent Foreclosure Review information event for East Boston residents at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Paris Street. The event was designed to help homeowners who were part of a foreclosure action on their primary residence in 2009 or 2010. According to...

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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

December 25, 2012
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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

With East Boston and the country already on edge after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. a man from Halifax, Nova Scotia was arrested last Tuesday on weapons charges in East Boston. The man was found to be in possession of some of the same guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina Votes in Favor of Safer Housing

December 25, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 9 councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in East Boston safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this...

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This is the Season: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 25, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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The Shot Heard Around the World

December 25, 2012
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It’s one thing to hit the game winning shot but it’s another thing to do it 80 feet out with one second left on the clock. That’s exactly what happened when East Boston High School senior guard Pat Santos took a foul shot rebound down by two points and heaved the ball 80 feet...

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Obituaries 12-26-2012

December 25, 2012
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Daniel ‘Danny’ Filippone Member of Teamsters Union Daniel “Danny” F. Filippone of East Boston died on December 19. A US Airforce veteran of Korea and a member of Teamster Local 379, he was the beloved husband of Virginia (Smith) Filippone; loving father of Veronica Shaponick and her husband, Robert of East Boston, Dana DelPrato...

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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

December 20, 2012
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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

East Boston Central Catholic School’s K-0 class performs ‘Jingle Bells’ during the school’s annual Christmas Pageant. This year’s pageant was dedicated and performed in honor of the students and staff that lost they lives last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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This is Not the Bypass Road

December 20, 2012
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This is Not the Bypass Road

An 18-Wheeler block Neptune Road nearly three weeks after the opening of the long-awaited Marty Coughlin Bypass Road. Massport is working to get more Logan Airport related traffic to use the newly opened $24 million road that cuts under Day Square.

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Local Reaction to Tragedy at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if it had happened right here in East Boston. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. As the events unfolded, East Boston...

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