Monthly Archives: March 2013

James Caruso Dies Suddenly

March 6, 2013
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James Caruso Dies Suddenly

James Caruso, a longtime educator and volunteer in the community has died. Mr. Caruso passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 25. He was 55. Mr. Caruso was born and raised in East Boston and lived his entire life in the Jeffries Point area. Mr. Caruso was graduate of St. Dominic Savio and would later...

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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

March 6, 2013
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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

East Boston High School English Advanced Placement teacher, Audrey Schindler McDonald, will be one of 15 teachers from across the state selected as a Teacher in Excellence Award winner. McDonald will receive the award at the Partners in Excellence Award Celebration on Thursday, March 7 at the Museum of Science. “I’m very honored and...

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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

March 6, 2013
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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

Suffolk Downs owners will pitch their plan to make the resort style casino that they hope to build at the racetrack site  the greenest casino in the nation at a community meeting tonight (Wednesday) in the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. and hosted by the Massachusetts...

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Police Looking into Robberies

March 6, 2013
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East Boston police are investigation a string of street robberies that have occurred in the neighborhood since February 21. Since that date there have been five robberies all occurring near the Maverick area between the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. “The times and areas the robberies have occurred are a coincidence. There is nothing...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Market Caf

March 6, 2013
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The Noviellos have done it again. It seems everything Paul and Freddy touch turns to gold and their new business venture in Maverick Square at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center dubbed Market Caf’ is sure to follow suit. The new café is a departure from their landmark location Meridian Market. While its obvious...

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Eastie Soccer Athlete-poetry Scholars off to New York

March 6, 2013
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Two East Boston Elementary Students are going to New York City to represent America SCORES Boston at the 7th Annual America SCORES National Poetry Slam on April 8th 2013. Diana G. from the Patrick J Kennedy School and Geovanni S. from the Donald McKay K-8 School will represent the city of Boston at the poetry event...

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Obituaries 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Alfred DePierro Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston Alfred DePierro of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on February 26. A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Julia (Contie) DePierro with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Alfred DePierro, Jr....

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Connolly Running For Mayor

March 1, 2013
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Connolly Running For Mayor

At Large City Councilor John Connolly announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for Boston Mayor. Flanked by supporters at Brighton High School Tuesday morning, Connolly, the 39-year-old Roslindale native, said he’s in the race to win and will focus on education as the cornerstone of his campaign. Judging from his remarks Tuesday,...

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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

March 1, 2013
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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

Frank J. Tarbi, the founder of the East Boston Times and a man who lived a full and fascinating life, has died. Mr. Tarbi passed away on Wednesday, February 20 at the VA Hospice in Bedford following a long battle with cancer. He was 96 years old. Mr. Tarbi was born and raised in...

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