Monthly Archives: April 2013

East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

April 24, 2013
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East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

The usual urban hustle and bustle of Meridian Street came to halt Monday afternoon in front of the District 7 Police Station to observe the 2:50 p.m. moment of silence for the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing and slain MIT Officer Sean Collier as he pursued the two suspects Thursday night in...

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A Relaxed Setting

April 24, 2013
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A Relaxed Setting

Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle at a house party on Leyden Street last Thursday night. Tuttle and Suffolk Downs have been attending these parties to give the racetrack and community the opportunity to open dialogue in an informal setting.

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New Regulations for Rental Units Outlined in Talk

April 24, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) held an educational seminar for landlords in Boston regarding the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. Beginning on May 1, 2013 the new ordinance will cover about...

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Adams School Receives Grant for IPads

April 24, 2013
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The Samuel Adams Elementary School was recently the recipient of a grant from the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest so the school could purchase IPads for autistic students attending the school. Michelle Lamacchia, who is the Autism Strand Specialist at the school, said the school currently has three classrooms dedicated to students...

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Basile’s Bill Seeks to Aid Those Hurt in Bombing

April 24, 2013
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America is at war against terrorism and Representative Carlo Basile said the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing are casualties of that war and should receive help from the state. Basile has amended his wounded veterans bill to include those severely injured during last week’s attack. “Just like our wounded veterans that are...

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Get Involved in the Election

April 24, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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Anthony Camiolo to Be Inducted into the Men’s Hockey Suffolk University Athletics Hall of Fame

April 24, 2013
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Former East Boston hockey star Anthony Camiolo will be inducted into the Suffolk University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4 during a ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. “This is a special and wonderful opportunity for former student athletes to come together and share time and memories with teammates whom...

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Somber Celebration: Nicole Modica Ran in Race on Monday and Was Unharmed

April 17, 2013
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Somber Celebration: Nicole Modica Ran in Race on Monday and Was Unharmed

What was supposed to be a joyous celebration at Ecco Restaurant to mark their daughter’s completion of the Boston Marathon turned into a somber reunion after two bombs rocked the annual event near the finish line Monday afternoon killing three and maiming over a hundred others. Dave Modica and Carla Santarpio, owners of Santarpio’s...

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Residents Get a 3D Look at the Casino

April 17, 2013
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Residents Get a 3D Look at the Casino

Last week, Suffolk Downs opened its doors to East Boston residents so they could get a first hand look at the new 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs. Aside from the opportunity to view the model of the resort casino, attendees at last Tuesday’s open house also got the...

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Menino’s Budget Targets Capital Spending for Eastie

April 17, 2013
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Last week Mayor Thomas Menino submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget that includes capital spending in East Boston. The spending in Eastie is part of Menino’s $2.6 billion Operating Budget for FY2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations. “This year’s budget invests in our...

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