Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dan Conley Misses the Mark

May 15, 2013
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District Attorney Dan Conley has never played the political game and that’s why we’ve always liked him. He has stood as his own man since being elected a decade ago and his mayoral campaign was shaping up to be cut from the same cloth. Until this week. Conley decided, perhaps against the advice of...

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Police Briefs 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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May 5, 2013 A juvenile male from East Boston was arrested and charged with shoplifting. May 6, 2013 Michael Curto of 27 Moore Street, East Boston was arrested on several outstanding warrants. May 7, 2013 Thomas Caruso a homeless male was arrested on an outstanding warrant. May 8, 2013 Guy Morgan of 107 Bowdoin...

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EBHS JV Baseball Shut out English 16-0

May 15, 2013
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With two games left to go in the season, the East Boston High School junior varsity baseball team had a big win against English Monday night at Noyes Park. Eastie pitcher Nikki Lepore threw a complete game shutout during the Jets 16-0 win over English to improve to 6-4 on the season. The Jets...

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Obituaries 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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Robert LaVertue Of East Boston Robert A. LaVertue of East Boston died on May 11. He was 67 years old. The beloved son of the late George and Lorraine (Laramie) LaVertue, he was the dear brother of  Annette Dagostino of East Boston, Ronald LaVertue of Winthrop, Linda Lockhart  and Rita Buono, both of East...

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East Boston Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

May 9, 2013
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East Boston Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Famed local Mexican singer Veronica Robles performs during a free concert in Central Square Friday as part of East Boston’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

May 9, 2013
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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

Since passing the Senate’s version of the transportation finance bill last month, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been attending neighborhood community group meetings in East Boston to brief residents on the bill and the reasons why he supports it. The bill is now heading to a joint conference committee where it will be further tweaked....

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Crossroads Host Forum on Need for Shelter Funding

May 9, 2013
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Crossroads Family Shelter resident Nurys and former resident CeeCee gave emotional testimony last Friday morning in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials at a breakfast hosted by the Shelter. Nurys and CeeCee and other housing advocates were at Crossroads last week to lobby elected officials like Senator Anthony...

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Lynch Wins East Boston,Markey Wins State

May 9, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite being defeated in East Boston by Lynch last week. Statewide Markey resoundingly beat Democratic challenger Congressman Stephen Lynch gaining 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or...

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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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O’Donnell Students Show Their Boston Strong

May 9, 2013
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Last Friday students from the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School showed their ‘Boston Strong’ spirit with a parade through Eagle Hill to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Students wore Boston sports shirts, held homemade signs and chanted ‘We are Boston. We are Strong’. The parade marked the end of...

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