Monthly Archives: September 2013

Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

September 25, 2013
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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

All sings point to the Boston City Council voting today in favor of a ‘ward only’ vote versus a ‘citywide vote’ on the Suffolk Downs casino referendum. This would allow East Boston voters sole authority on deciding whether or not they want a casino in the neighborhood and the potential $20 million cash windfall...

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Eastie Voters Back Connolly, Walsh Consalvo, Arroyo

September 25, 2013
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In the Mayor’s race Eastie voters went with John Connolly. Connolly recieved 1,214 votes from Eastie voters. Marty Walsh and Rob Consalvo where in a dead tie with 762 votes each. Felix Arroyo finished 4th among Eastie voters with 731 votes followed by Dan Conley with 731 votes.

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LaMattina Cruises to Victory

September 25, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattiina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 2,943 voted in East Boston and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Eastie, the North End and Charlestown . In Eastie the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 855 votes....

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Man Charged in Sexual Assault Case

September 25, 2013
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The East Boston man suspected of allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on Faywood Avenue last Friday has been apprehended and authorities are investigating a possible link between the man and other assaults in the area. Jose Avila, 39, of East Boston was arrested at his home Sunday and arraigned Monday at East Boston...

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Boston Election

September 25, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks will increase and voters should ask these candidates not only about their concerns, but also about the candidates’ visions for East Boston. East Boston voters are fortunate to...

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Knights Sweep Tribe; Punch Ticket to RRBL Finals

September 25, 2013
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For the 3rd consecutive year the Knights will be playing into October for a chance to win a championship. In fact the Knights have a chance to be the first team in RRBL history to accomplish the feat of a threepeat. After sweeping the Beverly Indians 2 games to none the Knights have now...

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Obituaries 09-25-2013

September 25, 2013
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Ruth Esther Dunne Lifelong East Boston Resident Ruth Esther (Clingen) Dunne, a lifelong East Boston resident, died at her home on September 19. She was in her 101st year. The beloved wife of the late Harry Dunne, she was the mother of Lillian Misiaszek, Walter Stephen Dunne, Norma Rivers and the late Robert H....

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Harbor Arts Plans Daylong Celebration on Saturday

September 18, 2013
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Harbor Arts Plans Daylong Celebration on Saturday

Three years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts. The monumental event of 30 large-scale public art pieces was made possible by Coastal Marine Management and organized in partnership with the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts...

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Crosby Addresses EBCC Members

September 18, 2013
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Crosby Addresses EBCC Members

Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Stephen Crosby attended an East Boston Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday night at Spinelli’s to brief residents here on the commission’s process for granting a casino license in the state. “What the state wanted was intense and robust competition,” said Crosby Monday night. So the legislature set up...

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West Nile Virus Found in Eastie

September 18, 2013
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For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  Tests performed earlier this week confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito pool in the neighborhood even after the city conducted a targeted mosquito-spraying program last month in Orient Heights. Despite the new findings, there have still...

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