Monthly Archives: October 2013

Library Grand Opening on Saturday

October 30, 2013
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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

Construction crews were out working this week to prepare East Boston new library on Bremen Street for its grand opening that is set for this Saturday. On Saturday at 11 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino will join residents and elected officials to cut the ribbon on Eastie’s centrally located branch on the Bremen Street Park....

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Casino Concerns Aired Before BRA

October 30, 2013
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At a subdued Boston redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed plans to build a $1 billion resort-style casino last Wednesday in East Boston residents raised some concerns since Caesars Entertainment was dropped from the project two weeks ago. Suffolk Downs and the city are going forward with a referendum vote on Tuesday,...

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Casino Vote on Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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On Tuesday, November 5 East Boston voters will head to the polls and vote on one of the most decisive issues facing the neighborhood since Logan Airport expansion in the late 1960s. The difference this time around is that Eastie resident, and not some state authority, will decide the future of the neighborhood. At...

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Police Investigate Shooting on Falcon St.

October 30, 2013
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Boston Police from East Boston’s District A-7 station are still investigating an early evening shooting that took place last Tuesday and are looking for the public’s help. The circumstances of the shooting are unusual as the victim was found in a completely different part of the neighborhood from where he claims the shooting occurred....

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Voters to Decide Casino Question

October 30, 2013
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Next Tuesday,  East Boston voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Suffolk Downs Casino proposal. The process has been a long time coming, starting more than six years ago since reperesentaives from Suffolk Downs first went into our community to tell residents about their project. To say that this is...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

October 30, 2013
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Malden/East Boston hockey skates through another great week of games. Mite K(5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 5, Dorchester 0 The Mite K team skated to a strong 5-0 victory in the Boston Mayor’s Cup Championship at Boston College Sunday morning. For the 4th straight tournament game Chris Hanifan posted the shutout. Jake Simpson had...

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Obituaries 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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Edward Martino Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Edward Martino of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on October 26. The loving son of the late William and Florence (DeMattia) Martino, he was the devoted father of Jonathan and Nicholas Martino; dear brother of William Martino, Linda Quigley, Florence Martino, Donna Arone and...

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Caesars Bows out of Suffolk Casino Following Report from Gaming Comm.

October 25, 2013
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Caesars Bows out of Suffolk Casino Following Report from Gaming Comm.

The news over the weekend that Suffolk Downs asked Caesars Entertainment to withdraw as their casino operator shocked many residents in East Boston as they prepare to head to the polls to vote on the Host Community referendum on November 5. Both casino supporters and opponents spent the weekend digesting the information coming out...

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