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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Columbus Day Parade

October 16, 2013
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Columbus Day Parade

The East Boston High ROTC proudly marches in Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in the North End.

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of its residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Project Bread Awards Grants

October 16, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread has awarded more than $1.79 million to 365 community food programs in 110 Massachusetts communities, including 130 programs at not-for-profit organizations in here and throughout Greater Boston this week. Among the recipients will be the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center who helps run free lunch and nutrition programs in...

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Poll Shows Eastie Voters Favors Casino

October 16, 2013
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A new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll regarding the upcoming vote on the casino referendum in East Boston suggests the vote might be closer than some may think but still gives Suffolk Downs the edge. According to the poll, 47 percent of Eastie voters plan to back the casino during the November 5 referendum vote...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey League

October 16, 2013
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Ivaska rips Ecco, as Long shines for Lightning during Men’s Hockey play   Week 4 we saw the emergence of a player who can potentially become a force this season at Porazzo Rink. The winless Team Carlo Basile took on Ecco Restaurant, in a game that started out all Basile and quickly became a...

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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Francis ‘Frankie’ Lespasio Laborer for Construction Company Private funeral services and interment were held for Francis M. “Frankie” Lespasio who died on Monday, October 7 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute following a long illness and struggle with Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer. He was 39 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he was...

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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

October 11, 2013
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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

Local clammer John Denehy and more than a dozen other clammers affected by the massive clam die-off in 2010, which they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan are now seeking damages in Federal Court. Last week the clammers officially filed a lawsuit in United states District Court against Massport and...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 11, 2013
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Blessing of the Animals

Fr. Wayne Belschner blesses one of the many dogs during the Blessing of the Animals at Sacred Heart Church on Friday. Many parishioners took their animals to be blessed.

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Hundreds of Children Left Stranded by Bus Strike

October 11, 2013
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An unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in East Boston stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 7 station to shuttle kids to school. “It was crazy,” said District 7 Community Officer Gary Marino. “We were picking...

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Hundreds Attend Job Fair at Suffolk Downs

October 11, 2013
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Nearly 1,000 people showed up for two job forums at Suffolk Downs last Thursday afternoon and evening – far surpassing what anyone expected for the turnout. The crowd was jubilant and excited. The presentation was slick, glossy and well rehearsed. The potential new face of Suffolk Downs – and the current face of Caesar’s...

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