Monthly Archives: November 2013

Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

November 26, 2013
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

A small army of 6th Graders from Excel Academy Charter School recently took part in Mayor Thomas Menino’s Boston Blooms program and spent the day planting daffodil bulbs and other task along the East Boston Greenway. The group of 56 middle-schoolers were split up to tackle many winterizing chores along the Greenway including weeding...

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Power of the Sun: Menino Pushing Residents to Solarize Their Homes

November 26, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is making a big push here in East Boston to get residents to solarize their homes. At the last Orient heights Neighborhood Council meeting, a representative from Renew Boston urged residents to take advantage of the city’s solarize program. The city also sent people door to door in the neighborhood Saturday...

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Project Bread Kicks off Annual Holiday Fundraiser

November 26, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread is once again teaming up with Jordan’s Furniture for the annual Holiday Spoons Project fundraiser. The Holiday Spoons Project has both raised money to help the hungry and taught kids about hunger in Massachusetts for nearly 20 years. Jordan’s is sponsoring the project for the 14th year, matching up...

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Dr. Pedulla Recognized for Service to Ebnhc Elder Service Plan

November 26, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) announced that Dr. James Pedulla was nationally recognized for his leadership and service to the Center’s Elder Service Plan. Pedulla, Medical Director of EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Program, received the first PACE Pioneer Award for contributing  to the growth and development of the PACE Program as a...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or...

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Remember Those in Need

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago. But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Thanksgiving Day Rivalry: 96th Clash Between South Boston and East Boston

November 26, 2013
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The 96th clash between these two Thanksgiving Day rivals takes place at venerable White Stadium at 9:30 a.m. The EB Jets are 4-6; the SB Knights are 0-9. The Jets four wins came against English, Charlestown, West Roxbury and Madison Park.  East Boston has a four year win streak on the line this year...

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Obituaries 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Theresa ‘Chickie’ Cipriano School Supervisor for the Boston Police Department, East Boston Community Activist Theresa M. “Chickie” (DeFronzo) Cipriano of East Boston died on November 23 surrounded by her loving family. A school supervisor for the Boston Police Department, Chickie was a life long resident and community activist in her beloved East Boston. Her...

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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

November 20, 2013
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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

Mayor Thomas Menino joined staff and students at the Mario Umana Academy Monday to cut the ribbon on the Mario Umana Academy’s Schoolyard Initiative Project. The event was bittersweet because while the school and Mayor celebrated the completion of the project it was the last schoolyard to be completed under Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration....

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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

November 20, 2013
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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council unanimously approved Charbel Rizkallah’s plans to put a high-end wine, cheese and spirits shop next door to his Domino’s Pizza franchise at 1144 Saratoga St. Rizkallah and his family have successfully run Dominos since 2003 but recently branched out into the fine wine and spirit business in Watertown. His...

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