Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Obituaries 12-25-2013

December 24, 2013
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Mary Jane Foster Of East Boston, Formerly of Revere Mary Jane Foster of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died December 14. She was 47 years old. Born and raised in Revere, the daughter of Mary (Martin) Foster of N. Andover and Edmund B. Foster of Revere, she attended Revere Public Schools and was a...

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Topping off Ceremony at Portside at Pier One

December 20, 2013
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Topping off Ceremony at Portside at Pier One

As the last beam was hoisted onto the first building constructed as part of Roseland’s $46 million Portside at Pier One waterfront development project in East Boston, the union workers involved as well as state and elected officials took the opportunity to thank Mayor Thomas Menino during a ‘topping off’ ceremony last Wednesday. Traditionally...

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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

December 20, 2013
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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) named Matt Pollock, a graphic artist and sculptor, and the executive director of HarborArts, in East Boston a Harbor Champion this week. 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, a...

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Excel Academy Expanding Again

December 20, 2013
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East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School is in the process of expanding once again and will hold a community meeting with the Boston Redevelopment Authority next week. On Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Community Center Excel and the BRA will discuss plans to construct an Excel High School along...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

December 20, 2013
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It was another great week of M.E.B. Youth Hockey. Don’t forget the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th and make a great Christmas gift. See our website for details. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 5, Agawam 7 Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA Jake Simpson had a...

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Obituaries 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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Margaret Lopilato Of Winthrop, Formerly of East Boston Margaret ( Luongo) Lopilato of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away December 14 at the East Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was in her 94th year. A housewife, Margaret was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Our Lady of Mt Carmel...

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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

December 11, 2013
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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

It takes a special person to run into a burning building while everyone else is running out. But that’s exactly what two East Boston officers from District 7 and a third officer from Eastie did on a frigid night back on March 7, 2013. On Sunday, Officers Greta Forbes, Kevin Golden and Vinny Schettino...

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