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2013 December | East Boston Times-Free Press | Page 3

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

December 11, 2013
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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

Anne Nigro Umana, the matriarch of the well know and beloved political family from East Boston whose name lives on today, died last month at the age of 102. Mrs. Umana was the wife of the Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy...

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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 11, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...

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Plaque Marking History Set to Be at New East Boston Library

December 11, 2013
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There was some concern last week from the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) that the copper plaque marking that East Boston was the first neighborhood to have the first branch of the Boston Public Library would not adorn the new branch library on Bremen Street. The plaque, that once hung outside the...

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Chamber Tree Lighting

December 11, 2013
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The annual Chamber Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade is something that the entire community looks forward to every year. But it’s the dozens of volunteers and Chamber members that make it possible. Each year, people like Pat Todisco of Todisco Towing decorate his fleet of trucks and pulls Santa through the neighborhood from Condor...

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Library Plaque

December 11, 2013
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The plaque that adorned the former Meridian Street Branch Library naming East Boston as the first community to ever hold a publicly funded branch of the Boston Public Library will be hung at the new library–as well it should. Kudos to the East Boston Friends of the Library group for keeping a watchful eye...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

December 11, 2013
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It was a strong showing for M.E.B. Hockey last weekend. 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 S  (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 4, Cambridge 3 Ryan Jones and Preston Tully had two...

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Obituaries 12-11-2013

December 11, 2013
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Anna Dello Russo Accomplished Woman with Many Artistic Talents Anna ( Indorato ) Dello Russo of Boxford, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, passed away in Topsfield, surrounded by her family, on December 6. She was in her 90th year. Anna was an accomplished women. She was a clothing designer, a floral arranger, a...

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Lending a Helping Hand

December 4, 2013
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Lending a Helping Hand

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh pitches in during Representative Carlo Basile’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for low-income residents in East Boston. Walsh spent over an hour in Eastie handing out meals to families in Eastie.

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10th Eastie Elves Fundraiser Set for Dec. 13

December 4, 2013
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10th Eastie Elves Fundraiser Set for Dec. 13

What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents and residents from surrounding communities in the senator’s district look forward to each Christmas Season. This year will mark the 10th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser and will be held on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed on McClellan Hgwy.

December 4, 2013
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed on McClellan Hgwy.

Last week, the Department of Public Health announced the list of applicants for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries that are in the final phase of the competitive application process. The Centers for Alternative Medicine Inc. is one of 100 Medical Marijuana Dispensary applicants that met the November 21 deadline for the final phase and plans to...

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