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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dr. Peter Ferrino, Community Leader, Dead at 99

February 13, 2014
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Dr. Peter Ferrino, Community Leader, Dead at 99

Dr. Peter Ferrino, who practiced medicine in East Boston for nearly seven decades and was part of the fabric of the community has died. Dr. Ferrino died suddenly at his home in Winthrop three months shy of 100 birthday. Dr, Ferrino was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Josephine...

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Heroin Deaths on Rise in Eastie

February 13, 2014
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The scourge of heroin addiction has hit home the past week with a few deaths from overdoses in East Boston according to Boston Police. The recent deaths showed the neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity than in recent years....

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Unshoveled sidewalks are a walker’s nightmare

February 13, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh’s East Boston liaison Corinne Patraglia was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Council’s meeting Monday night to answer concerns regarding snow removal in the neighborhood. The JPNA’s Facebook page was lit up days after last week’s snowstorm with pictures of properties that had not shoveled or left sheets of ice making hard...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 13, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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East Boston/Malden Youth Hockey News

February 13, 2014
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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 18 of the regular season. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form. MITE K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 8,...

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Obituaries 02-12-2014

February 13, 2014
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John Spada, Sr. Member of Everett High School Basketball Hall of Fame John A. Spada, Sr. of Chelsea died on February 7. John was a US Army veteran serving from 1964 to 1967 during the Vietnam crisis.He was an outstanding athlete at Everett High School and is in the Everett High School Basketball Hall...

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Hail to the EBCC Chief: Heigelmann Elected New President for Local Organization

February 5, 2014
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Hail to the EBCC Chief: Heigelmann Elected New President for Local Organization

Last Thursday night at Spinelli’s in East Boston, Scott Heigelmann of Heavy Advertising took the oath as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s new president. After being sworn in by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Heigelmann reflected on the Chambers successes of the past and how it will shape its future. “Let me begin by...

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Nantucket Light Ship Part of Super Bowl Lore

February 5, 2014
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Nantucket Light Ship Part of Super Bowl Lore

It has become an East Boston landmark and on Sunday it became part of Super Bowl history. The Nantucket Lightship LV-612, which is usually docked here in Eastie at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, spent the weekend docked in lower Manhattan after a corporate client that attended the Super Bowl between...

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Police Confiscate Guns in Vallar St. Residence

February 5, 2014
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Boston Police seized two guns in East Boston over the weekend and four more throughout Boston as officers have stepped up patrols in Boston neighborhoods following a rash of deadly shootings. Police confiscated the firearms on Vallar Street in Eastie Saturday night while responding to a fight and a report of shots fired. Police...

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2 Medical Marijuana Centers in Boston

February 5, 2014
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On Friday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced they had  approved 20 medical marijuama dispensaries statewide. The DPH has the authority to approve up to 35 in the state. The DPH only approved two dispensaries in all of Suffolk County. The two approved in Suffolk County are Good Chemistry of Massachusetts, Inc. 364...

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