Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Right Fit for the Eastie Court: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Newest Chief Justice

April 30, 2014
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A Right Fit for the Eastie Court: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Newest Chief Justice

When looking for his replacement as First Chief Justice of the East Boston Municipal Court, Chief Justice Robert Ronquillo said he wanted someone with care and compassion that would take the court here to the next level. Ronquillo said he found these qualities in the Honorable John E. McDonald Jr. Judge McDonald was sworn...

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November Showdown: Myers Looking to Take on Basile for Rep. Seat

April 30, 2014
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November Showdown: Myers Looking to Take on Basile for Rep. Seat

Celeste Myers, co-founder of the group that helped sway voters in East Boston to vote ‘no’ on the casino question here, has pulled papers to take on incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile during the November 2014 state election. Running as an un-enrolled candidate, Myers, who founded No East Casino, the grassroots group that opposed...

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East Boston Is Hot Market for People Seeking Real Estate

April 30, 2014
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This week realtors John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia compiled their list of the hottest towns in the state. East Boston not only ranked number 13 on the list but also was considered the hottest town in all of Boston. While Raynham took the top spot on McGeough and Lamacchia’s 2014 list, Eastie ranked just...

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HarborArts Founder Responds to Controversy

April 30, 2014
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East Boston HarborArts founder Steve Israel is responding to the controversy surrounding alleged financial improprieties by the non-profit’s Executive Director Matt Pollock. The East Boston Times reported that some board members have accused Pollock of manipulating the funds and misappropriating the bookkeeping at HarborArts. This development has led to the resignation of several key...

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Wounded Vet Run

April 30, 2014
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Congratulations to Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday that brought 3,000 motorcycles through Eastie to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was emotional and impressive. Army...

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Suffolk Downs Opens Season on Saturday

April 30, 2014
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The 2014 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will begin on Saturday, May 3, the same day as the 140th Kentucky Derby, the track announced today. In addition to live racing, the track will host its fifth annual “Boston’s Biggest and Best Kentucky Derby Party” with wagering on the Kentucky Derby simulcast and an...

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Obituaries 04-30-2014

April 30, 2014
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Frank ‘Barney’ Maniscalco Late Proprietor of Barney’s Pool Hall of Chelsea Frank J. “Barney” Maniscalco, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on April 25. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the late proprietor of Barney’s Pool Hall in Chelsea. He was the beloved husband of 59 years of the...

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Zumix to Take Part in Walk for Music

April 23, 2014
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Zumix to Take Part in Walk for Music

On Sunday, April 27 Zumix will participate in Boston’s annual Walk for Music fundraiser, which brings music organizations from all over the city together to help raise money for local arts programs. Over 200 participants, parents, staff, and supporters will march with Zumix in the two-mile walk around the Fenway area. So far Zumix...

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LaMattina Says Ferry and Projects Boom for Eastie

April 23, 2014
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LaMattina Says Ferry and Projects Boom for Eastie

City Councilor LaMattina has pointed to waterfront development in Eastie at Portside at Pier One and the future ferry that will shuttle residents from the neighborhood to points in Charlestown and South Boston’s Innovation District as huge game changers for the neighborhood. “There is huge potential to really make our harbor the crowning jewel...

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FPCU Celebrating 90th Anniversary

April 23, 2014
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FPCU Celebrating 90th Anniversary

President and CEO of First Priority Bob Bartol is presented with certificates of appreciation from Adrian Madaro of Rep. Carlo Basile’s office and City Councilor Sal LaMattina for 90 years of service as FPCU employees look on.

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