Monthly Archives: June 2014

Y’s SFSP Keeps Children Fed During Summer

June 25, 2014
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Y’s SFSP Keeps Children Fed During Summer

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year may be out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. The Y kicked off the summer season with its annual Beach...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 25, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on keeping or repealing the casino...

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Andy Vo Receives Fellowship Award

June 25, 2014
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East Boston resident and former Ward Fellow for the City of Boston, Andy Vo was recently awarded the 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Vo is a Bachelor of Arts candidate in global affairs–international security track–at Yale University and is expected to graduate in May...

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The SJC Ruling

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Angela’s Cafe Caught up in the World Cup

June 25, 2014
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It was World Cup fever at Angela’s Cafe on Lexington Street as Mexico took on Croatia Monday afternoon in Brazil. With $1 tacos and $2 beers during game play, Mexico and World Cup fans alike watched the match that saw Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 in an exciting game. “That was a great win,” said...

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Obituaries 06-25-2014

June 25, 2014
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John Bickford, Sr. Of Gardner, formerly of East Boston John H. Bickford, Sr. of Gardner, formerly of Peabody, East Boston and Cambridge, died on June 22. He was the beloved husband of Arlene M. (Amarosi); father of John Jr. of Gardner and Craig and his wife, Melissa of Winchendon; grandfather of Andrea, John “Buddy,”...

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Basile Calls on Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Delay Awarding Casino Licenses until Voters Have Their Say

June 25, 2014
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East Boston, MA – Democratic State Rep. Carlo Basile released the following statement today after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a question on repealing casino gaming in Massachusetts will be on the ballot this fall: “I applaud the Supreme Judicial Court for allowing the people to vote on this important issue. Last fall,...

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JPNA Gives Nod to 245 Sumner St.

June 17, 2014
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JPNA Gives Nod to 245 Sumner St.

A large mixed-use development project on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets that will become the new gateway to Jeffries Point was approved by the neighborhood council Monday night. After the developer of the 245 Sumner St. project addressed residents’ concerns of height, density and style, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted...

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Volunteers from Deloitte Help in Clean-up

June 17, 2014
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Dozens of volunteers from Deloitte, a Boston tax and accounting firm, descended on the Condor Street Urban Wild and the Our Garden Open Space on Border Street last week to help beautify and transform those public places during the company’s annual IMPACT Day. “The group arrived with plants, mulch, compost and an incredible work...

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Officials Meet with Massport on Health Study

June 17, 2014
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East Boston’s elected officials and elected officials from neighboring communities met with Massport last week to discuss the recent Logan Health Study findings by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile were joined by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) and reported that...

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