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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Remembering Two East Boston Community Leaders

July 21, 2014
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The opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at Sen. Michael LoPresti Sr. Park and the re-dedication of the Anna DeFronzo Sr. Center are a reaffirmation of their legendary status in the East Boston community. Michael LoPresti Sr. was a well-known political figure who had a distinguished career in the Mass. State Senate. He...

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Obituaries 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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Charles ‘Choo Choo Charlie’ Catino Retired Truck Driver Charles Catino (fondly nicknamed “Charlie The Snake/Choo Choo Charlie” Catino), a lifelong resident of East Boston living most of his life at 143 Cottage Street, died on July 7 at Boston Medical Center. A US Army veteran of World War II who served from 1943 to 1945,...

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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

July 11, 2014
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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will return for its seventh season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. Farmers’ will be at Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. now through October. Community...

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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 11, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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Walsh Ready to Make Deal with Mohegan Sun

July 11, 2014
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After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in neighboring Revere. While Walsh’s...

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Basile, Chamber Seek Summer Jobs for Kids

July 11, 2014
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With summer in full swing State Representative Carlo Basile and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce are redoubling their efforts to put local kids to work. At the recent Chamber “Eastie is Open for Business” event Basile and Chamber President Scott Heigelmann again asked for chamber members and local businesses to hire a part-time...

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Massport Budget to Help Fund Local Groups

July 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Port Authority will continue funding the East Boston Foundation as part of its recently approved Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Continuation of funding to the Foundation as well as spending on the East Boston Greenway Connector and existing parks will total over $3 million for Eastie. The Massport section of the East Boston...

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Zumix Concert Series

July 11, 2014
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Last Sunday Zumix kicked off its annual Summer Concert Series at Piers Park. Thanks to Eastie’s popular youth performing arts center these Sunday afternoon concerts have been something residents look forward to each summer. The venue at Piers Park with its sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and skyline, one couldn’t ask for a...

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Obituaries 07-09-2014

July 11, 2014
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Lorraine Tunnera Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel Retiree Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera died unexpectedly on July 3 after being stricken at her Revere home and brought to the Mass. General Hospital. She was 74 years old. Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was a 1958 graduate of Boston Girls High. After marrying Francis...

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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

July 3, 2014
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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

For the past month, Frank Spolsino has spent his lunch hour volunteering for East Boston Main Streets, sweeping the sidewalks around Maverick Square.  When asked about his motivation, Frank observes, “I live here, and it’s nicer when it’s clean!” Litter in East Boston’s business district has been an issue for many years and, over...

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