Monthly Archives: January 2015

On The Campaign Trail

January 11, 2015
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Celeste Myers will not run  for state representative seat Well-known East Boston resident and activist Celeste Myers said she will not be a candidate for state representative in the special election for the seat held by State Rep. Carlo Basile, who has accepted a position in Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s administration. Five candidates, Adrian Madaro,...

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Good Luck Carlo Basile in Your New Position

January 11, 2015
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We can only imagine how proud State Rep. Carlo Basile and his family are as he begins his new position in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. It is an esteemed honor to be called upon by the Governor to serve all the residents of the Commonwealth and we laud Governor-Elect Baker for recognizing...

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Suffolk Downs Gets Last Minute Save on Simulcasting Deadline

January 11, 2015
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Suffolk Downs received last minute approval of state legislation that allowed them to open for simulcasting on Jan. 1 amidst a great deal of uncertainty that went down to the wire. Last minute legislation championed by House Speaker Bob DeLeo seemed to have kept the track in the race for the time being. As...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Sports 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Highest honors for “The Hawk” Halas inducted in Hall of Fame   By Cary Shuman By the time Richie “Hawk” Halas was a senior at Chelsea High School, he had already made appearances on Jim Britt’s “Winning Pins”  and Don Gillis’ “Candlepin Bowling” television shows. Halas, who now bowls out of Central Park Lanes...

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Obituaries 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Kenneth ‘Kenny’ White Harley Davidson Enthusiast and Born Again Christian; Member of NRA and Teamsters Kenneth “Kenny” U. White of Epsom, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 21 in Salem, NH. He was 65 years old. Born in Boston, the son of the late Everett and Rose White and the beloved husband of...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Hosting an Ice Sculpture

January 4, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) are hosting an Ice Sculpture for the First Night New Year’s Celebration in Boston! Come see the Sculpture on December 31st or January 1st – take a selfie with the sculpture and post it to EBNHC’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/ebnhc) and you could...

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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire Dec. 31

January 4, 2015
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...

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