Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ahoy There … Shiver My Timbers

June 25, 2015
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Ahoy There … Shiver My Timbers

Storyteller Norah Dooley waxed poetic about Pirate adventures on the high seas – as well as the possibility of buried treasure – on Constitution Beach last Thursday evening during a Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Eastie YMCA and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) campfire program. Some of the youngsters were lucky enough to...

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Community Comes Together to Fight Substance Abuse

June 25, 2015
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Community Comes Together to Fight Substance Abuse

Last Tuesday night Senator Anthony Petruccelli hosted the first meeting of a task force that will tackle the topic of substance abuse in the neighborhood at East Boston High School. The meeting was sponsored by Petruccelli with the help of City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Adrian Madaro and the East Boston Neighborhood Health...

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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

June 25, 2015
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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

The City of Boston’s Public Facilities Commission granted developers of the Boston East Site on Border Street an extension to get the development off the ground through December. Lisa Pollack, Chief Communication Officer for the City of Boston, said the extension was granted because securing the Chapter 91 license for the project took longer...

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ABBA Makes Its Debut in East Boston

June 25, 2015
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ABBA (Angry Boston Board of Abutters) says it’s here to help East Boston residents on issues that go before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (BOA). The local group, founded by East Boston community activist Renee MacLean with the aid of community activist Gail Miller and others, is trying to gain some notice in...

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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ Esposito 20-year cook/baker at East Boston Central Catholic School; known for her amazing cookies Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ (Giordano) Esposito passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 19 in Danvers. She was 71 years old. Born on April 1, 1944 to Anthony and Antonetta Giordano, she married James Esposito...

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Relay for Life

June 18, 2015
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Relay for Life

On Friday evening into Saturday morning at East Boston Stadium, local cancer survivors joined the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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Local Radio Host Arrested for Operating Under the Influence

June 18, 2015
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East Boston resident, radio personality and author who has spent her career defending law enforcement officials found herself in some hot water with one last week. Michele McPhee, 47, of East Boston, and host of WMEX AM !510 was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer...

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NOAH Organized Neighborhood Program to Share Climate Knowledge

June 18, 2015
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With climate experts predicting more dramatic climate swings such as 10 times more damage to property as a result of severe storms by the end of the century, annual rainfall levels expected to increase in Massachusetts by almost 15 percent by the end of the century and with extreme precipitation also expected to increase...

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Series of Meetings for Orient Heights Housing Development Begin

June 18, 2015
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Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle and Trinity Financial’s Mathieu Zahler held the first in a series of community meetings regarding the Orient Heights Housing Development since Trinity was picked as developer last week to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting, McGonagle announced that both...

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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

June 18, 2015
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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

Michael Ascolillo, a lifelong East Boston resident and one of the most sought after tattoo artists of his generation, has died. Ascolillo, affectionately known in Eastie as ‘Asco’ or ‘Mikey’, died unexpectedly following complications from heart valve surgery on Saturday, June 13. He was 37 years old. Mikey was born and raised in Jeffries...

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