Monthly Archives: September 2015

From Triple Decker to Corner Office

September 10, 2015
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From Triple Decker to Corner Office

Richard J. Gavegnano is not your typical Chairman, CEO and President of a $3.3 billion financial institution.  Looking back he has come a long way from his early years of growing up in East Boston with a single mother and Italian immigrant grandparents. As a kid, growing up in a triple decker on Neptune...

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East Boston Stabbing Victim Named

September 10, 2015
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Investigators have released the name of the East Boston teen found to be apparently stabbed to death on the shoreline of Constitution Beach Monday morning. According to Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jake Wark, the deceased was 15-year-old Wilson Martinez of East Boston. State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County D.A. Daniel Conley’s...

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Fran Rowan,Longtime Community Leader Dies at 79

September 10, 2015
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Fran Rowan,Longtime Community Leader Dies at 79

Fran Rowan, who spent a lifetime selflessly helping the people of East Boston with kindness and charity, has died. Rowan, a local legend who possessed the uncanny ability to make most people around her believe in the causes she was fighting for because those causes were simply the right thing to do, died on...

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Mi Pueblito Opens Second Location in Orient Heights

September 10, 2015
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Mi Pueblito Opens Second Location in Orient Heights

In a little over a decade the building at 964 Saratoga St has seen four restaurants open and close–some to the delight of neighbors. For the past decade, with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some trouble establishments. Fights, loud...

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Senator Petruccelli, Senator Tarr Set Record Straight Over MassGOP Accusations

September 10, 2015
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The state’s Republican Party’s attempt to highlight partisan politics during the budget process has backfired and both Democrat State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Republican State Senator Bruce Tarr are setting the record straight. Last week the MassGOP released a press release with the headline, “Petruccelli’s Shady, Wasteful Earmark Exposed By Baker Veto”. The state...

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Remembering Community Leader Fran Rowan

September 10, 2015
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There is no corner that does not have Fran Rowan’s imprint on it. From the Meridian House that now bears her name to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to the Atlantic Works Artist Building on Border Street that is home to the East Boston Artists Group to Zumix or to the countless people...

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East Boston High School Football Season Begins

September 10, 2015
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The East Boston High football season gets underway this week.  The Jets will travel over to Jamaica Plain and clash with English High at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11.  Practice began on August 24 with a good turnout of new and returning players.  Thus far, two have been designated captains: Edwin Munguia and...

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Obituaries 09-09-2015

September 10, 2015
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Angela Scafati Former Revere resident Angela A. (DiGregorio) Scafati in Melrose, formerly of Saugus and Revere, died on September 5 after a long and courageous battle with illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pulitano and the late Silvio Scafati; devoted mother of Ann Louise Cardello and her husband, Billy of...

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Summer Fun on the Harbor

September 2, 2015
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Summer Fun on the Harbor

Piers Park Sailing Center closed out its summer program for East Boston kids last week. The free sailing program ran from July through August 28 where hundreds of local kids ages 9 and older took advantage of the program that teaches the fundamentals of sailing. Here a group of kids return to port after an...

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Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Set for Sept. 3

September 2, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and Countdown to Kindergarten along with the East Boston Social Centers, EBYMCA, Little Folks, Head Start, the Boston Police, and the MBTA will host the 15th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade. With the help of many groups and individuals and the generosity of local merchants every child in East Boston...

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