Monthly Archives: December 2015

LaMattina,City Council Lifts BYOB Ban in Eastie

December 24, 2015
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Last week, the Boston City Council voted in favor of lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in East Boston. The bill, introduced by At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, would allow patrons to restaurants with 30 seats or less...

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Di Pietro Elected New Chamber President

December 24, 2015
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Longtime East Boston Chamber of Commerce Officer Marisa Di Pietro was elected as the Chamber’s new president during elections held last week. Di Pietro, East Boston Social Centers Development Director, will take over the presidency from Scott Heigelmann who has served since February 2014. “I am very humbled and honored to have been elected...

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EOEA Ruling:Massport Must Provide Full EIR for Terminal E Project

December 24, 2015
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Secretary Matthew Beaton of Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEA) ruled this week  that Massport must provide the state with a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Terminal E project following  comment letters calling for a full EIR. Massport, who was going through the MEPA (Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act) review process,...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Mayor’s Cup Youth Hockey Tournament Begins

December 24, 2015
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Boston’s youth hockey players was  ready for action as the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament on Sunday, December 20. Hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with support from presenting sponsor the Boston Bruins Foundation and additional support from P&G Gillette, teams from throughout Boston participate in this citywide tournament to vie for...

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Obituaries 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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Diana Russo Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Diana (Cardone) Russo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 20. Born and raised in Chelsea and a long time member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone,  the beloved wife of the late Thomas A.;...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 17, 2015
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Breakfast with Santa

The Hilton Garden Inn hosted a Breakfast With Santa event Sunday at the hotel on Boardman Street. Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast and had the opportunity to greet Santa Claus. In the photo above Dina Acevedo and her grandson, David Hernandez, meet Santa Claus in the special reception area.

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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

December 17, 2015
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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

Mayor Martin Walsh joined East Boston families Saturday night in Orient Heights Square for the Annual Orient Heights Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade sponsored by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce and Todisco Towing. The event also included free food, performances and a special visit from Santa.

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