Monthly Archives: December 2015

Officials Seek Further Review of Terminal E Project

December 17, 2015
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Officials Seek Further Review of Terminal E Project

In a joint letter to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EAA) East Boston’s three elected officials, following a chorus of growing concern in the community to Massport’s plans to expand Terminal E,  are asking for several compromises from Massport and the EEA regarding the project. Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Rep. Adrian Madaro...

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Public Interest Attorney Lydia Edwards Announces Her Run for State Senate

December 17, 2015
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Public Interest Attorney Lydia Edwards Announces Her Run for State Senate

East Boston advocate for domestic workers, working families, immigrants and the disabled launches campaign Boston, MA – Lydia Edwards, a public interest attorney and union member at Greater Boston Legal Services and East Boston resident, has announced that she is running for State Senator for the First Suffolk and Middlesex district. State Senator Anthony...

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Loftel Project Approved by the BRA

December 17, 2015
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Loftel Project Approved by the BRA

Following votes in favor of the East Boston Loftel project by both the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project at its meeting last week. The $20 million projects plans to convert the old industrial building on the corner of Porter...

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Maria Roccadella Roberto Passed Away December 8

December 17, 2015
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Maria Roccadella (Palumbo) Roberto, the matriarch of the Roberto family and the glue that held the Spinelli’s enterprise together for over 30 years, has died. Mrs. Roberto died peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Tuesday, December 8. Mrs. Roberto immigrated from Groppo, Italy when she was 25 years old and settled...

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Sending a Positive Message

December 17, 2015
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Nationally, the curse of drug abuse in today’s society seems to many to be out of control.  One hears of star high school athletes who get addicted to first pain medications then stronger opioids as they are prescribed medications for an injury. In Charlestown, one hears about the increasing prevalence of drug addictions by...

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Eastie Aquajets Fall to Rival Latin Academy

December 17, 2015
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In what is getting to be an all too familiar refrain for Coach Dave Arinella and the East Boston High School AquaJets coed swim team, Eastie was bested by Latin Academy 56-46 last Friday during the two teams’ annual rivalry meet. With Coach Arinella heading into his 36th year as Eastie’s swim coach, he...

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Obituaries 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Fannnie Campochiaro Long time owner of Shelby Market in Orient Heights; known for her often replicated, never duplicated, biscotti and meatballs Fannie (DeBole) Campochiaro, of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at Sawtelle Family Hospice House on December 11. She was 98 years old. Born in Wakefield on December 31, 1916, Fannie...

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Mayor’s Trolley Tour

December 10, 2015
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Mayor’s Trolley Tour

Mayor Martin Walsh begins the countdown with East Boston residents to light the Christmas Tree in Maverick Square on Sunday.

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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

December 10, 2015
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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced that he will resign effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector. Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new member of their...

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Eastie Looks to Fill Petruccelli’s Seat

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Senator Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring. Already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign sometime in January. The seat has remained anchored in East Boston since Judge Mario Umana won the seat...

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