Monthly Archives: May 2017

East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

May 13, 2017
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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

By John Lynds Last Monday, East Boston residents Justin Pasquariello began work as the new Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers. Pasquariello replaces longtime former Executive Director John Kelly who retired last month after three decades of service. Pasquariello was born and raised in Arlington to adopted parents but remained in close...

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Sumner Tolls Gone, New Configuration Will Take Some Time to Get Use To

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Call state work in progress. MassDOT finished removing the Sumner Tunnel toll booths over the weekend ahead of schedule and opened the toll plaza’s new configuration in time for the Monday morning commute. However, what followed was a traffic nightmare for many residents. It took nearly 40 minutes Monday to transverse...

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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast Set for May 25

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds On Thursday May 25 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. local businessman Joseph Ruggiero will host the Eighth Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club Camp Scholarship Breakfast at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston.  Tickets for the event are still on sale and the Salesians need the community’s...

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City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Appoints East Boston Resident Gabriela Coletta as Campaign Manager

May 13, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, a Boston City Council District 1 candidate and public interest attorney, announced that Gabriela Coletta, a lifelong East Boston resident with political experience in local and statewide campaigns, was named manager of the District 1 campaign. “Gabriela’s knowledge of the district and political savvy positions her to lead my campaign for Boston...

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Mangia! Milano’s Deli to Appear on Phantom Gourmet

May 13, 2017
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By Kate Anslinger One of Winthrop’s residents has recently had a touch of celebrity. East Boston’s Milano’s Deli owner and operator, Vinny Caraglia, was scouted by the hit show Phantom Gourmet. The show focuses on highlighting local restaurants that stand out for their exquisite food and cozy atmosphere. Caraglia and his father, Giuseppe, have...

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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2017
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How accurate are the predictions   As I read the page one news story on the upcoming Climate Ready East Boston workshop later this month,  I needed to laugh reading about  some of the conclusions in a recent report. I am not a climate change denier. I am fully educated as to the role...

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Congratulations,Coach Sousa

May 13, 2017
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We congratulate former East Boston High School football coach John Sousa on his induction in to the Massachusetts State Football Coaches Hall of Fame. This award is a much-deserved honor for one of the greatest coaches in state history and a man who was so highly respected by his colleagues in the profession. Coaching...

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East Boston Baseball Clinches State Tournament Berth:Arinella’s Jets Are 9-1 at Midway Point

May 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School baseball team has clinched a berth in the MIAA Tournament but first-year coach Jeff Arinella and the surprising Jets are continuing toward other goals after a superb 9-1 start. The tournament-clincher was a May 3 victory over Madison Park but the Jets have showed their mettle...

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Obituaries 05-10-2017

May 13, 2017
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Helen D’Agostino Of East Boston Helen D’Agostino of East Boston died on Saturday, May 6. She was 69 years old. The beloved wife of the late Joseph D’Agostino, she was the devoted mother of Walter Wythe and his wife, Maria of Medfield, Donald Wythe of East Boston, Barbara Perez and her husband, Alex of...

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East Boston’s Love Your Block Cleanup

May 5, 2017
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East Boston’s Love Your Block Cleanup

Maya Bond got in on the action during Saturday’s East Boston ‘Love Your Block’ cleanup. Bond helped mulch trees inside Putnam Square Park during the cleanup.

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