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2018 February | East Boston Times-Free Press | Page 4

Monthly Archives: February 2018

City Grant to Support Zumix Concert Series, Events at Zumix Firehouse

February 9, 2018
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Last week Mayor Martin Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) and the Mass Cultural Council announced Zumix will be one of 181 Boston arts organizations that will share $472,955 in 2018 Boston Cultural Council organizational grants. The City of Boston contributed $300,000 in...

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EHCA Votes on Several Items Last Wednesday

February 9, 2018
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Last Wednesday night, members of the Eagle Hill Civic Association voted on several agenda at the groups January meeting. First up, members voted 20 to 1 in favor of Jennifer Coppenrath’s plan to legalize the existing occupancy at 512-514 Saratoga St. to one commercial space with two residential units above.  It is already being...

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St Joseph-St Lazarus Parish Partners with American Red Cross to Host Blood Drive

February 9, 2018
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At this time of year severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses like the flu can prevent regular donors from giving blood to the American Red Cross. Last Wednesday parishioners from St. Joseph-St, Lazarus Church joined forces with the American Red Cross to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients. Parishioner Jayne Biagiotti, a...

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East Boston Savings Bank Awards $1,000 to Seventh Grader for Her Patriotism in Saving the American Flag

February 9, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank’s President and CEO, Richard Gavegnano invited seventh  grader, Ashley Reardon to the bank’s Peabody Headquarters where he presented her with a community scholarship of $1,000 for retrieving an American flag she found entangled high in a tree.  Reardon, a Saugus resident and 7th grader at St. Mary’s School in Melrose,...

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Police Briefs 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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District Seven Police Report January 29, 2018 Around 01:15 am in the area of 127 Maverick Street, a White Hispanic Male with an address in Revere Ma, was arrested and charged with Destruction or Injury to Personal Property. Around 01:20 am in the area of 217 East Eagle Street, a White Female with an...

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Letter to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Not a fan of seaplanes Dear Editor, Amazon thinking about seaplanes in Boston Harbor in creating its new Headquarters 2, has caused quite a stir among East Boston residents and some of our elected officials (Possibility of seaplanes in harbor being touted as part of amazon bid, East Boston Times, January 31). For many...

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Obituaries 02-07-2018

February 9, 2018
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Gabriel “Steve” Festa Of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston Gabriel S. “Steve” Festa of Malden, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died recently. He was the beloved husband for over 45 years to Gail M. (DeMattia) Festa; loving son of Gaetano D. Festa and his deceased wife, Mary (Moscatelli) Festa. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and...

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NU Chapter:Katz is Closing His Tire and Auto Repair Business

February 2, 2018
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NU Chapter:Katz is Closing His Tire and Auto Repair Business

Bob Katz, owner of Nu-Tread Tire and Auto Service in East Boston, is closing up his store today,  concluding his distinguished 46-year career in the industry. Katz, a 2017 inductee in New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) Hall of Fame, said he is in the process of selling his property located at 1...

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Baker Calls for Another Increase to EITC Program

February 2, 2018
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For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes year after year. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, runs an annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program at its office on Meridian Street. Qualified, hard-working, low-wage workers often receive significant EITC...

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