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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 11, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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Zumix Concert Series

July 11, 2014
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Last Sunday Zumix kicked off its annual Summer Concert Series at Piers Park. Thanks to Eastie’s popular youth performing arts center these Sunday afternoon concerts have been something residents look forward to each summer. The venue at Piers Park with its sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and skyline, one couldn’t ask for a...

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Obituaries 07-09-2014

July 11, 2014
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Lorraine Tunnera Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel Retiree Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera died unexpectedly on July 3 after being stricken at her Revere home and brought to the Mass. General Hospital. She was 74 years old. Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was a 1958 graduate of Boston Girls High. After marrying Francis...

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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

July 3, 2014
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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

For the past month, Frank Spolsino has spent his lunch hour volunteering for East Boston Main Streets, sweeping the sidewalks around Maverick Square.  When asked about his motivation, Frank observes, “I live here, and it’s nicer when it’s clean!” Litter in East Boston’s business district has been an issue for many years and, over...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Local Officials Seek to Have MGC Hold off Casino Decision

July 3, 2014
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On the heels of two East Boston elected officials calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold off granting gaming licenses until after the statewide ballot question is held in November, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the growing chorus last Thursday afternoon. “Today, I will file a stay with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, requesting that...

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Obituaries 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Horn Of East Boston Roberta T. “Bobbie” (Smith) Horn of East Boston died on June 29. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Horn; proud mother of Susan M. Horn and her husband, Marc Fournier of East Boston, Daniel Horn and his wife, Denise of Andover and Jennifer A McHugh and her...

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The SJC Ruling

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Angela’s Cafe Caught up in the World Cup

June 25, 2014
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It was World Cup fever at Angela’s Cafe on Lexington Street as Mexico took on Croatia Monday afternoon in Brazil. With $1 tacos and $2 beers during game play, Mexico and World Cup fans alike watched the match that saw Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 in an exciting game. “That was a great win,” said...

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Obituaries 06-25-2014

June 25, 2014
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John Bickford, Sr. Of Gardner, formerly of East Boston John H. Bickford, Sr. of Gardner, formerly of Peabody, East Boston and Cambridge, died on June 22. He was the beloved husband of Arlene M. (Amarosi); father of John Jr. of Gardner and Craig and his wife, Melissa of Winchendon; grandfather of Andrea, John “Buddy,”...

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