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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

February 10, 2011
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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Jerry Zullo, a longtime businessman who owned several restaurants in East Boston for nearly a half a century, died on Saturday, February 5 following complication from pneumonia at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. Mr. Zullo was born and raised in Chelsea and attended schools there until the eighth grade. Mr....

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EBSB Reports Significant Gains

February 10, 2011
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EBSB Reports Significant Gains

-By Joshua Resnek The year of 2010 was a great year for Meridian Interstate Bancorp, the owner of the East Boston Savings Bank. Company officials said business was up substantially and especially at the bank’s East Boston locations this year. Fourth quarter results and year-end results released last week revealed an upward trend in...

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Ecco Plans a Special Four-course Dinner

February 10, 2011
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Ecco Plans a Special Four-course Dinner

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Building on a successful New Year’s Eve fixed dinner and new head chef, owners of Ecco Restaurant and Lounge onPorter Street in East Boston is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner on Monday, February 14. The $60 per person prefixed four course meal offers an appetizer, second course of soup or...

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Police Briefs 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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January 31 John Shea of 148 Saratoga Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding parole violation. February 1 No arrests. February 2 No arrests. February 3 Ira Jones of 49 Elmore Street, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with possession of Class D drugs with intent to distribute within 1000ft of a school zone....

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Basile on the Rise- Rep earns a key post from the speaker

February 10, 2011
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Representative Carlo Basile has received an important post from the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. This does not come as a surprise. Basile is a loyal soldier for the speaker and the speaker has returned the support by showing that he, too, is loyal to those who are loyal to him. This is...

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Bad Timing- A strike at Suffolk Downs won’t Help anyone

February 10, 2011
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If ever a strike by some employees of Suffolk Downs was ill-advised, it is ill-advised right now. Horse racing at Suffolk Downs is not a right. It is a business. And as a business, it has been struggling for quite some time. Striking right now – disrupting the track’s vastly depleted gambling revenues by...

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Obituaries 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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Dorothea Saulnier Retired Special Needs Teacher Dorothea ( Musi ) Saulnier of Saugus, formerly East Boston, died on February 7. A retired special needs teacher in the Boston Public Schools, she was the beloved wife of the late Henry Saulnier; loving mother of Henry Saulnier and his wife, Gail, of Saugus, Dorothea “Gerry” Millerick...

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Snowwhere to Park

February 2, 2011
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Snowwhere to Park

john@eastietimes.com With each passing storm it’s getting harder and harder to park in East Boston for residents living on streets that are subjected to the city’s parking ban during snowstorms. People along major arteries like Bennington, Chelsea and Meridian Streets usually don’t cringe when Mayor Thomas Menino declares a snow emergency. For many residents...

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Horseman’s Association Rejects Simulcast Bid

February 2, 2011
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Horseman’s Association Rejects Simulcast Bid

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s no secret around here that Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston has seen better days. The finically strappedthoroughbred racetrack has been bleeding money each year holding out hope that a casino gaming bill will be the racetrack’s saving grace to shore up horse racing and the track’s revenue. Committed...

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Hanging in the Balance

February 2, 2011
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Hanging in the Balance

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There’s an effort underway by the Friends of the Library group in East Boston to make sure the historic paintings that currently hangs in the Meridian Street branch of the Boston Public Library remain in the community and have ample space to be displayed once the new library is constructed on...

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