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Summer Arrives: Things Are Happening All Around Us

June 22, 2011
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Tuesday was the first day of summer, a moment in time marking the earth’s exact position with the sun on its axis, which is ever changing. In other words – the summer is here. The light lasts longer during the day. Until almost 8:30 p.m. there is light. There is also heat and the...

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Eastie Connection: Dimasi and the Neighborhood

June 22, 2011
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Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi was convicted of seven out of nine charges in Federal Court last week, thus ending a very sorry chapter in his life. He awaits sentencing. Once the most powerful and popular legislators in the state, he is now almost entirely a man alone awaiting his fate at...

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Knights Get Back into the Win Column

June 22, 2011
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–By Julie Bellavia Special to The Times-Free Press After a rough start to the month of June, the East Boston Knights got back on track Friday, June 17 at East Boston Stadium vs. the rival Brighton Minutemen. n their biggest game yet, the team showed what Knights’ baseball is all about.¬† The Knights were...

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Obituaries 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Edith LoVerme East Boston resident Edith (Luiso) LoVerme of Orient Heights East Boston died on June 20. She was the beloved wife of John P. LoVerne Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving mother of Lucille Johnson and her husband, Leroy, East Boston, Charles LoVerme and his wife, Stella, of Medford...

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The First Pick-up will be in Jeffries Point

June 15, 2011
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The First Pick-up will be in Jeffries Point

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s no secret that East Boston has long struggled with the daily occurrence of trash and litter on its streets. While there has been some major improvements in the overall appearance of the neighborhood streets through new initiatives like adding more barrels, educating residents and business owners about proper trash...

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Joseph Ruggiero Sr., Printer and a Patriarch of Popular Eastie Family

June 15, 2011
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Joseph Ruggiero Sr., Printer and a Patriarch of Popular Eastie Family

–By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Joseph L. Ruggiero Sr., who began a career in printing with the East Boston Times in the 1950s and was the patriarch of a prominent East Boston family, has died. Mr. Ruggiero, who had battled health issues this past year died on Friday, June 10 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing...

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NOAH Honors People for their Support of Trinity House

June 15, 2011
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NOAH Honors People for their Support of Trinity House

–By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Next week, East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will pay tribute to longtime residents and activists who have given much of their lives to the betterment of the community through their support of Trinity House programs. On June 22 at 5 p.m. at the Trinity House on Meridian Street,...

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Business Owner, Volunteer are Recognized by EBMS

June 15, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) business owners and volunteers were well represented at last week’s 15th Annual Boston Main Streets Awards dinner at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Honored at last week’s ceremony hosted by local radio personality Ron Della Chiesa were Eastie’s own Beda...

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All-around Good Job: Woody’s Withdraws Expansion Proposal

June 15, 2011
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In the end, Eastie’s Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Senator Anthony Petruccelli had much to do with Woody’s Liquors taking their expansion plan off the table for now. It was a good piece of neighborhood-community work for LaMattina and Petruccelli, and for Mayor Thomas Menino, all of whom voiced concern about whether or...

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Joe Ruggiero: A Loyal Friend to East Boston

June 15, 2011
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The death of Joe Ruggiero Sr. at 77 is a loss for the neighborhood. He was a special kind of man. He could walk into a room with dignitaries, politicians and wealthy and powerful individuals and he would be the one that everyone would remember. He had a great personality. He made people feel...

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