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Obituaries 09-23-2014

September 29, 2014
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Joan Russo New England Telephone Retiree Joan G. (Connolly) Russo of East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 18. She was 81 years old. Joan was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the mid 1950s. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a telephone operator for New...

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MGC Gives Casino License to Wynn

September 20, 2014
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MGC Gives Casino License to Wynn

It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. The vote ended up 3-1 to give it to Wynn, mostly based on jobs numbers and economic development benefits. Those...

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Development at Suffolk Downs

September 20, 2014
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The long-awaited decision from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has come and Everett is the winner.  What seemed like an incredible long shot when Everett’s Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Steve Wynn was looking at a site in Everett back in December 2012 for a hotel-casino now is just a small step from reality....

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ZUMIX 5K Road Race is Set for this Weekend

September 20, 2014
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This weekend Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, will hold its 4th Annual Run 2 the Beat 5K Road Race. At 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21 runners will take off from Piers Park at 108 Marginal Street and the flat and fast racecourse take the runners through Eastie’s incredible...

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Obituaries 09-17-2014

September 20, 2014
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Rita Tritto Boston Crossing Guard For More Than 25 Years Rita T. (Fabiano) Tritto of East Boston passed away on Sunday, September 14. She was 81 years old. She was a Crossing Guard for the City of Boston for over 25 years. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Tritto, she was the loving...

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EBNHC To Hold Forum On Keeping Heart Healthy

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...

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Sports 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Jets lose home opener, 30-0 The East Boston High football team kicked off the season with a disappointing home opening loss to Latin Academy last Friday evening.  The Dragons scored in the first quarter and had a commanding lead at 22-0 at halftime.  Neither team scored in the third.  A fourth quarter touchdown had...

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Obituaries 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Louis ‘Red’ Schraffa US Postal Service Retiree Louis A. “Red” Schraffa of East Boston died on September 3. Red” was a Vietnam Era veteran of the US Army and a retired 33 year employee of the US Postal Service- Back Bay Annex. The beloved husband of Lillian A. “Lilly” (Scalfani) and the son of...

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Sports 09-03-2014

September 3, 2014
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East Boston High Jets gear up for the fall football season With a new field to play on and renovations to Sartori Stadium nearing completion, the EBHS football team will clash with Latin Academy for game one on Friday evening, September 5 at 6 p.m. Its year two of a new play-off system for...

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Obituaries 09-03-2014

September 3, 2014
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Dr. Robert Sbordone Javelin Champion, Published Author, Famed Clinical Neuropyschologist Dr Robert J. Sbordone of Laguna Beach, California passed away on August 3 in Mission Viejo, California. He is survived by his brother Richard Sbordone of Winthrop, cousins and many friends throughout the United States. Bob was raised in East Boston and attended Boston...

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