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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns  for the current fiscal year.  For Boston, this...

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Police Briefs 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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November 19th 2012 A Hispanic female was arrested and charged with domestic assault & providing a false name to police officers. A Hispanic male was arrested and charged with a sexual assault. November 20th 2102 Joseph Anthony Engebretson of 28 Pearl Street, Everett was arrested and charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest and also found...

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Obituaries 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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Andrew Schena Member of Founding Family of Revere Beach’s “The Banana Boat” Andrew J. Schena died unexpectedly at his Revere home on December 3. He was 49 years old. Born in Everett, he lived his entire life in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1981. Most of his working career was...

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Mayor Menino

December 5, 2012
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No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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Sizing Up EBHS Winter Sports

December 5, 2012
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The East Boston High School hockey team will kick off its season on Sunday at 9 a.m. in a game against O’Bryant at Matthew’s Arena in Boston. The team started practicing the Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday and coach Bob Anthony said his team’s ready to go. “We still have some work to do...

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Obituaries 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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Lillian Polcari Last Surviving Member of The Founding Family of “Stella’s Restaurant” Lilliam M. Polcari of Point of Pines, Revere died at home on December 1 following a brief illness. She was 96 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Class of 1939 and Leslie...

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Competition for Casino License and Suffolk Downs?

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Our Opinions : Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Jets Soar over Southie, 22-14

November 30, 2012
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The annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry between East Boston and South Boston High Schools on Thanksgiving Day did not upset. Eastie was able to top Southie 24-14 during the 95th annual match up at White Stadium last Thursday. The Jets improved to 5-5 on the season after the holiday win. Eastie struck first with quarterback...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Ronald DeMarco Of East Boston Ronald L. DeMarco of East Boston died on November 18. He was the cherished son of Phyllis ( Capozzi) DeMarco and the late Louis DeMarco; loving brother of Shirley Siciliano and her husband, Peter of Lynnfield; beloved companion of more than 40 years of Rosemary Rizzo of Revere and...

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