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Obituaries 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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Joseph Caggiano Retired Boston Police Detective Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War...

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A True Hero

September 20, 2012
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A True Hero

Paul Antonino is presented with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery during a State House ceremony as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s annual September 11 recognition of local heroes. Antonino was recognized for his heroism that saved lives during an April fire in East Boston.

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Patty Campatelli, New Register

September 20, 2012
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From the beginning of the campaign for Suffolk County Register of Probate, East Boston’s Patty Campatelli was the underdog. In the end, the underdog appellation did not hold. She won a commanding victory given the fact she was not as well known as her opponent throughout Suffolk County. Again, in the end, none of...

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City Councillor Sal LaMattina

September 20, 2012
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City Councillor Sal LaMattina and his many supporters in this neighborhood and elsewhere believed he would be the victor in the Probate Register contest. That victory did not materialize and when all was said and done, LaMattina got the short end of the stick. As surprising as Campatelli’s victory was to her, so too...

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EBMHL off to a Roaring but Sentimental Start

September 20, 2012
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As the fourth season of the EBMHL was slated to begin, East Boston suffered a blow felt by many throughout our area. The loss of lifelong Eastie resident as well as near and dear friend of many who skate in the EBMHL , Jimmy Celona had sent a ripple through our great city. Jimmy...

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Obituaries 09-19-2012

September 20, 2012
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Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Savino Former Proprietor of Savino’s Slush and Lemonade Co. and Savingo Gas Company Nicholas “Nicky” Savino of Rowley, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on September 16 after a long illness. A US Army veteran of World War II and the former proprietor of Savino’s Slush and Lemonade Co., Cottage Street,...

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EBSB’s Gavegnano Rings Bell to Officially Close Stock Market

September 12, 2012
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EBSB’s Gavegnano Rings Bell to Officially Close Stock Market

Richard Gavegnano, chairman and CEO of Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, rang the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market on August 31. This was the second time Mr. Gavegnano has been chosen for the bell ringing ceremony.  The first time was in January of 2008 when...

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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorist attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Honoring an Eastie Victim

September 12, 2012
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On this 9/11 anniversary we honor the life and the memory of Jesus Sanchez, a customer service rep for United Airlines who was on Flight 175. He was 45. He left two children and a grand-daughter. Here was a genuinely good man, a family man, a gentle, non-violent East Boston resident cut down in...

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EB Falls to Blue Hills 24-6

September 12, 2012
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The East Boston High School football team lost its season opener in a rematch against Blue Hills—Eastie’s foe during last year’s playoff game. The Jets, who won the Boston North Title, lost 24-6 to Blue Hills, last year’s Division 4A Super Bowl champs in Canton Friday. The last time the two teams met, Eastie...

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