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Obituaries 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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Yolanda ‘Viola’ Ferullo Cared for family and her home was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years Yolanda “Viola” Ferullo, an East Boston native and an 11 year resident of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 2. She was 88 years old. Born and raised in East Boston,...

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October is Italian-American Heritage Month

October 6, 2014
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October 1, 2014, will mark the 15th anniversary of Italian-American Heritage Month in the state of Massachusetts. A grand ceremony at the State House that day (6-10 p.m.) will kick off a month-long series of Italian-related events and happenings all across the Commonwealth. Organized by the Italian American Heritage Month Committee, the ceremony will...

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Bremen Street Library

October 6, 2014
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Four years ago Carlo Basile stood in front of the Orient Heights Branch Library and took a stand. At that time, with two libraries ready to close in Eastie and no funding to construct another, Basile played political hardball against the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and city on behalf of East Boston....

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NOAH’s Youth Crew

October 6, 2014
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Kudos to NOAH’s youth crew and their director Chris Marchi for the very impressive rehab of the park and community garden on Border Street. The crew not only learned a valuable lesson about helping to shape and restore a community but again learned about how to do things environmentally friendly. The crew completed the...

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Sports 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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EBMHL opens season In the words of the late John Parziale, former president of the East Boston Youth Hockey Association, “What action at Porazzo Rink”! Tuesday night September 9, 2014, the 2014-2015 season kicked off in grand fashion with The Parziale Family taking to the ice to drop the first puck on this long...

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Obituaries 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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Richard Calla Retired AT&T Senior Technician Funeral services and interment were held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden for Richard W. Calla who died unexpectedly on September 23 after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett from his Revere home. He was 73 years old. Born in Arlington, his early years were...

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Future of Suffolk Downs Site

September 29, 2014
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With the 79-year-old historic thoroughbred race track poised to close at the end of the year there remains one big uncertainty–what will the former track be developed into. During the course of touting a casino way back before Eastie residents rejected the Host Community Referendum 55 percent to 45 percent, Suffolk Downs had to...

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Letter to the Editor

September 29, 2014
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Talking trash Dear Editor: This week I would like to talk some trash. First, I  have never seen the area around Day Square so clean until this summer when Bobby Diggins a friend of mine from South was assigned this area by public works. He deserves some credit for all work in keeping this...

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DOR Announces Tax Amnesty Program For Qualified Massachusetts Taxpayers

September 29, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)  announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The tax amnesty program was proposed by the Legislature and the language was included in the fiscal year 2015 budget signed by Governor Patrick in July. The amnesty program, which will...

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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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