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Graduation Day at East Boston High School

June 13, 2012
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Graduation Day at East Boston High School

National Honor Society grads line up for a photo prior to Saturday’s East Boston High School graduation commencement ceremonies.

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Kiwanis Club to Hear Talk on Suffolk Casino

June 13, 2012
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The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host two officials from Suffolk Downs to talk about the proposed resort casino plans at the Kiwanis Club’s meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s function facility in Day Square. Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle and Suffolk Downs Executive Vice President for...

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Satellite Dish Ordinance: Steps to Reality

June 13, 2012
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The vast and incredibly ugly proliferation in this neighborhood and in neighborhoods all over the city of satellite dishes placed on the front facades of homes like antlers hanging over a fireplace is a situation about to be drastically changed, that is, if legislation filed by Councillor Sal LaMattina is passed by the Boston...

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The Boardman Street Fly-over

June 13, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs announced last week that they will be spending $40-$50 million on traffic improvements as part of their Suffolk Downs casino effort. This is a big chunk of change to be spending on traffic mitigation, which will be highlighted by the construction of a Boardman Street fly-over to remove congestion...

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Remembering Junior Lombardi

June 13, 2012
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A birthday remembrance in last week’s East Boston Sun Times recalling the memory of Albert “Junior” Lombardi caused our minds to wander just a bit. First off, it is impossible to believe that 9 years have passed since Junior died and that East Boston is a far less lively political place than when he...

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A Day at the Races: Trainer Bernardini, Jockey Davis Each Record Three Win at Suffolk

June 13, 2012
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Trainer Jay Bernardini and jockey Jacqueline Davis each enjoyed three-win days before an enthusiastic Belmont Stakes Day crowd of 8,333 at Suffolk Downs on Saturday, June 9. Bernardini broke the ice for his first win of the season in the fifth race with Gesu ($10.20), ridden to victory by David Amiss. He and Amiss...

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Obituaries 06-13-2012

June 13, 2012
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Judith Bostrom Retired Employee of Bianco Inc. of Revere Judith A. (Collins) Bostrom of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8 at the Leonard Florence Center of Chelsea following a long and arduous struggle with cancer. She was 68 years old. Born in Boston and raised and educated in East Boston, she...

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The Plan is Put Forward

June 6, 2012
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At a media event Tuesday morning, Suffolk Downs officials laid out their plans to the public about what exactly they are proposing to build at the race track should they be granted a casino license. What they revealed is that they want to build a casino with all the accompanying accoutremont but doing it...

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Good Luck, Francisco Urena

June 6, 2012
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The city of Boston has chosen East Boston resident Francisco Urena as its new Veterans’ Service Commissioner. The Marine combat veteran is taking over leadership of Veterans’ Service Department at a time when veterans have already returned home by the tens of thousands from Iraq and soon will be returning, from Afghanistan. The returning...

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The K Trust Does It Again

June 6, 2012
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We wish to thank the K Trust for once again awarding worthy East Boston students heading for college generous scholarships at its awards dinner last week. The K Trust, not to be confused with the local Kiwanis Club, is made up of six members: Chairman Phil Freehann, Michelle Weiss, George Gambale, Dom Caruso, Debbie...

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