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Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...

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Stop & Shop to Deliver 250 turkeys to YMCA Nov. 13

November 18, 2014
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Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and one of 16 across the Northeast. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, Stop &...

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Sports 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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EBHS boys soccer falls to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime By Cary Shuman One of the most successful soccer seasons in East Boston High School history came to an end in a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime in the quarterfinal round of the Division 1 North Sectionals. Acton-Boxboro scored the “golden goal”...

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Obituaries 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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Frank Porfido Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston Frank J. Porfido of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31. The beloved son of Adeline R. (Guidara) and the late Frank D. Porfido, he was the cherished brother of Stephen W. and his wife, Catherine (Ferrante) Porfido; uncle of Stephen, Gianna, Julia and...

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Menino Leaves Lasting Legacy in Eastie: Mayor Thomas Menino was a Great Friend to the Business Community

November 10, 2014
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Menino Leaves Lasting Legacy in Eastie: Mayor Thomas Menino was a Great Friend to the Business Community

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is being remembered as a great friend to the local business community, having brought his administration’s successful citywide Main Streets program to East Boston while aiding dozens of local businesses during his 21 years in office. Max Gruner, executive director of East Boston Main Streets, a program that...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Menino was a Champion for Our Health Centers and Neighborhoods

November 10, 2014
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Just a few years ago, Maverick Square was not a place people were eager to visit.  Despite the steady presence of a blue line station and some businesses, it lacked vitality.  At the heart of Maverick Square was a gaping hole: an old, worn parking lot where commuters, who would drive in from the...

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Obituaries 11-05-2014

November 10, 2014
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Camille Lapio Homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting Camille Lapio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29 at Aviv Center for Living. A homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting, Camille moved to Revere from East Boston in the late 70’s. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Frances Amato;...

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Voters Set for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 4

October 30, 2014
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The campaigns are in their final week and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 voters will have their say in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick, has decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive come January. Candidates Charlie...

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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

October 30, 2014
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 Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exhibition extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...

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