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LaMattina Named City Council VP

January 12, 2011
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LaMattina Named City Council VP

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com City Councilor Sal LaMattina was chosen by Council President Stephen Murphy to serve as the Council’s Vice President Monday, possibly setting up a future presidency run for LaMattina at the end of Murphy’s two year term. LaMattina was touted as an early candidate for the presidency this time around but...

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2010

January 5, 2011
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2010

-By John Lynds On Friday night the final seconds of 2010 ticked away and East Boston residents joined the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. This week the East Boston Times publishes Part II of a look back at a year filled with stories of triumph, victory, success,...

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Murphy a Unanimous Choice to Serve as Council President

January 5, 2011
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Murphy a Unanimous Choice to Serve as Council President

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s been a longtime coming. At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy, the longest serving member of the council not to hold the presidency, was unanimously elected 12-0 Monday to serve a two-year term as Council President. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the body,” said Murphy in a telephone...

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East Boston Resident Added to LaMattina’s Staff

January 5, 2011
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East Boston Resident  Added to LaMattina’s Staff

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced that Camilo Hernandez will be the newest addition to his staff. Hernandez, an East Boston resident, will be working on constituent services throughout the district. A native of Colombia, Hernandez has been active in the community, participating and organizing neighborhood programs at Piers Park Sailing...

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The Snow Has Arrived

December 29, 2010
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The Snow Has Arrived

East Boston had one of the highest snowfall totals during Sunday night’s blizzard that buried the East Coast. Eastie was one of the hardest areas hit with 18.2 inches of wet, heavy snow just behind Canton and South Boston which both got 19 inches and Lynn were residents dealt with 18.5 inches. Monday morning,...

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Man of the Year

December 29, 2010
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Man of the Year

Tony DiCenso He’s arguably the one of the best cooks in Boston and this year his recipes put Rino’s and East Boston officially on the national culinary map. Rino’s Owners and Chef Tony DiCenso never cuts corners as shown in October when the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by T.V. personality, cook...

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Woman of the Year

December 29, 2010
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Woman of the Year

Joey Cuzzi It’s hard enough keeping a non-profit afloat in these tough fiscal times but its unheard of to raise enough money to expand. Try telling that to East Boston YMCA Executive Director Joey Cuzzi and she’ll say there is a need and with that need there has to be more programs for East...

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An Open Book

December 22, 2010
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An Open Book

Details Unveiled During Meeting; New  Facility Will Be Built Near the Bremen Street Park; Cost Estimated at $11.3m By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Planners of East Boston new state-of-the-art library unveiled their plans to the community at a special meeting held by the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees at the Meridian Street branch last...

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La Vigilia; Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

December 22, 2010
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La Vigilia; Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

For the Free Press On Christmas Eve in Boston, while little tykes will lay nestled in their beds dreaming of sugar plum fairies and such, many Italian American families will be feasting on fishes. For generations of Italians, Christmas Eve has meant the Feast of the Seven Fishes – or in more traditional speak...

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Developer Plans to Turn Savio High School into Condos

December 22, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There’s a plan in the works to turn the former Savio High School into 24 market-rate condominiums, a development that could be another positive impact for East Boston’s Star of the Sea neighborhood. The Coliseum Investment Group, who was responsible for the condo development at 145-147 Everett Street, has signed...

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