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Savio Prep Developers Detail Their Vision for the Property

January 26, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The developers, who have proposed to buy and redevelop the former Savio High School on Byron Street in East Boston held a meeting Monday night at the Orient Heights Neighborhood council to brief residents on the proposed plans. The Coliseum Investment Group, who was responsible for the condo development at...

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Bright Beginning

January 19, 2011
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Bright Beginning

Menino delivers a positive message in State of the City address -By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com If you expected to hear some sobering news from Mayor Thomas Menino during his annual State of the City address last week there was none, only positive reflections of a city that is moving forward in a tough economic...

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Freedom Trail Scholars Visit Bradley Elementary

January 19, 2011
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Freedom Trail Scholars Visit Bradley Elementary

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As the school day was in full swing at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School chants could be heard from down the hall, “Lobsterbacks, go home!  Lobsterbacks, go home!” This was the sound of fourth grade students taking part in the Freedom Trail Scholars program, an interactive history program touring...

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Madaro Set to Replace Sulprizio as Basile’s Top Legislative Aide

January 19, 2011
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Madaro Set to Replace Sulprizio as Basile’s Top Legislative Aide

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Representative Carlo Basile’s Chief Legislative Aide Michael Sulprizio will be leaving his post at the State House to replace Fran Riley as Director of the Harborside Community Center in East Boston. Riley, a longtime fixture at the Harborside retired last year after decades of service to theprogram. “I am excited...

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A Firm Hand will Regulate Nail Salons

January 19, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s one industry in East Boston that has operated for decades without the proper checks and balances. With public health and the health of workers at risk the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) voted last week to regulate nail salons here and in the rest of the city. Seeking to...

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Return to Senders

January 12, 2011
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Return to Senders

Long-lost love letters returned to East Boston couple By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Fifty-eight years ago he was a compositor for the East Boston Times and she was a proof reader. It was at the old Times building on the corner of Border and Eutaw Streets where Josephine Pignato and Joseph Ruggiero Sr. romance began. After...

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Petruccelli: Parole Hearings Should be Put on Hold Until a Full Review is Conducted

January 12, 2011
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Petruccelli: Parole Hearings Should be Put on Hold Until a Full Review is Conducted

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Senator Anthony Petruccelli has lead a delegation of Senate colleagues in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full, comprehensivereview of the Board’s policies and procedures could be conducted. In a letter to Parole Board Chairman Mark Conrad, Senator Petruccelli and...

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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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