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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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Excel Academy In Talks to Buy Star of the Sea Building

December 22, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Excel Academy is closer to finalizing a deal to purchase the building that formerly housed St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School on Moore Street from the Boston Archdiocese for a reported $1.8 million but this has not been confirmed by the Archdiocese or Excel. Calls made to both Archdiocese...

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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

December 16, 2010
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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

john@eastietimes.com In East Boston the name John White is synonymous with everything that is good in decent in an otherwise crazy world. As East Boston APAC Director for 30 years White has helped scores of people through tough times but never asked for any glory or fanfare for his work. It shocked me to...

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At Grace Church, increased efforts amid diminishing funds

December 16, 2010
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At Grace Church, increased efforts amid diminishing funds

john@eastietimes.com Grace Federated Church on the corner of Saratoga and Byron Streets is like the Little Engine that Could. With limited funding to rely on the church has been able to move mountains and climb steep hills. For the past 14 years the church has successfully run a food pantry to benefit East Boston...

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