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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

March 18, 2015
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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

William J. Scantlebury, arguably the baker of the best donuts on the eastern seaboard, has died. Scantlebury, who continued a 75 year old family tradition as the owner of Betty Ann Food Shop on the corner of Bennington and Moore Streets, died Monday, March 9 at the Haborlight Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in South...

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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

March 18, 2015
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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

At a community meeting Monday night, Massport released the findings to an eight-year study that measured the environmental impacts of Logan Airport’s Centerfield Taxiway that was constructed in 2008. As part of its Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) commitment Massport completed the Centerfield Taxiway Air Quality Monitoring Study. The goal of the study was...

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Lanzilli’s Owners Looking at Major Rehab to Site

March 18, 2015
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The Patal family, owners of Lanzilli’s Groceria and Gas Station on Bennington Street in Orient Heights, are floating the idea of conducting a major rehab to the popular gas station store and adding a beer and wine license. At their first initial meeting on the plans before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Association, the Patals’...

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Madaro Looks Ahead after Impressive Victory in Democratic State Rep. Primary

March 11, 2015
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Madaro Looks Ahead after Impressive Victory in Democratic State Rep. Primary

Just hours after his victory in the most hotly contested Democratic primary in years, Adrian Madaro was standing outside Maverick Station thanking residents for their support and reminding them that there is a general election ahead on March 31. Madaro, a 26-year-old lifelong East Boston resident, finished first in a deep and talented five-candidate...

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Pomodoro Announces Candidacy for State Rep. Post

March 11, 2015
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Pomodoro Announces Candidacy for State Rep. Post

Joanne Pomodoro announces candidacy for state representative.  The following is her statement: My name is Joanne Pomodoro and I am a candidate for the State Representative Position in East Boston.    As a lifelong resident of East Boston, one whose family settled here from Italy and who continues to live here in East Boston.  I...

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Shovel or Else:Lamattina Supports Walsh’s Initiative of Stiff Fines for Business Owners

March 11, 2015
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At a City Council hearing on Tuesday City Councilor Sal LaMattina supported Mayor Martin Walsh’s initiative to levy stiff fines against commercial business owners who do not shovel outside their businesses or commercial properties following a snow storm. The current fine for such a violation is $300 but Walsh wants to see them set...

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Madaro is Democratic Nominee for State Rep

March 4, 2015
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Adrian Madaro won the Democratic primary in the special election for East Boston’s state representative seat on Tuesday. Madaro topped the field of candidates with 1,422 votes. Joe Ruggiero was second with  1,188 votes, followed by Edward Deveau 646, Lou Scapicchio, 204 and Camilo Hernandez with 193 votes. At his victory party last night,...

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Eastie Native Vinny Prezioso is a Billboard Hit

March 4, 2015
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Eastie Native Vinny Prezioso is a Billboard Hit

If pop songwriter and producer, Vinny Prezioso, was stranded by the MBTA in Boston during a blizzard and forced to sculpt himself an igloo for shelter, he couldn’t survive without his acoustic guitar, laptop, and microphone. It would be a multi-story presidential suite of icy domes; complete with a television and two hot tubs...

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Closing in on A Million: Real Estate Prices Continue to Climb to New Highs

March 4, 2015
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Months after a loft on Marion Street set a new sales record for East Boston another luxury Eagle Hill listing is on the market for close to $1 million. The Civil War-era brick home at 39 Princeton St is listed for $939,000–well over the Zillow estimate of $485,000. The home, being marketed by realtor...

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Letter to the Editor: Supporting Joe Ruggiero

February 25, 2015
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Dear Sir or Madam, As our community moves toward the election of its next State Representative, we are fortunate to be presented with several talented and worthy candidates. One individual, however, has earned my support. That person is Joseph Ruggiero, III. It has been my pleasure to know Joe for over twenty years. He...

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