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Rino’s Opening Second Location

February 1, 2012
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Rino’s Opening Second Location

The owners of Rino’s Place, the famed Italian restaurant on the corner of Saratoga and Putnam Streets that was recently on the Food Network last year, is days away from opening a new cafe at 300 Saratoga St. across from Rino’s current location. The café, which will be called Prima e Dopo, Italian for...

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Councilor to Register: Lamattina Weighing Run for Register of Probate and Family Court

February 1, 2012
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Councilor to Register: Lamattina Weighing Run for Register of Probate and Family Court

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. LaMattina, a life-long resident of East Boston, was first elected to the Council in 2006 and serves as the Council’s Vice-President. LaMattina met...

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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

January 26, 2012
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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

Back row, from left, East Boston YMCA Capital Campaign Chair Derek Brodin, YMCA Executive Di­rector Joey Cuzzi, Massport Interim CEo Dave Mackey and Senator Anthony Petruccelli celebrate with Y preschoolers Massport’s donation of $25,000 to the Y to kick off the Y’s annual fundraising campaign.

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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

January 26, 2012
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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

In 1998 Richard Sanford read a story in his hometown paper in Pennsylvania that both angered and inspired him. “I learned that children in my town were freezing while waiting for their school bus, because they had no winter coats,” said Sanford at Maverick Landing in East Boston Saturday. Sanford said he was puzzled...

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Front and Center: Waterfront Potential Gets Big Boost at Menino’s State of the City Speech

January 26, 2012
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In his annual State of the City address last Thursday at Faneuil Hall, Mayor Thomas Menino, as he did in his annual Chamber of Commerce Speech two months back, pointed to East Boston as a neighborhood full of opportunity for development and job growth. While the Chamber speech focused on Eastie idle waterfront development...

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Orient Heights Stop to Be Rebuilt In’14

January 26, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street has begun and according to the T’s Project Manager John Favorito major construction should be underway in the summer and last until spring of 2014. “Residents may have noticed that we have begun staging the area and creating work...

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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

East Boston has arrived according to a San Francisco based marketing company for rental brokers and landlords. A recent study of the rental market in Eastie by RentJuice has shown that the neighborhood’s asking rent soared nearly 14 percent last month making it one of the largest rental spikes in the city and Greater...

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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

January 19, 2012
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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

Children from the East Boston YMCA’s Toddler/Pre-School Program are learning early about the importance of helping others in need by parting with some of their toys. Recently, the children at the Y donated their own barely used toys and warm clothing to “Cradles to Crayons”—a  nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items...

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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

Nicholas Joseph Moscaritolo, the smiling face behind the bar at the landmark East Boston restaurant Barney’s for nearly 70 years, died on Saturday, January 14 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was 91. “He had a great life and did everything he wanted to do,” said son Pat...

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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

January 11, 2012
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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

The new daycare that was highly anticipated by parents opened in East Boston this fall has brought a whole new philosophy to caring and educating preschoolers in the neighborhood. Harbor City School (HCS) is the brainchild of a few local moms that began meeting every Friday at a 303 Cafe-sponsored ‘Mommy and Me’ breakfast...

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