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East Boston High School Will Retire Numbers of Wiggins and Coach Sousa

November 2, 2011
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East Boston High School (EBHS) will retire the numbers of  former NFL player Jermaine Wiggins (18) and retired football coach John Sousa (66) on Friday, November 4 at Sartori Stadium when the EBHS Jets host The English High School. According to Headmaster Mike Rubin, the ceremony will take place at halftime. The stadium is...

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Lightning Strikes Danilchuk Auto, While Burri Displays Expert Scoring Touch

October 26, 2011
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Two more weeks of the EBMHL are in the books and as this season goes on, it seems to be getting better and better. The hockey was at a furious pace in week five as we witnessed the match up that we have been waiting for between the two remaining undefeated squads in the...

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Grand Slam Organization Lives Up to Its Name

October 12, 2011
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The Grand Slam Youth Baseball organization is thriving under the direction of owner-operators Gerry DiVenuti Sr. and Charlie LoGrasso. In 2007 the organization was founded as a fall baseball league for children 12 and under. In 2008 it expanded to 15-under Big Diamond play and in 2009 it added an 18-under Big Diamond division....

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Thousands Participate in Walk Now for Autism

October 5, 2011
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Thousands of walkers joined together at Suffolk Downs on Sunday, October 2 to raise much-needed funds for critical scientific research and to increase autism awareness at the 11th Annual Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Just as thoroughbred racehorses do four days a week at Suffolk Downs, walkers gathered in the paddock before...

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Lightning Express and Danilchuk Auto are off to Roaring Starts

September 28, 2011
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After months of anticipation the EBMHL came to a start Tuesday night September 13, 2011. After much speculation on who the front runners would be, 2 teams emerged as possible top guns this season. Lightning Express, Captained by Dom DiMarzo, looks like a replica of an East Boston Mustangs team seen years ago in...

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All Stars Continue to Make Big Strides

September 7, 2011
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There is a resurgence going on in the East Boston Little League. Following on the success of the state finalist East Boston junior team earlier this summer, the league’s 9-10-year-old All-Star team swept through the cities of Boston and Chelsea with a 7-0 record to claim the championship in the annual District 9 Jimmy...

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For the Love of the Game: East Boston Little League Team Completes Fine Run in Jimmy Fund Tournament

August 24, 2011
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Chuckie Cassaro played Little League baseball as a kid so he knows how much fun the sport can be. He also knows that the more you play the game, the more you improve your skills. That’s why Cassaro, head coach of the East Boston Little League Two 9-10-year-old team, and his fellow coaches, Hugh...

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Cheerleaders Excel at UCA Camps

August 17, 2011
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The textbooks are closed, the homework is done, and the classes are over, but the East Boston High School Cheerleaders are still hard at work. For the fifth consecutive summer the EBHS cheer team enhanced their cheer skills and leadership qualities at one of the Universal Cheerleading Association camps. For four days the girls...

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Vargas Notches 3,000th Career Win at Suffolk Downs

August 10, 2011
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Veteran jockey Jorge Vargas recorded his 3,000th career victory on Monday, August 8 at Suffolk Downs when his mount Want Ad was elevated via disqualification to win the fourth race of the afternoon. “That wasn’t how I wanted to get it,” said Vargas, a 53-year-old veteran of New England racing.  “But, it is been...

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In a State of Delirium

July 27, 2011
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The East Boston Little League Junior 13-14-year-old All-Star team is on the verge of making history. Only a best-of-three series versus Quincy stands between manager Shawn Theriault, coaches Vin LePore and Leo Marchese, and the Eastie players of their goal of bringing the organization its first Massachusetts state championship in 28 years. As Eastie’s...

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