Pulling No Punches

January 19, 2011
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Petruccelli was right on the money Senator Anthony Petruccelli was absolutely right on in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full, comprehensive review of the Board’s policies and procedures could be conducted. The senator from East Boston did this two days before the governor...

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Sal LaMattina

January 19, 2011
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Councillor earns well-deserved post Eastie’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has once again shown his political acumen with his colleagues in government by being named the vice-president of the Boston City Council by Boston City Council President Steven Murphy. LaMattina might well have been the Boston City Council president himself this time around if...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2011
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Great season, disastrous ending The utter and complete collapse of the Patriots at Foxboro against the Jets last Sunday was an enormous disappointment to all of us who depend on the Patriots on Sunday for something to look forward to. They were defeated by the Jets just like that, like with the snap of...

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Harborside Community Center Swimming Team is Making Waves

January 19, 2011
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Swim Coach Diana Vergara recently started up a swim team at the Harborside Community Center consisting of 10 swimmers ranging in ages from 7-17 years old. The name of the team is Harborside Swim Team. “On February 4, 2011 we are having a swim meet at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) against the...

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Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Calvin Wentworth Retired Delivery Truck Driver Calvin Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died January 17 at the Chelsea Healthcare Facility after a long illness.  He was 81 years old. He was a member of the English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others before that since the age of 10 when...

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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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YMCA Revamps Fitness Center

January 12, 2011
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YMCA Revamps Fitness Center

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s safe to say that the new East Boston YMCA on Bremen Street has exceeded everyone’s expectations and now, five years after it first opened its doors, the staff and community are looking forward to even more programs to service youth and families in Eastie. The YMCA recently revamped 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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Police Briefs 01-12-2011

January 12, 2011
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January 3 Lisa Ann Cavallaro of 19 Fernwood Avenue, Revere, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct & resisting arrest. January 4 Kevin Michael Hembrough of 282 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for buying, receiving or concealing stolen goods. January 5 A 16 year old male was arrested and...

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Crystal Ball

January 12, 2011
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The coming decade will bring more change During the next nine years, this neighborhood is going to change dramatically, again. Throughout the decades of this neighborhood’s modern era, it has been the example of change. The greatest changes over the years have been with regard to the East Boston demographic. Nothing here changes more...

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Tragedy in Tucson

January 12, 2011
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Shooter deserves no mercy The shooting of 19 innocents, and the deaths of six more in Tucson, including a nine year-old and a Federal judge, by a lunatic who appeared to know exactly what he was doing, has shaken much of the nation. We don’t care what drove this young man to do what...

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Obituaries 01-12-2011

January 12, 2011
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Joanne Ford East Boston resident Joanne M. Ford of Saratoga Street, East Boston died at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on January 9 after a long illness. She was 75 years old. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Pia and Bruno DiTroia;  the beloved wife of the...

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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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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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Police Briefs 01-05-2011

January 5, 2011
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Monday, December 27 No arrests. Tuesday, December 28 Santos Merino of 27 Garland Street, Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault & battery. Wednesday, December 29 Richard Matranga of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Richard Maynard of 21 Lancaster Avenue,...

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Glad to See it Go

January 5, 2011
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Demolition of the East Boston Immigration Building was long overdue The demolition of the decrepit East Boston Immigration Station has been a long time coming. It was decrepit when it was being used to process immigrants arriving in East Boston. It grew more decrepit when its day was done. Its demolition is a good...

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Hockey Players Raise More Than $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research

January 5, 2011
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Hockey Players Raise More Than $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research

–By John Lynds The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast  Cancer Research  Center. The Jets hosted the 6th Annual Deep Freeze high...

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Obituaries 01-04-2011

January 5, 2011
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Angelo DeLuca Awarded French Legion of Honor, owned DeLuca’s Market for more than 60 years Angelo H. DeLuca, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on December 28. He was 91 years old. Mr. DeLuca was born and raised in Revere and was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US...

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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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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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