Street music: 5K was a smash hit

September 22, 2010
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Recently Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, held its first ever Run to the Beat 5K race along Piers Park and the abutting park system. The race drew over 265 runners and raised over $10,000 to support Zumix’s development programs. Co-presented by Zumix and Massport, the first annual Run to...

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Arrest Report 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Monday, September 13 Santiago Martinez of 106 Morris Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. Tuesday, September 14 Estiben Mejia of 297 Sumner Street, East Boston, was arrested on several outstanding warrants for armed robbery, assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon and home invasion. Wednesday, September 15 Noureddine...

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Last Hurrah? – Pondering Mayor Menino’s future

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Richard Rezendes Jr. Homeland Security Guard Richard G. Rezendes Jr. died unexpectedly at his East Boston residence on September 10. He was 51 years old. Born in Boston, "Richie" was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1977 graduate of Revere High School. For many years, he worked as office manager for Federal...

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A bigger piece of the pie

September 16, 2010
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A bigger piece of the pie

This is not your father’s Santarpio’s. The new location on Route 1 North in Peabody is slated to open today and the owners held a private party Monday to showcase the famed 100-year-old pizzeria’s new digs. Unlike the original location in East Boston, with its gritty unapologetic simplicity, the new location is sleek and...

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Crowning achievement – Controversy subsides as new BK prepares to open

September 16, 2010
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Crowning achievement – Controversy subsides as new BK prepares to open

The sign is up, the windows are in and the attractive new Burger King will soon open its doors in Maverick Square. Last week the site at the corner of Maverick Square and Sumner Street was buzzing with activity. Construction workers were putting the final touches on inside fixtures, hanging menus and organizing the...

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Opinions differ about the best options for Condor Street site

September 16, 2010
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It’s been an East Boston eyesore for many years — a post-industrial property too polluted to be used as is, but too precious to be abandoned forever. No matter how thoroughly the land’s eight plus acres are cleaned, it will never be pristine again. The former Hess site on Condor Street, an eight and...

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Santarpio’s North – Pizza king expands empire

September 16, 2010
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We want to congratulate the owners of Santarpio’s on their expansion to the North Shore. The famous East Boston pizzeria, and the favorite of local pizza lovers for generations in this neighborhood and far beyond, has opened on Route 1 in Peabody. It is a fabulous location if you’re in the area. It is...

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Climate Change – Summer is going … going … gone?

September 16, 2010
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We have all noticed how the weather changed immediately following Labor Day. Many of us wonder how the weather can change so fast in so short a time just because it is Labor Day? The change is so dramatic and noticeable that many of us have begun closing our windows and using heavier bed...

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Arrest Report 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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September 7 Victor Restrepo of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating to endanger & operating without a license. Jairo Acevedo of 76 Trenton Street, East Boston, was arrested on warrants for operating with a suspended license. Lindomar DaSilva of 4 Brooks Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with...

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Obituaries 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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Richard ‘Richie’ Morabito Died recently Richard "Richie" Morabito died recently. He was 83 years old. He leaves his loving wife of 30 years, Venita (Christophe) Morabito. He was the brother of the late Bill, Mike, Dom, Lenny, Sadie (Washburn) and Dolly Botte and also leaves three sons, Richard and his wife Mary, Dominic, John...

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A welcome sign of autumn: The Annual Harvest Festival

September 10, 2010
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A welcome sign of autumn: The Annual Harvest Festival

It’s that time a year when a festival rolls around that reminds us the summer is fading into the past and the fall with its changing colors is arriving very soon. As the temperatures dip into the low 70s its time to break out the sweaters that have been tucked away since Memorial Day...

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Jets have high hopes for the fall

September 10, 2010
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Jets have high hopes for the fall

As the kids head back to school this week, all eyes will be on the East Boston Jets football team and its new coach John Parziale. Parziale has worked under the Boston City League dynasty created by John Sousa over the past 14-years. Parziale will be assisted by coach Ryan Conway and former Jets...

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Mayor vows to take steps to crack down on ‘firetraps’

September 10, 2010
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Following the dangerous blaze that destroyed an old warehouse in Roxbury Mayor Thomas Menino has vowed to get tough on what he considers ‘firetraps’ in Boston, which includes several East Boston properties. Menino has created an abandoned property task force. The task force will be charged with monitoring these potentially dangerous properties in an...

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Family devastated by the murder of pizza delivery man

September 10, 2010
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The callous murder of Richel Nova, 58, last week has devastated friends and family here because Nova was, by all accounts, a caring man and described as a ‘saint’ by many in the community. He adored his children who all did well in life. His twin 20-year-old daughters both graduated from the prestigious Boston...

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American Resolve – Remembering the anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2010
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We again mark the terrorist attacks launched upon us on September 11, 2001. We again remember the dead from those attacks – and we remember and recall the memories of those who have died fighting terrorism since we decided to go after those who would destroy our way of life if given the chance....

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Arrest Report 09-10-2010

September 10, 2010
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Monday, August 23 Guillermo Molina Lopez of 34 Barnes Avenue, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Adrian Fernandez Rocha of 19 Marion Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. Brian Horn of 140 Saratoga Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding...

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Obituaries 09-10-2010

September 10, 2010
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Constance Silva, 93 Peabody resident Constance "Connie" Ann (Zevolo) Silva of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on September 6 at Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers. She was 93 years old. She was the wife of the late Alfred F. Silva Sr., and the mother of the late Alfred F. Silva Jr. She is...

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East Boston Little League wraps up an outstanding season – Cubs, Cardinals win titles; President Joe Gerardi leads hard-working board

August 25, 2010
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East Boston Little League wraps up an outstanding season – Cubs, Cardinals win titles; President Joe Gerardi leads hard-working board

Congratulations to first-year president Joe Gerardi and all players from East Boston Little League for a great 2010 season. President Joe Gerardi and the board of directors would like to take this time to thank all sponsors and donors for contributing toward the 2010 season. Special thanks go out to all coaches, parents, and...

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Suzanne English-Merullo will be accountable

August 25, 2010
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Suzanne English-Merullo will be accountable

If you’re looking for someone that has a growing concern for the lack of accountability in state government, then Suzanne English-Merullo’s your candidate. English-Merullo is running for Massachusetts Governor’s Council–the governmental body that provides advice and consent in certain matters such as judicial nominations, pardons, and commutations to the governor–in the upcoming statewide election....

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AirInc looking to turn unused land into park pathway

August 25, 2010
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AirInc looking to turn unused land into park pathway

It’s been off limits since the September 11 terrorist attacks due to its proximity to Logan International Airport but since banning the public from a small sliver of land at the airport’s Northwest Service Area, Massport has tried to put a 1,700 car parking lot and now a Bus Depot. Activist have tried for...

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More trucks through East Boston with new signed contract

August 25, 2010
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East Bostonians should get use to more trucks and congestion along the Route 1A corridor on McClellan Highway because one of the year’s largest airfreight leases near Logan Airport has been signed. Agility Global Integrated Logistics, a provider of supply chain solutions for technology, retail, chemicals, and other industries, has expanded its local presence...

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The death of Wonderland

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland Dog Racing Track closed last week. The track shut its doors without much notice on a lazy Friday morning at the end of summer. Thus ended a track with a seven-decade history and an industry in one fell swoop. The end was coming but was hastened by the failure of the state to...

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Meridian Market at St. Anthony’s

August 25, 2010
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If you’re heading over to the feast of St. Anthony in the North End this weekend, you will find a pleasant surprise. Meridian Market has taken a place on Endicott Street. The Noviellos will be cooking up great Italian treats that will certainly be noticed among all the others. When you get there and...

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