This idea sounds like a winner – East Boston resident in the running for Forbes Magazine business award

October 3, 2009
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This idea sounds like a winner – East Boston resident in the running for Forbes Magazine business award

East Boston’s Rob Pyles could very well be sitting on a million dollar idea but in the meantime he’d settle for $100,000. Pyles is the founder of Audissey Guides, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smart phones. You just download the tour for free from the Audissey website, and walk...

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Menino will square off against Flaherty in general election

October 3, 2009
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Menino will square off against Flaherty in general election

If you were a betting man, your money was most likely on the incumbent 16-year Mayor of Boston during last weeks city election. Mayor Thomas Menino easily edged out two of the three challengers, At-Large City Councilor Sam Yoon and South End Developer Kevin McCrea, and garnered more votes than the three combined. Menino...

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Meet Boston’s newest cycling enthusiast (you’ve heard of him)

October 3, 2009
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Meet Boston’s newest cycling enthusiast (you’ve heard of him)

He’s an avid bicycler who wakes up at 5 a.m. and rides his bike around his Hyde Park neighborhood for 45 minutes. I’m sure you’ve heard the stories but incase you missed it our mayor’s daily exercise regiment includes biking–and he wants us to join him. Since taking up the sport, Mayor Thomas Menino...

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East Boston – Pop Warner

October 3, 2009
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D Team The East Boston Jets D team took on the Newton Mustangs this week on a rain soaked slippery field and going into this contest the boys were very confident, getting a very important player back on offense and defense, GIOVANNI LEE, after almost losing him for the season. The defense played very...

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It’s only the beginning – Capuano has time to catch Coakley

October 3, 2009
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Our Congressman Mike Capuano is reaching for the stars as he attempts to gain the US Senate seat held by the late Edward Kennedy. In order to gain victory in such an attempt, Capuano must literally and figuratively come out of himself. That is, he must act in every way more like a US...

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On to November – Menino and Flaherty move on to general election

October 3, 2009
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Mayor Thomas Menino will be facing Councillor Michael Flaherty in the Election Day final that is six weeks away. Despite a great deal of voter unrest, voter dissatisfaction with the economy and with government, Menino survived a strong challenge from three opponents. However, Flaherty, City Councillor Sam Yoon and businessman Kevin McCrea combined didn’t...

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Obituaries – 10/1/09

October 3, 2009
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Paul Imperato, 77 Retired Railroad Conductor Paul Imperato of Revere died on September 17 at the Hammersmith Nursing Care Center in Saugus. He was 77 years old. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a former railroad conductor. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Ranno); devoted father of Paul Imperato...

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Coming attractions – Zumix gives a tour of its new location at the former Engine 40 Firehouse

September 24, 2009
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Coming attractions – Zumix gives a tour of its new location at the former Engine 40 Firehouse

Zumix, East Boston’s popular music education program, took the opportunity Saturday to hold a community open house and show off its new digs at the corner of Sumner and Orleans streets. Currently more than three-quarters through construction, the Engine 40 Firehouse is expected to open by the end of this year. Zumix, the neighborhood...

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Enter, stage left – Capuano positions himself as the natural successor to Kennedy

September 24, 2009
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Enter, stage left – Capuano positions himself as the natural successor to Kennedy

Relying on his liberal stance on most issues and ability to maneuver the halls of Capitol Hill, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano officially announced his candidacy for Massachusetts’ open U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. In a speech that was delivered at the Omni Parker House in Boston, the same place...

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Major successes at Excel Academy

September 24, 2009
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While some national statistics would suggest that minority students tend to fall behind white students when it comes to middle and high school test scores, students from East Boston’s Excel Academy charter school are bucking the trend. For the second year in a row, the students in Excel Academy’s Class of 2009 ranked first...

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Pop Warner

September 24, 2009
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C Team The East Boston C team Jets took the field on Sunday afternoon against a very talented Boston Raiders team. In the fist half, the Raiders punched in a touchdown on a third and goal to open the scoring, but failed on the extra point. The Jets came right back on a drive...

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Registration is open for the Mayor’s Cup; the action begins Oct. 3

September 24, 2009
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Team registration is now open for the 16th annual Mayor’s Cup Youth Ice Hockey Tournament. The competition, sponsored by Comcast and the Boston Bruins Foundation, returns to Boston on October 3 and 4 and continues October 10 and 11 with finals on Sunday, October 18. The 2009 tournament is hosted by Boston Centers for...

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One Step Closer – Casinos are starting to look like a sure bet

September 24, 2009
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With the support of Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo now a reality, casino gambling has taken a large, incremental step closer. With State Senate President Therese Murray also on board, this leaves only the governor to weigh in, and the debate will be virtually at an end, although there will be meetings, public...

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Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Paul Imperato, 77 Retired Railroad Conductor Paul Imperato of Revere died on September 17 at the Hammersmith Nursing Care Center in Saugus. He was 77 years old. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a former railroad conductor. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Ranno); devoted father of Paul Imperato...

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A losing play

September 19, 2009
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A losing play

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Some people fight to win and some people fight to lose, so the saying goes. Well, it seems with the Democratic primary just around the corner on Tuesday, September 22, Michael Flaherty, Sam Yoon and Kevin McCrea are fighting to lose. The triumvirate that have all tried to unseat entrenched...

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Flu concerns are causing headaches

September 19, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As a new school year began across East Boston last week, there is still uncertainty, fear and even misinformation on the H1N1 influenza pandemic, commonly referred to as swine flu. Last year, two Eastie schools–the Mario Umana Middle School Academy and the James Otis Elementary School–were closed for a week...

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No small accomplishment: Eastie hosts district’s first-ever Montessori classroom

September 19, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Last week, East Boston became the first neighborhood to host Boston Public Schools’ first-ever Montessori classroom at the Early Education Center on Gove Street. Twenty students entering pre-school and kindergarten will be taught in the Montessori philosophy. Dr. Carol Johnson, Boston Public Schools superintendent, promised to provide a free Montessori...

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In District 1, a test for LaMattina

September 19, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com When the North End’s Chris Kulikoski kicked off his candidacy for the Boston City Council, it became the first time incumbent Councilor Sal LaMattina faced a challenger since narrowly beating Dan Ryan of Charlestown for the seat during a special election in 2006. Many who love a good political fight...

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Go All In – Casinos are a better deal than slots

September 19, 2009
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Speaker Robert DeLeo, formerly of East Boston and now of Winthrop, is believed to be in favor of introducing slot machines into the state’s remaining tracks before going to the full casino concept. Speaker DeLeo has his own mind, and lately, he’s not afraid of using it. He has shown an ability to steer...

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Obituaries – 9/17/09

September 19, 2009
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Richard Moschella Wonderland Park employee Richard “Dickie” Moschella of Everett, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on September 13. A Wonderland Park employee, he was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Lavenia), with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; father of his wife’s son, Mark Sweazey, of Everett; dear brother of...

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A credit to the neighborhood

September 12, 2009
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A credit to the neighborhood

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Last week, the East Boston Social Centers (EBSC) became the second early childcare program in the neighborhood to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality for our...

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Capuano appears ready to make a run for Kennedy’s seat

September 12, 2009
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Capuano appears ready to make a run for Kennedy’s seat

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com All signs are pointing to U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano throwing his hat into the race for Senator Ted Kennedy’s vacant seat. On Tuesday, Capuano pulled nomination papers, and he has been busy making phone calls to friends, political allies and confidants across the state, trying to garner support or gauge...

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Cargo handler convicted of having sticky fingers

September 12, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com A East Boston resident working as a cargo handler at Logan Airport was convicted in federal court of rifling through U.S. mail while employed at the airport. Andres Lainez, 48, of Chelsea Street, East Boston pleaded guilty on September 1 before U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock to one count of...

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Labor Day ‘09

September 12, 2009
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Labor Day has come and gone, finishing off the half-summer during this, the fall of our discontent. The government estimates that 14 million Americans are out of work. The unemployment rate is 9.7 percent and rising, although the numbers of those losing jobs is declining. We all know that the world economy was turned...

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