BRA expands green project – Project encourages Triple Decker owners to go green

October 6, 2010
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In the Northeast, specifically Boston and neighborhoods like East Boston, South Boston and Dorchester the phenomenon of triple decker construction in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s served to house the large immigrant families that were moving here from Ireland and Italy. However, many of these properties, which line almost every street from Eagle...

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Lucky 7: League expands in Season 2

October 6, 2010
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Another week in the books for the EBMHL, and once again Porrazzo Rink saw nothing short of fantastic hockey. Last season, the EBMHL carried 6 teams. Due to an overwhelming response from hockey players all over the Boston area Commissioner Ron Moore and Co-Commissioner Jeff Arinella were forced to bring in a 7th team...

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The New Library – Facility will be a source of pride for Eastie

October 6, 2010
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The construction of a new public library in East Boston within the next three years is proof that city hall cares about East Boston after all. The attempted closing of the Orient Heights Branch of the public library a few months back proved just the opposite – that city hall didn’t care about East...

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Maverick Square – A dash of panache to the center of town

October 6, 2010
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The new Burger King adds to the panache of Maverick Square. Who would have believed a Burger King could add to the panache of anything, let alone a place like Maverick Square, which is constantly in a state of change and evolution. The new location has been designed nicely and the construction and finish...

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Arrest Report 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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Monday, September 27 Jorge Gomez of 195 Havre Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without a license and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. Gloria Gomez of 21 Kerr Road, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the night. Leonel Munoz...

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Obituaries 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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Sandra Marie O’Brien East Boston resident Sandra Marie (Mulloy) O’Brien of East Boston died unexpectedly on October 1. She was the beloved wife of William O’Brien with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; loving mother of Lisa, Debra, Derek and Steven O’Brien, all of East Boston, and sister of the late Doreen Hardiman;...

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Finding (and saving) Nemo

September 30, 2010
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Finding (and saving) Nemo

I think we can all agree that East Boston is not short of weird stories but this one takes the cake. A massive effort was recently undertaken to save an animal off the shores of Eastie. No it wasn’t a harbor seal, or a beached dolphin or a small whale tangled in a fishing...

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Belle Isle Bridge slated for much-needed repairs

September 30, 2010
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Belle Isle Bridge slated for much-needed repairs

Fourteen years ago when Jim Costin bought Belle Isle Seafood on the East Boston side of the Belle Isle/Winthrop Bridge he was nervous. “There were rumblings and talk about re-doing the bridge back then but nothing ever happened,” said Costin. Now, the project to make much-needed improvements to sure up the structural integrity of...

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Shhhhhh! – Library meeting is long on talk, short on news

September 30, 2010
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Shhhhhh! – Library meeting is long on talk, short on news

Residents went to the Meridian Street Branch of the Boston Public Library expecting to hear a major announcement about the future of the library branches in East Boston and the construction of brand new state-of-the-art facility. However, they were met with tight-lipped officials. While the East Boston Times reported last week that a site...

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Lynn man sentenced to 15 years for shooting spree outside an East Boston restaurant

September 30, 2010
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The Lynn man who went on a shooting rampage on Thanksgiving morning back in 2008 outside an East Boston restaurant was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison this week. The shooting seriously injuring three people and left one with permanent brain damage. Ramon Altagracia, 31, who was living as Holvin Cruz, at...

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East Boston Mens Hockey League kicks off its second season of spirited competition

September 30, 2010
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The highly anticipated second season for the East Boston Mens Hockey League kicked off Tuesday evening, September 14th at the Porazzo Rink. Anyone who made it out to the rink for Tuesdays games were sure to be impressed with the skill and talent that was on display that evening and will be all year...

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The Governor’s Race – Candidates love East Boston

September 30, 2010
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A great deal of political capital and time has been spent in East Boston by Governor Deval Patrick and his opponents Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Tim Cahill. They have all visited here multiple times in the past few months – with the governor especially active in East Boston for the past year. In...

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Arrest Report 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Monday, September 20 Jonathan Patino of 28 Amory Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault & battery on a police officer. Scott Clark of 234 West 3rd Street, South Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Alexander Powe of 119 Sumner Street, East Boston, was arrested and...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Vincent Iandolo East Boston resident Vincent R. Iandolo of East Boston died on September 25. A US Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of more than 52 Years of Anna (Marrama) Iandolo, he was the devoted father of Denise Risti and her husband, Stephen, and Sharon Russo and her husband, Joseph, all...

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Baker packs ’em in at Ecco

September 22, 2010
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Baker packs ’em in at Ecco

If you asked the 100 or so East Bostonians that packed Ecco Restaurant on Monday night to catch a glimpse of Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker who was going to win the Massachusetts Governorship, the answer unequivocally would be Baker. It’s hard to imagine, with the local political backing from some and the support of...

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Abandoned baby found, unharmed, on Saratoga St.

September 22, 2010
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Abandoned baby found, unharmed, on Saratoga St.

Less than a hundred yards from where a infant baby boy was abandoned in an alley on Saratoga Street early Monday morning, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Representative Carlo Basile and members of Baby Safe Haven held a press conference to bring awareness to safe haven drop off stations for newborns throughout the city. “Today...

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ISD cracks down on code violations

September 22, 2010
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ISD cracks down on code violations

On Monday, outside an abandoned property on Webster Street, Inspectors from the City of Boston, Fire Marshals and a special unit from the Boston Police examined the outside of the dilapidated home. Immediately they noticed the home was not properly sealed, had open widows but it did have a sign with a big red...

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Site and architect chosen for neighborhood’s state-of-the-art facility

September 22, 2010
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City of Boston officials said that they would soon announce major developments concerning the construction of brand new, state-of-the-art library in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino hinted at the development at a recent fundraiser for City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the Mayor’s local liaison, Ernani DeAraujo, confirmed that a site has been picked and...

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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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