Obituaries 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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Anna Marrotta Former East Boston Realtor Anna C. (Natale) Marotta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 16. A former East Boston realtor, she was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Marotta with whom she shared 13 years of marraige; loving mother of Mary Ann Marotta of Revere; cherished daughter of...

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Menino has a strong showing in Eastie as he wins a record fifth term

November 12, 2009
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Menino has a strong showing in Eastie as he wins a record fifth term

Mayor Thomas Menino was elected to a historic fifth term as Mayor of Boston cruising to victory past City Councilor Michael Flaherty Tuesday night, a night that he also did very well among East Boston voters. Although Flaherty, and his unofficial running mate, City Councilor Sam Yoon, put up a good fight it wasn’t...

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Study: There’s no arguing the benefits of debate teams

November 12, 2009
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Study: There’s no arguing the benefits of debate teams

At the height of the political season a few weeks ago voters sat down and watched political rivals debate the issues affecting Boston but did you know these structured arguments can actually improve one’s grades? A new study suggests that African-American students who participate in debate leagues like the one at East Boston High...

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Sousa wins his final home game as Jets extend winning streak to six

November 12, 2009
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Sousa wins his final home game as Jets extend winning streak to six

In his last home game during a stellar coaching career, East Boston High School football coach John Sousa not only got a big win against Boston English High School but was also presented with a plaque by the English High football coaching staff. Sousa and the Jets cruised past English 44-16, extending a six...

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EBHS boys soccer team wins the City League championship

November 12, 2009
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EBHS boys soccer team wins the City League championship

The East Boston High School boys soccer team captured the City League Title last week against Madison Park at Franklin Field by a score of 1-0 with only 4:30 left on the clock. After a Madison was called for handball, Eastie sent Carlos Andres Ruiz in for the penalty shot, which bounced off the...

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Cahill positions himself as the candidate for Everyman

November 12, 2009
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Of all the candidates vying for the State House’s corner office next year, there’s one gubernatorial candidate who, if elected, would be standing up for the average Joe. Treasurer Tim Cahill, who was in East Boston last week, comes off as the working class, no frills, blue collar Quincy native with a Boston University...

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A Special Event – Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart

November 12, 2009
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For the past few years, Thanksgiving at the Sacred Heart Church has been one of this neighborhood’s most compelling events. With the bad economy affecting so many this year as the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sacred Heart takes on more meaning. The chair of this year’s event is Crystal Basile, the...

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The City Election – Menino’s victory

November 12, 2009
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In East Boston, voters came out in huge numbers for Mayor Thomas Menino. So his victory last week came as no surprise to voters here, and to his many, many loyal friends and supporters in this neighborhood. Mayor Menino is a constant visitor and a good friend to East Boston. In 16 years, this...

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LaMattina coasts to re-election

November 12, 2009
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Councilor Sal LaMattina also scored a tremendous vote – the ultimate endorsement by the judges who count on the local scene. LaMattina has been a positive, active, intelligent voice making himself heard and felt among the people of this neighborhood during the past two years. Congrats to Sal – and keep up the good...

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Obituaries 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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Alice Pagliaro Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights Alice (Dente) Pagliaro of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on November 8. She was in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of Santo Pagliaro with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; loving mother of Steven Pagliaro and his wife, Carol;...

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Arrest Report 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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District Seven Arrest Report November 2 Luis Landaverde of 109 West Neptune Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating with a revoked license. Joseph D’Avella of 57 Vine Street, Saugus, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Isidro Duran Guardado of 13 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with...

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Menino elected to an unprecedented fifth term; LaMattina keeps Council seat

November 5, 2009
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Menino elected to an unprecedented fifth term; LaMattina keeps Council seat

In July he officially became the longest serving mayor in the history of Boston. On Tuesday he entered the history books. Mayor Thomas Menino was elected to a historic fifth term as Mayor of Boston cruising to victory past City Councilor Michael Flaherty Tuesday night. Although Flaherty, and his unofficial running mate, City Councilor...

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Lawmakers hear testimony on expanded gaming

November 5, 2009
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Lawmakers hear testimony on expanded gaming

Expanded gaming or full scale resort-style casino’s in the Commonwealth are not going to be as epidemic as crack was in the 1980s as some suggested at last week’s public hearing at the State House. However, it is also not going to solve all of the state’s fiscal woes as others would suggest. Somewhere...

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Pilot program aimed at helping renters in foreclosed properties

November 5, 2009
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Tenants in East Boston, not homeowners are some of the biggest victims of the recent mortgage and foreclosure crisis that began last year. With a good percentage of foreclosed homes being the traditional triple-deckers that make up the local neighborhoods, many tenants are forced to vacate the property once the landlord has allowed the...

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Jets ‘D’ team battles Mission Hill

November 5, 2009
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The Eastie Jets took on the Mission Hill Buccaneers this past Sunday November 1. The Jets played a great game but lost to Mission Hill by a score of 28-0. The jets played very well on both sides of the ball but could not capitalize. The Jets defense played very well but couldn’t keep...

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Negative Vibes – Anti-casino forces are mobilizing for inaction

November 5, 2009
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The voices against casino gambling are gathering their forces. Like most of those who stand against progress in this litigious world, they are gathering studies, studies on top of studies, the one thousand reasons a casino cannot possibly thrive or even exist without ruining the East Boston community. They are trying to harness the...

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Obituaries 11-5-09

November 5, 2009
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Teresa Moscaritolo East Boston resident Teresa (Grella) Moscaritolo of East Boston died on October 31. She was in her 96th year. She was the wife of the late John Moscaritolo; loving mother of Carol Forlano and her husband, Vito, and Katherine Rivard, both of East Boston, Grazio Moscaritolo and his wife, Barbara, of Lynn...

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Prescribing patience – Menino says city will act quickly once vaccines are available

October 31, 2009
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Prescribing patience – Menino says city will act quickly once vaccines are available

As hundreds of East Bostonians lined up outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) over the weekend to receive their annual seasonal flu shot, there was a lot of talk and questions in the line about when the state will start dolling out the highly anticipated H1N1 vaccine. The clamor here and in...

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One memorable day in Eastie

October 31, 2009
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One memorable day in Eastie

By Joshua Resnek Air Force One landed in East Boston at exactly 11:21 Friday morning. The blue and white gleaming big bird shone in the morning light. The Boeing 747 taxied over to the tarmac by the MassPort Fire Station at the northernmost part of the sprawling airport. About fifty members of the press...

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Jets extend their winning streak to six games with a shutout victory over Brighton

October 31, 2009
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The East Boston High School Jets football team extended its winning streak to six with a shutout over Brighton Friday. Eastie pounded Brighton 37-0 while improving to 6-1 on the season. The Jets’ Brandon Amodeo continued to impress scoring two of Eastie’s six touchdowns. It seemed to be all over from the start for...

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Maverick Street project receives the ZBA’s go-ahead

October 31, 2009
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A slightly scaled down version of the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) affordable rental project at 170 Maverick Street was approved by Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) last Tuesday. The project was given a green light by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last year and all that is left to do, according...

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Mayor Menino – The right decisions are often the tough ones

October 31, 2009
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The first unwritten rule of politics is that a politician does everything he or she can do to get re-elected. Often, and too sadly, doing what is right as opposed to what is popular are often at the different ends of the spectrum. Many times our political leaders will opt for doing what is...

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Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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Ronald Marino Malden resident Ronald J. Marino of Malden, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on October 23. He was the loving son of the late Alfred R. and Lillian (Tranfaglia) Marino; dear brother of the late Alfred Marino and his surviving spouse, Pauline Marino, of Revere and the late Philip Marino, Nancy Jenner, and...

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The past and present – JPNA discusses future of Immigration Station

October 22, 2009
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The past and present – JPNA discusses future of Immigration Station

Believe it or not, that dilapidated warehouse next to the Navy Fuel Pier on Marginal Street was second only to Ellis Island as a point of entry for thousands of Irish, Jewish and Italians immigrants into the U.S. during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Across Marginal Street from the former Immigration Station building...

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