Project is on time and on budget

April 7, 2010
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The very attractive, and very tall, Chelsea Street Bridge being built to replace the aging drawbridge is still on track and on budget according to Consultant for the project, John Vitagliano. Now visible from East Boston, the set of steel trusses that will hold the bridge that will connect Eastie to Chelsea are halfway...

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Meetings scheduled on New Street Development

April 7, 2010
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It could be the waterfront development project that gives other developers that have been dragging their feet for the better part of decade the confidence to put shovels in the ground along East Boston’s shoreline. This month there will be two meetings regarding the proposed New Street Development located at 6-26 New St. near...

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Arrest Report 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Monday, March 29 Antonio Lopez of 40 Morris Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with breaking & entering of a motor vehicle in the night time. Jeffrey Lugo of 90 Columbia Road, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. Eric Gugliemi of 96 Judson Street, Malden, was arrested on a warrant...

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Count On It – Casino gambling looks like a done deal

April 7, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill was released to the public and voted on a day later by a House committee that reported it to the floor of the House for further action. That action is expected next week and if all goes according to the script, the expanded gambling bill will be...

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Obituaries 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Mary Ferullo Garment industry retiree Mary Ferullo of East Boston died on April 4. Ms. Ferullo worked in the garment industry until her retirement and was a member of Local 80D ILGWU. She enjoyed having her family gather at her house every Sunday for dinner, spending weekends at her sister Helen’s house in Peabody,...

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BPL meets with East Boston residents about closures, how they affect the neighborhood

March 31, 2010
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BPL meets with East Boston residents about closures, how they affect the neighborhood

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com At a meeting hosted by the Boston Public Library’s President Amy Ryan inside the Harborside Community Center Saturday, the discussion ranged from the inability of one strategically placed ‘new’ library in East Boston to serve the entire population to how the closing of one or both branch libraries will affect...

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Sisters help power Northeastern to a club championship

March 31, 2010
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Sisters help power Northeastern to a club championship

Sisters Breanna and McKenzie Powers, lifelong residents of East Boston and graduates of East Boston High School play for the Northeastern University Women’s Club Hockey Team. After a perfect 24-0-0 season the Huskies were off to Minneapolis, MN for the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship Tournament. Northeastern swept the tournament defeating South Dakota...

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LaMattina partners with NUBE to boost participation

March 31, 2010
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LaMattina partners with NUBE to boost participation

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Two weeks ago, Mayor Thomas Menino was in East Boston to encourage the immigrant community to take part, and pride for that matter, in this year’s census. However, elected officials and community leaders are concerned that East Boston is falling dangerously behind the rest of Boston and the country when...

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Cahill gets to work

March 31, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Treasurer Tim Cahill was right back where he feels most comfortable campaigning–here among the blue collared people of the North Shore. In his bid to capture the Massachusetts Governor’s seat, Cahill made campaign stops last week in East Boston, Lynn and Everett talking about his family’s working class roots in...

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Operating Room – Movers and shakers mark the passage of health care reform bill in East Boston

March 31, 2010
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The recently passed health care reform bill brought a number of heavy hitters to East Boston last Friday to tout the bill in front of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. It was an afternoon of great theater for Senator John Kerry, Representative Ed Markey and our own Congressman Mike Capuano – all of...

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Internet Cafe – New business on Meridian Street deserves a beer and wine license

March 31, 2010
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There is a new business about to locate on Meridian Street that is going to be East Boston’s first ever Internet café – in other words, this is a business that will cater to those who will frequent an environment that offers the Internet and good food and drink. This is exactly the type...

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Arrest Report 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Monday, March 22 Eugene Preyl of 31 Sabino Farm Rd, Peabody, was arrested and charged with operating without a driver’s license. Danielle Rosatone of 131 Chestnut Street, Everett, was arrested and charged with possession of Class E drugs. Tuesday, March 23 No arrests. Wednesday, March 24 Yesina Pacheco of 53 Vine Street, Lynn, was...

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Obituaries 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Scott Panzini Winthrop resident Scott E. Panzini of Winthrop died on March 12. He was the beloved son of Edward and Eileen (Ferland) Panzini of Winthrop; dear brother of Robert Panzini and Laurie Ferullo, both of Winthrop and is also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were private and under the...

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Is there any way to clean up these dishes?

March 23, 2010
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Is there any way to clean up these dishes?

Last week while driving down Saratoga Street I noticed a Direct TV employee up on a ladder drilling a satellite dish onto the side of a home that already had four other dishes hanging off the side of the building. “Putting up another one?” I asked. “What’s it to you,” he said a little...

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Alleged drug syndicate shut down

March 23, 2010
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Several law enforcement agencies have broken up what they call a major drug ring operating in East Boston, Revere and Chelsea. Authorities have also arrested the ring’s leader and eight alleged co-conspirators in a Colombian drug syndicate that ran about a kilogram of cocaine each week through the three communities. Ferney Pereanez, aka Benito...

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Check up: EBNHC receives go-ahead from the BRA

March 23, 2010
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is one step closer to making its ambitious plan to construct a brand new state-of-the-art health facility in Maverick Square a reality. Last week the EBNHC and its project team received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval to raze an existing service station building on the proposed site between...

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Sousa and Amodeo honored by Gridiron Club

March 23, 2010
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East Boston High School head football coach John Sousa and senior captain Brandon Amodeo were honored by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association at their 12th annual high school football awards banquet. Sousa received the William H. Ohrenberger Award for being the high school coach of...

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Arrest Report 03-23-2010

March 23, 2010
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Monday, March 15 Edwin Rentas of 61 Eutaw Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license & also 3 outstanding warrants for the same offense. Tuesday, March 16 District Seven officers & Boston school police officers arrested a 16 year old male for trespassing inside of the...

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Health Care for All – But at what cost?

March 23, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 23, 2010
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Albert Pantano 36 year Bartender at Jevelli’s in East Boston Albert W. Pantano of Everett, formerly of Revere and Somerville, died on March 20. He was 81 years old. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of VFW Post 6712 and the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose. He...

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Senator Petruccelli: Put casino legislation in the hands of voters

March 19, 2010
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Senator Petruccelli: Put casino legislation in the hands of voters

Citing its potential for job creation, infrastructure improvements and a solid way to shore up the state’s $250 million thoroughbred industry, Senator Anthony Petruccelli said he would support a plan to construct a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs Racetrack. However, in the end, said Petruccelli, the decision will be in the hands of East...

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Square roots Residents help give shape to Central Sq. project

March 19, 2010
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Square roots Residents help give shape to Central Sq. project

The second in a series of community input meeting regarding the redevelopment of Central Square took place last week at the East Boston Social Centers. Attendance at future meetings, said city officials, will be crucial to the design and success of the project. “After all this is going to be your square,” said City...

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Residents warned about potential Census scams

March 19, 2010
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Census officials are warning residents about potential census scams by identity theft criminals looking to obtain your personal information, like a social security number, illegally. Beginning this month the U.S. Census Bureau will send out a short questionnaire to every household in East Boston in an effort to collect important demographic data. As a...

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St. Mary’s Cheerleading team advances to New Englands; three Eastie residents on the squad

March 19, 2010
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By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) basketball cheerleading squad, led by coach Beverly Richards Buckley, has earned a berth in the New England Cheerleading Tournament. The squad claimed its spot among the elite as a result of its fifth-place finish in the Massachusetts State finals Sunday at Wachussett Regional High School....

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