Arrest Report 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Monday, August 2 Herberto Rigoberto of 276 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with attempted unarmed robbery. Tuesday, August 3 Maria Martinez of 373 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested on outstanding warrants for operating under the influence of alcohol & leaving the scene of property damage. Joel Agosto of 61 Havre...

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Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Lucia Martorano California resident Lucia Martorano of California, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on August 4. She was 88 years old. She was the wife of the late Gaetano Martorano; mother of Antonette Squillante-Chiampa and Frank Martorano, both of Revere and Lucille and Joseph Martorano of California; sister of the late Carmella...

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Arroyo is making East Boston his business

August 4, 2010
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Arroyo is making East Boston his business

It’s become a joke of sorts in East Boston. Whenever you see an At-Large City Councilor cruising the neighborhood you mutter to the person next to you ‘it must be an election year’. With the exception of At-Large City Councilors like Stephen Murphy, who has aligned himself with many of the neighborhood’s struggles and...

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Santarpio’s and Belle Isle Seafood garner ‘Best of Boston’ honors

August 4, 2010
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Santarpio’s and Belle Isle Seafood garner ‘Best of Boston’ honors

East Boston has long been a food mecca and a place where things are done right from sandwiches to Italian food to Mexican to Brazilian cuisines so it’s no surprise when an East Boston eatery shows up on Boston Magazine’s annual ‘Best of Boston’ issue. Boston magazine named two area businesses among 194 winners...

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Nothing doing – Petty politics dooms casino legislation

August 4, 2010
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The shame in this whole affair of trying to expand gaming in Massachusetts is that the state legislature and governor refused to see past petty politics and egos and missed an opportunity to pass the one thing everyone in government wanted — three resort casinos in the state. Only in Massachusetts could something like...

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Foreclosure legislation should benefit East Boston residents

August 4, 2010
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Predatory lending, no-doc loans and subprime mortgages all contributed to high level of foreclosures in East Boston—a neighborhood not quite decimated by the problem but an example of how bad things got for a blue collar community when the economy tanked With home foreclosures continuing to rise in the state in spite of the...

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Red Sox players visit east Boston

August 4, 2010
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Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) annual Fenway Challenge/ Sox Talk came to Memorial Stadium Field in East Boston Monday. The winners of the Fenway Challenge, a skill competition in running, hitting, and throwing for boys and girls, ages 6-14, met Sox players and coaches and will be treated to a Red Sox...

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Perfect Summer – August in New England

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Arrest Report 08-04-2010

August 4, 2010
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Monday, July 26 No arrests. Tuesday, July 27 Juan Chavez Guzman of 43 Waite Street, Malden, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. Kevin Michael Hembrough of 282 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested on several outstanding drug offense warrants. Wednesday, July 28 Edwin Gonzalez of Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, was arrested and charged...

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Obituaries 08-04-2010

August 4, 2010
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Juanita Trombley East Boston resident Juanita M. (Capone) Trombley of East Boston died on July 31. She was the loving mother of Denise Trombley and her companion, Frank DiLuigi, of East Boston and the late Jason Trombley; beloved life long partner of Edward Alves of East Boston; dear sister of the late Carol Capone;...

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Piers Park Sailing Center hosts U.S. Junior Sailing Championship

July 20, 2010
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Piers Park Sailing Center hosts U.S. Junior Sailing Championship

Piers Park Sailing Center on Boston Harbor last week hosted the U.S. Sailing’s Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championship. The country’s best junior sailors competed in the national semi-finals with the winners advancing to the National Championship in San Diego at Mission Bay Yacht Club. The regatta consisted of eight junior (14-18 years old) teams...

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Farm Central – A fresh, new beginning for weekly market By John Lynds

July 20, 2010
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Farm Central – A fresh, new beginning for weekly market By John Lynds

The East Boston Farmers Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) returned to Central Square in East Boston last Thursday with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. Farmers will be at the selling fruits and vegetables every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. through October 7. Community Initiatives Coordinator...

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Colombian ambassador visits East Boston

July 20, 2010
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Colombian ambassador visits East Boston

It was an exciting day for Colombians in East Boston this week as they had the rare opportunity to sit with their native country’s ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Carolina Barco Isakson, the daughter of Colombia’s former president Virgilio Barco Vargas, held a special meeting Monday at Zumix on Sumner Street with Colombian political...

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Filing the necessary environmental reports is next stop in the process

July 20, 2010
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The state’s environmental secretary has approved the MBTA’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Red Line/Blue Line connector project. However, the MBTA’s DEIR will not satisfy all environmental studies and it must file a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) according to Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles’ decision. There’s been a...

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Counterfeit charges filed against a brother-sister duo

July 20, 2010
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An East Boston man and his sister have both been arrested and arraigned in connection with using fake identities to create counterfeit checks and using those checks to steal over $120,000 from auto auction houses around the state. Amarildo Silva, 30, was arraigned on charges of Possession of Counterfeit Notes, Identity Fraud and Forging...

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Slots at the Tracks? – In the end, compromise will prevail

July 20, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not sign a casino bill that provides slot machines for four racetracks in Massachusetts. State Senate President Therese Murray – and the senate – has essentially said the same thing. Only House Speaker Robert DeLeo and the House have voted to order slots into the four tracks...

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Arrest Report 07-20-2010

July 20, 2010
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Monday, July 12 Thomas William Defrietas of 134 Trenton Street, East Boston, was arrested on a warrant for possession of Class B drugs. Ismael Gonzalez of 6 Marginal Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Tuesday, July 13 Erick Flores of Woodside, NY, was arrested and charged with assault & battery...

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Obituaries 07-20-2010

July 20, 2010
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Giulio Imperioso Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Giulio Imperioso of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 18. He was employed by the City of Revere and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. The beloved husband of the late Edith (Walles) Imperioso with whom he shared 36 years of...

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The track’s time is now – Officials honor the oval’s rich history, look forward to better days ahead

July 14, 2010
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The track’s time is now – Officials honor the oval’s rich history, look forward to better days ahead

Seventy Five years ago the nation was in the throws of the Great Depression, a gigantic dust bowl raged in America’s prairie lands and Franklin D. Roosevelt was pitching his New Deal to the country. On the marshy border between East Boston and Revere, after pari-mutuel wagering was legalized in the state, Suffolk Downs...

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Santarpio’s featured on Food Network show

July 14, 2010
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Santarpio’s featured on Food Network show

The rivalry continues and East Bostonians maybe a little down today after watching the television show, “Food Feuds.” On Monday, during the final taping of the Food Network’s new show ‘Food Feuds’ the network, albeit wrongly, named Pizzeria Regina, that chain that started in the North End and grew to 15 restaurants comprised of...

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Tagged with a big-time fine – Vandal ordered to pay ten grand in restitution

July 14, 2010
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The notorious vandal responsible for defacing several Blue Line trains inside the Orient Heights MBTA rail yard in East Boston back in 2005 pleaded guilty last Friday and will face jail time and have to pay restitution to the MBTA for his crime. Jim Clay Harper, 25. of Wilmette, Illinois, pleaded guilty to seven...

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Rise in break-ins linked to reluctance on the part of some residents to use banks

July 14, 2010
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Break-ins in East Boston are at a two year high according to Boston Police statistics and while the 129 break-ins so far this year is only slightly higher than last year its 63 more than all of 2008. Eastie is no different than the rest of the city where break-ins have jumped 11.5 percent...

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APAC’s summer jobs program receives a much-needed boost from the state and ARRA

July 14, 2010
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s SummerWorks program have become an oasis for at-risk teens, giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Fighting Crime – Boston will win this battle

July 14, 2010
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We have more than our share of crime in this neighborhood. But we are not like Roxbury and Dorchester and parts of Mattapan where gangs are murdering young people and innocents. East Boston’s crime scene is so unlike that of other neighborhoods that everyone living here should rejoice that gangs toting handguns and shooting...

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