Obituaries 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
By

Joseph Pimentel Of New Hampshire, formerly of Saugus Joseph Pimentel of Sandown, New Hampshire, formerly of Saugus, died on January 11. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a past member of the Saugus Elks and a past employee of the Town of Saugus. He was the beloved husband of more...

Read more »

Much more than a name – A fitting tribute to Louis Porrazzo at the rink that bears his name

January 7, 2010
By
Much more than a name – A fitting tribute to Louis Porrazzo at the rink that bears his name

All of 1st Lieutenant Louis Edward Porrazzo’s brothers were in attendance Saturday night. The brothers that fought along side him, laughed with him, cried with him and mourned him when he was killed in action in Vietnam on September 27, 1967. And it was upon his death that Porrazzo’s surviving sisters, Shelly DeMarco and...

Read more »

Historical Society takes shape in Eastie

January 7, 2010
By
Historical Society takes shape in Eastie

They have their very own blog set up to get neighborhood kids and adults excited to learn about East Boston’s rich history from colonial days, through the age of clipper ships to the jet age. The blog is the working of East Boston’s new Historical Society–a new group comprised of students and teachers from...

Read more »

Menino fights to keep Yemeni LNG tanker from entering Boston Harbor

January 7, 2010
By

While this week was time to celebrate for Mayor Thomas Menino, it was also a time to weigh in on some very serious matters of national security. Menino continued his fight to keep a Yemeni LNG (liquified natural gas) tanker from entering Boston Harbor next month and passing only a couple of hundred yards...

Read more »

Arrest Report 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
By

Monday, December 28 Giuseppe Lopriore of 210 Byron Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for larceny. Tuesday, December 29 Allen Johnson of 38 Neptune Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, December 30 David Todisco of 55 Webster Street, East Boston, was arrested on an...

Read more »

The Mayor’s Fifth Term – Education needs to be a priority

January 7, 2010
By

At Faneuil Hall on Monday morning, Thomas Menino made history by taking the oath for the Mayor’s office for a fifth time. While there were lighter moments as when Menino was swearing in the City Councilors and gave them the oath for the office of Mayor, Menino’s inaugural address outlined the four serious areas...

Read more »

Obituaries 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
By

Margaret Heffron East Boston resident Margaret (Savio) Heffron of East Boston died on January 3. The beloved wife of the late William J Heffron, she was the devoted mother of George Heffron of East Boston, Patricia Falcone and her husband, Louis, of Worcester, William Heffron and his wife, AnnMarie, of East Boston; dear sister...

Read more »

Year in Review A look back on events that affected East Boston

December 30, 2009
By
Year in Review A look back on events that affected East Boston

On Thursday night the final seconds of 2009 will tick away. East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. The years’ successes put East Boston on the...

Read more »

Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
By

There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

Read more »

Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
By

Sarah Lompa East Boston resident Sarah A. (Bruno) Lompa of East Boston died on December 27. She was 79 years old. The beloved wife of the late Gary Lompa, she was the loving mother of Carl Fiantago and his wife, Annette, of East Boston, and Gary Lompa Jr. and his fiancée, Debbie, of Phoenix,...

Read more »

All is calm at East Boston charter school following gas leak scare on Monday morning

December 17, 2009
By
All is calm at East Boston charter school following gas leak scare on Monday morning

Excel Academy Charter School, known for its discipline and educational prowess, was thrown into chaos Monday morning following a gas leak scare at the school’s Saratoga Street campus. The Boston Fire Department was notified by a maintenance worker of a smell of natural gas leaking from the school’s roof a little before 11 a.m....

Read more »

Olympic gold medalists are featured in Sports Illustrated

December 17, 2009
By
Olympic gold medalists are featured in Sports Illustrated

It isn’t often that the sport of sailing makes a story in a mostly “ball sports” magazine like Sports Illustrated (SI) said Piers Park Sailing Center’s Maureen McKinnon Tucker. But there she was in the pages of this month’s SI in a feature story that also highlights her skipper, Nick Scandone’s, who lost his...

Read more »

EBNHC receives $12 million to build a new facility in Maverick Sq.

December 17, 2009
By
EBNHC receives $12 million to build a new facility in Maverick Sq.

It’s arguably the biggest news to hit this little corner of Boston in decades. It was announced last week that President Barack Obama has chosen the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) as the recipient of $12 million in stimulus money to build a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Square. The news has...

Read more »

Socket to ya: Why our electric rates are so high

December 17, 2009
By

By Seth Daniel For the Free Press Leaving the porch light on, running an air conditioner at night or using a longer cycle on the clothes dryer are all decisions that, in Massachusetts, will cost users more than just about anywhere else in the country. As the cost of everything has risen in the...

Read more »

As the holidays approach, a sobering reminder about hunger

December 17, 2009
By

As we gather with friends and family during the holiday season, we are reminded of how fortunate we are. But while the season is a time for celebrations, it’s also a time for reflection. A report released this week by East Boston based Project Bread is a sober reminder that there are over a...

Read more »

A Long Wait – Lack of movement at Pier 1 is very frustrating

December 17, 2009
By

Despite the best efforts of Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile to prompt Roseland Properties into developing East Boston’s valuable Pier 1 as promised, there is not going to be much movement at the present time. Roseland Properties is facing what every development business in the nation is up against – a banking...

Read more »

A Great Prognosis – New health center is a boon for neighborhood

December 17, 2009
By

Maverick Square is the likely place where the new offices of the East Boston Health Center are going to be located in a magnificent new building. It will also include doctor’s offices and everything having to do with medicine and the high quality brand of community medicine practiced by EBHC professionals everyday. All this...

Read more »

At Meridian Market – There’s no better place to soak up the holiday spirit

December 17, 2009
By

As Christmas rushes toward us, we would like to call attention to Meridian Market, again, as one of the great and wonderful places in this community where attention is paid to excellence and detail. Christmas treats of the Italian kind are abundant at Meridian – and also abundant is the Christmas cheer given to...

Read more »

Obituaries 12-17-2009

December 17, 2009
By

Christine Cleary Hingham resident Christine M. (Doucette) Cleary of Hingham, formerly of Weymouth, died on December 10 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She graduated from East Boston High School and Boston Business School and lived in Weymouth for most of her life. She spent many summers as a young girl in Wedgeport,...

Read more »

Capuano: Experience matters

November 25, 2009
By
Capuano: Experience matters

In front of a crowd of 100 or so supporters at the Machinist Union on the corner of Saratoga and Addison Streets in East Boston, U.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Michael Capuano said you don’t want him, but a qualified machinist, working on jet engines at Logan Airport so why would voters want to...

Read more »

MBTA replaces all cars on the Blue Line: On a scale of 1-10, give it a 6

November 25, 2009
By
MBTA replaces all cars on the Blue Line: On a scale of 1-10, give it a 6

While some East Boston commuters have complained the new Blue Line trains are less comfortable then their outdated and older counterparts — others like the sleek new look and added capacity. Whatever your opinion is of the new trains that run through the heart of East Boston, they are now the only ride in...

Read more »

NEIA leaves an indelible mark on Heritage Apts.

November 25, 2009
By

The New England Institute of Art (NEIA) recently unveiled a mural on Sumner Street near Maverick square that depicts the history of East Boston and its people from the age of the clipper ship to the jet age. The mural, which began as a summer course offered by NEIA Associate Professor of Graphic Design...

Read more »

Jets prepare for South Boston, MIAA playoffs

November 25, 2009
By
Jets prepare for South Boston, MIAA playoffs

The East Boston High School football team will square off against their rival, South Boston High School, for the annual Thanksgiving Day game at White Stadium in Franklin Field. Kickoff is at 9:30 a.m. After the game, Easie will take on Bristoll-Plymouth on Tuesday December 1 in a semifinal playoff game. The location and...

Read more »

Arrest Log 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
By

November 16 Rafael Esquilin of 21 Staples Avenue, Everett, was arrested and charged with assault & battery with a dangerous weapon. November 17 Robert Divenuti of 20 Central Avenue, Revere, was arrested on warrants for trespassing, operating after suspension and distribution of Class D within 1000ft of a school zone. Nicole Skillin of 87...

Read more »

Real Time Web Analytics - Buzz Stat