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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Arrest Report 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Monday, July 5 Monsour Belbachir of 61 Eutaw Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with breaking & entering in the nighttime. Benvin Chukwauna of 1100 Governors Park, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs & resisting arrest. Tuesday, July 6 James Dallaire of 138 Norwood Street, Fall River, was...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Carmela Recupero Revere resident Carmela (Picariello) Recupero of Revere died on July 12 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home. She was 96 years old. A homemaker, born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Pasqulina (DeSimone) Picariello; the beloved wife of the late Achille Recupero; devoted mother of Frank and his...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

July 8, 2010
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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

An up and coming musician making waves in the world of Latin Music will be playing in East Boston to close out the city’s Sixth Annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series–a two month celebration of Latin music and rhythms across Boston. Gregorio Uribe and his 15-piece group, Gregorio Uribe y Su Orquesta, which harkens...

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Eastie man pleads not guilty to alleged OUI accident – Post-Pops crash injured State Trooper

July 8, 2010
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The East Boston man accused of driving drunk and running over a Massachusetts state trooper in Cambridge after the 4th of July concert and fireworks display on the Esplanade pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Cambridge District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, third offense; operating under the influence of liquor...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Obituaries 07-07-2010

July 8, 2010
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James Pittman East Boston resident James O. Pittman of East Boston died on July 1. He was a US Navy veteran and a member of the Mass Army National Guard, 126 Signal Battalion, Chelsea. He was the beloved husband of Frances M. (Rogers) Pittman; loving father of James M. Pittman and his wife, Robin,...

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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

June 29, 2010
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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

It was honor that was long overdue but an honor East Boston Police Officer Bob Anthony, the Boston Police Departments resident historian, is familiar with bestowing upon historic department figures. It was on the corner of Harve and Maverick Streets that Anthony found that the first Boston Police Officer killed in the line of...

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Two cents – Tonight’s your chance to voice your opinion on gaming

June 29, 2010
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There are two schools of thought on placing a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Supporters believe it will bring much needed jobs to the area while opponents feel expanded gaming will lead to an increase in social ills like gambling addiction and crime in the neighborhood. On Wednesday, June 30 (tonight)...

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Petruccelli’s referendum makes it into Senate bill

June 29, 2010
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After a spirited debate on the Senate floor last week, where he had to fight thirteen opposing views, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was able to get a local referendum amendment into the Senate’s version of the state’s casino bill by a vote of 25-13. The amendment would allow only East Boston residents, most impacted by...

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Boston Police District 7 Annual Basketball Tournament – Sunday, June 27 at LoPresti Park in East Boston

June 29, 2010
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Each year the officers from District 7 and surrounding neighborhoods join forces to run a summer basketball camp and tournament for young kids and teens. Dubbed the Boston Ballers program, the day long tournament brings young kids together, most of whom are at risk, and teams them against peers their own age. The program...

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Four Your Thoughts – Thinking about Independence Day

June 29, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Obituaries 06-29-2010

June 29, 2010
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Joseph LaMonica US Postal retiree, of Reading, formerly of East Boston Joseph F. LaMonica of Reading, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at his home on June 27. He was 63 years old. He was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Durante) LaMonica. Mr. LaMonica was...

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Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

June 22, 2010
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Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

The community had been talking about fixing up the aging schoolyard at Bradley Elementary School for close to two decades now but funding always seemed to fall short–until last year. Now, through the city’s Schoolyard initiative, the Bradley schoolyard has been transformed into a beautiful play and outdoor classroom area. Crumbling blacktop has been...

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East Boston resident helps St. Mary’s Burri Murdock – Spartans capture second consecutive state title

June 22, 2010
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East Boston resident helps St. Mary’s Burri Murdock – Spartans capture second consecutive state title

By Cary Shuman Talk about the perfect ending to your high school career. Kristina Burri, senior softball captain at St. Mary’s High School, couldn’t have written a more satisfying final chapter to her incredible softball career. Burri had three hits and three RBIs to lead St. Mary’s to an 11-1 win over Murdock High...

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Camacho’s murder trial is underway; jurors visit crime scene

June 22, 2010
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Camacho’s murder trial is underway; jurors visit crime scene

The trial of the East Boston man accused of killing a 27-year-old Everett man inside King Arthur’s Lounge in Chelsea began last week and jurors visited the crime scene Monday. Jesse Camacho, 23, of East Boston, who went by the moniker “Fat Jesse” is charged with first-degree murder for the January 24, 2008, shooting...

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Closure of Orient Heights branch is put on hold

June 22, 2010
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Following a special meeting by the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and threats from the state legislature to withhold BPL funding unless they kept libraries open, the trustees approved a recommendation to delay the planned closure of the Orient Heights Branch Library in East Boston. The recommendation to keep Orient Heights and three...

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The Library Saga – Battle won, but as for the war …

June 22, 2010
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The East Boston Branch Library in Orient Heights has received a reprieve from the City of Boston. Our branch library and three others scheduled to close because of the budget shortfall and the changing times lives to fight another day – and apparently will do so for the length of the summer and probably...

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Gambling Forum – This is your chance to be heard

June 22, 2010
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On June 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Don Orione/Madonna Shrine, 111 Orient Ave. proponents and opponents of casino gambling at Suffolk Downs will be getting together at a forum sponsored by the Times-Free Press and organized by John Ribeiro. This is the first public forum to discuss the issues related to expanded...

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