Hockey Players Raise More Than $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research

January 5, 2011
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Hockey Players Raise More Than $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research

–By John Lynds The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast  Cancer Research  Center. The Jets hosted the 6th Annual Deep Freeze high...

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Obituaries 01-04-2011

January 5, 2011
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Angelo DeLuca Awarded French Legion of Honor, owned DeLuca’s Market for more than 60 years Angelo H. DeLuca, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on December 28. He was 91 years old. Mr. DeLuca was born and raised in Revere and was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US...

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The Snow Has Arrived

December 29, 2010
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The Snow Has Arrived

East Boston had one of the highest snowfall totals during Sunday night’s blizzard that buried the East Coast. Eastie was one of the hardest areas hit with 18.2 inches of wet, heavy snow just behind Canton and South Boston which both got 19 inches and Lynn were residents dealt with 18.5 inches. Monday morning,...

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Man of the Year

December 29, 2010
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Man of the Year

Tony DiCenso He’s arguably the one of the best cooks in Boston and this year his recipes put Rino’s and East Boston officially on the national culinary map. Rino’s Owners and Chef Tony DiCenso never cuts corners as shown in October when the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by T.V. personality, cook...

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Woman of the Year

December 29, 2010
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Woman of the Year

Joey Cuzzi It’s hard enough keeping a non-profit afloat in these tough fiscal times but its unheard of to raise enough money to expand. Try telling that to East Boston YMCA Executive Director Joey Cuzzi and she’ll say there is a need and with that need there has to be more programs for East...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Police Blotter 29-12-2010

December 29, 2010
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Monday, December 20 Joshua David Lepage of 22 Marion Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with assault & battery and destruction of personal property. Tuesday, December 21 Frank Chaparro of 268 Princeton Street, East Boston, was arrested on a warrant for larceny. Wednesday, December 22 Thami Ch-hab of 304 Sumner Street, East Boston,...

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Obituaries 29-12-2010

December 29, 2010
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Dorothy Carco Formerly of East Boston Dorothy E. (d’Este) Carco, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on December22. She was in her 94th year. She was the wife of the late Louis J. Carco; devoted mother of Emanuel J. Carco and his wife, Catherine “Cookie,” of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci and husband, Leonard,...

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An Open Book

December 22, 2010
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An Open Book

Details Unveiled During Meeting; New  Facility Will Be Built Near the Bremen Street Park; Cost Estimated at $11.3m By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Planners of East Boston new state-of-the-art library unveiled their plans to the community at a special meeting held by the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees at the Meridian Street branch last...

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La Vigilia; Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

December 22, 2010
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La Vigilia; Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

For the Free Press On Christmas Eve in Boston, while little tykes will lay nestled in their beds dreaming of sugar plum fairies and such, many Italian American families will be feasting on fishes. For generations of Italians, Christmas Eve has meant the Feast of the Seven Fishes – or in more traditional speak...

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Developer Plans to Turn Savio High School into Condos

December 22, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There’s a plan in the works to turn the former Savio High School into 24 market-rate condominiums, a development that could be another positive impact for East Boston’s Star of the Sea neighborhood. The Coliseum Investment Group, who was responsible for the condo development at 145-147 Everett Street, has signed...

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Excel Academy In Talks to Buy Star of the Sea Building

December 22, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Excel Academy is closer to finalizing a deal to purchase the building that formerly housed St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School on Moore Street from the Boston Archdiocese for a reported $1.8 million but this has not been confirmed by the Archdiocese or Excel. Calls made to both Archdiocese...

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Comets Brought Down to Earth

December 22, 2010
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Week 10 is in the books and the hockey, once again, was nothing short of spectacular. In Game 1 of the evening at Porazzo Rink on East Boston’s Constitution Beach, we saw The Comets, who notched their first win of the season in week 9, take on The 113 Club in a great up...

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Christmas 2010

December 22, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 22-12-2010

December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 13 No arrests, Tuesday, December 14 Jordan Robert Borges of 20 Fletcher Street, Roslindale, was arrested and charged with assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, December 15 No arrests. Thursday, December 16 No arrests. Friday, December 17 Trevon St Cyere of 154 Second Street, Framingham, was arrested and...

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Obituaries 12-22-2010

December 22, 2010
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Anna Phillips Retired Shawmut Bank Assistant Manager Anna D. (DiBella) Phillips, a resident of Winthrop for more than 50 years, died at the Ellis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Norwood  on Thursday. December 16 after a long illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Josephine (DiRago) and...

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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

December 16, 2010
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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

john@eastietimes.com In East Boston the name John White is synonymous with everything that is good in decent in an otherwise crazy world. As East Boston APAC Director for 30 years White has helped scores of people through tough times but never asked for any glory or fanfare for his work. It shocked me to...

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At Grace Church, increased efforts amid diminishing funds

December 16, 2010
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At Grace Church, increased efforts amid diminishing funds

john@eastietimes.com Grace Federated Church on the corner of Saratoga and Byron Streets is like the Little Engine that Could. With limited funding to rely on the church has been able to move mountains and climb steep hills. For the past 14 years the church has successfully run a food pantry to benefit East Boston...

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Project Bread report highlights problems and offers solutions

December 16, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston based Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, released numbers from its upcoming annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2010. Project Bread reports that in the latest numbers nearly 660,000 people in the state are struggling to put food on the table – a nearly 20 percent...

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Residents rush to the aid of family that was displaced by a fire on Bennington Street

December 16, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The neighborhood is rallying around the victims of a fire that broke out in a one-family home on Bennington Street Saturday morning. The Herrera Family and their four small children were displaced by the one alarm blaze that started in the basement of 510 Bennington St. The family is said...

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CLOSING SCHOOLS

December 16, 2010
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Superintendent Johnson is making a tough — but inevitable — decision Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million and would go...

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Police Blotter 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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December 6 Samantha Chaletsky of 720 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. December 7 Peter Vitello of 45 Hancock Street, Salem, was arrested and charged with a parole violation. Remi Soto of 428 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with affray & disturbing a public assembly. December...

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Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Marta Klimkiewicz Retired Kitchen Worker Marta (Piechota) Klimkiewicz, a retired kitchen worker for many years at Kayem, passed away on December 9 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody. She was 83 years old. Born in Kalisz, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Piechota. She grew up in Lodz, Poland...

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Merger Furor – Parents express concern over plans to combine Alighieri and Umana

December 7, 2010
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Merger Furor – Parents express concern over plans to combine Alighieri and Umana

By all accounts the Dante Alighieri Elementary School in East Boston is a success story. MCAS test scores and enrollment are up, there’s strong parental involvement and because of the small size of the building classes are relatively small compared to other elementary schools here. So parents at the school are finding hard to...

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