The Comets have arrived

November 30, 2010
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It was a fantastic night of hockey in week 8 of the EBMHL. Not only did the Comets break through for their first win, but the league leading Urban Sun Tanning was shot down and brought back to earth. Game one saw Yellow Taxi take on Sound Decision. The score of this game is...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2010

November 30, 2010
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Monday. November 15 Joseph Michael Sacco a homeless male was arrested on outstanding default warrants for assault by means of a dangerous weapon, larceny and possession of Class D drugs. Brian Sobanek of 23 Pembroke Road, Concord NH, was arrested and charged with assault & battery and breaking & entering of a dwelling house....

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Obituaries 11-30-2010

November 30, 2010
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Mark Olson Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Mark J. Olson of Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on November 27. A US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the son of the late John and Anne Olson; beloved husband of Sheila (Crosby); devoted father of Estelle Lincoln and her husband, Jason, Erin...

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The giving spirit – EBCC students donate lunch money to Oxfam

November 24, 2010
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The giving spirit – EBCC students donate lunch money to Oxfam

Every year since 1980, East Boston Central Catholic School’s junior high students have fasted for the World Harvest Day. On the Thursday before Thanksgiving, fifty-three 7th and 8th graders ate a cup of soup instead of eating their lunches.  They gave their lunch money to Oxfam America.  “This is a true sacrifice, since it...

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Small businesses have big hopes for Saturday

November 24, 2010
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Nothing boosts a local economy more that when local residents support their local businesses so instead of wracking your brain at a crowded mall trying to figure out what gift to get that special someone this Christmas East Boston Main Streets and Mayor urging With the holiday season upon us, Mayor Thomas Menino and...

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Nominations for officers, board of directors announced

November 24, 2010
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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) has announced its nominations for the 2011 Board of Officers and Directors. Neffo Cappuccio of Cappuccio Construction has been nominated to continue as the Chamber’s president. Diane Modica of the Law Offices of Diane J. Modica has been nominated 1st Vice President. Joseph Zirpolo of D&Z Auto...

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Mayor’s Cup hockey tourney hits the airwaves

November 24, 2010
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Comcast cable subscribers will have several additional opportunities to view the finals from the 2010 Mayor’s Cup Youth Ice Hockey Tournament between now and December 9. The competition was hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Centers for Youth & Families and sponsored by Comcast and the Boston Bruins Foundation. The...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 24, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Obituaries 11-24-2010

November 24, 2010
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Rose Williams Middleton resident Rose (Karpenko) Williams of Middleton died on November 22. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Williams, Sr.; devoted mother of Ralph and his wife, Judith, of New Hampshire, Joseph and his wife, Mary, Ronald and his wife, Susan, all of Middleton and Frederick and his wife, Marsha,...

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NOAH dedicates garden space at the Umana School

November 9, 2010
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NOAH dedicates garden space at the Umana School

It’s a beautiful addition to what was once an empty eyesore at the Umana Middle School Academy on Border Street. Over the course of several months this summer, the vacant space outside the school was transformed into an exciting outdoor learning classroom, complete with mosaic benches, a table and inset solar lighting. Last week,...

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Petruccelli cruises to re-election

November 9, 2010
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Petruccelli cruises to re-election

Both Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Governor Deval Patrick were big winners in East Boston during last week’s final election on November 2. Petruccelli won every local precinct and completely dominated his Republican challenger Frank Addivinola in district’s 60 precincts that includes East Boston, Winthrop, Revere, the North End, parts of Beacon Hill and Cambridge....

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Teen accused of throwing newborn out of a window says she was a rape victim

November 9, 2010
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The teenager who is accused of tossing her newborn baby out of a second floor window into the alleyway below on Saratoga Street in September was held on $10,000 cash bail this week and ordered to return to court on December 22. She is also the subject of a detention order filed by U.S....

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Incident could lead to ammendment to Safe Haven law

November 9, 2010
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On the day the East Boston teenager was arraigned for allegedly throwing her newborn baby boy out a second floor window on Saratoga Street to the alleyway below, Baby Safe Haven New England founders, whose members were in East Boston the day the baby was found by neighbors and police, called for 911 responders...

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The 113 Club figures to be a contender

November 9, 2010
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The chase is on in the EBMHL. The 113 Club proved, in impressive fashion, that they are in fact a contender in this years wide open league. In game 1 of the evening, the 113 Club leapfrogged Bill Ashes in the standing to move into second place after dismantling The Comets 10-2. The offense...

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The Waterfront – The key word: Under-utilized

November 9, 2010
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What might have been best describes the state of the East Boston waterfront’s choicest buildable lots. They were largely vacant and under-utilized in the past. They remain largely vacant and under-utilized in the present. Only the future remains and frankly, it appears brighter than what has come before. East Boston’s waterfront missed the boom...

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Obituaries 11-09-2010

November 9, 2010
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Georgette Toscano Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Georgette “Patty” (Hanton) Toscano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7. She was the loving wife of Robert C. Toscano of Saugus; beloved mother of Robert A. Toscano and his wife, Jo Ann, of Woburn, Rhonda Baker and her husband, Anthony, of Everett,...

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East Boston-based company sets high standards for cargo screening

November 2, 2010
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East Boston-based company sets high standards for cargo screening

The recent bomb plot foiled by U.S., British and Saudi authorities that targeted American Cargo planes from Yemen bound for the U.S. has focused attention on the extra security needed for cargo traveling in and out of America. It’s something that many law makers have pushed for as a necessary addition to aviation security...

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Blaze started in a condemned building

November 2, 2010
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Blaze started in a condemned building

The dangerous blaze that injured two firefighters and displaced 13 adults and three children on Chelsea Street last month was originally thought to have started in the vacant half of 16-18 Chelsea St. but fire officials have ruled that the fire broke out in the occupied 16 Chelsea St.–a building that had been condemned...

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EBMS chief: There are signs of madness all over the place

November 2, 2010
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East Boston Main Streets Director Clark Moulaison has been vigilant about signage in his main streets district since taking over the post a few years back so its understandable he gets upset when business owners open up shop and do not adhere to the sign regulations he and the city have carved out in...

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Ask Queenie receives royal treatment

November 2, 2010
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Suffolk Downs saluted Ask Queenie, one of the most decorated Massachusetts-bred thoroughbreds of all time, with a special retirement ceremony on Saturday, October 30. Ask Queenie, who was adorned in pink and purple beads to represent the silks of her owner Laurine Barreira, was paraded in the paddock before making her way to the...

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Maverick Square – A welcome new face to the neighborhood

November 2, 2010
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If you commute to Boston by way of the Maverick Square T station, then you know how much has changed in the past few years. First, there is the square itself – robust, alive, different, with numerous businesses and plenty of human activity that is all within proper scale for the place. Everything about...

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Obituaries 11-02-2010

November 2, 2010
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John Lima Of California, formerly of East Boston John R. Lima of Lakeport, California, formerly of East Boston, died on October 30. A Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Newton) Lima; adored son of the late Doris (LeBlanc) Lima and John Lima of Modesto, CA; devoted brother of Donna (Santilli) Lima...

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Project Runway – East Boston’s Gianna Simone is on the cover of Boston Magazine

October 26, 2010
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Project Runway – East Boston’s Gianna Simone is on the cover of Boston Magazine

By Cary Shuman editor@eastietimes.com Gianna Simone knew she might be featured as one of the models in the October issue of Boston Magazine. The 20-year-old East Boston resident had participated in a full-day photo shoot with four wardrobe changes at Laconia Airport in New Hampshire. But then Simone received the call that became the...

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Steczynksi earns prestigious Barr Foundation grant

October 26, 2010
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Steczynksi earns prestigious Barr Foundation grant

Zumix Founder and Director Madeleine Steczynski has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of her extraordinary work in the field of non-profit youth development. The Barr Fellows Program honors the contributions of the most gifted and experienced leaders in the Boston area. “We congratulate Madeleine Steczynski on her selection and...

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