Thanks, Senator – Petruccelli saves Logan Airport health study

May 26, 2010
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We are pleased to announce officially that Senator Anthony Petruccelli has performed a small miracle by getting the funding available to complete the health study which was dropped by the state after nearly ten years of work because of a funding shortfall in the state budget. Through some deft maneuvering and advocacy among his...

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The Local Economy – Gambling bill grows more important by the day

May 26, 2010
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Everything has changed about the national and local economies since the near collapse of the banking system in 2008. That near calamity has turned the economic system upside down. Locally, nearly all business expansion has come to a stop. Foreclosures are abundant and their numbers are growing. Jobs are scarce. Unemployment remains unusually high...

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Arrest Report 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Monday, May 17 Jorge Patino of 30 Washington Street, Brighton, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence. Tuesday, May 18 Joaquin Greenwood of 148 Bremen Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with trafficking Class B cocaine within 1000ft of a school zone. Robert Cobb of 51 Wordsworth Street, East Boston, was...

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Ernest ‘Ernie’ D’Alosio Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Ernest "Ernie" D’Alosio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 24. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Elvira (DiPrimio) D’Alosio with whom he shared 64 years of marriage; loving father of Donna Church of Maryland,...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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Some see 18 Neptune Road as a poor — and dangerous — choice for new library

May 19, 2010
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Some see 18 Neptune Road as a poor — and dangerous — choice for new library

Last week, a group of nine residents from Orient Heights that answered Mayor Thomas Menino’s call for a working group of volunteers to discuss how to deliver library services to Height’s residents once the Orient Heights Branch Library closes at the end of August. However, the meeting’s focus quickly shifted to a discussion on...

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City will enforce trash and litter ordinances

May 19, 2010
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It’s no secret that East Boston has long struggled with the daily occurrence of trash and litter on its streets. While there has been some major improvements in the overall appearance of the neighborhoods streets through new initiatives like adding more barrels to Eagle Hill, educating residents and business owners about proper trash storage...

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Crime stats are on the decline

May 19, 2010
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As the new captain of District 7 police station Frank Mancini has been riding a tidal wave of success as the men and woman under his supervision have been able to dramatically decrease crime in East Boston. Year to date there has been an overall 12 percent reduction in crime in neighborhood, with almost...

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Celtic Pride Hoop team drives toward another title

May 19, 2010
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It was like a return to yesterday when the Celtics beat Orlando over the weekend. The Celtics looked like Celtics champions of old – that is – proving on the court that a single superstar is no competition when faced with the collective talent of a team. The Celtics may or may not prevail,...

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Finish It – Residents deserve a completed health study

May 19, 2010
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Massport should pay for the completion of a nearly ten year study about the impact of the airport on local health because the state has no money to do so is a good idea. About $200,000 is needed to complete the study, which seeks to measure the effects of planes flying overhead on everyone’s...

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Arrest Report 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Monday, May 10 Michael Kane of 413 Lebanon Street, Melrose, was arrested on 3 active warrants including larceny over $250.00. Thomas King of 23 Trustman Terrace, East Boston, was arrested on an active warrant for buying, receiving or concealing stolen goods. Michael Lonardo of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with...

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Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Don Michele Caruso Known as "The King of Pizza" Don Michele Caruso died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May ll. He was 80 years old. Mr. Caruso was born in Bellona, Italy to the late Angelo and Anna (Candiello) Caruso. He was raised in Bellona and joined the Federal Police where he served for...

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T officials unveil evacuation chairs

May 12, 2010
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T officials unveil evacuation chairs

At Maverick Station in East Boston last week, Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser and firefighters were greeted by MBTA General Manager Richard Davey, who formally presented the fire department with specialized evacuation chairs for emergencies on the transit system and elsewhere. The MBTA provided the Boston Fire Department with twenty more of these evacuation...

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Fanning leads Salem State to a school record 38 victories

May 12, 2010
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Fanning leads Salem State to a school record 38 victories

Salem State’s Katelynn Fanning of East Boston is a second-year player who has blossomed into a star, earning MVP honors as a sophomore. She earned All-MASCAC first team honors while pitching the Lady Vikings to a school-best 33-8-1 record. Salem State, which tied for the MASCAC conference regular season, won the tournament championship and...

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Residents push for the completion of health study

May 12, 2010
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The Jeffries Point neighborhood wants to see Massport pay for the completion of the Logan Airport Health Study before it throws it support behind or allows construction to begin on a consolidated rental car facility in the airport’s South West Service Area (SWSA). At a Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting Monday night, Massport...

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Under-Utilized – The East Boston waterfront is ripe for development — and good ideas

May 12, 2010
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With the positive exception of a few developments on Sumner Street during the past five years, the East Boston waterfront remains as it has been, as it might always be – relatively empty and under-utilized and awaiting a great new day. The great years of the real estate expansion have come and gone. The...

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The Bridge – Quite a contrast between old and new

May 12, 2010
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Construction of the Chelsea Street Bridge is moving forward at a rapid clip. The East Boston side of the bridge is the new center of gravity for the project for the next few weeks. The contrast between the old and new is profound. The old rusting hulk looks corrosive and ugly compared with the...

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Arrest Report 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Monday, May 3 No arrests. Tuesday, May 4 Frank Gerardi of 161 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with possession of Class B drugs. Mark Eliot Brown of 27 Moore Street, East Boston, was arrested on a violation of parole warrant. Wednesday, May 5 Gloria Pleitez of 81 Condor Street, East Boston,...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Mary Mazzarino Owned Muzzy’s Day Square Florist Mary (Rapino) Mazzarino of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on May 9. The beloved wife of the late Joseph "Muzzy" Mazzarino, together they owned and operated the Muzzy’s Day Square Florist in East Boston for 63 years. She was the loving daughter of the late Patsy...

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Our side of the story – Construction moves to the Eastie side of the bridge

May 8, 2010
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Our side of the story – Construction moves to the Eastie side of the bridge

Construction on the new Chelsea Street Bridge has moved to the East Boston side of the Chelsea Creek. At an Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting last Wednesday, the bridge’s project consultant John Vitagliano briefed residents on what they should expect over the next few weeks. For one, the bridge is only scheduled for a...

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Give the McKay School an ‘A’ for ‘Athletic’

May 8, 2010
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Give the McKay School an ‘A’ for ‘Athletic’

For the past three years the Donald McKay’s physical education teacher has been doing something remarkable for his students and school without much hype or fanfare. Each year Tom Levett made his school the host of the Clipper 5K Walk for Wellness. All the money Levett raises at the annual walk goes to supporting...

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Petruccelli lauds response, calls for a hearing

May 8, 2010
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“It’s always bad when you find yourself brushing your teeth with bottled water,” said Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who chairs the Senate committee that oversees the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA). With that said Petruccelli praised the work of the MWRA and Governor Deval Patrick for their quick response to solve the water crisis but...

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Residents concerned about how budget cuts will affect condition of Belle Isle Marsh and Constitution Beach

May 8, 2010
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East Boston based Environmental groups like the Friends of the Belle Isle Marsh are concerned that this week’s state budget cuts to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) could negatively impact the cleanliness and overall maintenance of the Belle Isle Marsh and Constitution Beach — two of the neighborhood’s largest DCR run public...

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Fillippi Ryan features the Logan Airport health study

May 8, 2010
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It was his first piece of legislation back when he was a young state representative almost a decade ago. And Senator Anthony Petruccelli is still fighting for funding for a comprehensive study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on the health of residents around Logan Airport–in particular residents living in East Boston....

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