Obituaries 01-27-2010

January 27, 2010
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Eleanor Arinella Everett resident, formerly of East Boston Eleanor (Burke) Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died recently. A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946, she was the beloved wife of James J. "Junior" Arinella, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; cherished daughter of the late...

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City receives $13m to help homeowners

January 22, 2010
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City receives $13m to help homeowners

Tenants, and not homeowners, in East Boston are some of the biggest victims of the recent mortgage and foreclosure crisis that began last year. With a large percentage of local foreclosed homes being the traditional triple-deckers that make up the neighborhood, many tenants are forced to vacate the property once the landlord has allowed...

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Shared experience

January 22, 2010
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Shared experience

They stood in front of two senior classes at East Boston High School (EBHA) last Wednesday to have a town hall-style discussion about Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the famed civil rights leader’s birthday. One is Governor of the Commonwealth, the other a successful educator and headmaster of the school. Both are...

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A Cause Worth Playing For

January 22, 2010
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The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston recently in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast Cancer Research Center. The Jets host the 5th Annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament, sponsored...

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Scale it down, pump it up – State’s recovery plan will boost Maverick Street project

January 22, 2010
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A slightly scaled down version of the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) affordable rental project at 170 Maverick Street has gotten a boost from the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan. Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray were in New Bedford to announce that the state will invest $153.9 million in resources...

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The World is a Village – The tragedy is Haiti and what we can do to help

January 22, 2010
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The Haitian tragedy now ongoing hasn’t even begun to touch the full measure of its scope. The earthquake was the first calamity. Now the outside world coming into Haiti with aid is attempting to feed and to give medical care to one of the most impoverished populations in the world. To do this alone...

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They Will be Missed – District 7 loses three dedicated officers

January 22, 2010
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The retirement of District 7 Captain Robert Cunningham and Sergeants Arthur McCarthy and Jack O’Connell is a proper and fitting end to long and distinguished careers in law enforcement in this neighborhood. However, their retirement is a terrific loss for this neighborhood as they were good, and honest men who treated people fairly and...

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Arrest Report 01-22-2010

January 22, 2010
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Monday, January 11 Rick Falcucci of 728 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with possession of Class D marijuana with intent to distribute. Tuesday, January 12 John Lonardo of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested on a straight warrant for credit card fraud over $250.00. John Milton of 34 Willow Street,...

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Obituaries 01-22-2010

January 22, 2010
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Mary LoRusso Homemaker, Activist and Realty Proprietor Mary (Sciola) LoRusso of North Everett died on January 16 at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham. She was 84 years old. She was born in Orsogna, Abruzza, Italy, October 10, 1925, high on the Apennine mountain range near the Adriatic Sea. In 1934, she and her...

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Lifetimes of service – Cunningham, O’Connell and McCarthy retire having served more than a combined 100 years in the Boston Police Department

January 13, 2010
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Lifetimes of service – Cunningham, O’Connell and McCarthy retire having served more than a combined 100 years in the Boston Police Department

They sat in the Captain’s office at District 7 Police Station Monday, three old friends that all started on the force the same day — a picture of their graduating class from the police academy hung on the wall with the date February 6, 1974. There was some good-natured ribbing about the future, about...

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More than 10 people displaced following four-alarm blaze

January 13, 2010
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More than 10 people displaced following four-alarm blaze

A devastating four-alarm fire ripped through several homes on Princeton Street over the weekend. The terrifying blaze began at 3 p.m. Saturday in the basement of 125 Princeton St. Once on the scene Boston Firefighters quickly called in a second-alarm. A third alarm was sounded when the fire jumped to a second home and,...

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H1N1 down to near zero

January 13, 2010
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A new health study shows that although East Boston was hit hard by the first wave of the 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) last spring, the disease has virtually disappeared here — but public health officials are still weary of another outbreak. As spring turned to autumn in East Boston, the 2009 H1N1 influenza...

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Arrest Report 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
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Monday, January 4 Scott Thomas of 19 Germani Avenue, Quincy, was arrested and charged with operating with a revoked license. Anthony Ferraro of 16 Lambert Street, Revere, was arrested on outstanding warrants for trespassing, revoked license and intimidation of a witness. Tuesday, January 5 John Robert Lewis of 26 Romney Road, Revere, was arrested...

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Ever Closer… – Suffolk poised to receive a casino license

January 13, 2010
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By all reasonable accounts and by all standard methods of measure, Suffolk Downs appears poised to gain a casino license when and if the legislature finally gets around to taking up the subject and doing something substantive about it. All signs from high places point to Suffolk Downs receiving a casino license. Mind you,...

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Good Luck, Neffo – Cappuccio is the right man for the job

January 13, 2010
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Neffo Cappuccio has been elected president of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce for the coming year. The choice is a good one as Cappuccio himself is a very successful businessman whose success is synonymous with the well being of the community that he calls his home. He knows all the players. He has...

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Obituaries 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
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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...

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

January 7, 2010
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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...

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Historical Society takes shape in Eastie

January 7, 2010
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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...

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Menino fights to keep Yemeni LNG tanker from entering Boston Harbor

January 7, 2010
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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...

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Arrest Report 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
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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...

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

January 7, 2010
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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...

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Obituaries 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
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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...

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

December 30, 2009
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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...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
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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...

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