Second man convicted in multi-state ID scam

February 11, 2010
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A Texas man has been convicted in federal court last week of helping a convicted East Boston man steal credit cards from health club locker rooms and take more than $400,000 in cash advances at horse race tracks in at least 10 states. Dennis Savarese, of Texas, was convicted of conspiracy, aggravated identity theft...

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Arrest Report 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Monday, February 1 Jose Cruz of 6 Pearl Street, Chelsea, was arrested on a default warrant for disorderly conduct. Patricio Aguilar of 250 Maverick Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Joshua Jenkins of 414 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with possession & distribution of Class...

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Wally Bowe – Neighborhood loses a great friend

February 11, 2010
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This neighborhood has produced its share of special people over the decades of its modern history. Wally Bowe, who died recently, was one of those. He was 53 when he died suddenly at his home in Saugus. Father, husband, mentor, giant of a man – Bowe – was one of the pillars of this...

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Drinking Life – Bostonians imbibe less but enjoy it more

February 11, 2010
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Be aware that the most recent issue of Men’s Health Magazine listed Boston as the least drunk city in the United States. Yonkers, New York and Rochester, New York came in second and third with Salt Lake City dropping to fourth. The drunkest city in the United States, according to Men’s Health Magazine, is...

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The Super Bowl – The game was worth the wait, after all

February 11, 2010
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There was a little bit of everything for those of us who took the time to watch the Super Bowl Sunday. For many of us who take an interest in such things, without the Patriots taking the field for battle the game had virtually no meaning. For those of you who bet on Indianapolis,...

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Obituaries 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Geraldine Vyse Winthrop resident Geraldine L. Vyse of Winthrop, formerly of Michigan, died suddenly on February 7. She was the devoted mother of Philip Vyse and his wife, Jessica, of East Boston; dear sister of Michelle "Toni" Bogden and her husband, Dennis, and children Megan and Michael. In accordance with Mrs Vyse wishes, funeral...

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A casual and telling get-together with Governor Deval Patrick

February 3, 2010
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A casual and telling get-together with Governor Deval Patrick

Planned for 11,000 inhabitants, the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side of Chicago housed over 27,000 residents at its peak and of those residents 95 percent of the housing development’s inhabitants were unemployed and listed as public assistance as their only income source, and 40 percent of the households were single-parent, female-headed households...

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Jones excels in dual meet vs. Latin Academy

February 3, 2010
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Jones excels in dual meet vs. Latin Academy

It’s been a dozen years since the East Boston High School swim team beat Latin Academy, said Coach Dave Arinella and Monday was no different. Again, the Aqua Jets came close to beating their arch rival the Green Dragons at the Paris Street Pool in East Boston but fell short 51-40–dropping to 3-7 on...

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Wally Bowe: Friend and mentor

February 3, 2010
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Wally Bowe: Friend and mentor

On a bus trip back from a field trip to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club in East Boston a group of camp councilors thought it would be a treat if the bus stopped at McDonald’s to eat. Once they pulled into the famed fast food restaurant all the counselors and kids jumped off...

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APAC kicks off annual Earned Income Tax Credit program

February 3, 2010
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Most people don’t want to think about it, but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2009 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, has kicked off its...

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Unwanted Spotlight? – East Boston seems to be an odd choice to start an anti-drug initiative

February 3, 2010
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Last weekend, Mayor Thomas Menino’s anti-drug forces combined for a neighborhood wide outreach effort in East Boston. To the mayor’s credit, and to the credit of the more than 400 men and women who participated in the neighborhood canvass despite single digit temperatures, the exercise did what it was supposed to – which is...

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Obituaries 02-03-2010

February 3, 2010
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Walter "Wally" Bowe, 52 Well Known Athletic Director, Coach and School Administrator Walter A. "Wally" Bowe of Saugus died January 31 in Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 52 years old. Born on December 9, 1957 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Donald P. and Rose (Travaglione) Bowe, he came to Boston at age...

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Second slice – Santarpio’s will open another location in Peabody Family hopes to open new restaurant in May at old Bennigan’s site

January 28, 2010
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Second slice – Santarpio’s will open another location in Peabody Family hopes to open new restaurant in May at old Bennigan’s site

While some things at Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston have changed–the duct taped seat cushions have been replaced with wood benches, gone are the gerber baby food cheese shakers and the wine that was once in a box is now served from a bottle–there is one thing that will never change and that’s the...

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Jets hand undefeated New Mission its first loss

January 27, 2010
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Jets hand undefeated New Mission its first loss

Suffering their first loss of the season against Franklin High didn’t seem to shake up the confidence of the East Boston High School basketball team one bit. The Jets were able to topple undefeated New Mission High School 68-66 last Sunday Night at Emanuel College during a nail bitter that was back in forth...

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EPA unveils new de-icing regulations; controversy looms

January 27, 2010
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EPA unveils new de-icing regulations; controversy looms

New guidelines proposed by the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding how planes are deiced at the nation’s major airports and how de-icing fluid is collected and treated is shaping up to be the next fight between Massport and environmental activists in East Boston. Under the EPA’s proposed regulations, Logan and five other of...

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City steps up intervention and prevention efforts in neighborhood

January 27, 2010
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He was home, recovering from knee surgery when the news came that one of his aids, a local wonder boy known for getting the job done here in East Boston for the mayor, was busted for drugs. Mayor Thomas Menino wept. It’s been over a month since John Forbes was arrested by federal authorities...

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State of the State – Patrick skillfully takes center stage

January 27, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick showed great oratorical skill when delivering his state of the state address last week. And for one shining moment on a cold winter night last week, everyone’s eyes were on the governor and the governor alone. And for that moment, he owned the state, again. But it is going to take...

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The New Maverick Square – New MBTA Station looks fantastic

January 27, 2010
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There is something very pleasing about the new Maverick Station MBTA structure. It is the central point of the grander Maverick Square renewal that is taking place. As a central point – all eyes are on it when coming into the square or leaving the square – and it is impressive and frankly, has...

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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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