Despair and hope

February 17, 2010
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Despair and hope

A young man named ‘Bobby’ from the Meridian House – a drug addiction treatment facility in East Boston-stood up and told his story to a crowd of residents, volunteers and health care workers on Saturday at East Boston’s drug summit. “I was a good kid, from a good home with no problems,” said Bobby....

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Relay For Life planning event set for Feb. 25

February 17, 2010
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Relay For Life planning event set for Feb. 25

It was one of the best fundraising events to date. In the neighborhood that was on one hand solemn and filled with emotions, tears, and the remembrances of those who lost their battle against cancer and on the other hand an event that inspired and was filled with hope and triumph. Over 180 local...

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Permanent connection – EWC holds a seminar on social media

February 17, 2010
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The fairly new subgroup of women of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce that began at the end of 2008 held another successful seminar last week at the Atlantic Works Gallery at 80 Border Street. The Chamber’s Eastie Women Connect (EWC)–a group that provides a forum for women of all ages to connect and...

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Arrest Report 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Monday, February 8 Vincent Vaccaro of 72 Marginal Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. Brenda Martinez of 58 Homer Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Tuesday, February 9 Vander Alves of 271 Sumner Street, East Boston,...

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DeLeo is the Key – Will the speaker favor casino legislation or scaled-down slot machine measure?

February 17, 2010
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There is a countdown of sorts going on with the gambling initiative the House and the Senate will offer to the governor. It is believed a gambling bill offering two or three casinos will be the outcome of all the discussion and debate – and that job creation above all will dominate the strategy...

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Obituaries 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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William Franzese Sr. Trial Attorney, Member of Many Organizations Attorney William P. Franzese Sr. of Orlando Avenue, Winthrop died at home on February 10 after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Jenny (Ciampa) and Carmeno Franzese. A resident of Beachmont, Revere...

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A new day dawns – The Notos plan second location in Wakefield

February 11, 2010
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A new day dawns – The Notos plan second location in Wakefield

Since 1952, first as Santoro’s and later as Sonny Noto’s, little has changed at the sub shop and restaurant at the corner of Central Square and Bennington Street. When Sonny Noto’s father-in-law, Tony DeRosa, bought the building six decades ago he wanted to serve good, home cooked subs and other specialties to East Boston’s...

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Coast Guard OKs Yemeni shipment

February 11, 2010
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The public need for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has outweighed the risk of allowing a Yemini LNG tanker from entering Boston Harbor, passing yards away from East Boston’s shoreline and offloading in Everett at the end of this month. The United States Coast Guard, following a hearing last month led by House Speaker Robert...

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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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