Will LaMattina become the next City Council president?

October 14, 2010
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Will City Councilor Sal LaMattina be the Council’s next president? Maybe not during the first round of voting when the Council convenes to elect its president in January. However, LaMattina will most likely by elected during the second or third round after others that are jockeying for the key position find they don’t have...

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Renewing rivalries

October 14, 2010
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Three weeks into the season and things are certainly heating up in the EBMHL. Rivalrys have emerged and the competition has become quite fierce. In game 1, Bill Ashes took on the East Boston Yacht Club. Anchored by many key saves from goaltender Chris Grossmann, the EBYC prevailed 11-6. Once again the EBYC attack...

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Unlimited effort and heart

October 14, 2010
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The East Boston Jets Unlimited Team lost another tough one at the hands of The Waltham Devil Dogs. We put up a great fight once again, but a couple of fumbles and a few missed blocks and tackles made the tide turn against us. We are very proud of our boys, as their abilities...

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Jets win another GBL title

October 14, 2010
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The Jets took the field Sunday morning in Eastie with something to prove to themselves, their coaches and fans, they were either going to leave the field 2 time GBL champs and a 1st place seed into the play-offs or settle for second place and still squeak into the play-offs. Knowing these boys for...

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Obituaries 10-14-2010

October 14, 2010
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Robert Scaramozza Lifelong East Boston resident Robert A. “Rob” Scaramozza, a life long resident of East Boston, died on October 6 after a long and courageous battle with Kidney Disease. He was 50 years old. An employee of the National Fire Protection Association of Quincy, he was the loving son of the late Guido...

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Waiting and wondering…

October 6, 2010
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Waiting and wondering…

When Chris Marchi was walking along a stretch of East Boston land he and other community activists have been eying as a potential site to finally connect Eastie’s park system from Piers park to Constitution Beach he spotted a red foam ball. When he picked it up and turned it over handwritten on the...

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Predatory lending seen as primary culprit

October 6, 2010
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Predatory lending seen as primary culprit

At the height of the real estate boom five years ago when many three-family homes were selling in the $400K range, East Boston residents under-qualified for home loans were receiving special mortgages with hidden fees and interest rates that would eventually jump through the roof. Sadly, many of these residents were Latino and preyed...

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Room to grow – Massport will add plots to the Bremen Street garden

October 6, 2010
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Room to grow – Massport will add plots to the Bremen Street garden

Throughout the summer and fall the Bremen Street Park’s community garden is always blossoming with ripe tomatoes, vegetables, fresh herbs and flowers. All season long residents meticulously tend to their plots but chosen by a random lottery the plots are few and far between. Until now. This week Massport, who secures and maintains the...

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BRA expands green project – Project encourages Triple Decker owners to go green

October 6, 2010
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In the Northeast, specifically Boston and neighborhoods like East Boston, South Boston and Dorchester the phenomenon of triple decker construction in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s served to house the large immigrant families that were moving here from Ireland and Italy. However, many of these properties, which line almost every street from Eagle...

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Lucky 7: League expands in Season 2

October 6, 2010
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Another week in the books for the EBMHL, and once again Porrazzo Rink saw nothing short of fantastic hockey. Last season, the EBMHL carried 6 teams. Due to an overwhelming response from hockey players all over the Boston area Commissioner Ron Moore and Co-Commissioner Jeff Arinella were forced to bring in a 7th team...

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The New Library – Facility will be a source of pride for Eastie

October 6, 2010
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The construction of a new public library in East Boston within the next three years is proof that city hall cares about East Boston after all. The attempted closing of the Orient Heights Branch of the public library a few months back proved just the opposite – that city hall didn’t care about East...

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Maverick Square – A dash of panache to the center of town

October 6, 2010
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The new Burger King adds to the panache of Maverick Square. Who would have believed a Burger King could add to the panache of anything, let alone a place like Maverick Square, which is constantly in a state of change and evolution. The new location has been designed nicely and the construction and finish...

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Arrest Report 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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Monday, September 27 Jorge Gomez of 195 Havre Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without a license and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. Gloria Gomez of 21 Kerr Road, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the night. Leonel Munoz...

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Obituaries 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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Sandra Marie O’Brien East Boston resident Sandra Marie (Mulloy) O’Brien of East Boston died unexpectedly on October 1. She was the beloved wife of William O’Brien with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; loving mother of Lisa, Debra, Derek and Steven O’Brien, all of East Boston, and sister of the late Doreen Hardiman;...

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Finding (and saving) Nemo

September 30, 2010
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Finding (and saving) Nemo

I think we can all agree that East Boston is not short of weird stories but this one takes the cake. A massive effort was recently undertaken to save an animal off the shores of Eastie. No it wasn’t a harbor seal, or a beached dolphin or a small whale tangled in a fishing...

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Belle Isle Bridge slated for much-needed repairs

September 30, 2010
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Belle Isle Bridge slated for much-needed repairs

Fourteen years ago when Jim Costin bought Belle Isle Seafood on the East Boston side of the Belle Isle/Winthrop Bridge he was nervous. “There were rumblings and talk about re-doing the bridge back then but nothing ever happened,” said Costin. Now, the project to make much-needed improvements to sure up the structural integrity of...

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Shhhhhh! – Library meeting is long on talk, short on news

September 30, 2010
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Shhhhhh! – Library meeting is long on talk, short on news

Residents went to the Meridian Street Branch of the Boston Public Library expecting to hear a major announcement about the future of the library branches in East Boston and the construction of brand new state-of-the-art facility. However, they were met with tight-lipped officials. While the East Boston Times reported last week that a site...

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Lynn man sentenced to 15 years for shooting spree outside an East Boston restaurant

September 30, 2010
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The Lynn man who went on a shooting rampage on Thanksgiving morning back in 2008 outside an East Boston restaurant was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison this week. The shooting seriously injuring three people and left one with permanent brain damage. Ramon Altagracia, 31, who was living as Holvin Cruz, at...

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East Boston Mens Hockey League kicks off its second season of spirited competition

September 30, 2010
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The highly anticipated second season for the East Boston Mens Hockey League kicked off Tuesday evening, September 14th at the Porazzo Rink. Anyone who made it out to the rink for Tuesdays games were sure to be impressed with the skill and talent that was on display that evening and will be all year...

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The Governor’s Race – Candidates love East Boston

September 30, 2010
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A great deal of political capital and time has been spent in East Boston by Governor Deval Patrick and his opponents Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Tim Cahill. They have all visited here multiple times in the past few months – with the governor especially active in East Boston for the past year. In...

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Arrest Report 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Monday, September 20 Jonathan Patino of 28 Amory Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault & battery on a police officer. Scott Clark of 234 West 3rd Street, South Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Alexander Powe of 119 Sumner Street, East Boston, was arrested and...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Vincent Iandolo East Boston resident Vincent R. Iandolo of East Boston died on September 25. A US Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of more than 52 Years of Anna (Marrama) Iandolo, he was the devoted father of Denise Risti and her husband, Stephen, and Sharon Russo and her husband, Joseph, all...

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Baker packs ’em in at Ecco

September 22, 2010
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Baker packs ’em in at Ecco

If you asked the 100 or so East Bostonians that packed Ecco Restaurant on Monday night to catch a glimpse of Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker who was going to win the Massachusetts Governorship, the answer unequivocally would be Baker. It’s hard to imagine, with the local political backing from some and the support of...

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Abandoned baby found, unharmed, on Saratoga St.

September 22, 2010
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Abandoned baby found, unharmed, on Saratoga St.

Less than a hundred yards from where a infant baby boy was abandoned in an alley on Saratoga Street early Monday morning, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Representative Carlo Basile and members of Baby Safe Haven held a press conference to bring awareness to safe haven drop off stations for newborns throughout the city. “Today...

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