Obituaries 06-01-2011

June 1, 2011
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Joann Modica Lynn resident Joann “Jennie” (Fazio) Modica of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on May 24.  The beloved wife of the late Giovani “John” Modica, she was the devoted mother of Paula Modica and Mary-Ellen Nille, both of Lynn, John Modica of California and David Modica of Marblehead and cherished grandmother of David and...

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The Art of Living in Eastie

May 25, 2011
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The Art of Living in Eastie

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a few years back by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in...

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Man Murdered on Saratoga Street; Teen Arrested and Charged

May 25, 2011
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Man Murdered on Saratoga Street; Teen Arrested and Charged

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Boston Firefighters stumbled upon a gruesome scene Monday as they battled a small blaze at 877 Saratoga St. and found a man dead inside his bed–his hands reportedly bound and throat slashed. Now a 17-year-old East Boston teen is charged with the murder of the sole occupant of the illegal...

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Jets host annual Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament

May 25, 2011
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Jets host annual Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament

Story and Photos By John Lynds The East Boston High School baseball team lost to Newton South 12-0 in the first game of the annual Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament Saturday at East Boston Stadium but bounced back in their second game to beat Revere 7-3. Malden shutout Revere 8-0 in their first...

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Residents take Part in CPR Training Course

May 25, 2011
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Residents take Part in CPR Training Course

–By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Six-year-old Olivia Quigley’s father could not find words to express his or his family’s thanks to the East Boston Central Catholic (EBCC) teachers, staff and Boston EMS that all worked hard to save his little girl’s life. “CPR is what saved my daughter and it’s an easy, lifesaving technique that...

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Police Briefs 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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Monday, May 16 Juan Gonzalez of 147 Brooks Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with trespassing & disorderly person. Juan Melendez of 26 Temple Street, Revere, was arrested and charged with trespassing. Tuesday, May 17 Rocio Perez of 19 Gayron Way, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating with a suspended license. Wednesday,...

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Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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Obituaries 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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James Arthur DeLacy Attorney James Arthur DeLacy  died on April 2 at his Kaneohe, Hawaii home with his loving wife Kawehi (Lindsey) DeLacy at his side. He was born in Winthrop on June 9, 1966, the son of Barbara M. DeLacy and the late Arthur F. DeLacy and grew up in East Boston. He...

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Closure will begin June 1: Project on Pace to be Completed on Time

May 18, 2011
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Closure will begin June 1: Project on Pace to be Completed on Time

–By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Nearly two years into the project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge in East Boston with a new vertical-lift bridge and everything has been going smooth as can be according to project consultant John Vitagliano. Vitagliano was at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council to remind residents that the...

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An Eagle’s Eye for Architecture

May 18, 2011
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An Eagle’s Eye for Architecture

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The rich architectural history of East Boston is experiencing a rebirth with more and more residents restoring their homes back to their fashionable form, exposing the handcrafted detailing of brackets, original moldings, shingles and woodwork that was prevalent during the 1800s. This jewel of historical architecture still showcases some of...

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Phantom Gourmet Sheds Light on Italian Express

May 18, 2011
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Phantom Gourmet Sheds Light on Italian Express

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Italian Express on the corner of Sumner and Cottage Streets in East Boston seems to be on a roll. After celebrating the opening of the restaurant’s outdoor dining patio and receiving several honors from www.CitySearch.com during their annual Best of Boston contest, the local Italian kitchen was recently featured on...

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LaMattina Helps form a Committee on Asthma

May 18, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Councilor-at-Large Felix Arroyo told a story at an East Boston community meeting how one day at City Hall he was experiencing the symptoms of asthma. A lifelong asthmatic, Arroyo was experiencing the usual symptoms asthmatics fear inside his council office. “I wasn’t doing well and was wheezing and had tightness...

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Police briefs 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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May 9 Joseph Cuilla of 236 Maverick Street, East Boston, was placed under arrest on several outstanding warrants, Cuilla was also charged with resisting arrest. May 10 Kenneth Townsend of 784 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Douglas Taylor of 48 White Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating...

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A Direct Question – Capuano: ‘Where Do We Want to Go?’

May 18, 2011
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At the East Boston Main Streets breakfast last week Congressman Mike Capuano asked: “Where do we want to go as a country?” As usual, Capuano was banging the nail on its head by asking such a question. As a champion of working class families, Capuano tends to ask important questions regarding the road we...

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Cubs vs. Athletics, Round 2

May 18, 2011
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–By John Lynds Last time the the Cubs and Athletics met they were both undefeated and it was the East Boston Little League game of the week. The Athletics were able to break the Cubs’ win streak with a 8-4 victory that kept their own winning streak alive. However, as the two faced off...

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Obituaries 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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Jennie Baldassaro East Boston resident Jennie B. (Saladino) Baldassaro of East Boston died on May 15. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry “Gary” Baldassaro, devoted mother of Theresa “Terry” Mastrangelo and her husband, Thomas,  of Danvers, Joan Merino and her husband, Arthur, of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston, Lona Ruggiero...

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Knights Win Season Opener

May 18, 2011
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In their Sophomore year, the East Boston Knights opened their 2011 Yawkey League Baseball season with a victory over the Stoneham Sabers. Sean Hannon pitched 5 solid innings, striking out 7 and only allowing 2 hits. Centerfielder Tyler Higgins and 1st Baseman Ace DiNapoli combined for 2 hits each but it was Catcher Juan...

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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

May 11, 2011
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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

–By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It was a more subdued hearing than last year when hundreds of people both for and against legalizing casino gaming in Massachusetts descended upon the State House to enter their testimony on the record. This time around, the hearing room was half filled as the debate over whether to authorize...

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Skeleton Sighting: EBNHC Springs to Life in Maverick Sq.

May 11, 2011
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Skeleton Sighting:  EBNHC Springs to Life in Maverick Sq.

–By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com If you have passed through Maverick Square in the past week you would have definitely noticed a major change to the square’s landscape. The steel skeleton of the monumental project that will forever transform the square has been erected as construction of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s new health care...

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Fork in the Road Capuano: Where do We want to Go as a Country

May 11, 2011
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Fork in the Road Capuano: Where do We want to Go as a Country

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was at the East Boston Main Streets breakfast on Tuesday morning at Spinelli’s and took direct aim at his Tea Party colleagues in the House but also fired a few shots at the President for recommending cuts to Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) — a program...

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What’s Fair is Fair: Mayor seeks to Stabilize Cable Rates

May 11, 2011
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City of Boston residents are like hostages in captivity when it comes to rate setting for the cable companies. Comcast is the only real show in town, with something like 175,000 ratepayers in Boston and no real competition of any kind to make a difference when it comes to setting rates every year. During...

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New Heights: EBSB Thrives under Gavegnano’s Leadership

May 11, 2011
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The East Boston Savings Bank has grown to nearly $2 billion under the leadership of Richard Gavegnano. That’s a far cry from the $850 million bank that he took over three years ago. Now comes the news that the EBSB has been named to the 2011 Globe 100, the Globe’s annual ranking of the...

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FPCU makes a Generous Donation to this Year’s Strike Out Colon Cancer Tourney

May 11, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Three years ago East Boston High School baseball coach Phil Brangiforte wife was diagnosed with colon cancer after give birth to the couple’s fifth child.  She never came home after delivering baby Alexandria. “She was moved to Boston Medical Center three days after child birth and had emergency surgery to...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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District Seven Arrest Report Monday, May 2 Marvin Miranda of 159 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. John Ciano of 215 Washington Street, Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Alexander Powe a homeless male was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Casey Savoie of 133...

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