BPL meets with East Boston residents about closures, how they affect the neighborhood

March 31, 2010
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BPL meets with East Boston residents about closures, how they affect the neighborhood

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com At a meeting hosted by the Boston Public Library’s President Amy Ryan inside the Harborside Community Center Saturday, the discussion ranged from the inability of one strategically placed ‘new’ library in East Boston to serve the entire population to how the closing of one or both branch libraries will affect...

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Sisters help power Northeastern to a club championship

March 31, 2010
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Sisters help power Northeastern to a club championship

Sisters Breanna and McKenzie Powers, lifelong residents of East Boston and graduates of East Boston High School play for the Northeastern University Women’s Club Hockey Team. After a perfect 24-0-0 season the Huskies were off to Minneapolis, MN for the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship Tournament. Northeastern swept the tournament defeating South Dakota...

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LaMattina partners with NUBE to boost participation

March 31, 2010
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LaMattina partners with NUBE to boost participation

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Two weeks ago, Mayor Thomas Menino was in East Boston to encourage the immigrant community to take part, and pride for that matter, in this year’s census. However, elected officials and community leaders are concerned that East Boston is falling dangerously behind the rest of Boston and the country when...

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Cahill gets to work

March 31, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Treasurer Tim Cahill was right back where he feels most comfortable campaigning–here among the blue collared people of the North Shore. In his bid to capture the Massachusetts Governor’s seat, Cahill made campaign stops last week in East Boston, Lynn and Everett talking about his family’s working class roots in...

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Operating Room – Movers and shakers mark the passage of health care reform bill in East Boston

March 31, 2010
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The recently passed health care reform bill brought a number of heavy hitters to East Boston last Friday to tout the bill in front of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. It was an afternoon of great theater for Senator John Kerry, Representative Ed Markey and our own Congressman Mike Capuano – all of...

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Internet Cafe – New business on Meridian Street deserves a beer and wine license

March 31, 2010
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There is a new business about to locate on Meridian Street that is going to be East Boston’s first ever Internet café – in other words, this is a business that will cater to those who will frequent an environment that offers the Internet and good food and drink. This is exactly the type...

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Arrest Report 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Monday, March 22 Eugene Preyl of 31 Sabino Farm Rd, Peabody, was arrested and charged with operating without a driver’s license. Danielle Rosatone of 131 Chestnut Street, Everett, was arrested and charged with possession of Class E drugs. Tuesday, March 23 No arrests. Wednesday, March 24 Yesina Pacheco of 53 Vine Street, Lynn, was...

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Obituaries 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Scott Panzini Winthrop resident Scott E. Panzini of Winthrop died on March 12. He was the beloved son of Edward and Eileen (Ferland) Panzini of Winthrop; dear brother of Robert Panzini and Laurie Ferullo, both of Winthrop and is also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were private and under the...

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Is there any way to clean up these dishes?

March 23, 2010
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Is there any way to clean up these dishes?

Last week while driving down Saratoga Street I noticed a Direct TV employee up on a ladder drilling a satellite dish onto the side of a home that already had four other dishes hanging off the side of the building. “Putting up another one?” I asked. “What’s it to you,” he said a little...

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Alleged drug syndicate shut down

March 23, 2010
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Several law enforcement agencies have broken up what they call a major drug ring operating in East Boston, Revere and Chelsea. Authorities have also arrested the ring’s leader and eight alleged co-conspirators in a Colombian drug syndicate that ran about a kilogram of cocaine each week through the three communities. Ferney Pereanez, aka Benito...

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Check up: EBNHC receives go-ahead from the BRA

March 23, 2010
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is one step closer to making its ambitious plan to construct a brand new state-of-the-art health facility in Maverick Square a reality. Last week the EBNHC and its project team received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval to raze an existing service station building on the proposed site between...

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Sousa and Amodeo honored by Gridiron Club

March 23, 2010
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East Boston High School head football coach John Sousa and senior captain Brandon Amodeo were honored by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association at their 12th annual high school football awards banquet. Sousa received the William H. Ohrenberger Award for being the high school coach of...

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Arrest Report 03-23-2010

March 23, 2010
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Monday, March 15 Edwin Rentas of 61 Eutaw Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license & also 3 outstanding warrants for the same offense. Tuesday, March 16 District Seven officers & Boston school police officers arrested a 16 year old male for trespassing inside of the...

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Health Care for All – But at what cost?

March 23, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 23, 2010
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Albert Pantano 36 year Bartender at Jevelli’s in East Boston Albert W. Pantano of Everett, formerly of Revere and Somerville, died on March 20. He was 81 years old. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of VFW Post 6712 and the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose. He...

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Senator Petruccelli: Put casino legislation in the hands of voters

March 19, 2010
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Senator Petruccelli: Put casino legislation in the hands of voters

Citing its potential for job creation, infrastructure improvements and a solid way to shore up the state’s $250 million thoroughbred industry, Senator Anthony Petruccelli said he would support a plan to construct a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs Racetrack. However, in the end, said Petruccelli, the decision will be in the hands of East...

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Square roots Residents help give shape to Central Sq. project

March 19, 2010
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Square roots Residents help give shape to Central Sq. project

The second in a series of community input meeting regarding the redevelopment of Central Square took place last week at the East Boston Social Centers. Attendance at future meetings, said city officials, will be crucial to the design and success of the project. “After all this is going to be your square,” said City...

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Residents warned about potential Census scams

March 19, 2010
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Census officials are warning residents about potential census scams by identity theft criminals looking to obtain your personal information, like a social security number, illegally. Beginning this month the U.S. Census Bureau will send out a short questionnaire to every household in East Boston in an effort to collect important demographic data. As a...

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St. Mary’s Cheerleading team advances to New Englands; three Eastie residents on the squad

March 19, 2010
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By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) basketball cheerleading squad, led by coach Beverly Richards Buckley, has earned a berth in the New England Cheerleading Tournament. The squad claimed its spot among the elite as a result of its fifth-place finish in the Massachusetts State finals Sunday at Wachussett Regional High School....

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Arrest Report 03-19-2010

March 19, 2010
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March 8 Jose Maldonado of 318 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence. David Leon a homeless male was arrested and charged with breaking & entering of a dwelling house and possession of burglarious tools. Patricia Krahn of 102 Crest Avenue, Revere, was arrested and charged with shoplifting....

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Growing Better – Maverick Gardens is a shining example of positive development

March 19, 2010
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The new Maverick Gardens development is an example of a building project well done. The development is esthetic, with a great design sense and as time passes, residents have come to appreciate how well built the units are and how well maintained the project remains since it was finished a relatively short time ago....

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Obituaries 03-17-2010

March 19, 2010
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Ann Gianturco Chelsea school nurse Ann R. (Marino) Gianturco RN of Chelsea, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on February 26. She was in her 95th year. Mrs. Gianturco graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1932 and received her RN from the Medfield State Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at...

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Body checks AIT units unveiled inside Terminal A

March 11, 2010
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Body checks AIT units unveiled inside Terminal A

Media outlets and bystanders waiting to board their flights inside Terminal A got a sneak peak of the new airport security technology unveiled at a press conference last Friday at Logan Airport. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Logan would be one of the first airports to receive advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased...

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EBNHC holds first public meeting about its state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Sq.

March 11, 2010
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EBNHC holds first public meeting about its state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Sq.

There were the usual questions about parking and traffic but all in all the neighborhood seemed to be overwhelmingly in favor of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) proposal to construct a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Square. At a Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting held last Thursday at Maverick Landing, members of...

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