Obituaries 11-5-09

November 5, 2009
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Teresa Moscaritolo East Boston resident Teresa (Grella) Moscaritolo of East Boston died on October 31. She was in her 96th year. She was the wife of the late John Moscaritolo; loving mother of Carol Forlano and her husband, Vito, and Katherine Rivard, both of East Boston, Grazio Moscaritolo and his wife, Barbara, of Lynn...

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Prescribing patience – Menino says city will act quickly once vaccines are available

October 31, 2009
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Prescribing patience – Menino says city will act quickly once vaccines are available

As hundreds of East Bostonians lined up outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) over the weekend to receive their annual seasonal flu shot, there was a lot of talk and questions in the line about when the state will start dolling out the highly anticipated H1N1 vaccine. The clamor here and in...

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One memorable day in Eastie

October 31, 2009
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One memorable day in Eastie

By Joshua Resnek Air Force One landed in East Boston at exactly 11:21 Friday morning. The blue and white gleaming big bird shone in the morning light. The Boeing 747 taxied over to the tarmac by the MassPort Fire Station at the northernmost part of the sprawling airport. About fifty members of the press...

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Jets extend their winning streak to six games with a shutout victory over Brighton

October 31, 2009
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The East Boston High School Jets football team extended its winning streak to six with a shutout over Brighton Friday. Eastie pounded Brighton 37-0 while improving to 6-1 on the season. The Jets’ Brandon Amodeo continued to impress scoring two of Eastie’s six touchdowns. It seemed to be all over from the start for...

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Maverick Street project receives the ZBA’s go-ahead

October 31, 2009
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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 was approved by Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) last Tuesday. The project was given a green light by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last year and all that is left to do, according...

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Mayor Menino – The right decisions are often the tough ones

October 31, 2009
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The first unwritten rule of politics is that a politician does everything he or she can do to get re-elected. Often, and too sadly, doing what is right as opposed to what is popular are often at the different ends of the spectrum. Many times our political leaders will opt for doing what is...

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Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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Ronald Marino Malden resident Ronald J. Marino of Malden, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on October 23. He was the loving son of the late Alfred R. and Lillian (Tranfaglia) Marino; dear brother of the late Alfred Marino and his surviving spouse, Pauline Marino, of Revere and the late Philip Marino, Nancy Jenner, and...

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The past and present – JPNA discusses future of Immigration Station

October 22, 2009
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The past and present – JPNA discusses future of Immigration Station

Believe it or not, that dilapidated warehouse next to the Navy Fuel Pier on Marginal Street was second only to Ellis Island as a point of entry for thousands of Irish, Jewish and Italians immigrants into the U.S. during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Across Marginal Street from the former Immigration Station building...

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Jets overwhelm Blue Hills, 42-6

October 22, 2009
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Jets overwhelm Blue Hills, 42-6

The East Boston High School Jets football team seems to be unstoppable this season with another big victory over Blue Hills Friday. The Jets improved to 5-1 on the season with a 42-6 blowout over Blue Hills. Eastie scored 14 points in each quarter except the fourth and Blue Hills was unable to score...

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Men of letters – Santiago and Coard will be honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner

October 22, 2009
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Men of letters – Santiago and Coard will be honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner

Geronimo Santiago, a fixture around the East Boston APAC office will be among those honored at the 35th Annual Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 30 at the Marriot Boston Copley Place in Boston. Both APAC’s Geronimo Santiago and ABCD President Bob Coard will be celebrated for their...

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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

October 22, 2009
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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

On Monday, October 26 the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will hold a public meeting for the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that will be the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at...

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System malfunction

October 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Free Press Somewhere, nowhere near here, a computer glitch occurred a few weeks ago. It was a small mistake by worldwide standards. But, it was a small mistake that – along with some cruel fate – set in motion a set of circumstances that no one could seemingly stop....

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Full siblings win consecutive races at Suffolk Downs

October 22, 2009
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Full siblings Mount Wilton and East Coaster won consecutive races at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday. Both horses are by Graeme Hall out of the Our Emblem mare Eastlynne and were bred in Florida by Eugene Melnyk. In the sixth race, Mount Wilton earned his first local victory with a two-and-three-quarter length triumph. Ridden by...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey Report

October 22, 2009
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The third week of the EBMHL season saw the league expand to 6 teams. With 3 games the night promised to be filled with some great hockey and the players did not disappoint. The first game of the night was probably the best of the season thus far with Woody’s Liquors taking on Sound...

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Schools and Politics – How much can a mayor impact public education?

October 22, 2009
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Public school education in the city of Boston has not been better in years, yet it remains tenuous due to factors that cannot be controlled. Exhortations by the Flaherty-Yoon mayoral candidates that Mayor Thomas Menino has somehow dropped the ball on public school education and that they can change public school education to everything...

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Obituaries – 10-22-09

October 22, 2009
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Rosetta ‘Rose’ Pagliuca-Varano East Boston resident Rosetta "Rose" (Catricala) Pagliuca-Varano of East Boston died on October 19. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Pagliuca; loving mother of Nicola "Nick" Varano and his wife, Michelle, of Lynnfield, Rosanna, Angela and Tonia Pagliuca, all of East Boston; dear sister of Ada Luti of Lynnfield and...

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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

October 14, 2009
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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

Hindsight is always 20/20. And when it comes to East Boston residents and Massport, the future usually comes out the way that the residents predicted. Ten years ago, residents said that if Massport was allowed to lift a 27-year old injunction and build Runway 14/32 at Logan International Airport, the airport’s historic delay problem...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey League

October 14, 2009
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Team GP Wins Loses Ties Points GF GA Woody’s Liquors 3 3 0 0 6 22 13 Demo Solutions 3 2 1 0 4 23 14 Sound Decision 3 1 2 0 2 20 16 Comets 1 1 0 0 2 8 6 Hatrick Sportswear 3 0 3 0 0 10 33 E.B. Yacht...

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Jets improve to 4-1 with a convincing victory over West Roxbury, 43-8

October 14, 2009
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The East Boston High Schools Jets football team has improved to 4-1 with another stella display of offensive prowess against West Roxbury. The Jets beat the Raiders 43-8 last Friday. The Jets took off in the very first quarter scoring 21 unanswered points. Mike Lockley caught a 27 pass from Troy Williams for a...

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Governor announces significant changes to WIC program

October 14, 2009
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Hundreds of local families benefit from the program and while its helped keep food on the tables and children fed something needed to be changed. The foods provided by Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program have not changed significantly since its inception in 1974, despite new dietary recommendations to eat less fat, more...

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Jazz at 303 Cafe? Sounds like a great idea

October 14, 2009
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I headed down to 303 Café Saturday to meet a friend and to listen to some jazz. While there, I had a beer with an acquaintance and ended up meeting a newcomer to East Boston. That’s the scene now a days at this popular neighborhood eatery. 303 has cultivated a vibe that is comfortable...

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Congressman’s travels – Capuano is on his own — and that’s just fine

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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A Fitting Gateway – New bridge will be a sight to behold

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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Obituaries – 10-14-09

October 14, 2009
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Nancy Delaney, 49 Former Lotus Computer Co. employee Nancy A. Delaney, a six-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on October 10. She was 49 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1981, she worked for a brief time for Lotus Computer Co. in Cambridge until health problems shortened...

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