Teen accused of throwing newborn out of a window says she was a rape victim

November 9, 2010
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The teenager who is accused of tossing her newborn baby out of a second floor window into the alleyway below on Saratoga Street in September was held on $10,000 cash bail this week and ordered to return to court on December 22. She is also the subject of a detention order filed by U.S....

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Incident could lead to ammendment to Safe Haven law

November 9, 2010
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On the day the East Boston teenager was arraigned for allegedly throwing her newborn baby boy out a second floor window on Saratoga Street to the alleyway below, Baby Safe Haven New England founders, whose members were in East Boston the day the baby was found by neighbors and police, called for 911 responders...

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The 113 Club figures to be a contender

November 9, 2010
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The chase is on in the EBMHL. The 113 Club proved, in impressive fashion, that they are in fact a contender in this years wide open league. In game 1 of the evening, the 113 Club leapfrogged Bill Ashes in the standing to move into second place after dismantling The Comets 10-2. The offense...

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The Waterfront – The key word: Under-utilized

November 9, 2010
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What might have been best describes the state of the East Boston waterfront’s choicest buildable lots. They were largely vacant and under-utilized in the past. They remain largely vacant and under-utilized in the present. Only the future remains and frankly, it appears brighter than what has come before. East Boston’s waterfront missed the boom...

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Obituaries 11-09-2010

November 9, 2010
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Georgette Toscano Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Georgette “Patty” (Hanton) Toscano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on November 7. She was the loving wife of Robert C. Toscano of Saugus; beloved mother of Robert A. Toscano and his wife, Jo Ann, of Woburn, Rhonda Baker and her husband, Anthony, of Everett,...

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East Boston-based company sets high standards for cargo screening

November 2, 2010
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East Boston-based company sets high standards for cargo screening

The recent bomb plot foiled by U.S., British and Saudi authorities that targeted American Cargo planes from Yemen bound for the U.S. has focused attention on the extra security needed for cargo traveling in and out of America. It’s something that many law makers have pushed for as a necessary addition to aviation security...

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Blaze started in a condemned building

November 2, 2010
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Blaze started in a condemned building

The dangerous blaze that injured two firefighters and displaced 13 adults and three children on Chelsea Street last month was originally thought to have started in the vacant half of 16-18 Chelsea St. but fire officials have ruled that the fire broke out in the occupied 16 Chelsea St.–a building that had been condemned...

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EBMS chief: There are signs of madness all over the place

November 2, 2010
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East Boston Main Streets Director Clark Moulaison has been vigilant about signage in his main streets district since taking over the post a few years back so its understandable he gets upset when business owners open up shop and do not adhere to the sign regulations he and the city have carved out in...

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Ask Queenie receives royal treatment

November 2, 2010
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Suffolk Downs saluted Ask Queenie, one of the most decorated Massachusetts-bred thoroughbreds of all time, with a special retirement ceremony on Saturday, October 30. Ask Queenie, who was adorned in pink and purple beads to represent the silks of her owner Laurine Barreira, was paraded in the paddock before making her way to the...

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Maverick Square – A welcome new face to the neighborhood

November 2, 2010
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If you commute to Boston by way of the Maverick Square T station, then you know how much has changed in the past few years. First, there is the square itself – robust, alive, different, with numerous businesses and plenty of human activity that is all within proper scale for the place. Everything about...

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Obituaries 11-02-2010

November 2, 2010
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John Lima Of California, formerly of East Boston John R. Lima of Lakeport, California, formerly of East Boston, died on October 30. A Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Newton) Lima; adored son of the late Doris (LeBlanc) Lima and John Lima of Modesto, CA; devoted brother of Donna (Santilli) Lima...

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Project Runway – East Boston’s Gianna Simone is on the cover of Boston Magazine

October 26, 2010
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Project Runway – East Boston’s Gianna Simone is on the cover of Boston Magazine

By Cary Shuman editor@eastietimes.com Gianna Simone knew she might be featured as one of the models in the October issue of Boston Magazine. The 20-year-old East Boston resident had participated in a full-day photo shoot with four wardrobe changes at Laconia Airport in New Hampshire. But then Simone received the call that became the...

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Steczynksi earns prestigious Barr Foundation grant

October 26, 2010
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Steczynksi earns prestigious Barr Foundation grant

Zumix Founder and Director Madeleine Steczynski has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of her extraordinary work in the field of non-profit youth development. The Barr Fellows Program honors the contributions of the most gifted and experienced leaders in the Boston area. “We congratulate Madeleine Steczynski on her selection and...

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From JCPenney, big dollars for students

October 26, 2010
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From JCPenney, big dollars for students

Continuing its decade long commitment to afterschool programs in the area, the JCPenney Afterschool Fund has awarded a $5,000 grant to the East Boston YMCA’s Afterschool School Age Child Care Program (SACC). The grant will give the Y’s afterschool program at the Curtis Guild School the opportunity to help more children participate in safe,...

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America SCORES in Boston

October 26, 2010
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In a city obsessed with the Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, we know that sports often serve as a means to bring people together. On a brisk fall day in East Boston, with the skyline stunningly clear across the harbor, corporate employees from a downtown financial firm, who sported cleats instead of loafers, played...

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Down To The Wire – Races are too close to call

October 26, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Arrest Report 10-26-2010

October 26, 2010
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Monday, October 18 No arrests. Tuesday, October 19 Gina Forsyth of 47 Tewksbury Street, Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession of Class B drugs. Stephen Cuchiello of 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, was arrested & charged with receiving stolen property and also a default warrant for possession of Class B drugs. Amie...

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Obituaries 10-26-2010

October 26, 2010
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Father Bede Ferrara OFM Priest and Author Father Bede Ferrara, OFM, of New York, formerly of East Boston and the North End of Boston, died on October 22. Fr. Bede was ordained a priest on June 17, 1951. He served as assistant pastor of Saint Anthony’s in Troy for one year following his ordination;...

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No troubled waters

October 21, 2010
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No troubled waters

Nearly two years into the project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge with a new vertical-lift bridge and everything has been going as smooth as can be according to Project Manager John Vitagliano. “We are still on schedule and if we continue at this pace the project should be completed by January 2012,...

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Lima and Cagiano will receive ABCD Community Awards

October 21, 2010
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Lima and Cagiano will receive ABCD Community Awards

Two East Boston residents and community heroes will be among 28 people honored for their contributions to the community at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 29 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Eastie’s APAC director Amy Lima and longtime community advocate Joyce Hamilton Cagiano...

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Heritage Apartments set for $15.7 million in upgrades

October 21, 2010
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Heritage Apartments set for $15.7 million in upgrades

The Boston Redevelopment Authority Board has approved $15.7 million in upgrades to the existing Heritage Apartment complex in East Boston. The Heritage is a 294-unit public housing development bordered by Sumner Street, South Bremen Street, Father Jacobbe Lane, and the Lewis Mall waterfront located at 209 Sumner Street. All of the buildings are designated...

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Blue Hills ends East Boston’s three-game winning streak

October 21, 2010
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After losing their first game 24 to 6 against Austin Prep during the season opener the East Boston High School football team went on a tear beating Dorchester 32-0, Amesbury 42-26, Charlestown 8-0 and West Roxbury 28-20. The Jets headed into the game against Blue Hills Friday with a 4-1 record but the winning...

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Track will pay tribute to Ask Queenie on October 30

October 21, 2010
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Ask Queenie, one of the most decorated Massachusetts-bred thoroughbreds of all time, has been retired after a brilliant eight-year career that included 20 state-bred stakes wins at Suffolk Downs. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Suffolk Downs will salute Ask Queenie on Saturday, October 30. The nine-year-old daughter of Key Contender out of Time...

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Question 3 – More will be said than done

October 21, 2010
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The State sales tax has risen to 6.25%. A ballot measure to cut the sales tax to 3% has generated an enormous response from residents across the commonwealth. Democrats and Republicans alike share the belief that the sales tax should be cut. By how much and when is the question. If the sales tax...

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