Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Edward Sarro Worked at Navy Yard Edward C. Sarro of East Boston died on November 19. A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked as a painter at the Boston Naval Shipyard for many years. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Trecart); father of Angelo Sarro of Merrimac and Theresa...

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Pagliuca: I’m ‘just where I want to be’

November 19, 2009
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Pagliuca: I’m ‘just where I want to be’

Some would say there’s such a thing as over exposure. But when you have money to spend and no time to waste, over exposure is just what has pushed U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Pagliuca to an unofficial second place in the polls, behind Attorney General Martha Coakley but just ahead of U.S. Congressman Michael...

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East Boston entrepreneurs move closer to winning business contest

November 19, 2009
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East Boston entrepreneurs move closer to winning business contest

After an intense round of voting in September and a meeting with Forbes Magazine executives last month, the owners of East Boston based Audissey Guides have made it into the top five in Forbes’ “Boost Your Business” Competition. Audissey, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smartphones, has its best shot...

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Eastie teen arrested for allegedly car-jacking a pizza deliveryman

November 19, 2009
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An East Boston teen has been accused of carjacking a Revere pizza deliveryman at gunpoint Friday in East Boston and was arraigned in Chelsea District and will face additional charges in East Boston District Court. Toby Ryan, 17, was arraigned in Chelsea Court on charges of armed carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a...

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Early Education Center earns its re-accreditation from the NAEYC

November 19, 2009
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It was the first Boston Public School (BPS) to earn a coveted National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation back in 2004. On last Friday the East Boston Early Education Center (EEC) had more to celebrate. The BPS and NAEYC announced that the EEC has been reaccredited. The announcement launched a...

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Residents turn out in force at foreclosure rally

November 19, 2009
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It was the first Boston Public School (BPS) to earn a coveted National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation back in 2004. On last Friday the East Boston Early Education Center (EEC) had more to celebrate. The BPS and NAEYC announced that the EEC has been reaccredited. The announcement launched a...

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Jets win North title, secure playoff spot

November 19, 2009
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In his last season as head coach of the The East Boston High School football team, Coach John Sousa got another present last Friday night as the Jets easily cruised by Madison Park 29-0 to clinch the North Title. The Jets also extended their win streak to 8 and are now 8-1 on the...

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Getting Interesting – Senatorial race heats up

November 19, 2009
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There is not much time remaining for Congressman Mike Capuano, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Celtics owner Stephen Pagliuca and City Year Founder Allan Khazei to make their case to the voters of Massachusetts. The special election senate primary to fill the seat left vacant by Senator Edward Kennedy’s death is three weeks away –...

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Obituaries 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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Anna Marrotta Former East Boston Realtor Anna C. (Natale) Marotta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 16. A former East Boston realtor, she was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Marotta with whom she shared 13 years of marraige; loving mother of Mary Ann Marotta of Revere; cherished daughter of...

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Menino has a strong showing in Eastie as he wins a record fifth term

November 12, 2009
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Menino has a strong showing in Eastie as he wins a record fifth term

Mayor Thomas Menino was elected to a historic fifth term as Mayor of Boston cruising to victory past City Councilor Michael Flaherty Tuesday night, a night that he also did very well among East Boston voters. Although Flaherty, and his unofficial running mate, City Councilor Sam Yoon, put up a good fight it wasn’t...

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Study: There’s no arguing the benefits of debate teams

November 12, 2009
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Study: There’s no arguing the benefits of debate teams

At the height of the political season a few weeks ago voters sat down and watched political rivals debate the issues affecting Boston but did you know these structured arguments can actually improve one’s grades? A new study suggests that African-American students who participate in debate leagues like the one at East Boston High...

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Sousa wins his final home game as Jets extend winning streak to six

November 12, 2009
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Sousa wins his final home game as Jets extend winning streak to six

In his last home game during a stellar coaching career, East Boston High School football coach John Sousa not only got a big win against Boston English High School but was also presented with a plaque by the English High football coaching staff. Sousa and the Jets cruised past English 44-16, extending a six...

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EBHS boys soccer team wins the City League championship

November 12, 2009
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EBHS boys soccer team wins the City League championship

The East Boston High School boys soccer team captured the City League Title last week against Madison Park at Franklin Field by a score of 1-0 with only 4:30 left on the clock. After a Madison was called for handball, Eastie sent Carlos Andres Ruiz in for the penalty shot, which bounced off the...

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Cahill positions himself as the candidate for Everyman

November 12, 2009
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Of all the candidates vying for the State House’s corner office next year, there’s one gubernatorial candidate who, if elected, would be standing up for the average Joe. Treasurer Tim Cahill, who was in East Boston last week, comes off as the working class, no frills, blue collar Quincy native with a Boston University...

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A Special Event – Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart

November 12, 2009
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For the past few years, Thanksgiving at the Sacred Heart Church has been one of this neighborhood’s most compelling events. With the bad economy affecting so many this year as the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sacred Heart takes on more meaning. The chair of this year’s event is Crystal Basile, the...

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The City Election – Menino’s victory

November 12, 2009
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In East Boston, voters came out in huge numbers for Mayor Thomas Menino. So his victory last week came as no surprise to voters here, and to his many, many loyal friends and supporters in this neighborhood. Mayor Menino is a constant visitor and a good friend to East Boston. In 16 years, this...

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LaMattina coasts to re-election

November 12, 2009
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Councilor Sal LaMattina also scored a tremendous vote – the ultimate endorsement by the judges who count on the local scene. LaMattina has been a positive, active, intelligent voice making himself heard and felt among the people of this neighborhood during the past two years. Congrats to Sal – and keep up the good...

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Obituaries 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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Alice Pagliaro Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights Alice (Dente) Pagliaro of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on November 8. She was in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of Santo Pagliaro with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; loving mother of Steven Pagliaro and his wife, Carol;...

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Arrest Report 11-11-09

November 12, 2009
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District Seven Arrest Report November 2 Luis Landaverde of 109 West Neptune Street, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating with a revoked license. Joseph D’Avella of 57 Vine Street, Saugus, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Isidro Duran Guardado of 13 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with...

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Menino elected to an unprecedented fifth term; LaMattina keeps Council seat

November 5, 2009
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Menino elected to an unprecedented fifth term; LaMattina keeps Council seat

In July he officially became the longest serving mayor in the history of Boston. On Tuesday he entered the history books. Mayor Thomas Menino was elected to a historic fifth term as Mayor of Boston cruising to victory past City Councilor Michael Flaherty Tuesday night. Although Flaherty, and his unofficial running mate, City Councilor...

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Lawmakers hear testimony on expanded gaming

November 5, 2009
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Lawmakers hear testimony on expanded gaming

Expanded gaming or full scale resort-style casino’s in the Commonwealth are not going to be as epidemic as crack was in the 1980s as some suggested at last week’s public hearing at the State House. However, it is also not going to solve all of the state’s fiscal woes as others would suggest. Somewhere...

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Pilot program aimed at helping renters in foreclosed properties

November 5, 2009
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Tenants in East Boston, not homeowners are some of the biggest victims of the recent mortgage and foreclosure crisis that began last year. With a good percentage of foreclosed homes being the traditional triple-deckers that make up the local neighborhoods, many tenants are forced to vacate the property once the landlord has allowed the...

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Jets ‘D’ team battles Mission Hill

November 5, 2009
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The Eastie Jets took on the Mission Hill Buccaneers this past Sunday November 1. The Jets played a great game but lost to Mission Hill by a score of 28-0. The jets played very well on both sides of the ball but could not capitalize. The Jets defense played very well but couldn’t keep...

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Negative Vibes – Anti-casino forces are mobilizing for inaction

November 5, 2009
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The voices against casino gambling are gathering their forces. Like most of those who stand against progress in this litigious world, they are gathering studies, studies on top of studies, the one thousand reasons a casino cannot possibly thrive or even exist without ruining the East Boston community. They are trying to harness the...

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