Tragedy in Tucson

January 12, 2011
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Shooter deserves no mercy The shooting of 19 innocents, and the deaths of six more in Tucson, including a nine year-old and a Federal judge, by a lunatic who appeared to know exactly what he was doing, has shaken much of the nation. We don’t care what drove this young man to do what...

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Obituaries 01-12-2011

January 12, 2011
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Joanne Ford East Boston resident Joanne M. Ford of Saratoga Street, East Boston died at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on January 9 after a long illness. She was 75 years old. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Pia and Bruno DiTroia;  the beloved wife of the...

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2010

January 5, 2011
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2010

-By John Lynds On Friday night the final seconds of 2010 ticked away and East Boston residents joined the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. This week the East Boston Times publishes Part II of a look back at a year filled with stories of triumph, victory, success,...

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Murphy a Unanimous Choice to Serve as Council President

January 5, 2011
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Murphy a Unanimous Choice to Serve as Council President

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s been a longtime coming. At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy, the longest serving member of the council not to hold the presidency, was unanimously elected 12-0 Monday to serve a two-year term as Council President. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the body,” said Murphy in a telephone...

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East Boston Resident Added to LaMattina’s Staff

January 5, 2011
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East Boston Resident  Added to LaMattina’s Staff

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced that Camilo Hernandez will be the newest addition to his staff. Hernandez, an East Boston resident, will be working on constituent services throughout the district. A native of Colombia, Hernandez has been active in the community, participating and organizing neighborhood programs at Piers Park Sailing...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2011

January 5, 2011
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Monday, December 27 No arrests. Tuesday, December 28 Santos Merino of 27 Garland Street, Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault & battery. Wednesday, December 29 Richard Matranga of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Richard Maynard of 21 Lancaster Avenue,...

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Glad to See it Go

January 5, 2011
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Demolition of the East Boston Immigration Building was long overdue The demolition of the decrepit East Boston Immigration Station has been a long time coming. It was decrepit when it was being used to process immigrants arriving in East Boston. It grew more decrepit when its day was done. Its demolition is a good...

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Hockey Players Raise More Than $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research

January 5, 2011
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Hockey Players Raise More Than $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research

–By John Lynds The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast  Cancer Research  Center. The Jets hosted the 6th Annual Deep Freeze high...

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Obituaries 01-04-2011

January 5, 2011
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Angelo DeLuca Awarded French Legion of Honor, owned DeLuca’s Market for more than 60 years Angelo H. DeLuca, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on December 28. He was 91 years old. Mr. DeLuca was born and raised in Revere and was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US...

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The Snow Has Arrived

December 29, 2010
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The Snow Has Arrived

East Boston had one of the highest snowfall totals during Sunday night’s blizzard that buried the East Coast. Eastie was one of the hardest areas hit with 18.2 inches of wet, heavy snow just behind Canton and South Boston which both got 19 inches and Lynn were residents dealt with 18.5 inches. Monday morning,...

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Man of the Year

December 29, 2010
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Man of the Year

Tony DiCenso He’s arguably the one of the best cooks in Boston and this year his recipes put Rino’s and East Boston officially on the national culinary map. Rino’s Owners and Chef Tony DiCenso never cuts corners as shown in October when the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by T.V. personality, cook...

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Woman of the Year

December 29, 2010
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Woman of the Year

Joey Cuzzi It’s hard enough keeping a non-profit afloat in these tough fiscal times but its unheard of to raise enough money to expand. Try telling that to East Boston YMCA Executive Director Joey Cuzzi and she’ll say there is a need and with that need there has to be more programs for East...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Police Blotter 29-12-2010

December 29, 2010
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Monday, December 20 Joshua David Lepage of 22 Marion Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with assault & battery and destruction of personal property. Tuesday, December 21 Frank Chaparro of 268 Princeton Street, East Boston, was arrested on a warrant for larceny. Wednesday, December 22 Thami Ch-hab of 304 Sumner Street, East Boston,...

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Obituaries 29-12-2010

December 29, 2010
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Dorothy Carco Formerly of East Boston Dorothy E. (d’Este) Carco, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on December22. She was in her 94th year. She was the wife of the late Louis J. Carco; devoted mother of Emanuel J. Carco and his wife, Catherine “Cookie,” of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci and husband, Leonard,...

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An Open Book

December 22, 2010
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An Open Book

Details Unveiled During Meeting; New  Facility Will Be Built Near the Bremen Street Park; Cost Estimated at $11.3m By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Planners of East Boston new state-of-the-art library unveiled their plans to the community at a special meeting held by the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees at the Meridian Street branch last...

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La Vigilia; Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

December 22, 2010
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La Vigilia; Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

For the Free Press On Christmas Eve in Boston, while little tykes will lay nestled in their beds dreaming of sugar plum fairies and such, many Italian American families will be feasting on fishes. For generations of Italians, Christmas Eve has meant the Feast of the Seven Fishes – or in more traditional speak...

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Developer Plans to Turn Savio High School into Condos

December 22, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There’s a plan in the works to turn the former Savio High School into 24 market-rate condominiums, a development that could be another positive impact for East Boston’s Star of the Sea neighborhood. The Coliseum Investment Group, who was responsible for the condo development at 145-147 Everett Street, has signed...

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Excel Academy In Talks to Buy Star of the Sea Building

December 22, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Excel Academy is closer to finalizing a deal to purchase the building that formerly housed St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School on Moore Street from the Boston Archdiocese for a reported $1.8 million but this has not been confirmed by the Archdiocese or Excel. Calls made to both Archdiocese...

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Comets Brought Down to Earth

December 22, 2010
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Week 10 is in the books and the hockey, once again, was nothing short of spectacular. In Game 1 of the evening at Porazzo Rink on East Boston’s Constitution Beach, we saw The Comets, who notched their first win of the season in week 9, take on The 113 Club in a great up...

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Christmas 2010

December 22, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 22-12-2010

December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 13 No arrests, Tuesday, December 14 Jordan Robert Borges of 20 Fletcher Street, Roslindale, was arrested and charged with assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, December 15 No arrests. Thursday, December 16 No arrests. Friday, December 17 Trevon St Cyere of 154 Second Street, Framingham, was arrested and...

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Obituaries 12-22-2010

December 22, 2010
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Anna Phillips Retired Shawmut Bank Assistant Manager Anna D. (DiBella) Phillips, a resident of Winthrop for more than 50 years, died at the Ellis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Norwood  on Thursday. December 16 after a long illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Josephine (DiRago) and...

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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

December 16, 2010
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Keeping Kelsey in our thoughts

john@eastietimes.com In East Boston the name John White is synonymous with everything that is good in decent in an otherwise crazy world. As East Boston APAC Director for 30 years White has helped scores of people through tough times but never asked for any glory or fanfare for his work. It shocked me to...

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