Piers Park Sailing Center hosts U.S. Junior Sailing Championship

July 20, 2010
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Piers Park Sailing Center hosts U.S. Junior Sailing Championship

Piers Park Sailing Center on Boston Harbor last week hosted the U.S. Sailing’s Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championship. The country’s best junior sailors competed in the national semi-finals with the winners advancing to the National Championship in San Diego at Mission Bay Yacht Club. The regatta consisted of eight junior (14-18 years old) teams...

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Farm Central – A fresh, new beginning for weekly market By John Lynds

July 20, 2010
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Farm Central – A fresh, new beginning for weekly market By John Lynds

The East Boston Farmers Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) returned to Central Square in East Boston last Thursday with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. Farmers will be at the selling fruits and vegetables every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. through October 7. Community Initiatives Coordinator...

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Colombian ambassador visits East Boston

July 20, 2010
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Colombian ambassador visits East Boston

It was an exciting day for Colombians in East Boston this week as they had the rare opportunity to sit with their native country’s ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Carolina Barco Isakson, the daughter of Colombia’s former president Virgilio Barco Vargas, held a special meeting Monday at Zumix on Sumner Street with Colombian political...

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Filing the necessary environmental reports is next stop in the process

July 20, 2010
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The state’s environmental secretary has approved the MBTA’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Red Line/Blue Line connector project. However, the MBTA’s DEIR will not satisfy all environmental studies and it must file a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) according to Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles’ decision. There’s been a...

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Counterfeit charges filed against a brother-sister duo

July 20, 2010
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An East Boston man and his sister have both been arrested and arraigned in connection with using fake identities to create counterfeit checks and using those checks to steal over $120,000 from auto auction houses around the state. Amarildo Silva, 30, was arraigned on charges of Possession of Counterfeit Notes, Identity Fraud and Forging...

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Slots at the Tracks? – In the end, compromise will prevail

July 20, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not sign a casino bill that provides slot machines for four racetracks in Massachusetts. State Senate President Therese Murray – and the senate – has essentially said the same thing. Only House Speaker Robert DeLeo and the House have voted to order slots into the four tracks...

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Arrest Report 07-20-2010

July 20, 2010
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Monday, July 12 Thomas William Defrietas of 134 Trenton Street, East Boston, was arrested on a warrant for possession of Class B drugs. Ismael Gonzalez of 6 Marginal Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Tuesday, July 13 Erick Flores of Woodside, NY, was arrested and charged with assault & battery...

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Obituaries 07-20-2010

July 20, 2010
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Giulio Imperioso Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Giulio Imperioso of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on July 18. He was employed by the City of Revere and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. The beloved husband of the late Edith (Walles) Imperioso with whom he shared 36 years of...

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The track’s time is now – Officials honor the oval’s rich history, look forward to better days ahead

July 14, 2010
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The track’s time is now – Officials honor the oval’s rich history, look forward to better days ahead

Seventy Five years ago the nation was in the throws of the Great Depression, a gigantic dust bowl raged in America’s prairie lands and Franklin D. Roosevelt was pitching his New Deal to the country. On the marshy border between East Boston and Revere, after pari-mutuel wagering was legalized in the state, Suffolk Downs...

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Santarpio’s featured on Food Network show

July 14, 2010
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Santarpio’s featured on Food Network show

The rivalry continues and East Bostonians maybe a little down today after watching the television show, “Food Feuds.” On Monday, during the final taping of the Food Network’s new show ‘Food Feuds’ the network, albeit wrongly, named Pizzeria Regina, that chain that started in the North End and grew to 15 restaurants comprised of...

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Tagged with a big-time fine – Vandal ordered to pay ten grand in restitution

July 14, 2010
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The notorious vandal responsible for defacing several Blue Line trains inside the Orient Heights MBTA rail yard in East Boston back in 2005 pleaded guilty last Friday and will face jail time and have to pay restitution to the MBTA for his crime. Jim Clay Harper, 25. of Wilmette, Illinois, pleaded guilty to seven...

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Rise in break-ins linked to reluctance on the part of some residents to use banks

July 14, 2010
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Break-ins in East Boston are at a two year high according to Boston Police statistics and while the 129 break-ins so far this year is only slightly higher than last year its 63 more than all of 2008. Eastie is no different than the rest of the city where break-ins have jumped 11.5 percent...

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APAC’s summer jobs program receives a much-needed boost from the state and ARRA

July 14, 2010
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s SummerWorks program have become an oasis for at-risk teens, giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Fighting Crime – Boston will win this battle

July 14, 2010
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We have more than our share of crime in this neighborhood. But we are not like Roxbury and Dorchester and parts of Mattapan where gangs are murdering young people and innocents. East Boston’s crime scene is so unlike that of other neighborhoods that everyone living here should rejoice that gangs toting handguns and shooting...

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Arrest Report 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Monday, July 5 Monsour Belbachir of 61 Eutaw Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with breaking & entering in the nighttime. Benvin Chukwauna of 1100 Governors Park, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs & resisting arrest. Tuesday, July 6 James Dallaire of 138 Norwood Street, Fall River, was...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Carmela Recupero Revere resident Carmela (Picariello) Recupero of Revere died on July 12 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home. She was 96 years old. A homemaker, born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Pasqulina (DeSimone) Picariello; the beloved wife of the late Achille Recupero; devoted mother of Frank and his...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

July 8, 2010
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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

An up and coming musician making waves in the world of Latin Music will be playing in East Boston to close out the city’s Sixth Annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series–a two month celebration of Latin music and rhythms across Boston. Gregorio Uribe and his 15-piece group, Gregorio Uribe y Su Orquesta, which harkens...

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Eastie man pleads not guilty to alleged OUI accident – Post-Pops crash injured State Trooper

July 8, 2010
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The East Boston man accused of driving drunk and running over a Massachusetts state trooper in Cambridge after the 4th of July concert and fireworks display on the Esplanade pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Cambridge District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, third offense; operating under the influence of liquor...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Obituaries 07-07-2010

July 8, 2010
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James Pittman East Boston resident James O. Pittman of East Boston died on July 1. He was a US Navy veteran and a member of the Mass Army National Guard, 126 Signal Battalion, Chelsea. He was the beloved husband of Frances M. (Rogers) Pittman; loving father of James M. Pittman and his wife, Robin,...

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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

June 29, 2010
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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

It was honor that was long overdue but an honor East Boston Police Officer Bob Anthony, the Boston Police Departments resident historian, is familiar with bestowing upon historic department figures. It was on the corner of Harve and Maverick Streets that Anthony found that the first Boston Police Officer killed in the line of...

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Two cents – Tonight’s your chance to voice your opinion on gaming

June 29, 2010
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There are two schools of thought on placing a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Supporters believe it will bring much needed jobs to the area while opponents feel expanded gaming will lead to an increase in social ills like gambling addiction and crime in the neighborhood. On Wednesday, June 30 (tonight)...

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Petruccelli’s referendum makes it into Senate bill

June 29, 2010
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After a spirited debate on the Senate floor last week, where he had to fight thirteen opposing views, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was able to get a local referendum amendment into the Senate’s version of the state’s casino bill by a vote of 25-13. The amendment would allow only East Boston residents, most impacted by...

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