Boston Police District 7 Annual Basketball Tournament – Sunday, June 27 at LoPresti Park in East Boston

June 29, 2010
By

Each year the officers from District 7 and surrounding neighborhoods join forces to run a summer basketball camp and tournament for young kids and teens. Dubbed the Boston Ballers program, the day long tournament brings young kids together, most of whom are at risk, and teams them against peers their own age. The program...

Read more »

Four Your Thoughts – Thinking about Independence Day

June 29, 2010
By

It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

Read more »

Obituaries 06-29-2010

June 29, 2010
By

Joseph LaMonica US Postal retiree, of Reading, formerly of East Boston Joseph F. LaMonica of Reading, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at his home on June 27. He was 63 years old. He was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Durante) LaMonica. Mr. LaMonica was...

Read more »

Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

June 22, 2010
By
Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

The community had been talking about fixing up the aging schoolyard at Bradley Elementary School for close to two decades now but funding always seemed to fall short–until last year. Now, through the city’s Schoolyard initiative, the Bradley schoolyard has been transformed into a beautiful play and outdoor classroom area. Crumbling blacktop has been...

Read more »

East Boston resident helps St. Mary’s Burri Murdock – Spartans capture second consecutive state title

June 22, 2010
By
East Boston resident helps St. Mary’s Burri Murdock – Spartans capture second consecutive state title

By Cary Shuman Talk about the perfect ending to your high school career. Kristina Burri, senior softball captain at St. Mary’s High School, couldn’t have written a more satisfying final chapter to her incredible softball career. Burri had three hits and three RBIs to lead St. Mary’s to an 11-1 win over Murdock High...

Read more »

Camacho’s murder trial is underway; jurors visit crime scene

June 22, 2010
By
Camacho’s murder trial is underway; jurors visit crime scene

The trial of the East Boston man accused of killing a 27-year-old Everett man inside King Arthur’s Lounge in Chelsea began last week and jurors visited the crime scene Monday. Jesse Camacho, 23, of East Boston, who went by the moniker “Fat Jesse” is charged with first-degree murder for the January 24, 2008, shooting...

Read more »

Closure of Orient Heights branch is put on hold

June 22, 2010
By

Following a special meeting by the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and threats from the state legislature to withhold BPL funding unless they kept libraries open, the trustees approved a recommendation to delay the planned closure of the Orient Heights Branch Library in East Boston. The recommendation to keep Orient Heights and three...

Read more »

The Library Saga – Battle won, but as for the war …

June 22, 2010
By

The East Boston Branch Library in Orient Heights has received a reprieve from the City of Boston. Our branch library and three others scheduled to close because of the budget shortfall and the changing times lives to fight another day – and apparently will do so for the length of the summer and probably...

Read more »

Gambling Forum – This is your chance to be heard

June 22, 2010
By

On June 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Don Orione/Madonna Shrine, 111 Orient Ave. proponents and opponents of casino gambling at Suffolk Downs will be getting together at a forum sponsored by the Times-Free Press and organized by John Ribeiro. This is the first public forum to discuss the issues related to expanded...

Read more »

Arrest Report 06-22-2010

June 22, 2010
By

Monday, June 14 No arrests. Tuesday, June 15 Anton Watler of 109 Homestead Street, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. Richard Dirocco of 14 Kingman Ave, Revere, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Dirocco was also found to have outstanding default warrants for possession of Class B...

Read more »

Obituaries 06-22-2010

June 22, 2010
By

Marco Enzo Giangregorio East Boston resident Marco Enzo Giangregorio of East Boston died on June 19. He was the beloved son of Lorenzo and the late Giovanna (Giammarco) Giangregorio; loving brother of Ralph Giangregorio of Haverhill, Marilyn Orlowski and her husband, Steven, of West Peabody, Michael Giangregorio of East Boston and Pasquale Giangregorio and...

Read more »

A healthy start – Ground broken on new EBHNC development

June 17, 2010
By
A healthy start – Ground broken on new EBHNC development

It’s a monumental project that will forever transform Maverick Square by investing federal stimulus funds to create a brand new health care facility in the area. On Monday, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) officials, joined by local elected officials and leaders of the health care industry, broke ground on what is sure to...

Read more »

Suffolk officials state their case for expanded gaming

June 17, 2010
By

Senator Anthony Petruccelli stood with Suffolk Downs Racetrack at a Senate hearing last Tuesday on expanded gaming in the state. Petruccelli testified alongside Suffolk Downs’ Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle saying that the benefits for his district (which includes East Boston, Revere and Winthrop) far outweighs the negative impacts a resort-style casino at Suffolk...

Read more »

YMCA receives a Better Beaches grant

June 17, 2010
By

Last year, the East Boston YMCA took advantage Save the Harbor / Save the Bay’s grant program and brought a YMCA’s Beach Kick-Off Day and an end of season beach dance to Constitution Beach. The program brought public school kids to the waterfront on their day off with games and activities on the beach,...

Read more »

Remember the Host – Neighborhood deserves new revenue streams for serving as home to a casino

June 17, 2010
By

We are in favor of a casino in Suffolk Downs as part of the state’s expanded gambling venue. As we have written many times, a casino means many new jobs, hundreds of millions in new construction and infra structure investment and new taxes for the state – and for the city of Boston. The...

Read more »

Center of Town – The revitalization of Maverick Square

June 17, 2010
By

There is a new and better energy in Maverick Square. It is apparent to everyone who transits through the square that the place is being remade entirely. Now with the new health center facility about to break ground, the square will be remade once again. Store fronts have been refurbished, and in the most...

Read more »

Arrest Report 06-16-2010

June 17, 2010
By

Monday, June 7 Fernando Cervantes of 366 Meridian Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Tuesday, June 8 No arrests. Wednesday, June 9 No arrests. Thursday, June 10 Thomas Galvin of 64 Everett Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the...

Read more »

Obituaries 06-16-2010

June 17, 2010
By

Carmella ‘Millie’ Alu East Boston resident Carmella "Millie" Alu of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop and Belmont, died suddenly on June 14. She was the loving daughter of the late Michael and Catena (Buttiglieri) Alu; dear sister of the late Vincent Alu; cherished aunt of Michael Alu of Louisiana,Tina Alu of Cambridge and the...

Read more »

Leo Mahoney, owner and founder of Eastern Minerals, dead at 82

June 10, 2010
By
Leo Mahoney, owner and founder of Eastern Minerals, dead at 82

Leo D. Mahoney, a Lowell businessman with substantial holdings in Chelsea and throughout the world – and with a long history of philanthropy here and wherever he did business – has died. Mr. Mahoney, whose salt pile on Marginal Street is perhaps one of the best known, most easily recognized and at times controversial...

Read more »

Chelsea Bridge plans weekend closure to complete important construction

June 10, 2010
By
Chelsea Bridge plans weekend closure to complete important construction

Construction on the new Chelsea Street Bridge has moved to the East Boston side of the Chelsea Creek and the bridge’s project consultant John Vitagliano said this week closures will be limited to nighttime only, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Vitagliano added that this weekend, June 12 and 13, the bridge will be closed...

Read more »

Major hotel development about to get underway

June 10, 2010
By

Representatives of Hilton Homeward Suites have applied to the Building Department for a permit to construct a 100 room hotel with a large conference facility on Beach Street adjacent to the Wyndham Hotel, City Manager Jay Ash has announced. The new hotel will cost about $60 million to build and furnish. Several hundred people...

Read more »

City Manager Jay Ash voices his opinion at State House on casinos

June 10, 2010
By

Chelsea City Manager, Jay Ash who co-chairs of the Coalition for Jobs and Growth, joined a carpenter and a painter, both of whom have experienced long-term unemployment, at a press conference about the jobs that will be created around resort casinos on Tuesday at the State House. “We are grateful to the State Senate...

Read more »

CHS Track

June 10, 2010
By

Senior Xavier Ortiz competed in the All-State Track and Field championship on Saturday, June 5th at Westfield State College.  He competed in the 200 meters where he was seeded 15th out of 28 competitors.  Ortiz ran a personal best 22.71 seconds and qualified for the state finals.  In the state finals, Ortiz ran a...

Read more »

Leo Mahoney

June 10, 2010
By

The owner of Eastern Minerals left quite a legacy – and that legacy was built by a man whose word was his bond and who very badly wanted to do the right thing when it was necessary. For many, many years Mr. Mahoney bore the brunt of serious efforts to dislodge him from his...

Read more »

Real Time Web Analytics - Buzz Stat