Obituaries 03-17-2010

March 19, 2010
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Ann Gianturco Chelsea school nurse Ann R. (Marino) Gianturco RN of Chelsea, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on February 26. She was in her 95th year. Mrs. Gianturco graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1932 and received her RN from the Medfield State Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at...

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Body checks AIT units unveiled inside Terminal A

March 11, 2010
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Body checks AIT units unveiled inside Terminal A

Media outlets and bystanders waiting to board their flights inside Terminal A got a sneak peak of the new airport security technology unveiled at a press conference last Friday at Logan Airport. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Logan would be one of the first airports to receive advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased...

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EBNHC holds first public meeting about its state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Sq.

March 11, 2010
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EBNHC holds first public meeting about its state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Sq.

There were the usual questions about parking and traffic but all in all the neighborhood seemed to be overwhelmingly in favor of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) proposal to construct a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Square. At a Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting held last Thursday at Maverick Landing, members of...

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Rep. Basile supports CORI reform legislation

March 11, 2010
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Operating under the theory that good jobs and putting people to work here in East Boston can break the cycle of poverty, depression, and crime in the community, a group of local activists marched at the end of February to urge lawmakers to pass Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law reform. The CORI law...

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Dawn of a new Knight – East Boston entry set to join Yawkey League

March 11, 2010
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By Cary Shuman For the Free Press Baseball is returning to East Boston in a big way this summer. Geoffrey Harris and Eric Bellavia, co-owners of the East Boston Knights, are leading the team into its inaugural season in the Yawkey Baseball League, an amateur loop for players ages 18 and over that has...

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The Libraries – East Boston might be caught in the middle

March 11, 2010
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With two branch libraries, East Boston is a likely contender to lose at least one of them in the round of closings that are expected as part of a streamlining of the Boston Public Library. If one of two is lost in this neighborhood, it is not the end of the world, although many...

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Chelsea St. Bridge – A connection between the past and future

March 11, 2010
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East Boston residents with an interest in extraordinary building and construction projects should ride by the Chelsea Street Bridge everyday. If you do this, you will experience the ongoing construction of a brand new and architecturally exciting steel bridge over the Chelsea River, which connects Chelsea with East Boston. There has been a drawbridge...

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Obituaries 03-10-2010

March 11, 2010
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Rose Chiofilo Medford resident Rose (Miraglia) Chiofilo of Medford died on March 7. The beloved wife of the late Samuel Chiofilo, she was the loving mother of Frank Chiofilo of Boston and John Chiofilo of Medford; treasured mother in law of Maria Chiofilo of East Boston and Donna Scola of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of...

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PPSC honored for its services for disabled sailors

March 4, 2010
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PPSC honored for its services for disabled sailors

U.S. Sailing hosted its National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in League City, Texas recently and East Boston’s very own Piers Park Sailing Center was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Program for Disabled Sailors. In 2005, PPSC was granted funding from the Lead to Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities initiative to design and develop youth sailing...

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Turn-around effort is on Target

March 4, 2010
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East Boston’s Curtis Guild Elementary School is one of eight of the district’s ‘turnaround’ school that will benefit from a grant from the Target Corporation to fund an artist residency and ticket access program with Citi Performing Arts Center. The goal of the program is to improve school success, engage families and strengthen community...

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Zumix sets opening for March 29

March 4, 2010
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Zumix, the popular youth program that combines music and performing arts in an after school setting, announced that its new home on the corner of Sumner and Orleans streets will officially open on Monday, March 29. “Zumix is thrilled to announce that after five years of hard work, their beautiful new firehouse is opening,”...

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Trash and Litter – As the snow lifts, a new problem is revealed

March 4, 2010
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Once again, East Boston’s streets and sidewalks all need a good sweeping as the long winter has caused trash to be strewn everywhere. The snow has melted; the trash locked in the ice and under the snow for so many months has appeared in full blossom. It is ugly. It is frustrating to look...

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Arrest Report 03-04-2010

March 4, 2010
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Wednesday, February 17 Roberto Del- Rosario of 8 Marcella Street, Cambridge, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle w/o a license. Thursday, February 18 Valdera Deoliviera of 131 Orleans Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension. Jessica Pirelli of 31 Lebanon Street, Malden, was arrested for several outstanding...

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Obituaries 03-04-2010

March 4, 2010
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Ann Gianturco Retired Registered Nurse Ann R. (Marino) Gianturco RN of Chelsea, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on February 26. She was 95 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Nicholas D. Giantruco with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. She was a graduate of East Boston...

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LNG tanker arrives without incident

February 25, 2010
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LNG tanker arrives without incident

The Maran Gas Coronis, the LNG tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from Yemen to New England came into Boston Harbor skirting East Boston, Charlestown and Chelsea on the low tide without incident early Tuesday morning before docking at the Distrigas Terminal in Everett. Despite protests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and...

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Thinking small – New District chief wants to reduce crime in Eastie

February 25, 2010
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Thinking small – New District chief wants to reduce crime in Eastie

There’s a new police captain in town and he’s making it his mission to greatly reduce crime in East Boston. Boston Police veteran Frank Mancini, who had a stint serving at District 7 several years back, has replaced Captain Robert Cunningham who retired from the force last month. As the new commander of District...

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LaMattina will chair new combined committee, as well as Ways and Means

February 25, 2010
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LaMattina will chair new combined committee, as well as Ways and Means

The Boston City Council has merged the Committee on Aviation and Transportation and the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services as the new City, Neighborhood Services Committee. City Council Michael Ross has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the new committee as well as co-chair Ways and Means. For the newly created committee,...

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Ranking Unjustified – J.D. Power’s assessment of Logan Airport is off course

February 25, 2010
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The J.D. Power Company performs customer-satisfaction studies. It’s recent report on Logan Airport, which it ranked about the lowest in its look at major airports in America, is way off base. East Boston residents have had a love – hate relationship with the airport for about 50 years. Being employed there is one thing....

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LNG Tanker – Discussion shouldn’t fade when Yemeni tanker leaves Boston Harbor

February 25, 2010
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The first LNG tanker from Yemen slipped through the utterly placid waters of Boston Harbor on its way to docking in Everett on the low tide Tuesday morning. Those of you standing along the East Boston shoreline saw a ship slip under the Tobin Bridge that looked so big you might have reached out...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Joseph Passaggio Boston Edison/NStar retiree Joseph (Joe) Passaggio of Hanover, formerly of East Boston, died at home surrounded by his loving family on February 20. He was 67 years old. Mr. Passaggio graduated from Boston College High School in 1959 and Boston College in 1968. He spent his career at Boston Edison/NStar where he...

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Despair and hope

February 17, 2010
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Despair and hope

A young man named ‘Bobby’ from the Meridian House – a drug addiction treatment facility in East Boston-stood up and told his story to a crowd of residents, volunteers and health care workers on Saturday at East Boston’s drug summit. “I was a good kid, from a good home with no problems,” said Bobby....

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Relay For Life planning event set for Feb. 25

February 17, 2010
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Relay For Life planning event set for Feb. 25

It was one of the best fundraising events to date. In the neighborhood that was on one hand solemn and filled with emotions, tears, and the remembrances of those who lost their battle against cancer and on the other hand an event that inspired and was filled with hope and triumph. Over 180 local...

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Permanent connection – EWC holds a seminar on social media

February 17, 2010
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The fairly new subgroup of women of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce that began at the end of 2008 held another successful seminar last week at the Atlantic Works Gallery at 80 Border Street. The Chamber’s Eastie Women Connect (EWC)–a group that provides a forum for women of all ages to connect and...

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Arrest Report 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Monday, February 8 Vincent Vaccaro of 72 Marginal Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. Brenda Martinez of 58 Homer Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Tuesday, February 9 Vander Alves of 271 Sumner Street, East Boston,...

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