Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

October 22, 2009
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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

On Monday, October 26 the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will hold a public meeting for the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that will be the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at...

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System malfunction

October 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Free Press Somewhere, nowhere near here, a computer glitch occurred a few weeks ago. It was a small mistake by worldwide standards. But, it was a small mistake that – along with some cruel fate – set in motion a set of circumstances that no one could seemingly stop....

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Full siblings win consecutive races at Suffolk Downs

October 22, 2009
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Full siblings Mount Wilton and East Coaster won consecutive races at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday. Both horses are by Graeme Hall out of the Our Emblem mare Eastlynne and were bred in Florida by Eugene Melnyk. In the sixth race, Mount Wilton earned his first local victory with a two-and-three-quarter length triumph. Ridden by...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey Report

October 22, 2009
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The third week of the EBMHL season saw the league expand to 6 teams. With 3 games the night promised to be filled with some great hockey and the players did not disappoint. The first game of the night was probably the best of the season thus far with Woody’s Liquors taking on Sound...

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Schools and Politics – How much can a mayor impact public education?

October 22, 2009
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Public school education in the city of Boston has not been better in years, yet it remains tenuous due to factors that cannot be controlled. Exhortations by the Flaherty-Yoon mayoral candidates that Mayor Thomas Menino has somehow dropped the ball on public school education and that they can change public school education to everything...

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Obituaries – 10-22-09

October 22, 2009
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Rosetta ‘Rose’ Pagliuca-Varano East Boston resident Rosetta "Rose" (Catricala) Pagliuca-Varano of East Boston died on October 19. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Pagliuca; loving mother of Nicola "Nick" Varano and his wife, Michelle, of Lynnfield, Rosanna, Angela and Tonia Pagliuca, all of East Boston; dear sister of Ada Luti of Lynnfield and...

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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

October 14, 2009
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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

Hindsight is always 20/20. And when it comes to East Boston residents and Massport, the future usually comes out the way that the residents predicted. Ten years ago, residents said that if Massport was allowed to lift a 27-year old injunction and build Runway 14/32 at Logan International Airport, the airport’s historic delay problem...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey League

October 14, 2009
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Team GP Wins Loses Ties Points GF GA Woody’s Liquors 3 3 0 0 6 22 13 Demo Solutions 3 2 1 0 4 23 14 Sound Decision 3 1 2 0 2 20 16 Comets 1 1 0 0 2 8 6 Hatrick Sportswear 3 0 3 0 0 10 33 E.B. Yacht...

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Jets improve to 4-1 with a convincing victory over West Roxbury, 43-8

October 14, 2009
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The East Boston High Schools Jets football team has improved to 4-1 with another stella display of offensive prowess against West Roxbury. The Jets beat the Raiders 43-8 last Friday. The Jets took off in the very first quarter scoring 21 unanswered points. Mike Lockley caught a 27 pass from Troy Williams for a...

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Governor announces significant changes to WIC program

October 14, 2009
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Hundreds of local families benefit from the program and while its helped keep food on the tables and children fed something needed to be changed. The foods provided by Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program have not changed significantly since its inception in 1974, despite new dietary recommendations to eat less fat, more...

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Jazz at 303 Cafe? Sounds like a great idea

October 14, 2009
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I headed down to 303 Café Saturday to meet a friend and to listen to some jazz. While there, I had a beer with an acquaintance and ended up meeting a newcomer to East Boston. That’s the scene now a days at this popular neighborhood eatery. 303 has cultivated a vibe that is comfortable...

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Congressman’s travels – Capuano is on his own — and that’s just fine

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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A Fitting Gateway – New bridge will be a sight to behold

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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Obituaries – 10-14-09

October 14, 2009
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Nancy Delaney, 49 Former Lotus Computer Co. employee Nancy A. Delaney, a six-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on October 10. She was 49 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1981, she worked for a brief time for Lotus Computer Co. in Cambridge until health problems shortened...

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City Year makes Umana’s day

October 7, 2009
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City Year makes Umana’s day

His family’s enduring legacy was rooted here in East Boston so it was fitting that the young volunteers from City Year dedicated their upcoming year of service to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and kicked off their opening day beautifying the Mario Umana Middle School Academy. The City Year volunteers spent last Friday...

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Jets improve to 3-1 with a shutout of CHS

October 7, 2009
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Jets improve to 3-1 with a shutout of CHS

The East Boston High Jets football team improved to 3-1 on the season with a decisive victory over Charlestown High School 44-0. Eastie’s devastating offense came out swinging in the first quarter with a pair of touchdowns by Brandon Campbell and Stanley Greene followed by two, two point conversions making the score 16-0 at...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Although there were some concerns over traffic and rerouting of traffic during bridge construction, Vitagliano...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey Report

October 7, 2009
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Week two of the regular season featured two extremely tough games where both teams were evenly matched. The first game saw Demo Solutions pick up their first win on this young season showcasing a balanced offensive attack with 6 different goal scorers giving net minder Tony Deandria a 6-1 lead going into the 3rd...

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Poison control – Free de-leading training available in East Boston

October 7, 2009
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Most of the triple-deckers that line numerous East Boston Streets were built well before 1950, especially those in Eagle Hill. In these homes and the neighborhoods Victorians have layers and layers of old lead-based paint that covers woodwork, staircases and windowsills. When homeowners or investors begin renovating these houses or when landlords allow buildings...

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Cover up? Hardly – E-mail controversy is a tempest in a teapot

October 7, 2009
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The big to-do that the Boston dailies are trying to trump up over a bunch of useless e-mails erased by the mayor’s assistant Michael Kineavy is truly a tempest in a teapot. It is a hurricane without winds or rain, a tornado without a swirling funnel cloud, and an earthquake without a tremor —...

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The Mayoral Team – Flaherty’s promise sends the wrong message

October 7, 2009
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East Boston voters hoping for a change at city hall will not be impressed by the promise made by mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty to primary loser Sam Yoon. Flaherty promised Yoon he could be the deputy mayor (a position which would have to be created) in return for Yoon’s support in the time up...

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Kiwanian of the Year – Congratulations, Nick Moscaritolo

October 7, 2009
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We want to congratulate Nicholas Moscaritolo, one of this neighborhood’s most respected and distinguished residents, on being honored by the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Moscaritolo is much more than the Kiwanian of the Year – an award which he received last week at a wonderful affair held in his honor at Spinellis. Mr. Moscaritolo has...

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Obituaries – 10/7/09

October 7, 2009
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Elena ‘Helen’ Silvestri East Boston resident Elena "Helen" (Luongo) Silvestri of East Boston died on October 2. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Silvestri; loving mother of Joseph Silvestri and his wife, Sharon, of Revere and the late Anthony Silvestri; cherished grandmother of Tony, Joey, Mark and Michael Silvestri of Revere...

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This idea sounds like a winner – East Boston resident in the running for Forbes Magazine business award

October 3, 2009
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This idea sounds like a winner – East Boston resident in the running for Forbes Magazine business award

East Boston’s Rob Pyles could very well be sitting on a million dollar idea but in the meantime he’d settle for $100,000. Pyles is the founder of Audissey Guides, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smart phones. You just download the tour for free from the Audissey website, and walk...

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