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Year in Review A look back on events that affected East Boston

December 30, 2009
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Year in Review A look back on events that affected East Boston

On Thursday night the final seconds of 2009 will tick away. East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. The years’ successes put East Boston on the...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Sarah Lompa East Boston resident Sarah A. (Bruno) Lompa of East Boston died on December 27. She was 79 years old. The beloved wife of the late Gary Lompa, she was the loving mother of Carl Fiantago and his wife, Annette, of East Boston, and Gary Lompa Jr. and his fiancée, Debbie, of Phoenix,...

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All is calm at East Boston charter school following gas leak scare on Monday morning

December 17, 2009
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All is calm at East Boston charter school following gas leak scare on Monday morning

Excel Academy Charter School, known for its discipline and educational prowess, was thrown into chaos Monday morning following a gas leak scare at the school’s Saratoga Street campus. The Boston Fire Department was notified by a maintenance worker of a smell of natural gas leaking from the school’s roof a little before 11 a.m....

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Olympic gold medalists are featured in Sports Illustrated

December 17, 2009
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Olympic gold medalists are featured in Sports Illustrated

It isn’t often that the sport of sailing makes a story in a mostly “ball sports” magazine like Sports Illustrated (SI) said Piers Park Sailing Center’s Maureen McKinnon Tucker. But there she was in the pages of this month’s SI in a feature story that also highlights her skipper, Nick Scandone’s, who lost his...

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EBNHC receives $12 million to build a new facility in Maverick Sq.

December 17, 2009
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EBNHC receives $12 million to build a new facility in Maverick Sq.

It’s arguably the biggest news to hit this little corner of Boston in decades. It was announced last week that President Barack Obama has chosen the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) as the recipient of $12 million in stimulus money to build a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Maverick Square. The news has...

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Socket to ya: Why our electric rates are so high

December 17, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Free Press Leaving the porch light on, running an air conditioner at night or using a longer cycle on the clothes dryer are all decisions that, in Massachusetts, will cost users more than just about anywhere else in the country. As the cost of everything has risen in the...

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As the holidays approach, a sobering reminder about hunger

December 17, 2009
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As we gather with friends and family during the holiday season, we are reminded of how fortunate we are. But while the season is a time for celebrations, it’s also a time for reflection. A report released this week by East Boston based Project Bread is a sober reminder that there are over a...

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A Long Wait – Lack of movement at Pier 1 is very frustrating

December 17, 2009
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Despite the best efforts of Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile to prompt Roseland Properties into developing East Boston’s valuable Pier 1 as promised, there is not going to be much movement at the present time. Roseland Properties is facing what every development business in the nation is up against – a banking...

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A Great Prognosis – New health center is a boon for neighborhood

December 17, 2009
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Maverick Square is the likely place where the new offices of the East Boston Health Center are going to be located in a magnificent new building. It will also include doctor’s offices and everything having to do with medicine and the high quality brand of community medicine practiced by EBHC professionals everyday. All this...

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At Meridian Market – There’s no better place to soak up the holiday spirit

December 17, 2009
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As Christmas rushes toward us, we would like to call attention to Meridian Market, again, as one of the great and wonderful places in this community where attention is paid to excellence and detail. Christmas treats of the Italian kind are abundant at Meridian – and also abundant is the Christmas cheer given to...

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Obituaries 12-17-2009

December 17, 2009
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Christine Cleary Hingham resident Christine M. (Doucette) Cleary of Hingham, formerly of Weymouth, died on December 10 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She graduated from East Boston High School and Boston Business School and lived in Weymouth for most of her life. She spent many summers as a young girl in Wedgeport,...

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Capuano: Experience matters

November 25, 2009
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Capuano: Experience matters

In front of a crowd of 100 or so supporters at the Machinist Union on the corner of Saratoga and Addison Streets in East Boston, U.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Michael Capuano said you don’t want him, but a qualified machinist, working on jet engines at Logan Airport so why would voters want to...

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MBTA replaces all cars on the Blue Line: On a scale of 1-10, give it a 6

November 25, 2009
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MBTA replaces all cars on the Blue Line: On a scale of 1-10, give it a 6

While some East Boston commuters have complained the new Blue Line trains are less comfortable then their outdated and older counterparts — others like the sleek new look and added capacity. Whatever your opinion is of the new trains that run through the heart of East Boston, they are now the only ride in...

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NEIA leaves an indelible mark on Heritage Apts.

November 25, 2009
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The New England Institute of Art (NEIA) recently unveiled a mural on Sumner Street near Maverick square that depicts the history of East Boston and its people from the age of the clipper ship to the jet age. The mural, which began as a summer course offered by NEIA Associate Professor of Graphic Design...

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Jets prepare for South Boston, MIAA playoffs

November 25, 2009
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Jets prepare for South Boston, MIAA playoffs

The East Boston High School football team will square off against their rival, South Boston High School, for the annual Thanksgiving Day game at White Stadium in Franklin Field. Kickoff is at 9:30 a.m. After the game, Easie will take on Bristoll-Plymouth on Tuesday December 1 in a semifinal playoff game. The location and...

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Arrest Log 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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November 16 Rafael Esquilin of 21 Staples Avenue, Everett, was arrested and charged with assault & battery with a dangerous weapon. November 17 Robert Divenuti of 20 Central Avenue, Revere, was arrested on warrants for trespassing, operating after suspension and distribution of Class D within 1000ft of a school zone. Nicole Skillin of 87...

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Thanksgiving 2009 – Confronting our adversity, remaining optimistic

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Edward Sarro Worked at Navy Yard Edward C. Sarro of East Boston died on November 19. A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked as a painter at the Boston Naval Shipyard for many years. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Trecart); father of Angelo Sarro of Merrimac and Theresa...

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Pagliuca: I’m ‘just where I want to be’

November 19, 2009
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Pagliuca: I’m ‘just where I want to be’

Some would say there’s such a thing as over exposure. But when you have money to spend and no time to waste, over exposure is just what has pushed U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Pagliuca to an unofficial second place in the polls, behind Attorney General Martha Coakley but just ahead of U.S. Congressman Michael...

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East Boston entrepreneurs move closer to winning business contest

November 19, 2009
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East Boston entrepreneurs move closer to winning business contest

After an intense round of voting in September and a meeting with Forbes Magazine executives last month, the owners of East Boston based Audissey Guides have made it into the top five in Forbes’ “Boost Your Business” Competition. Audissey, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smartphones, has its best shot...

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Eastie teen arrested for allegedly car-jacking a pizza deliveryman

November 19, 2009
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An East Boston teen has been accused of carjacking a Revere pizza deliveryman at gunpoint Friday in East Boston and was arraigned in Chelsea District and will face additional charges in East Boston District Court. Toby Ryan, 17, was arraigned in Chelsea Court on charges of armed carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a...

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Early Education Center earns its re-accreditation from the NAEYC

November 19, 2009
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It was the first Boston Public School (BPS) to earn a coveted National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation back in 2004. On last Friday the East Boston Early Education Center (EEC) had more to celebrate. The BPS and NAEYC announced that the EEC has been reaccredited. The announcement launched a...

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Residents turn out in force at foreclosure rally

November 19, 2009
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It was the first Boston Public School (BPS) to earn a coveted National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation back in 2004. On last Friday the East Boston Early Education Center (EEC) had more to celebrate. The BPS and NAEYC announced that the EEC has been reaccredited. The announcement launched a...

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