Police Briefs 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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March 22 Jason Scully, 80 Frankfort St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. March 23 Alvin Lewis, 25 Central Ave., Hyde Park, was arrested for willful & malicious destruction of property. March 25 James Curran, 111 Orient Ave., East Boston, was arrested for violation of restraining order. Misael Maldanado Reyes, 210 Bennington...

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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...

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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Sports 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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EB Little League opens season April 18 By Cary Shuman Chucky Cassaro, president of East Boston Little League (EBLL), is hopeful that the local youth baseball organization can open its 2015 season on Saturday, April 18. “We originally planned for April 4 but we pushed it back two weeks because of the weather,” said...

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Obituaries 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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Alfred Ruggiero Of East Boston Alfred Ruggiero of East Boston passed away on March 26. He was 85 years old. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the loving father of Jennifer Schrieken and her husband, Steven of Texas; cherished grandfather of Steven Jr and Eric Schrieken and great-grandfather of Violet...

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Madaro or Pomodoro? East Boston Voters Set to Pick Their New State Representative March 31

March 25, 2015
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Madaro or Pomodoro? East Boston Voters Set to Pick Their New State Representative March 31

East Boston voters will head to the polls Tuesday to select Adrian Madaro or Joanne T. Pomodoro as their new state representative. Madaro, 26, former chief of staff to State Rep. Carlo Basile, defeated four other candidates in a hard-fought primary March 3 to become the Democratic nominee for the seat previously held by...

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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

March 25, 2015
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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

Marion Costigan is being hailed as an example of community pride-an example we should all follow in East Boston. Each day Costigan heads outside with a broom and trash bags and cleans in front of her Bennington Street home in Orient Heights. Costigan, a longtime community activists who helped fight Logan Airport expansion with...

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ZBA Approves Mixed-Use: Development in Jeffries Pt.

March 25, 2015
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With the support of the Mayor’s Office, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Councilor Salvatore LaMattina the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a mixed-use development in Jeffries Point. The project approved by the ZBA will reuse the now defunct Oscar’s Woodworking building at 47 Webster St.  and convert it into a a full service...

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Community: News Briefs

March 25, 2015
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East Boston “K” Trust 2015 College Scholarships The East Boston “K” Trust is now accepting college scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors.   Applications are accepted from all high school seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum) regardless of where they attend high school. The only residency exception is for seniors who...

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Police Briefs 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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March 15 Arnaldo Javier Serrano-Marquez, 11 Marion St., East Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle without license. March 16 Rene Padilla, 69 Vallar Rd., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery March 17 Anthony Giugliano, 669 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Youssef Benlmir, Homeless, East Boston, was...

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Please Vote in the State Rep. Election

March 25, 2015
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East Boston voters have been to the polls often in the past two years, beginning with the exciting election won by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The excitement continued in 2014 with other elections, highlighted by the race for Governor as Charlie Baker defeated Martha Coakley to take the corner office. Baker selected State...

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A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Lettor to The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Massport says thank you for helping in ice rescue To the East Boston and Winthrop communities: On behalf of the leadership and staff of the Massachusetts Port Authority, we wish to thank the  East Boston and Winthrop communities for helping us to conduct a successful and timely ice rescue training drill at Logan Airport...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey Finals Still Going on

March 25, 2015
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By the time this article is read it is very possible the John Parziale Cup will have been presented to Captain Dom Dimarzo and his troops as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead over Milano’s Deli in the EBMHL Championship Series. After winning only 5 games all season long and finishing in dead...

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Obituaries 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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Manuel de los Santos Torres Of East Boston Manuel de los Santos Torres of East Boston died on March 20. He was the beloved husband of Iris M. (Rios); father of Maria, Gloria, Haydee and Elga Torres, all of East Boston, Carmen Noone, Jorge Torres and his wife, Christine, Nelson Torres and his wife,...

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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

March 18, 2015
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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

William J. Scantlebury, arguably the baker of the best donuts on the eastern seaboard, has died. Scantlebury, who continued a 75 year old family tradition as the owner of Betty Ann Food Shop on the corner of Bennington and Moore Streets, died Monday, March 9 at the Haborlight Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in South...

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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

March 18, 2015
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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

At a community meeting Monday night, Massport released the findings to an eight-year study that measured the environmental impacts of Logan Airport’s Centerfield Taxiway that was constructed in 2008. As part of its Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) commitment Massport completed the Centerfield Taxiway Air Quality Monitoring Study. The goal of the study was...

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Lanzilli’s Owners Looking at Major Rehab to Site

March 18, 2015
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The Patal family, owners of Lanzilli’s Groceria and Gas Station on Bennington Street in Orient Heights, are floating the idea of conducting a major rehab to the popular gas station store and adding a beer and wine license. At their first initial meeting on the plans before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Association, the Patals’...

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Police Briefs 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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March 8 Martin Mateo, 300 Meridian St., East Boston, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (knife). Dina Garcia, 77 Lubec St., East Boston, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.   March 9 Dario Cardona, 348 Bremen St., East Boston was arrested for assault and battery. Alberto Flores-Lopez, 197 Chelsea St.,...

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Okay Enough,We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid 1960s when my...

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Community News Briefs

March 18, 2015
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Evening prayer service scheduled Evening Prayer Friday, 6:30 pm. Please join us for this quiet, candle light worship. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 28 Paris Street (617) 569-6236 JPNA to meet on March 18 The next Planning and Zoning meeting for teh Jeffires Point Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday March 18 at 7 pm...

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Gutierrez Named East Boston YMCA’s New Executive Director

March 18, 2015
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The East Boston YMCA this week announced the successor of former Executive Director Joey Cuzzi. Ann-Margaret Gutierrez will fill the role of executive director of the East Boston YMCA left vacant since Cuzzi retired last year. Gutierrez will become only the third executive director at the Eastie YMCA after Cuzzi and Eastie YMCA founder...

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Sports 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 11 City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the entire City Council honored the 2015 City League Champions, the East Boston High School Hockey team. Each player was presented with a certificate of appreciation for their win and sportsmanship throughout the season.  East Boston High School players were awarded with certificates of appreciation...

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