Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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Home Town Hero  Dear Editor In a world were hero’s come from the military or the political arena, which they deserve, we can lose sight of unsung heroes who live in our community and truly live a life of under the radar of papers or notoriety.  One such hero is Irene DiMarco a little...

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Many Homeowners Unaware of Living in Flood Zones

March 11, 2015
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According to a study conducted by NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department only 10 percent of East Bostonians living in revised flood zones are aware they are at risk of flood damage from a superstorm or future sea level rise. Last Thursday, NOAH’s held another in a series of meetings as part of its...

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Local Boxer Rashidi Ellis to be Pacquaio’s Sparring Partner

March 11, 2015
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The Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather fight on May 2 is already being considered the biggest boxing event of all time – or at least since Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in 1971. The fight was five years in the making and it will undoubtedly be one of the greatest sporting events...

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Mosca Squad Goes ‘Long’ to Eliminate Preston Properties in EBNHL Action

March 11, 2015
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The quest for the John Parziale Memorial Trophy is on. Heading into Tuesday night, it wasn’t really clear how the 1st game of the 2015 EBMHL Playoffs was going to play out for the Mosca Squad, after struggling all season long and finishing in last place. Moments after the puck dropped, it became very clear....

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Obituaries 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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Ronald Sicotte Of East Boston Ronald J. Sicotte of East Boston died unexpectedly on March 8. Navy Veran of Viet Nam. Member Star of the Sea Mens Club. He was the beloved husband of Marianne (D’Addio) Sicotte; devoted father of David Sicotte of East Boston and Mark Sicotte of Revere; dear brother of Francis...

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Madaro is Democratic Nominee for State Rep

March 4, 2015
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Adrian Madaro won the Democratic primary in the special election for East Boston’s state representative seat on Tuesday. Madaro topped the field of candidates with 1,422 votes. Joe Ruggiero was second with  1,188 votes, followed by Edward Deveau 646, Lou Scapicchio, 204 and Camilo Hernandez with 193 votes. At his victory party last night,...

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Eastie Native Vinny Prezioso is a Billboard Hit

March 4, 2015
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Eastie Native Vinny Prezioso is a Billboard Hit

If pop songwriter and producer, Vinny Prezioso, was stranded by the MBTA in Boston during a blizzard and forced to sculpt himself an igloo for shelter, he couldn’t survive without his acoustic guitar, laptop, and microphone. It would be a multi-story presidential suite of icy domes; complete with a television and two hot tubs...

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We Are One Community

March 4, 2015
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When hateful notes were found in the Shirley Avenue in Revere last week – notes that were threatening to Muslims – the city rallied and responded in an extraordinary way. First of all, the Revere Police responded to the situation with the utmost seriousness. While the specific threats on the notes, which purported to...

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Congratulations East Boston Hockey and Boys Basketball Teams on Their Successful Seasons

March 4, 2015
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We begin by joining the East Boston sports community in congratulating EBHS hockey coach Bob Anthony and his team on winning the 2015 Boston City League championship. The Jets’ overtime victory over Latin Academy truly was one of the highlights of the winter season for the EBHS athletic program. The team fought hard against...

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Sports 03-04-2015

March 4, 2015
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Eastie Jets lose heartbreaker 57-56 to St. John’s Prep The East Boston Jets boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker, 57-56, last Friday night, Feb. 27, during the Division 1 North quarterfinals against St. John’s Prep in Danvers. After keeping the score close most of the game, the Jets put on the afterburners and made...

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Obituaries 03-04-2015

March 4, 2015
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Suzanne ‘Sue’ Palma East Boston Community Activist Suzanne M. “Sue” Palma of East Boston died on February 28. Founder of East Boston Golden Age and the first woman president of the Kiwanis Club of East Boston, she moved on to be the the first female LT Governor of Division 14 of Kiwaniis. Sue was...

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Closing in on A Million: Real Estate Prices Continue to Climb to New Highs

March 4, 2015
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Months after a loft on Marion Street set a new sales record for East Boston another luxury Eagle Hill listing is on the market for close to $1 million. The Civil War-era brick home at 39 Princeton St is listed for $939,000–well over the Zillow estimate of $485,000. The home, being marketed by realtor...

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Letter to the Editor: Supporting Joe Ruggiero

February 25, 2015
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Dear Sir or Madam, As our community moves toward the election of its next State Representative, we are fortunate to be presented with several talented and worthy candidates. One individual, however, has earned my support. That person is Joseph Ruggiero, III. It has been my pleasure to know Joe for over twenty years. He...

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Primary Countdown:Voters Go to Polls on Tuesday in Democratic Primary

February 25, 2015
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The five candidates for the Democratic nomination for the East Boston state representative seat are in the final week of their campaigns heading in to the primary election set for this Tuesday, March 3. Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio are contending for the seat previously held by Carlo...

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Hernandez Seeks State Representative Post

February 25, 2015
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Camilo Hernandez officially announces his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District.  The following is his statement: “It is a pleasure to announce my candidacy as State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District (East Boston). It is time that the voices of the residents are heard. It is time that our community...

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Get Out and Vote for State Representative on Tuesday March 3

February 25, 2015
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We in East Boston are very fortunate that we have five very qualified Democratic candidates who are seeking the nomination for state representative in the primary election set for this Tuesday, March 3. The candidates are Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio. All five candidates have been working very...

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Letters to the Editor

February 25, 2015
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Supporting Ed Deveau Dear Editor: With one week to go before Election Day, East Boston has seen a unique campaign for State Representative.  We’ve heard from five candidates with very different backgrounds and levels of experience, countless mailers and phone calls, and signs buried by snow banks.  When I go to cast my vote...

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City Champs: Gray Nets Hat Trick in 4-3 Win Over Latin Academy

February 25, 2015
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Sparked by a three-goal effort from junior center Robert Gray, the East Boston High School hockey team defeated Latin Academy, 4-3 in the Boston City Championships at Matthews Arena. Gray capped a memorable performance at Northeastern University’s home rink by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. Sophomore John Lockhead, the leading scorer in Division...

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Obituaries 02-25-2015

February 25, 2015
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Ronald Hardaway Strong advocate for the East Boston community Ronald H. Hardaway of East Boston died on February 23. A US Air Force vetran of the Korean Conflict, Ron was a member of the Big Apple Chorus in New York City and the “Kentucky Thoroughbreds” as well as a member of SPEBSQSA, Ron Volunteered...

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Judge Dismisses Caesars Lawsuit: Could Impact Several Pending Cases

February 25, 2015
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In October 2013, just weeks before East Boston voters headed to the polls to decide on whether or not to allow casino gaming at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Suffolk Downs ownership dropped their gaming partner Caesars Entertainment. The news was a public relations nightmare for Suffolk Downs less than three weeks ahead of the vote...

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State Representative Candidates Discuss Issues at JPNA Forum

February 18, 2015
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State Representative Candidates Discuss Issues at JPNA Forum

The six candidates for the state representative seat in East Boston participated in a candidates’ forum hosted by the Jefferies Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club. Democratic candidates Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio and Independent candidate Joanne Pomodoro each delivered biographical introductions...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 18, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Central Square Redevelopment Bids Open on Feb.26

February 18, 2015
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The City of Boston held its pre-bid meeting for the Central Square Redevelopment Project last week and the bids will open on February 26, 2015. In April 2013, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials said the project would break ground in the fall of 2013 after telling the community bids had already been sent out....

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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

February 18, 2015
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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

After a nationwide search the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)  announced the appointment of Dr. Jackie S. Fantes, MD, FAAFP as the Health Center’s new Chief Medical Officer. “We put an extraordinary amount of care and time into filling this role,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “We’re thrilled to bring Dr. Fantes on...

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