Angela’s Cafe Caught up in the World Cup

June 25, 2014
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It was World Cup fever at Angela’s Cafe on Lexington Street as Mexico took on Croatia Monday afternoon in Brazil. With $1 tacos and $2 beers during game play, Mexico and World Cup fans alike watched the match that saw Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 in an exciting game. “That was a great win,” said...

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Obituaries 06-25-2014

June 25, 2014
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John Bickford, Sr. Of Gardner, formerly of East Boston John H. Bickford, Sr. of Gardner, formerly of Peabody, East Boston and Cambridge, died on June 22. He was the beloved husband of Arlene M. (Amarosi); father of John Jr. of Gardner and Craig and his wife, Melissa of Winchendon; grandfather of Andrea, John “Buddy,”...

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Basile Calls on Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Delay Awarding Casino Licenses until Voters Have Their Say

June 25, 2014
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East Boston, MA – Democratic State Rep. Carlo Basile released the following statement today after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a question on repealing casino gaming in Massachusetts will be on the ballot this fall: “I applaud the Supreme Judicial Court for allowing the people to vote on this important issue. Last fall,...

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JPNA Gives Nod to 245 Sumner St.

June 17, 2014
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JPNA Gives Nod to 245 Sumner St.

A large mixed-use development project on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets that will become the new gateway to Jeffries Point was approved by the neighborhood council Monday night. After the developer of the 245 Sumner St. project addressed residents’ concerns of height, density and style, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted...

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Volunteers from Deloitte Help in Clean-up

June 17, 2014
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Dozens of volunteers from Deloitte, a Boston tax and accounting firm, descended on the Condor Street Urban Wild and the Our Garden Open Space on Border Street last week to help beautify and transform those public places during the company’s annual IMPACT Day. “The group arrived with plants, mulch, compost and an incredible work...

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Officials Meet with Massport on Health Study

June 17, 2014
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East Boston’s elected officials and elected officials from neighboring communities met with Massport last week to discuss the recent Logan Health Study findings by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile were joined by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) and reported that...

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Organizations Receive Grant Money from save the Harbor

June 17, 2014
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Three local organizations from East Boston will share in $31,500 in grant money from  Save the Harbor / Save the Bay for summer and early fall activities on the beach. The East Boston YMCA will receive $3,500 for its Summer Food Service Program and annual Campfire at Constitution Beach. The grant will enable The...

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River Revel

June 17, 2014
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East Boston residents are invited to enjoy an afternoon and early evening on our beautiful and historic waterfront at the 11th Annual Chelsea River Revel; Saturday June 21st at the Condor Street Urban Wild. The Chelsea River, better known as the Chelsea Creek, may not always bring up images of nature and beauty to...

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Eastie Knights Cruise past Westie

June 17, 2014
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After a week off due to rain the East Boston Knights were back in action on Monday night at “The Stadium” to take on the West Roxbury Nationals. The Knights sent John Tangherlini to the bump to take on Olyn Brea. The Knights struck first in the 2nd inning on a Brett Remon homerun...

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Obituaries 06-18-2014

June 17, 2014
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Donald Tirrell Worked for Eastern Airlines, Trump Air and US Airways Donald F. Tirrell of East Boston died on June 14. A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Beachmont V.F.W, ITAM Local 1726 and a past member of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club. Donald was a loyal...

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Open Studios

June 10, 2014
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Open Studios

Artist Carmen Sasso works on a piece inside his studio during the annual East Boston Open Studios.

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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

June 10, 2014
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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in East Boston and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to Eastie. On...

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Excel Academy Names Advisory Board

June 10, 2014
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East Boston’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Carlo Basile, and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will all be part of a newly formed 10 person Advisory Board at East Boston Excel Academy Charter School. Jack Kelly, CEO of the East Boston Social Centers will also serve on the board to further support the advancement of the...

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Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday

June 10, 2014
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Thirty-five years ago City Councilor Sal LaMattina was heading home from his summer job as a lifeguard at the Paris Street Pool when he ran into a friend. “She was all dressed up and told me she was on her way to a wedding but the limo never showed up to take her friend...

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Schools to Get $700,000 in Private Grants

June 10, 2014
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Several East Boston Public Schools will share in $700,000 in grant money provided by EdVestors as part of the Boston Arts Expansion Fund. The money going to the Eastie schools will go towards arts education programs in the school. The Adams Elementary School, Bradley Elementary School and O’Donnell Elementary School will receive $100,000 to...

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Support the Salesians Boys & Girls Club Thursday

June 10, 2014
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club will host its annual fundraiser and awards ceremony on Thursday (tonight), June 12 at Suffolk Downs. Tickets are still on sale and the Salesians need the community’s help and support. Fr. John Nazzaro, who grew up in Eastie and knows the neighborhood, has been running the Salesians Boys...

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Knights Top Southie, 13-4

June 10, 2014
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The South Boston Saints traveled to Eastie on Monday to face off against the Knights. These 2 rival teams are off to a hot start this year and went head to head at “The Stadium” for the first of 3 this season. The Knights sent Shawn Carlson to the bump to face off against...

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Obituaries 06-11-2014

June 10, 2014
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Lena ‘Lee’ Pallozzi Retired Filene’s Executive Lena G. “Lee” Pallozzi, an 80 year resident of East Boston and 60 year executive with Filene’s Department Store of Boston, died following a brief illness on June 7 at the Southeast Health Care Center of Easton, MA. She was 91 years old. Born in Clinton on November...

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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

June 4, 2014
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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

Fourteen years and $2 million in the making the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) finally released it long awaited Logan Health Study last Wednesday night. The study, first ordered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli in 2000 through legislation he filed while still in the House of Representatives, has found that as you get closer...

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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

June 4, 2014
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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

The Honorable  Judge Domenic Russo, whose compassion for addicts as the First Justice of the East Boston Division of the Massachusetts Trial Court lead to a widely successful Drug Court in the neighborhood, died on Sunday, May 25. Judge Russo, who had a brilliant career in law that spanned five decades, was admired and...

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Marchi Honored for Work

June 4, 2014
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Marchi Honored for Work

Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh honored East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Director of Community Building and Environment Chris Marchi for his sea level rise work in the community. Walsh, at the 8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit to celebrate Boston’s sustainability movement and the development of a forward-looking vision for climate action...

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ACS’s Relay for Life Set for June 13

June 4, 2014
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 13  at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Knights Earn Tie with Wild Finish Against Somerville

June 4, 2014
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The YBL Knights traveled to Somerville to face the 3 time defending champion Somerville Alibrandis at Trum Field. Josh Valerio got the nod vs Somerville earning his first start of the season for the home town team. Valerio faced off against veteran right hander Jon Morse. The Alibrandis struck first in the first inning...

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