So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2014

March 28, 2014
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March 16, 2014 Amelio Monterola of 83 Florence Avenue, Revere was arrested outside of Chelsea Street & Neptune Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license. Omar Madrigal of 46 Hillside Avenue, Revere was arrested outside of 1118 Bennington Street and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. A white...

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Malden/East Boston Mites Skate to Valley League Championship

March 28, 2014
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Haverhill Valley Forum-The Malden/East Boston Mites skated to a 3-2 overtime victory over Methuen in the Valley Championship. MEB spotted Methuen the first two goals before mounting a great come from behind victory. Jake Simpson had the first two goals with an assist to John Summers. Chris Cecca sent the boys home happy with...

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Obituaries 03-26-2014

March 28, 2014
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Michael Chioccola American Airlines Retiree and Union President; Life Member of Winthrop Elks Michael A. Chioccola a longtime Winthrop resident, passed away in Concord, NH on March 19 after a brief illness. Born in East Boston, the loving son of the late Gaetano Chioccola and Mary Grasso, he was educated in the Winthrop School...

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Orient Heights Public Housing Development to Be Overhauled

March 18, 2014
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Orient Heights Public Housing Development to Be Overhauled

The Boston Housing Authority Administrator Kate Bennett was at Monday night’s Orient heights Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on plans to completely rehab the Orient Heights Public Housing Development (OHPHD). At the meeting Bennett explained that the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) picked Orient Heights as one of 12 public...

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Zumix Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

March 18, 2014
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Zumix Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Zumix, East Boston popular music and performing arts program, got into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a special performance by Celtic recording artist Ashley Davis. The album release party featuring songs from Davis’s new CD, Night Travels was last Thursday at the Zumix Firehouse. The performance included Cormac DeBarra on harp, Duncan Wickel...

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East Boston Youth to Help Mayor Walsh with City Budget

March 18, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh will be reaching out to East Boston youth to ask them how they would like to see a portion of the city’s budget spent. On Wednesday (today) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Community Center, the Mayor and his budget team will sit down with Eastie youth...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2014

March 18, 2014
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March 8, 2014 Jose Semon Lemus of 44 Mall Street, Lynn was arrested outside of Princeton & East Eagle Streets and charged with assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon, affray & possession with intent to distribute Class B cocaine. Leonardo Badaia of 61 Nickel Street, Everett was arrested outside of Princeton...

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Lightning Outlasts Team Basile for Second Straight EBMHL Championship Berth

March 18, 2014
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Last Tuesday evening at Porazzo was nothing short of outstanding. For the second week in a row Team Carlo Basile, had their work cut out for them, as they met Lightning Express in the EBMHL semifinals. The previous week, Team Basile battled to the very end vs. Market Café in the Quarterfinals and came...

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Obituaries 03-19-2014

March 18, 2014
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Salvatore Ippolito Of Rhode Island, formerly of East Boston Salvatore J. Ipoolito of Rhode Island, formerly of East Boston, died on March 11. He was 41 years old. He was the devoted father of Amanda Santilli and Bianca Ippolito, both of East  Boston; loving son of Giuseppa and her husband, Guillermo Salazar of Rhode...

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Starting to Look like Spring

March 12, 2014
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Starting to Look like Spring

East Boston residents were treated to a beautiful sunset last week over Constitution Beach. This shot was taken from Bayswater Street near the Orient heights Yacht Club.

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Community Saddened by Passing of Deb Jackson

March 12, 2014
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Community Saddened by Passing of Deb Jackson

Deborah Jackson, the President and COO of East Boston Savings Bank since 2009 who became a fixture in East Boston as a member of several community organizations, has died. Jackson died in Andover after a brief illness. She was 57 years old. All of us at East Boston Savings Bank, our board members, senior...

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Residents and Police Meet To Combat Crime in Eastie

March 12, 2014
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In response to the sexual assaults last month, residents got together and hosted a neighborhood-wide community meeting at East Boston High School on public safety and to offer police help while gaining information on what is being done in the community to combat crime. People have been victimized,  said Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna, one of...

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Dr. Snider Retires From Health Center

March 12, 2014
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Dr. Joel Snider, an internal medicine physician, who has served with EBNHC for over 35 years, has retired. I finally retired after 36.5 enjoyable years at EBNHC to pursue many mostly non-medical interests,  said Dr. Snider. Dr. Snider, a Cambridge resident began his career teaching primary care medicine at Boston City Hospital, now Boston...

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Dr. Joel Snider

March 12, 2014
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For nearly four decades Dr. Joel Snider, has been a mainstay at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He dedicated most of career to the people of East Boston, especially the elderly and chronically ill. Snider spent countless hours working in Home Care keeping many homebound, chronically ill elderly safe at home while avoiding...

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Deborah Jackson

March 12, 2014
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The death this week of East Boston Savings Bank President and COO Deborah Jackson has dealt a cruel blow to the bank and the organizations she was dedicated to here in Eastie. Jackson was a regular fixture at East Boston Chamber of Commerce and Main Streets events and meetings. She became very active in...

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Police Briefs 03-12-2014

March 12, 2014
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March 1, 2014 Leana Marino of 7 Lewis Mall, East Boston was arrested at 200 Border Street and charged with shoplifting. March 2, 2014 Fabian Adolfo Buile Vasquez of 100 Stockton St, Chelsea was arrested outside of Condor & Meridian Streets and charged with operating without a license. David McConnell of 373 Chelsea Street,...

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Men’s Hockey League Playoffs Begin in Grand Fashion

March 12, 2014
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With the #1 seeded East Boston Yacht Club and #2 seeded Lightning Express watching as they await their semifinal opponents, the 2014 quest for the EBMHL Cup kicked off with a bang, as #3 seed Team Carlo Basile took on #6 seed Market Cafe in what will probably go down in the books as...

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Obituaries 03-12-2014

March 12, 2014
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Paul Baglio Of East Boston Paul Baglio of East Boston died unexpectedly March 10. He was 56 years old. The loving son of Jack and May Baglio, he was the loving and devoted husband of Carol (Carlton) Baglio and devoted father of Robert and Jennifer; dear brother of Jack, Jim, Tom and the late...

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On the Cutting Edge: Latest Technology Available at EBNHC

March 5, 2014
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On the Cutting Edge: Latest Technology Available at EBNHC

It has been a little over a year since Manny Lopes has taken over the reins from Jack Cradock as the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) CEO. Over the past year Lopes has been focusing his efforts on getting the newest and best technology at the Health Center to streamline patient experience. In...

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BRA Say’s Boston’s Part of Greenway Connector Project May See a Delay

March 5, 2014
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BRA Say’s Boston’s Part of Greenway Connector Project May See a Delay

While the Massport section of the East Boston Greenway Connector is moving along rapidly there may be some delay on the Boston section. At a Friends of the East Boston Greenway meeting last Thursday night, Boston Natural Areas Network Valerie Burns told members that they received word from the Boston Redevelopment Authority that there...

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Two Start Campaigning for Probate Post

March 5, 2014
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Two Start Campaigning for Probate Post

Longtime East Boston resident John Sepulvada, as well as former At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo Sr. will be tossing their hats into the ring for the Suffolk County’s Register of Probate and Family Court seat. Sepulvada, who came to Eastie in 1982 from Colombia, has been hitting the pavement for the past couple of...

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Callahan to Open next Wednesday

March 5, 2014
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It looks as though Eastie motorists’ commute from Downtown will get a whole lot easier starting next Wednesday. The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, will reopen on Wednesday, March 12. While the headache of trying to find another way home from Boston for close to three months was beginning to...

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