Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...

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Stop & Shop to Deliver 250 turkeys to YMCA Nov. 13

November 18, 2014
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Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and one of 16 across the Northeast. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, Stop &...

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Sports 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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EBHS boys soccer falls to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime By Cary Shuman One of the most successful soccer seasons in East Boston High School history came to an end in a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime in the quarterfinal round of the Division 1 North Sectionals. Acton-Boxboro scored the “golden goal”...

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Obituaries 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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Frank Porfido Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston Frank J. Porfido of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31. The beloved son of Adeline R. (Guidara) and the late Frank D. Porfido, he was the cherished brother of Stephen W. and his wife, Catherine (Ferrante) Porfido; uncle of Stephen, Gianna, Julia and...

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East Boston YMCA Test Kitchen Opens

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston YMCA’s new Test Kitchen is up and running and offering free cooking classes specifically for senior citizens, aimed at bringing them all together for a fun, community cooking event. The class located at the Y’s 54 Ashley St. site is taught by Vanessa Labranche, one of Project Bread’s chefs, and Meg...

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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

Last week, the organizers trying to bring an East Boston visitors center and museum to the neighborhood held a meeting at Maverick Landing. One significant change in the project voted on at the meeting is that the name of the proposed project is now The East Boston Museum and not The East Boston Museum...

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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

November 18, 2014
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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

East Boston’s environmental youth group is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate Head to Head Operations at Logan International Airport during nighttime operations. NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department and their Youth Crew have released a major public interest study this week. The study focuses on the impacts of late night...

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Baker has Strong Showing in Eastie

November 18, 2014
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Governor-elect Charlie Baker held his own against Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold of East Boston during last week’s state General Election for governor. Baker received 600 more votes this time around from Eastie voters than he did during his failed attempt in 2010 against Gov. Deval Patrick. Baker beat Coakley statewide...

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Menino Leaves Lasting Legacy in Eastie: Mayor Thomas Menino was a Great Friend to the Business Community

November 10, 2014
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Menino Leaves Lasting Legacy in Eastie: Mayor Thomas Menino was a Great Friend to the Business Community

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is being remembered as a great friend to the local business community, having brought his administration’s successful citywide Main Streets program to East Boston while aiding dozens of local businesses during his 21 years in office. Max Gruner, executive director of East Boston Main Streets, a program that...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Menino was a Champion for Our Health Centers and Neighborhoods

November 10, 2014
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Just a few years ago, Maverick Square was not a place people were eager to visit.  Despite the steady presence of a blue line station and some businesses, it lacked vitality.  At the heart of Maverick Square was a gaping hole: an old, worn parking lot where commuters, who would drive in from the...

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Obituaries 11-05-2014

November 10, 2014
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Camille Lapio Homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting Camille Lapio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29 at Aviv Center for Living. A homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting, Camille moved to Revere from East Boston in the late 70’s. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Frances Amato;...

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Basile Easily Re-Elected in Representative Contest

November 10, 2014
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Basile Easily Re-Elected in Representative Contest

Incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile beat  challenger Celeste Myers during the state’s General Election on Tuesday.  Unofficial results showed Basile finished with 4,959 votes to Myers 1,476 votes. Basile carried all 14 precincts. Inside his headquarters surrounded by campaign staff and volunteers, Basile thanked them for their hard work throughout the campaign. “I want...

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Development was Primary Focus During Menino Years at City Hall

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino during his tenure focused heavily on development in the East Boston neighborhood. His approach to development over the past two decades was a one of balance that included supporting quality affordable housing, market rate development and more housing for seniors. One of his first orders of business after being...

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East Boston Restaurants were always Much Favored by Menino

November 10, 2014
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Like many Bostonians, when the late Mayor Thomas Menino wanted something good to eat East Boston restaurants were at the top of his list. Like many proud Italian Americans who grew up on the comfort food of their mothers and grandmothers, Mayor Menino craved the home cooked fare offered at many of Eastie’s more...

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Menino Improved the Neighborhood for East Boston Residents Forever

November 10, 2014
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Before the late Mayor Thomas Menino took office in 1993, East Boston was a neighborhood with the least amount of open space, aging community centers and bleak schoolyards. But under his leadership he helped reshape the community to include a greenway, some of the best parks and recreational centers in all of Boston and...

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Local Political Leaders Received their Start to Public Office from Menino

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino’s legacy can be seen throughout East Boston but the three men that now lead the neighborhood said they owe a debt of gratitude to the man that inspired them to be better public servants. City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and Rep. Carlo Basile have all had close...

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Tom Menino was Truly a Unique Man

November 10, 2014
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Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. the crowds outside Faneuil Hall that lined the street earlier 8 in the day had dispersed. The line, that once stretched down Congress Street, was slim. All day thousands had braved the cold, rain, sleet and snow and waited hours to say goodbye to the man they loved and...

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Residents Signing Up for Fuel Assistance at APAC

November 10, 2014
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Down at the East Boston APAC office, part of the Boston ABCD, residents are already signing up for their annual Fuel Assistance Program at the Meridian Street office that help[ low income residents stay warm this winter. Last week, after pressure from a bipartisan group of Senators in Washington DC, the Obama Administration released...

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Voters Set for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 4

October 30, 2014
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The campaigns are in their final week and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 voters will have their say in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick, has decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive come January. Candidates Charlie...

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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

October 30, 2014
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 Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exhibition extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...

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Questions and Answers with State Representative Candidates

October 30, 2014
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On Tuesday, November 4 incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) will square off against challenger    Celeste Myers (I-East Boston) for the First Suffolk District seat, which covers the 14 precincts in East Boston. This week the East Boston Times submitted a Q&A to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the...

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Sports 10-29-2014

October 30, 2014
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EBHS volleyball team is prepping for tourney after compiling 14-2 record By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School girls volleyball team completed one of its best seasons ever and it now awaits the pairings for the State Tournament. The Lady Jets finished their regular season with a 14-2 record and qualified for the...

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Obituaries 10-29-2014

October 30, 2014
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Rose Catena Of East Boston Rose M. (Russo) Catena of East Boston died in Saugus on October 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Catena; loving mother of Desi Catena and his wife, Maureen of Wilmington, Mark Catena of Saugus, Kim Vitale and her husband, John of East Boston and Gale...

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