Farmer’s Market Opens

July 21, 2014
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Farmer’s Market Opens

Elder Services Plan from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center were on hand for some helpful tips at the opening of the Farmers’ market last week in Maverick Square. Shown are from left: Ashley Casey and Trisha Diaz.

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LoPresti Park Soccer Fields to Open on July 22

July 21, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in East Boston with a ribbon cutting celebration at noon on Tuesday, July 22. The opening marks the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project at the...

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Myers Refuses Donations from Special Interests

July 21, 2014
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Celeste Ribeiro Myers, candidate for Suffolk County’s State Representative seat in the First District, last week committed to refusing campaign donations from special interest organizations and political action committees and challenged her opponent to do the same. In a letter to Rep. Carlo Basile, Myers also asked the incumbent to join her in refusing...

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Remembering Two East Boston Community Leaders

July 21, 2014
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The opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at Sen. Michael LoPresti Sr. Park and the re-dedication of the Anna DeFronzo Sr. Center are a reaffirmation of their legendary status in the East Boston community. Michael LoPresti Sr. was a well-known political figure who had a distinguished career in the Mass. State Senate. He...

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Obituaries 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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Charles ‘Choo Choo Charlie’ Catino Retired Truck Driver Charles Catino (fondly nicknamed “Charlie The Snake/Choo Choo Charlie” Catino), a lifelong resident of East Boston living most of his life at 143 Cottage Street, died on July 7 at Boston Medical Center. A US Army veteran of World War II who served from 1943 to 1945,...

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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

July 11, 2014
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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will return for its seventh season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. Farmers’ will be at Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. now through October. Community...

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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 11, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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Walsh Ready to Make Deal with Mohegan Sun

July 11, 2014
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After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in neighboring Revere. While Walsh’s...

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Basile, Chamber Seek Summer Jobs for Kids

July 11, 2014
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With summer in full swing State Representative Carlo Basile and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce are redoubling their efforts to put local kids to work. At the recent Chamber “Eastie is Open for Business” event Basile and Chamber President Scott Heigelmann again asked for chamber members and local businesses to hire a part-time...

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Massport Budget to Help Fund Local Groups

July 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Port Authority will continue funding the East Boston Foundation as part of its recently approved Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Continuation of funding to the Foundation as well as spending on the East Boston Greenway Connector and existing parks will total over $3 million for Eastie. The Massport section of the East Boston...

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Zumix Concert Series

July 11, 2014
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Last Sunday Zumix kicked off its annual Summer Concert Series at Piers Park. Thanks to Eastie’s popular youth performing arts center these Sunday afternoon concerts have been something residents look forward to each summer. The venue at Piers Park with its sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and skyline, one couldn’t ask for a...

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Obituaries 07-09-2014

July 11, 2014
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Lorraine Tunnera Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel Retiree Lorraine F. (Coviello) Tunnera died unexpectedly on July 3 after being stricken at her Revere home and brought to the Mass. General Hospital. She was 74 years old. Born, raised and educated in East Boston, she was a 1958 graduate of Boston Girls High. After marrying Francis...

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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

July 3, 2014
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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

For the past month, Frank Spolsino has spent his lunch hour volunteering for East Boston Main Streets, sweeping the sidewalks around Maverick Square.  When asked about his motivation, Frank observes, “I live here, and it’s nicer when it’s clean!” Litter in East Boston’s business district has been an issue for many years and, over...

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Youth Projects Could Happen In Mayor Walsh’s City Budget

July 3, 2014
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Over the past few months East Boston youth had their say on how the city’s budget could help programs near and dear to them or what they would like to see improved in the neighborhood. Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winning projects of the ‘Youth Lead the Change’, participatory budget initiative with...

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Constitution Beach Receives High Marks For Cleanliness by SHSB

July 3, 2014
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Two decades ago it was one of the worse beaches in the region but now Constitution Beach in East Boston is one of the most improved beaches and received an A on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s water quality Beach Report Card. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released its annual Beach Report Card on...

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Police Identify Shooting Victim

July 3, 2014
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Boston Police have identified the man shot and killed Sunday in Brandywine and are looking for the public’s help in catching his killer. Walter Cook, 38, of East Boston was found dead inside his Brandywine apartment, a complex of white townhouses that includes a mix of affordable and market rate housing. At 1:53 p.m....

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Local Officials Seek to Have MGC Hold off Casino Decision

July 3, 2014
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On the heels of two East Boston elected officials calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold off granting gaming licenses until after the statewide ballot question is held in November, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the growing chorus last Thursday afternoon. “Today, I will file a stay with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, requesting that...

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Obituaries 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Horn Of East Boston Roberta T. “Bobbie” (Smith) Horn of East Boston died on June 29. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Horn; proud mother of Susan M. Horn and her husband, Marc Fournier of East Boston, Daniel Horn and his wife, Denise of Andover and Jennifer A McHugh and her...

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Y’s SFSP Keeps Children Fed During Summer

June 25, 2014
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Y’s SFSP Keeps Children Fed During Summer

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year may be out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. The Y kicked off the summer season with its annual Beach...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 25, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on keeping or repealing the casino...

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Andy Vo Receives Fellowship Award

June 25, 2014
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East Boston resident and former Ward Fellow for the City of Boston, Andy Vo was recently awarded the 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Vo is a Bachelor of Arts candidate in global affairs–international security track–at Yale University and is expected to graduate in May...

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The SJC Ruling

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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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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