Community Comes Together to Fight Substance Abuse

June 25, 2015
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Community Comes Together to Fight Substance Abuse

Last Tuesday night Senator Anthony Petruccelli hosted the first meeting of a task force that will tackle the topic of substance abuse in the neighborhood at East Boston High School. The meeting was sponsored by Petruccelli with the help of City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Adrian Madaro and the East Boston Neighborhood Health...

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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

June 25, 2015
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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

The City of Boston’s Public Facilities Commission granted developers of the Boston East Site on Border Street an extension to get the development off the ground through December. Lisa Pollack, Chief Communication Officer for the City of Boston, said the extension was granted because securing the Chapter 91 license for the project took longer...

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ABBA Makes Its Debut in East Boston

June 25, 2015
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ABBA (Angry Boston Board of Abutters) says it’s here to help East Boston residents on issues that go before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (BOA). The local group, founded by East Boston community activist Renee MacLean with the aid of community activist Gail Miller and others, is trying to gain some notice in...

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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ Esposito 20-year cook/baker at East Boston Central Catholic School; known for her amazing cookies Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ (Giordano) Esposito passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 19 in Danvers. She was 71 years old. Born on April 1, 1944 to Anthony and Antonetta Giordano, she married James Esposito...

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Relay for Life

June 18, 2015
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Relay for Life

On Friday evening into Saturday morning at East Boston Stadium, local cancer survivors joined the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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Local Radio Host Arrested for Operating Under the Influence

June 18, 2015
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East Boston resident, radio personality and author who has spent her career defending law enforcement officials found herself in some hot water with one last week. Michele McPhee, 47, of East Boston, and host of WMEX AM !510 was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer...

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NOAH Organized Neighborhood Program to Share Climate Knowledge

June 18, 2015
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With climate experts predicting more dramatic climate swings such as 10 times more damage to property as a result of severe storms by the end of the century, annual rainfall levels expected to increase in Massachusetts by almost 15 percent by the end of the century and with extreme precipitation also expected to increase...

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Series of Meetings for Orient Heights Housing Development Begin

June 18, 2015
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Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle and Trinity Financial’s Mathieu Zahler held the first in a series of community meetings regarding the Orient Heights Housing Development since Trinity was picked as developer last week to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting, McGonagle announced that both...

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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

June 18, 2015
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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

Michael Ascolillo, a lifelong East Boston resident and one of the most sought after tattoo artists of his generation, has died. Ascolillo, affectionately known in Eastie as ‘Asco’ or ‘Mikey’, died unexpectedly following complications from heart valve surgery on Saturday, June 13. He was 37 years old. Mikey was born and raised in Jeffries...

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Raising Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease

June 18, 2015
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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain awareness month, and Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that is very personal to me.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I saw firsthand the toll it takes on a family, and the love and patience that is required to care for someone with the disease. My whole family suffered with...

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Support the 65th Annual East Boston Athletic Board Banquet of Champions

June 18, 2015
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There are many traditions in East Boston that have deep roots in the community and have grown year after year. The East Boston Athletic Board is one of them and has, for 65 years, helped athletes in the neighborhood reach their full potential and encouraged them to continue their education in college. The East...

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Pop Warner Youth Football Fundraiser

June 18, 2015
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On Monday, June 8 at Kelley Square Pub on Bennington Street the East Boston Pop Warner Board help a fundraiser for the youth football program. The event raised over $3,000 so that Pop Warner can purchase safety equipment like shoulder pads for players for the upcoming fall season. Pop Warner Co-Vice President Adjie Burnett...

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Obituaries 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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Josephine DiFlumeri Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Josephine DiFlumeri of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on June 9. She was 86 years old. She was the cherished daughter of the late Vincent and Mary DiFlumeri; loving sister of Albert DiFlumeri and his wife, Josephine of Saugus, Anthony “DoDo” DiFlumeri and Vincent...

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Gay Pride Week

June 11, 2015
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Gay Pride Week

On Monday evening at Piers Park, East Boston’s elected officials joined the neighborhood’s Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay and Transgender community to raise the LBGT Flag at Piers Park on Marginal Street. The ceremonial flag raising was in conjunction with Massport and the City of Boston and helped kicked off Boston Gay Pride week in the...

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Courthouse Closing Overblown?

June 11, 2015
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While trial court officials have reported to the Boston Herald that they are looking to close a third of the state’s 101 trial courts with East Boston District Court as one courthouse mentioned, there seems to be nothing on the horizon according to Eastie’s two elected state officials. Both Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative...

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BHA to Rehab Orient Heights Housing Development

June 11, 2015
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced a developer to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. Trinity Financial, known for their award winning work at Maverick Gardens during the Hope VI rehabilitation close to a decade ago, will be the developer for the project and will discuss some preliminary plans at the next Orient...

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The Healing Impact of Art:EBNHC Hosts Innovative Fundraiser

June 11, 2015
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The Healing Impact of Art:EBNHC Hosts Innovative Fundraiser

Last Wednesday the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) hosted an innovative fundraiser to celebrate the Health Center’s mission and the healing impact of art at its 20 Maverick Square location during the third Annual Art of Healing event. Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC has incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic...

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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

June 11, 2015
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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Three local organizations from East Boston will receive more than $10,000 in grant money from Save the Harbor / Save the Bay for summer activities on the beach and along the harbor. The East Boston YMCA will receive $5,000 for its Summer Food Service Program and annual Campfire at Constitution Beach. The grant will...

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Community News Briefs

June 11, 2015
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Recovery Thoughts 1st Annual Drug Awareness Walk The first annual Recovery Thoughts’ Addiction Walk scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20th throughout the communities of Revere and East Boston. The goal of this walk is to raise funds for local recovery institutions and awareness programs within our neighborhoods, as well as provide information...

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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Helps Out East Boston

June 11, 2015
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been doing great work for our communities since 1986. As it states on the organization’s Web site, its mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor. Its diligent effort in communities such as East Boston has been highly commendable. Some of the statistics associated with the organization affirm...

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Attend Next Tuesday’s Drug Summit

June 11, 2015
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With the law enforcement officials reporting major increases in heroin-related emergency calls and overdoses here in Eastie and statewide, we are encouraging the community to attend a very important meeting being hosted by State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with the support of City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Adrian Madaro and the East Boston Neighborhood...

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Sports 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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East Boston Knights Baseball  Shawn Carlson no-hits Braves The Knights had another great week of baseball capped off with a no no by Andover’s own Shawn Carlson vs the Brighton Braves Wednesday night at Rogers Park in Brighton. Carlson carried a perfect game into the 6th inning before walking Ted Tracey with 2 outs....

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Obituaries 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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Antonio Pascucci Of East Boston Antonio Pascucci of East Boston passed away on June 5 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Concetta “Connie” (Santosuosso) Pascucci; loving father of Anthony Pascucci of Florida, David Pascucci and his wife, Barrie of North Reading and Frank Pascucci of East Boston;...

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Suffolk University’s Graduation Exercises

June 4, 2015
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Suffolk University’s Graduation Exercises

East Boston resident and Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci recently helped kick off Suffolk University’s graduation exercises during the University’s annual Commencement Dinner. From left to right, George Regan, President and Chairman of Regan Communications, Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., Chairman of Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees, Julie Kahn, EVP of Regan Communications, Massachusetts...

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