Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

May 21, 2015
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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

The Boston organization that fights for, among other things, tenants rights descended on East Boston last week to protest evictions in the neighborhood. While the group said it was protesting developers coming into the neighborhood to force people out through gentrification, the Boston Housing Authority and Trinity Management, who oversees Maverick Landing, said there...

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Police Briefs 05-21-2015

May 21, 2015
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Sunday, 5/3 Marco Sosa, 926 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested for possessing Class B drug, cocaine, etc. Monday, 5/4 Dario Jiminez, 93 Orleans St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Francisco Ocasio, 50 President St., Lynn, was arrested for indecent exposure Victor Mariscal, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested for larceny, shoplifting....

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Knights Start the Season With Three Victories

May 21, 2015
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The East Boston Knights are back in action in the Yawkey League of Boston. Off to their best start in team history the Knights (3-0) opened up action vs the Revere Rockies as they started the season on a 5 game road trip. The Knights gave the ball to ace Jeff Allison and he...

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Obituaries 05-20-2015

May 21, 2015
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Salvatore Pagliaro Of Everett Salvatore Pagliaro of Everett died on May 10. Born in Pietraperzia Sicily Italy, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Talluto); father of Leo of Salem, Salvatore Jr. of Everett, Robert and his wife, Melissa of Salem and Sarina and her husband, Diesse of Everett. He was the son of...

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Rep.Madaro Attends Roca Breakfast

May 14, 2015
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Rep.Madaro Attends Roca Breakfast

State Rep. Adrian Madaro attended the 10th Annual Roca Breakfast Monday at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Roca is a Chelsea-based organization committed to making positive changes in the lives of young adults. The breakfast raised $500,000 for Roca. Pictured at the breakfast are, from left, State Rep. Evandro C. Carvalho, Sheriff of Suffolk...

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Bradley Elementary School to Receive Cherry Trees from Japan

May 14, 2015
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Bradley Elementary School to Receive Cherry Trees from Japan

In March 1912 the Mayor of Tokyo City sent a gift of Japanese Cherry Trees to the city of Washington DC in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. In Japan cherry trees are part of Hanami,...

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Getting Quieter:FAA Tests Noise Reduction at Logan

May 14, 2015
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This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began testing another potential noise reduction measure at Logan. According to Massport, the second test is part of the Boston Logan Airport Noise Study’s third phase, which will evaluate whether changes in runway use at Boston Logan Airport can further reduce aircraft noise in the communities surrounding...

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5th Wounded Vet Ride

May 14, 2015
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5th Wounded Vet Ride

Over 6,000 motorcycles roared through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 5th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’. The annual event raises money for local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew Biggio and former State Rep. Carlo Basile, followed a 40-mile...

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P.J. Kennedy School Receives $50,000 Grant

May 14, 2015
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P.J. Kennedy School Receives $50,000 Grant

The P.J. Kennedy School on Saratoga Street in East Boston was one of 10 outstanding schools in the city presented with the Philip H. Gordon Kennedy Award at the EdVestors Showcase. The Kennedy School was recognized for its flexible and intensive ways to support English language development. This innovative practice of orienting new students...

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Financial Literacy is Not All That Scary

May 14, 2015
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For too many people, personal financial maintenance is something it shouldn’t be: It’s scary.  According to a 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, just 40 percent of American adults said they kept track of their personal finances. Even more telling: nearly three in four adults admitted they...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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Thank You to All the Volunteers Who Made East Boston Shines a Success On behalf of East Boston Main Streets, thank you to all the volunteers who made East Boston Shines a success on Saturday, May 9th.  Over 110 volunteers met up at 10:00am at Maverick Square to kick of the 13th annual East...

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EBLL Is Serving the Needs Of Our Community

May 14, 2015
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We remember the days when there were three Little League organizations in East Boston and our teams participated in District 10 with Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, and East Boston. One of the greatest players in East Boston was none other than Tony Conigliaro, the former Red Sox star for whom the Little League field at...

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Obituaries 05-13-2015

May 14, 2015
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Anthony Scarpa Of Wakefield Anthony N. Scarpa of Wakefield passed away on May 8. He was 29 years old. The cherished son of Linda (Indelicato) Scarpa and Nazzaro “Ralph” Scarpa, he was the loving father of Nicholas Anthony Scarpa of Wakefield and his mother Lauren Vara; adored grandson of Louise Indelicato and the late...

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Former East Boston Deacon Guilty of Sexual Assault

May 7, 2015
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A former East Boston deacon that once worked at two neighborhood parishes back in the 1980s pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three children and will serve four years in prison. Deacon Ricardo Gonzalez pleaded guilty back on March 11 to sexually assaulting the three victims between the ages of 12 and 14 during the...

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ISD Adopting New Policies

May 7, 2015
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ISD Adopting New Policies

The Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher stopped by last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to brief residents here on some of the changes the department is making to be more user friendly. Christopher said ISD is adopting new policies to stream line the process for residents. “We are making...

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Celtics Help YMCA’s Fit to Win Program

May 7, 2015
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Celtics Help YMCA’s Fit to Win Program

Former Boston Celtics Stars Leon Powe and Dana Barros were on hand last Thursday evening at the East Boston YMCA’s Ashley Street location to help kick off a new program sponsored by the Celtics and Sun Life Financial. The two Celtics legends, along with two Celtics Dancers taught over 30 YMCA youth fun and...

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Hilton Garden Inn to Host Job Fair on May 7

May 7, 2015
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The owners of the new Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport on Boardman Street in Orients Heights will host a job fair for Eastie residents at the Marty Pino Center, 86 Boardman St. on Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2...

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Project Bread Hosts Successful Walk for Hunger

May 7, 2015
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Project Bread Hosts Successful Walk for Hunger

State Representative Adrian Madaro helped kick off another successful Walk for Hunger Sunday hosted by Eastie based Project Bread that included a team put together by Santarpio’s Pizza. The 47th Annual Walk for Hunger drew the Santarpio’s team, which raised over $1,000 for the Walk, and 40,000 other participants and 2000 volunteers. Project Bread’s...

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EBSB Posts Record Quarterly Earnings

May 7, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank’s parent company Meridian Bancorp, Inc. announced its quarterly earnings last week and net income in the first quarter of 2015 rose to a record $6.4 million. The bank’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Gavegnano he was pleased with the first quarter earnings. “I am pleased to report...

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Police Briefs 05-06-2015

May 7, 2015
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Sunday, 4/19 Admilson Pires, 30 Clippership Lane, East Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Jaime Pineda, 10 Marion St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Robert Passariello, 80 Wordworth St., East Boston, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon (knife). 4/20 Christian Gutierrez, 416 Meridian St., East Boston, was arrested for...

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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Concludes Season

May 7, 2015
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The Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Program wrapped up another successful season with its awards banquet Monday. The merger of the former East Boston youth hockey organization with Malden has worked well and we’re grateful to all those who made it happen – insuring that East Boston youths who wanted to play hockey would be...

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