Obituaries 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Obituaries 04-15-2015

Arthur ‘Artie’ Smith, Jr. Life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club Arthur “Artie” J. Smith, Jr. of East Boston died on April 13. He was 75 years old. Artie, who was a life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club, was the beloved husband of Janice Florentine; loving father of Tracey, Colleen, Kathleen...

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Residents Shown Changes for Clippership Wharf Site

April 16, 2015
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Developers of the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development in East Boston were at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Monday night to brief residents on changes made to the project. Nick Iselin from Lend Lease said the development team is putting a real emphasis on the project’s Chapter 91 license and wants the harborwalk...

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EBNHC Teams Up to Bring Foods Here

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Teams Up to Bring Foods Here

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Katie Tong said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering interested clients now....

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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

Last Wednesday officials from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) participated in a forum on state community health centers (CHC) in the Flag Room at the State House. EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes was one of the speakers during the forum and argued in his remarks that community health centers like EBNHC are ‘part...

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YMCA Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

April 9, 2015
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YMCA Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

The East Boston YMCA held their annual Reach out for Youth Campaign last Thursday at the the Logan Hilton. More than $140,000 was raised at the breakfast. Shown above from left are Gertie Weiss, YMCA Vice President Wendy Zinn and Simon Ho.

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Manager of the Year:Liana Lamattina Guided the Campaign To Elect Madaro as State Representative

April 9, 2015
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Manager of the Year:Liana Lamattina Guided the Campaign To Elect Madaro as State Representative

It could be said that two potential political superstars emerged on Election Night in East Boston. At 26 years old Adrian Madaro was elected state representative and with his youth, impeccable academic credentials, knowledge of the issues, and personality, the sky is the limit in Massachusetts politics and beyond. And then there was the...

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Excel Academy Finalizes Bremen Street Site Purchase

April 9, 2015
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Excel Academy has finalized its purchase of the former Paul’s Park and Fly site, the last of the park and fly companies that once dotted Bremen Street. Excel paid $2,957,916 for the land according to the published real estate transfer and will transform the site into a new middle/high school. Paul’s Park and Fly...

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Berninger,Buttiglieri Appointed to Community Advisory Board

April 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh appointed two East Boston residents and longtime community activists to serve on the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Both Mary Berninger and Karen Buttiglieri of Eastie will join Darryl Pomicter of Beacon Hill, David Manning of South Boston, Erica Mattison of Dorchester and Maura Zlody of Fenway on the...

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Congratulations and Good Luck, State Rep. Madaro

April 9, 2015
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We congratulate Adrian Madaro on his election as state representative for East Boston’s seat in the House of Representative and wish him the best as he is inaugurated today for this esteemed position in our government. Adrian is a lifelong resident who won the seat after an exciting, hard-fought campaign in which five Democratic...

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A Great One Giving Back: Former East Boston Star Krysten Hunt Is Now Coaching Little League Baseball

April 9, 2015
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The players on the East Boston Little League Astros team might not know how spectacular Krysten Hunt was as a softball player, but by now they know how much she loves the game. Krysten Hunt can’t disguise her enthusiasm for the sport or hold back on her knowledge of the fundamentals. She fell in...

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Obituaries 04-08-2015

April 9, 2015
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Dina Ferrera Passed away on Easter Sunday Dina M. (Coccimiglio) Ferrera of Revere passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5. She was 46 years old. The cherished daughter of Elena (Beatrice) and Nick Coccimiglio and daughter-in-law of Angela (Piscitelli) and Salvatore Ferrera, she was the beloved wife of Michael Ferrera; loving step-mother of Michael...

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Madaro Wins Handily: Elected State Representative in Tuesday’s Vote

April 2, 2015
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Madaro Wins Handily: Elected State Representative in Tuesday’s Vote

Adrian Madaro was elected to the First Suffolk District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in a special election Tuesday in East Boston. Madaro, the Democratic nominee, garnered  90  percent of the vote in besting Independent candidate Joanne Pomodoro. Madaro, a 26-year-old lifelong resident who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tufts University,...

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Breakfast Fundraiser for Y Scheduled for this Thursday

April 2, 2015
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Breakfast Fundraiser for Y Scheduled for this Thursday

National studies show that the quality of care that infants and toddlers receive has a direct and long-lasting effect on a child’s healthy development and future success in school. Yet in Massachusetts, child care cost are among the highest in the nation and local Child Care Referral Agencies report that many parents are removing...

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Neighbors Hear More about Loftel Project

April 2, 2015
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Neighbors Hear More about Loftel Project

Paul Roiff, a hotel developer and restauranteur known for several high-end projects in Boston, has had his sights set on a former industrial building on Orleans Street in East Boston for several months. Roiff, owner of such celebrated restaurants as Mistral and Mooo Steak House as well as the r enovation of the 1903...

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No Fooling, Street Cleaning Starts on April 1 in Boston

April 2, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are reminding residents that street sweeping in East Boston will begin today (April 1) and are urging residents to help the city begin to clean up the streets. With one of the worst winters on record, the melting snow in Eastie has unveiled lots of trash...

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Police Briefs 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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March 22 Jason Scully, 80 Frankfort St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. March 23 Alvin Lewis, 25 Central Ave., Hyde Park, was arrested for willful & malicious destruction of property. March 25 James Curran, 111 Orient Ave., East Boston, was arrested for violation of restraining order. Misael Maldanado Reyes, 210 Bennington...

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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...

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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Sports 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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EB Little League opens season April 18 By Cary Shuman Chucky Cassaro, president of East Boston Little League (EBLL), is hopeful that the local youth baseball organization can open its 2015 season on Saturday, April 18. “We originally planned for April 4 but we pushed it back two weeks because of the weather,” said...

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Obituaries 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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Alfred Ruggiero Of East Boston Alfred Ruggiero of East Boston passed away on March 26. He was 85 years old. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the loving father of Jennifer Schrieken and her husband, Steven of Texas; cherished grandfather of Steven Jr and Eric Schrieken and great-grandfather of Violet...

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Madaro or Pomodoro? East Boston Voters Set to Pick Their New State Representative March 31

March 25, 2015
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Madaro or Pomodoro? East Boston Voters Set to Pick Their New State Representative March 31

East Boston voters will head to the polls Tuesday to select Adrian Madaro or Joanne T. Pomodoro as their new state representative. Madaro, 26, former chief of staff to State Rep. Carlo Basile, defeated four other candidates in a hard-fought primary March 3 to become the Democratic nominee for the seat previously held by...

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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

March 25, 2015
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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

Marion Costigan is being hailed as an example of community pride-an example we should all follow in East Boston. Each day Costigan heads outside with a broom and trash bags and cleans in front of her Bennington Street home in Orient Heights. Costigan, a longtime community activists who helped fight Logan Airport expansion with...

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ZBA Approves Mixed-Use: Development in Jeffries Pt.

March 25, 2015
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With the support of the Mayor’s Office, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Councilor Salvatore LaMattina the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a mixed-use development in Jeffries Point. The project approved by the ZBA will reuse the now defunct Oscar’s Woodworking building at 47 Webster St.  and convert it into a a full service...

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Community: News Briefs

March 25, 2015
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East Boston “K” Trust 2015 College Scholarships The East Boston “K” Trust is now accepting college scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors.   Applications are accepted from all high school seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum) regardless of where they attend high school. The only residency exception is for seniors who...

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