Sports 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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East Boston High vs. Everett High in varsity hockey action Everett High and East Boston High clashed in a varsity hockey match in Everett on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m.  The game was toe to toe, with both teams controlling the puck equally.  During the 2nd period, East Boston did its best to...

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Obituaries 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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Marilyn Flynn Member of Winthrop Elks Marilyn J. (Ginsburg) Flynn of Winthrop passed away suddenly on January 14. She was 70 years old. Raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High in 1962, married her high school sweetheart, David Flynn (who passed away in December of 2013) and then moved to Winthrop. They were...

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Joe Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Representative

January 26, 2015
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Today, Joe Ruggiero officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District, representing East Boston. “East Boston is my home, and I want to represent my family and neighbors in the Legislature to ensure that they have a strong voice – one of their own – on Beacon Hill,” said Ruggiero. “We need...

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East Boston High School – Life Sciences Outreach Program

January 14, 2015
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East Boston High School – Life Sciences Outreach Program

According to Alia Qatarneh, Research Assistant for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard University, experimental learning in high school science classrooms has been continuously advancing, with more students engaging in complex procedures. Not only do East Boston High School (EBHS) AP (advanced placement) Biology and Biotechnology students learn about DNA, but they have...

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Scapicchio Announces for State Representative Seat

January 14, 2015
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My name is Lou Scapicchio and I am running for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District. I believe that all citizens have the right to know as much as possible about the candidates asking to represent them in any office. During this campaign, I hope to have the opportunity to speak with every resident of...

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Martin Luther King

January 14, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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An Olympics in Boston?

January 14, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

January 14, 2015
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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

After working for months to convince the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate “Head to Head” operations at Logan International Airport members of  NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department Youth Crew announced at a community meeting Monday night that the FAA has agreed to reinstate Head to Head operations at the airport. “We are...

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Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2015
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My take on Suffolk Downs Dear Editor: As a trainer at Suffolk Downs for the past 35 years I would like to give you the real take on what’s going on in the thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts. As you’re aware the track closed for live racing in October and with the casino license awarded...

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Sports 01-14-2015

January 14, 2015
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MEB busy preparing for post holiday play With two teams in the 2014 Boston Mayor’s Cup tournament on Sunday, January 4, Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey (MEB) was busy preparing after the holiday.  Our Pee Wee team played a tough-fought shootout with Dorchester, falling 2-1 in a classic goalie’s duel.  The MEB Mites were victorious...

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Obituaries 01-14-2015

January 14, 2015
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Louise Lunde Of East Boston Louise M. (Murray) Lunde of East Boston died on January 8. She was the wife of the late Philip Lunde; mother of Cynthia, Bernadette, Philip and Candice; sister of Thomas, Daniel and the late Ann and Eileen. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren as well...

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Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

January 11, 2015
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Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...

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EBSB’s Annual Holiday Auction Raises $60,000 for Five Local Charities

January 11, 2015
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EBSB’s Annual Holiday Auction Raises $60,000 for Five Local Charities

East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction raised $60,000 through the sale of employee- and vendor-donated items, including tickets to sporting events, restaurant gift certificates, homemade arts and crafts, and toys. “The auction is an event that our employees look forward to every year,” said EBSB Sr. Vice President and Auction Chair Keith Armstrong....

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Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Rep.

January 11, 2015
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Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Rep.

Joe Ruggiero officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District, representing East Boston. “East Boston is my home, and I want to represent my family and neighbors in the Legislature to ensure that they have a strong voice – one of their own – on Beacon Hill,” said Ruggiero. “We...

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On The Campaign Trail

January 11, 2015
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Celeste Myers will not run  for state representative seat Well-known East Boston resident and activist Celeste Myers said she will not be a candidate for state representative in the special election for the seat held by State Rep. Carlo Basile, who has accepted a position in Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s administration. Five candidates, Adrian Madaro,...

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Good Luck Carlo Basile in Your New Position

January 11, 2015
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We can only imagine how proud State Rep. Carlo Basile and his family are as he begins his new position in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. It is an esteemed honor to be called upon by the Governor to serve all the residents of the Commonwealth and we laud Governor-Elect Baker for recognizing...

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Suffolk Downs Gets Last Minute Save on Simulcasting Deadline

January 11, 2015
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Suffolk Downs received last minute approval of state legislation that allowed them to open for simulcasting on Jan. 1 amidst a great deal of uncertainty that went down to the wire. Last minute legislation championed by House Speaker Bob DeLeo seemed to have kept the track in the race for the time being. As...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Sports 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Highest honors for “The Hawk” Halas inducted in Hall of Fame   By Cary Shuman By the time Richie “Hawk” Halas was a senior at Chelsea High School, he had already made appearances on Jim Britt’s “Winning Pins”  and Don Gillis’ “Candlepin Bowling” television shows. Halas, who now bowls out of Central Park Lanes...

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Obituaries 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Kenneth ‘Kenny’ White Harley Davidson Enthusiast and Born Again Christian; Member of NRA and Teamsters Kenneth “Kenny” U. White of Epsom, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 21 in Salem, NH. He was 65 years old. Born in Boston, the son of the late Everett and Rose White and the beloved husband of...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Hosting an Ice Sculpture

January 4, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) are hosting an Ice Sculpture for the First Night New Year’s Celebration in Boston! Come see the Sculpture on December 31st or January 1st – take a selfie with the sculpture and post it to EBNHC’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/ebnhc) and you could...

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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire Dec. 31

January 4, 2015
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...

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