It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

October 30, 2014
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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

Representative Carlo Basile and Celeste Myers squared off last Tuesday at East Boston High School during their final public debate before the election on Tuesday, November 4.  The debate was hosted by the High School’s debate team, who did a fantastic job with the questions, tempo and spirit of the forum. The first question...

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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

October 30, 2014
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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

The popular downtown coffee shop that prides itself on being socially conscious that opened its second location here in East Boston recently at Maverick Marketplace announced this week it has picked its beneficiary for coffee sales. Boston Brewin Coffee, known for its socially conscious business model and serves only 100 percent organic coffee, uses...

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BRA Holds Meeting on Bremen St. Project

October 30, 2014
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Last Thursday the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a community meeting at the Paris Street Community Center regarding a proposed mixed use development at 135 Bremen Street. Proposed by Bremen Street LLC, the developer recently submitted a Project Notification Form to the BRA for a 126,189 sq.ft. mixed use development that includes 94 residential...

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Community Groups are an Asset to the City At-Large

October 23, 2014
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We in East Boston are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer  groups such as the Orients Heights Neighborhood Council, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the Eagle Hill Civic Association working hard for the best interests of our entire community. The members of these organizations are proud East Boston residents who are always looking to improve...

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Suffolk Downs Venue for Hospital Fundraiser

October 23, 2014
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Potentialy one of the last parties at Suffolk Downs will take place this Saturday night, Oct. 25, and will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital via the NHL Alumni Pro-Am Kick Off for 2015. Organizer Kevin Chiles said the party goes towards raising funds to get the ‘Boston Strong’ pro-am team into the tournament that...

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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

October 23, 2014
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The City of Revere and a union representing some Suffolk Downs employees filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Thursday, with the MGC quickly firing back in saying the suit was simply the result of “sorely disappointed” folks who did not get a casino license. The MGC had rejected a similar...

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Sports 10-22-2014

October 23, 2014
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East Boston High boys soccer seeks both league and city titles By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School boys soccer team is right where it wants to be in the final week of the regular season: in contention for the league and city championships. Coach Lorenzo DiBenedetto’s surprising Jets are 11-1 in the...

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Obituaries 10-22-2014

October 23, 2014
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Louise Maraio Of East Boston Louise M. (Coleman) Maraio of East Boston died on October 17. She was the loving daughter of the late Matthew and Louise (McGrath) Coleman; dear sister of Francis Coleman of New Jersey and the late Matthew Jr. Family and friends will honor Louise by gathering Thursday morning, October 22...

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Walsh Still Views Community Groups as Important Forums

October 23, 2014
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Jerome Smith, director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was at the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting Monday night to quell rumors that the Mayor’s Office was trying to curb the power of neighborhood groups in East Boston. There has been some talk that Mayor Martin Walsh had the desire to increase...

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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

October 23, 2014
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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

A scaled down version of the project pitched for a vacant lot at 320 Maverick St. was approved by the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) last week. JPNA members voted 40-3 for the project being pitched by Joe Ricupero and Paul Basile and will included 33 market-rate condo units. The original plan was to...

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Mi Pueblito Seeks to Open on Saratoga St.

October 23, 2014
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In a little over a decade the building at 964 Saratoga St has seen four restaurants open and close–some to the delight of neighbors. According to residents, for the past decade, with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some establishments...

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Jeffries Point Association Votes to Support EBK Proposal

October 23, 2014
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 41-3 in favor of allowing owner of East Boston Kitchen (EBK) Rob Sarno to apply for a beer, wine and cordials license at the popular Sumner Street restaurant. “We are continuing to expand and we feel offering beer and wine with many of our menu items would...

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East Boston’s 2014 Columbus Day Parade Committee Deserves Kudos

October 15, 2014
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We want to give a much-deserved “Thank You” to general chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini, civic chairman Joseph L. Ruggiero, parade coordinator William “Bill” Chisholm, secretary Rosalie Petralia and the entire Columbus Day Celebration committee who organized the parade and all the events in conjunction with the observance of this holiday marking Christopher Columbus’s discovery...

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Sports 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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High scoring affairs in the EBMHL If you were looking to see some goal scoring up at Porazzo Rink and made it out to the week 3 Tuesday night slate in the East Boston Mens Hockey League (EBMHL), you got just that. A total of 45 goals scored in one evening was enough to...

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Obituaries 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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Josephine DiFazio Of East Boston, formerly of Revere Josephine L. (Ciulla) DiFazio of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away on October 11 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony DiFazio; loving mother of Linda Lee DeVita and her husband, Anthony of East Boston, Diane DiFazio and...

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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

October 15, 2014
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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

Monday’s quarantine of a United Emirates flight at Logan Airport was proof that the fear level of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is on the rise and no one is taking chances. After several passengers on United Emirates Flight 237 began to exhibit Ebola-like symptoms the plane was cornered off on the...

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Lamattina Continues to Be Watchdog Over Taxi Fares for Residents

October 15, 2014
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It’s bad enough East Boston residents have to deal with a few realities like living next to an airport or paying a toll to travel one mile into their own city without being discriminated against by Boston cabbies. Residents have been complaining that cab drivers are frequently tacking on $4.50 – the cost of...

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Theodore Lyman School Could Be Placed On National Register of Historic Places

October 15, 2014
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Theodore Lyman School in East Boston for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination for the former school, which was converted into affordable senior housing in the 1980s, will be submitted to the National Register...

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Finish Line:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

October 13, 2014
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Finish Line:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what is likely to be the last day of thoroughbred racing in New England. It was a cloudy and rainy day on Sat., Oct. 4, at...

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Columbus Day Parade a Great Event

October 13, 2014
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The 2014 Columbus Day Celebration and Parade is all set for this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 and General Chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini and his organizing committee have planned a superb event for the enjoyment of our residents. The parade honoring Christopher Columbus on the anniversary of his arrival in the Americas is always a...

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Anthony Albano a True Eastie Great

October 13, 2014
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Anthony Albano was a special person, a wonderful man who touched so many lives in a positive way. There was a tremendous outpouring of affection for Anthony Albano this week as the people from East Boston joined with others across the city to recognize all the contributions he had made to our community and...

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Obituaries 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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Yolanda ‘Viola’ Ferullo Cared for family and her home was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years Yolanda “Viola” Ferullo, an East Boston native and an 11 year resident of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 2. She was 88 years old. Born and raised in East Boston,...

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Thousands Mourn Passing of Local Legend ‘Tony’ Albano

October 13, 2014
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Thousands Mourn Passing of Local Legend ‘Tony’ Albano

Anthony “Tony” Albano was an East Boston legend. He could get away with saying and doing things that no one else in the neighborhood could. You could tell immediately when Albano, as he was known in Eastie, entered a room. His boisterous voice, his walk and his personality was unmatched by any other person...

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Eastie Court Staff Remembers Terry Adamson

October 13, 2014
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Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s former Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders was honored last week at East Boston District Court. The court’s probation office and staff dedicated Adamson’s former office at the courthouse in her memory. Adamson, who died last year after a long...

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