Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

November 21, 2012
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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina first took office in 2006 a Boston Firefighter approached him after an event and they asked the new councilor if he could do something for the six firefighters that were killed in Maverick Square during the Luongo Fire on November 15, 1942. “I never really heard of the Luongo...

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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

November 21, 2012
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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

The Fall River based developer who purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway and plans to develop a hotel, restaurant and retail space briefed residents at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting on the $32 million project. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in...

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Activists Seek State Officials to Oppose Ethanol Trains

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Memorial Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nov. 29

November 21, 2012
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Woodlawn Cemetery officials have announced that they will be holding its’ twelfth annual Christmas Ecumenical Memorial Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Raymond K. Pavlik, President and Chief Executive Officer in making the announcement said “this is a difficult season for those who have lost a loved one;...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Colarusso, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Robert Colarusso, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. He was 76 years old. A manufacturing foreman born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol (DiFuria); devoted father of Debra Hughes of Revere and Robert Jr. and...

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East Boston is True Blue in Election

November 14, 2012
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East Boston is True Blue in Election

East Boston was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Seventy-four percent of Eastie voters supported Obama over Romney during the state’s general...

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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

November 14, 2012
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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

Following a private developer’s decision to abandon his plans to build condos at the former Savio High School building, the Edward Brooke Charter School has stepped in and will make the former high school its new homes in Eastie. Currently the Brooke, which opened this year at the former home of the Salesians Boys...

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Rodney Strong Winery Donates to Project Bread

November 14, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread will again team up with one of California’s premier wineries to help feed residents this winter. Rodney Strong Vineyards, one of Sonoma County’s finest family owned and operated wineries, has donated $7,000 to Project Bread. This is the third year in a row that Rodney Strong has committed to...

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Local Drug Case Probably Will Not Be Overturned After Lab Scandal

November 14, 2012
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There was some speculation that the fallout from the state’s drug lab scandal would result in the release of an East Boston man convicted of torching a cat back in 2007 and for drug possession in 2011. However, Suffolk County District Attorney Office spokesman, Jake Wark, announced last week that would not be the...

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Veteran’s Day

November 14, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 14, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, East Boston voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, East Boston joined with the rest of...

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A Good Proposal

November 14, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in East Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, ...

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East Boston and South Boston Meet Again on Thanksgiving Day

November 14, 2012
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The 95thmatch up will take place on Thanksgiving Day morning at White Stadium.  Kick-off time is 9:30 a.m.  Both teams have struggled with having more losses than wins.  As the regular season schedule comes to an end, South Boston is 3-7 and East Boston is 4-5. The South Boston Knights, led by Coach Sean...

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Obituaries 11-14-2012

November 14, 2012
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Audrey Lee Brown Avelar Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Audrey Lee Brown Avelar, August 19, 1966 to November 10, 2012, was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer at the age of 15 and was in remission at age 16. She was diagnosed with lymphoma again at the age of 20 which resulted in a lobectomy....

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Election Day

November 7, 2012
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Election Day

East Boston’s state elected officials Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile pose with poll workers outside Precinct 13 in East Boston on Tuesday during Election Day.

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Kuller Dies in Accident

November 7, 2012
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Kuller Dies in Accident

There are people that leave an unquestionable mark on the landscape of East Boston that never fades with time. One of those people was Jeff Kuller, the man that help save Piers Park Sailing from certain extinction back in 2001. Kuller, the former Executive Director of the Piers Park Sailing Center, died tragically at...

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Police Seize $5m Worth of Heroin

November 7, 2012
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A major drug bust in East Boston last week has removed 42 lbs. of heroin worth $5 million from the streets and landed two men behind bars. Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea was arraigned on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone for...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 7, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be singed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. East Boston, the North End and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Rep. Basile’s Thanksgiving

November 7, 2012
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Again this year, Representative Carlo Basile and a team of volunteers are stepping up to make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in East Boston. Basile and a group of friends, family and an army of volunteers from across the neighborhood will provide a full Thanksgiving meal...

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Good police work

November 7, 2012
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Officer from District 7 that helped take 42 lbs. of heroin off the street last week during a major drug bust here should be applauded. Over the past few months we have seen an up tick in certain crimes but that is not due in any way to the work of the police here....

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Obituaries 11-07-2012

November 7, 2012
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Dorothy Mae Allen Long Time VA Hospital Employee Dorothy Mae (Whitesides) Allen of East Boston died on October 31 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 66 years old. Born in Rutherfordton, N.C, she worked for the V.A. Hospital for many years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Israel...

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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

While Hurricane Sandy packed a milder punch than what was expected for East Boston and the surrounding area, the storm did cause its fair share of problems for residents. High winds with some gusts topping 50 mph, Sandy brought down trees across Eastie Monday causing several brief power outages in the neighborhood. However, a...

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Police Searching for Suspect in Attack

October 31, 2012
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Police are searching for a male suspect after another woman was attacked last week on her way home from the train station. This is the sixth attack on a woman in East Boston since August. The incident occurred last Wednesday at 1 a.m. The victim told officers she was physically assaulted while walking in...

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