The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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EBNHC Announces Award for Let’s Get Moving Program

February 20, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBHNC) announced a $100,000 grant award for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens and their families. The New Balance Foundation awarded $100,000 for the Program, and presented the grant award today at EBNHC, where they were...

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Obituaries 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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Dennis Golisano Of East Boston Dennis W. Golisano of East Boston died on February 17. He was the loving son of Dorothy (Maccini) and late Salvatore Golisano; devoted father of Theresa and Nicholas Green of North Carolina; dear brother of Salvatore Golisano of East Boston, Joyce Decareau of Revere, Dorothy and Frankie Golisano, both...

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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

February 13, 2013
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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

While some were praising the City of Boston’s efforts to remove snow from city streets, residents here were singing a different tune to Mayor Thomas Menino’s Snow Removal Strike Force. On Monday nigh at 7 p.m., a section of Saratoga Street from Curtis Street to Orient Heights Square turned into pandemonium as Boston Police...

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Basile to Chair Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

February 13, 2013
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East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile was appointed to his first chairmanship since being elected to office. Speaker Robert DeLeo appointed Basile chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs last week. “I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,”...

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More Questions Than Answers on Ethanol Trains

February 13, 2013
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Last Wednesday night’s MassDOT meeting at East Boston High School left East Boston residents with more questions than answers. First, at 6 p.m. a coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett briefed residents on Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 13, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in East Boston has residents fuming and rightfully so. Howeverprobably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving residential services and life in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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East Boston High School Coed Track Team

February 13, 2013
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The East Boston High School coed track team did well during last week’s City League track championship held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Runners like Nada Abdalla and Alicia Aispiro who finished 2nd and 4th respectively in the 2-mile helped the team put on a good show during the Tuesday, February 5...

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Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Gaetano Consolo Retired Revere Policeman Gaetano Consolo of Florida, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on February 10. A Retired Revere Policeman and a past member of the Mass. Policeman’s Association, he was the devoted father of Philip, Sr. of Revere and John of Rutland, MA; dear brother of John Consolo and...

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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

February 6, 2013
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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

A 5-alarm fire late Monday night destroyed a multi-family home on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets just across the street from Zumix, which, in an ironic twist, was once a Boston Firehouse. The fire caused approximately $600,000 worth of damage and displaced 21 residents from the home and adjoining homes on Sumner...

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Petruccelli Named Chairman of Committee on Financial Services

February 6, 2013
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East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was again appointed chairman of the second most important committee in the Massachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Senate President Therese Murray made Petruccelli’s appointment. ”Last Thursday I was appointed by the Senate President...

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Meeting on Ethanol Set for Feb. 6

February 6, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett will hold a meeting Wednesday (tonight) at 6 p.m. at the East Boston High School to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing Global Oil’s plan to bring ethanol trains into the area. “We’ll have a brief presentation about Global Oil’s...

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David Nunes

February 6, 2013
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David Nunes, the Milford casino developer, recently let the world know just what he thinks of Eastie. During an interview with MassLive.com, Nunes said while he’s a fan of Boston and that a casino should be built in a place “that people are not afraid when they go into a parking garage during the...

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Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 6, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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Congrats to the New Chamber President, Board and Officers

February 6, 2013
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The East Boston Times would like to congratulate all those installed to the East Boston Chamber of Commerce last week. These men and woman volunteer their time in order to make Eastie more prosperous and a better place to live, work and raise a family. A special congrats to Diane Modica who was installed...

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Police Briefs 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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January 27, 2013 Luis Eduardo Castillo 0f 116 Howland Street, Roxbury was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Harvey Cardoso of 35 Fox Street, Dorchester was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Jose Estrada of 60 Chester Avenue, Chelsea was arrested and charged with operating after suspension and...

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East Boston High Boys Basketball Falls to Charlestown 67-48

February 6, 2013
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It was a tough loss for the East Boston High School boys basketball team last week against archrival Charlestown during the state championship qualification game. Eastie (9-5) had a better regular season record than Charlestown (6-9) and were leading the Townies by 8 at the half. However, Eastie was unable to hold on and...

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Obituaries 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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Edward Palumbo Retired US Postal Clerk Edward F. Palumbo, a 20 year resident of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on January 31 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 68 years old. Born in Everett, he lived in East Boston for most of his life and was a 1962 graduate of...

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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

January 30, 2013
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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

City Councilor Sal LaMattina leaned over to Mayor Thomas Menino during Monday’s groundbreaking on East Boston’s long awaited waterfront development project at Portside at Pier One and asked the Mayor to pinch him.“I must be dreaming,” joked LaMattina, who worked as hard as anyone this past decade to convert Eastie’s neglected waterfront into a...

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EBSC After School Program Expanding

January 30, 2013
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EBSC After School Program Expanding

The East Boston Social Centers’ (EBSC) after school program, once only available in Eastie and Chelsea, will now be available to parents in Winthrop and Revere. “We definitely saw a need to begin servicing these areas,” said School Age Child Care Director David Cali. “We are excited to be able to finally get transportation...

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It’s Time to Start Filing Your Tax Returns

January 30, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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The Way of the Future

January 30, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Eastie Aqua Jets Fall to Latin in Annual Rivalry

January 30, 2013
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The annual rivalry between the coach for the East Boston High School co-ed swim team, Dave Arinella, and the coach for Latin Academy co-ed swim team, Mark Thomas, took place Monday in East Boston. Nothing brings the best out of the swimmers on both teams than this annual meet. “The rivalry is strong,” said...

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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 30, 2013
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Florence McAdams Member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center Florence M. McAdams of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26. She was 66 years old. Born in Manhattan, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace M. (Hendrickson) and Michael Lynch....

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