Police Brief Community on Measures Following Assaults

October 11, 2012
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Last Thursday night at East Boston High School, Commissioner Ed Davis briefed the community on the recent rash of sexual assaults in the neighborhood. By Monday, Boston Police Department spokeswoman, Cheryl Fiandaca announced that police have arrested one suspect for a sexual assault that occurred at the corner of Brook and Saratoga Streets on...

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Columbus Day Parade

October 11, 2012
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Joe Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, Bill Chisholm, Celeste Myers, Rosalie Patralia and all the other volunteers that made this year’s Columbus Day Parade Sunday in East Boston a success should be proud of the job that they did. All those involved in planning this year’s parade spent countless hours and long days and nights meticulously...

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Of Canines and Things

October 11, 2012
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A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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O’Donnell Elementary School to Take Part in Physical Education Challenge

October 11, 2012
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On Tuesday at the Hugh R. O’Donnell Elementary School in East Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino announced three new and innovative ways that city schools will be incorporating more physical activity into their students’ daily routines. Generous donations from Partners HealthCare and Shaw’s and Star Market will provide support for Wellness Champions in each school,...

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Obituaries 10-10-2012

October 11, 2012
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Alexander ‘Uncle Sonny’ Merola Of East Boston, Formerly of the North End Alexander “Uncle Sonny” Merola of East Boston, formerly of the North End, died on October 5. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy “Aunt Dot” (Cioffi) Merola; loving father of Rose Merola...

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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

October 4, 2012
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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

There was a time when Ron Kocher would just stay at home for days on end with no social interaction with the outside world. That all ended two years ago when he began attending the Don Orione’s Adult Day Care program in East Boston three days a week. “I used to just stay home...

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It’s Our Turn on Sunday : Columbus Day Parade to Kick off at 1 P.m.; Officials to Honor Memory of Late Joe Keohane

October 4, 2012
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It’s Our Turn on Sunday : Columbus Day Parade to Kick off at 1 P.m.; Officials to Honor Memory of Late Joe Keohane

Every two years the Columbus Day Parade makes its way back from the North End to East Boston and this year’s parade is sure not to disappoint. With four divisions, dozens of marching bands and a parade that will last nearly four hours, the daylong parade is sure to make organizers proud. This year’s...

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Eastie Man Infected with West Nile Virus

October 4, 2012
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An East Boston man has been infected with the West Nile Virus (WNV) and public health officials are anxiously awaiting the season’s first freeze that will kill off the area’s mosquito population and end the threat here. The Eastie man was in his 40s and hospitalized last week but has since been released with...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8th is the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15th Century explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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Officials Call for Meeting to Discuss Recent Attacks

October 4, 2012
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Three sexual assaults that occurred last week in a six hour period have prompted East Boston’s three elected officials to call for a community wide meeting on Thursday. The assaults occured less than a week after a man wielding a gun broke into an apartment and tried to rape two women and a month...

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Eastie Parents Look at School Zone Options

October 4, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in East Boston. On Saturday at East Boston High School, BPS Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson and other school officials went over the plan for Eastie and the city. “The plan...

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Eagle Baseball Club Now Playing in Fall Tournament

October 4, 2012
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The East Boston Gram Slam Eagle Baseball Club, under the direction of owner/operator Gerry DiVenuti Sr., is playing in the Classic Wood Bat Fall Tournament sponsored by the Boston Foundation and Champ Sports through October. The team, consisting of 16-to-18 year-old players, competed in a 20-game summer Senior Babe Ruth travel schedule from June...

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Obituaries 10-03-2012

October 4, 2012
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Jean Russo First Female Security Officer at Boston’s Prudential Center Jean M. (Cinelli) Russo died in East Boston on September 25 following a long illness. She was 89 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1941 graduate of East Boston High School. She retired as...

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Food Truck Festival

September 26, 2012
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Food Truck Festival

Hundreds of local residents from East Boston and Revere attended the Food Truck Festival held at Suffolk Downs Saturday afternoon. A full slate of thoroughbred racing added to the excitement at the track.

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Lynds to Be Honored at ABCD Awards

September 26, 2012
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John Lynds, news reporter for the East Boston Times Free Press for 11 years, will be one of the honorees at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Volunteer Celebration Thursday at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Lynds will be recognized as a “Community Hero” in recognition of his dedication to the East...

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Ethanol’s Cost

September 26, 2012
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Ethanol is made from corn grain and corn grain comes from harvests of corn – millions of acres of it. This year’s harvest is miserable. Due to the pervasive drought out west, cornfields throughout the mid-west have shriveled and burned and in some cases there has been a negligible harvest. In such an environment,...

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McNeil to Be Honored for Work at Umana

September 26, 2012
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Three years after taking over the reins of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil will be honored Thursday night at Fenway Park for her work helping to turn around a once failing school. The Boston Society of Civil Engineers as Boston’s Outstanding Educator of the Year will honor McNeil, who...

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Obituaries 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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Joseph Caggiano Retired Boston Police Detective Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War...

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Seniors Online : New Program at EBNHC Get Seniors Interacting on Internet

September 26, 2012
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It’s safe to say that many grandparents in East Boston have never attempted to enter the world of online social media. Since their inception, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and MySpace have been geared towards the younger generation, most of whom are equipped with IPhones and other handheld devices used more these days for posting pictures,...

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More Police Presence on Local Streets

September 26, 2012
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The Boston Police have put a show of force on the streets of East Boston following a recent rash of disturbing crimes—two of which took place last Wednesday night. The first incident took place at 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday night in busy Maverick Square. In front of dozens of witnesses in the recently renovated...

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A True Hero

September 20, 2012
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A True Hero

Paul Antonino is presented with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery during a State House ceremony as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s annual September 11 recognition of local heroes. Antonino was recognized for his heroism that saved lives during an April fire in East Boston.

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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

September 20, 2012
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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

Rumors have been floating around that the Mass Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) is looking to scrap the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that was the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. Last Wednesday the EOT held a public hearing on the matter and will accept written...

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Activists Fighting Ethanol Trains

September 20, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together at the Williams School in Chelsea last Thursday night to update residents on Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. While Global’s plans...

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