Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

October 17, 2012
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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

The last buildings affected by the October 2011 building collapse on Chelsea Street is being demolished this week. Demolition crews have begun razing the buildings from 41-39 Chelsea St.—a row of brick buildings that were connected to the building that collapsed on October 14, 2011. These buildings were structurally compromised after 47 Chelsea St....

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It’s Showtime : EBHS Drama Club Students Take Their Art Very Seriously

October 17, 2012
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Each day when school lets out there are a group of students that don’t go home or hang out on the corner or get into trouble in the neighborhood. No, these students are committed to learning the craft of drama and theater arts and are perfecting two One Act Plays that will debut on...

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Floating Restaurant Planned

October 17, 2012
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Imagine for a moment taking a water shuttle during the warm New England months from East Boston’s shore to an attractive restaurant anchored just off Piers Park. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ is exactly what Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan wants to bring to the neighborhood. At last week’s Jeffries Point...

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The Governor Should Be Ashamed

October 17, 2012
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When we heard the news that Governor Deval Patrick removed George Anzuoni as Chairman of the Revere Housing Authority, we were stunned and disappointed at this classic misstep and what can only be termed as politics at its worst. In a time when one cannot help but read of incompetence and corruption in other...

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EBHS Working Its Way Through Fall Sports

October 17, 2012
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The East Boston High School is halfway through its 2012 fall sports season with some thrilling victories and agonizing defeats. First up, the football team has seen better days since winning the Boston North Title last year. The Jets are 2-3 on the season recently losing to West Roxbury 22-6 last week. However, big...

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Obituaries 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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Mary Sherman East Boston Resident Mary Sherman of East Boston died on October 13 at Winthrop Place in Winthrop. She was 92 years old. Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, today, the Our Chapel of the Resurrection at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at...

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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

October 11, 2012
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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

Excel Academy staff and administrators joined with East Boston’s elected officials last Wednesday to cut ribbon on Excel Academy’s new facility on Moore Street. The renovations to the building, which once housed the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, were completed just before the 2012-2013 school year. Excel’s Director Yutaka Tamura took the...

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City Officials Seek Restrictions on Pit Bulls Following Attack

October 11, 2012
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After two pit bulls went on a rampage and terrorized residents in Jeffries Point and Maverick Square last week, Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are looking to put more restrictions on the breed. Police had to shoot one of the two pit bulls last Friday afternoon after the dogs broke through...

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EBNHC Receives $55k Grant for More Cervical Screenings

October 11, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will receive $55,000 to increase cervical cancer screenings for woman in the neighborhood. The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the grant last week and is part of $1.8 million in funding for 32 community health centers through the Affordable Care Act to provide these screenings and improve the ability of community...

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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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