ZBA Approves Housing Units on Chelsea St.

April 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a project to add 24 market-rate housing units to Chelsea Street on the site of the 2011 building collapse that forced the subsequent demolition of several buildings on the street. The project being financed entirely by private investment will construct a total of six...

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Don Orione Home Donates Beds to IMEC

April 10, 2013
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When the Jewish Rehabilitation Center (JRC) in Peabody closed in January, the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston received the center’s electronic beds and other furniture to replace the nursing home’s manual beds. This left Anthony Cerasuolo, owner of Orient Heights Senior Living, the management company of Don Orione, wondering what to do...

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JPNA Members Hear About Silver Line

April 10, 2013
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MBTA Project Manager Scott Hamwey was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the proposed plan to bring direct Silver Line service to East Boston. “We are not looking to change the existing route but add a new route that would connect the Silver Line at Airport Station to...

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Colantuono-De Angelis Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

April 10, 2013
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The Trustees of the Edith G. Colantuono and Amelia and Henry DeAngelis Scholarship Trust Fund have announced that the application process for August 2013 scholarships is now underway. The gifts are awarded in honor and memory of the many decades of humanitarian service provided by the Trust Fund’s namesakes, Edith G. Colantuono and Amelia...

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Don Orione Home Spring Social

April 10, 2013
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On Monday, April 22 the Don Orione Home will host a Spring Social. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nursing Home located at 111 Orient Avenue. This will be a fun-packed evening while enjoying dinner and drinks with live entertainment by Smokin’ Joe. Please RSVP by April...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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March 31, 2013  John Holland of 17 Court Street, Boston was arrested and charged with breaking & entering of a dwelling house in the daytime. Kenneth Sholes of 775 Broadway Street, Dracut was arrested and charged with attempted breaking & entering and willful & malicious destruction of personal property. April 1, 2013  A white...

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2012-2013 EBMHL Champions Lightning Express

April 10, 2013
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The 2012-2013 East Boston Men’s Hockey League Championship series concluded with Lightning Express being crowned the Champions. It was the second game of the best of three series where Lightning Express raised the Championship Cup with a 7-5 victory over the extremely hard working Milano’s Deli. A game that started out with Lightning all...

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Obituaries 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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Giovanni Roger Cafarelli State Street Bank Retiree Giovanni Roger Cafarelli died unexpectedly at his winter home in Seminole, Florida on April 4. He was  85 years old. Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a local business owner for many years...

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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil Scale Model of Proposed Site

April 4, 2013
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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil  Scale Model of Proposed Site

Owners of Suffolk Downs unveiled its 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs last week to the media. On Monday, the East Boston Times sat down with Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle to get a sneak peak at the model and updated renderings before it begins a tour through the...

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Wynn Official Shows Drawings for Casino Complex in Everett

April 4, 2013
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Wynn Official Shows Drawings for Casino Complex in Everett

The glamour and style of Las Vegas arrived at a transformed Edward Connolly Center on Wednesday, March 27, as a backdrop of yellow drapes and artistic lighting turned the cavernous center into a totally different place. With Frank Sinatra tunes playing in the background, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and Gamal Aziz, Chief Operating Officer...

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Dispute Arises over How to Show King Paintings

April 4, 2013
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The East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) has launched a campaign to block the Boston Public Library’s efforts to split up a series of historic paintings that have hung in the Meridian Street branch for decades. The group of paintings, titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King was a Works Progress...

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Local Reaction to Menino Stepping Down

April 4, 2013
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The night before Mayor Thomas Menino announced he would not seek an unprecedented sixth term as Mayor of Boston, I received a phone call from Menino’s close friend and political ally, Senator Anthony Petruccelli. “I’m shocked,” he said of the impending announcement. “This is the man I credit with helping launch my political career....

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Armed Robbery Turns out to Be No Hoax Here

April 4, 2013
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What a store clerk thought was a prank by friends turned out to be a serious armed robbery Saturday afternoon. On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., police responded to 11 Bennington St. for an armed robbery. When police arrived at Pericola’s Gift Shop and Jewelry Store, they found a shaken store clerk who told officers...

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Mayor Menino Stepping Down

April 4, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Police Briefs 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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March 24, 2013 Adrian Husbands of 211 Havre Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with being a disorderly person. Joseph John Roussel of 185 London Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with being a disorderly person. Enrique Alvarez of 439 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with being a disorderly...

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PPSC Opens Registration for 2013 Youth Program

April 4, 2013
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The East Boston Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) has opened  registration for Eastie residents for the 2013 Youth Development Program at the Sailing Center. The program includes sailing, environmental science, leadership training and is part of the Summer Food Service Project in partnership with the East Boston YMCA. Surprisingly, despite being a free program...

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Obituaries 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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Helga ‘Daisy’ Corbosiero Worked at Black Falcon Pier in South Boston Helga E. ‘Daisy’(Pfeiffer) Corbosiero of Winthrop died on March 27. Mrs. Corbosiero worked in customer service at  Black Falcon Pier in South Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Corbosiero; beloved mother of Cindy Rossino and her husband, Lou of...

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Eastie Landmark Lights the Skies Again

April 1, 2013
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Eastie Landmark Lights the Skies Again

Recently, East Boston resident John Zirpolo was driving by the iconic Cross that sits on the western slope of Orient Heights hill. For decades the Cross was an Eastie landmark beckoning motorists below to visit the historic Madonna Shrine on Orient Avenue. For Eastie residents it was a navigation point when giving directions to...

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Massport Appoints Community Liason

April 1, 2013
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Massport Appoints Community Liason

In the love-hate relationship between East Boston and Massport, the Port Authority s community relations department has been the whipping boy and has long borne the brunt of community angst and distrust. In 1987, Massport s Tom Butler emerged as a likeable fixture at community meeting with the uncanny ability to disarm a crowd...

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Local Court Ready For ‘Mock Trial’

April 1, 2013
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Beginning in April the East Boston District Court will kick off a month long program with local schools from Eastie and Winthrop that will culminate in the annual Mock Trial and Law Day celebration on May 1. All grades from grades K1 to 12th grade from schools in East Boston and Winthrop will be involved...

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Is There an Alternative?

April 1, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...

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Police Briefs 04-01-2013

April 1, 2013
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March 17 A white male from East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. March 18 Derren Molina of 51 Heard Street, Chelsea was arrested on an outstanding warrant for murder. Claudio Correia of 191 Faywood Avenue, East Boston was arrested on two outstanding warrants for assault & battery and larceny. March 19 No Arrest. March...

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Lightning Express Jumps Out To Early Lead in EBMHL Series

April 1, 2013
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With starting goaltender Tony Dandrea sidelined with a groin injury, Milanos s Deli called upon Mario Long to man the pipes in the opening matchup of the best 2 out of 3 EBMHL Championship Seris that kicked off last Tuesday at the Porazzo Rink in East Boston. Poised to take out an opponent that...

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Obituaries 04-01-2013

April 1, 2013
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Robert Scopa Late Proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn Robert A. Scopa of East Boston died on March 23 after a long illness. The late proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn, he was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (Venti) Scopa; loving father of Stephanie Scopa of East Boston; dear brother of...

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