Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

July 26, 2012
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Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

The money has been raised, plane tickets bought and hotel reservations booked for Zumix’s all-girl youth rock band that will be touring Europe this summer. On August 1, Annual Snow Fall, a band that consists of East Boston’s Francesca Canepa, 13, on vocals and keyboards, Ixchel Garcia, 16, on guitar, Lala Mendez, 16, on...

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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

July 26, 2012
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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

A bill being sponsored by Representative Carlo Basile and supported by Mayor Thomas Menino would bring single-sex public education back to the Commonwealth. The bill was ordered to a third reading at the State House this week and Basile recently touted the bill on New England Cable News (NECN) last week. “I think it...

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Frustration Grows About Delays on Waterfront Development

July 26, 2012
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It’s been 230 days since Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce pledging to jumpstart waterfront development on East Boston’s shore. Yet many are left wondering why little or nothing has happened. Across the Boston Harbor in South Boston, it seems there is a weekly groundbreaking on some multimillion-dollar...

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Edge Buffer Parks Project Moving Forward

July 26, 2012
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East Boston activists are preparing to move forward with Massport on the completion of the Edge Buffer Parks laid out in the First Community Agreement of 1997. In 1997, AIR (Airport Impact Relief Incorporated), FBIM (Friends of Belle Isle Marsh) and Massport signed the First Community Agreement as an out of court settlement for...

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The Summer of 2012

July 26, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Tammi Piermarini Becomes Third-leading Female Rider of All-time

July 26, 2012
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Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman ever to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories on Monday at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time with 2,139 career wins. Piermarini, 45, accomplished the feat with a front-running score aboard Massachusetts-bred Victor Laszlo ($2.80)...

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Obituaries 07-25-2012

July 26, 2012
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Frances Baldassare East Boston Resident Frances (Surette) Baldassare of East Boston died on July 22. She was in her 92nd year. The beloved wife of the late Pasquale Baldassare with whom she shared 70 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Michael Baldassare and his wife, Dolores, of New Hampshire, Gail Rich...

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Reporting For Duty

July 18, 2012
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Reporting For Duty

Youth from the East Boston YMCA’s summer program got to take a trip to tour the Tall Ships in Boston before the city’s Fourth of July Celebration. The tour was made possible by Save the Har­bor / Save the Bay and about 25 Eastie youth and teens boarded the ship Gloria of Columbia and...

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Change Order: New Street Realty Seeks Approval to Build Fewer Residential Units

July 18, 2012
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The owners of a parcel of waterfront land on East Boston’s shore have filed a change of proposal with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Varney Hintlian, a trustee for New Street Reality Trust, plans to convert a former industrial building on 6-26 New Street into residential units. However, Hintlian is planning a scaled down...

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Maverick Landing to Get Funding for Program

July 18, 2012
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The Maverick Landing Community Services program has been picked as one of twelve Boston-area organizations to receive funding from The Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation to begin a new phase of Culture for Change. The program, originally piloted in 2008 by the Barr Foundation, is a unique approach to out-of-school time youth development....

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Deveau Family Events Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

July 18, 2012
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It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Fundraiser has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July...

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NOAH Marks Milestone

July 18, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street. It started in the basement of this church fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants coming into the neighborhood. At times these families wouldn’t...

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Baseball Royalty: Conigliaro Family at Fraser Field

July 18, 2012
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Baseball is made up of moments and Tony Conigliaro had many. Moments that Conigliaro, who use to shag fly balls at Noyes Park as a player for East Boston Little League, could have only dreamed of. The Boston Red Sox drafted the Eastie native in 1962 and he quickly distinguished himself as a player...

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The Heat

July 18, 2012
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July is generally hot but not generally as hot as this July has been. The entire nation, from coast to coast, from North to South from East to West, is in a slow roast bakethon with temperatures soaring into the high 90’s in many areas. Does it seem hotter than usual and does it...

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An Angry Dumpster

July 18, 2012
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As a result of our front-page story about the nasty dumpster on Faywood Avenue it got cleaned up. But the fact remains that this dumpster must be emptied twice a week if necessary and three times a week if necessary. Dumpsters in this neighborhood under the control of the Boston Housing Authority need to...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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July 8, 2012  An East Boston man was arrested and charged with violating an existing restraining order. German Mejia Salmeron of 44 West Eagle Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with attempted unarmed robbery. An East Boston man was arrested and charged with domestic assault. July 9, 2012  An East Boston man was...

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Obituaries 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Elizabeth Graziani East Boston Resident Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15. The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished...

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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

July 16, 2012
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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

It was typical neighborhood summer scene at Orient Heights Housing Development (OHHD) on Sunday. Residents there took to the courtyards where there was barbecuing, children playing and the smell of home cooked meals simmering as the adults took refuge from the hot summer sun under the shade of trees. But there was another smell...

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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

July 16, 2012
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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...

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Otis School Students Win Massport’s Environmental Challenge

July 16, 2012
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An East Boston elementary school won an environmental challenge sponsored by Massport and Radio Disney. Third grade students from the James Otis School collected the most plastic bottle caps and won the grand prize of $2,500 that will be used for educational purposes courtesy of Massport. The Otis school was one of five third...

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What if There is No Casino?

July 16, 2012
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There is a dying horse racing track on a substantial acreage – much like Suffolk Downs – which is located in Los Angeles, near to the international airport there. In past years, all kinds of things were suggested for the sprawling development – ready site. Now comes news that on that site of the...

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Visit Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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The Sandcastle event at Revere Beach will attract more than 500,000 people over the weekend. East Boston residents are urged to get over to America’s first public beach and to check out the amazing array of sand sculptures being created by professional artists from across the nation. There will be everything at Revere Beach...

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Mr. Boston Sandcastle Event at Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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You’ve got to get over to Revere Beach this week and into the weekend for the Sand Castle competition that is being held once again. Right now, the contestants from all over the world are busy preparing their newest creations – sand sculptures of the first order completed by professionals who know what they...

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EASTIE Watch Atlantic Works Boiler Building

July 16, 2012
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The building—formerly the Atlantic Works Boiler Building—was erected in 1893 and is notable for the prominent arch facing down Maverick Street.   Following a determination by the Boston Fire Department that the building needs extensive work in order to be brought up to code, or else should be demolished, the property owner determined that demolition...

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