Knights Surge to Take First Place in League

July 3, 2013
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The East Boston Knights continue to fight a losing battle against Mother Nature but in between that battle they are winning the war on the field. The YBL team stands at 6 – 6 and in a first place tie with division rival South Boston Saints whom they face twice this upcoming week. The...

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Obituaries 07-03-2013

July 3, 2013
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Patricia Bolognese Retired Certified Surgical Technologist Patricia M. (Hall) Bolognese of Ipswich died peacefully on June 16 surrounded by her family.  She was 73 years old. The loving companion of the late Spero Pechilis, she was born on February 2, 1940 in East Boston, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacDougall) Hall. ...

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Marginal St. Project Groundbreaking Thursday

June 26, 2013
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Marginal St. Project Groundbreaking Thursday

Developers of a new condo project on Marginal Street will break ground on 9-units of market rate housing Thursday. Owner Michele Catalano will join architect Elizabeth Whittaker and contractor DelVecchio Construction to break ground on the 4-story, 9-unit condo development on a vacant lot on Marginal. The lot, located at 282-286 Marginal St. has...

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FOL to Kick off Fundraising Event

June 26, 2013
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FOL to Kick off Fundraising Event

The East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) kicked off a fundraising effort with the goal of raising $50,000 to begin restoring the group of historic paintings titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King. The kick off was held Monday night at the Meridian Street branch. In April the FOL reached a...

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Building Collapses

June 26, 2013
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Building Collapses

Late in the afternoon last Thursday a large portion of an attached brick multifamily on Eutaw Street came tumbling to the ground. Construction workers had been spending the day hammering bricks on the home at 57 Eutaw St. trying to fix the structure’s outer wall. Witnesses reported hearing a big explosion as the wall...

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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer

June 26, 2013
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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer

Driving down Bennington Street you may have noticed the flowerpots lining the street’s center island are blooming with new flowers. These flowerpots, coupled with the period lighting, were installed back in 2006 as part of an ongoing beautification project for the Bennington Street corridor. Shown above, a city contractor plants summer flowers along the...

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East Boston YMCA Receives $25K Grant

June 26, 2013
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Through an anonymous donation the East Boston YMCA will get to work this summer constructing a Credit Recovery Lab at the Y’s Bremen Street facility for East Boston High School (EBHS) students. The $25,000 anonymous donation will create a state-of-the-art learning center at the Y for the 2013-2014 school year. The classroom space and...

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EBNHC Could Be Top Pick

June 26, 2013
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While Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission are inviting Boston-based health care institutions that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in promoting primary care to apply for the 2013 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care we are sure if the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center applies they would most likely be...

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Knights Notch a Three Game Win Streak

June 26, 2013
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Riding a three game win streak, the Knights travel to Malden to face off against the powerhouse Braves club. Known for their formidable pitching staff, the Knights would have a difficult time generating any offense throughout the game. The last time the Knights and Braves met was the second round of the playoffs where...

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Obituaries 06-26-2013

June 26, 2013
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Irene Myrna McCormick Distinguished resident of West Virginia, formerly of Revere  Irene Myrna McCormick died on April 22 at Hubbard Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. She was born on March 7, 1940 to the late Goodman and Fanny Gordon in Boston. She grew up in Revere and...

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Bialecki Toured East Boston

June 25, 2013
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Bialecki Toured East Boston

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Senator Anthony Petruccelli talk with a representative from Cranshaw Construction to discuss the Portside at Pier One project. Bialecki toured East Boston development sites, businesses and programs Monday.

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Her Star-dom Is on the Rise: Gianna Simone Has a Role in the Hit Movie “Star Trek into Darkness”

June 25, 2013
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Her Star-dom  Is on the Rise: Gianna Simone Has a Role in the Hit Movie “Star Trek into Darkness”

Gianna Simone is celebrating a major milestone in her burgeoning career as a model and an actress. The 23-year-old East Boston native has a role as a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew in the current hit movie, “Star Trek Into Darkness” that debuted as the No. 1 movie in America and is...

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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

June 25, 2013
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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

Some at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) were weary about Mariner Tower’s proposed plans to put an 84ft. cell phone tower on McClellan Highway near the Extra Space Storage facility. Mariner Tower will appear before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 9 to seek zoning relief to construct the...

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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 25, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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Edward Brooke Charter School Has Tree Problems

June 25, 2013
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Developers for the Edward Brooke Charter School are asking the city and community for permission to remove a tree on the corner of Bennington and Byron Street so construction crews can move the Salesian Society’s rectory building from 619 Bennington Street to a new site at 635 Bennington Street. The Norway maple at the...

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Looking Back at Mike Tanner And His Time with the Knights

June 25, 2013
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In this spot we usually shine a spotlight on one of our current players. This week we are going to do something a little different and go with a former player Mike Tanner from our first ever season as a team. Tanner is a special man who has done a lot for the community...

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Obituaries 06-19-2013

June 25, 2013
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Americo “Rico” Amarosi Third Order Franciscan Brother Americo “Rico” Amarosi of East Boston died on June 16. Rico was a 3rd Order Franciscan Brother who worked and volunteered for many years at the former Our Lady of the Mt. Carmel Church, East Boston. The beloved son of the late Angelo and Rose (Casaletto), he was...

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Knights Can’t Overcome Weather

June 13, 2013
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Knights Can’t Overcome Weather

The weather has put a damper on the East Boston Knights season. Scheduled to play 6 games in 7 days, the Knights can’t beat their number one foe….Mother Nature. The Knights have sat idle since Wednesday night when they dropped a heartbreaker to the Al Thomas Athletics 9 – 6. Starting pitcher Branden Eaton...

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U.S. Congressman Ed Markey Makes Campaign Stop at EBNHC

June 12, 2013
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U.S. Congressman Ed Markey Makes Campaign Stop at EBNHC

U.S. Congressman Ed Markey made a campaign stop in East Boston last Friday in his bid to win the Massachusetts Senate seat. California Congressman Xavier Bacerra joined Markey for a tour of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center facility in Maverick Square. The facility was built using federal stimulus money and Markey and Bacerra...

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Health Center Holds Successful Art Fundraiser

June 12, 2013
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Health Center Holds Successful Art Fundraiser

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President Jack Cradock addresses the crowd after being honored for his outstanding achievements at the Health Center.

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NOAH Marks 25th Anniversary Milestone

June 12, 2013
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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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Relay for Life Set for June 14; Will Benefit Cancer Society

June 12, 2013
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and...

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Callahan Tunnel Rehab Project Scheduled

June 12, 2013
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MassDOT has scheduled a meeting to discuss the proposed rehabilitation project to the Lieutenant William F. Callahan Tunnel that connects East Boston to the North End. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston High School, 86 White St. The project includes rehabilitation to the tunnel’s...

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Knights Pitching Key to Success

June 5, 2013
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Knights Pitching Key to Success

As the weather heats up so do the East Boston Knights. The YBL Knights win their only game this week vs. the Savin Hill Hornets and the RRBL Knights swept a double header against the Pepperell Red Dogs Sunday to go undefeated on the week. Pitching has been the key for both teams as...

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