City Councilor Sal Lamattina Stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino

May 22, 2013
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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino

City Councilor Sal LaMattina stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino during the Mayor’s annual coffee hour at the Lamson Street Playground in Jeffries Point. LaMattina did the honors of handing the spring flowers out to the seniors that attended last week’s event.

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FCC Blocks Ordinance on Satellite Dishes

May 22, 2013
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After City Councilor Sal LaMattina pushed through an ordinance to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked the measure last year. Under pressure from the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) the FCC folded to the huge lobbying power of the SBCA after they...

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EBSB Helping Homeowners with Troubled Mortgages

May 22, 2013
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The East Boston Savings Bank has made a $25 million loan to Boston Community Capital (BCC) that could potentially help 1 in 5 homeowners with troubled mortgages nationwide. The deal was finalized last week and arranged by Zions Bank’s non-profit public finance group, Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. The deal between EBSB and BCC...

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Flores Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder

May 22, 2013
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It was a murder that shocked the neighborhood but when the truth behind Marco Tulio Flores’ bizarre act of torturing and killing a family friend surfaced many in the neighborhood said they would have probably done the same. Flores, who was sexually abused by his victim when he was a pre-teen, mentally broke down...

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Memorial Day

May 22, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Carlo Basile

May 22, 2013
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Representative Carlo Basile may be rough around the edges, a sort of no-holds-bar politician that speaks his mind. But under the Eastie bravado is a sensitive man that cares deeply about people and his community. Basile is the type of guy that will give you the shirt off his back is you needed it...

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Obituaries 05-22-2013

May 22, 2013
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Rose D’Amore Of East Boston Rose E. (Carbone) D’Amore of East Boston died on May 20. She was 98 years old. She was a late member 3rd Order Franciscan of Our Lady Mt. Carmel Church. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick D’Amore; loving mother of Patricia D’Amore of East Boston and Frederick...

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First Communion

May 15, 2013
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First Communion

On Saturday, May 11, 2nd grade students from East Boston Central Catholic School and the neighborhood’s Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) classes received their first Holy Communion at the Sacred Heart Church.

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10th Annual Open Studios Kicks off This Weekend

May 15, 2013
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10th Annual Open Studios Kicks off This Weekend

Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building balances...

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Conley Favors Citywide Vote for Suffolk Downs Casino

May 15, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney and Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley’s support of a citywide vote versus a ward-only vote regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed resort-style casino could have some political repercussions here in East Boston. Conley’s told the Boston Globe “We’re one city; we have one shared future. This referendum must be citywide and the results...

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Community Updates on Logan Airport’s CONRAC

May 15, 2013
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Massport’s Anthony Guerriero updated the community on Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or CONRAC Monday night. Guerriero went over some of the future plans for the Maverick Street gate and how it will tie into the new traffic flow around the CONRAC as well as landscaping and buffering programs on the neighborhood side....

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Welfare Building Progress Outlined

May 15, 2013
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John Tyler was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the progress at the Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. Over the past year Tyler and his wife, Melissa, have transformed the once decaying structure into a vibrant commercial development, business incubator space and residence. At Monday’s meeting, Tyler...

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Dan Conley Misses the Mark

May 15, 2013
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District Attorney Dan Conley has never played the political game and that’s why we’ve always liked him. He has stood as his own man since being elected a decade ago and his mayoral campaign was shaping up to be cut from the same cloth. Until this week. Conley decided, perhaps against the advice of...

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Police Briefs 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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May 5, 2013 A juvenile male from East Boston was arrested and charged with shoplifting. May 6, 2013 Michael Curto of 27 Moore Street, East Boston was arrested on several outstanding warrants. May 7, 2013 Thomas Caruso a homeless male was arrested on an outstanding warrant. May 8, 2013 Guy Morgan of 107 Bowdoin...

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EBHS JV Baseball Shut out English 16-0

May 15, 2013
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With two games left to go in the season, the East Boston High School junior varsity baseball team had a big win against English Monday night at Noyes Park. Eastie pitcher Nikki Lepore threw a complete game shutout during the Jets 16-0 win over English to improve to 6-4 on the season. The Jets...

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Obituaries 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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Robert LaVertue Of East Boston Robert A. LaVertue of East Boston died on May 11. He was 67 years old. The beloved son of the late George and Lorraine (Laramie) LaVertue, he was the dear brother of  Annette Dagostino of East Boston, Ronald LaVertue of Winthrop, Linda Lockhart  and Rita Buono, both of East...

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East Boston Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

May 9, 2013
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East Boston Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Famed local Mexican singer Veronica Robles performs during a free concert in Central Square Friday as part of East Boston’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

May 9, 2013
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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

Since passing the Senate’s version of the transportation finance bill last month, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been attending neighborhood community group meetings in East Boston to brief residents on the bill and the reasons why he supports it. The bill is now heading to a joint conference committee where it will be further tweaked....

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Crossroads Host Forum on Need for Shelter Funding

May 9, 2013
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Crossroads Family Shelter resident Nurys and former resident CeeCee gave emotional testimony last Friday morning in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials at a breakfast hosted by the Shelter. Nurys and CeeCee and other housing advocates were at Crossroads last week to lobby elected officials like Senator Anthony...

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Lynch Wins East Boston,Markey Wins State

May 9, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite being defeated in East Boston by Lynch last week. Statewide Markey resoundingly beat Democratic challenger Congressman Stephen Lynch gaining 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or...

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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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O’Donnell Students Show Their Boston Strong

May 9, 2013
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Last Friday students from the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School showed their ‘Boston Strong’ spirit with a parade through Eagle Hill to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Students wore Boston sports shirts, held homemade signs and chanted ‘We are Boston. We are Strong’. The parade marked the end of...

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A Focus on Local Jobs in New Mass Industry

May 9, 2013
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As host cities to a gaming applicant, our focus has always been clear: hiring locally is a mayoral priority.  Over the past several weeks, we have worked together to outline an aggressive approach that will secure local job opportunities within both the East Boston and Revere host communities. For 78 years Suffolk Downs has...

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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Eastie’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems its harder and harder to finish projects like Memorial Stadium and American Legion Playground and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line like the Greenway Connector, the city...

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