Eastie Resident Fanning Winding Down a Tremendous Softball Career at SSU

May 3, 2012
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Katelynn Fanning began her softball career on the fields of East Boston. The East Boston T-Ball League was her first stop. When Robyn DiMeo launched the East Boston Girls Softball League at Festa Field, Fanning took to the pitcher’s mound and hasn’t looked back since. Always looking for a competitive environment, she continued her...

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Obituaries 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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Albert Bianchino Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Albert F. Bianchino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 29. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Colntonio) Bianchino; loving father of Jason Bianchino and his wife, Jamie of Revere and Albert Bianchino III of New York; dear brother of Teresa Bianchino of...

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Closed Runway Means More Noise for Eastie Neighborhoods

May 3, 2012
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Massport has announced this week the summer closure of runway 15R/33L at Boston Logan International Airport to complete a Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction project that has impacted residents and commerce in the area. Last year’s notice specifically referenced the additional flights that would be diverted over other neighborhoods such as Orient Heights as...

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Diocese Locks Doors to Mt. Carmel Church Ending Residents’ Vigil

April 25, 2012
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Diocese Locks Doors to Mt. Carmel Church Ending Residents’ Vigil

When Benny Tauro went to open up Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church last Tuesday for parishioners that have been holding a vigil at the church for the past seven years he found his key didn’t work. Tauro thought it was an act of vandalism and called a locksmith who let him in the...

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At the Air Cargo Trade Show

April 25, 2012
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At the Air Cargo Trade Show

IMEX Cargo’s Michelle DeFronzo (center) is shown with Brandon Fried of the AirForwarders Association of Washington, DC (left) and Diane Modica, former Boston City Councillor and president of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce (right). DeFronzo is the president of the Air Cargo Club of New England. The photo was taken at the recent...

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EBHS Students Encouraged to Apply for Umana Fellowship

April 25, 2012
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The summer going into his senior Brian Iraheta applied for the Mario Umana Public Service Fellowship for East Boston High School students. Founded by Representative Carlo Basile’s Chief of Staff Adrian Madaro and Mayor Thomas Menino’s Community Liaison Ernani DeAraujo, the fellowship provides a paid internship in government service. Iraheta was awarded the fellowship...

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‘Y’ and Ebnhc Team Up to Promote Healthy Living for Eastie Children

April 25, 2012
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Two East Boston events to promote healthy living for kids and families will kickoff Saturday around the neighborhood. On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the East Boston YMCA and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will hold separate events to promote exercise and healthy eating. The Y’s Healthy Kids Day,...

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Casino Effort Turns Ugly in Foxboro

April 25, 2012
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Before the state’s Gambling Commission gets down to the business of awarding a license to an applicant in either East Boston/Revere or Foxboro, they will have to ask themselves collectively this question: which area is more suited to a casino and which area needs the economic boost more than the other and which area...

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Obituaries 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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John Viarella East Boston Resident John F. Viarella of East Boston died on April 23. He was the husband of Ann (Tecci) Viarella; loving father of John Viarella and his wife, Kimberly of Virginia, Christine (Viarella) Gomes and her husband, Marcus of Revere, and Lisa Ferrara and her husband, Luigi of Saugus; dear brother...

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Dark Clouds

April 18, 2012
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Dark Clouds

Dark clouds and rain falling out of them occurred last Thursday and was caught by Times-Free Press photographer/reporter John Lynds. The entire Northeast is literally starving for rain – but not last Thursday.

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EBNHC Starts Moving into Maverick Square

April 18, 2012
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EBNHC Starts Moving into Maverick Square

The City of Boston has recently issued the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) its occupancy permit and the administrative offices have already moved into the new building in Maverick Square. EBNHC is planning a ribbon cutting sometime in June and the rest of the building should be occupied by that time. Last year,...

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City Budget 2013 Includes Completion of Eastie Projects

April 18, 2012
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan that includes the completion of several projects in East Boston as well as the beginning of other major improvements here. Some of the projects in Eastie are part of a $217 million...

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LaMattina Seeks Solutions to Stop Satellite Dishes

April 18, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina called in the nations top satellite television providers to a hearing last Thursday at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing was not only to hear testimony but begin working on solutions to the clutter of satellite dishes hanging off the fronts of many East Boston multifamilies. In October, LaMattina...

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Legislation Filed to Stop Ethanol Trains

April 18, 2012
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli has become the first elected official to file any significant legislation to slow Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. Last week Petruccelli added an amendment to a state transportation bond bill that...

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Helping out Wounded Marines on April 28

April 18, 2012
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A huge event intended to raise money for wounded Marines seriously injured in the Afghanistan War is to take place on April 28 right here in East Boston. More than 1000 motorcyclists, led by the Rolling Thunder Club, will be riding a circuitous route around the neighborhood in order to raise awareness as well...

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Menino and the Casino

April 18, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino left not a hint of doubt where he stands or how he feels about a casino coming to Boston at Suffolk Downs. With absolutely no ambiguity last week the mayor made public remarks noting that the city welcomes a casino at Suffolk Downs, is working for a casino at Suffolk Downs...

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Obituaries 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Joyce Love Flight Attendant, Realtor, and Paralegal Joyce Susan Love of East Boston died on April 13 surrounded by her loving family after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. She was 54 years old. Born in Boston on April 1, 1958, she was a 1976 graduate of East Boston High School and attended Brandeis...

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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

April 11, 2012
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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

The City of Boston Transportation Department worked out some minor details with the community last week regarding the redevelopment of Central Square. At a community meeting last Tuesday, City of Boston Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said that based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of...

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Antonino Recognized for Heroism at Chelsea Street Fire

April 11, 2012
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Antonino Recognized for Heroism at Chelsea Street Fire

You can usually find Paul Antonino at lunchtime eating at one of his favorite spots in East Boston. Five out of seven days a week Antonino is inside Oliveira’s on Chelsea Street enjoying some Brazilian BBQ. Luckily, two Sundays ago he didn’t deviate from his usual routine. “I took my daughter over there for...

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Mike Curto Follows His Father into Boxing

April 11, 2012
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When East Boston resident Michael Curto steps into the ring for his first amateur bout, the ring announcer won’t have to say his name twice. If you’re a long-time boxing fan in New England, you’ll immediately recognize the name “Curto.” Yes, 17-year-old Michael Curto is the son of former professional boxer and the pride...

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Plane Refueling Spill Fine

April 11, 2012
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A large fine leveled upon a plane refueling company at Logan Airport has given rise to the belief that the fine is connected with the death of the Wood Island clam flats following a spill at the airport in 2010. Massport officials have consistently refused to comment on the spill and its magnitude or...

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EBMHL Heading Towards Championship

April 11, 2012
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Last Tuesday April 3 the remaining four teams in the EBMHL took to the ice for the EBMHL semifinals. After a long and extremely exciting season there stood four remaining teams all wanting one thing, the EBMHL Cup. Game 1 saw the 2nd seed Lightning Express take on the 5th seeded Chiara’s Auto in...

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Obituaries 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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Antonetta Massaro Of Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston Antonetta (DePadua) Massaro of Naples, Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on April 2. She was the beloved wife of Frank Massaro. In accordance with Mrs. Massaro’s wishes, arrangements were private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial...

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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

April 4, 2012
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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

The entire community is pitching in to help the 30 people displaced by the seven-alarm blaze that gutted two attached brick buildings on Chelsea Street near Day Square Sunday. “There were some real heroes that worked around the clock to help the families during the blaze,” said City Councilor Sal LaMattina who joined Mayor...

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