Obituaries 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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Josephine DiFazio Of East Boston, formerly of Revere Josephine L. (Ciulla) DiFazio of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away on October 11 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony DiFazio; loving mother of Linda Lee DeVita and her husband, Anthony of East Boston, Diane DiFazio and...

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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

October 15, 2014
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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

Monday’s quarantine of a United Emirates flight at Logan Airport was proof that the fear level of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is on the rise and no one is taking chances. After several passengers on United Emirates Flight 237 began to exhibit Ebola-like symptoms the plane was cornered off on the...

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Lamattina Continues to Be Watchdog Over Taxi Fares for Residents

October 15, 2014
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It’s bad enough East Boston residents have to deal with a few realities like living next to an airport or paying a toll to travel one mile into their own city without being discriminated against by Boston cabbies. Residents have been complaining that cab drivers are frequently tacking on $4.50 – the cost of...

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Theodore Lyman School Could Be Placed On National Register of Historic Places

October 15, 2014
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Theodore Lyman School in East Boston for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination for the former school, which was converted into affordable senior housing in the 1980s, will be submitted to the National Register...

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Finish Line:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

October 13, 2014
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Finish Line:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what is likely to be the last day of thoroughbred racing in New England. It was a cloudy and rainy day on Sat., Oct. 4, at...

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Columbus Day Parade a Great Event

October 13, 2014
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The 2014 Columbus Day Celebration and Parade is all set for this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 and General Chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini and his organizing committee have planned a superb event for the enjoyment of our residents. The parade honoring Christopher Columbus on the anniversary of his arrival in the Americas is always a...

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Anthony Albano a True Eastie Great

October 13, 2014
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Anthony Albano was a special person, a wonderful man who touched so many lives in a positive way. There was a tremendous outpouring of affection for Anthony Albano this week as the people from East Boston joined with others across the city to recognize all the contributions he had made to our community and...

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Obituaries 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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Yolanda ‘Viola’ Ferullo Cared for family and her home was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years Yolanda “Viola” Ferullo, an East Boston native and an 11 year resident of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 2. She was 88 years old. Born and raised in East Boston,...

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Thousands Mourn Passing of Local Legend ‘Tony’ Albano

October 13, 2014
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Thousands Mourn Passing of Local Legend ‘Tony’ Albano

Anthony “Tony” Albano was an East Boston legend. He could get away with saying and doing things that no one else in the neighborhood could. You could tell immediately when Albano, as he was known in Eastie, entered a room. His boisterous voice, his walk and his personality was unmatched by any other person...

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Eastie Court Staff Remembers Terry Adamson

October 13, 2014
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Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s former Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders was honored last week at East Boston District Court. The court’s probation office and staff dedicated Adamson’s former office at the courthouse in her memory. Adamson, who died last year after a long...

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October is Italian-American Heritage Month

October 6, 2014
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October 1, 2014, will mark the 15th anniversary of Italian-American Heritage Month in the state of Massachusetts. A grand ceremony at the State House that day (6-10 p.m.) will kick off a month-long series of Italian-related events and happenings all across the Commonwealth. Organized by the Italian American Heritage Month Committee, the ceremony will...

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Bremen Street Library

October 6, 2014
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Four years ago Carlo Basile stood in front of the Orient Heights Branch Library and took a stand. At that time, with two libraries ready to close in Eastie and no funding to construct another, Basile played political hardball against the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and city on behalf of East Boston....

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NOAH’s Youth Crew

October 6, 2014
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Kudos to NOAH’s youth crew and their director Chris Marchi for the very impressive rehab of the park and community garden on Border Street. The crew not only learned a valuable lesson about helping to shape and restore a community but again learned about how to do things environmentally friendly. The crew completed the...

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Sports 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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EBMHL opens season In the words of the late John Parziale, former president of the East Boston Youth Hockey Association, “What action at Porazzo Rink”! Tuesday night September 9, 2014, the 2014-2015 season kicked off in grand fashion with The Parziale Family taking to the ice to drop the first puck on this long...

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Obituaries 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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Richard Calla Retired AT&T Senior Technician Funeral services and interment were held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden for Richard W. Calla who died unexpectedly on September 23 after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett from his Revere home. He was 73 years old. Born in Arlington, his early years were...

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East Boston Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

October 6, 2014
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East Boston Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library earned the prestigious LEED Gold certification. The new 14,600 square foot, $17.25 million library opened last year after a year of construction and is located at the corner of Bremen and Prescott Streets facing the Bremen Street Park....

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Maverick Marketplace Looking At Another Top Award in Hub Contest

October 6, 2014
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Maverick Marketplace Looking At Another Top Award in Hub Contest

After winning the prestigious 2014 Boston Preservation Alliance award for their historic rehab of 154 Maverick St., John and Melissa Tyler now have the chance to walk away with the ‘Fan Favorite’ award from the Boston Preservation Alliance. The Tylers’ Maverick Marketplace was one of 10 Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) award winners this past...

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Using Zero Carbon to Make a Local Garden

October 6, 2014
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It may sound a little bit Amish but East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH)  Community Building and Environment Department’s youth crew led by Chris Marchi recently completed a ‘zero carbon’ rehabilitation of a garden and park on Border Street. The park, that connects Meridian Street to Border Street near the former Meridian Street...

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Future of Suffolk Downs Site

September 29, 2014
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With the 79-year-old historic thoroughbred race track poised to close at the end of the year there remains one big uncertainty–what will the former track be developed into. During the course of touting a casino way back before Eastie residents rejected the Host Community Referendum 55 percent to 45 percent, Suffolk Downs had to...

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Letter to the Editor

September 29, 2014
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Talking trash Dear Editor: This week I would like to talk some trash. First, I  have never seen the area around Day Square so clean until this summer when Bobby Diggins a friend of mine from South was assigned this area by public works. He deserves some credit for all work in keeping this...

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DOR Announces Tax Amnesty Program For Qualified Massachusetts Taxpayers

September 29, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)  announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The tax amnesty program was proposed by the Legislature and the language was included in the fiscal year 2015 budget signed by Governor Patrick in July. The amnesty program, which will...

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Obituaries 09-23-2014

September 29, 2014
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Joan Russo New England Telephone Retiree Joan G. (Connolly) Russo of East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 18. She was 81 years old. Joan was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the mid 1950s. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a telephone operator for New...

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Joey Cuzzi Retires from ‘Y’ After Overseeing Expansion

September 29, 2014
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Joey Cuzzi Retires from ‘Y’ After Overseeing Expansion

At a time when most non-profits were doing some belt tightening due to the fiscal climate across the U.S., Executive Director of the East Boston YMCA Joey Cuzzi was expanding. If you asked Cuzzi why she would expand at a time when everyone else was downsizing she’d say there is a need and with...

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Eagle Hill Residents Seek Equity In Use of Logan Airport Runways

September 29, 2014
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Eagle Hill Residents Seek Equity  In Use of Logan Airport Runways

East Boston activists are asking Massport to be a partner in putting pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure certain runways are being used as promised following numerous complaints over the summer from Eagle Hill residents. At last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting, residents raised the issue to Massport officials that...

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