Campatelli Upsets Lamattina in Registrer of Probate Contest

September 12, 2012
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Campatelli Upsets Lamattina in Registrer of Probate Contest

District 1 voters were shocked Thursday night when City Councilor Sal LaMattina came into what many expected to be a victory party at the East Boston Yacht Club and conceded the election for Registrer of Probate to Patty Campatelli. While LaMattina beat Campatelli decisively in East Boston, Charlestown and the North End and did...

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Central Sq. Rehab Design Plans Done

September 12, 2012
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After working on some minor details with the community the City of Boston announced that the plan to rehab Central Square is at 100 percent design. The city has sent the project out to bid this week and hopes to find a contractor over the next few months to begin construction in spring 2013....

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Capt. Mccormick Answers Concerns at JPNA Meeting

September 12, 2012
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District 7 Captain Kelley McCormick was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to answer residents’ concerns following the sexual assault that occurred in that neighborhood two weeks ago. McCormick was on hand to quell rumors surrounding the case. “I can not go into specifics about the case because it is an ongoing...

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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorist attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Honoring an Eastie Victim

September 12, 2012
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On this 9/11 anniversary we honor the life and the memory of Jesus Sanchez, a customer service rep for United Airlines who was on Flight 175. He was 45. He left two children and a grand-daughter. Here was a genuinely good man, a family man, a gentle, non-violent East Boston resident cut down in...

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EB Falls to Blue Hills 24-6

September 12, 2012
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The East Boston High School football team lost its season opener in a rematch against Blue Hills—Eastie’s foe during last year’s playoff game. The Jets, who won the Boston North Title, lost 24-6 to Blue Hills, last year’s Division 4A Super Bowl champs in Canton Friday. The last time the two teams met, Eastie...

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Obituaries 09-12-2012

September 12, 2012
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Salvatore LaFauci East Boston Resident Salvatore S. LaFauci of East Boston died on September 8. He was the devoted husband of the late Carmella (Capri); beloved father of Carol Panora and her husband, Steven of East Boston, Rosemary D’Amelio and her husband, Henry of Revere, Sally LaFauci and Salvatore LaFauci and his wife, Debbie,...

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Harborarts Third Annual Celebration, Sept. 22

September 12, 2012
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Two years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts. The monumental event of 30 large-scale public art pieces was made possible by Coastal Marine Management and organized in partnership with the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts...

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Health Center Teams Up Helping Children Flourish

September 5, 2012
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Health Center Teams Up Helping Children Flourish

This past week the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s pediatrics department teamed up with Cradles to Crayons— a nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items that children need to flourish—to get Eastie children ready for school. Cradles to Crayons donated dozens of backpacks and school supplies to the EBNHC that were later...

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Off the Grid Excursions Launch Party

September 5, 2012
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Off the Grid Excursions Launch Party

East Boston residents Dave Shea and Megan Shea and friend Chris Seaman attended the Off The Grid Excursions Launch Party in Boston on August 22. Founded by four friends from Northeastern University, Off The Grid Excursions is a company that organizes small group adventure travel, immersing travelers in authentic cultures, uncovering the must-see sites,...

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LaMattina, Campatelli in Battle for Clerk of Probate Position

September 5, 2012
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LaMattina, Campatelli in Battle for Clerk of Probate Position

Thursday’s primary, replacing the traditional first Tuesday of September primary, is not expected to bring out a major vote. Although there are several races East Boston voters should be interested in – primary among them Suffolk County Clerk of Probate and Suffolk County Superior Court Clerk as well as the District 6 Governor’s Council...

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Police Seek Help in Sexual Assault Case

September 5, 2012
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Detectives from East Boston’s District 7 are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for a sexual assault last week near the Donald McKay School. On August 27 at 6:00 a.m. officers from District A-7 were called to the McKay School on Cottage Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers discovered...

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Get out and Vote

September 5, 2012
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East Boston voters are urged to get out and to vote on Thursday, primary day. There are two major races with friends of East Boston that mean something to mainstream voters here. First is Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina’s candidacy for the Suffolk County Register of Probate position versus Patty Campatelli. As a city...

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Obituaries 09-05-2012

September 5, 2012
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Arlene Sloan Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Arlene L. (Cameron) Sloan of Jupiter, Florida,  formerly of East Boston, died in Florida on July 22. She was 77 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Empy) and James Cameron, she lived in East Boston for many years prior to moving...

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Early Morning Walk

August 29, 2012
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Early Morning Walk

Early morning walkers at Piers Park have the place to themselves and seem to be enjoying it.

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Local Teens Give Local Greenway Improvements

August 29, 2012
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The 11 teenagers that have been working to make improvements along East Boston’s Greenway and Belle Isle Marsh were honored last Thursday. The teens and their supervisor, Timbah Bell, were thrown a small party at the Greenway by Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). The workers also got the chance to give a tour of...

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Suffolk Fined for Past Violations

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything in life. Some of us have great timing. Some of us have no timing. In nearly every case when timing is important, we come to learn that timing is something nearly impossible to set in stone. Such is the case with Suffolk Downs. The track that wants to be a casino...

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Mayor Menino and Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2012
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A report last week indicated Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Suffolk Downs management expressing his displeasure with plans revealing the track is considering opening the casino first, if approved to do so, and then getting on with the business of building the resort casino facilities after that. No way, wrote Menino....

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Full Reconstruction : Young Jets Team to Take Flight Without Last Season’s Stars

August 29, 2012
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East Boston Jets head football coach John Parziale is very clear about the position his team faces this year. “The good news is that we won the city championships last year,” said Parziale after practice on Monday. ‘The bad news is that we lost most of our key personnel from last year, including our...

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Obituaries 08-29-2012

August 29, 2012
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James Celona, Jr. East Boston Resident James J. Celona, Jr. of East Boston died on August 24. He was the beloved father of James A. Celona of Winthrop and Gabriella, Alexandra and Guilianna of Malden; former husband of Susan (Fronduto) Celona and Annette (Monteleone) Celona; cherished son of Dolores (Silva) Celona and James J....

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Council Votes to Rename O.H.Gym for Marty Pino

August 29, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now the gym he spent years coaching neighborhood kids during the basketball season will be named in his honor. Last week, the Boston City Council passed Councilor Sal LaMattina’s resolution to rename the Orient Heights Gym the Marty Pino Recreational Center....

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APAC Summer Youth Employment Program Gives at Risk Teens Valuable Work Experience

August 29, 2012
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s Summer Works program have become an oasis for at-risk teens–giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Local Intersections Are Part of City Effort to Stop Gridlock

August 29, 2012
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Some motorists in East Boston awakened recently to odd white boxes painted along their morning commute. Some said it looked like a heliport and others thought it looked like a landing strip but it’s only a box and the Boston Police Department doesn’t want you to block it. And if you do you can...

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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

August 22, 2012
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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

Those looking to partake of Rino’s Place’s legendary lobster ravioli will have to wait until September as the famed Italian eatery undergoes renovations. Rino’s closed last week for an extended period as construction crews work to correct structural problems with the 100-year-old plus building that houses the restaurant. By Monday, crews had knocked out...

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