Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

December 5, 2012
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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

East Boston environmental activists that have worked for decades to try and keep the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation clean are happy that a local auto repair shop will pay a hefty fine for contaminating the wetlands there. D&M Auto Doctor on Bennington Street, a business that residents have complained about for years and has...

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A Good Idea Just Keeps Getting Better

December 5, 2012
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What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents look forward to each Christmas Season and this year’s 8th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser is shaping up to be no different. Over 500 supporters are expected to turn out for the event set for Friday, December 14...

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EBNHC Bringing Weight Watchers to Eastie

December 5, 2012
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East Boston has an obesity rate 18 percent higher than the city average. To combat this growing epidemic, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is partnering with the City of Boston to bring highly successful Weight Watchers program to the community. Last week, EBNHC officials joined the Mayor’s Office, the Boston Public Health...

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Mayor Menino

December 5, 2012
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No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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Sizing Up EBHS Winter Sports

December 5, 2012
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The East Boston High School hockey team will kick off its season on Sunday at 9 a.m. in a game against O’Bryant at Matthew’s Arena in Boston. The team started practicing the Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday and coach Bob Anthony said his team’s ready to go. “We still have some work to do...

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Obituaries 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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Lillian Polcari Last Surviving Member of The Founding Family of “Stella’s Restaurant” Lilliam M. Polcari of Point of Pines, Revere died at home on December 1 following a brief illness. She was 96 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Class of 1939 and Leslie...

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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

November 30, 2012
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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

On a cold Sunday morning last week, 13 volunteers worked tirelessly at Crossroads Family Shelter to distribute turkeys to East Boston families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. While the Havre Street shelter is better known in the community as a transitional homeless shelter for dozens of families and their children, Thanksgiving draws hundreds...

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Bypass Road Officially Opens

November 30, 2012
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Bypass Road Officially Opens

Nearly four decades after longtime East Boston activist, the late Marty Coughlin came up with the idea for a bypass road to remove Logan Airport related traffic from residential streets, Massport joined federal, state and local officials to officially Monday open the $23.5 million road named in his honor. “The opening of the Martin...

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Competition for Casino License and Suffolk Downs?

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Our Opinions : Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Jets Soar over Southie, 22-14

November 30, 2012
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The annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry between East Boston and South Boston High Schools on Thanksgiving Day did not upset. Eastie was able to top Southie 24-14 during the 95th annual match up at White Stadium last Thursday. The Jets improved to 5-5 on the season after the holiday win. Eastie struck first with quarterback...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Ronald DeMarco Of East Boston Ronald L. DeMarco of East Boston died on November 18. He was the cherished son of Phyllis ( Capozzi) DeMarco and the late Louis DeMarco; loving brother of Shirley Siciliano and her husband, Peter of Lynnfield; beloved companion of more than 40 years of Rosemary Rizzo of Revere and...

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Eastie’s Depaulo Joins Staff at Project Bread

November 30, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread announced last week it has added two new administrators to the state’s leading anti-hunger organization team, one of which is an Eastie resident. Sheila DePaulo, of East Boston has been hired as an Assistant Operations Manager and Gabrielle Farrell has been hired as a Communications Associate in Public Relations....

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Connolly Presents Alternative to BPS School Choice Proposal

November 30, 2012
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At-large City Councilor John Connolly’s alternative to the Boston Public School Department’s school choice proposal is gaining momentum among city residents. “Currently, 6,551 Bostonians have signed a petition in support of the Quality Choice Plan — an alternative plan to reform the student assignment system in Boston Public Schools,” said Connolly. Last month the...

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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

November 21, 2012
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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina first took office in 2006 a Boston Firefighter approached him after an event and they asked the new councilor if he could do something for the six firefighters that were killed in Maverick Square during the Luongo Fire on November 15, 1942. “I never really heard of the Luongo...

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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

November 21, 2012
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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

The Fall River based developer who purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway and plans to develop a hotel, restaurant and retail space briefed residents at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting on the $32 million project. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in...

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Activists Seek State Officials to Oppose Ethanol Trains

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Memorial Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nov. 29

November 21, 2012
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Woodlawn Cemetery officials have announced that they will be holding its’ twelfth annual Christmas Ecumenical Memorial Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Raymond K. Pavlik, President and Chief Executive Officer in making the announcement said “this is a difficult season for those who have lost a loved one;...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Colarusso, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Robert Colarusso, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. He was 76 years old. A manufacturing foreman born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol (DiFuria); devoted father of Debra Hughes of Revere and Robert Jr. and...

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East Boston is True Blue in Election

November 14, 2012
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East Boston is True Blue in Election

East Boston was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Seventy-four percent of Eastie voters supported Obama over Romney during the state’s general...

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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

November 14, 2012
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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

Following a private developer’s decision to abandon his plans to build condos at the former Savio High School building, the Edward Brooke Charter School has stepped in and will make the former high school its new homes in Eastie. Currently the Brooke, which opened this year at the former home of the Salesians Boys...

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Rodney Strong Winery Donates to Project Bread

November 14, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread will again team up with one of California’s premier wineries to help feed residents this winter. Rodney Strong Vineyards, one of Sonoma County’s finest family owned and operated wineries, has donated $7,000 to Project Bread. This is the third year in a row that Rodney Strong has committed to...

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Local Drug Case Probably Will Not Be Overturned After Lab Scandal

November 14, 2012
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There was some speculation that the fallout from the state’s drug lab scandal would result in the release of an East Boston man convicted of torching a cat back in 2007 and for drug possession in 2011. However, Suffolk County District Attorney Office spokesman, Jake Wark, announced last week that would not be the...

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