East Boston Knights Keep on Rolling

July 31, 2013
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The East Boston Knights are hitting their stride in both leagues (YBL & RRBL) and just in time. Both squads are playing their best ball of the year as the playoff season looms around the corner. The YBL Knights go 3 – 0 on the week headlined by beating the Revere Rockies and stopping...

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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Anna Bocchino Of East Boston, formerly of Italy Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

July 24, 2013
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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial’s plan to build 200 market-rate units of rental housing at the Boston East site on Border Street. Last month the CDC filed a Project Development Plan (PDA) with the BRA. The CDC requested the approval of the...

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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

July 24, 2013
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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

Zumix’s A Cappella Ensemble, which consists of three Zumix students, was invited to play at last Friday’s Outside the Box Festival in Boston. Irisbel Rojas, Sarah Coelho, and Francesca Canepa performed with Zumix’s Artist Ambassador, Will Dailey, at the July 19th Festival on the Boston Common. Dailey is Zumix’s Artist Ambassador of the year...

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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, one of this year’s Revere Sand Sculpting Festival spon­sors, has its name carved into the ‘Boston Strong’ creation by a sculptor during last weekend’s annual event.

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EBHS Seniors Receive Umana Fellowships

July 24, 2013
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The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents here in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the sumtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special way through...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Sylvester ‘Jake’ Cheffro Building Contractor Sylvester “Jake” Cheffro, a lifelong East Boston resident, passed away at the Chelsea Skilled Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family on July 17. He was 70 years old. Jake worked for many years for the Rapino Memorial Home in the 1970’s, for Picariello and Singer and as a building...

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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

July 18, 2013
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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

City Councilor Sal and Interim District 7 Captain Tim Connolly were out walking the Jeffries Point neighborhood Monday night following an increase of social media chatter regarding an up tick in crime in the area. The social media threads on Facebook started some hysteria and caused panic among residents that were unaware of all...

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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

July 18, 2013
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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

With a push to get East Boston’s long neglected waterfront finally developed there is one person warning that sea level mitigation should be part of any commercial or residential development along Eastie’s shoreline. Carolyn Jenkins, an MIT student who recently completed an architecture masters thesis entitled “East Boston buffer: a transferable urban framework for...

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Major Renovation at Liberty Plaza is Now Underway

July 18, 2013
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Hoping to capitalize on the major renovations to Central Square that the city will begin in the fall, the Lombardo’s Company is in the process of completing a major renovation to Liberty Plaza in the square and is moving forward with its Seville Theater project on Border Street. The $1 million Liberty Plaza project...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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East Boston Little League Wins District 9 Championship

July 18, 2013
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It’s been a longtime since East Boston Little League (EBBL) won a District 9 Championship but the drought came to end Monday night at Festa Field in East Boston. Led by coaches Joe Serpa and Frank DiNublia and playing behind shutout pitching by Frank Serpa EBLL eliminated Hill House 2-0 Monday night. Serpa struck...

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Obituaries 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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Robert Yantosca Decorated Veteran, volunteer at Don Orione Nursing Home and St. Lazarus Parish in East Boston Robert V. “Bob” Yantosca of Newtonville, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away on July 13. He was 92 years old. Robert was a past usher at St.Lazarus Parish, a member of the Holy Name Society,...

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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

July 10, 2013
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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

After 13 years in Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s office, Chief of Staff Ed Deveau will leave his post to become mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo’s Deputy Campaign Manager. Deveau, who started out as a summer intern when Petruccelli was a State Representative, followed Petruccelli to the Senate where he has served as chief of staff since...

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JPNA Says Yes to KO Pies New Hours

July 10, 2013
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JPNA Says Yes to KO Pies New Hours

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of KO Pies’ request to expand its hours from 10 p.m. to midnight. KO Pies, the popular Australian restaurant down at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, has had a 10 p.m. license since opening last summer. Owner of the only place in Boston...

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DOT Officials Brief Residents on Plans when Tunnel Closes

July 10, 2013
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It’s going to be a lot harder getting back on the island come January. At a recent community meeting at East Boston High School MassDOT officials announced that the Callahan Tunnel will be closed for three months beginning in January 2014. The tunnel’s closure will coincide with the two-year closure of the Government Center...

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Police Still Searching for Driver

July 10, 2013
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East Boston detectives are still searching for the mystery man that crashed a SUV into the front of Burger King, injuring three people, and fled the scene. On July 3 at 8 a.m. officers from District 7 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Burger King on Bennington Street in Orient Heights....

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A Joint Victory

July 10, 2013
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The decision by Global Petroleum officials to withdraw their application to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere/East Boston terminal on tracks running through the communities of Chelsea and Everett certainly comes as good news especially to residents who live near the train tracks or the terminal itself. Last week’s explosion in Canada of crude...

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Knights Drop the Boom on Opponents

July 10, 2013
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The East Boston Knights continue to stay hot winning 4 out of 5 games in the YBL this week and giving themselves some separation as they now lead the Yaz division by 3 games over rival South Boston. The YBL Knights have now won 3 in a row and 5 out of their last...

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Obituaries 07-10-2013

July 10, 2013
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Angel Gonzalez Accident Victim Angel L Gonzalez of Chelsea died tragically, by accident, on July 3. He was 44 years old. Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, Angel passed away tragically late Wednesday evening after being hit while changing a tire in the breakdown lane of Rt. 93 in Windham, New Hampshire. He was the...

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Savikas to Step Down at Crossroads Shelter

July 3, 2013
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Savikas to Step Down at Crossroads Shelter

Audrey Savikas, who has successfully led Crossroads Family Shelter as its Executive Director for four years, announced her departure from the program this week. “It is with mixed emotion that I write to share the news of my upcoming departure from Crossroads Family Center,” said Savikas. “My time at Crossroads has been extremely rewarding....

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Maverick St. Housing Gets Permanent Funding

July 3, 2013
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Maverick St. Housing Gets Permanent Funding

Back in November 2012, community leaders and elected officials joined the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) to cut the ribbon on 170 Maverick St.–a 27 unit affordable housing project. This month, MassHousing announced it has closed on $2.2 million in loans for the 27-unit Greenway Apartments. MassHousing provided $2.2 million in permanent financing...

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BRA Keeps Border St. Units at Market Rate

July 3, 2013
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BRA Keeps Border St. Units at Market Rate

There was growing concerns among East Boston residents that the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial was looking to change its original plan of a majority market rate development on the Boston East waterfront parcel to a majority affordable housing development. However, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) quelled those rumors at...

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