LaMattina Holds Hearing on Nuisance Control

October 31, 2012
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Loud parties in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords who rent to irresponsible tenants has been a quality of life issue in East Boston for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is...

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Be Sure to Vote: It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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U.S. Senate Race

October 31, 2012
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The choice between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown also is dramatic. Warren supports the tax and economic policies of Pres. Obama and the Democrats, while Brown favors Romney’s tax and defense spending plans (see above). On the social issues, Warren is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. Although Brown says he too,...

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Three Ballot Questions

October 31, 2012
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There are three ballot questions for Massachusetts voter to decide. We urge all voters to read the questions ahead of time, either on-line on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office or in the pamphlets that went out to every voter from the Secretary of State. In addition, there are opinions offered on each question...

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Obituaries 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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Peter Mitchell, Sr. Past member of Teamsters Local 82 Peter J. Mitchell, Sr. of Malden, formerly of Dorchester, died suddenly on October 26. A past member of Teamsters Local 82, he was the devoted father of Peter J., Jr. of Everett and Jon Paul and his wife, Christine of Wakefield; loving son of the late...

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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

October 24, 2012
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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

Anyone involved in the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center knows that Manny Lopes is a dedicated leader and one of the most recognizable figures in and around town. So it came as no surprise last week when President Jack Cradock and the Health Center’s Chairwoman Rita Sorrento announced Lopes as the new CEO of...

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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

October 24, 2012
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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

In response to the recent sexual assaults in East Boston, the Boston Police Department is offering a free women’s self defense program called RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) to women in the community. The program, sponsored by the Boston Police, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Jeffries Yacht Club will run the class beginning...

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NOAH to Receive Grant to Help Prevent Foreclosures

October 24, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will be one of 18 community based organization across the state sharing in a total of $4 million in HomeCorps grants to help address the foreclosure crisis. The grant funding for NOAH will go to assist homeowners and renters impacted by the foreclosure crisis, revitalize distressed and...

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Orient Heights Station Makeover

October 24, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street is in full swing and, according to the MBTA, major construction should last until spring of 2014. Staging for the construction project began in the spring and by midsummer most of the old, dilapidated station was torn down. Only...

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

October 24, 2012
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Two years ago a pilot program was started in Eagle Hill to place barrels on every street corner as part of multi-prong approach to curb the occurrences of litter on Eastie’s streets. The barrels were not the solution to litter but simple one tool in a program that was to contain an educational component...

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Lightning Express Top Dog in EBMHL as Mondello Erupts on Royal Roast Beef

October 24, 2012
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It’s hard to believe that seven weeks of hockey have been played at the Porazzo Rink already this season, and after seven weeks its Lightning Express all alone on top of the standings. Since back to back losses in weeks four and five to Royal Roast Beef and The Squire in a shootout thriller, Lightning has...

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Obituaries 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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Edna Kennedy Retired Suffolk Superior Court Stenographer Edna Kennedy, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, passed away recently at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea. She was 76 years old. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late James J. and Elsie Kennedy and sister of Arthur Kennedy, in her lifetime, she enjoyed traveling...

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Roseland Commits to Starting Project on Waterfront

October 17, 2012
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Roseland Commits to Starting Project on Waterfront

Roseland Property’s Project Manager Joe Shea was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting last Tuesday to announce some good news for the neighborhood. Shea said his company, after nearly a decade of starts and stops, is ready to begin construction on East Boston’s first waterfront development project. Shea said activity at the site...

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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

October 17, 2012
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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

The last buildings affected by the October 2011 building collapse on Chelsea Street is being demolished this week. Demolition crews have begun razing the buildings from 41-39 Chelsea St.—a row of brick buildings that were connected to the building that collapsed on October 14, 2011. These buildings were structurally compromised after 47 Chelsea St....

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It’s Showtime : EBHS Drama Club Students Take Their Art Very Seriously

October 17, 2012
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Each day when school lets out there are a group of students that don’t go home or hang out on the corner or get into trouble in the neighborhood. No, these students are committed to learning the craft of drama and theater arts and are perfecting two One Act Plays that will debut on...

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Floating Restaurant Planned

October 17, 2012
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Imagine for a moment taking a water shuttle during the warm New England months from East Boston’s shore to an attractive restaurant anchored just off Piers Park. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ is exactly what Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan wants to bring to the neighborhood. At last week’s Jeffries Point...

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The Governor Should Be Ashamed

October 17, 2012
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When we heard the news that Governor Deval Patrick removed George Anzuoni as Chairman of the Revere Housing Authority, we were stunned and disappointed at this classic misstep and what can only be termed as politics at its worst. In a time when one cannot help but read of incompetence and corruption in other...

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EBHS Working Its Way Through Fall Sports

October 17, 2012
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The East Boston High School is halfway through its 2012 fall sports season with some thrilling victories and agonizing defeats. First up, the football team has seen better days since winning the Boston North Title last year. The Jets are 2-3 on the season recently losing to West Roxbury 22-6 last week. However, big...

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Obituaries 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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Mary Sherman East Boston Resident Mary Sherman of East Boston died on October 13 at Winthrop Place in Winthrop. She was 92 years old. Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, today, the Our Chapel of the Resurrection at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere with a service at...

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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

October 11, 2012
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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

Excel Academy staff and administrators joined with East Boston’s elected officials last Wednesday to cut ribbon on Excel Academy’s new facility on Moore Street. The renovations to the building, which once housed the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, were completed just before the 2012-2013 school year. Excel’s Director Yutaka Tamura took the...

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City Officials Seek Restrictions on Pit Bulls Following Attack

October 11, 2012
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After two pit bulls went on a rampage and terrorized residents in Jeffries Point and Maverick Square last week, Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are looking to put more restrictions on the breed. Police had to shoot one of the two pit bulls last Friday afternoon after the dogs broke through...

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EBNHC Receives $55k Grant for More Cervical Screenings

October 11, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will receive $55,000 to increase cervical cancer screenings for woman in the neighborhood. The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the grant last week and is part of $1.8 million in funding for 32 community health centers through the Affordable Care Act to provide these screenings and improve the ability of community...

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Police Brief Community on Measures Following Assaults

October 11, 2012
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Last Thursday night at East Boston High School, Commissioner Ed Davis briefed the community on the recent rash of sexual assaults in the neighborhood. By Monday, Boston Police Department spokeswoman, Cheryl Fiandaca announced that police have arrested one suspect for a sexual assault that occurred at the corner of Brook and Saratoga Streets on...

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Columbus Day Parade

October 11, 2012
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Joe Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, Bill Chisholm, Celeste Myers, Rosalie Patralia and all the other volunteers that made this year’s Columbus Day Parade Sunday in East Boston a success should be proud of the job that they did. All those involved in planning this year’s parade spent countless hours and long days and nights meticulously...

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