East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

April 24, 2013
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East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

The usual urban hustle and bustle of Meridian Street came to halt Monday afternoon in front of the District 7 Police Station to observe the 2:50 p.m. moment of silence for the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing and slain MIT Officer Sean Collier as he pursued the two suspects Thursday night in...

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A Relaxed Setting

April 24, 2013
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A Relaxed Setting

Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle at a house party on Leyden Street last Thursday night. Tuttle and Suffolk Downs have been attending these parties to give the racetrack and community the opportunity to open dialogue in an informal setting.

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New Regulations for Rental Units Outlined in Talk

April 24, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) held an educational seminar for landlords in Boston regarding the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. Beginning on May 1, 2013 the new ordinance will cover about...

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Adams School Receives Grant for IPads

April 24, 2013
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The Samuel Adams Elementary School was recently the recipient of a grant from the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest so the school could purchase IPads for autistic students attending the school. Michelle Lamacchia, who is the Autism Strand Specialist at the school, said the school currently has three classrooms dedicated to students...

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Basile’s Bill Seeks to Aid Those Hurt in Bombing

April 24, 2013
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America is at war against terrorism and Representative Carlo Basile said the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing are casualties of that war and should receive help from the state. Basile has amended his wounded veterans bill to include those severely injured during last week’s attack. “Just like our wounded veterans that are...

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Get Involved in the Election

April 24, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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Anthony Camiolo to Be Inducted into the Men’s Hockey Suffolk University Athletics Hall of Fame

April 24, 2013
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Former East Boston hockey star Anthony Camiolo will be inducted into the Suffolk University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4 during a ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. “This is a special and wonderful opportunity for former student athletes to come together and share time and memories with teammates whom...

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Somber Celebration: Nicole Modica Ran in Race on Monday and Was Unharmed

April 17, 2013
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Somber Celebration: Nicole Modica Ran in Race on Monday and Was Unharmed

What was supposed to be a joyous celebration at Ecco Restaurant to mark their daughter’s completion of the Boston Marathon turned into a somber reunion after two bombs rocked the annual event near the finish line Monday afternoon killing three and maiming over a hundred others. Dave Modica and Carla Santarpio, owners of Santarpio’s...

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Residents Get a 3D Look at the Casino

April 17, 2013
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Residents Get a 3D Look at the Casino

Last week, Suffolk Downs opened its doors to East Boston residents so they could get a first hand look at the new 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs. Aside from the opportunity to view the model of the resort casino, attendees at last Tuesday’s open house also got the...

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Menino’s Budget Targets Capital Spending for Eastie

April 17, 2013
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Last week Mayor Thomas Menino submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget that includes capital spending in East Boston. The spending in Eastie is part of Menino’s $2.6 billion Operating Budget for FY2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations. “This year’s budget invests in our...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 17, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sinks into my mind. One is almost immune when you hear about bombs that target civilians exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or...

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Hockey Fundraiser Nets $1,500 for BMC

April 17, 2013
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The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off in January at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast Cancer Research Center. Last week, the hockey team presented BMC with a check for $1,500...

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Obituaries 04-17-2013

April 17, 2013
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Joan LaVita Tucker Of Georgia, formerly of East Boston Joan LaVita Tucker of Duluth, GA, formerly of East Boston, died April 14. She was 78 years old. A homemaker, born in Boston, Mrs. Tucker was a lifetime member of the American Legion. She is survived by her grandson, LeBron Weathers, cousins Joyce Scaifo, Veronica...

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Construction Begins to Replace Housing

April 10, 2013
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Construction Begins to Replace Housing

Construction begins to replace housing lost during the October 2011 Chelsea Street building collapse that affected several homes on the block.

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Doggy Day Care Coming to Sumner St.

April 10, 2013
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Doggy Day Care Coming to Sumner St.

East Boston dog walker Jill Annesse received widespread support at Monday’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting for her plan to open a doggy day care on Sumner Street. With a growing population of young working professionals in the Jeffries Point neighborhood, Annesse said she has seen a growing need for a doggy day care...

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ZBA Approves Housing Units on Chelsea St.

April 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a project to add 24 market-rate housing units to Chelsea Street on the site of the 2011 building collapse that forced the subsequent demolition of several buildings on the street. The project being financed entirely by private investment will construct a total of six...

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Don Orione Home Donates Beds to IMEC

April 10, 2013
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When the Jewish Rehabilitation Center (JRC) in Peabody closed in January, the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston received the center’s electronic beds and other furniture to replace the nursing home’s manual beds. This left Anthony Cerasuolo, owner of Orient Heights Senior Living, the management company of Don Orione, wondering what to do...

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JPNA Members Hear About Silver Line

April 10, 2013
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MBTA Project Manager Scott Hamwey was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the proposed plan to bring direct Silver Line service to East Boston. “We are not looking to change the existing route but add a new route that would connect the Silver Line at Airport Station to...

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Colantuono-De Angelis Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

April 10, 2013
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The Trustees of the Edith G. Colantuono and Amelia and Henry DeAngelis Scholarship Trust Fund have announced that the application process for August 2013 scholarships is now underway. The gifts are awarded in honor and memory of the many decades of humanitarian service provided by the Trust Fund’s namesakes, Edith G. Colantuono and Amelia...

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Don Orione Home Spring Social

April 10, 2013
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On Monday, April 22 the Don Orione Home will host a Spring Social. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nursing Home located at 111 Orient Avenue. This will be a fun-packed evening while enjoying dinner and drinks with live entertainment by Smokin’ Joe. Please RSVP by April...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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March 31, 2013  John Holland of 17 Court Street, Boston was arrested and charged with breaking & entering of a dwelling house in the daytime. Kenneth Sholes of 775 Broadway Street, Dracut was arrested and charged with attempted breaking & entering and willful & malicious destruction of personal property. April 1, 2013  A white...

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2012-2013 EBMHL Champions Lightning Express

April 10, 2013
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The 2012-2013 East Boston Men’s Hockey League Championship series concluded with Lightning Express being crowned the Champions. It was the second game of the best of three series where Lightning Express raised the Championship Cup with a 7-5 victory over the extremely hard working Milano’s Deli. A game that started out with Lightning all...

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Obituaries 04-10-2013

April 10, 2013
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Giovanni Roger Cafarelli State Street Bank Retiree Giovanni Roger Cafarelli died unexpectedly at his winter home in Seminole, Florida on April 4. He was  85 years old. Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a local business owner for many years...

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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil Scale Model of Proposed Site

April 4, 2013
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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil  Scale Model of Proposed Site

Owners of Suffolk Downs unveiled its 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs last week to the media. On Monday, the East Boston Times sat down with Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle to get a sneak peak at the model and updated renderings before it begins a tour through the...

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