Eastie Man Infected with West Nile Virus

October 4, 2012
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An East Boston man has been infected with the West Nile Virus (WNV) and public health officials are anxiously awaiting the season’s first freeze that will kill off the area’s mosquito population and end the threat here. The Eastie man was in his 40s and hospitalized last week but has since been released with...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8th is the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15th Century explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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Officials Call for Meeting to Discuss Recent Attacks

October 4, 2012
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Three sexual assaults that occurred last week in a six hour period have prompted East Boston’s three elected officials to call for a community wide meeting on Thursday. The assaults occured less than a week after a man wielding a gun broke into an apartment and tried to rape two women and a month...

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Eastie Parents Look at School Zone Options

October 4, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in East Boston. On Saturday at East Boston High School, BPS Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson and other school officials went over the plan for Eastie and the city. “The plan...

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Eagle Baseball Club Now Playing in Fall Tournament

October 4, 2012
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The East Boston Gram Slam Eagle Baseball Club, under the direction of owner/operator Gerry DiVenuti Sr., is playing in the Classic Wood Bat Fall Tournament sponsored by the Boston Foundation and Champ Sports through October. The team, consisting of 16-to-18 year-old players, competed in a 20-game summer Senior Babe Ruth travel schedule from June...

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Obituaries 10-03-2012

October 4, 2012
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Jean Russo First Female Security Officer at Boston’s Prudential Center Jean M. (Cinelli) Russo died in East Boston on September 25 following a long illness. She was 89 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1941 graduate of East Boston High School. She retired as...

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Food Truck Festival

September 26, 2012
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Food Truck Festival

Hundreds of local residents from East Boston and Revere attended the Food Truck Festival held at Suffolk Downs Saturday afternoon. A full slate of thoroughbred racing added to the excitement at the track.

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Lynds to Be Honored at ABCD Awards

September 26, 2012
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John Lynds, news reporter for the East Boston Times Free Press for 11 years, will be one of the honorees at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Volunteer Celebration Thursday at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Lynds will be recognized as a “Community Hero” in recognition of his dedication to the East...

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Ethanol’s Cost

September 26, 2012
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Ethanol is made from corn grain and corn grain comes from harvests of corn – millions of acres of it. This year’s harvest is miserable. Due to the pervasive drought out west, cornfields throughout the mid-west have shriveled and burned and in some cases there has been a negligible harvest. In such an environment,...

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McNeil to Be Honored for Work at Umana

September 26, 2012
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Three years after taking over the reins of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil will be honored Thursday night at Fenway Park for her work helping to turn around a once failing school. The Boston Society of Civil Engineers as Boston’s Outstanding Educator of the Year will honor McNeil, who...

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Obituaries 09-26-2012

September 26, 2012
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Joseph Caggiano Retired Boston Police Detective Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War...

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Seniors Online : New Program at EBNHC Get Seniors Interacting on Internet

September 26, 2012
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It’s safe to say that many grandparents in East Boston have never attempted to enter the world of online social media. Since their inception, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and MySpace have been geared towards the younger generation, most of whom are equipped with IPhones and other handheld devices used more these days for posting pictures,...

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More Police Presence on Local Streets

September 26, 2012
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The Boston Police have put a show of force on the streets of East Boston following a recent rash of disturbing crimes—two of which took place last Wednesday night. The first incident took place at 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday night in busy Maverick Square. In front of dozens of witnesses in the recently renovated...

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A True Hero

September 20, 2012
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A True Hero

Paul Antonino is presented with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery during a State House ceremony as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s annual September 11 recognition of local heroes. Antonino was recognized for his heroism that saved lives during an April fire in East Boston.

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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

September 20, 2012
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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

Rumors have been floating around that the Mass Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) is looking to scrap the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that was the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. Last Wednesday the EOT held a public hearing on the matter and will accept written...

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Activists Fighting Ethanol Trains

September 20, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together at the Williams School in Chelsea last Thursday night to update residents on Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. While Global’s plans...

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Antonio Cited for Heroism in Saving Lives

September 20, 2012
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The Wakefield man responsible for saving dozens of lives during a terrible fire on Chelsea Street back in April was honored at the State House last Tuesday for his heroism. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray presented Paul Antonino, 53, with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery during a State House ceremony...

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Council Revisits Redistricting After Menino Vetoes First Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston 7-6 back on August 22, but Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the plan on September 6. He said he was responding to what was right and to the complaints of activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some...

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Shooting Has Barnes School Residents Concerned

September 20, 2012
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An isolated shooting that went largely unnoticed in East Boston had elderly residents living in the Barnes School on edge. The shooting, which occurred on Sunday, September 2 at the corner of Marion and Saratoga Streets in front of the Barnes, involved two men that knew one another and could have had a prior...

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Patty Campatelli, New Register

September 20, 2012
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From the beginning of the campaign for Suffolk County Register of Probate, East Boston’s Patty Campatelli was the underdog. In the end, the underdog appellation did not hold. She won a commanding victory given the fact she was not as well known as her opponent throughout Suffolk County. Again, in the end, none of...

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City Councillor Sal LaMattina

September 20, 2012
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City Councillor Sal LaMattina and his many supporters in this neighborhood and elsewhere believed he would be the victor in the Probate Register contest. That victory did not materialize and when all was said and done, LaMattina got the short end of the stick. As surprising as Campatelli’s victory was to her, so too...

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EBMHL off to a Roaring but Sentimental Start

September 20, 2012
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As the fourth season of the EBMHL was slated to begin, East Boston suffered a blow felt by many throughout our area. The loss of lifelong Eastie resident as well as near and dear friend of many who skate in the EBMHL , Jimmy Celona had sent a ripple through our great city. Jimmy...

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Obituaries 09-19-2012

September 20, 2012
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Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Savino Former Proprietor of Savino’s Slush and Lemonade Co. and Savingo Gas Company Nicholas “Nicky” Savino of Rowley, formerly of Malden and East Boston, died on September 16 after a long illness. A US Army veteran of World War II and the former proprietor of Savino’s Slush and Lemonade Co., Cottage Street,...

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