Obituaries 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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Edward Palumbo Retired US Postal Clerk Edward F. Palumbo, a 20 year resident of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on January 31 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 68 years old. Born in Everett, he lived in East Boston for most of his life and was a 1962 graduate of...

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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

January 30, 2013
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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

City Councilor Sal LaMattina leaned over to Mayor Thomas Menino during Monday’s groundbreaking on East Boston’s long awaited waterfront development project at Portside at Pier One and asked the Mayor to pinch him.“I must be dreaming,” joked LaMattina, who worked as hard as anyone this past decade to convert Eastie’s neglected waterfront into a...

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EBSC After School Program Expanding

January 30, 2013
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EBSC After School Program Expanding

The East Boston Social Centers’ (EBSC) after school program, once only available in Eastie and Chelsea, will now be available to parents in Winthrop and Revere. “We definitely saw a need to begin servicing these areas,” said School Age Child Care Director David Cali. “We are excited to be able to finally get transportation...

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It’s Time to Start Filing Your Tax Returns

January 30, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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The Way of the Future

January 30, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Eastie Aqua Jets Fall to Latin in Annual Rivalry

January 30, 2013
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The annual rivalry between the coach for the East Boston High School co-ed swim team, Dave Arinella, and the coach for Latin Academy co-ed swim team, Mark Thomas, took place Monday in East Boston. Nothing brings the best out of the swimmers on both teams than this annual meet. “The rivalry is strong,” said...

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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 30, 2013
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Florence McAdams Member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center Florence M. McAdams of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26. She was 66 years old. Born in Manhattan, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace M. (Hendrickson) and Michael Lynch....

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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

January 23, 2013
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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

The late Marty Pino was an inspiration to all of the 300 plus people in attendance at the renaming of the Orient Heights Recreational Center in his honor. For one last time, Pino brought the community of Eastie together like he had so many times throughout his life. Marty was a doer, a hero...

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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

January 23, 2013
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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become an epidemic at U.S. schools and has lead to some victims of this type of bullying feeling shunned by fellow classmates. In some cases cyberbullying has sadly ended in tragedy for dozens of students. However, four students attending Excel Academy Charter School in East Boston have shown through essays that they...

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Massdot Officials Order Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 23, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month and an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week, MassDOT has decided to remove all panels from the Callahan, which connects Downtown Boston to East Boston. By last week 75 percent of all the 2,400 panels were removed and MassDOT...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 23, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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A Well Deserved Tribute: Presentation by Vets to Rep. Basile is a Fitting Recognition of His Fine Work

January 23, 2013
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The presentation by the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association to State Representative Carlo Basile as the group’s Legislator of the Year last week for his work for veterans across the state was a well deserved honor. Rep. Basile’s efforts on behalf of our veterans have been second to none. His bill to provide financial...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Obituaries 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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Edward Parow NE Tel Lineman and Member of VFW Edward B. Parow of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on January 9. He was 71 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, he served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, the National Guard and was...

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Basile Named Legislator of Year by Vets

January 16, 2013
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Basile Named Legislator of Year by Vets

The Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association (MVSOA) named Representative Carlo Basile Legislator of the Year last week for his work on behalf of veterans across the state. “I was honored to receive the MVSOA Veterans Appreciation Award at the Annual Legislative Luncheon,” said Basile. “Helping veterans has always been what I consider to be...

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Jeffries Point Residents Hear About Casino Process

January 16, 2013
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Jeffries Point Residents Hear About Casino Process

As Suffolk Downs submitted the first part of its gaming license application with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to develop and operate a Caesars-branded resort and casino in East Boston this week, City officials were at Monday nights Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the process. City officials working on the...

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More Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 16, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month, which connects East Boston to Downtown, MassDOT tested and removed an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week. In December a 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of the tunnel and landed in the road....

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Arrest Made for Armed Robbery at Mobil Station

January 16, 2013
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East Boston Police announced they have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station that took place on Thursday, January 3. While the name of the suspect has not yet been released, Community Service Officer Danny Simons made the announcement at Monday’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting. The robbery occurred...

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Four Are in Casino License Process

January 16, 2013
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Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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Taste of Eastie: Event Definitely Worth Attending

January 16, 2013
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Eastie resident will be putting aside those post holiday and carb conscience diets Thursday night because in this neighborhood the annual Taste of Eastie is a local culinary tradition that brings the neighborhood and old friends together through food. The event’s success has long been attributed to its perfect blend of community, camaraderie and...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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January 6, 2013 Luis Serrano of 28 Trenton Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct & possession of Class A drugs with intent to distribute. Ivan Hurtado of 23 Kenilworth Street, Malden was arrested and charged with unarmed breaking & entering and destruction of personal property. Juan Suarez of 286 Lexington...

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Obituaries 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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Marie Margaret Materazzo Of East Boston Marie Margaret Materazzo of East Boston died on January 6. She was in her 102nd year. She was a member of St. Francis 3rd Order of Mt. Carmel Church, East Boston. The cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Anna (Zaccheo) Materazzo, she was the dear sister of...

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East Boston School Featured in Nationally-Televised Mass

January 9, 2013
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East Boston School Featured in Nationally-Televised Mass

On Monday, January 7, 2013, Father Domurat of East Boston and students from the East Boston Central Catholic School celebrated Mass in the CatholicTV studios in Watertown. The Daily Mass airs live each day at 9:30 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the same day. Students Gabriella Ribeiro and Marina Ribeiro...

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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

January 9, 2013
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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

After winning a decisive victory over republican challenger, Tom Dooley, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was sworn in to another term on Wednesday, January 2 at the State House. Also sworn in was State Representative Carlo Basile, who ran unopposed in November. Petruccelli, with his daughter, Alexa by his side, took the oath administered by Governor...

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