Get out and Vote

September 5, 2012
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East Boston voters are urged to get out and to vote on Thursday, primary day. There are two major races with friends of East Boston that mean something to mainstream voters here. First is Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina’s candidacy for the Suffolk County Register of Probate position versus Patty Campatelli. As a city...

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Obituaries 09-05-2012

September 5, 2012
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Arlene Sloan Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Arlene L. (Cameron) Sloan of Jupiter, Florida,  formerly of East Boston, died in Florida on July 22. She was 77 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Empy) and James Cameron, she lived in East Boston for many years prior to moving...

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Early Morning Walk

August 29, 2012
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Early Morning Walk

Early morning walkers at Piers Park have the place to themselves and seem to be enjoying it.

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Local Teens Give Local Greenway Improvements

August 29, 2012
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The 11 teenagers that have been working to make improvements along East Boston’s Greenway and Belle Isle Marsh were honored last Thursday. The teens and their supervisor, Timbah Bell, were thrown a small party at the Greenway by Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). The workers also got the chance to give a tour of...

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Suffolk Fined for Past Violations

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything in life. Some of us have great timing. Some of us have no timing. In nearly every case when timing is important, we come to learn that timing is something nearly impossible to set in stone. Such is the case with Suffolk Downs. The track that wants to be a casino...

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Mayor Menino and Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2012
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A report last week indicated Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Suffolk Downs management expressing his displeasure with plans revealing the track is considering opening the casino first, if approved to do so, and then getting on with the business of building the resort casino facilities after that. No way, wrote Menino....

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Full Reconstruction : Young Jets Team to Take Flight Without Last Season’s Stars

August 29, 2012
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East Boston Jets head football coach John Parziale is very clear about the position his team faces this year. “The good news is that we won the city championships last year,” said Parziale after practice on Monday. ‘The bad news is that we lost most of our key personnel from last year, including our...

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Obituaries 08-29-2012

August 29, 2012
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James Celona, Jr. East Boston Resident James J. Celona, Jr. of East Boston died on August 24. He was the beloved father of James A. Celona of Winthrop and Gabriella, Alexandra and Guilianna of Malden; former husband of Susan (Fronduto) Celona and Annette (Monteleone) Celona; cherished son of Dolores (Silva) Celona and James J....

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Council Votes to Rename O.H.Gym for Marty Pino

August 29, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now the gym he spent years coaching neighborhood kids during the basketball season will be named in his honor. Last week, the Boston City Council passed Councilor Sal LaMattina’s resolution to rename the Orient Heights Gym the Marty Pino Recreational Center....

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APAC Summer Youth Employment Program Gives at Risk Teens Valuable Work Experience

August 29, 2012
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s Summer Works program have become an oasis for at-risk teens–giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Local Intersections Are Part of City Effort to Stop Gridlock

August 29, 2012
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Some motorists in East Boston awakened recently to odd white boxes painted along their morning commute. Some said it looked like a heliport and others thought it looked like a landing strip but it’s only a box and the Boston Police Department doesn’t want you to block it. And if you do you can...

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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

August 22, 2012
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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

Those looking to partake of Rino’s Place’s legendary lobster ravioli will have to wait until September as the famed Italian eatery undergoes renovations. Rino’s closed last week for an extended period as construction crews work to correct structural problems with the 100-year-old plus building that houses the restaurant. By Monday, crews had knocked out...

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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

August 22, 2012
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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

The forecast for rain and showers didn’t stop thousands of residents from flocking to Piers Park Saturday to take part in the 24th Annual Eastie Pride Day–one of the longest running annual community celebrations in the city. “I can’t believe it’s been 24 years,” said Eastie Pride Day founder, City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “Last...

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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

August 22, 2012
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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

An army of volunteers from Fidelity Investments was at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy last Thursday to take part in a ‘Transformation Day’ at the school. Over 400 Fidelity employee volunteers were on hand to upgrade science classrooms, in-classroom greenhouses, the library and the school’s gymnasium. Workers were also busy cutting lumber to...

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$850,000 Reasons to Say Thank You Massport

August 22, 2012
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When the East Boston Foundation received its fifth milestone payment from Massport last week there were $850,000 reasons to say thank you to Massport. The payment was part of Massport’s agreement made more than a decade ago which allows for mitigation payments for major airport improvements. Mitigation payments from Massport are no different from...

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The Red Sox

August 22, 2012
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East Boston has thousands of Red Sox fans. This neighborhood is a major Red Sox nation population who are continuing to treat the Red Sox with respect even though the season is just about down the drain at this point. What went wrong, nearly everyone with an interest in the Red Sox are asking?...

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EBAB’s Wiffle Ball Tournament

August 22, 2012
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The East Boston Athletic Board’s 4th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament Sunday at the East Boston Stadium was a success. The annual tournament raised over $700 for the EBAB’s scholarship awards dinner to be held in June 2013. The event was one of several fundraising events that will be held throughout the year to raise...

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Obituaries 08-22-2012

August 22, 2012
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Antonina ‘Nina’ Pesaturo Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston Antonina “Nina” (Cammarata) Pesaturo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on August 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred “Fred” Pesaturo with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; loving mother of Vincent Pesaturo and his wife,...

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AG sides with Logan Employees Over Pay

August 22, 2012
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Last February, a number of employees at Logan International Airport showed up at Massport’s monthly board meeting to file several grievances against contractors doing business at the airport for unfair labor practices. The testimony shed light on potential “sweatshop-like” conditions at companies that are contracted for a host of passenger services at Logan. Employees...

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Host Community Advisory Committee Lacks Direction

August 15, 2012
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Host Community Advisory Committee Lacks Direction

Last Tuesday, the City of Boston hosted a meeting for residents to offer ideas and opinions on how mitigation money should be spent if a resort-style casino came to Suffolk Downs in East Boston. The suggestions, explained the City of Boston’s Jay Walsh, would be passed along to the city’s Host Community Advisory Committee....

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DCR Cuts Ribbon on New Tennis Courts

August 15, 2012
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DCR Cuts Ribbon on New Tennis Courts

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Ed Lambert joined elected officials and area youth to officially cut the ribbon on the new tennis courts at Constitution Beach last Wednesday. DCR’s $300,000 project demolished and replaced the two tennis courts at the beach with a new three tennis court facility. The project also installed...

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East Boston CDC Responds to Boston East Site Criticism

August 15, 2012
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East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) head, Al Caldarelli responded to criticism in the neighborhood that he is trying to pull off a bait and switch concerning the CDC’s plans for the Boston East Site. There has been growing concerns among Eastie residents that the CDC and Trinity Financial is changing its original plan...

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Suffolk Downs Files for State Commercial Gaming Licenses

August 15, 2012
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Suffolk Downs made it official last week and formally declared its intent to compete for one of Massachusetts’ commercial gaming licenses by filing the state’s form and submitting the required non-refundable $400,000 fee with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. “We begin this formal part of earning a license to develop a world-class destination resort at...

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Ethanol Trains Stopped by Bill

August 15, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes East Boston. Instead, the bill orders that further studies be made of the efficacy of transporting 1.7 million gallons...

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