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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EBSB’s Gavegnano Rings Bell to Officially Close Stock Market

September 12, 2012
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EBSB’s Gavegnano Rings Bell to Officially Close Stock Market

Richard Gavegnano, chairman and CEO of Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, rang the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market on August 31. This was the second time Mr. Gavegnano has been chosen for the bell ringing ceremony.  The first time was in January of 2008 when...

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Campatelli Upsets Lamattina in Registrer of Probate Contest

September 12, 2012
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Campatelli Upsets Lamattina in Registrer of Probate Contest

District 1 voters were shocked Thursday night when City Councilor Sal LaMattina came into what many expected to be a victory party at the East Boston Yacht Club and conceded the election for Registrer of Probate to Patty Campatelli. While LaMattina beat Campatelli decisively in East Boston, Charlestown and the North End and did...

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Central Sq. Rehab Design Plans Done

September 12, 2012
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After working on some minor details with the community the City of Boston announced that the plan to rehab Central Square is at 100 percent design. The city has sent the project out to bid this week and hopes to find a contractor over the next few months to begin construction in spring 2013....

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Capt. Mccormick Answers Concerns at JPNA Meeting

September 12, 2012
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District 7 Captain Kelley McCormick was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to answer residents’ concerns following the sexual assault that occurred in that neighborhood two weeks ago. McCormick was on hand to quell rumors surrounding the case. “I can not go into specifics about the case because it is an ongoing...

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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorist attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Honoring an Eastie Victim

September 12, 2012
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On this 9/11 anniversary we honor the life and the memory of Jesus Sanchez, a customer service rep for United Airlines who was on Flight 175. He was 45. He left two children and a grand-daughter. Here was a genuinely good man, a family man, a gentle, non-violent East Boston resident cut down in...

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EB Falls to Blue Hills 24-6

September 12, 2012
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The East Boston High School football team lost its season opener in a rematch against Blue Hills—Eastie’s foe during last year’s playoff game. The Jets, who won the Boston North Title, lost 24-6 to Blue Hills, last year’s Division 4A Super Bowl champs in Canton Friday. The last time the two teams met, Eastie...

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Obituaries 09-12-2012

September 12, 2012
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Salvatore LaFauci East Boston Resident Salvatore S. LaFauci of East Boston died on September 8. He was the devoted husband of the late Carmella (Capri); beloved father of Carol Panora and her husband, Steven of East Boston, Rosemary D’Amelio and her husband, Henry of Revere, Sally LaFauci and Salvatore LaFauci and his wife, Debbie,...

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