Veteran’s Day

November 14, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 14, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, East Boston voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, East Boston joined with the rest of...

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A Good Proposal

November 14, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in East Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, ...

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East Boston and South Boston Meet Again on Thanksgiving Day

November 14, 2012
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The 95thmatch up will take place on Thanksgiving Day morning at White Stadium.  Kick-off time is 9:30 a.m.  Both teams have struggled with having more losses than wins.  As the regular season schedule comes to an end, South Boston is 3-7 and East Boston is 4-5. The South Boston Knights, led by Coach Sean...

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Obituaries 11-14-2012

November 14, 2012
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Audrey Lee Brown Avelar Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Audrey Lee Brown Avelar, August 19, 1966 to November 10, 2012, was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer at the age of 15 and was in remission at age 16. She was diagnosed with lymphoma again at the age of 20 which resulted in a lobectomy....

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Election Day

November 7, 2012
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Election Day

East Boston’s state elected officials Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile pose with poll workers outside Precinct 13 in East Boston on Tuesday during Election Day.

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Kuller Dies in Accident

November 7, 2012
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Kuller Dies in Accident

There are people that leave an unquestionable mark on the landscape of East Boston that never fades with time. One of those people was Jeff Kuller, the man that help save Piers Park Sailing from certain extinction back in 2001. Kuller, the former Executive Director of the Piers Park Sailing Center, died tragically at...

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Police Seize $5m Worth of Heroin

November 7, 2012
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A major drug bust in East Boston last week has removed 42 lbs. of heroin worth $5 million from the streets and landed two men behind bars. Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea was arraigned on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone for...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 7, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be singed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. East Boston, the North End and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Rep. Basile’s Thanksgiving

November 7, 2012
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Again this year, Representative Carlo Basile and a team of volunteers are stepping up to make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in East Boston. Basile and a group of friends, family and an army of volunteers from across the neighborhood will provide a full Thanksgiving meal...

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Good police work

November 7, 2012
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Officer from District 7 that helped take 42 lbs. of heroin off the street last week during a major drug bust here should be applauded. Over the past few months we have seen an up tick in certain crimes but that is not due in any way to the work of the police here....

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Obituaries 11-07-2012

November 7, 2012
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Dorothy Mae Allen Long Time VA Hospital Employee Dorothy Mae (Whitesides) Allen of East Boston died on October 31 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 66 years old. Born in Rutherfordton, N.C, she worked for the V.A. Hospital for many years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Israel...

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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

While Hurricane Sandy packed a milder punch than what was expected for East Boston and the surrounding area, the storm did cause its fair share of problems for residents. High winds with some gusts topping 50 mph, Sandy brought down trees across Eastie Monday causing several brief power outages in the neighborhood. However, a...

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Police Searching for Suspect in Attack

October 31, 2012
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Police are searching for a male suspect after another woman was attacked last week on her way home from the train station. This is the sixth attack on a woman in East Boston since August. The incident occurred last Wednesday at 1 a.m. The victim told officers she was physically assaulted while walking in...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Nuisance Control

October 31, 2012
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Loud parties in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords who rent to irresponsible tenants has been a quality of life issue in East Boston for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is...

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Be Sure to Vote: It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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U.S. Senate Race

October 31, 2012
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The choice between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown also is dramatic. Warren supports the tax and economic policies of Pres. Obama and the Democrats, while Brown favors Romney’s tax and defense spending plans (see above). On the social issues, Warren is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. Although Brown says he too,...

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Three Ballot Questions

October 31, 2012
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There are three ballot questions for Massachusetts voter to decide. We urge all voters to read the questions ahead of time, either on-line on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office or in the pamphlets that went out to every voter from the Secretary of State. In addition, there are opinions offered on each question...

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Obituaries 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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Peter Mitchell, Sr. Past member of Teamsters Local 82 Peter J. Mitchell, Sr. of Malden, formerly of Dorchester, died suddenly on October 26. A past member of Teamsters Local 82, he was the devoted father of Peter J., Jr. of Everett and Jon Paul and his wife, Christine of Wakefield; loving son of the late...

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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

October 24, 2012
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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

Anyone involved in the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center knows that Manny Lopes is a dedicated leader and one of the most recognizable figures in and around town. So it came as no surprise last week when President Jack Cradock and the Health Center’s Chairwoman Rita Sorrento announced Lopes as the new CEO of...

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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

October 24, 2012
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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

In response to the recent sexual assaults in East Boston, the Boston Police Department is offering a free women’s self defense program called RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) to women in the community. The program, sponsored by the Boston Police, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Jeffries Yacht Club will run the class beginning...

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NOAH to Receive Grant to Help Prevent Foreclosures

October 24, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will be one of 18 community based organization across the state sharing in a total of $4 million in HomeCorps grants to help address the foreclosure crisis. The grant funding for NOAH will go to assist homeowners and renters impacted by the foreclosure crisis, revitalize distressed and...

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Orient Heights Station Makeover

October 24, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street is in full swing and, according to the MBTA, major construction should last until spring of 2014. Staging for the construction project began in the spring and by midsummer most of the old, dilapidated station was torn down. Only...

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

October 24, 2012
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Two years ago a pilot program was started in Eagle Hill to place barrels on every street corner as part of multi-prong approach to curb the occurrences of litter on Eastie’s streets. The barrels were not the solution to litter but simple one tool in a program that was to contain an educational component...

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