Mike Curto Follows His Father into Boxing

April 11, 2012
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When East Boston resident Michael Curto steps into the ring for his first amateur bout, the ring announcer won’t have to say his name twice. If you’re a long-time boxing fan in New England, you’ll immediately recognize the name “Curto.” Yes, 17-year-old Michael Curto is the son of former professional boxer and the pride...

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Plane Refueling Spill Fine

April 11, 2012
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A large fine leveled upon a plane refueling company at Logan Airport has given rise to the belief that the fine is connected with the death of the Wood Island clam flats following a spill at the airport in 2010. Massport officials have consistently refused to comment on the spill and its magnitude or...

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EBMHL Heading Towards Championship

April 11, 2012
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Last Tuesday April 3 the remaining four teams in the EBMHL took to the ice for the EBMHL semifinals. After a long and extremely exciting season there stood four remaining teams all wanting one thing, the EBMHL Cup. Game 1 saw the 2nd seed Lightning Express take on the 5th seeded Chiara’s Auto in...

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Obituaries 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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Antonetta Massaro Of Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston Antonetta (DePadua) Massaro of Naples, Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on April 2. She was the beloved wife of Frank Massaro. In accordance with Mrs. Massaro’s wishes, arrangements were private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial...

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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

April 4, 2012
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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

The entire community is pitching in to help the 30 people displaced by the seven-alarm blaze that gutted two attached brick buildings on Chelsea Street near Day Square Sunday. “There were some real heroes that worked around the clock to help the families during the blaze,” said City Councilor Sal LaMattina who joined Mayor...

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First Priority Named as Top Lender

April 4, 2012
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When it was built on Swift and Bennington Streets four years ago, First Priority Credit Union forever changed an industrial corner in East Boston into an attractive center for commerce. Now, First Priority, a Massachusetts State Chartered Credit Union, has been named one of 2011’s Top Credit Union Lenders in the March 26, 2012...

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Patients to Benefit from New Alliance at EBNHC

April 4, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will be joining the Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) as one of seven Boston Medical Center (BMC) affiliated neighborhood health centers. The partnership will allow better access for EBNHC patients seeking care at BMC for a wide array of health care services that may not be offered at...

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EPA Fines Logan Fueler

April 4, 2012
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The company that refuels planes at Logan International Airport accused of spilling hundreds of gallons of jet fuel into the water between the airport and East Boston by a group of New England clammers, has been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to take adequate precaution to contain oil spills. Swissport/BOS...

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Council Backs Petruccelli’s Law on Prescription Drugs

April 4, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to pass a resolution to support a state bill advocating for stricter laws regarding dangerous prescription drugs and an amendment by Senator Anthony Petruccelli for more funding to increase drug abuse education. The resolution was offered by City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District 3...

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The Fire Brings out the Best of the Eastie Community

April 4, 2012
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It sometimes takes a seven-alarm fire in our neighborhood to aid us in putting into proper perspective what is important about our lives and what is not. The miracle, obviously, was not the fire – which had the look and feel of rolling thunder and overlapping flames. The fire was the devil incarnate. The...

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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2012
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Easter is upon us. Let us all take a moment to give thanks for everything we have and for the holiday, which commemorates one of the greatest events in the history of mankind. Jesus gave his life on the hill at Golgotha. Mankind got the Kingdom of God in return.

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EBMHL Frozen Four Ready to Roll

April 4, 2012
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The road to the playoffs for Danilchuk Auto and Chiara’s Auto was not an easy one. Both clubs struggled to get acclimated in this seasons highly competitive league play. Danilchuck began the season 5-0, only to fall deep into the cellar as the year went on finishing 7-18-3, an extremely disappointing campaign. When speaking...

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Obituaries 04-04-2012

April 4, 2012
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Marilyn Kalil Retired Assembly Supervisor and Waitress Marilyn M. (Oles)-Kalil, a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, died at home on March 28 after a long illness. She was 70 years old. An assembly supervisor for more than 10 years for Allied Signal, she also worked as a waitress...

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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

March 29, 2012
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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

Jonathan Roach is obviously in shock over just how cold the water is during the Cupid Splash fundraiser that was held on Saturday, March 24.

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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

March 29, 2012
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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

Jonathan is an East Boston resident and middle school student at the Elliot School in the North End but that school wasn’t his family’s first choice school. When his parents were picking schools eight years ago they needed a school that specialized in speech therapy for Jonathan. No programs existed in Eastie so Jonathan...

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Local Man Arraigned in Saugus Bank Heist

March 29, 2012
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A neighborhood is in shock and a family is grieving after a bank robbery in Saugus Friday turned deadly a few miles away in Malden and left one suspect from Eastie dead and another behind bars. Gabriel Megna, 48, of East Boston, was arraigned Monday in Malden District Court on charges of armed carjacking,...

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Representative Basile’s Night with Supporters Proves a Point

March 29, 2012
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The upstairs function room at Spinelli’s last Thursday night was packed from front to back and all around with the supporters of Rep. Carlo Basile who attended a fundraiser there for their man. The fundraiser proved several things. First, Basile remains popular in his home base of East Boston. It also revealed the extent...

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The Mayor’s Charity

March 29, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has named everyone who has given to the mayor’s city charity. Everyone included in that long and generous list of donors should wear their names being on that list as a medal of honor – for it is just that. Assertions by the Boston Globe trying to make the claim that...

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EBMHL Playoff Stage is Set, EBYC Claims Regular Season Crown

March 29, 2012
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The third season of the EBMHL came to a close last Tuesday evening at Eastie’s Porazzo Rink. After 27 weeks of fantastic hockey action, for the second season in a row, the East Boston Yacht Club clinched first place, the regular season title, and quarterfinal BYE taking them right into the semifinals where they...

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Obituaries 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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Patrick Pisano Saugus Resident Patrick C. Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 following a brief illness. He was 84 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Scrima) and the late Angelina (Uva); cherished father of Revere Police...

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City Aid Now Available for Triple Deckers

March 29, 2012
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They are what give East Boston much of its character. Triple-deckers built at the turn of the last century provided blue-collar families the opportunity to own homes and keep family close. For decades the first, second and third floors of these unique architectural structures contained generations of the same family with grandparents, parents, aunts,...

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Attorney General Martha Coakley Visits East Boston High Financial Literacy Class

March 21, 2012
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Attorney General Martha Coakley Visits East Boston High Financial Literacy Class

Attorney General Martha Coakley dropped by East Boston High School’s M. Ellen Carpenter Finan­cial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Boston Bar Foundation. The program is aimed at teaching kids the importance of managing their money.

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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

March 21, 2012
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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

The company planning to redevelop the former Hodge Boiler Works site on Sumner Street pitched its revised project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The BRA listened to the DeNormandie Group’s planners and seemed to like the scaled down plan. However, the BRA did not have a quorum and were unable to...

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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

March 21, 2012
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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

A new grassroots organization aimed at stopping a casino from coming to East Boston has been making some extreme claims in the neighborhood about the impacts a resort-style casino would have on Eastie if it came to Suffolk Downs. The group, No Eastie Casino, founded by Eastie resident Brian Gannon, has launched a website,...

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