Petraglia, New Community Liason

March 22, 2013
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Petraglia, New Community Liason

Just two weeks on the job and Corinne Petraglia has already got a heavy dose of what it’s like to be Mayor Thomas Menino’s East Boston liaison—a job where you are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “I started two weeks ago and there has already been a fire, a...

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Logan Health Study Due out In the Spring

March 22, 2013
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It was his first piece of legislation back when he was a young state representative, now Senator Anthony Petruccelli is excited that the state’s comprehensive study on the health of residents surrounding Logan Airport–in particular residents living in East Boston—will be released this spring. For the first time a sophisticated study by the Massachusetts...

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Reach out for Youth Campaign

March 22, 2013
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Reach out for Youth Campaign

After delivering a $25,000 check for the Y’s annual “Reach Out For Youth Campaign” Tuesday morning, Massport’s Executive Director Thomas Glynn spent time reading books to the kids attending the East Boston YMCA’s daycare program.

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Satellite Companies Poised to Block City Ordinance

March 22, 2013
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As expected, the satellite dish companies are planning to file a lawsuit to block City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the City Council’s attempt to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston. LaMattina made the announcement at a recent community meeting. The proposed ordinance would have focused on the installation, maintenance,...

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School Committee Adopts New Assignment Plan

March 22, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston School Committee (BSC) voted to adopt the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s recommendation for a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The BSC voted to approve the Home-Based A option for schools in the city. The EAC voted to adopt the same...

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Excel Academy Charter School Welcomes Their Newest and Largest Class of Scholars

March 22, 2013
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A heightened level of excitement and anticipation flooded the halls of Excel Academy Charter Schools last Wednesday as the school held its annual enrollment lottery at each of their middle school locations. Excel Academy – East Boston, Excel Academy – Orient Heights and Excel Academy – Chelsea all offered seats to its rigorous, high...

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NOAH, with the New American 
integration Program (NAIP) Initiative Honors Impact of AmeriCorps.

March 22, 2013
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NOAH (East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing) is spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities across Massachusetts since the national service program began 19 years ago. “We are proud to be part of AmeriCorps with the New American Integration Program (NAIP), a partnership between the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition...

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Suffolk Downs Featured in ‘Boston Sports Temples’ Exhibition

March 22, 2013
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Suffolk Downs is one of four historic sports venues featured in Boston Public Library’s current “Boston Sports Temples” exhibition, which showcases these beloved venues and their unique roles in the daily lives and hearts of generations of New Englanders. Suffolk Downs is joined by Fenway Park, the original Boston Garden and Braves Field in...

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Milano’s Deli Dethrones EBYC, Lightning 
express Advances in Style

March 22, 2013
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One absolute barn burner and an upset heard round the city in the EBMHL semifinals last week has set the tone for the EBMHL Championship Series which began last night at the Porazzo Rink and.will continue next Tuesday and the following Tuesday, if necessary, due to the new best 2 out of 3 format...

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Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Mary Bottaro Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Mary (Manzo) Bottaro of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Bottaro, she was the loving mother of Ronald “Ron” Bottaro and his wife, Laurie, Laurie and Elaine Bottaro and her husband, Ted, all of Saugus and...

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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

March 13, 2013
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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

Jeffries Point Steve Holt, like many of his neighbors, was shaken up by the recent muggings in his neighborhood. “I witnessed one of the muggings,” said Holt at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting. “So I became concerned about the safety of myself and my family.” While Captain Kelley McCormick was at...

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Green Plans at Suffolk Supported at MEPA Community Meeting

March 13, 2013
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While those present at last week’s Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) meeting at Suffolk Downs concerning environmental impacts a possible resort-style casino may create in the neighborhood, many were impressed by the developers plans to make a casino at Suffolk Downs the greenest in the nation, but the environmental activists remained skeptical about the...

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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

March 13, 2013
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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

TV Diner co-host Jenny Johnson chats with Frank Santarpio of Santarpio’s Pizza fame. Santarpio’s son-in-law Dave Modica and daughter, Carla, own and operate Ecco.

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Floating Restaurant Developers Put Project on Hold for a Year

March 13, 2013
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Developers that pitched anchoring a floating restaurant off East Boston’s shores will delay its plans for one year according to City Councilor Sal LaMattina. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ was dreamed up by Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan and was brought to the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) for consideration back...

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Police Seek Help in Finding Gas Station Robber

March 13, 2013
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East Boston police are looking for the community’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob the Mobil Gas Station on Meridian Street last Thursday. Police released a surveillance photo this week of the man being sought in connection with the incident. According to police at 7:12 p.m.  last Thursday evening officer received...

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A Greener Casino

March 13, 2013
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One only has to walk down the Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada to experience the asphalt and concrete jungle. The small outdoor oases in these mega-casinos/hotels can make one long for larger and greener areas.  However, the only open and green space one sees from a Las Vegas hotel room is the mountains in...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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March 3, 2013 Joel Figueroa of 17 Highland Street, Revere was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. A white male of East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Timothy Wall of 129 Fells Avenue, Medford was arrested on an outstanding default warrant for unarmed assault. Johnney Dabney of...

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2013 EBMHL Playoffs Underway, EBYC Looks to Defend Their Title

March 13, 2013
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Last Tuesday evening at The Porazzo Rink on East Boston’s Constitution Beach the 2013 EBMHL Playoffs got underway in grand fashion. After a long and grueling 4th installment that saw many ups and downs, as well as a repeat regular season champion in Lightning Express, the 6 squads were playoff ready. 5 of the...

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Obituaries 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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Kinton Talbott US Postal Service employee Kinton L. Talbott of Revere died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 55 years old. A US Postal Service employee, he was the beloved husband of  Joyce (Wilson) Talbott; loving son of the late Jean P. Talbott and Margot (Cote) Riley; cherished brother of Roger Talbott  and his...

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James Caruso Dies Suddenly

March 6, 2013
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James Caruso Dies Suddenly

James Caruso, a longtime educator and volunteer in the community has died. Mr. Caruso passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 25. He was 55. Mr. Caruso was born and raised in East Boston and lived his entire life in the Jeffries Point area. Mr. Caruso was graduate of St. Dominic Savio and would later...

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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

March 6, 2013
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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

East Boston High School English Advanced Placement teacher, Audrey Schindler McDonald, will be one of 15 teachers from across the state selected as a Teacher in Excellence Award winner. McDonald will receive the award at the Partners in Excellence Award Celebration on Thursday, March 7 at the Museum of Science. “I’m very honored and...

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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

March 6, 2013
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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

Suffolk Downs owners will pitch their plan to make the resort style casino that they hope to build at the racetrack site  the greenest casino in the nation at a community meeting tonight (Wednesday) in the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. and hosted by the Massachusetts...

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Police Looking into Robberies

March 6, 2013
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East Boston police are investigation a string of street robberies that have occurred in the neighborhood since February 21. Since that date there have been five robberies all occurring near the Maverick area between the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. “The times and areas the robberies have occurred are a coincidence. There is nothing...

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