Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Market Caf

March 6, 2013
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The Noviellos have done it again. It seems everything Paul and Freddy touch turns to gold and their new business venture in Maverick Square at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center dubbed Market Caf’ is sure to follow suit. The new café is a departure from their landmark location Meridian Market. While its obvious...

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Eastie Soccer Athlete-poetry Scholars off to New York

March 6, 2013
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Two East Boston Elementary Students are going to New York City to represent America SCORES Boston at the 7th Annual America SCORES National Poetry Slam on April 8th 2013. Diana G. from the Patrick J Kennedy School and Geovanni S. from the Donald McKay K-8 School will represent the city of Boston at the poetry event...

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Obituaries 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Alfred DePierro Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston Alfred DePierro of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on February 26. A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Julia (Contie) DePierro with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Alfred DePierro, Jr....

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Connolly Running For Mayor

March 1, 2013
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Connolly Running For Mayor

At Large City Councilor John Connolly announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for Boston Mayor. Flanked by supporters at Brighton High School Tuesday morning, Connolly, the 39-year-old Roslindale native, said he’s in the race to win and will focus on education as the cornerstone of his campaign. Judging from his remarks Tuesday,...

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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

March 1, 2013
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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

Frank J. Tarbi, the founder of the East Boston Times and a man who lived a full and fascinating life, has died. Mr. Tarbi passed away on Wednesday, February 20 at the VA Hospice in Bedford following a long battle with cancer. He was 96 years old. Mr. Tarbi was born and raised in...

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EBCC Releases Prosperity Agenda

March 1, 2013
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With different community groups gearing up to get their own feedback and information on what a resort-style casino could mean for East Boston, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce released its own Prosperity Agenda study. With a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the proposed construction of a $1 billion casino in the neighborhood, the...

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BPS School Choice Moves to New Choice Plan

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice at the East Boston Social Centers, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A...

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Local Residents Concerned Over Projects’ Impacts

March 1, 2013
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A group of East Boston residents concerned that the community process regarding waterfront development and a potential resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs has done little to inform residents of the impacts of such projects has conducted its own survey on the issues. These residents have formed the Community Alliance and collaborated with Neighbors United...

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John Connolly

March 1, 2013
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In Eastie John Connolly has always received tremendous support, but voters will now have to decide who their loyalty rests with if Mayor Thomas Menino announces he’s in for another term. Last time around, Connolly topped the at-Large ticket with 1,183 and in 2009 he topped the ticket in the city with 51,308 and...

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Eastie Watch: East Boston Democratic Caucus

March 1, 2013
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East Boston Democrats will hold a Democratic Caucus to select 2013 Convention Delegates on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Paris Street Community Center. The purpose of the caucus is to pick convention delegates to nominate candidates for 2013 U.S. Senate Democratic primary. All registered Democrats in East Boston are eligible to participate...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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February 17, 2013 A Hispanic male of East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. February 18, 2013 No Arrest. February 19, 2013 Chris Leone of 68 Washington Avenue, Winthrop was arrested and charged with breaking & entering. Jamey Bosco of 150 Bremen Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with distribution of...

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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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Antonino ‘Nino’ Parrinello Of East Boston Antonino “Nino” Parrinello died on February 23. Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily and arriving in East Boston in 1970, he was the beloved husband of the late Paola “lina” (Caimi) Parrinello; loving father of Frank Parrinello and his wife, Lisa of Danvers, Rosanna Paolini and her husband,...

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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

February 20, 2013
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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

Gasoline prices at local gas stations in East Boston have soared in the past month with some gas stations in the neighborhood charging upwards of $3.77 per gallon for regular. In Massachusetts the current average for regular gas was $3.76, $3.91 for midrange gas and $4.04 for premium. The highest prices we’ve seen in...

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Library to Open on Time

February 20, 2013
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With a few months to go until summer, the neighborhood’s new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street is right on track and close to being done. Anyone driving past the construction site over the past few weeks can see the steel framing has been covered with walls and one can now get a...

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BRA Gives Thumbs Up to Brooke Charter School

February 20, 2013
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Developers of the Edward Brooke Charter School in East Boston received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week to convert the former Savio High School on Byron Street into the Brooke’s new home. The BRA Board unanimously approved $16.5 million expansion plans at the corner of Byron and Bennington Streets so the Brooke can...

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Gruner Appointed as Director at Main Streets

February 20, 2013
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While former East Boston Main Streets Executive Director Clarke Moulaison has moved onto bigger and better things and now runs Carmella’s Market (formerly Gloria’s Foods) at the corner of Everett and Cottage Street, he has left behind some pretty big shoes to fill. During his tenure, Moulaison got Main Streets back on track and...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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EBNHC Announces Award for Let’s Get Moving Program

February 20, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBHNC) announced a $100,000 grant award for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens and their families. The New Balance Foundation awarded $100,000 for the Program, and presented the grant award today at EBNHC, where they were...

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Obituaries 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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Dennis Golisano Of East Boston Dennis W. Golisano of East Boston died on February 17. He was the loving son of Dorothy (Maccini) and late Salvatore Golisano; devoted father of Theresa and Nicholas Green of North Carolina; dear brother of Salvatore Golisano of East Boston, Joyce Decareau of Revere, Dorothy and Frankie Golisano, both...

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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

February 13, 2013
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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

While some were praising the City of Boston’s efforts to remove snow from city streets, residents here were singing a different tune to Mayor Thomas Menino’s Snow Removal Strike Force. On Monday nigh at 7 p.m., a section of Saratoga Street from Curtis Street to Orient Heights Square turned into pandemonium as Boston Police...

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Basile to Chair Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

February 13, 2013
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East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile was appointed to his first chairmanship since being elected to office. Speaker Robert DeLeo appointed Basile chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs last week. “I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,”...

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More Questions Than Answers on Ethanol Trains

February 13, 2013
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Last Wednesday night’s MassDOT meeting at East Boston High School left East Boston residents with more questions than answers. First, at 6 p.m. a coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett briefed residents on Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 13, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in East Boston has residents fuming and rightfully so. Howeverprobably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving residential services and life in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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