Obituaries 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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Josephine Capua Retired Seamstress Josephine (Tarantino) Capua, a longtime Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 3.  She was 92 years old. Born in East Boston, she was a retired clothing industry seamstress. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Capua; dear and devoted mother of Leonard Capua...

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Chris Marchi, East Boston Times Man of the Year

January 1, 2013
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Chris Marchi, East Boston Times Man of the Year

There are not too many people that will sacrifice time away from family to volunteer for the better good of the community. In East Boston there are a select few but in 2012 local environmental activist Chris Marchi stood out. For the better part of two years, Marchi led a group of activists to...

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Alexandra Montes McNeil, East Boston Times Woman of the Year

January 1, 2013
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Alexandra Montes McNeil, East Boston Times Woman of the Year

Three years after taking over the reigns of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil helped turn around a once failing school. Once a place that resembled the set of a gritty school drama complete with a cast of gang members and drug dealers, the Umana has transformed into a bona...

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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

January 1, 2013
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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from East Boston you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects Eastie to rest of the city is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of...

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East Boston Residents Join Others in Opposing Ethanol Trains

January 1, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

January 1, 2013
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Jets Host the 8th Annual Deep Freeze Tournament

January 1, 2013
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The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast Cancer Research Center. The Jets hosted the 8th Annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament,...

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Obituaries 01-02-2013

January 1, 2013
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Adeline Corrado Former Boston Public Library Employee Adeline R. Corrado of Revere died on December 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital.  She was 89 years old. Born in East Boston, she graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1942, and was a former employee of the Boston Public Library. She was the beloved daughter...

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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

December 25, 2012
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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

Last Thursday, dozens of students staff and families came together from across the neighborhood to take part in an hour-long candlelight vigil in honor of the students and teachers killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The event included a moment of silence, songs and prayers for the victims. There...

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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

December 25, 2012
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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

Last Thursday, Vida Urbana’s North Side Bank Tenants Association (NSBTA) hosted an Independent Foreclosure Review information event for East Boston residents at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Paris Street. The event was designed to help homeowners who were part of a foreclosure action on their primary residence in 2009 or 2010. According to...

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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

December 25, 2012
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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

With East Boston and the country already on edge after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. a man from Halifax, Nova Scotia was arrested last Tuesday on weapons charges in East Boston. The man was found to be in possession of some of the same guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina Votes in Favor of Safer Housing

December 25, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 9 councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in East Boston safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this...

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This is the Season: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 25, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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The Shot Heard Around the World

December 25, 2012
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It’s one thing to hit the game winning shot but it’s another thing to do it 80 feet out with one second left on the clock. That’s exactly what happened when East Boston High School senior guard Pat Santos took a foul shot rebound down by two points and heaved the ball 80 feet...

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Obituaries 12-26-2012

December 25, 2012
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Daniel ‘Danny’ Filippone Member of Teamsters Union Daniel “Danny” F. Filippone of East Boston died on December 19. A US Airforce veteran of Korea and a member of Teamster Local 379, he was the beloved husband of Virginia (Smith) Filippone; loving father of Veronica Shaponick and her husband, Robert of East Boston, Dana DelPrato...

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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

December 20, 2012
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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

East Boston Central Catholic School’s K-0 class performs ‘Jingle Bells’ during the school’s annual Christmas Pageant. This year’s pageant was dedicated and performed in honor of the students and staff that lost they lives last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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This is Not the Bypass Road

December 20, 2012
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This is Not the Bypass Road

An 18-Wheeler block Neptune Road nearly three weeks after the opening of the long-awaited Marty Coughlin Bypass Road. Massport is working to get more Logan Airport related traffic to use the newly opened $24 million road that cuts under Day Square.

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Local Reaction to Tragedy at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if it had happened right here in East Boston. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. As the events unfolded, East Boston...

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OHRC Will Be Named After Marty Pino in Jan

December 20, 2012
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The Mayor’s Office has announced it has set a date to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. In a statement released this week Menino and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Daphne Griffin, said during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, January 18...

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PPSC Gets Added Help from USOC

December 20, 2012
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Being one of the few sailing programs in the nation that can lay claim to once having an Olympic gold medalist on staff, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) in East Boston will be getting help from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) this coming year. The U.S. Paralympics, a division of the USOC, announced...

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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up For Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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A new partnership between Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center may have widespread benefits for local performing arts groups like Zumix in East Boston should Suffolk Downs attain a casino license. Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center entered into an agreement Tuesday giving the Citi Center a key...

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A Mobile City Hall

December 20, 2012
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For many residents living in neighborhoods like East Boston, West Roxbury or Dorchester getting to City Hall to accomplish a basic service like obtaining a birth certificate can turn into a multiple hours long task.   This is even before the start of the renovations to the Government Center MBTA stop that will be closed...

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Outrage at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Police Briefs 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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December 3rd 2012 A white non-Hispanic male was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Orlando Crespo of 119 Congress Avenue, Chelsea was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs. Gerry Mondou of 83 Watts Street, Chelsea was arrested and charged with possession of Class C & E drugs and assault & battery...

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