Harborarts Third Annual Celebration, Sept. 22

September 12, 2012
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Two years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts. The monumental event of 30 large-scale public art pieces was made possible by Coastal Marine Management and organized in partnership with the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts...

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Health Center Teams Up Helping Children Flourish

September 5, 2012
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Health Center Teams Up Helping Children Flourish

This past week the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s pediatrics department teamed up with Cradles to Crayons— a nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items that children need to flourish—to get Eastie children ready for school. Cradles to Crayons donated dozens of backpacks and school supplies to the EBNHC that were later...

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Off the Grid Excursions Launch Party

September 5, 2012
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Off the Grid Excursions Launch Party

East Boston residents Dave Shea and Megan Shea and friend Chris Seaman attended the Off The Grid Excursions Launch Party in Boston on August 22. Founded by four friends from Northeastern University, Off The Grid Excursions is a company that organizes small group adventure travel, immersing travelers in authentic cultures, uncovering the must-see sites,...

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LaMattina, Campatelli in Battle for Clerk of Probate Position

September 5, 2012
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LaMattina, Campatelli in Battle for Clerk of Probate Position

Thursday’s primary, replacing the traditional first Tuesday of September primary, is not expected to bring out a major vote. Although there are several races East Boston voters should be interested in – primary among them Suffolk County Clerk of Probate and Suffolk County Superior Court Clerk as well as the District 6 Governor’s Council...

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Police Seek Help in Sexual Assault Case

September 5, 2012
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Detectives from East Boston’s District 7 are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for a sexual assault last week near the Donald McKay School. On August 27 at 6:00 a.m. officers from District A-7 were called to the McKay School on Cottage Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers discovered...

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Get out and Vote

September 5, 2012
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East Boston voters are urged to get out and to vote on Thursday, primary day. There are two major races with friends of East Boston that mean something to mainstream voters here. First is Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina’s candidacy for the Suffolk County Register of Probate position versus Patty Campatelli. As a city...

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Obituaries 09-05-2012

September 5, 2012
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Arlene Sloan Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Arlene L. (Cameron) Sloan of Jupiter, Florida,  formerly of East Boston, died in Florida on July 22. She was 77 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Empy) and James Cameron, she lived in East Boston for many years prior to moving...

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Early Morning Walk

August 29, 2012
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Early Morning Walk

Early morning walkers at Piers Park have the place to themselves and seem to be enjoying it.

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Local Teens Give Local Greenway Improvements

August 29, 2012
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The 11 teenagers that have been working to make improvements along East Boston’s Greenway and Belle Isle Marsh were honored last Thursday. The teens and their supervisor, Timbah Bell, were thrown a small party at the Greenway by Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). The workers also got the chance to give a tour of...

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Suffolk Fined for Past Violations

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything in life. Some of us have great timing. Some of us have no timing. In nearly every case when timing is important, we come to learn that timing is something nearly impossible to set in stone. Such is the case with Suffolk Downs. The track that wants to be a casino...

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Mayor Menino and Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2012
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A report last week indicated Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Suffolk Downs management expressing his displeasure with plans revealing the track is considering opening the casino first, if approved to do so, and then getting on with the business of building the resort casino facilities after that. No way, wrote Menino....

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Full Reconstruction : Young Jets Team to Take Flight Without Last Season’s Stars

August 29, 2012
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East Boston Jets head football coach John Parziale is very clear about the position his team faces this year. “The good news is that we won the city championships last year,” said Parziale after practice on Monday. ‘The bad news is that we lost most of our key personnel from last year, including our...

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Obituaries 08-29-2012

August 29, 2012
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James Celona, Jr. East Boston Resident James J. Celona, Jr. of East Boston died on August 24. He was the beloved father of James A. Celona of Winthrop and Gabriella, Alexandra and Guilianna of Malden; former husband of Susan (Fronduto) Celona and Annette (Monteleone) Celona; cherished son of Dolores (Silva) Celona and James J....

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Council Votes to Rename O.H.Gym for Marty Pino

August 29, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now the gym he spent years coaching neighborhood kids during the basketball season will be named in his honor. Last week, the Boston City Council passed Councilor Sal LaMattina’s resolution to rename the Orient Heights Gym the Marty Pino Recreational Center....

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APAC Summer Youth Employment Program Gives at Risk Teens Valuable Work Experience

August 29, 2012
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s Summer Works program have become an oasis for at-risk teens–giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Local Intersections Are Part of City Effort to Stop Gridlock

August 29, 2012
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Some motorists in East Boston awakened recently to odd white boxes painted along their morning commute. Some said it looked like a heliport and others thought it looked like a landing strip but it’s only a box and the Boston Police Department doesn’t want you to block it. And if you do you can...

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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

August 22, 2012
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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

Those looking to partake of Rino’s Place’s legendary lobster ravioli will have to wait until September as the famed Italian eatery undergoes renovations. Rino’s closed last week for an extended period as construction crews work to correct structural problems with the 100-year-old plus building that houses the restaurant. By Monday, crews had knocked out...

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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

August 22, 2012
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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

The forecast for rain and showers didn’t stop thousands of residents from flocking to Piers Park Saturday to take part in the 24th Annual Eastie Pride Day–one of the longest running annual community celebrations in the city. “I can’t believe it’s been 24 years,” said Eastie Pride Day founder, City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “Last...

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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

August 22, 2012
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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

An army of volunteers from Fidelity Investments was at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy last Thursday to take part in a ‘Transformation Day’ at the school. Over 400 Fidelity employee volunteers were on hand to upgrade science classrooms, in-classroom greenhouses, the library and the school’s gymnasium. Workers were also busy cutting lumber to...

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$850,000 Reasons to Say Thank You Massport

August 22, 2012
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When the East Boston Foundation received its fifth milestone payment from Massport last week there were $850,000 reasons to say thank you to Massport. The payment was part of Massport’s agreement made more than a decade ago which allows for mitigation payments for major airport improvements. Mitigation payments from Massport are no different from...

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The Red Sox

August 22, 2012
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East Boston has thousands of Red Sox fans. This neighborhood is a major Red Sox nation population who are continuing to treat the Red Sox with respect even though the season is just about down the drain at this point. What went wrong, nearly everyone with an interest in the Red Sox are asking?...

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EBAB’s Wiffle Ball Tournament

August 22, 2012
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The East Boston Athletic Board’s 4th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament Sunday at the East Boston Stadium was a success. The annual tournament raised over $700 for the EBAB’s scholarship awards dinner to be held in June 2013. The event was one of several fundraising events that will be held throughout the year to raise...

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Obituaries 08-22-2012

August 22, 2012
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Antonina ‘Nina’ Pesaturo Of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston Antonina “Nina” (Cammarata) Pesaturo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on August 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred “Fred” Pesaturo with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; loving mother of Vincent Pesaturo and his wife,...

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AG sides with Logan Employees Over Pay

August 22, 2012
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Last February, a number of employees at Logan International Airport showed up at Massport’s monthly board meeting to file several grievances against contractors doing business at the airport for unfair labor practices. The testimony shed light on potential “sweatshop-like” conditions at companies that are contracted for a host of passenger services at Logan. Employees...

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