Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Menino was a Champion for Our Health Centers and Neighborhoods

November 10, 2014
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Just a few years ago, Maverick Square was not a place people were eager to visit.  Despite the steady presence of a blue line station and some businesses, it lacked vitality.  At the heart of Maverick Square was a gaping hole: an old, worn parking lot where commuters, who would drive in from the...

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Obituaries 11-05-2014

November 10, 2014
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Camille Lapio Homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting Camille Lapio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29 at Aviv Center for Living. A homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting, Camille moved to Revere from East Boston in the late 70’s. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Frances Amato;...

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Basile Easily Re-Elected in Representative Contest

November 10, 2014
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Basile Easily Re-Elected in Representative Contest

Incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile beat  challenger Celeste Myers during the state’s General Election on Tuesday.  Unofficial results showed Basile finished with 4,959 votes to Myers 1,476 votes. Basile carried all 14 precincts. Inside his headquarters surrounded by campaign staff and volunteers, Basile thanked them for their hard work throughout the campaign. “I want...

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Development was Primary Focus During Menino Years at City Hall

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino during his tenure focused heavily on development in the East Boston neighborhood. His approach to development over the past two decades was a one of balance that included supporting quality affordable housing, market rate development and more housing for seniors. One of his first orders of business after being...

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East Boston Restaurants were always Much Favored by Menino

November 10, 2014
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Like many Bostonians, when the late Mayor Thomas Menino wanted something good to eat East Boston restaurants were at the top of his list. Like many proud Italian Americans who grew up on the comfort food of their mothers and grandmothers, Mayor Menino craved the home cooked fare offered at many of Eastie’s more...

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Menino Improved the Neighborhood for East Boston Residents Forever

November 10, 2014
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Before the late Mayor Thomas Menino took office in 1993, East Boston was a neighborhood with the least amount of open space, aging community centers and bleak schoolyards. But under his leadership he helped reshape the community to include a greenway, some of the best parks and recreational centers in all of Boston and...

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Local Political Leaders Received their Start to Public Office from Menino

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino’s legacy can be seen throughout East Boston but the three men that now lead the neighborhood said they owe a debt of gratitude to the man that inspired them to be better public servants. City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and Rep. Carlo Basile have all had close...

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Tom Menino was Truly a Unique Man

November 10, 2014
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Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. the crowds outside Faneuil Hall that lined the street earlier 8 in the day had dispersed. The line, that once stretched down Congress Street, was slim. All day thousands had braved the cold, rain, sleet and snow and waited hours to say goodbye to the man they loved and...

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Residents Signing Up for Fuel Assistance at APAC

November 10, 2014
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Down at the East Boston APAC office, part of the Boston ABCD, residents are already signing up for their annual Fuel Assistance Program at the Meridian Street office that help[ low income residents stay warm this winter. Last week, after pressure from a bipartisan group of Senators in Washington DC, the Obama Administration released...

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Voters Set for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 4

October 30, 2014
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The campaigns are in their final week and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 voters will have their say in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick, has decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive come January. Candidates Charlie...

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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

October 30, 2014
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 Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exhibition extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...

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Questions and Answers with State Representative Candidates

October 30, 2014
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On Tuesday, November 4 incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) will square off against challenger    Celeste Myers (I-East Boston) for the First Suffolk District seat, which covers the 14 precincts in East Boston. This week the East Boston Times submitted a Q&A to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the...

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Sports 10-29-2014

October 30, 2014
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EBHS volleyball team is prepping for tourney after compiling 14-2 record By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School girls volleyball team completed one of its best seasons ever and it now awaits the pairings for the State Tournament. The Lady Jets finished their regular season with a 14-2 record and qualified for the...

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Obituaries 10-29-2014

October 30, 2014
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Rose Catena Of East Boston Rose M. (Russo) Catena of East Boston died in Saugus on October 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Catena; loving mother of Desi Catena and his wife, Maureen of Wilmington, Mark Catena of Saugus, Kim Vitale and her husband, John of East Boston and Gale...

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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

October 30, 2014
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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

Representative Carlo Basile and Celeste Myers squared off last Tuesday at East Boston High School during their final public debate before the election on Tuesday, November 4.  The debate was hosted by the High School’s debate team, who did a fantastic job with the questions, tempo and spirit of the forum. The first question...

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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

October 30, 2014
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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

The popular downtown coffee shop that prides itself on being socially conscious that opened its second location here in East Boston recently at Maverick Marketplace announced this week it has picked its beneficiary for coffee sales. Boston Brewin Coffee, known for its socially conscious business model and serves only 100 percent organic coffee, uses...

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BRA Holds Meeting on Bremen St. Project

October 30, 2014
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Last Thursday the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a community meeting at the Paris Street Community Center regarding a proposed mixed use development at 135 Bremen Street. Proposed by Bremen Street LLC, the developer recently submitted a Project Notification Form to the BRA for a 126,189 sq.ft. mixed use development that includes 94 residential...

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Community Groups are an Asset to the City At-Large

October 23, 2014
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We in East Boston are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer  groups such as the Orients Heights Neighborhood Council, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the Eagle Hill Civic Association working hard for the best interests of our entire community. The members of these organizations are proud East Boston residents who are always looking to improve...

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Suffolk Downs Venue for Hospital Fundraiser

October 23, 2014
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Potentialy one of the last parties at Suffolk Downs will take place this Saturday night, Oct. 25, and will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital via the NHL Alumni Pro-Am Kick Off for 2015. Organizer Kevin Chiles said the party goes towards raising funds to get the ‘Boston Strong’ pro-am team into the tournament that...

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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

October 23, 2014
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The City of Revere and a union representing some Suffolk Downs employees filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Thursday, with the MGC quickly firing back in saying the suit was simply the result of “sorely disappointed” folks who did not get a casino license. The MGC had rejected a similar...

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Sports 10-22-2014

October 23, 2014
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East Boston High boys soccer seeks both league and city titles By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School boys soccer team is right where it wants to be in the final week of the regular season: in contention for the league and city championships. Coach Lorenzo DiBenedetto’s surprising Jets are 11-1 in the...

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Obituaries 10-22-2014

October 23, 2014
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Louise Maraio Of East Boston Louise M. (Coleman) Maraio of East Boston died on October 17. She was the loving daughter of the late Matthew and Louise (McGrath) Coleman; dear sister of Francis Coleman of New Jersey and the late Matthew Jr. Family and friends will honor Louise by gathering Thursday morning, October 22...

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Walsh Still Views Community Groups as Important Forums

October 23, 2014
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Jerome Smith, director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was at the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting Monday night to quell rumors that the Mayor’s Office was trying to curb the power of neighborhood groups in East Boston. There has been some talk that Mayor Martin Walsh had the desire to increase...

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