Triple Decker Moved to Make Room for Expanded School at Savio Site

July 31, 2013
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Triple Decker Moved to Make Room for Expanded School at Savio Site

The moving of Salesians Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Father John Nazzaro’s house across Byron Street slowed traffic and drew a crowd Saturday. Spectators lined the street and watched as the triple-decker at 619 Bennington St. was slowly lifted and then hauled across a city street. The entire process took most of the...

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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

July 31, 2013
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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

East Boston resident Kimberly Roberts’ spectacular roof garden earned her first place honors for Porch, Balcony, Deck, or Window Box Garden in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 2013 Garden Contest. But Roberts wasn’t the only one receiving honors for having one of the best green thumbs in the city. Lyle, Kara, and Lily Bradley of...

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Political Muscle: Lamattina, Petruccelli, Basile Get Mbta Not to Shut Down Government Center Stop

July 31, 2013
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It was no secret people in East Boston were pretty unhappy that the project to fix all the wall panels in the Callahan Tunnel would coincide with a two-year closure of the Government Center MBTA station. However, it was announced this week that the MBTA would hold off on the closure of Government Center...

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Spraying to Start on August 1

July 31, 2013
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On Thursday evening the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will begin spraying in East Boston to help control the mosquito population in the neighborhood. The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol sprayers to complete the work on Thursday, August 1, between dusk and 11:30 p.m.  Spraying is scheduled to take place...

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Great Teamwork

July 31, 2013
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State Representative Carlo Basile, Senator Antony Petruccelli and City Councilor Sal LaMattina deserve full credit for preventing a commuters’  nightmare for  Eastie residents. No one can argue that safety whether for the public transportation system or driving through the tunnels should be a top priority. However, the original plan from the inner workings of...

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Death and Taxes

July 31, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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East Boston Knights Keep on Rolling

July 31, 2013
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The East Boston Knights are hitting their stride in both leagues (YBL & RRBL) and just in time. Both squads are playing their best ball of the year as the playoff season looms around the corner. The YBL Knights go 3 – 0 on the week headlined by beating the Revere Rockies and stopping...

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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Anna Bocchino Of East Boston, formerly of Italy Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

July 24, 2013
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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial’s plan to build 200 market-rate units of rental housing at the Boston East site on Border Street. Last month the CDC filed a Project Development Plan (PDA) with the BRA. The CDC requested the approval of the...

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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

July 24, 2013
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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

Zumix’s A Cappella Ensemble, which consists of three Zumix students, was invited to play at last Friday’s Outside the Box Festival in Boston. Irisbel Rojas, Sarah Coelho, and Francesca Canepa performed with Zumix’s Artist Ambassador, Will Dailey, at the July 19th Festival on the Boston Common. Dailey is Zumix’s Artist Ambassador of the year...

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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, one of this year’s Revere Sand Sculpting Festival spon­sors, has its name carved into the ‘Boston Strong’ creation by a sculptor during last weekend’s annual event.

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EBHS Seniors Receive Umana Fellowships

July 24, 2013
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The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents here in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the sumtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special way through...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Sylvester ‘Jake’ Cheffro Building Contractor Sylvester “Jake” Cheffro, a lifelong East Boston resident, passed away at the Chelsea Skilled Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family on July 17. He was 70 years old. Jake worked for many years for the Rapino Memorial Home in the 1970’s, for Picariello and Singer and as a building...

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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

July 18, 2013
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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

City Councilor Sal and Interim District 7 Captain Tim Connolly were out walking the Jeffries Point neighborhood Monday night following an increase of social media chatter regarding an up tick in crime in the area. The social media threads on Facebook started some hysteria and caused panic among residents that were unaware of all...

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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

July 18, 2013
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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

With a push to get East Boston’s long neglected waterfront finally developed there is one person warning that sea level mitigation should be part of any commercial or residential development along Eastie’s shoreline. Carolyn Jenkins, an MIT student who recently completed an architecture masters thesis entitled “East Boston buffer: a transferable urban framework for...

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Major Renovation at Liberty Plaza is Now Underway

July 18, 2013
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Hoping to capitalize on the major renovations to Central Square that the city will begin in the fall, the Lombardo’s Company is in the process of completing a major renovation to Liberty Plaza in the square and is moving forward with its Seville Theater project on Border Street. The $1 million Liberty Plaza project...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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East Boston Little League Wins District 9 Championship

July 18, 2013
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It’s been a longtime since East Boston Little League (EBBL) won a District 9 Championship but the drought came to end Monday night at Festa Field in East Boston. Led by coaches Joe Serpa and Frank DiNublia and playing behind shutout pitching by Frank Serpa EBLL eliminated Hill House 2-0 Monday night. Serpa struck...

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Obituaries 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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Robert Yantosca Decorated Veteran, volunteer at Don Orione Nursing Home and St. Lazarus Parish in East Boston Robert V. “Bob” Yantosca of Newtonville, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away on July 13. He was 92 years old. Robert was a past usher at St.Lazarus Parish, a member of the Holy Name Society,...

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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

July 10, 2013
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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

After 13 years in Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s office, Chief of Staff Ed Deveau will leave his post to become mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo’s Deputy Campaign Manager. Deveau, who started out as a summer intern when Petruccelli was a State Representative, followed Petruccelli to the Senate where he has served as chief of staff since...

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JPNA Says Yes to KO Pies New Hours

July 10, 2013
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JPNA Says Yes to KO Pies New Hours

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of KO Pies’ request to expand its hours from 10 p.m. to midnight. KO Pies, the popular Australian restaurant down at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, has had a 10 p.m. license since opening last summer. Owner of the only place in Boston...

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DOT Officials Brief Residents on Plans when Tunnel Closes

July 10, 2013
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It’s going to be a lot harder getting back on the island come January. At a recent community meeting at East Boston High School MassDOT officials announced that the Callahan Tunnel will be closed for three months beginning in January 2014. The tunnel’s closure will coincide with the two-year closure of the Government Center...

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Police Still Searching for Driver

July 10, 2013
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East Boston detectives are still searching for the mystery man that crashed a SUV into the front of Burger King, injuring three people, and fled the scene. On July 3 at 8 a.m. officers from District 7 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Burger King on Bennington Street in Orient Heights....

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