Obituaries 06-26-2013

June 26, 2013
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Irene Myrna McCormick Distinguished resident of West Virginia, formerly of Revere  Irene Myrna McCormick died on April 22 at Hubbard Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. She was born on March 7, 1940 to the late Goodman and Fanny Gordon in Boston. She grew up in Revere and...

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Bialecki Toured East Boston

June 25, 2013
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Bialecki Toured East Boston

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Senator Anthony Petruccelli talk with a representative from Cranshaw Construction to discuss the Portside at Pier One project. Bialecki toured East Boston development sites, businesses and programs Monday.

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Her Star-dom Is on the Rise: Gianna Simone Has a Role in the Hit Movie “Star Trek into Darkness”

June 25, 2013
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Her Star-dom  Is on the Rise: Gianna Simone Has a Role in the Hit Movie “Star Trek into Darkness”

Gianna Simone is celebrating a major milestone in her burgeoning career as a model and an actress. The 23-year-old East Boston native has a role as a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew in the current hit movie, “Star Trek Into Darkness” that debuted as the No. 1 movie in America and is...

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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

June 25, 2013
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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

Some at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) were weary about Mariner Tower’s proposed plans to put an 84ft. cell phone tower on McClellan Highway near the Extra Space Storage facility. Mariner Tower will appear before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 9 to seek zoning relief to construct the...

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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 25, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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Edward Brooke Charter School Has Tree Problems

June 25, 2013
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Developers for the Edward Brooke Charter School are asking the city and community for permission to remove a tree on the corner of Bennington and Byron Street so construction crews can move the Salesian Society’s rectory building from 619 Bennington Street to a new site at 635 Bennington Street. The Norway maple at the...

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Looking Back at Mike Tanner And His Time with the Knights

June 25, 2013
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In this spot we usually shine a spotlight on one of our current players. This week we are going to do something a little different and go with a former player Mike Tanner from our first ever season as a team. Tanner is a special man who has done a lot for the community...

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Obituaries 06-19-2013

June 25, 2013
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Americo “Rico” Amarosi Third Order Franciscan Brother Americo “Rico” Amarosi of East Boston died on June 16. Rico was a 3rd Order Franciscan Brother who worked and volunteered for many years at the former Our Lady of the Mt. Carmel Church, East Boston. The beloved son of the late Angelo and Rose (Casaletto), he was...

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Knights Can’t Overcome Weather

June 13, 2013
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Knights Can’t Overcome Weather

The weather has put a damper on the East Boston Knights season. Scheduled to play 6 games in 7 days, the Knights can’t beat their number one foe….Mother Nature. The Knights have sat idle since Wednesday night when they dropped a heartbreaker to the Al Thomas Athletics 9 – 6. Starting pitcher Branden Eaton...

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U.S. Congressman Ed Markey Makes Campaign Stop at EBNHC

June 12, 2013
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U.S. Congressman Ed Markey Makes Campaign Stop at EBNHC

U.S. Congressman Ed Markey made a campaign stop in East Boston last Friday in his bid to win the Massachusetts Senate seat. California Congressman Xavier Bacerra joined Markey for a tour of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center facility in Maverick Square. The facility was built using federal stimulus money and Markey and Bacerra...

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Health Center Holds Successful Art Fundraiser

June 12, 2013
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Health Center Holds Successful Art Fundraiser

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President Jack Cradock addresses the crowd after being honored for his outstanding achievements at the Health Center.

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NOAH Marks 25th Anniversary Milestone

June 12, 2013
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street. It started in the basement of this church fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants coming into the neighborhood. At times these families wouldn’t...

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Relay for Life Set for June 14; Will Benefit Cancer Society

June 12, 2013
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and...

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Callahan Tunnel Rehab Project Scheduled

June 12, 2013
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MassDOT has scheduled a meeting to discuss the proposed rehabilitation project to the Lieutenant William F. Callahan Tunnel that connects East Boston to the North End. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston High School, 86 White St. The project includes rehabilitation to the tunnel’s...

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Knights Pitching Key to Success

June 5, 2013
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Knights Pitching Key to Success

As the weather heats up so do the East Boston Knights. The YBL Knights win their only game this week vs. the Savin Hill Hornets and the RRBL Knights swept a double header against the Pepperell Red Dogs Sunday to go undefeated on the week. Pitching has been the key for both teams as...

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East Boston Gets Moving

June 5, 2013
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East Boston Gets Moving

Sponsored by New Balance Foundation, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Let’s Get Movin’ Walk/Run for Fitness begins as young participants in the program begin the race.

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New Outdoor Seating Area in Maverick Square

June 5, 2013
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New Outdoor Seating Area in Maverick Square

Customers enjoy a lunch break at Market Caf’s new outdoor seating area in Maverick Square.

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Hitting the Local Jackpot: MCAA Donates $5,000 Each to Zumix and Salesians B&G

June 5, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club and Zumix will each receive a  $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) as part of $120,000 in community grants that went to 24  Boston nonprofits during the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on May 29. The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership...

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ISD Meets with Residents About Housing Ordinance

June 5, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) officials were at the Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to remind residents of the 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. ISD will begin inspecting rental...

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Lights, Camera, Action Coming Soon for Eagle Hill Residents

June 5, 2013
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Representatives from Columbia Pictures were at a recent East Boston community meeting to brief Eagle Hill residents on the impacts of filming a new Denzel Washington movie may have on the surrounding community. Columbia Picture’s Mark Fitzgerald attended last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting and said filming in Eastie would begin in...

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Man Arraigned on Stabbing Charges

June 5, 2013
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An East Boston man was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon this week after his bizarre tale he told police of a mysterious machete-wielding man breaking into his apartment and stabbing his drinking buddy. Hugo Ventura, 30, of East Boston was arraigned on charges he stabbed his drinking companion in the...

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The Right Thing to Do

June 5, 2013
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We at the East Boston Times have many friends and family members that serve as members of local police forces. This week our Congressman, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano filed the “Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2013” in memory of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was murdered on the evening of...

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It’s off to the Races at Suffolk Downs Opening Day Festivities

June 5, 2013
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Female riders dominated the Opening Day card at Suffolk Downs, combining to win five of the nine races before an enthusiastic crowd of 7,377 on hand to celebrate the start of the 2013 live racing season and honor members of the community who served in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Andria...

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Obituaries 06-05-2013

June 5, 2013
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Padova Antonino North End Resident Padova Antonino of the North End of Boston died on May 30. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosa (Ferrigno); devoted father of Paola Giacalone and her husband, Lorenzo and the late Alfonso; cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren and four loving great grandchildren. His Funeral will be held from...

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