Usher Gets Some Pie at Santarpio’s

May 6, 2015
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Usher Gets Some Pie at Santarpio’s

International superstar and R&B recording artist Usher was spotted at Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston Sunday evening. The eight-time Grammy Award winning artist showed up to the neighborhood’s famed pizza joint with a few friends unannounced and sat quietly in the back at the table near the jukebox before patrons started to recognize him....

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Dr.Gene Sharp Nominated by Nobel Peace Prize Comm.

May 6, 2015
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Dr. Gene Sharp, who runs the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles out of an unassuming apartment in East Boston, has for decades written the handbooks on how to overthrow oppressive regimes through non-violent means. Nominated this year and three other times for the Noble Peace Prize, Sharp’s books have been translated into dozens...

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Put Me in Coach .. I’m Ready to Play

April 23, 2015
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Put Me in Coach .. I’m Ready to Play

Justin Londono of the East Boston Little League Red Sox took a few moments to play ball with himself before heading over to his team to take a team photo last Saturday, April 18, at Noyes Park. Kids, coaches and League supporters from all over the neighborhood turned out to kick off the Opening Day...

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Rep.Madaro Seeks Money for Eastie From the State

April 23, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro filed three crucial budget amendments during his first full week in office. The amendments dedicate nearly $300,000 to East Boston to improve public safety at Constitution Beach, increase resources to address substance abuse in East Boston, and supports Project Bread’s local farming initiative. The House Budget process is one of...

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EBNHC’s Juli Windsor Featured in Documentary

April 23, 2015
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Juli Windsor, a Physician Assistant at the health center’s Pediatrics Department is the subject of a new documentary that aired on the Discovery Channel last week. On Thursday, the staff of the EBNHC joined together at Zumix to view a screening of the documentary, Little Person: Boston Strong. The...

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D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Restaurant Docks in Revere

April 23, 2015
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D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Restaurant Docks in Revere

To the dismay of East Boston foodies D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Italian and Seafood Restaurant has moved out of the neighborhood. However, those who have fallen in love with the D’Amelio family scrumptious Italian fare have to only head over to neighboring Revere to get their Off the Boat fix. On Saturday, the new...

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East Boston High School Baseball off to a Strong Start

April 23, 2015
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The East Boston High School baseball team, under the direction of head coach Cory Giberti, is off to a strong start, winning five of its first seven games. The Jets are 5-0 against Boston City League opponents, besting Latin Academy, Madison Park, Boston International, O’Bryant, and New Mission. The losses are to Malden and...

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Obituaries 04-22-2015

April 23, 2015
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Anthony Giovanniello Of East Boston Anthony Giovanniello of East Boston died on April 11. He was 64 years old. A past employee for over 35 years of the City of Boston DPW and Past Vice President AFSCME, he was the devoted son of the late Amilio and Josephine (Polignone) Giovanniello; dear brother of Rocco...

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Madaro Sworn in as Eastie’s State Rep.

April 21, 2015
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Madaro Sworn in as Eastie’s State Rep.

Adrian Madaro officially became East Boston’s state representative at a swearing-in ceremony April 8 at the House Chambers in the Statehouse. Governor Charlie Baker administered the oaths of office to Rep. Madaro and Rep. Hannah Kane, who were each elected to their positions March 31. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo hosted a...

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Appreciation Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 21, 2015
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There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...

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Sports 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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EB Roundup Eastie track teams fall to Latin Academy in openers The East Boston High School boys and girls outdoor track teams fell to Boston Latin Academy in their season openers Monday at White Stadium. Joel Pastrana, a key player for last fall’s East Boston football team, provided a highlighting by winning the 100...

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Obituaries 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Obituaries 04-15-2015

Arthur ‘Artie’ Smith, Jr. Life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club Arthur “Artie” J. Smith, Jr. of East Boston died on April 13. He was 75 years old. Artie, who was a life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club, was the beloved husband of Janice Florentine; loving father of Tracey, Colleen, Kathleen...

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Residents Shown Changes for Clippership Wharf Site

April 16, 2015
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Developers of the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development in East Boston were at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Monday night to brief residents on changes made to the project. Nick Iselin from Lend Lease said the development team is putting a real emphasis on the project’s Chapter 91 license and wants the harborwalk...

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EBNHC Teams Up to Bring Foods Here

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Teams Up to Bring Foods Here

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Katie Tong said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering interested clients now....

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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

Last Wednesday officials from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) participated in a forum on state community health centers (CHC) in the Flag Room at the State House. EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes was one of the speakers during the forum and argued in his remarks that community health centers like EBNHC are ‘part...

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YMCA Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

April 9, 2015
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YMCA Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

The East Boston YMCA held their annual Reach out for Youth Campaign last Thursday at the the Logan Hilton. More than $140,000 was raised at the breakfast. Shown above from left are Gertie Weiss, YMCA Vice President Wendy Zinn and Simon Ho.

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Manager of the Year:Liana Lamattina Guided the Campaign To Elect Madaro as State Representative

April 9, 2015
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Manager of the Year:Liana Lamattina Guided the Campaign To Elect Madaro as State Representative

It could be said that two potential political superstars emerged on Election Night in East Boston. At 26 years old Adrian Madaro was elected state representative and with his youth, impeccable academic credentials, knowledge of the issues, and personality, the sky is the limit in Massachusetts politics and beyond. And then there was the...

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Excel Academy Finalizes Bremen Street Site Purchase

April 9, 2015
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Excel Academy has finalized its purchase of the former Paul’s Park and Fly site, the last of the park and fly companies that once dotted Bremen Street. Excel paid $2,957,916 for the land according to the published real estate transfer and will transform the site into a new middle/high school. Paul’s Park and Fly...

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Berninger,Buttiglieri Appointed to Community Advisory Board

April 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh appointed two East Boston residents and longtime community activists to serve on the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Both Mary Berninger and Karen Buttiglieri of Eastie will join Darryl Pomicter of Beacon Hill, David Manning of South Boston, Erica Mattison of Dorchester and Maura Zlody of Fenway on the...

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Congratulations and Good Luck, State Rep. Madaro

April 9, 2015
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We congratulate Adrian Madaro on his election as state representative for East Boston’s seat in the House of Representative and wish him the best as he is inaugurated today for this esteemed position in our government. Adrian is a lifelong resident who won the seat after an exciting, hard-fought campaign in which five Democratic...

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A Great One Giving Back: Former East Boston Star Krysten Hunt Is Now Coaching Little League Baseball

April 9, 2015
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The players on the East Boston Little League Astros team might not know how spectacular Krysten Hunt was as a softball player, but by now they know how much she loves the game. Krysten Hunt can’t disguise her enthusiasm for the sport or hold back on her knowledge of the fundamentals. She fell in...

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Obituaries 04-08-2015

April 9, 2015
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Dina Ferrera Passed away on Easter Sunday Dina M. (Coccimiglio) Ferrera of Revere passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5. She was 46 years old. The cherished daughter of Elena (Beatrice) and Nick Coccimiglio and daughter-in-law of Angela (Piscitelli) and Salvatore Ferrera, she was the beloved wife of Michael Ferrera; loving step-mother of Michael...

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Madaro Wins Handily: Elected State Representative in Tuesday’s Vote

April 2, 2015
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Madaro Wins Handily: Elected State Representative in Tuesday’s Vote

Adrian Madaro was elected to the First Suffolk District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in a special election Tuesday in East Boston. Madaro, the Democratic nominee, garnered  90  percent of the vote in besting Independent candidate Joanne Pomodoro. Madaro, a 26-year-old lifelong resident who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tufts University,...

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Breakfast Fundraiser for Y Scheduled for this Thursday

April 2, 2015
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Breakfast Fundraiser for Y Scheduled for this Thursday

National studies show that the quality of care that infants and toddlers receive has a direct and long-lasting effect on a child’s healthy development and future success in school. Yet in Massachusetts, child care cost are among the highest in the nation and local Child Care Referral Agencies report that many parents are removing...

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