Obituaries 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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Robert LaVertue Of East Boston Robert A. LaVertue of East Boston died on May 11. He was 67 years old. The beloved son of the late George and Lorraine (Laramie) LaVertue, he was the dear brother of  Annette Dagostino of East Boston, Ronald LaVertue of Winthrop, Linda Lockhart  and Rita Buono, both of East...

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East Boston Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

May 9, 2013
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East Boston Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Famed local Mexican singer Veronica Robles performs during a free concert in Central Square Friday as part of East Boston’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

May 9, 2013
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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

Since passing the Senate’s version of the transportation finance bill last month, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been attending neighborhood community group meetings in East Boston to brief residents on the bill and the reasons why he supports it. The bill is now heading to a joint conference committee where it will be further tweaked....

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Crossroads Host Forum on Need for Shelter Funding

May 9, 2013
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Crossroads Family Shelter resident Nurys and former resident CeeCee gave emotional testimony last Friday morning in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials at a breakfast hosted by the Shelter. Nurys and CeeCee and other housing advocates were at Crossroads last week to lobby elected officials like Senator Anthony...

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Lynch Wins East Boston,Markey Wins State

May 9, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite being defeated in East Boston by Lynch last week. Statewide Markey resoundingly beat Democratic challenger Congressman Stephen Lynch gaining 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or...

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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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O’Donnell Students Show Their Boston Strong

May 9, 2013
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Last Friday students from the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School showed their ‘Boston Strong’ spirit with a parade through Eagle Hill to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Students wore Boston sports shirts, held homemade signs and chanted ‘We are Boston. We are Strong’. The parade marked the end of...

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A Focus on Local Jobs in New Mass Industry

May 9, 2013
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As host cities to a gaming applicant, our focus has always been clear: hiring locally is a mayoral priority.  Over the past several weeks, we have worked together to outline an aggressive approach that will secure local job opportunities within both the East Boston and Revere host communities. For 78 years Suffolk Downs has...

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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Eastie’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems its harder and harder to finish projects like Memorial Stadium and American Legion Playground and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line like the Greenway Connector, the city...

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The Ultimate Honor: East Boston Coach Bob Anthony is Inducted in to State Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame

May 9, 2013
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Bob Anthony has been a coach in the East Boston High School hockey program for 17 years, 13 as head coach. And as State Hockey Coaches Association executive secretary Charlie Driscoll told the gathering at the Hall of Fame Dinner, Bob Anthony has done it “with class.” Driscoll praised Anthony for his community service...

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Obituaries 05-08-2013

May 9, 2013
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Marie Rose DiLorenzo Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Marie Rose DiLorenzo of Lynn died on May 2 at Salem Hospital with her family at her side after a long illness. She was 77 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late Grover DiLorenzo and the late Michelena (Fontana)...

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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

May 1, 2013
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

Last Friday the East Boston Savings Bank celebrated 165 years in business with neighborhood-wide celebrations at all bank branches in Eastie. The events included promotions, raffle and a IPad give-a-way. “East Boston Savings Bank owes its success over the past 165 years to the exceptional loyalty of our customers and the hard work of...

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Walk for Music Zumix Style

May 1, 2013
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Walk for Music Zumix Style

Over 200 participants, parents, staff, and supporters marched with Zumix in the two-mile walk around the Fenway area Sunday as part of the annual Walk for Music fundraiser.

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Carol Johnson Gets Mixed Reviews in Leading Local Schools

May 1, 2013
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She was a figure criticized by some in East Boston for her decision to close schools and hailed by others for helping revamp the student assignment process and improve school performance. Last week, Boston School Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson announced her plans to retire after a six-year tenure in Boston. Johnson, who recently lost...

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“Wounded Vet Ride” Draws 3,500 Cyclists

May 1, 2013
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Over 3,500 motorcycles made their way through East Boston Saturday as part of the 3rd Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’ to raise money to for three local veterans wounded in combat overseas. This year’s event followed a 40-mile route along the North Shore, down Bennington Street in Eastie and ended at Suffolk Downs Racetrack with...

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Students Learn About Their Environment

May 1, 2013
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Last year, Massport and Radio Disney partnered with several East Boston Public Schools to bring environmental awareness to third grade students in the neighborhood. As part of the program Massport challenged the students in each 3rd grade class in participating schools to participate in a bottle cap recycling program as a way to shape...

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East Boston Shines

May 1, 2013
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The East Boston Times would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers that took time Saturday to participate in this year’s East Boston’s Boston Shines neighborhood cleanup. The weather was good which led to more people helping out this year. From Belle Isle March to Jeffries Point, residents spent most of the day cleaning...

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Different Worldviews About Guns

May 1, 2013
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By now, you’ve probably heard of Arkansas state Representative Nate Bell who tweeted “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?” By now, you’ve also heard the answer: “none.” I called Nate Bell and left a message on his voicemail....

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Police Briefs 05-01-2013

May 1, 2013
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April 22, 2013 An adult female was arrested and charged with domestic assault. April 23, 2013 A juvenile female was arrested and charged with domestic assault. A juvenile male was arrested and charged with domestic assault. April 24, 2013 No Arrest. April 25, 2013 Jason John Sabato of 407 Meridian Street, East Boston was...

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Obituaries 05-01-2013

May 1, 2013
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Susan Mahoney Of East Boston, formerly of Brighton Susan Mahoney of East Boston, formerly of Brighton, passed suddenly on April 25. She was 51 years old. The cherished daughter of the late William and Edith Mahoney and Vincent and Claire Capone, she was the devoted mother of William Mahoney of Jamaica Plain, James Mahoney...

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East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

April 24, 2013
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East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

The usual urban hustle and bustle of Meridian Street came to halt Monday afternoon in front of the District 7 Police Station to observe the 2:50 p.m. moment of silence for the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing and slain MIT Officer Sean Collier as he pursued the two suspects Thursday night in...

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A Relaxed Setting

April 24, 2013
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A Relaxed Setting

Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle at a house party on Leyden Street last Thursday night. Tuttle and Suffolk Downs have been attending these parties to give the racetrack and community the opportunity to open dialogue in an informal setting.

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New Regulations for Rental Units Outlined in Talk

April 24, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) held an educational seminar for landlords in Boston regarding the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. Beginning on May 1, 2013 the new ordinance will cover about...

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Adams School Receives Grant for IPads

April 24, 2013
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The Samuel Adams Elementary School was recently the recipient of a grant from the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest so the school could purchase IPads for autistic students attending the school. Michelle Lamacchia, who is the Autism Strand Specialist at the school, said the school currently has three classrooms dedicated to students...

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