Congratulations, EBLL President Chuckie Cassaro

February 5, 2014
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We join the local sports community in congratulating Chuckie Cassaro on his election as president of the East Boston Little League. Cassaro is a lifelong East Boston resident and has two children, Anthony, 21, who is a student at Salem State University majoring in Criminal Justice, and C.J., 10, who plays in the Major...

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East Boston/malden Youth Hockey News

February 5, 2014
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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 17 of the regular season. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, February 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form. MITE S (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 8...

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Obituaries 02-05-2014

February 5, 2014
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Elaine Pericolo Of Revere Elaine R. (DeLuca) Pericolo of Revere died on January 29. The beloved wife of the late Carmine J. Pericolo, she was the loving twin sister of Etta Cianfrocca of East Boston and the late Frank DeLuca, Patricia Franklin, Florence Sant and Eleanor Faraci and is also survived by many loving...

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Massport Partners with Local Library To Provide and Grow Additional Services

February 3, 2014
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Massport Partners with Local Library To Provide and Grow Additional Services

With the new East Boston Branch Library abutting the park that Massport owns and operates, the Port Authority is sending some help the library s way. Last week, Massport partnered with the Boston Public Library (BPL) to enrich and grow library services at the new Eastie branch. Massport donated $25,000 in order to support...

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Construction crews prepare site for new $32M hotel here

February 3, 2014
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Construction crews prepare site for new $32M hotel here

Construction crews have begun clearing the long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway to make room for the new proposed hotel. Last year, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Fall River based developer First Bristol Corp. s $32 million project. In 2012 First Bristol, known for the development of Hotels and...

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Portside at Pier One Project

February 3, 2014
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Portside at Pier One Project

Once finished, the first of seven buildings that are part of the Portside at Pier One project will have stunning views of the Boston skyline.

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After Years of Petitioning, Residents Have Traffic Light on Bennington St.

February 3, 2014
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Crossing the four lanes of Bennington Street in front of Wood Island MBTA station was always a risky venture. While there was always a cross walk the lack of a pedestrian traffic light meant many times motorists would not adhere to traffic laws and not stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Last week that...

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Chamber Installation

February 3, 2014
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On Thursday at Spinelli s East Boston and the Chamber of Commerce will welcome its new officers and board. Scott Heigelmann of Heavy Advertising was elected as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce s new president in December and we are sure he s up to the task of leading the group over the...

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Police Briefs 01-29-2014

February 3, 2014
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January 20, 2014 Carlos Rivera of 165 Cottage Street, East Boston was arrested outside the area of 25 White Street and charged with outstanding warrants for distribution of Class E drugs, delivering drugs to a prisoner and conspiracy to violate the drugs laws. Anthony Cifuentes of 45 Bell Isle Avenue, East Boston was arrested outside the area of 971 Bennington Street and...

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Water Jets Take on BLA in Annual Rivalry

February 3, 2014
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The annual rivalry between coach for the East Boston High School co-ed swim team, Dave Arinella, and coach for Latin Academy co-ed swim team, Mark Thomas, Monday was a bittersweet affair Monday at the Paris Street Pool. Arinella and Thomas s three-decade-old rivalry will end after this season with Thomas s retirement from Latin...

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Obituaries 01-29-2014

February 3, 2014
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Alicia Matthews Boston Gas Co. Retiree Alicia F. Matthews of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea on January 23. She was 86 years old. Prior to her retirement, Alicia was employed by the Boston Gas Co. as an Executive Assistant. Born in Boston, the cherished daughter...

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Discussing Social Issues: Walsh Part of Panel in Discussing Food Insecurity

January 22, 2014
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Discussing Social Issues: Walsh Part of Panel in Discussing Food Insecurity

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Project Bread, Children’s HealthWatch and the East Boston community on Monday for a free screening of the film “A Place at the Table” followed by an in-depth panel discussion about food insecurity in the region. The film, “A Place at the Table” is the 2012 documentary film that...

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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

January 22, 2014
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It is always prom season at The Ultimate and even more so now that sisters and business partners Heather Siegel and Fawn Merlino have opened their brand new dress store on Route 1 South in Peabody. Months ahead of the first prom of the season, East Boston high school girls, accompanied by their parents,...

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Suffolk Downs COO Talks about Project

January 22, 2014
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Even though East Boston residents voted down the proposed resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in November, the issue is still fresh on a lot of residents’ minds here. Suffolk Downs has moved the proposal over to the Revere side of the property, cut a new Host Community Agreement with city officials there, and was...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Police Briefs 01-22-2014

January 22, 2014
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January 13, 2014 Justin Rich of 1126 Saratoga Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. January 14, 2013 Juan Soto of 19 Bremen Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Justin McDonald of 38 Grant Street, Somerville was arrested outside of 97 Falcon Street and charged...

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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey

January 22, 2014
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It was another great week of MEB Youth Hockey. It’s not too late to join our new session of Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey, classes began on January 12th. For children ages 4 and over. The Hockey Clinic is a basic learn to skate, learn to play hockey program, for both boys and girls, with...

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Obituaries 01-22-2014

January 22, 2014
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Vincenza ‘Vinnie’ Paglucca Of East Boston Vincenza “Vinnie” Paglucca of East Boston died on January 18. She was the dear sister of Alfred Paglucca of Revere, Angelo Paglucca and Philomena Mullen, both of East Boston, Anna Coviello of Whitman and the late Julia Puzzo, Angelina, Phille, Mary and Michael Paglucca. She is also survived...

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Bob Katz Is Eastie’s “Mr. Tire” :Nu-tread Tire Celebrates 80 Years in Business

January 15, 2014
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Bob Katz Is Eastie’s “Mr. Tire” :Nu-tread Tire Celebrates 80 Years in Business

Bob Katz has been the president of Nu-Tread Tire and Auto Service Center for 32 years but the well-known business at the corner of Boardman and Saratoga Streets has been in existence for more than 80 years. Prior to becoming president, Katz worked at the business that was started by his father, Irving. “I...

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Friends Establish Fund Remembering Wally Bowe

January 15, 2014
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Friends Establish Fund Remembering Wally Bowe

On a bus trip back from a field trip to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club in East Boston a group of camp counselors thought it would be a treat if the bus stopped at McDonald’s so the kids could eat. Once they pulled into the famed fast food restaurant all the counselors and...

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Elected Officials Join Effort to Raise Trust for Garcia Kids

January 15, 2014
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East Boston’s elected officials are joining together to host a fundraiser for the children of the woman killed New Year’s Eve day on the Meridian Street Bridge. Representative Carlo Basile, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will be sponsoring a fundraiser to Help the Garcia Kids, in memory of Aura Garcia. The...

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Support the Taste of Eastie

January 15, 2014
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Eastie residents will again put aside those post holiday and carb conscience diets next Tuesday during the 18th Annual Taste of Eastie. A local culinary tradition that brings the neighborhood and old friends together through food, the event’s success has long been attributed to its perfect blend of community, camaraderie and cuisine—and this year...

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Attend the Don Orione Job Fair

January 15, 2014
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If you are looking for a career in health career look no further than next week’s job fair at the Don Orione Nursing Home. On Wednesday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the nursing and rehabilitation center will be busy trying to recruit residents for openings for full and part-time positions. Jobs...

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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey

January 15, 2014
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2014 is off and skating. Don’t forget the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th. For children ages 4 and over. The Hockey Clinic is a basic learn to skate, learn to play hockey program, for both boys and girls, with two one-hour practices a week. There are...

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