Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Mary Bottaro Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Mary (Manzo) Bottaro of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Bottaro, she was the loving mother of Ronald “Ron” Bottaro and his wife, Laurie, Laurie and Elaine Bottaro and her husband, Ted, all of Saugus and...

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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

March 13, 2013
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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

Jeffries Point Steve Holt, like many of his neighbors, was shaken up by the recent muggings in his neighborhood. “I witnessed one of the muggings,” said Holt at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting. “So I became concerned about the safety of myself and my family.” While Captain Kelley McCormick was at...

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Green Plans at Suffolk Supported at MEPA Community Meeting

March 13, 2013
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While those present at last week’s Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) meeting at Suffolk Downs concerning environmental impacts a possible resort-style casino may create in the neighborhood, many were impressed by the developers plans to make a casino at Suffolk Downs the greenest in the nation, but the environmental activists remained skeptical about the...

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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

March 13, 2013
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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

TV Diner co-host Jenny Johnson chats with Frank Santarpio of Santarpio’s Pizza fame. Santarpio’s son-in-law Dave Modica and daughter, Carla, own and operate Ecco.

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Floating Restaurant Developers Put Project on Hold for a Year

March 13, 2013
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Developers that pitched anchoring a floating restaurant off East Boston’s shores will delay its plans for one year according to City Councilor Sal LaMattina. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ was dreamed up by Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan and was brought to the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) for consideration back...

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Police Seek Help in Finding Gas Station Robber

March 13, 2013
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East Boston police are looking for the community’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob the Mobil Gas Station on Meridian Street last Thursday. Police released a surveillance photo this week of the man being sought in connection with the incident. According to police at 7:12 p.m.  last Thursday evening officer received...

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A Greener Casino

March 13, 2013
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One only has to walk down the Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada to experience the asphalt and concrete jungle. The small outdoor oases in these mega-casinos/hotels can make one long for larger and greener areas.  However, the only open and green space one sees from a Las Vegas hotel room is the mountains in...

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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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March 3, 2013 Joel Figueroa of 17 Highland Street, Revere was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. A white male of East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Timothy Wall of 129 Fells Avenue, Medford was arrested on an outstanding default warrant for unarmed assault. Johnney Dabney of...

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2013 EBMHL Playoffs Underway, EBYC Looks to Defend Their Title

March 13, 2013
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Last Tuesday evening at The Porazzo Rink on East Boston’s Constitution Beach the 2013 EBMHL Playoffs got underway in grand fashion. After a long and grueling 4th installment that saw many ups and downs, as well as a repeat regular season champion in Lightning Express, the 6 squads were playoff ready. 5 of the...

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Obituaries 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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Kinton Talbott US Postal Service employee Kinton L. Talbott of Revere died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 55 years old. A US Postal Service employee, he was the beloved husband of  Joyce (Wilson) Talbott; loving son of the late Jean P. Talbott and Margot (Cote) Riley; cherished brother of Roger Talbott  and his...

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James Caruso Dies Suddenly

March 6, 2013
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James Caruso Dies Suddenly

James Caruso, a longtime educator and volunteer in the community has died. Mr. Caruso passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 25. He was 55. Mr. Caruso was born and raised in East Boston and lived his entire life in the Jeffries Point area. Mr. Caruso was graduate of St. Dominic Savio and would later...

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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

March 6, 2013
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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

East Boston High School English Advanced Placement teacher, Audrey Schindler McDonald, will be one of 15 teachers from across the state selected as a Teacher in Excellence Award winner. McDonald will receive the award at the Partners in Excellence Award Celebration on Thursday, March 7 at the Museum of Science. “I’m very honored and...

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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

March 6, 2013
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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

Suffolk Downs owners will pitch their plan to make the resort style casino that they hope to build at the racetrack site  the greenest casino in the nation at a community meeting tonight (Wednesday) in the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. and hosted by the Massachusetts...

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Police Looking into Robberies

March 6, 2013
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East Boston police are investigation a string of street robberies that have occurred in the neighborhood since February 21. Since that date there have been five robberies all occurring near the Maverick area between the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. “The times and areas the robberies have occurred are a coincidence. There is nothing...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Market Caf

March 6, 2013
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The Noviellos have done it again. It seems everything Paul and Freddy touch turns to gold and their new business venture in Maverick Square at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center dubbed Market Caf’ is sure to follow suit. The new café is a departure from their landmark location Meridian Market. While its obvious...

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Eastie Soccer Athlete-poetry Scholars off to New York

March 6, 2013
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Two East Boston Elementary Students are going to New York City to represent America SCORES Boston at the 7th Annual America SCORES National Poetry Slam on April 8th 2013. Diana G. from the Patrick J Kennedy School and Geovanni S. from the Donald McKay K-8 School will represent the city of Boston at the poetry event...

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Obituaries 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Alfred DePierro Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston Alfred DePierro of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on February 26. A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Julia (Contie) DePierro with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Alfred DePierro, Jr....

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Connolly Running For Mayor

March 1, 2013
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Connolly Running For Mayor

At Large City Councilor John Connolly announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for Boston Mayor. Flanked by supporters at Brighton High School Tuesday morning, Connolly, the 39-year-old Roslindale native, said he’s in the race to win and will focus on education as the cornerstone of his campaign. Judging from his remarks Tuesday,...

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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

March 1, 2013
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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

Frank J. Tarbi, the founder of the East Boston Times and a man who lived a full and fascinating life, has died. Mr. Tarbi passed away on Wednesday, February 20 at the VA Hospice in Bedford following a long battle with cancer. He was 96 years old. Mr. Tarbi was born and raised in...

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EBCC Releases Prosperity Agenda

March 1, 2013
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With different community groups gearing up to get their own feedback and information on what a resort-style casino could mean for East Boston, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce released its own Prosperity Agenda study. With a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the proposed construction of a $1 billion casino in the neighborhood, the...

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BPS School Choice Moves to New Choice Plan

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice at the East Boston Social Centers, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A...

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Local Residents Concerned Over Projects’ Impacts

March 1, 2013
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A group of East Boston residents concerned that the community process regarding waterfront development and a potential resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs has done little to inform residents of the impacts of such projects has conducted its own survey on the issues. These residents have formed the Community Alliance and collaborated with Neighbors United...

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