Jeffries Point Volunteer Clean Up in Action

August 8, 2012
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Jeffries Point Volunteer Clean Up in Action

Jordan Roff moved into the neighborhood of Jeffries Point a little over a year ago and immediately noticed a very solvable problem, Roff, 31, and a student said he was shocked at the amount of trash and litter on his new street so this summer he decided to act. “I saw a need for...

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Teens Clean Up Belle Isle Marsh

August 8, 2012
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Teens Clean Up Belle Isle Marsh

Boston Natural Areas Network’s Youth Conservation Corps is at it again and has spent the past few weeks restoring a portion of the Belle Isle Marsh behind the Boston Casket Company. The Corps’ work has included minor landscaping of paths and walkways, mowing grass areas, laying mulch, and, above all, identifying and removing invasive...

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New Street Waterfront Meeting Canceled, Future of Project is Uncertain

August 8, 2012
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A Boston Redevelopment Authority sponsored meeting concerning the New Street waterfront project was abruptly canceled last week–adding to growing frustration that development along East Boston’s shores is again stalling. The meeting was scheduled for Thursday, August 2 but at the last minute the developer, New Street Reality Trust pulled out of the meeting offering...

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Funding for Ferry Service Arrives in East Boston

August 8, 2012
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“Not only am I a believer I’m an apostle,” said Boston Redevelopment Authority head Peter Meade sitting in his office Tuesday when asked if he was a believer in the future of East Boston’s waterfront. “But the biggest champion is Mayor (Thomas) Menino and no one is more frustrated over the lack of progress...

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Charity Walk Moves to Revere Beach

August 8, 2012
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One can hardly mention the name ‘Doc Bob’ without getting a story about how the late orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Harney, cared for a person in a way above and beyond what would be expected of any physician – let alone a surgeon. He would make house calls during snowstorms. He would take detours...

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Clammer’s Lawsuit Has Merit

August 8, 2012
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Local clammers crying out for justice in the wake of a fuel spill that is apparently connected with the extermination of clambeds adjacent to Logan Airport runways have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the Massachusetts Port Authority and Swissport/BOS Fueling. With their suit, the clammers are attempting to be compensated for losing...

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Foreclosure Prevention Bill; Step in Right Direction

August 8, 2012
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Foreclosures in East Boston have been a serious problem for about five years. It is believed the worst is behind us but there remain a great number of homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth and who are struggling to pay mortgages they cannot afford. The Mitt Romneys of this world say...

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Tennis, Literacy and Summer Fun

August 8, 2012
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The program that blends tennis and literacy activities throughout the summer months is close to completing another successful summer at Constitution Beach in East Boston. Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP), which serves over 4,400 Eastie and Boston youth of all ages with tennis, literacy and fitness programs is taking place weekly at...

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Obituaries 08-08-2012

August 8, 2012
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Esther Marie Restuccia Belmont Resident Esther Marie Restuccia of Belmont died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 4. An employee of the Gillette Company for over 40 years, she was the dear sister of Nicholas Sr. and his wife, Theresa of Centerville and the late Grace Restuccia; loving aunt of Nicholas Jr....

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Heading to Harvard: East Boston Resident Jacqueline DelMuto Will Attend Prestigious University in Cambridge

August 1, 2012
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Heading to Harvard: East Boston Resident Jacqueline DelMuto Will Attend Prestigious University in Cambridge

East Boston resident Jacqueline DelMuto waited anxiously on March 29 for a very important email. It was admissions notification day for many of the nation’s prestigious universities and DelMuto, like high school seniors nationwide, waited for their decision on her candidacy. “The feeling in the school that day as everybody was waiting for the...

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Building permit pulled for waterfront construction

August 1, 2012
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Sources close to the players trying to develop East Boston’s waterfront confirmed that Roseland Property has filed a building permit with the state to begin construction on its waterfront project. While Roseland Property’s Joe Shea could not be reached for comment, his company’s project, the much-anticipated Portside at East Pier located next to Eastie’s...

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Foreclosure Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

August 1, 2012
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The state’s foreclosure prevention bill backed by Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile that will help thousands of homeowners in East Boston, and across the state, find ways to stay in their homes by working with banks was sent to the Governor’s desk last week. The legislation, Senate Bill 868/House Bill 3516, An...

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Local Clammers Proceed with Lawsuit Against Jet Refueling Company and Massport

August 1, 2012
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Local clammer John Denehy and 19 other clammers affected by the massive clam die-off in 2010 that they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan have filed a lawsuit in federal court against Swissport/BOS Fueling, one of two fueling companies contracted to refuel airliners at Logan, and Massport. Denehy and the...

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The New Beginning

August 1, 2012
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When Mayor Menino announced in January that the East Boston waterfront would be in for major development he wasn’t kidding. Although it has taken some time for development groups to get their soldiers in line and ready to fight, one major developer, Roseland has just announced it has taken out a building permit for...

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Hubway Bicycles for Eastie?

August 1, 2012
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There was a great deal of fanfare last week in Boston when the mayor announced that Hubway – the temporary bicycle rental firm that has become so popular with tourists and residents – will be adding an additional 400 bicycles and new racks of them in the neighborhoods to meet expanding demand for the...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2012

August 1, 2012
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July 22, 2012 Michael Anthony Bellanti of 119 Lexington Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with drinking alcohol in public. Omar Restrepo of 64 Eutaw Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with drinking alcohol in public. A juvenile male of East Boston was arrested on numerous default warrants. Stephanie Vozella of 22...

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Obituraries 08-01-2012

August 1, 2012
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Ruth Webster East Boston Resident Ruth E. (Corey) Webster of East Boston died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of the late George; devoted mother of Debra Oliveri of Winthrop, Donna Roberts of New Hampshire and the late Lynne Webster, loving companion of the late George A. Bolognese; cherished grandmother of Amanda,...

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Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

July 26, 2012
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Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

The money has been raised, plane tickets bought and hotel reservations booked for Zumix’s all-girl youth rock band that will be touring Europe this summer. On August 1, Annual Snow Fall, a band that consists of East Boston’s Francesca Canepa, 13, on vocals and keyboards, Ixchel Garcia, 16, on guitar, Lala Mendez, 16, on...

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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

July 26, 2012
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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

A bill being sponsored by Representative Carlo Basile and supported by Mayor Thomas Menino would bring single-sex public education back to the Commonwealth. The bill was ordered to a third reading at the State House this week and Basile recently touted the bill on New England Cable News (NECN) last week. “I think it...

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Frustration Grows About Delays on Waterfront Development

July 26, 2012
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It’s been 230 days since Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce pledging to jumpstart waterfront development on East Boston’s shore. Yet many are left wondering why little or nothing has happened. Across the Boston Harbor in South Boston, it seems there is a weekly groundbreaking on some multimillion-dollar...

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Edge Buffer Parks Project Moving Forward

July 26, 2012
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East Boston activists are preparing to move forward with Massport on the completion of the Edge Buffer Parks laid out in the First Community Agreement of 1997. In 1997, AIR (Airport Impact Relief Incorporated), FBIM (Friends of Belle Isle Marsh) and Massport signed the First Community Agreement as an out of court settlement for...

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The Summer of 2012

July 26, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Tammi Piermarini Becomes Third-leading Female Rider of All-time

July 26, 2012
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Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman ever to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories on Monday at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time with 2,139 career wins. Piermarini, 45, accomplished the feat with a front-running score aboard Massachusetts-bred Victor Laszlo ($2.80)...

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Obituaries 07-25-2012

July 26, 2012
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Frances Baldassare East Boston Resident Frances (Surette) Baldassare of East Boston died on July 22. She was in her 92nd year. The beloved wife of the late Pasquale Baldassare with whom she shared 70 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Michael Baldassare and his wife, Dolores, of New Hampshire, Gail Rich...

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