Anchoring Maverick Square East Boston Health Center: Great Example of Stimulus Bill at Work

May 24, 2012
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Critics of the country’s economic stimulus bill should look no further than the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) new building in Maverick Square to see how federal money has spurred growth and commerce in a once economically depressed area. Built with $12 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money, the...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 24, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Even Though Local Team Lost: Tournament Was a Big Winner

May 24, 2012
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The East Boston High School baseball team lost to Madison Park Saturday in the second game of the annual Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament Saturday at East Boston Stadium but despite the loss the tournament was a big win for coach Phil Brangiforte. Malden beat Newton North in the first game and then...

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Obituaries 05-23-2012

May 24, 2012
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Grace Flynn Member of Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club Grace M. Flynn of Winthrop died May 16 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center. She was 93 years old. Born in Boston, the dear daughter of the late Ethel B. (Rowland) and Thomas F. Flynn, she was a graduate of East Boston High School and Boston...

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YMCA and City Programs Keep Residents Moving

May 24, 2012
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The East Boston YMCA and the City of Boston are teaming up to expand the city’s NeighborWalk program to help more Eastie residents get outside and get active. The city, through a grant to the Y, will begin supporting a free walking program twice a week. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to...

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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...

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New Tennis Courts Groundbreaking at Constitution Beach

May 17, 2012
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The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground last Thursday on the planned rehab of the aging tennis courts at Constitution Beach. DCR’s $300,000 project will demolish and replace the two tennis courts at the beach with a new three tennis court facility. The project would also install new landscaping, new fencing,...

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Open Studios Set for This Weekend

May 17, 2012
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Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a few years back by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building...

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Waterfront Development: When Does It Begin Anew?

May 17, 2012
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When Mayor Thomas Menino announced during his state of the city address last January that he was making East Boston a development district, it was believed that the waterfront would get the badly needed jump start it has been hoping for since the collapse of the economy in 2008. Many a possible solid real...

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Wally Bowe’s Legacy Lives On

May 17, 2012
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The final seconds ticked off the clock. Dynasty knew it had won big-time over The Bad Boys. Yet, at the end of the game, each team displayed genuine comradiere, respect, and appreciation for their opponent- understanding the entire effort of each team in their quest for the championship trophy.  This year’s Wally Bowe –Salesian...

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Obituaries 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Stacee Goldstein Real Estate Agent Stacee L. Goldstein of Winthrop, formerly of Saugus, died suddenly on May 9. She was 39 years old. A graduate of Saugus High School and Simmons College in Boston, she was a real estate agent, employed by Coleman Real Estate She was the beloved wife of Craig P. Nolan....

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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

May 10, 2012
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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

East Boston based Project Bread met its goal of raising more than $3 million during the 44th Annual Walk for Hunger Sunday. Over 41,000 walkers and 2,000 volunteers help raise $3.6 million for a wide range of community hunger relief programs across the state. Despite a rainy week, the sun broke through to shine...

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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

May 10, 2012
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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

It was a murder so grisly it upset even the most hardened Boston homicide detectives. Last Friday, 220 Chelsea St. was turned into an active crime scene after police responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest but stumbled upon something more sinister. John Barrientos, 50, of East Boston was found in...

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Residents Seek to Have OHRC Named for Pino

May 10, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now there’s a campaign in full swing by residents to convince the city to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. Known throughout his life as a doer, a hero to countless Eastie resident,...

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The Outcome in Foxboro

May 10, 2012
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The casino sweepstakes has been turned upside down by the Robert Kraft/Steven Wynn decision to pull out of the competition in Foxboro. The overwhelming rejection in Monday balloting of selectman candidates open to casino development in Foxboro sent out a message loud and clear to casino developer Wynn and his local partner, Patriots owner...

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Patriots Cheerleaders Alumni Hold Meeting in East Boston

May 10, 2012
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The New England Patriots Cheerleaders Alumni Association (NEPCAA) convened for a meeting at the East Boston dance studio owned by Beverly Richards Buckley. Buckley is a former Patriots’ cheerleader and has fond memories of her days in uniform. She said she was happy to be a part of the newly formed group, serving as...

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Obituaries 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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Grace Cacciola Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston Grace M. Cacciola of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on May 3. She was 84 years old. She was the beloved daughter of the late Simone and Giuseppina (Sottile) Cacciola; devoted sister of the late John of Everett, Charles of S. Boston and Joseph N....

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Local Business Takes Part in Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership

May 3, 2012
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Local Business Takes Part in Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership

State Treasurer Steve Grossman met directly with an couple that owns a business in East Boston that directly benefits from Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership program. On Tuesday Grossman toured El Valle De La Sultana Market on Bennington Street in East Boston. Owners Victor Gallego and Martha Perdomo received a $172,500 loan through East...

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Shovels in for Library

May 3, 2012
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Shovels in for Library

Last Wednesday, the community joined Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Library officials to break ground on East Boston’s new library that will be constructed on Bremen Street. “The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library was the first municipally funded branch library in the United States.  Now, the East Boston Branch is...

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The Mayor’s Breakfast

May 3, 2012
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An enormous crowd of East Boston people came to break bread with Mayor Thomas Menino at his annual breakfast held inside the main ballroom at the Hilton Hotel at Logan Airport Sunday morning. Crowd estimates varied but at least 500 men, women and children attended the event which was most notable due to the...

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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...

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Eastie Resident Fanning Winding Down a Tremendous Softball Career at SSU

May 3, 2012
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Katelynn Fanning began her softball career on the fields of East Boston. The East Boston T-Ball League was her first stop. When Robyn DiMeo launched the East Boston Girls Softball League at Festa Field, Fanning took to the pitcher’s mound and hasn’t looked back since. Always looking for a competitive environment, she continued her...

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Obituaries 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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Albert Bianchino Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Albert F. Bianchino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 29. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Colntonio) Bianchino; loving father of Jason Bianchino and his wife, Jamie of Revere and Albert Bianchino III of New York; dear brother of Teresa Bianchino of...

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Closed Runway Means More Noise for Eastie Neighborhoods

May 3, 2012
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Massport has announced this week the summer closure of runway 15R/33L at Boston Logan International Airport to complete a Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction project that has impacted residents and commerce in the area. Last year’s notice specifically referenced the additional flights that would be diverted over other neighborhoods such as Orient Heights as...

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