Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

May 29, 2013
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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

It’s a span of Route 1A over Bennington Street that hundreds of East Boston motorists drive over and under everyday without thinking much about it. However, that seemingly innocuous stretch of highway could be more dangerous than you think. Last week’s collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River outside of Seattle has...

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Chamber’s $10,000 Dinner

May 29, 2013
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Chamber’s $10,000 Dinner

Karen Pastore and Joseph Ruggiero during last week’s annual Chamber of Commerce $10,000 dinner at the Boston Harbor Hyatt. As always, Ruggiero served as the Master of Ceremonies during last Thursday’s exciting event. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards helping expand Chamber programs in the community.

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Petruccelli Blocks Ethanol Train Proposal

May 29, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with help from Senators Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen, added language last week during a late night session to amend the state’s Chapter 91 law. The amendment’s language would block Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their facility on the East...

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Rubin Retiring from EBHS

May 29, 2013
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East Boston High School Headmaster Michael Rubin has been hailed as a neighborhood institution. As a coach and educator at the school for nearly three decades Rubin’s success with area high schoolers both on the court and in the classroom has been unparalleled. Unfortunately, Rubin’s storied career at the school is coming to an...

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For Richard Gavegnano, East Boston Has Always Been Home

May 29, 2013
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Standing at the corner of Neptune Road and Frankfort Street Monday afternoon, East Boston Savings Bank Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano points to where his house once stood at 20 Neptune Rd., a street and neighborhood demolished by Massport during Logan Airport’s massive expansion in the late 1960s. “It was in a triple-decker right...

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Good News for Local Beach Goers

May 29, 2013
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The report card that came out Sunday by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay certainly comes as good news for local beach goers. Constitution Beach was in the top 10 of the cleanest beaches in the metro Boston area. And for many residents, the only relief from the summer heat comes at cooling down at...

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East Boston Knights Back in Action

May 29, 2013
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The smell of summer is here and that can only mean one thing.  The East Boston Knights are anxious to get there seasons under way.  The Knights have two teams, they play in the Yawkey Baseball League (YBL) and the Royal Rooters Baseball League (RRBL).   Both of these leagues are 18+ mens amateur wooden...

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Obituaries 05-29-2013

May 29, 2013
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David Heres Of East Boston David W. Heres of East Boston died on May 24. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (Breh) Heres with whom he shared 21 years of marriage; loving father of Adriana Heres of East Boston; cherished son of Albert ‘Alby’ and Dorothy (Piantedosi) Heres of Revere; dear brother of...

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino

May 22, 2013
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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino

City Councilor Sal LaMattina stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino during the Mayor’s annual coffee hour at the Lamson Street Playground in Jeffries Point. LaMattina did the honors of handing the spring flowers out to the seniors that attended last week’s event.

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FCC Blocks Ordinance on Satellite Dishes

May 22, 2013
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After City Councilor Sal LaMattina pushed through an ordinance to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked the measure last year. Under pressure from the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) the FCC folded to the huge lobbying power of the SBCA after they...

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EBSB Helping Homeowners with Troubled Mortgages

May 22, 2013
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The East Boston Savings Bank has made a $25 million loan to Boston Community Capital (BCC) that could potentially help 1 in 5 homeowners with troubled mortgages nationwide. The deal was finalized last week and arranged by Zions Bank’s non-profit public finance group, Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. The deal between EBSB and BCC...

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Flores Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder

May 22, 2013
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It was a murder that shocked the neighborhood but when the truth behind Marco Tulio Flores’ bizarre act of torturing and killing a family friend surfaced many in the neighborhood said they would have probably done the same. Flores, who was sexually abused by his victim when he was a pre-teen, mentally broke down...

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Memorial Day

May 22, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Carlo Basile

May 22, 2013
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Representative Carlo Basile may be rough around the edges, a sort of no-holds-bar politician that speaks his mind. But under the Eastie bravado is a sensitive man that cares deeply about people and his community. Basile is the type of guy that will give you the shirt off his back is you needed it...

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Obituaries 05-22-2013

May 22, 2013
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Rose D’Amore Of East Boston Rose E. (Carbone) D’Amore of East Boston died on May 20. She was 98 years old. She was a late member 3rd Order Franciscan of Our Lady Mt. Carmel Church. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick D’Amore; loving mother of Patricia D’Amore of East Boston and Frederick...

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First Communion

May 15, 2013
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First Communion

On Saturday, May 11, 2nd grade students from East Boston Central Catholic School and the neighborhood’s Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) classes received their first Holy Communion at the Sacred Heart Church.

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10th Annual Open Studios Kicks off This Weekend

May 15, 2013
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10th Annual Open Studios Kicks off This Weekend

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 decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building balances...

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Conley Favors Citywide Vote for Suffolk Downs Casino

May 15, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney and Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley’s support of a citywide vote versus a ward-only vote regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed resort-style casino could have some political repercussions here in East Boston. Conley’s told the Boston Globe “We’re one city; we have one shared future. This referendum must be citywide and the results...

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Community Updates on Logan Airport’s CONRAC

May 15, 2013
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Massport’s Anthony Guerriero updated the community on Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or CONRAC Monday night. Guerriero went over some of the future plans for the Maverick Street gate and how it will tie into the new traffic flow around the CONRAC as well as landscaping and buffering programs on the neighborhood side....

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Welfare Building Progress Outlined

May 15, 2013
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John Tyler was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the progress at the Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. Over the past year Tyler and his wife, Melissa, have transformed the once decaying structure into a vibrant commercial development, business incubator space and residence. At Monday’s meeting, Tyler...

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Dan Conley Misses the Mark

May 15, 2013
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District Attorney Dan Conley has never played the political game and that’s why we’ve always liked him. He has stood as his own man since being elected a decade ago and his mayoral campaign was shaping up to be cut from the same cloth. Until this week. Conley decided, perhaps against the advice of...

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Police Briefs 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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May 5, 2013 A juvenile male from East Boston was arrested and charged with shoplifting. May 6, 2013 Michael Curto of 27 Moore Street, East Boston was arrested on several outstanding warrants. May 7, 2013 Thomas Caruso a homeless male was arrested on an outstanding warrant. May 8, 2013 Guy Morgan of 107 Bowdoin...

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EBHS JV Baseball Shut out English 16-0

May 15, 2013
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With two games left to go in the season, the East Boston High School junior varsity baseball team had a big win against English Monday night at Noyes Park. Eastie pitcher Nikki Lepore threw a complete game shutout during the Jets 16-0 win over English to improve to 6-4 on the season. The Jets...

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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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