Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2015
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My take on Suffolk Downs Dear Editor: As a trainer at Suffolk Downs for the past 35 years I would like to give you the real take on what’s going on in the thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts. As you’re aware the track closed for live racing in October and with the casino license awarded...

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Sports 01-14-2015

January 14, 2015
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MEB busy preparing for post holiday play With two teams in the 2014 Boston Mayor’s Cup tournament on Sunday, January 4, Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey (MEB) was busy preparing after the holiday.  Our Pee Wee team played a tough-fought shootout with Dorchester, falling 2-1 in a classic goalie’s duel.  The MEB Mites were victorious...

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Obituaries 01-14-2015

January 14, 2015
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Louise Lunde Of East Boston Louise M. (Murray) Lunde of East Boston died on January 8. She was the wife of the late Philip Lunde; mother of Cynthia, Bernadette, Philip and Candice; sister of Thomas, Daniel and the late Ann and Eileen. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren as well...

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Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

January 11, 2015
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Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...

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EBSB’s Annual Holiday Auction Raises $60,000 for Five Local Charities

January 11, 2015
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EBSB’s Annual Holiday Auction Raises $60,000 for Five Local Charities

East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction raised $60,000 through the sale of employee- and vendor-donated items, including tickets to sporting events, restaurant gift certificates, homemade arts and crafts, and toys. “The auction is an event that our employees look forward to every year,” said EBSB Sr. Vice President and Auction Chair Keith Armstrong....

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Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Rep.

January 11, 2015
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Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Rep.

Joe Ruggiero officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District, representing East Boston. “East Boston is my home, and I want to represent my family and neighbors in the Legislature to ensure that they have a strong voice – one of their own – on Beacon Hill,” said Ruggiero. “We...

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On The Campaign Trail

January 11, 2015
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Celeste Myers will not run  for state representative seat Well-known East Boston resident and activist Celeste Myers said she will not be a candidate for state representative in the special election for the seat held by State Rep. Carlo Basile, who has accepted a position in Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s administration. Five candidates, Adrian Madaro,...

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Good Luck Carlo Basile in Your New Position

January 11, 2015
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We can only imagine how proud State Rep. Carlo Basile and his family are as he begins his new position in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. It is an esteemed honor to be called upon by the Governor to serve all the residents of the Commonwealth and we laud Governor-Elect Baker for recognizing...

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Suffolk Downs Gets Last Minute Save on Simulcasting Deadline

January 11, 2015
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Suffolk Downs received last minute approval of state legislation that allowed them to open for simulcasting on Jan. 1 amidst a great deal of uncertainty that went down to the wire. Last minute legislation championed by House Speaker Bob DeLeo seemed to have kept the track in the race for the time being. As...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Sports 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Highest honors for “The Hawk” Halas inducted in Hall of Fame   By Cary Shuman By the time Richie “Hawk” Halas was a senior at Chelsea High School, he had already made appearances on Jim Britt’s “Winning Pins”  and Don Gillis’ “Candlepin Bowling” television shows. Halas, who now bowls out of Central Park Lanes...

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Obituaries 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Kenneth ‘Kenny’ White Harley Davidson Enthusiast and Born Again Christian; Member of NRA and Teamsters Kenneth “Kenny” U. White of Epsom, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 21 in Salem, NH. He was 65 years old. Born in Boston, the son of the late Everett and Rose White and the beloved husband of...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Hosting an Ice Sculpture

January 4, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) are hosting an Ice Sculpture for the First Night New Year’s Celebration in Boston! Come see the Sculpture on December 31st or January 1st – take a selfie with the sculpture and post it to EBNHC’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/ebnhc) and you could...

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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire Dec. 31

January 4, 2015
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...

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Ring Out the Old….

January 4, 2015
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Appeals Court Upholds Police Officers Action in Search

January 4, 2015
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today agreed with Suffolk prosecutors that a gun defendant’s suspicious behavior during an investigation “amply” justified a Boston Police officer’s order that he exit his car for a search. The decision reversed an earlier decision by a Boston Municipal Court judge assigned to the Suffolk County Gun Court in the...

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EBSB Deep Freeze Tournament honors Anthony Albano

January 4, 2015
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The Annual East Boston Savings Bank Deep Freeze Faceoff Against Breast Cancer Tournament was a big success. The East Boston High School ice hockey team, led by head coach Bob Anthony, defeated Mystic Valley Regional, 4-2, in the semifinals before falling to Salem High, 4-1, in the championship game Saturday at the Porrazzo Rink....

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Obituaries 12-31-2014

January 4, 2015
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James Michael Giezeman-Capezzuto Of Virginia Beach, formerly of East Boston James Michael Giezeman-Capezzuto of Virginia Beach, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 15. He was 27 years old. He was the loving son of Louise Giezeman (Capezzuto), Michael Giezeman and his wife, Denise; cherished grandson of Rita and the late Antonio Capezzuto,...

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East Boston Savings Bank Buys New Wheelchair for Local Resident

December 23, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank Buys New Wheelchair for Local Resident

A local family is expressing its gratitude to the East Boston Savings Bank and its president and CEO, Richard Gavegnano, for purchasing a brand new wheelchair after one had been stolen from the family’s front porch. Dawn Clark said that someone stole her husband Tom’s wheelchair Saturday. When Gavegnano heard the news about the...

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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

December 23, 2014
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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

Two longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) employees were honored this month for their work and commitment to the health center for four decades. Both Paula McNabb-Ippolito and Carol Singletary, who both started working for EBNHC on the same day in September 1974 received the Health Center’s Service Recognition Award at EBNHC’s holiday...

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Library Architects to Be Honored for the Award Winning Structure

December 23, 2014
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The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library and the architects who designed it will be honored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) at its annual gala. Each year the BSA, often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England and elsewhere. William...

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Congratulations, William Rawn Associates Architects for Your Award Nomination

December 23, 2014
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We congratulate William Rawn Associates Architects for their nomination by the Boston Society of Architects for the Harleston Parker Medal Award for the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library. It is one of the highest honors that the BSA bestows upon a member. The nomination is awarded to the architect who designs...

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