East Boston High School Coed Track Team

February 13, 2013
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The East Boston High School coed track team did well during last week’s City League track championship held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Runners like Nada Abdalla and Alicia Aispiro who finished 2nd and 4th respectively in the 2-mile helped the team put on a good show during the Tuesday, February 5...

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Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Gaetano Consolo Retired Revere Policeman Gaetano Consolo of Florida, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on February 10. A Retired Revere Policeman and a past member of the Mass. Policeman’s Association, he was the devoted father of Philip, Sr. of Revere and John of Rutland, MA; dear brother of John Consolo and...

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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

February 6, 2013
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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

A 5-alarm fire late Monday night destroyed a multi-family home on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets just across the street from Zumix, which, in an ironic twist, was once a Boston Firehouse. The fire caused approximately $600,000 worth of damage and displaced 21 residents from the home and adjoining homes on Sumner...

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Petruccelli Named Chairman of Committee on Financial Services

February 6, 2013
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East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was again appointed chairman of the second most important committee in the Massachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Senate President Therese Murray made Petruccelli’s appointment. ”Last Thursday I was appointed by the Senate President...

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Meeting on Ethanol Set for Feb. 6

February 6, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett will hold a meeting Wednesday (tonight) at 6 p.m. at the East Boston High School to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing Global Oil’s plan to bring ethanol trains into the area. “We’ll have a brief presentation about Global Oil’s...

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David Nunes

February 6, 2013
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David Nunes, the Milford casino developer, recently let the world know just what he thinks of Eastie. During an interview with MassLive.com, Nunes said while he’s a fan of Boston and that a casino should be built in a place “that people are not afraid when they go into a parking garage during the...

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Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 6, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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Congrats to the New Chamber President, Board and Officers

February 6, 2013
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The East Boston Times would like to congratulate all those installed to the East Boston Chamber of Commerce last week. These men and woman volunteer their time in order to make Eastie more prosperous and a better place to live, work and raise a family. A special congrats to Diane Modica who was installed...

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Police Briefs 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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January 27, 2013 Luis Eduardo Castillo 0f 116 Howland Street, Roxbury was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Harvey Cardoso of 35 Fox Street, Dorchester was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Jose Estrada of 60 Chester Avenue, Chelsea was arrested and charged with operating after suspension and...

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East Boston High Boys Basketball Falls to Charlestown 67-48

February 6, 2013
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It was a tough loss for the East Boston High School boys basketball team last week against archrival Charlestown during the state championship qualification game. Eastie (9-5) had a better regular season record than Charlestown (6-9) and were leading the Townies by 8 at the half. However, Eastie was unable to hold on and...

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Obituaries 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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Edward Palumbo Retired US Postal Clerk Edward F. Palumbo, a 20 year resident of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on January 31 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 68 years old. Born in Everett, he lived in East Boston for most of his life and was a 1962 graduate of...

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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

January 30, 2013
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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

City Councilor Sal LaMattina leaned over to Mayor Thomas Menino during Monday’s groundbreaking on East Boston’s long awaited waterfront development project at Portside at Pier One and asked the Mayor to pinch him.“I must be dreaming,” joked LaMattina, who worked as hard as anyone this past decade to convert Eastie’s neglected waterfront into a...

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EBSC After School Program Expanding

January 30, 2013
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EBSC After School Program Expanding

The East Boston Social Centers’ (EBSC) after school program, once only available in Eastie and Chelsea, will now be available to parents in Winthrop and Revere. “We definitely saw a need to begin servicing these areas,” said School Age Child Care Director David Cali. “We are excited to be able to finally get transportation...

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It’s Time to Start Filing Your Tax Returns

January 30, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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The Way of the Future

January 30, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Eastie Aqua Jets Fall to Latin in Annual Rivalry

January 30, 2013
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The annual rivalry between the coach for the East Boston High School co-ed swim team, Dave Arinella, and the coach for Latin Academy co-ed swim team, Mark Thomas, took place Monday in East Boston. Nothing brings the best out of the swimmers on both teams than this annual meet. “The rivalry is strong,” said...

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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 30, 2013
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Florence McAdams Member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center Florence M. McAdams of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26. She was 66 years old. Born in Manhattan, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace M. (Hendrickson) and Michael Lynch....

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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

January 23, 2013
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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

The late Marty Pino was an inspiration to all of the 300 plus people in attendance at the renaming of the Orient Heights Recreational Center in his honor. For one last time, Pino brought the community of Eastie together like he had so many times throughout his life. Marty was a doer, a hero...

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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

January 23, 2013
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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become an epidemic at U.S. schools and has lead to some victims of this type of bullying feeling shunned by fellow classmates. In some cases cyberbullying has sadly ended in tragedy for dozens of students. However, four students attending Excel Academy Charter School in East Boston have shown through essays that they...

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Massdot Officials Order Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 23, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month and an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week, MassDOT has decided to remove all panels from the Callahan, which connects Downtown Boston to East Boston. By last week 75 percent of all the 2,400 panels were removed and MassDOT...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 23, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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A Well Deserved Tribute: Presentation by Vets to Rep. Basile is a Fitting Recognition of His Fine Work

January 23, 2013
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The presentation by the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association to State Representative Carlo Basile as the group’s Legislator of the Year last week for his work for veterans across the state was a well deserved honor. Rep. Basile’s efforts on behalf of our veterans have been second to none. His bill to provide financial...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Obituaries 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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Edward Parow NE Tel Lineman and Member of VFW Edward B. Parow of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on January 9. He was 71 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, he served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, the National Guard and was...

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