Police Briefs 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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July 8, 2012  An East Boston man was arrested and charged with violating an existing restraining order. German Mejia Salmeron of 44 West Eagle Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with attempted unarmed robbery. An East Boston man was arrested and charged with domestic assault. July 9, 2012  An East Boston man was...

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Obituaries 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Elizabeth Graziani East Boston Resident Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15. The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished...

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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

July 16, 2012
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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

It was typical neighborhood summer scene at Orient Heights Housing Development (OHHD) on Sunday. Residents there took to the courtyards where there was barbecuing, children playing and the smell of home cooked meals simmering as the adults took refuge from the hot summer sun under the shade of trees. But there was another smell...

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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

July 16, 2012
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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...

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Otis School Students Win Massport’s Environmental Challenge

July 16, 2012
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An East Boston elementary school won an environmental challenge sponsored by Massport and Radio Disney. Third grade students from the James Otis School collected the most plastic bottle caps and won the grand prize of $2,500 that will be used for educational purposes courtesy of Massport. The Otis school was one of five third...

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What if There is No Casino?

July 16, 2012
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There is a dying horse racing track on a substantial acreage – much like Suffolk Downs – which is located in Los Angeles, near to the international airport there. In past years, all kinds of things were suggested for the sprawling development – ready site. Now comes news that on that site of the...

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Visit Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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The Sandcastle event at Revere Beach will attract more than 500,000 people over the weekend. East Boston residents are urged to get over to America’s first public beach and to check out the amazing array of sand sculptures being created by professional artists from across the nation. There will be everything at Revere Beach...

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Mr. Boston Sandcastle Event at Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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You’ve got to get over to Revere Beach this week and into the weekend for the Sand Castle competition that is being held once again. Right now, the contestants from all over the world are busy preparing their newest creations – sand sculptures of the first order completed by professionals who know what they...

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EASTIE Watch Atlantic Works Boiler Building

July 16, 2012
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The building—formerly the Atlantic Works Boiler Building—was erected in 1893 and is notable for the prominent arch facing down Maverick Street.   Following a determination by the Boston Fire Department that the building needs extensive work in order to be brought up to code, or else should be demolished, the property owner determined that demolition...

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Op-ed: What Type of Jobs Could Be Created at the New Casino

July 16, 2012
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Since the casino debate began there has been a lot of talk about just what kind of jobs may be created by a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs. At community meetings and on websites the opposition to a casino in East Boston has long argued that many of the jobs offered by a casino...

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Police Briefs 07-11-2012

July 16, 2012
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July 1, 2012 An East Boston man was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Matthew Douglas Jung of 100 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. July 2, 2012 An East Boston man was arrested and charged with violating an existing court order...

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Obituaries 07-11-2012

July 16, 2012
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Anthony Capaldo Winthrop Sealer of Weights and Measures Anthony A. Capaldo of Taunton, formerly of East Boston, died on July 1 after a long illness at the Boston Medical Center. He was 65 years old. Born in Cambridge and raised and educated in East Boston, he lived here until moving to Taunton seven years...

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Skyline View

July 4, 2012
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Skyline View

Last week’s hot and humid weather brought throngs of residents to East Boston’s Piers Park hoping to catch a breeze from the Boston Harbor. Here, a resident checks out the skyline view from the famed Eastie park at about sunset. The park, full of families, picnickers and sailors, was a picture perfect summer scene.

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East Boston YMCA Receives $3,500 Summer Beach Grant

July 4, 2012
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East Boston YMCA Receives $3,500 Summer Beach Grant

East Boston YMCA was awarded a $3,500 grant from the non-profit organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to support summer beach activities. The funds have been awarded in support of the YMCA’s “Summer Kick –off Event” that took place on June 18, the Summer Food Service Program, and series of future summer campfire events...

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Hundreds Attend Meeting on Casino Proposal

July 4, 2012
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The function room at the Orient Heights Yacht Club was packed to capacity for an open meeting with the city’s Host Community Advisory Committee which held the meeting to get out into the open the committee’s goals and authorities with regard to a possible casino being located at Suffolk Downs race track. About 200...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...

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Excel Academy Ready to Start New School Year at St. Mary’s Site

July 4, 2012
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With summer in full swing and eight weeks until the 2012-2013 school year begins, construction crews are busy finishing the conversion of the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School into the Excel Academy Charter School’s new home. Excel purchased the former parochial school and adjacent convent from the Boston Archdiocese for a...

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Money Coming Our Way: Boston City Budget Earmarks Millions of Dollars for Eastie

July 4, 2012
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Last week the Boston City Council today unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2013 budget submitted by Mayor Thomas Menino that includes millions of dollars of capital spending in East Boston. “I am pleased that the City Council approved a budget that continues to invest in our strengths, builds relationships, and engages our partners. I...

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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Alfred Morelli  Retired Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. Superintendent  Alfred J. Morelli of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on June 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II and the retired City of Boston Parks and Recreations Superintendent, he was the beloved husband of Claire (Phillips) Morelli with whom he shared 60...

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On the Waterfront

June 27, 2012
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On the Waterfront

Preparing to sail in the early morning at Piers Park is one of East Boston’s finest traditions over the past decade. Hundreds of Eastie children have learned how to sail in the Piers Park program. The Boston skyline rising in the background rounds out a rather extraordinary East Boston scene.

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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

June 27, 2012
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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

An East Boston mom was the winner of a health and wellness package at the East Boston YMCA following a citywide contest. Voters selected Elizabeth Jalbert as the winner of the Greater Boston YMCA’s Mother’s Day Relax and Renew contest. Y members from all over Boston were asked to write in and nominate a...

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No Eastie Casino Group Rallies Against Proposal

June 27, 2012
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Since its public protest against the $1 billion proposal to build a casino at Suffolk Downs earlier this month, the No Eastie Casino grassroots group has seen a swell of support. On their David and Goliath plight, the group has been educating on-the-fence residents of the undesirable realities a casino would mean for the...

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Community Discussion About Casino: The Way to Go

June 27, 2012
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Recent meetings involving those for and against casino development in East Boston have yielded few surprises. One surprise, however, is the lack of fury against a casino development here although there are many voices against a casino. And by the same token, those for a casino development are not running around the neighborhood shouting...

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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Rosemarie DeSisto Sylvania Retiree Rosemarie (Diorio) DeSisto of Winthrop, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died at her late residence on June 14. She was 91 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Domenica (Volta) and Giuseppe Diorio, she worked as an assembler for Sylvania prior to her retirement. She was...

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