John Connolly

March 1, 2013
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In Eastie John Connolly has always received tremendous support, but voters will now have to decide who their loyalty rests with if Mayor Thomas Menino announces he’s in for another term. Last time around, Connolly topped the at-Large ticket with 1,183 and in 2009 he topped the ticket in the city with 51,308 and...

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Eastie Watch: East Boston Democratic Caucus

March 1, 2013
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East Boston Democrats will hold a Democratic Caucus to select 2013 Convention Delegates on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Paris Street Community Center. The purpose of the caucus is to pick convention delegates to nominate candidates for 2013 U.S. Senate Democratic primary. All registered Democrats in East Boston are eligible to participate...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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February 17, 2013 A Hispanic male of East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. February 18, 2013 No Arrest. February 19, 2013 Chris Leone of 68 Washington Avenue, Winthrop was arrested and charged with breaking & entering. Jamey Bosco of 150 Bremen Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with distribution of...

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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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Antonino ‘Nino’ Parrinello Of East Boston Antonino “Nino” Parrinello died on February 23. Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily and arriving in East Boston in 1970, he was the beloved husband of the late Paola “lina” (Caimi) Parrinello; loving father of Frank Parrinello and his wife, Lisa of Danvers, Rosanna Paolini and her husband,...

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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

February 20, 2013
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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

Gasoline prices at local gas stations in East Boston have soared in the past month with some gas stations in the neighborhood charging upwards of $3.77 per gallon for regular. In Massachusetts the current average for regular gas was $3.76, $3.91 for midrange gas and $4.04 for premium. The highest prices we’ve seen in...

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Library to Open on Time

February 20, 2013
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With a few months to go until summer, the neighborhood’s new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street is right on track and close to being done. Anyone driving past the construction site over the past few weeks can see the steel framing has been covered with walls and one can now get a...

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BRA Gives Thumbs Up to Brooke Charter School

February 20, 2013
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Developers of the Edward Brooke Charter School in East Boston received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week to convert the former Savio High School on Byron Street into the Brooke’s new home. The BRA Board unanimously approved $16.5 million expansion plans at the corner of Byron and Bennington Streets so the Brooke can...

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Gruner Appointed as Director at Main Streets

February 20, 2013
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While former East Boston Main Streets Executive Director Clarke Moulaison has moved onto bigger and better things and now runs Carmella’s Market (formerly Gloria’s Foods) at the corner of Everett and Cottage Street, he has left behind some pretty big shoes to fill. During his tenure, Moulaison got Main Streets back on track and...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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EBNHC Announces Award for Let’s Get Moving Program

February 20, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBHNC) announced a $100,000 grant award for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens and their families. The New Balance Foundation awarded $100,000 for the Program, and presented the grant award today at EBNHC, where they were...

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Obituaries 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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Dennis Golisano Of East Boston Dennis W. Golisano of East Boston died on February 17. He was the loving son of Dorothy (Maccini) and late Salvatore Golisano; devoted father of Theresa and Nicholas Green of North Carolina; dear brother of Salvatore Golisano of East Boston, Joyce Decareau of Revere, Dorothy and Frankie Golisano, both...

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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

February 13, 2013
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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

While some were praising the City of Boston’s efforts to remove snow from city streets, residents here were singing a different tune to Mayor Thomas Menino’s Snow Removal Strike Force. On Monday nigh at 7 p.m., a section of Saratoga Street from Curtis Street to Orient Heights Square turned into pandemonium as Boston Police...

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Basile to Chair Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

February 13, 2013
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East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile was appointed to his first chairmanship since being elected to office. Speaker Robert DeLeo appointed Basile chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs last week. “I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,”...

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More Questions Than Answers on Ethanol Trains

February 13, 2013
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Last Wednesday night’s MassDOT meeting at East Boston High School left East Boston residents with more questions than answers. First, at 6 p.m. a coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett briefed residents on Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 13, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in East Boston has residents fuming and rightfully so. Howeverprobably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving residential services and life in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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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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