Basile Named Legislator of Year by Vets

January 16, 2013
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Basile Named Legislator of Year by Vets

The Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association (MVSOA) named Representative Carlo Basile Legislator of the Year last week for his work on behalf of veterans across the state. “I was honored to receive the MVSOA Veterans Appreciation Award at the Annual Legislative Luncheon,” said Basile. “Helping veterans has always been what I consider to be...

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Jeffries Point Residents Hear About Casino Process

January 16, 2013
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Jeffries Point Residents Hear About Casino Process

As Suffolk Downs submitted the first part of its gaming license application with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to develop and operate a Caesars-branded resort and casino in East Boston this week, City officials were at Monday nights Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the process. City officials working on the...

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More Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 16, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month, which connects East Boston to Downtown, MassDOT tested and removed an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week. In December a 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of the tunnel and landed in the road....

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Arrest Made for Armed Robbery at Mobil Station

January 16, 2013
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East Boston Police announced they have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station that took place on Thursday, January 3. While the name of the suspect has not yet been released, Community Service Officer Danny Simons made the announcement at Monday’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting. The robbery occurred...

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Four Are in Casino License Process

January 16, 2013
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Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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Taste of Eastie: Event Definitely Worth Attending

January 16, 2013
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Eastie resident will be putting aside those post holiday and carb conscience diets Thursday night because in this neighborhood the annual Taste of Eastie is a local culinary tradition that brings the neighborhood and old friends together through food. The event’s success has long been attributed to its perfect blend of community, camaraderie and...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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January 6, 2013 Luis Serrano of 28 Trenton Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct & possession of Class A drugs with intent to distribute. Ivan Hurtado of 23 Kenilworth Street, Malden was arrested and charged with unarmed breaking & entering and destruction of personal property. Juan Suarez of 286 Lexington...

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Obituaries 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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Marie Margaret Materazzo Of East Boston Marie Margaret Materazzo of East Boston died on January 6. She was in her 102nd year. She was a member of St. Francis 3rd Order of Mt. Carmel Church, East Boston. The cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Anna (Zaccheo) Materazzo, she was the dear sister of...

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East Boston School Featured in Nationally-Televised Mass

January 9, 2013
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East Boston School Featured in Nationally-Televised Mass

On Monday, January 7, 2013, Father Domurat of East Boston and students from the East Boston Central Catholic School celebrated Mass in the CatholicTV studios in Watertown. The Daily Mass airs live each day at 9:30 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the same day. Students Gabriella Ribeiro and Marina Ribeiro...

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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

January 9, 2013
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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

After winning a decisive victory over republican challenger, Tom Dooley, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was sworn in to another term on Wednesday, January 2 at the State House. Also sworn in was State Representative Carlo Basile, who ran unopposed in November. Petruccelli, with his daughter, Alexa by his side, took the oath administered by Governor...

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Stephen Murphy Elected Council President LaMattina to Serve as Vice President

January 9, 2013
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Stephen Murphy Elected Council President LaMattina to Serve as Vice President

At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed East Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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Fire on a Plane

January 9, 2013
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Fire on a Plane

Boston Fire Department firefighters were called in to assist the Massport Fire Department in putting out a fire aboard a Japan Airlines at Logan International Airport in East Boston on Monday. The fire occurred shortly after the plane landed at Logan and all the passengers had disembarked.

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Police Seek Armed Robber

January 9, 2013
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East Boston Police are still seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect wanted in connection with last week’s armed robbery of the Mobile Gas Station on Meridian Street last week. Police have released a photo and video surveillance of the suspect–the latter of which can be found at  HYPERLINK “http://www.bpdnews.com” www.bpdnews.com. The robbery...

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Vice-President Sal Lamattina

January 9, 2013
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Eastie’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has once again shown his political acumen with his colleagues in government by being named the vice-president of the Boston City Council by Boston City Council President Steven Murphy. LaMattina might well have been the Boston City Council president himself this time around if he hadn’t deferred to...

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Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 9, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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Police Briefs 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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December 30, 2012 Alexander Lopez of 3 Monmouth Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. Larry Brown of 119 Sumner Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. Thami Ch-Hab of 425 Ferry Street, Everett was arrested and charged with open and gross...

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East Boston Boys Basketball Rebounds Against Capital Prep 49-48

January 9, 2013
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After beating Madison Park in dramatic fashion with Patrick Santos hitting an 80ft shot down by two at the buzzer, the East Boston High School basketball team fell two games in a row to Charlestown and Everett before rebounding against Capital Prep 49-48. The Jets were 2-2 during the holiday break and are 5-2...

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Obituaries 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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Josephine Capua Retired Seamstress Josephine (Tarantino) Capua, a longtime Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 3.  She was 92 years old. Born in East Boston, she was a retired clothing industry seamstress. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Capua; dear and devoted mother of Leonard Capua...

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Chris Marchi, East Boston Times Man of the Year

January 1, 2013
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Chris Marchi, East Boston Times Man of the Year

There are not too many people that will sacrifice time away from family to volunteer for the better good of the community. In East Boston there are a select few but in 2012 local environmental activist Chris Marchi stood out. For the better part of two years, Marchi led a group of activists to...

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Alexandra Montes McNeil, East Boston Times Woman of the Year

January 1, 2013
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Alexandra Montes McNeil, East Boston Times Woman of the Year

Three years after taking over the reigns of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil helped turn around a once failing school. Once a place that resembled the set of a gritty school drama complete with a cast of gang members and drug dealers, the Umana has transformed into a bona...

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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

January 1, 2013
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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from East Boston you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects Eastie to rest of the city is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of...

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East Boston Residents Join Others in Opposing Ethanol Trains

January 1, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

January 1, 2013
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Jets Host the 8th Annual Deep Freeze Tournament

January 1, 2013
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The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast Cancer Research Center. The Jets hosted the 8th Annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament,...

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