Dark Clouds

April 18, 2012
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Dark Clouds

Dark clouds and rain falling out of them occurred last Thursday and was caught by Times-Free Press photographer/reporter John Lynds. The entire Northeast is literally starving for rain – but not last Thursday.

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EBNHC Starts Moving into Maverick Square

April 18, 2012
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EBNHC Starts Moving into Maverick Square

The City of Boston has recently issued the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) its occupancy permit and the administrative offices have already moved into the new building in Maverick Square. EBNHC is planning a ribbon cutting sometime in June and the rest of the building should be occupied by that time. Last year,...

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City Budget 2013 Includes Completion of Eastie Projects

April 18, 2012
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan that includes the completion of several projects in East Boston as well as the beginning of other major improvements here. Some of the projects in Eastie are part of a $217 million...

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LaMattina Seeks Solutions to Stop Satellite Dishes

April 18, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina called in the nations top satellite television providers to a hearing last Thursday at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing was not only to hear testimony but begin working on solutions to the clutter of satellite dishes hanging off the fronts of many East Boston multifamilies. In October, LaMattina...

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Legislation Filed to Stop Ethanol Trains

April 18, 2012
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli has become the first elected official to file any significant legislation to slow Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. Last week Petruccelli added an amendment to a state transportation bond bill that...

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Helping out Wounded Marines on April 28

April 18, 2012
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A huge event intended to raise money for wounded Marines seriously injured in the Afghanistan War is to take place on April 28 right here in East Boston. More than 1000 motorcyclists, led by the Rolling Thunder Club, will be riding a circuitous route around the neighborhood in order to raise awareness as well...

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Menino and the Casino

April 18, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino left not a hint of doubt where he stands or how he feels about a casino coming to Boston at Suffolk Downs. With absolutely no ambiguity last week the mayor made public remarks noting that the city welcomes a casino at Suffolk Downs, is working for a casino at Suffolk Downs...

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Obituaries 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Joyce Love Flight Attendant, Realtor, and Paralegal Joyce Susan Love of East Boston died on April 13 surrounded by her loving family after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. She was 54 years old. Born in Boston on April 1, 1958, she was a 1976 graduate of East Boston High School and attended Brandeis...

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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

April 11, 2012
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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

The City of Boston Transportation Department worked out some minor details with the community last week regarding the redevelopment of Central Square. At a community meeting last Tuesday, City of Boston Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said that based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of...

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Antonino Recognized for Heroism at Chelsea Street Fire

April 11, 2012
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Antonino Recognized for Heroism at Chelsea Street Fire

You can usually find Paul Antonino at lunchtime eating at one of his favorite spots in East Boston. Five out of seven days a week Antonino is inside Oliveira’s on Chelsea Street enjoying some Brazilian BBQ. Luckily, two Sundays ago he didn’t deviate from his usual routine. “I took my daughter over there for...

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Mike Curto Follows His Father into Boxing

April 11, 2012
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When East Boston resident Michael Curto steps into the ring for his first amateur bout, the ring announcer won’t have to say his name twice. If you’re a long-time boxing fan in New England, you’ll immediately recognize the name “Curto.” Yes, 17-year-old Michael Curto is the son of former professional boxer and the pride...

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Plane Refueling Spill Fine

April 11, 2012
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A large fine leveled upon a plane refueling company at Logan Airport has given rise to the belief that the fine is connected with the death of the Wood Island clam flats following a spill at the airport in 2010. Massport officials have consistently refused to comment on the spill and its magnitude or...

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EBMHL Heading Towards Championship

April 11, 2012
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Last Tuesday April 3 the remaining four teams in the EBMHL took to the ice for the EBMHL semifinals. After a long and extremely exciting season there stood four remaining teams all wanting one thing, the EBMHL Cup. Game 1 saw the 2nd seed Lightning Express take on the 5th seeded Chiara’s Auto in...

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Obituaries 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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Antonetta Massaro Of Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston Antonetta (DePadua) Massaro of Naples, Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on April 2. She was the beloved wife of Frank Massaro. In accordance with Mrs. Massaro’s wishes, arrangements were private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial...

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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

April 4, 2012
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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

The entire community is pitching in to help the 30 people displaced by the seven-alarm blaze that gutted two attached brick buildings on Chelsea Street near Day Square Sunday. “There were some real heroes that worked around the clock to help the families during the blaze,” said City Councilor Sal LaMattina who joined Mayor...

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First Priority Named as Top Lender

April 4, 2012
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When it was built on Swift and Bennington Streets four years ago, First Priority Credit Union forever changed an industrial corner in East Boston into an attractive center for commerce. Now, First Priority, a Massachusetts State Chartered Credit Union, has been named one of 2011’s Top Credit Union Lenders in the March 26, 2012...

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Patients to Benefit from New Alliance at EBNHC

April 4, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will be joining the Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) as one of seven Boston Medical Center (BMC) affiliated neighborhood health centers. The partnership will allow better access for EBNHC patients seeking care at BMC for a wide array of health care services that may not be offered at...

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EPA Fines Logan Fueler

April 4, 2012
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The company that refuels planes at Logan International Airport accused of spilling hundreds of gallons of jet fuel into the water between the airport and East Boston by a group of New England clammers, has been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to take adequate precaution to contain oil spills. Swissport/BOS...

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Council Backs Petruccelli’s Law on Prescription Drugs

April 4, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to pass a resolution to support a state bill advocating for stricter laws regarding dangerous prescription drugs and an amendment by Senator Anthony Petruccelli for more funding to increase drug abuse education. The resolution was offered by City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District 3...

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The Fire Brings out the Best of the Eastie Community

April 4, 2012
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It sometimes takes a seven-alarm fire in our neighborhood to aid us in putting into proper perspective what is important about our lives and what is not. The miracle, obviously, was not the fire – which had the look and feel of rolling thunder and overlapping flames. The fire was the devil incarnate. The...

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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2012
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Easter is upon us. Let us all take a moment to give thanks for everything we have and for the holiday, which commemorates one of the greatest events in the history of mankind. Jesus gave his life on the hill at Golgotha. Mankind got the Kingdom of God in return.

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EBMHL Frozen Four Ready to Roll

April 4, 2012
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The road to the playoffs for Danilchuk Auto and Chiara’s Auto was not an easy one. Both clubs struggled to get acclimated in this seasons highly competitive league play. Danilchuck began the season 5-0, only to fall deep into the cellar as the year went on finishing 7-18-3, an extremely disappointing campaign. When speaking...

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Obituaries 04-04-2012

April 4, 2012
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Marilyn Kalil Retired Assembly Supervisor and Waitress Marilyn M. (Oles)-Kalil, a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, died at home on March 28 after a long illness. She was 70 years old. An assembly supervisor for more than 10 years for Allied Signal, she also worked as a waitress...

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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

March 29, 2012
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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

Jonathan Roach is obviously in shock over just how cold the water is during the Cupid Splash fundraiser that was held on Saturday, March 24.

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