Mayor Menino Stepping Down

April 4, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Police Briefs 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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March 24, 2013 Adrian Husbands of 211 Havre Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with being a disorderly person. Joseph John Roussel of 185 London Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with being a disorderly person. Enrique Alvarez of 439 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with being a disorderly...

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PPSC Opens Registration for 2013 Youth Program

April 4, 2013
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The East Boston Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) has opened  registration for Eastie residents for the 2013 Youth Development Program at the Sailing Center. The program includes sailing, environmental science, leadership training and is part of the Summer Food Service Project in partnership with the East Boston YMCA. Surprisingly, despite being a free program...

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Obituaries 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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Helga ‘Daisy’ Corbosiero Worked at Black Falcon Pier in South Boston Helga E. ‘Daisy’(Pfeiffer) Corbosiero of Winthrop died on March 27. Mrs. Corbosiero worked in customer service at  Black Falcon Pier in South Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Corbosiero; beloved mother of Cindy Rossino and her husband, Lou of...

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Eastie Landmark Lights the Skies Again

April 1, 2013
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Eastie Landmark Lights the Skies Again

Recently, East Boston resident John Zirpolo was driving by the iconic Cross that sits on the western slope of Orient Heights hill. For decades the Cross was an Eastie landmark beckoning motorists below to visit the historic Madonna Shrine on Orient Avenue. For Eastie residents it was a navigation point when giving directions to...

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Massport Appoints Community Liason

April 1, 2013
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Massport Appoints Community Liason

In the love-hate relationship between East Boston and Massport, the Port Authority s community relations department has been the whipping boy and has long borne the brunt of community angst and distrust. In 1987, Massport s Tom Butler emerged as a likeable fixture at community meeting with the uncanny ability to disarm a crowd...

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Local Court Ready For ‘Mock Trial’

April 1, 2013
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Beginning in April the East Boston District Court will kick off a month long program with local schools from Eastie and Winthrop that will culminate in the annual Mock Trial and Law Day celebration on May 1. All grades from grades K1 to 12th grade from schools in East Boston and Winthrop will be involved...

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Is There an Alternative?

April 1, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...

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Police Briefs 04-01-2013

April 1, 2013
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March 17 A white male from East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. March 18 Derren Molina of 51 Heard Street, Chelsea was arrested on an outstanding warrant for murder. Claudio Correia of 191 Faywood Avenue, East Boston was arrested on two outstanding warrants for assault & battery and larceny. March 19 No Arrest. March...

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Lightning Express Jumps Out To Early Lead in EBMHL Series

April 1, 2013
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With starting goaltender Tony Dandrea sidelined with a groin injury, Milanos s Deli called upon Mario Long to man the pipes in the opening matchup of the best 2 out of 3 EBMHL Championship Seris that kicked off last Tuesday at the Porazzo Rink in East Boston. Poised to take out an opponent that...

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Obituaries 04-01-2013

April 1, 2013
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Robert Scopa Late Proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn Robert A. Scopa of East Boston died on March 23 after a long illness. The late proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn, he was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (Venti) Scopa; loving father of Stephanie Scopa of East Boston; dear brother of...

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Petraglia, New Community Liason

March 22, 2013
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Petraglia, New Community Liason

Just two weeks on the job and Corinne Petraglia has already got a heavy dose of what it’s like to be Mayor Thomas Menino’s East Boston liaison—a job where you are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “I started two weeks ago and there has already been a fire, a...

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Logan Health Study Due out In the Spring

March 22, 2013
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It was his first piece of legislation back when he was a young state representative, now Senator Anthony Petruccelli is excited that the state’s comprehensive study on the health of residents surrounding Logan Airport–in particular residents living in East Boston—will be released this spring. For the first time a sophisticated study by the Massachusetts...

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Reach out for Youth Campaign

March 22, 2013
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Reach out for Youth Campaign

After delivering a $25,000 check for the Y’s annual “Reach Out For Youth Campaign” Tuesday morning, Massport’s Executive Director Thomas Glynn spent time reading books to the kids attending the East Boston YMCA’s daycare program.

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Satellite Companies Poised to Block City Ordinance

March 22, 2013
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As expected, the satellite dish companies are planning to file a lawsuit to block City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the City Council’s attempt to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston. LaMattina made the announcement at a recent community meeting. The proposed ordinance would have focused on the installation, maintenance,...

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School Committee Adopts New Assignment Plan

March 22, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston School Committee (BSC) voted to adopt the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s recommendation for a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The BSC voted to approve the Home-Based A option for schools in the city. The EAC voted to adopt the same...

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Excel Academy Charter School Welcomes Their Newest and Largest Class of Scholars

March 22, 2013
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A heightened level of excitement and anticipation flooded the halls of Excel Academy Charter Schools last Wednesday as the school held its annual enrollment lottery at each of their middle school locations. Excel Academy – East Boston, Excel Academy – Orient Heights and Excel Academy – Chelsea all offered seats to its rigorous, high...

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NOAH, with the New American 
integration Program (NAIP) Initiative Honors Impact of AmeriCorps.

March 22, 2013
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NOAH (East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing) is spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities across Massachusetts since the national service program began 19 years ago. “We are proud to be part of AmeriCorps with the New American Integration Program (NAIP), a partnership between the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition...

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Suffolk Downs Featured in ‘Boston Sports Temples’ Exhibition

March 22, 2013
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Suffolk Downs is one of four historic sports venues featured in Boston Public Library’s current “Boston Sports Temples” exhibition, which showcases these beloved venues and their unique roles in the daily lives and hearts of generations of New Englanders. Suffolk Downs is joined by Fenway Park, the original Boston Garden and Braves Field in...

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Milano’s Deli Dethrones EBYC, Lightning 
express Advances in Style

March 22, 2013
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One absolute barn burner and an upset heard round the city in the EBMHL semifinals last week has set the tone for the EBMHL Championship Series which began last night at the Porazzo Rink and.will continue next Tuesday and the following Tuesday, if necessary, due to the new best 2 out of 3 format...

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Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Mary Bottaro Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Mary (Manzo) Bottaro of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Bottaro, she was the loving mother of Ronald “Ron” Bottaro and his wife, Laurie, Laurie and Elaine Bottaro and her husband, Ted, all of Saugus and...

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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

March 13, 2013
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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

Jeffries Point Steve Holt, like many of his neighbors, was shaken up by the recent muggings in his neighborhood. “I witnessed one of the muggings,” said Holt at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting. “So I became concerned about the safety of myself and my family.” While Captain Kelley McCormick was at...

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Green Plans at Suffolk Supported at MEPA Community Meeting

March 13, 2013
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While those present at last week’s Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) meeting at Suffolk Downs concerning environmental impacts a possible resort-style casino may create in the neighborhood, many were impressed by the developers plans to make a casino at Suffolk Downs the greenest in the nation, but the environmental activists remained skeptical about the...

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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

March 13, 2013
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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

TV Diner co-host Jenny Johnson chats with Frank Santarpio of Santarpio’s Pizza fame. Santarpio’s son-in-law Dave Modica and daughter, Carla, own and operate Ecco.

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