This is the Season: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 25, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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The Shot Heard Around the World

December 25, 2012
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It’s one thing to hit the game winning shot but it’s another thing to do it 80 feet out with one second left on the clock. That’s exactly what happened when East Boston High School senior guard Pat Santos took a foul shot rebound down by two points and heaved the ball 80 feet...

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Obituaries 12-26-2012

December 25, 2012
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Daniel ‘Danny’ Filippone Member of Teamsters Union Daniel “Danny” F. Filippone of East Boston died on December 19. A US Airforce veteran of Korea and a member of Teamster Local 379, he was the beloved husband of Virginia (Smith) Filippone; loving father of Veronica Shaponick and her husband, Robert of East Boston, Dana DelPrato...

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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

December 20, 2012
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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

East Boston Central Catholic School’s K-0 class performs ‘Jingle Bells’ during the school’s annual Christmas Pageant. This year’s pageant was dedicated and performed in honor of the students and staff that lost they lives last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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This is Not the Bypass Road

December 20, 2012
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This is Not the Bypass Road

An 18-Wheeler block Neptune Road nearly three weeks after the opening of the long-awaited Marty Coughlin Bypass Road. Massport is working to get more Logan Airport related traffic to use the newly opened $24 million road that cuts under Day Square.

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Local Reaction to Tragedy at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if it had happened right here in East Boston. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. As the events unfolded, East Boston...

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OHRC Will Be Named After Marty Pino in Jan

December 20, 2012
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The Mayor’s Office has announced it has set a date to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. In a statement released this week Menino and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Daphne Griffin, said during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, January 18...

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PPSC Gets Added Help from USOC

December 20, 2012
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Being one of the few sailing programs in the nation that can lay claim to once having an Olympic gold medalist on staff, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) in East Boston will be getting help from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) this coming year. The U.S. Paralympics, a division of the USOC, announced...

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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up For Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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A new partnership between Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center may have widespread benefits for local performing arts groups like Zumix in East Boston should Suffolk Downs attain a casino license. Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center entered into an agreement Tuesday giving the Citi Center a key...

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A Mobile City Hall

December 20, 2012
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For many residents living in neighborhoods like East Boston, West Roxbury or Dorchester getting to City Hall to accomplish a basic service like obtaining a birth certificate can turn into a multiple hours long task.   This is even before the start of the renovations to the Government Center MBTA stop that will be closed...

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Outrage at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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Police Briefs 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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December 3rd 2012 A white non-Hispanic male was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Orlando Crespo of 119 Congress Avenue, Chelsea was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs. Gerry Mondou of 83 Watts Street, Chelsea was arrested and charged with possession of Class C & E drugs and assault & battery...

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Red Sox and Wally Help in Annual Toys for Tickets

December 20, 2012
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The Boston Red Sox and Wally the Green Monster lent a helping hand to the City of Boston’s annual Toys for Tickets campaign, doing their part to put smiles on the faces of local children – and Boston drivers – this holiday season. Wally the Green Monster reported to work at the parking ticket...

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Obituaries 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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Guido ‘Bill’ Lombardi GE Retiree Guildo “Bill” Lombardi of Revere, formerly of Saugus, died on December 13 surrounded by his family at his home. He was 94 years old. The husband of the late Carmella (Rizzo) Lombardi, he was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Pedro and Maddalena Lombardi....

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After 3 Years, Dearaujo Leaving as Mayor’s Liason

December 12, 2012
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After 3 Years, Dearaujo Leaving as Mayor’s Liason

Nearly three years after becoming Mayor Thomas Menino’s liaison in East Boston, Ernani DeAraujo has announced he is leaving his post at the end of the month. “After three extraordinary years of serving our community and our Mayor, I am leaving my role as your Liaison at year end,” said DeAraujo. “There will be...

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Officials Unveil Plans for Rehab of American Legion Playground

December 12, 2012
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The City of Boston Parks Department held its first meeting to discuss the rehabilitation plans for American Legion Playground last Tuesday night. While some are excited over the prospect of getting a newly renovated field at the historic baseball diamond, others seemed miffed that the city wants to design a multiuse space that includes...

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EBSB Seeking Somerville Branch

December 12, 2012
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) is again trying to expand its branch footprint by opening a new branch office in Somerville. EBSB Chairman and CEO, Richard Gavegnano announced that the Bank filed a notice with the Division of Banks on November 20, 2012 to establish a branch office at 37 Union Square, Somerville. If...

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City Starts Construction on $4m Central Sq. Rehab

December 12, 2012
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After working out some minor details with the community over the summer, The City of Boston Transportation Department has begun preliminary construction on the $4 million project to rehab Central Square. Beginning last week, construction crews began excavating portions of Meridian Street around the square and will continue working as long as weather allows....

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A Good Cause

December 12, 2012
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This year’s Eastie’s Elves fundraiser set for Friday at the Logan Hyatt at 7 p.m. is an annual Christmas benefit in East Boston that goes  to providing toys to low-income children in the neighborhood. For 8 years now, Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s charity has made Christmas a little brighter for families in Eastie that may...

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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns  for the current fiscal year.  For Boston, this...

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Police Briefs 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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November 19th 2012 A Hispanic female was arrested and charged with domestic assault & providing a false name to police officers. A Hispanic male was arrested and charged with a sexual assault. November 20th 2102 Joseph Anthony Engebretson of 28 Pearl Street, Everett was arrested and charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest and also found...

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Obituaries 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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Andrew Schena Member of Founding Family of Revere Beach’s “The Banana Boat” Andrew J. Schena died unexpectedly at his Revere home on December 3. He was 49 years old. Born in Everett, he lived his entire life in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1981. Most of his working career was...

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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

December 5, 2012
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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

East Boston environmental activists that have worked for decades to try and keep the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation clean are happy that a local auto repair shop will pay a hefty fine for contaminating the wetlands there. D&M Auto Doctor on Bennington Street, a business that residents have complained about for years and has...

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A Good Idea Just Keeps Getting Better

December 5, 2012
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What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents look forward to each Christmas Season and this year’s 8th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser is shaping up to be no different. Over 500 supporters are expected to turn out for the event set for Friday, December 14...

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