On the Waterfront

June 27, 2012
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On the Waterfront

Preparing to sail in the early morning at Piers Park is one of East Boston’s finest traditions over the past decade. Hundreds of Eastie children have learned how to sail in the Piers Park program. The Boston skyline rising in the background rounds out a rather extraordinary East Boston scene.

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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

June 27, 2012
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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

An East Boston mom was the winner of a health and wellness package at the East Boston YMCA following a citywide contest. Voters selected Elizabeth Jalbert as the winner of the Greater Boston YMCA’s Mother’s Day Relax and Renew contest. Y members from all over Boston were asked to write in and nominate a...

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No Eastie Casino Group Rallies Against Proposal

June 27, 2012
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Since its public protest against the $1 billion proposal to build a casino at Suffolk Downs earlier this month, the No Eastie Casino grassroots group has seen a swell of support. On their David and Goliath plight, the group has been educating on-the-fence residents of the undesirable realities a casino would mean for the...

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Community Discussion About Casino: The Way to Go

June 27, 2012
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Recent meetings involving those for and against casino development in East Boston have yielded few surprises. One surprise, however, is the lack of fury against a casino development here although there are many voices against a casino. And by the same token, those for a casino development are not running around the neighborhood shouting...

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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Rosemarie DeSisto Sylvania Retiree Rosemarie (Diorio) DeSisto of Winthrop, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died at her late residence on June 14. She was 91 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Domenica (Volta) and Giuseppe Diorio, she worked as an assembler for Sylvania prior to her retirement. She was...

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EBHNC Officially Opens New Offices

June 22, 2012
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EBHNC Officially Opens New Offices

With four new medical departments already serving patients, the administrative offices up and running and a full service pharmacy and café on the way the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) officially cut the ribbon to open its new facility in Maverick Square last Thursday. Last year, EBNHC officials joined local elected officials and...

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Community Discusses Casino

June 22, 2012
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Two well-attended meetings have taken place in East Boston since the owners of Suffolk Downs have revealed their plans for a $1 billion resort-style casino at the 77-year-old racetrack. Over 200 hundred residents turned out for the first meeting held last Tuesday at East Boston High School. Resident that are both for and against...

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EBHS Class of 72 Reunion Sept. 15

June 22, 2012
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East Boston High School Class of 1972 is celebrating their 40th reunion at Kowloon 948 Broadway, Saugus MA 781-233-0077 on September 15 from 7 – 11 PM. There will be a family style sit down banquet dinner. Great Entertainment by National Recognized Comedians:  Paul D’Angelo and Johnny Pizzi and special guest singer/DJ Barry Mooney....

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Traffic Mitigation

June 22, 2012
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The thought of a Boardman Street Passover to make transiting into and out of East Boston an easier thing than it is today is a good beginning for the folks from Suffolk Downs who hope to be running a casino there in the years to come. It is also a good thing for East...

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Citywide Vote

June 22, 2012
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Secretary of State William Galvin has said that a citywide vote is needed on the casino matter or there will be lawsuits contesting the validity of the vote. Where was Mr. Galvin when the Ted Williams Tunnel was built? Where is Mr. Galvin when Logan Airport is triumphantly announcing 22 million visitors to its...

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Joe DeRoeve Named Pope John Hockey Coach

June 22, 2012
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Joe DeRoeve has been named the head hockey coach of the Pope John XXIII High School boys hockey team. Athletic Director Shawn Thornton made the announcement at a press conference Friday that DeRoeve will be leading the program that will also include a cooperative arrangement with Malden High School. Since 2008 Pope John has...

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Obituaries 06-20-2012

June 22, 2012
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Antonetta ‘Netta’ Patti Harvard Club of Boston Retiree Antonetta “Netta” (Amoroso) Patti of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died on June 15 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield following a brief illness. She was 86 years old. Netta retired at the age of 77 after 20 years of service with the Harvard Club of...

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Graduation Day at East Boston High School

June 13, 2012
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Graduation Day at East Boston High School

National Honor Society grads line up for a photo prior to Saturday’s East Boston High School graduation commencement ceremonies.

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Group Protests Casino at Suffolk Downs

June 13, 2012
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Group Protests Casino at Suffolk Downs

While thousands flocked to Suffolk Downs Racetrack Saturday to take part in the Belmont Stakes festivities a small but determined group of anti-casino residents were less than three miles away protesting the placement of a resort-style casino in the neighborhood at the 77-year old racetrack. Members of No Eastie Casino, the grassroots group that...

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Annual Relay for Life Set for June 15

June 13, 2012
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. the 4th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and Winthrop that...

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Easy Ride: Suffolk Officials to Pay for Road to Ease Gridlock

June 13, 2012
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It’s a road long plagued by traffic during rush hour. On Boardman Street, motorists from East Boston trying to get onto Route 1A may have to sit through several light cycles before being able to take a right to go southbound towards the harbor tunnels. The gridlock at the intersection of Boardman and Route...

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Kiwanis Club to Hear Talk on Suffolk Casino

June 13, 2012
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The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host two officials from Suffolk Downs to talk about the proposed resort casino plans at the Kiwanis Club’s meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s function facility in Day Square. Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle and Suffolk Downs Executive Vice President for...

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Satellite Dish Ordinance: Steps to Reality

June 13, 2012
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The vast and incredibly ugly proliferation in this neighborhood and in neighborhoods all over the city of satellite dishes placed on the front facades of homes like antlers hanging over a fireplace is a situation about to be drastically changed, that is, if legislation filed by Councillor Sal LaMattina is passed by the Boston...

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The Boardman Street Fly-over

June 13, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs announced last week that they will be spending $40-$50 million on traffic improvements as part of their Suffolk Downs casino effort. This is a big chunk of change to be spending on traffic mitigation, which will be highlighted by the construction of a Boardman Street fly-over to remove congestion...

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Remembering Junior Lombardi

June 13, 2012
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A birthday remembrance in last week’s East Boston Sun Times recalling the memory of Albert “Junior” Lombardi caused our minds to wander just a bit. First off, it is impossible to believe that 9 years have passed since Junior died and that East Boston is a far less lively political place than when he...

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A Day at the Races: Trainer Bernardini, Jockey Davis Each Record Three Win at Suffolk

June 13, 2012
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Trainer Jay Bernardini and jockey Jacqueline Davis each enjoyed three-win days before an enthusiastic Belmont Stakes Day crowd of 8,333 at Suffolk Downs on Saturday, June 9. Bernardini broke the ice for his first win of the season in the fifth race with Gesu ($10.20), ridden to victory by David Amiss. He and Amiss...

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Obituaries 06-13-2012

June 13, 2012
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Judith Bostrom Retired Employee of Bianco Inc. of Revere Judith A. (Collins) Bostrom of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8 at the Leonard Florence Center of Chelsea following a long and arduous struggle with cancer. She was 68 years old. Born in Boston and raised and educated in East Boston, she...

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Casino Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

June 6, 2012
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Casino Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

Mayor Thomas Menino’s Host Community Advisory Committee met for the first time last Thursday at City Hall to begin the process of hearing from residents on what sort of mitigation they would like to see if a casino is approved at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. While the committee is still in its infancy...

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Local Casino Plan Officially Unveiled

June 6, 2012
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Local Casino Plan Officially Unveiled

The casino plan that East Boston residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against was unveiled Tuesday by owners of Suffolk Downs. While dramatically different from plans touted back in 2010, the proposal by Suffolk Downs’ principal owners and Caesar’s Entertainment includes a $1 billion investment to build a 300 room...

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