28 Million and Rising

February 9, 2012
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We again ask Massport to pay close attention to the increasing difficulties that come with servicing 28 million passengers coming and going from Logan Airport in a single year. That number will easily reach 30 million in the next three to five years and if the economy grows as expected, that number will be...

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Lowell Richards

February 9, 2012
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The death of Lowell Richards is a loss for East Boston, for his family and for all of us who knew him and respected the good work he did as the head of development for Massport. Mr. Richards was a self-effacing type totally without bluster who disliked the limelight. Over the years of his...

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Eastie Swimmers Split Week

February 9, 2012
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After losing a regular season swim meet to archrival Latin Academy last Tuesday, the East Boston High School coed swim team finished third in the Boston City League Championship this week. Latin Academy took their 21st title in the 22-year history of the event followed by O’Bryant and Eastie. The Aqua Jets scored 51-points...

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Obituaries 02-08-2011

February 9, 2012
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Louise Marchionda Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Louise (D’Errico) Marchionda of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and North Reading, died on February 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Guido; cherished daughter of the late Savino and Antonia (DiPaola) D’Errico; loving mother of Diann Anzalone and her husband, John of Winthrop,...

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Hotel Developer Buys Land Near Potential Casino Site

February 1, 2012
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Hotel Developer Buys Land Near Potential Casino Site

With the possibility of a resort-style casino coming to East Boston a Fall River based developer has purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway less than a mile from Suffolk Downs. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut recently purchased...

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Rino’s Opening Second Location

February 1, 2012
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Rino’s Opening Second Location

The owners of Rino’s Place, the famed Italian restaurant on the corner of Saratoga and Putnam Streets that was recently on the Food Network last year, is days away from opening a new cafe at 300 Saratoga St. across from Rino’s current location. The café, which will be called Prima e Dopo, Italian for...

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Councilor to Register: Lamattina Weighing Run for Register of Probate and Family Court

February 1, 2012
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Councilor to Register: Lamattina Weighing Run for Register of Probate and Family Court

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. LaMattina, a life-long resident of East Boston, was first elected to the Council in 2006 and serves as the Council’s Vice-President. LaMattina met...

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Kevin White

February 1, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Sports Go Pats: Danilchuk Auto Team Show Why They’re Diehard Pats Fans

February 1, 2012
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The parade of people that have stopped by Danilchuk Auto Body on Addison Street to take a picture of the auto body’s support for the New England Patriots hasn’t slowed one bit, especially with Super Bowl XLVI set for this Sunday. Danilchuk has painted one car in the colors of the New York Giants....

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Police Briefs 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
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Monday, January 23 Vincent Anthony Durbano a homeless male was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery (purse snatching) Aida Gomes of 113 Orleans Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, January 24 Rigoberto Herbert of 276 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested on an outstanding default warrant for attempted...

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Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
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Charles Kitchell Of Burlington, formerly of East Boston Charles A. Kitchell of Burlington, formerly of East Boston and North Reading, died recently. He was in his 95th year. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was an honorary member of the Jeffries Yacht Club. He was the beloved husband of the late...

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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

January 26, 2012
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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

Back row, from left, East Boston YMCA Capital Campaign Chair Derek Brodin, YMCA Executive Di­rector Joey Cuzzi, Massport Interim CEo Dave Mackey and Senator Anthony Petruccelli celebrate with Y preschoolers Massport’s donation of $25,000 to the Y to kick off the Y’s annual fundraising campaign.

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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

January 26, 2012
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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

In 1998 Richard Sanford read a story in his hometown paper in Pennsylvania that both angered and inspired him. “I learned that children in my town were freezing while waiting for their school bus, because they had no winter coats,” said Sanford at Maverick Landing in East Boston Saturday. Sanford said he was puzzled...

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Front and Center: Waterfront Potential Gets Big Boost at Menino’s State of the City Speech

January 26, 2012
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In his annual State of the City address last Thursday at Faneuil Hall, Mayor Thomas Menino, as he did in his annual Chamber of Commerce Speech two months back, pointed to East Boston as a neighborhood full of opportunity for development and job growth. While the Chamber speech focused on Eastie idle waterfront development...

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Orient Heights Stop to Be Rebuilt In’14

January 26, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street has begun and according to the T’s Project Manager John Favorito major construction should be underway in the summer and last until spring of 2014. “Residents may have noticed that we have begun staging the area and creating work...

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Police Briefs

January 26, 2012
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Monday, January 16  Damon Attardo of 256 Cooleridge Street, Revere was arrested and charged with operating after suspension or revocation. Tuesday January 17  No Arrest Wednesday, January 18 Bryan Briggs of 230 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon (Brass Knuckles). John Oliver of 59 West Eagle Street,...

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A Doubleheader

January 26, 2012
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This neighborhood is facing two huge possibilities – the possible licensing of a casino at Suffolk Downs with horse racing continuing as it has for 75 years and the remaking of the East Boston waterfront by developers eager to take advantage of the great views of the city and an ideal location for new...

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Logan at 28 Million

January 26, 2012
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There was more than a bit of incomprehensibility when it was announced earlier this week that Logan Airport had checked in and transported by airplane more than 28 million people in 2011. Think about it. More than 2.2 million people per month landed in East Boston and were transported through East Boston on their...

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Hoop Jets Hit Stride, Now at 7-3

January 26, 2012
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The East Boston High School boys’ basketball team has won three of their last four games to improve to 7-3 on the season. First the Jets took on Barnstable in a non-league match at home. In a tight game Eastie was able to squeak out a win 60-57 over the Red Raiders. With that...

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Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Lola Kurley East Boston Resident Lola S. (Trull) Kurley of East Boston died peacefully on January 22. She was 98 years old. She was born in Buncombe County, NC, the beloved wife of the late Stanley; mother of the late Charles and his surviving wife, Elsie of North Reading, the late Finley, the late...

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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

East Boston has arrived according to a San Francisco based marketing company for rental brokers and landlords. A recent study of the rental market in Eastie by RentJuice has shown that the neighborhood’s asking rent soared nearly 14 percent last month making it one of the largest rental spikes in the city and Greater...

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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

January 19, 2012
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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

Children from the East Boston YMCA’s Toddler/Pre-School Program are learning early about the importance of helping others in need by parting with some of their toys. Recently, the children at the Y donated their own barely used toys and warm clothing to “Cradles to Crayons”—a  nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items...

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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

Nicholas Joseph Moscaritolo, the smiling face behind the bar at the landmark East Boston restaurant Barney’s for nearly 70 years, died on Saturday, January 14 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was 91. “He had a great life and did everything he wanted to do,” said son Pat...

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Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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