Relay for Life Set for June 14; Will Benefit Cancer Society

June 12, 2013
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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 14 at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and...

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Callahan Tunnel Rehab Project Scheduled

June 12, 2013
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MassDOT has scheduled a meeting to discuss the proposed rehabilitation project to the Lieutenant William F. Callahan Tunnel that connects East Boston to the North End. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston High School, 86 White St. The project includes rehabilitation to the tunnel’s...

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Knights Pitching Key to Success

June 5, 2013
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Knights Pitching Key to Success

As the weather heats up so do the East Boston Knights. The YBL Knights win their only game this week vs. the Savin Hill Hornets and the RRBL Knights swept a double header against the Pepperell Red Dogs Sunday to go undefeated on the week. Pitching has been the key for both teams as...

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East Boston Gets Moving

June 5, 2013
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East Boston Gets Moving

Sponsored by New Balance Foundation, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Let’s Get Movin’ Walk/Run for Fitness begins as young participants in the program begin the race.

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New Outdoor Seating Area in Maverick Square

June 5, 2013
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New Outdoor Seating Area in Maverick Square

Customers enjoy a lunch break at Market Caf’s new outdoor seating area in Maverick Square.

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Hitting the Local Jackpot: MCAA Donates $5,000 Each to Zumix and Salesians B&G

June 5, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club and Zumix will each receive a  $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) as part of $120,000 in community grants that went to 24  Boston nonprofits during the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on May 29. The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership...

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ISD Meets with Residents About Housing Ordinance

June 5, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) officials were at the Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to remind residents of the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in East Boston safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. ISD will begin inspecting rental...

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Lights, Camera, Action Coming Soon for Eagle Hill Residents

June 5, 2013
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Representatives from Columbia Pictures were at a recent East Boston community meeting to brief Eagle Hill residents on the impacts of filming a new Denzel Washington movie may have on the surrounding community. Columbia Picture’s Mark Fitzgerald attended last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting and said filming in Eastie would begin in...

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Man Arraigned on Stabbing Charges

June 5, 2013
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An East Boston man was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon this week after his bizarre tale he told police of a mysterious machete-wielding man breaking into his apartment and stabbing his drinking buddy. Hugo Ventura, 30, of East Boston was arraigned on charges he stabbed his drinking companion in the...

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The Right Thing to Do

June 5, 2013
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We at the East Boston Times have many friends and family members that serve as members of local police forces. This week our Congressman, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano filed the “Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2013” in memory of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was murdered on the evening of...

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It’s off to the Races at Suffolk Downs Opening Day Festivities

June 5, 2013
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Female riders dominated the Opening Day card at Suffolk Downs, combining to win five of the nine races before an enthusiastic crowd of 7,377 on hand to celebrate the start of the 2013 live racing season and honor members of the community who served in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Andria...

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Obituaries 06-05-2013

June 5, 2013
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Padova Antonino North End Resident Padova Antonino of the North End of Boston died on May 30. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosa (Ferrigno); devoted father of Paola Giacalone and her husband, Lorenzo and the late Alfonso; cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren and four loving great grandchildren. His Funeral will be held from...

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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

May 29, 2013
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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

It’s a span of Route 1A over Bennington Street that hundreds of East Boston motorists drive over and under everyday without thinking much about it. However, that seemingly innocuous stretch of highway could be more dangerous than you think. Last week’s collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River outside of Seattle has...

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Chamber’s $10,000 Dinner

May 29, 2013
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Chamber’s $10,000 Dinner

Karen Pastore and Joseph Ruggiero during last week’s annual Chamber of Commerce $10,000 dinner at the Boston Harbor Hyatt. As always, Ruggiero served as the Master of Ceremonies during last Thursday’s exciting event. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards helping expand Chamber programs in the community.

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Petruccelli Blocks Ethanol Train Proposal

May 29, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with help from Senators Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen, added language last week during a late night session to amend the state’s Chapter 91 law. The amendment’s language would block Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their facility on the East...

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Rubin Retiring from EBHS

May 29, 2013
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East Boston High School Headmaster Michael Rubin has been hailed as a neighborhood institution. As a coach and educator at the school for nearly three decades Rubin’s success with area high schoolers both on the court and in the classroom has been unparalleled. Unfortunately, Rubin’s storied career at the school is coming to an...

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For Richard Gavegnano, East Boston Has Always Been Home

May 29, 2013
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Standing at the corner of Neptune Road and Frankfort Street Monday afternoon, East Boston Savings Bank Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano points to where his house once stood at 20 Neptune Rd., a street and neighborhood demolished by Massport during Logan Airport’s massive expansion in the late 1960s. “It was in a triple-decker right...

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Good News for Local Beach Goers

May 29, 2013
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The report card that came out Sunday by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay certainly comes as good news for local beach goers. Constitution Beach was in the top 10 of the cleanest beaches in the metro Boston area. And for many residents, the only relief from the summer heat comes at cooling down at...

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East Boston Knights Back in Action

May 29, 2013
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The smell of summer is here and that can only mean one thing.  The East Boston Knights are anxious to get there seasons under way.  The Knights have two teams, they play in the Yawkey Baseball League (YBL) and the Royal Rooters Baseball League (RRBL).   Both of these leagues are 18+ mens amateur wooden...

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Obituaries 05-29-2013

May 29, 2013
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David Heres Of East Boston David W. Heres of East Boston died on May 24. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (Breh) Heres with whom he shared 21 years of marriage; loving father of Adriana Heres of East Boston; cherished son of Albert ‘Alby’ and Dorothy (Piantedosi) Heres of Revere; dear brother of...

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino

May 22, 2013
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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino

City Councilor Sal LaMattina stands in for Mayor Thomas Menino during the Mayor’s annual coffee hour at the Lamson Street Playground in Jeffries Point. LaMattina did the honors of handing the spring flowers out to the seniors that attended last week’s event.

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FCC Blocks Ordinance on Satellite Dishes

May 22, 2013
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After City Councilor Sal LaMattina pushed through an ordinance to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked the measure last year. Under pressure from the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) the FCC folded to the huge lobbying power of the SBCA after they...

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EBSB Helping Homeowners with Troubled Mortgages

May 22, 2013
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The East Boston Savings Bank has made a $25 million loan to Boston Community Capital (BCC) that could potentially help 1 in 5 homeowners with troubled mortgages nationwide. The deal was finalized last week and arranged by Zions Bank’s non-profit public finance group, Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. The deal between EBSB and BCC...

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Flores Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder

May 22, 2013
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It was a murder that shocked the neighborhood but when the truth behind Marco Tulio Flores’ bizarre act of torturing and killing a family friend surfaced many in the neighborhood said they would have probably done the same. Flores, who was sexually abused by his victim when he was a pre-teen, mentally broke down...

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