MEB Hockey Roundup

November 20, 2013
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Malden East Boston (M.E.B.) hockey action continues. Also don’t miss the Home for the Holidays Adult Street Hockey Tournament being held outside at the Linden School in Malden on Nov. 30 starting at 8:00 am. Boston Bruins alumni, Santa Claus, and the M.E.B. Mom’s Team will all be there. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East...

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Obituaries 11-20-2013

November 20, 2013
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Mark DiFlumeri Ship’s Captain Mark DiFlumeri of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 16. He was 54 years old. A ship’s captain, he was the cherished son of Anthony “DoDo’ DiFlumeri and Marie ( Giasullo) Martin and her husband, Albert of Florida; loving brother of Marie Cody and...

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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

November 13, 2013
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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in life. A survivor of cancer and a recovering alcoholic, Walsh has stared adversity in the face many times only to come out on top. So it came as no surprise to his supporters here in East Boston that Walsh won last week’s Mayoral election...

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Revere Being Considered for Suffolk Casino Project

November 13, 2013
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Last Tuesday’s referendum vote, which was a convincing ‘no’ in East Boston and a resounding ‘yes’ in Revere has halted the project at Suffolk Downs touted by the racetrack’s ownership over the past three years. However, the split vote has complicated matters as Suffolk Downs’ ownership is presenting a plan to move the casino...

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Mass. Leads Nation in Helping Its Vets

November 13, 2013
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Representative Carlo Basile and Senator Mike Rush, Co –Chairs of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, recently released a detailed report revealing that Massachusetts continues to lead to the nation in providing benefits and services to veterans, military members, and their families. The report contains two direct comparisons.  The first associates a...

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Thank You Rep. Basile

November 13, 2013
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When one speaks with Rep. Carlo Basile, there is always a refreshing truthfulness and passion when Basile talks about social issues. Taking care of veterans, is one of the social issues, that Basile has true passion . On today’s front page, there is a story about how well Massachusetts government takes care of its...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

November 13, 2013
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M.E.B. hockey season enters its fourth full week of the regular season. A few teams had the weekend off but there was still plenty of great action. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 7,Melrose 12 Chris Hanifan had a hat trick, Jake Simpson, and Chris Cecca each had a pair of goals as...

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Obituaries 11-13-2013

November 13, 2013
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Anthony ‘Chickie’ Giannino Former Proprietor and Operator of Giannino’s Greenhouse;Member of Revere Moose and Revere Elks Anthony P. “Chickie” Giannino of Revere died on Thursday, November 7 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, following a long illness. He was 69 years old. Born and raised in Revere, he was a proud life-long resident of Revere...

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Hundreds Attend Opening of New Library

November 6, 2013
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Hundreds Attend Opening of New Library

Hundreds of residents turned out Saturday to take part in the grand opening of the new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street. The event marked the completion of the $17.2 million state-of-the-art library but also gave the community a chance to thank Mayor Thomas Menino for his service to Eastie during his last...

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NOAH Raises Awareness of Storm Surge Here

November 6, 2013
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NOAH Raises Awareness of Storm Surge Here

Last week marked the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy that crippled the East Coast and brought New Jersey and NewYork to its knees. To find out what a similar storm and its unprecedented 12.5 ft. storm surge would do in East Boston, the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Urban Youth Core climate...

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Sal Lamattina Easily Re-elected to Council

November 6, 2013
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Sal Lamattina Easily Re-elected to Council

Incumbent Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily beat challenger and East Boston resident Brian Gannon Tuesday night. LaMattina received 5081 votes in Eastie to Gannon’s 2381 votes. District wide LaMattina received 10571 votes to Gannon’s 4045 votes and will serve a fourth term as Ward I City Councilor. On election night at his victory party...

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Marty Walsh Elected as New Mayor of Boston

November 6, 2013
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Marty Walsh was elected the new Mayor of Boston Tuesday night. Citywide Walsh received 72514 votes to Connolly’s 67606 votes. In East Boston the trend was the same with Eastie voters backing Walsh over Connolly for mayor despite the political backing of Representative Carlo Basile and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. Senator Anthony Petruccelli was...

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Voters Say No to Suffolk Casino

November 6, 2013
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On November 5, 1757 Frederick the Great, outnumbered two to one by France and the Holy Roman Empire, defeated the larger force at the Battle of Rossbach. Here in Eastie on November 5, 2013 a small group of concerned citizens and activists defeated the march larger and more well financed Suffolk Downs Racetrack on...

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Commitment to the People of East Boston

November 6, 2013
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The new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street is Mayor Thomas Menino’s parting gift to the neighborhood and it does not disappoint. In what will be one of his last public appearances in Eastie as Mayor of Boston, Menino was honored with a community room named after him in the library as elected...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

November 6, 2013
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Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 11, Melrose 12 Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA The Mite K team dropped a close game to Melrose on Sunday 12-11. Cristian Monge played a great game in goal keeping the score close. Hat tricks for Chris Cecca, Jake Simpson, Jackie Summers, along with a pair of goals...

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Obituaries 11-06-2013

November 6, 2013
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Thomas McDonough Member of Local 4 Thomas E. McDonough of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked in construction and was a member of Local 4. Mr. McDonough was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Scarpa) McDonough with whom he shared...

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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

October 30, 2013
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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

Construction crews were out working this week to prepare East Boston new library on Bremen Street for its grand opening that is set for this Saturday. On Saturday at 11 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino will join residents and elected officials to cut the ribbon on Eastie’s centrally located branch on the Bremen Street Park....

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Casino Concerns Aired Before BRA

October 30, 2013
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At a subdued Boston redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed plans to build a $1 billion resort-style casino last Wednesday in East Boston residents raised some concerns since Caesars Entertainment was dropped from the project two weeks ago. Suffolk Downs and the city are going forward with a referendum vote on Tuesday,...

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Casino Vote on Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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On Tuesday, November 5 East Boston voters will head to the polls and vote on one of the most decisive issues facing the neighborhood since Logan Airport expansion in the late 1960s. The difference this time around is that Eastie resident, and not some state authority, will decide the future of the neighborhood. At...

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Police Investigate Shooting on Falcon St.

October 30, 2013
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Boston Police from East Boston’s District A-7 station are still investigating an early evening shooting that took place last Tuesday and are looking for the public’s help. The circumstances of the shooting are unusual as the victim was found in a completely different part of the neighborhood from where he claims the shooting occurred....

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Voters to Decide Casino Question

October 30, 2013
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Next Tuesday,  East Boston voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Suffolk Downs Casino proposal. The process has been a long time coming, starting more than six years ago since reperesentaives from Suffolk Downs first went into our community to tell residents about their project. To say that this is...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

October 30, 2013
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Malden/East Boston hockey skates through another great week of games. Mite K(5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 5, Dorchester 0 The Mite K team skated to a strong 5-0 victory in the Boston Mayor’s Cup Championship at Boston College Sunday morning. For the 4th straight tournament game Chris Hanifan posted the shutout. Jake Simpson had...

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