Local Man Recognized by Massport

January 11, 2012
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Each year Massport recognizes one of its non-Port Authority employees for going over and above the call of duty when it comes to working at Logan Airport—one of the nation’s busiest. This year, an East Boston resident is the recipient of the annual award for preventing what could have been a catastrophic incident last...

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Good Choice: Murphy’s Choice of LaMattina as Casino Committee Head Lauded

January 11, 2012
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The choice of Councilor Sal LaMattina to head a Boston City Council committee responsible for studying and informing about the casino issue is a good one. The appointment made by City Council President Stephen Murphy highlights the importance of the casino issue and highlights as well LaMattina’s complete understanding of the expanded gambling effort...

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Taste of Eastie

January 11, 2012
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Mark your calendar. On January 19 at the Logan Hilton Hotel, the 16th Annual Taste of Eastie – which is really a taste of Boston – will be held from 6-9 p.m. Taste of Eastie is all about food and fun, music and entertainment, and people. Don’t eat all day and then get over...

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Ice Jets Help Raise Money for Research Center

January 11, 2012
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The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast  Cancer Research  Center. The Jets hosted the 7th Annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament,...

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Police Briefs 01-11-2012

January 11, 2012
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Monday, January 2  Stephanie Difeo of 35 Fairview Avenue, Winthrop was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, January 3  William Doucette of 138 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs. Wednesday, January 4  Sanders Davis of 25 White Street, East Boston was arrested on outstanding...

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Obituaries 01-11-2011

January 11, 2012
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Rolande ‘Rose’ Meloa East Boston Resident Rolande “Rose” Meola of East Boston died on December 31. She wasthe beloved wife of Americo Meola and the loving mother of Susan Whitaker of Florida. A private burial was held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody with arrangements by the Rapino Memorial Home. - Thomas Fahey Former...

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Sterlingwear’s Local Retail Store Has Great Sales During Holidays

January 4, 2012
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Sterlingwear’s Local Retail Store Has Great Sales During Holidays

Since opening its doors to a new retail space adjacent to its factory on The McClellan Highway, East Boston based Sterlingwear of Boston, the sole manufacturer of the official U.S. Navy Peacoat has had nonstop business. “The new retail space is doing very well,” said Jack Foster, Director of Marketing and Sales for Sterlingwear...

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16th Annual Taste of Eastie is Set for Jan. 19

January 4, 2012
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16th Annual Taste of Eastie is Set for Jan. 19

Despite many of us making a New Year’s resolution to drop some weight, an upcoming East Boston tradition may be putting those post-holiday diets on hold. On Thursday, January 19 at the Logan Hilton, East Boston Main Streets will host its 16th Annual Taste of Eastie will kick off from 6 to 9 p.m....

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New Street Developer Might Sell Property

January 4, 2012
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Word on the street is that the developers of a waterfront parcel on New Street in East Boston are looking to sell the property that would add 224 waterfront units to the neighborhood. According to sources, New Street Realty Trust has a potential buyer but there may be a snag because the potential buyer...

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The Referendum

January 4, 2012
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There is to be a referendum in East Boston and in Revere on the casino question. That question to the voters in East Boston and Revere is this: will you vote to allow a casino at Suffolk Downs or not? A number of Boston city councilors are asking that the entire city of Boston...

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Lamattina Heads Council Casino Study Committee

January 4, 2012
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East Boston Councillor Sal LaMattina has been named by Council President Stephen Murphy to head the city council’s newly created committee to study casino gambling. President Murphy has made a good choice. LaMattina is a great supporter and friend for this neighborhood. He is a supporter of a casino coming to Suffolk Downs but...

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Jets Come Up Short on Fenway Park Ice: Edged out by Latin Academy Dragons, 4-3

January 4, 2012
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The East Boston boys hockey team got the chance of a lifetime on Monday to play at America’s oldest ballpark. The Jets faced off against Latin Academy in the first game of the first day of high school hockey play at Fenway Park as part of this year’s Frozen Fenway event. Despite Eastie’s Sean...

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Obituaries 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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Josephine Dwyer C.A.P.I.C. Weatherization Director  Josephine (Gentile) Dwyer of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 1. She was 75 years old. She was the longtime Director of the C.A.P.I.C. Weatherization Program and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was the beloved wife of the late...

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Eastie Man and Woman of the Year: Jack Cradock Oversees a Rejuvenated EBNHC

December 28, 2011
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Eastie Man and Woman of the Year: Jack Cradock Oversees a Rejuvenated EBNHC

In 1999 if you asked Jack Cradock if the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) would be building a monumental project in Maverick Square his answer most likely would have been ‘no’. At that time, the EBNHC had filed for bankruptcy, scrapped several expansion plans, was forced to sell Winthrop Hospital, laid off 350...

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Eastie Basketball Topples Rival Charlestown 68-58

December 28, 2011
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The East Boston High School boy’s basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 68-58 victory over league rival Charlestown last Tuesday night in Eastie. The Jets will next face Latin Academy (2-2) on Thursday, January 26 in a Boston City North challenge. Eastie’s Zach Gattereau scored 24 points off the bench...

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2011: What a Year for Eastie

December 28, 2011
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This year marked a significant period of progress in East Boston from important construction developments to long awaited projects that will enhance the quality of life for residents to the recognition of long standing institutions that Eastie is one of Boston’s more sought after neighborhoods. The year ended on an up note as Mayor...

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21 Year-old Resident Stabbed on Saturday: Police Need Help in Solving Christmas Eve Murder

December 28, 2011
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Police have released the name of the man killed on Christmas Eve just two days shy of his 21stbirthday on Meridian Street. Felipe Ospina was ready to celebrate Christmas and later his 21stbirthday with family and friends, but someone put an end to his life instead. Ospina was found in the area of 100...

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Audrey Savikas Steers Crossroad Back on Track

December 28, 2011
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When Libby Hayes left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2007 there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same people skills as Hayes, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Audrey Savikas arrived on scene. Savikas...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Edward Morreo Of North Andover, formerly of East Boston Edward T. Morreo, a resident of East Boston who has been living in North Andover the past two years, died peacefully Christmas morning at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Boston, August 9, 1924 to the late Felice and Angelina...

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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

December 22, 2011
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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been tapped by Treasurer Steve Grossman to help enhance financial literacy in the state. Last week Grossman kicked off the first meeting of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund, an independent body that will develop a state-wide strategic policy for enhancing financial literacy and raise funds to implement it’s goal of...

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Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Things That Matter the Most

December 22, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Players and Teams Honored at Banquet

December 22, 2011
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Grand Slam Baseball Club would like to thank all of our volunteers and supporters as our year comes to end with a special thanks to E.B. Athletic Board, Shawn Theriault, Gary Obermeir,Jimmy Carusso, Phil Brangiforte, and Robert Lewis Jr. without the help and support of the community and volunteers none of this would be...

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Police Briefs 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Sunday, December 11 No arrests. Monday, December 12 Wilver Merino of 20 Marion Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Richard Matranga of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, December 13 No arrests. Wednesday, December 14 No arrests. Thursday, December 15 Christopher...

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