The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Sports Fantasy Industry

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Obituaries 02-03-2016

February 4, 2016
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Raymond Mayo Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Raymond Mayo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away January 28. He was 91 years old. The beloved husband of Lola (Giannoccaro) Mayo with whom he shared 68 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Deborah Mayo and Bradley Mayo and his wife,...

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Lynds Makes Presentation About 202 Maverick Street Project at BRA Community Meeting

January 28, 2016
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Lynds Makes Presentation About 202 Maverick Street Project at BRA Community Meeting

By Cary Shuman Attorney Richards Lynds gave a presentation on a proposed residential development at 202 Maverick St. during a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community meeting Jan. 21 at the Noddle Island Community Room. BRA Project Manager Phil D. Cohen presided over the meeting where Lynds spoke about the 23-residential-unit structure that would be...

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Wu Seeks to Better Inform the Community

January 28, 2016
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Wu Seeks to Better Inform the Community

By Seth Daniel If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Charlestown residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to make sure Charlestown residents and...

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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

January 28, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one chance to do this so I may take some time...

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Wanted:Suspect ID’d in Connection with Maverick Station Shooting

January 28, 2016
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Wanted:Suspect ID’d in Connection with Maverick Station Shooting

On Monday,  Transit Police detectives released the name and photo of the suspect being sought in the double shooting at Maverick MBTA station last Tuesday afternoon. Police have launched a manhunt for Rogelio Alvarado, 21, of East Boston and executed  search warrants Monday at 55 White St. and 70 Graves Ave. in Revere in...

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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

January 28, 2016
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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

With four gang-related shootings in East Boston since January 1, residents are demanding that Mayor Martin Walsh makes good on his promise to add more police to the neighborhood. In September at East Boston High School, following the homicides of 15 year old Wilson Martinez and Irvin Depazm, Walsh pledged to put more cops...

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Shooting at Maverick Landing

January 28, 2016
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Jennifer Pizarro Property Manager of Maverick Landing I am sure most of you know but if you don’t please note there was drive by shooting on Sunday, 1/24th between 1030pm – 1130pm luckily no one was hurt but a car was shot up.  Then yesterday evening while working here in the office I heard...

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We Need the Pledge Fulfilled

January 28, 2016
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Going back generations, living in East Boston has always been for the most part safe.  While we were always part of Boston, many of the serious crime problems that were affecting various neighborhoods in Boston seemed not to be happening here.  Maybe it was the water that separated us from the problems. However, that...

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East Boston Little League Announces Plans for 2016 Youth Baseball Season

January 28, 2016
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By Cary Shuman There is snow covering the fields but East Boston Little League (EBLL) president Chucky Cassaro is getting his organization ready for the 2016 baseball season. Cassaro is beginning his third year as president but he deflects credit for the league’s resurgence to other board members. “We could never have run this...

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Obituaries 01-27-2016

January 28, 2016
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Ferdinand ‘Fred’ Martino Proprietor of Martino’s Market in East Boston, active member of many organizations Ferdinand C. “Fred” Martino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on January 24 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Martino was a US Army veteran of World War II,  Venerable Sons of Italy, Winthrop Lodge 205, Grand...

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina to Chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees

January 22, 2016
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Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks, Recreation & Transportation and vice chair the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor last week, had previously chaired the City, Neighborhood Services and...

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Governor Charlie Baker Makes Surprise Visit to Bradley School

January 22, 2016
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The students at the Bradley Elementary School got a surprise visit last week by none other than Governor Charlie Baker. Baker spent the afternoon last Thursday touring the school, talking with students, and posing for pictures and ‘selfies’ with students and staff. As soon as he walked into the first classroom, many of the...

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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

January 22, 2016
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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

At the last Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Trinity Financial’s Eva Erlick and Paul Scapicchio unveiled preliminary drawings of what the Orient Heights Housing Development project would look like once the site is razed and rebuilt. While some at the meeting had concerns over density and the plan to include nine, five-bedroom units...

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BPS to Face $50 Million Deficit

January 22, 2016
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In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficiet and some schools in the area will face cuts. Chang said BPS is facing a nearly $30 million structural deficit due in large part to rising fixed costs, including $21 million...

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Two Shot at Maverick MBTA Station Tuesday

January 22, 2016
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Once suspect is being sought in connection with a double shooting Tuesday afternoon inside the Maverick MBTA station. Police responded to the scene shorty before 3 p.m. after reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. As of press time Tuesday, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the...

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Community News Briefs

January 22, 2016
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Semister in Spain East Boston resident Estevan Puerta spent the Fall 2015 semester at Antonio de Nebrija University, Madrid in Spain. A member of the Class of 2016 at Stonehill College, Puerta is majoring in Management. Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Congratulations Councilor Sal Lamattina

January 22, 2016
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The announcement by Council President Michelle Wu that our own City Councilor Sal LaMattina has been named Chairman of the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committee as well as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee certainly comes as good news to residents. These committees are very important for quality of life issues...

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Obituaries 01-20-2016

January 22, 2016
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Anna Odierno Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Anna J. (Delia) Odierno of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on January 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Frank and his former wife, Karen of East Boston, David and his wife, Andrea of Weymouth, Lori Celona...

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‘Divercity’ and Sting

January 20, 2016
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‘Divercity’ and Sting

DiverCity, a group of students from East Boston’s ZUMIX is on a roll!  Two incredible gigs as of late, opening up for Grammy Award winning artist Sting at the recent Lenny Zakim Funds 20th Anniversary celebration and opening at this weekend’s Hot Stove Cool Music show at the Paradise. ZUMIX doing wonderful youth development...

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Hard Fought

January 20, 2016
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Hard Fought

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, 60-53, in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris Ortiz (14).

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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

January 20, 2016
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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Diana Hwang, a resident of East Boston, founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative, and former State House staffer, announced her candidacy to replace Anthony Petruccelli in the Democratic primary special election for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District. “I’m running for State Senate because a district as diverse as ours needs...

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