Obituaries 06-06-2012

June 6, 2012
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Amedeo Ritsi, Sr. East Boston Resident Amedeo Risti, Sr. of East Boston died on May 28. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (DelTergo) Risti with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Stephen Risti and his wife, Denise of Stoneham, Michael Risti of Maine, Amedeo Risti, Jr. and his wife,...

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Suffolk University Law School Graduation Ceremonies

May 31, 2012
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Suffolk University Law School Graduation Ceremonies

 It was a family affair for the Nucci family of East Boston during both the Suffolk University and Suffolk University Law School graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 20, at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston.   Proud dad, John Nucci, vice president of Government and Community Affairs at Suffolk University, was there to...

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Local Auto Repair Sued by Coakley for Illegal Dumping

May 31, 2012
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East Boston environmental activists that have worked for decades to try and keep the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation clean are fuming after it was revealed this week that a local auto repair shop was caught dumping there. D&M Auto Doctor on Bennington Street, a business that residents have complained about for years and has...

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Mayor Says EB Waterfront Development Very Close

May 31, 2012
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At a meeting held inside city hall last week with members of the local press, including Reporter John Lynds of the East Boston Times Free Press, Mayor Thomas Menino made it plain and clear that the East Boston waterfront is  a step away from contracts being signed for the development of the waterfront. Responding...

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Thank you, Kiwanis

May 31, 2012
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Any time 13 local seniors in high school receive scholarships from a local organization as they prepare to go to college in the fall is a terrific occasion to celebrate and to acknowledge. This is exactly what occurred recently when the local Kiwanis Club headed by Edward Coletta, made its annual K-Trust Scholarship awards...

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Eastie High Students Fare Well in City League Championship

May 31, 2012
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Despite May showers on both days, the annual city league track championship for the Boston Public Schools took place at recently White Stadium. The two-day event was a colorful sight as students from East Boston and other Boston high schools competed in the many events. While Latin Academy is the new city champion with...

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Obituaries 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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William Martino Of Florida, formerly of East Boston William F. Martino of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of East Boston, died on May 26. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence G. (DeMattia); devoted father of William, Linda (Quigley), Florence, Donna (Arone), Edward, Michael and Richard. Funeral Services will be held at...

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Petruccelli, Basile Lead Efforts to Get Foreclosure Prevention Bill Passed

May 31, 2012
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The state’s foreclosure prevention bill that will help thousands of homeowners in East Boston, and across the state, find ways to stay in their homes by working with banks was passed by the House last week. The legislation, Senate Bill 868/House Bill 3516, An Act to Prevent Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures, was filed by...

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Making the Big Time: Two Eastie Restaurants Featured on Television

May 24, 2012
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Making the Big Time: Two Eastie Restaurants Featured on Television

Guy Fieri and the crew from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives (Triple Ds) were back in East Boston last week filming at two popular restaurants in the neighborhood. In 2010, Fieri made Rino’s Place on Saratoga Street a national sensation by featuring chef and owner Tony DiCenso on the widely successful show. Overnight Rino’s...

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Anchoring Maverick Square East Boston Health Center: Great Example of Stimulus Bill at Work

May 24, 2012
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Critics of the country’s economic stimulus bill should look no further than the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) new building in Maverick Square to see how federal money has spurred growth and commerce in a once economically depressed area. Built with $12 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money, the...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 24, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Even Though Local Team Lost: Tournament Was a Big Winner

May 24, 2012
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The East Boston High School baseball team lost to Madison Park Saturday in the second game of the annual Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament Saturday at East Boston Stadium but despite the loss the tournament was a big win for coach Phil Brangiforte. Malden beat Newton North in the first game and then...

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Obituaries 05-23-2012

May 24, 2012
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Grace Flynn Member of Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club Grace M. Flynn of Winthrop died May 16 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center. She was 93 years old. Born in Boston, the dear daughter of the late Ethel B. (Rowland) and Thomas F. Flynn, she was a graduate of East Boston High School and Boston...

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YMCA and City Programs Keep Residents Moving

May 24, 2012
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The East Boston YMCA and the City of Boston are teaming up to expand the city’s NeighborWalk program to help more Eastie residents get outside and get active. The city, through a grant to the Y, will begin supporting a free walking program twice a week. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to...

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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...

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New Tennis Courts Groundbreaking at Constitution Beach

May 17, 2012
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The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground last Thursday on the planned rehab of the aging tennis courts at Constitution Beach. DCR’s $300,000 project will demolish and replace the two tennis courts at the beach with a new three tennis court facility. The project would also install new landscaping, new fencing,...

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Open Studios Set for This Weekend

May 17, 2012
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Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a few years back by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building...

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Waterfront Development: When Does It Begin Anew?

May 17, 2012
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When Mayor Thomas Menino announced during his state of the city address last January that he was making East Boston a development district, it was believed that the waterfront would get the badly needed jump start it has been hoping for since the collapse of the economy in 2008. Many a possible solid real...

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Wally Bowe’s Legacy Lives On

May 17, 2012
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The final seconds ticked off the clock. Dynasty knew it had won big-time over The Bad Boys. Yet, at the end of the game, each team displayed genuine comradiere, respect, and appreciation for their opponent- understanding the entire effort of each team in their quest for the championship trophy.  This year’s Wally Bowe –Salesian...

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Obituaries 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Stacee Goldstein Real Estate Agent Stacee L. Goldstein of Winthrop, formerly of Saugus, died suddenly on May 9. She was 39 years old. A graduate of Saugus High School and Simmons College in Boston, she was a real estate agent, employed by Coleman Real Estate She was the beloved wife of Craig P. Nolan....

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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

May 10, 2012
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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

East Boston based Project Bread met its goal of raising more than $3 million during the 44th Annual Walk for Hunger Sunday. Over 41,000 walkers and 2,000 volunteers help raise $3.6 million for a wide range of community hunger relief programs across the state. Despite a rainy week, the sun broke through to shine...

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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

May 10, 2012
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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

It was a murder so grisly it upset even the most hardened Boston homicide detectives. Last Friday, 220 Chelsea St. was turned into an active crime scene after police responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest but stumbled upon something more sinister. John Barrientos, 50, of East Boston was found in...

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Residents Seek to Have OHRC Named for Pino

May 10, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now there’s a campaign in full swing by residents to convince the city to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. Known throughout his life as a doer, a hero to countless Eastie resident,...

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The Outcome in Foxboro

May 10, 2012
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The casino sweepstakes has been turned upside down by the Robert Kraft/Steven Wynn decision to pull out of the competition in Foxboro. The overwhelming rejection in Monday balloting of selectman candidates open to casino development in Foxboro sent out a message loud and clear to casino developer Wynn and his local partner, Patriots owner...

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