Council Backs Petruccelli’s Law on Prescription Drugs

April 4, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to pass a resolution to support a state bill advocating for stricter laws regarding dangerous prescription drugs and an amendment by Senator Anthony Petruccelli for more funding to increase drug abuse education. The resolution was offered by City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District 3...

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The Fire Brings out the Best of the Eastie Community

April 4, 2012
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It sometimes takes a seven-alarm fire in our neighborhood to aid us in putting into proper perspective what is important about our lives and what is not. The miracle, obviously, was not the fire – which had the look and feel of rolling thunder and overlapping flames. The fire was the devil incarnate. The...

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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2012
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Easter is upon us. Let us all take a moment to give thanks for everything we have and for the holiday, which commemorates one of the greatest events in the history of mankind. Jesus gave his life on the hill at Golgotha. Mankind got the Kingdom of God in return.

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EBMHL Frozen Four Ready to Roll

April 4, 2012
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The road to the playoffs for Danilchuk Auto and Chiara’s Auto was not an easy one. Both clubs struggled to get acclimated in this seasons highly competitive league play. Danilchuck began the season 5-0, only to fall deep into the cellar as the year went on finishing 7-18-3, an extremely disappointing campaign. When speaking...

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Obituaries 04-04-2012

April 4, 2012
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Marilyn Kalil Retired Assembly Supervisor and Waitress Marilyn M. (Oles)-Kalil, a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, died at home on March 28 after a long illness. She was 70 years old. An assembly supervisor for more than 10 years for Allied Signal, she also worked as a waitress...

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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

March 29, 2012
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Locals Take Plunge in Cupid Splash Raising Funds for Area Beaches

Jonathan Roach is obviously in shock over just how cold the water is during the Cupid Splash fundraiser that was held on Saturday, March 24.

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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

March 29, 2012
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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

Jonathan is an East Boston resident and middle school student at the Elliot School in the North End but that school wasn’t his family’s first choice school. When his parents were picking schools eight years ago they needed a school that specialized in speech therapy for Jonathan. No programs existed in Eastie so Jonathan...

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Local Man Arraigned in Saugus Bank Heist

March 29, 2012
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A neighborhood is in shock and a family is grieving after a bank robbery in Saugus Friday turned deadly a few miles away in Malden and left one suspect from Eastie dead and another behind bars. Gabriel Megna, 48, of East Boston, was arraigned Monday in Malden District Court on charges of armed carjacking,...

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Representative Basile’s Night with Supporters Proves a Point

March 29, 2012
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The upstairs function room at Spinelli’s last Thursday night was packed from front to back and all around with the supporters of Rep. Carlo Basile who attended a fundraiser there for their man. The fundraiser proved several things. First, Basile remains popular in his home base of East Boston. It also revealed the extent...

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The Mayor’s Charity

March 29, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has named everyone who has given to the mayor’s city charity. Everyone included in that long and generous list of donors should wear their names being on that list as a medal of honor – for it is just that. Assertions by the Boston Globe trying to make the claim that...

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EBMHL Playoff Stage is Set, EBYC Claims Regular Season Crown

March 29, 2012
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The third season of the EBMHL came to a close last Tuesday evening at Eastie’s Porazzo Rink. After 27 weeks of fantastic hockey action, for the second season in a row, the East Boston Yacht Club clinched first place, the regular season title, and quarterfinal BYE taking them right into the semifinals where they...

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Obituaries 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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Patrick Pisano Saugus Resident Patrick C. Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on March 23 following a brief illness. He was 84 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Scrima) and the late Angelina (Uva); cherished father of Revere Police...

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City Aid Now Available for Triple Deckers

March 29, 2012
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They are what give East Boston much of its character. Triple-deckers built at the turn of the last century provided blue-collar families the opportunity to own homes and keep family close. For decades the first, second and third floors of these unique architectural structures contained generations of the same family with grandparents, parents, aunts,...

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Attorney General Martha Coakley Visits East Boston High Financial Literacy Class

March 21, 2012
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Attorney General Martha Coakley Visits East Boston High Financial Literacy Class

Attorney General Martha Coakley dropped by East Boston High School’s M. Ellen Carpenter Finan­cial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Boston Bar Foundation. The program is aimed at teaching kids the importance of managing their money.

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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

March 21, 2012
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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

The company planning to redevelop the former Hodge Boiler Works site on Sumner Street pitched its revised project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The BRA listened to the DeNormandie Group’s planners and seemed to like the scaled down plan. However, the BRA did not have a quorum and were unable to...

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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

March 21, 2012
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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

A new grassroots organization aimed at stopping a casino from coming to East Boston has been making some extreme claims in the neighborhood about the impacts a resort-style casino would have on Eastie if it came to Suffolk Downs. The group, No Eastie Casino, founded by Eastie resident Brian Gannon, has launched a website,...

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New Library to Get Needed Funds

March 21, 2012
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The proceeds from the City’s sale of general obligation bonds last week will help fund the new library on Bremen Street in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that Boston has sold $232.1 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive sale. The bond sale secured an interest rate of 2.46 percent to fund $122...

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NSTAR’s Responsibility

March 21, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino is fighting for all of us when he demands that NSTAR pay up for losses suffered when the lights went out in Back Bay. If the same were to happen here as it did in Back Bay over the weekend, we would expect the same for East Boston electricity users. When...

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Interest Rates

March 21, 2012
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There is one advantage to the low interest rates even in an economic environment where there appears to be no upside to real estate investments. That is, with interest rates so unbelievably low, investment in real estate causes our interest to be exceptionally high. The low interest rates right now make 2012 a time...

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Obituaries 03-21-2012

March 21, 2012
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Joan Porcelli East Boston resident Joan A. Porcelli died unexpectedly in East Boston on March 6.She was the beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth (DePalma) and Joseph Porcelli; sister of the late Gloria McLaughlin, Lorraine DiGiorgio and John Porcelli. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Cullity and her husband, Joseph of Hudson, NH.A...

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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

March 16, 2012
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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

Activists from East Boston’s Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) and other residents were out in full force to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring the hazardous material Ethanol to its storage facility on the East Boston/Revere line. At a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall last Thursday Eastie activists showed...

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Captain McCormick Walks the Beat to Know the Neighborhood

March 16, 2012
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Captain McCormick Walks the Beat to Know the Neighborhood

Last week Police Commissioner Ed Davis announced that Kelley McCormick would replace Frank Mancini as D-7’s new captain. Mancini has been promoted to Boston Police Superintendent. With a little over a week on the job, McCormick has jumped head first into his new assignment here in Eastie. McCormick has been making the rounds in...

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Donna Rauseo Scholarship

March 16, 2012
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Massport announced this week that applications for the scholarship honoring the memory of the late Donna Rauseo, a long-time Port Authority employee and lifelong resident of East Boston, are being accepted. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman from Eastie who is graduating from high school and has...

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Zumix is Selected to Help out in Rio+20 Musical Project

March 16, 2012
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East Boston’s national award winning youth music and arts has been tapped by the United Nations, the City of Boston and the Sounding Board to work on the Boston Rio+20 Project—a project aimed at raising environmental awareness through music. Zumix will help bring the Boston Rio+20 Project—a series of workshops for several Boston-based youth...

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