Oscar Predictions

February 26, 2014
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Oscar  Predictions

Actress and model Gianna Simone, a former East Boston resident who is now living in California, has made her selections for the Academy Awards that will be presented this Sunday night on ABC-TV. For Gianna’s picks for the Oscars,

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Santarpio’s Pizza

February 26, 2014
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There was no surprise here in Eastie that Tarp’s was named one of the best pizzas in America according to the Daily Meal. Those of us who grew up on Tarp’s pizza know it’s the best (sorry to our friends and neighbors in the North End). There’s a reason the line is out the...

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New bridge procedure

February 26, 2014
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The new procedure put in place by Boston Public Works to make bridge operators walk the bridge before raising it for a ship is a smart move. This will ensure that the tragedy that occurred New Years Eve day will never happen again. We applaud the effort and it’s just one more step in...

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Self Defense Classes

February 26, 2014
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The self-defense class being offered for free by the Boston Police is something women should think about. While the recent incidents were most likely isolated, you can never be too careful while living in a big city. Learning the basics of how to protect yourself from an attacker will give some women here in...

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Police Briefs 02-26-2014

February 26, 2014
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February 16, 2014 Richard Lena a homeless male was arrested at Saratoga & Trident Street and charged with armed robbery and assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. February 17, 2014 A white male who resides in East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. February 18, 2014 A white Hispanic...

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Jets lose City League Championship games

February 26, 2014
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Play-offs and championship games for the Boston Public Schools in hockey and basketball took place last week during the February vacation.  The EBHS hockey team and boys basketball teams lost games to Latin Academy and New Mission respectively. At Matthews Arena at Northeastern, East Boston and Latin Academy clashed on Wednesday morning, Feb. 19. ...

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Obituaries 02-26-2014

February 26, 2014
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Clara Tollo Family Was Her Priority Clara (Vega) Tollo, a 38 year resident of Revere, formerly of East Bowton, passed away on February 21 after a brief illness. Born in Italy, she came to the USA as a young girl with her family settling in East Boston. A homemaker, who spent her working career...

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Massports Donates $25K to Y’s Annual Campaign

February 18, 2014
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Massports Donates $25K to Y’s Annual Campaign

Massport has kicked off the East Boston YMCA’s annual capital campaign efforts with a donation of $25,000. Massport’s CEO Thomas Glynn presented the check last Wednesday at the Y’s Ashley Street program. Last year, the YMCA raised well above their $140,000 goal during the annual ‘Reach Out for Youth’ campaign and breakfast. The campaign...

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Full Moon Arising

February 18, 2014
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Full Moon Arising

Those who attended last Friday night’s campfire at Constitution Beach were treated to a celestial show. As the full moon rose over the beach it lit up the night sky and water. Dozens of residents at the beach for the campfire were seen snapping pictures with their phones trying to get an image of...

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Police Search for Suspect in Attacks

February 18, 2014
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Three attacks on women in less than a four-hour time span Monday night in East Boston may be related according to police based on the description of the suspect by the victims, timing of the attacks and how the attacks took place. Boston Police detectives and Officers at District 7 police station in Eastie...

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Police Issue Tips for Ensuring Personal Safety

February 18, 2014
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In light of the recent attacks, the East Boston Police have issued the following safety tips: Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking or returning to your car, travel in well-lit and populated areas. Wear footwear that allows for added mobility. Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up....

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Democrats to Elect Delegates to State Convention

February 18, 2014
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Democrats in East Boston will be holding a caucus at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston at 150 Byron Street on February 22, 2014 at 10:00 am, to elect seventeen (17) delegates and three (3) alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse...

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Monday’s Assaults

February 18, 2014
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The detectives and police at District 7 are working hard to catch the suspect/suspects responsible for three assaults on women that took place Monday evening. These assaults, like the ones that took place at the end of the summer in 2012 have alarmed many, especially women, in the neighborhood. Police are urging women to...

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Youth Hockey Roundup

February 18, 2014
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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 19 of the regular season. Playoffs are right around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form. MITE K...

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Obituaries 02-19-2014

February 18, 2014
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Peter Pellecchia Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Peter A. Pellecchia of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on February 11. A US Navy veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Cerullo) Pellecchia; loving father of Pamela Console and her husband, Thomas of Winthrop, Jean Como and her husband, John...

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An Eastie Love Story

February 13, 2014
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An Eastie Love Story

All too often marriage vows fall short of the promise of “until death do us part,” but in the case of one man and his late wife, those vows went through a long and happy life – and then even beyond the grave. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Revere resident and East Boston...

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Anti-litter Campaign

February 13, 2014
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Anti-litter Campaign

NOAH’s Community Building and Environment (CBE) Director Chris Marchi and one his East Boston youth workers Sebastian Londono pitched a new anti-litter campaign to the Jeffries Point community Monday.

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Dr. Peter Ferrino, Community Leader, Dead at 99

February 13, 2014
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Dr. Peter Ferrino, Community Leader, Dead at 99

Dr. Peter Ferrino, who practiced medicine in East Boston for nearly seven decades and was part of the fabric of the community has died. Dr. Ferrino died suddenly at his home in Winthrop three months shy of 100 birthday. Dr, Ferrino was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Josephine...

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Heroin Deaths on Rise in Eastie

February 13, 2014
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The scourge of heroin addiction has hit home the past week with a few deaths from overdoses in East Boston according to Boston Police. The recent deaths showed the neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity than in recent years....

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Unshoveled sidewalks are a walker’s nightmare

February 13, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh’s East Boston liaison Corinne Patraglia was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Council’s meeting Monday night to answer concerns regarding snow removal in the neighborhood. The JPNA’s Facebook page was lit up days after last week’s snowstorm with pictures of properties that had not shoveled or left sheets of ice making hard...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 13, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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East Boston/Malden Youth Hockey News

February 13, 2014
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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 18 of the regular season. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form. MITE K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 8,...

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Obituaries 02-12-2014

February 13, 2014
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John Spada, Sr. Member of Everett High School Basketball Hall of Fame John A. Spada, Sr. of Chelsea died on February 7. John was a US Army veteran serving from 1964 to 1967 during the Vietnam crisis.He was an outstanding athlete at Everett High School and is in the Everett High School Basketball Hall...

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Hail to the EBCC Chief: Heigelmann Elected New President for Local Organization

February 5, 2014
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Hail to the EBCC Chief: Heigelmann Elected New President for Local Organization

Last Thursday night at Spinelli’s in East Boston, Scott Heigelmann of Heavy Advertising took the oath as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s new president. After being sworn in by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Heigelmann reflected on the Chambers successes of the past and how it will shape its future. “Let me begin by...

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