Observe Memorial Day

May 20, 2014
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Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Knights Take Bite out of Maddogs

May 20, 2014
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The East Boston Knights traveled to Malden to take on the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood Park. Toeing the rubber for the Knights newly acquired pitcher Brad Monroe who was matched up against Brad McLean. Monroe started off strong with a 1-2-3 first inning before allowing a 4 spot in the 2nd inning on some...

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Obituaries 05-21-2014

May 20, 2014
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Peter DiTomasso Of East Boston Peter DiTomasso of East Boston died on May 16. He was in his 92nd year. The loving son of the late Justino and Maria (Pelusi) DiTomasso, he was the dear brother of Helen Coglini and Mary Bikowski, both of Revere and the late Santo, Domenic, Antonio and Frances DiTomasso,...

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Celebrating Mothers’ Day — Eastie Style

May 13, 2014
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Celebrating Mothers’ Day — Eastie Style

Sabina Taylor (left) of East Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh dance during the Golden Age Club Mother’s Day Celebration held last Wednesday at Spinelli’s in Day Square.

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MGC Rules Eastie Is Not a Host Site

May 13, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community,’ which would have entitled the city to a ward-only vote and a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere adjacent to the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East...

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USS Salem’s New Home Is East Boston

May 13, 2014
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Built in the Quincy shipyard in the 1940s, the USS Salem has been docked at an MBTA owned Quincy pier since the mid-1990s. However, the pier has long fallen into disrepair and was in need of major upgrades. In September the MBTA notified Michael Condon, executive director of the nonprofit that owns the USS...

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Renovations Begin on Tunnel Vent Building

May 13, 2014
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The $6 million project to re-brick the Callahan Tunnel Vent Building here in East Boston is underway and will take a year and a half to complete. At a meeting Monday night, MassDOT’s John Romano said from a construction standpoint the project is very simple and should be completed by spring 2015. “What we...

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Support EBNHC’s ‘Art of Healing’ on June 5

May 13, 2014
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Last year the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) hosted an innovative fundraiser to celebrate the Health Center’s mission and the healing impact of art at its 20 Maverick Square location. Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic pieces by local artists. Some pieces were auctioned off...

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Knights Drop Astros in YBL Opener

May 13, 2014
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The East Boston Knights are back in action in the Yawkey Basball League. They opened up the season on a beautiful sunny day in the South End vs the Astros. The Knights came out fired up for the opening day and did not disappoint. They started the attack in the first inning as newcomer...

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Obituaries 05-14-2014

May 13, 2014
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Sherry Lynn Segal Of East Boston Sherry Lynn Segal of East Boston died on May 11. She was the loving mother of Ashley Mosely of Saugus; beloved daughter of Maria (Johnson) of Georgia and Phillip and his wife, Laura of Wakefield; dear sister of Melanie. Shayna, Dennis and Andrew and is also survived by...

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Long Awaited Health Study Results Now Due by Summer

May 7, 2014
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Long Awaited Health Study Results Now Due by Summer

East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released the last spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie and environmental activists began...

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Central Sq. Project Ready to Go out to Bid

May 7, 2014
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After nearly two years of waiting, the $4 million project to rehab Central Square will be sent out to bid this week. The project was to be shovel ready in 2010 after then Mayor Thomas Menino announced the rehab plan in 2008. At the last community meeting last April, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials...

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Harsh Realities, Suffolk Says Despite Landmark Opening Day

May 7, 2014
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Trainer Jay Bernardini got his 2014 season at Suffolk Downs off to a sharp start with three-wins on the nine race card before an enthusiastic crowd of 14,612 on hand to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, but it could be the last time such a crowd descends upon the historic oval for the Derby –...

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Organizations Seek CSA Program for East Boston

May 7, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with Project Bread (PB) to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. EBNHC’s Katie Tong and Project Bread’s Katherine Panayotov pitched the program at the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting last Wednesday. Tong and Panayotov said that starting at...

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Institute Is a Success and Should Be Supported

May 7, 2014
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On Monday the inaugural class of East Boston Main Street (EBMS) Small Business Institute (SBI) convened at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on Addison Street.  A full complement of adult students, some current small business owners, others aspiring business owners, convened at 9:00 a.m. in the training facilities of the Health Center for...

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Obituaries 05-07-2014

May 7, 2014
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Mary Grace Frangolini Of East Boston Mary Grace (Viola) Frangolini of East Boston died on April 30. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Frangolini; devoted mother of Josephine Aref-Adib of Chestnut Hill and Pat Frangolini and his wife, Angela of East Boston; dear sister of Frank Viola of East Boston, cherished...

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A Right Fit for the Eastie Court: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Newest Chief Justice

April 30, 2014
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A Right Fit for the Eastie Court: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Newest Chief Justice

When looking for his replacement as First Chief Justice of the East Boston Municipal Court, Chief Justice Robert Ronquillo said he wanted someone with care and compassion that would take the court here to the next level. Ronquillo said he found these qualities in the Honorable John E. McDonald Jr. Judge McDonald was sworn...

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November Showdown: Myers Looking to Take on Basile for Rep. Seat

April 30, 2014
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November Showdown: Myers Looking to Take on Basile for Rep. Seat

Celeste Myers, co-founder of the group that helped sway voters in East Boston to vote ‘no’ on the casino question here, has pulled papers to take on incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile during the November 2014 state election. Running as an un-enrolled candidate, Myers, who founded No East Casino, the grassroots group that opposed...

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East Boston Is Hot Market for People Seeking Real Estate

April 30, 2014
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This week realtors John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia compiled their list of the hottest towns in the state. East Boston not only ranked number 13 on the list but also was considered the hottest town in all of Boston. While Raynham took the top spot on McGeough and Lamacchia’s 2014 list, Eastie ranked just...

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HarborArts Founder Responds to Controversy

April 30, 2014
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East Boston HarborArts founder Steve Israel is responding to the controversy surrounding alleged financial improprieties by the non-profit’s Executive Director Matt Pollock. The East Boston Times reported that some board members have accused Pollock of manipulating the funds and misappropriating the bookkeeping at HarborArts. This development has led to the resignation of several key...

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Wounded Vet Run

April 30, 2014
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Congratulations to Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday that brought 3,000 motorcycles through Eastie to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was emotional and impressive. Army...

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Suffolk Downs Opens Season on Saturday

April 30, 2014
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The 2014 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will begin on Saturday, May 3, the same day as the 140th Kentucky Derby, the track announced today. In addition to live racing, the track will host its fifth annual “Boston’s Biggest and Best Kentucky Derby Party” with wagering on the Kentucky Derby simulcast and an...

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Obituaries 04-30-2014

April 30, 2014
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Frank ‘Barney’ Maniscalco Late Proprietor of Barney’s Pool Hall of Chelsea Frank J. “Barney” Maniscalco, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on April 25. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the late proprietor of Barney’s Pool Hall in Chelsea. He was the beloved husband of 59 years of the...

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Zumix to Take Part in Walk for Music

April 23, 2014
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Zumix to Take Part in Walk for Music

On Sunday, April 27 Zumix will participate in Boston’s annual Walk for Music fundraiser, which brings music organizations from all over the city together to help raise money for local arts programs. Over 200 participants, parents, staff, and supporters will march with Zumix in the two-mile walk around the Fenway area. So far Zumix...

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