East Boston Heat Softball Team Concludes a Successful Season

August 25, 2014
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The East Boston Heat 14-under softball team is winding down a successful season in the Middle Essex Softball League. East Boston has posted a 13-5 record, tying for sixth place in the highly competitive 36-team league. The team plays its home games at the field at Constitution Beach. Dr. Robert Gilbride, an East Boston...

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Obituaries 08-20-2014

August 25, 2014
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Malfida Bell-Dinarello Golf Enthusiast, Traveled Extensively, Had Many Friends, a Good Sense of Humor and Entertained Graciously Malfida ( DiLorenzo) Bell-Dinarello died after a ,short illness. She was 94 years old. She was the widow of Victor Dinarello and recent widow of Louis Bell ( August 3, 2014.) Mafalda, also known as Muffy, and...

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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

August 13, 2014
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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park but there’s still time to sign up as a volunteer. On...

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MGC Says Boston No Longer Considered Surrounding Community for Wynn Casino

August 13, 2014
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While Boston inked a mitigation deal with Mohegan Sun Revere last month it seems the negotiations in Everett have broken down. After months of failed negotiations between the City of Boston and Wynn Everett to nail down a ‘surrounding community’ agreement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stripped the city of surrounding community status last...

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Walsh Makes Changes to ZBA

August 13, 2014
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The biggest complaint among developers of residential and small business development in East Boston has been the red tape one has to navigate in order to get a project off the ground. After fulfilling the community process through neighborhood or abutters meetings, a developer may still need to wait months before getting a Zoning...

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Charlie the Locksmith

August 13, 2014
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For nearly three decades Luciano “Charlie” Lopresto was the go to guy in East Boston if you were locked out of your house, needed a lock fixed or needed keys made to fit a lock. Mr. Lopresto died on August 5. Known locally as Charlie the Locksmith, Mr. Lopresto owned and operated the Charlie...

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Offical Ribbon Cutting on Greenway Set for August 21

August 13, 2014
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With the first section of the East Boston Greenway Connector open, the East Boston Greenway Council is planning an official ribbon cutting on section from Bremen Street Park to Wood Island Bay Marsh on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. This section of the Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use two...

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Kids Make a Big Splash for save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 13, 2014
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Kids Make a Big Splash for save the Harbor/Save the Bay

On Friday, August 8th, 752 youth and teens from East Boston and nine other youth groups from Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding communities took part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Kids Beach Bash and Splash at the BCYF Curley Recreation Center at M Street Beach in South Boston. Among the groups participating...

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Eastie Knights Stage Come from Behind Win to Play Against Defending Champions

August 13, 2014
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The East Boston Knights stunned the Stoneham Sabers at Recreation Park (better known as “the beach”) on Sunday coming back from a 7 to 4 deficit in the 7th inning of game 4 of the best of 5 series to clinch the series 3 to 1 and earn a chance to play against the...

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Obituaries 08-13-2014

August 13, 2014
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Daniel Iasbarrone, Jr. Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Daniel J. Iasbarrone, Jr. of Ft Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on August 6. He was 80 years old. A veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired Ironworker Local 7, he was the beloved husband of Bernice (Decristoforo) Iasbarrone of Ft. Lauderdale,...

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Eastie Mourns Passing of Activist, Joanne Cardinale

August 8, 2014
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Eastie Mourns Passing of Activist, Joanne Cardinale

Joanne Cardinale, a longtime community activists and a fixture at East Boston community meetings, neighborhood events and political times, has died. Mrs. Cardinale, a lifelong East Boston resident who, along with her longtime husband, Peter, died late Monday night after a brief illness. Mrs. Cardinale was born and raised here and educated in East...

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Zumix Concert Series Continues

August 8, 2014
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Zumix Concert Series Continues

Los Alter Boyz & Girl played a great show of Latin Jazz Sunday at Piers Park in East Boston as part of Zumix’s Summer Concert Series.

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Debate Is on for State Representative Primary Contest

August 8, 2014
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Representative Carlo Basile has responded to his opponent’s request to schedule a debate before the upcoming election. Last week, Celeste Myers invited Basile to participate in three public debates or forums leading up to the Tuesday, November 4 election. In a letter to the Basile campaign, the Myers campaign called for three public debates:...

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Drive thru Gets Nod from ZBA Not OHNC

August 8, 2014
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Despite Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) members voting 18-6-1 against placing a drive thru at the Dunkin Donuts on Bennington Street in Orient Heights the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the project anyway. The members who voted against the project, which included a handful of direct abutters to the project, cited traffic...

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Support Eastie Fire Victims and Revere Tornado Victims

August 8, 2014
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Eastie residents have been very generous all week supporting the victims of last week’s fire on Sumner and Webster Streets but more can be done. The Tylers are turning their one year anniversary of the Maverick Market Place into a fundraiser for the victims on August 9 and 10. Residents can also donate money...

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Neither I nor Any Member of the Legislature Engaged in Inappropriate Conduct

August 8, 2014
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On July 24, the jury reached a verdict in the probation trial. It is a verdict that all of us have to respect. With respect to the jury’s verdict, it must be noted that the jury confirmed that neither I nor any member of the Legislature had engaged in any inappropriate conduct. While the...

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“Designing with Water” in Boston and Around the World

August 8, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston, in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Harbor Association, will be holding an international design competition for climate preparedness. The contest, which will kick off this fall, is funded by an $86,000 grant awarded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal...

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Obituaries 08-06-2014

August 8, 2014
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John Parziale Of East Boston John M. Parziale of East Boston died unexpectedly on July 27. He was 57 years old. He was the devoted father of Lisa Ceciliano and her husband, Alfonso and Michael Parziale; loving son of the late Sabino and Helen (Zinna) Parziale; dear brother of Robert and his companion, Leslie...

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Greenway Connector Now Open for Public

August 1, 2014
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Greenway Connector Now Open for Public

After years of planning and development the first section of the East Boston Greenway Connector is open to the public. This section of the Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use last week and the new path connects from Frankfort and Lovell Streets just beyond Bremen Street Park to a scenic vista...

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Project Bread

August 1, 2014
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Project Bread

Chef Guy, from Project Bread, with CSA members at the East Boston WIC Office, displaying the fresh produce they received in their CSA share that week from Farmer Dave’s in Dracut.

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CSA Going Strong in Neighborhood

August 1, 2014
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Recently the newly formed Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in East Boston is going strong at the neighborhood’s WIC office on Liverpool Street. The CSA program is a collaboration between East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program and Project Bread (PB). EBNHC’s Katie Tong and Project Bread’s Katherine Panayotov said that starting...

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Maverick Marketplace:the Tylers Dream Comes True

August 1, 2014
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It was a building that remained idle for decades until an East Boston husband and wife team had a vision of transforming the former Welfare building on Maverick Street into small business incubator. The Tylers worked for years permitting, constructing and restoring the historic brick building at 154 Maverick St. into a marketplace for...

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EBSB Completes Plan to Go Fully Public

August 1, 2014
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After East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation to go fully public, the newly formed corporation and announced it has completed the “second step” conversion of Meridian Financial Services, Incorporated (MFS). As a result of the closing of the conversion and offering, Meridian Financial Services...

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Project Bread

August 1, 2014
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This summer, more than 50,000 children will enjoy a free, healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner at one of more than 600 sites across Massachusetts—all part of the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. More...

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