Obituaries 08-27-2014

August 26, 2014
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Russell Carver US Postal Service Retiree Private services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held for Russell Andrew Carver, a lifelong Somerville resident, who died at the Somerville Hospital in Somerville on August 9 following a long illness. He was 72 years old. A victim of diabetes mellitus, he was a double amputee...

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Eastie Pride Day

August 25, 2014
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Eastie Pride Day

East Boston’s elected officials, residents and volunteers cut the cake to kickoff the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day.

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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

August 25, 2014
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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

While overall Part One crime is down in East Boston three percent, homicides, rape or attempted rape, robbery or attempted robbery, and burglary or attempted burglary are up when compared to same time period last year. District 7’s Community Officer Dan Simons was at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council to report on crime...

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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

August 25, 2014
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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

The plan to bring the historic World War II era Navy cruiser to East Boston is one step closer to reality. Last week the land deal for the dock and surrounding 15 acres of land in Quincy that has housed the USS Salem since the 1990s was finalized and the ship should be heading...

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Local Test Positive for West Nile

August 25, 2014
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For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Tests performed earlier this week confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito pool in the neighborhood even after the city conducted a targeted mosquito-spraying program last week. In addition to Eastie, Mosquito pools in Hyde Park, Jamaica...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (Time flies) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid...

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City’s Veterans Commissioner Weds Jennifer Siegler

August 25, 2014
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Boston’s Commissioner of Veterans’ Service Department Francisco Urena and Jennifer Siegler were married on Friday, August 15th in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The wedding was held at the Codman Estate, a historic home built in the 1700s. Urena and Siegler met when Siegler was a loan officer for Santander Bank and Urena was seeking a loan...

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Zumix to Host 5K Race – Run 2 the Beat

August 25, 2014
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East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in Piers Park at 108 Marginal...

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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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