Obituaries 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Fannnie Campochiaro Long time owner of Shelby Market in Orient Heights; known for her often replicated, never duplicated, biscotti and meatballs Fannie (DeBole) Campochiaro, of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at Sawtelle Family Hospice House on December 11. She was 98 years old. Born in Wakefield on December 31, 1916, Fannie...

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Mayor’s Trolley Tour

December 10, 2015
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Mayor’s Trolley Tour

Mayor Martin Walsh begins the countdown with East Boston residents to light the Christmas Tree in Maverick Square on Sunday.

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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

December 10, 2015
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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced that he will resign effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector. Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new member of their...

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Eastie Looks to Fill Petruccelli’s Seat

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Senator Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring. Already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign sometime in January. The seat has remained anchored in East Boston since Judge Mario Umana won the seat...

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Massport Explains Reasons for Expanding Terminal E

December 10, 2015
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Massport Explains Reasons for Expanding Terminal E

At the regular monthly meetings of  Jeffries Point Neighborhood Council and Orient Heights Neighborhood Council and also a special  Massport sponsored meeting that included representatives from the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration, Massport  laid out the reasons for expanding Terminal E by  constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of...

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Hoping for Change A Fruitless Exercise with this President

December 10, 2015
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BY Seth Daniel I sat down Sunday to watch President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech – a rarity in his seven years in office – with a mind towards hoping he would change. After all, if the largest terror attack on American soil since 2001 hadn’t moved him, then nothing would. So, I figured...

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Thank You, Sen.Petruccelli

December 10, 2015
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East Boston residents have felt secure in the knowledge that one of their neighbors, Anthony Petruccelli, has been representing them on Beacon Hill and fighting every day for their best interests. Anthony Petruccelli has been an outstanding state representative and state senator for our neighborhood. He was an accessible public official, always responsive to...

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Wynn Teams With Bruins to Donate Youth Hockey Helmets

December 10, 2015
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Wynn Everett announced that it has partnered with the Boston Bruins to purchase 140 Bauer hockey helmets that will be donated to several local high school hockey teams. The helmets will be distributed to hockey players from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, East Boston High School (where Charlestown students play), Everett High School, Malden...

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Obituaries 12-09-2015

December 10, 2015
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Louis Spada Of East Boston Louis L. Spada of East Boston passed away peacefully on December 7. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Pessia) Spada; devoted father of Maria Hanton of East Boston and Leonard Spada and his wife, Elizabeth of Middleton; cherished...

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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...

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Thanksgiving 2015 in East Boston

December 3, 2015
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Thanksgiving 2015 in East Boston

A very Happy Thanksgiving. Frank Gerardi and John Cannata enjoy their Thanksgiving Day meal last Thursday at Sacred Heart Church as part of Rep. Adrian Madaro Thanksgiving Day Dinner benefit.

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Gove St.Assoc Votes to Support Loftel project

December 3, 2015
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By Cary Shuman The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted by a 30-4 margin at its monthly meeting Monday to support the construction of the Loftel Boston hotel on the site of a former factory at 151 Porter St., which is at the corner of Orleans Street. Members of the GSCA cast their ballots...

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ISD Commissioner Speaks at Gove St. Assoc. Meeting

December 3, 2015
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By Cary Shuman William Christopher Jr., commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for the City of Boston, gave an informative talk about the workings of the department and the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals Monday at a meeting of the Gove Street Citizens Association. Christopher, an architect, said over the past 18 months...

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Cabbies Riding Back on Local Streets

December 3, 2015
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Everyone loves a loophole and many Boston cabbies are no exception to that rule. Hundreds of Boston cabs cruising through East Boston everyday tack on an additional rate of $5.25 that goes towards the cabbies ride back through the Callahan Tunnel back to Boston. Hundreds of cabbies everyday are coming to the airport through...

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Trolley Tour Scheduled for December 6

December 3, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh  announced the schedule for this year’s 20th Anniversary Mayor’s Trolley Tour& Enchanted Tree Lightings occurring on Sunday, December 6 at 4 p.m. in Maverick Square, East Boston. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite...

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Christmas Concert Set at St. Anthony’s

December 3, 2015
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Nearly 40 years ago, St. Anthony’s Church hosted the second “Sounds of Christmas” concert in Revere—the first having been held at Revere High in 1976.  Since then, the concert has been a wonderful tradition in the magnificent church, and the tradition continues this Sunday when the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra once again assembles around...

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Letter to the Editor

December 3, 2015
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Special thanks to Ladder 2/Engine 9 from the Sumner Street Firehouse Dear Editor Thanksgiving Day brings reflection of all the things and people in life that we are thankful for. This Thanksgiving Day we had so much to be thankful for due to the actions of some pretty special people. Our day started out...

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Jets Take Off Over South Boston with Convincing 41-8 Win on Thanksgiving Day

December 3, 2015
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The East Boston High School football team ended their season with a 41-8 win over South Boston at White Stadium on Thanksgiving morning.  The Jets led 29-0 at the end of the first and 41-0 at the half.  Having a good time for East Boston was Joel Pastrana, scoring the first touchdown with a...

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Obituaries 12-02-2015

December 3, 2015
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Felix Sordello Retired machinist; veteran of two wars Felix Sordello of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Keene NH, died on November 28 at the Bedford VA Hospital.  Felix served in the US Coast Guard in two wars – World War II and the Korean Conflict. Before retirement, he worked many years as a...

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East Boston Savings Bank Celebrates its 40 years in Orient Heights

November 26, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank Celebrates its 40 years in Orient Heights

By Cary Shuman East Boston Savings Bank hosted a gathering last Friday at its branch office at 856 Bennington Street to celebrate its 40 years in the Orients Heights neighborhood. Chairman, CEO and President Richard Gavegnano, who has presided over the banking institution’s growth and success, personally greeted customers and business leaders at the...

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LaMattina Calls for Another East Boston Middle School

November 26, 2015
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This week, City Councilor Sal LaMattina has made an appeal to Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang for a new middle school in the neighborhood. In a letter to Superintendent Chang obtained by the East Boston Times, LaMattina argued that there is a shortage of middle  school seats in Eastie. While he said...

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City, East Boston CDC Cut Ribbon on Housing for the Homeless

November 26, 2015
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City, East Boston CDC Cut Ribbon on Housing for the Homeless

The East Boston Community Development Corporation joined forces with Crossroads Family Shelter and the City of Boston to create seven units of subsidized housing on Havre Street for families transitioning out of the neighborhood’s homeless shelter. At a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon outside the new building at 125 Havre St., Mayor Martin Walsh joined...

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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

November 26, 2015
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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

The East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop recently. Stop & Shop kicked off its Turkey Express program at the Y with the donation of 250 turkeys that will feed over 700 local children and their families this holiday. The Y’s parking lot...

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Before Neptune Road: The Destruction of a Neighborhood

November 26, 2015
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With the airport set to expand once again, here is a piece of history that needs to be shared: The energy and enthusiasm of the lady I met today belies her 90+ years of age. Hearing her story allowed me an inside glimpse of the bad old days of “Urban Renewal” in Boston during...

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