Congratulations, William Rawn Associates Architects for Your Award Nomination

December 23, 2014
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We congratulate William Rawn Associates Architects for their nomination by the Boston Society of Architects for the Harleston Parker Medal Award for the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library. It is one of the highest honors that the BSA bestows upon a member. The nomination is awarded to the architect who designs...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 23, 2014
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We want to wish our Jewish residents a Happy Hanukkah for the Festival of Lights that began at sundown Tuesday and continues for eight days. There will be the traditional lighting of the Menorah each night and other customs such as children playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs. We extend our best...

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Sports 12-17-2014

December 23, 2014
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Jets Hockey wins game Photos by Joe Prezioso The East Boston High School Jets Hockey team played the New York Christian Brothers Academy on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 13, in a unique inter-state game. The Jets played tough and won the game, 5 to 3. East Boston Mens Hockey League CARLO BASILE 9 – JC DETAILING...

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Obituaries 12-17-2014

December 23, 2014
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Gennaro ‘Jerry’ D’Amico Retired Electrician Gennaro “Jerry” D’Amico of East Boston, passed away on Saturday, December 13. He was 96 years old. Born in Canosa, Italy in 1918 to Anna Rosa (Iannuzzi) and Pasquale D’Amico with whom he immigrated to Boston along with his siblings. Jerry served in the US Navy in World War...

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Madaro Announces Candidacy for Representative

December 23, 2014
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Madaro Announces Candidacy for Representative

Adrian Madaro, the long-time Chief of Staff to outgoing State Representative Carlo Basile, is announcing his candidacy for State Representative of the First Suffolk District. Madaro began working for Representative Basile as an undergraduate student, and quickly rose from serving as aide to Chief of Staff. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity Representative Basile gave...

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Chamber to Hold Elections on December 18

December 23, 2014
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The elections will take place at the East Boston Chamber offices at 175 McClellan Highway Suite 1, East Boston, MA 02128, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 11:30am-2:00pm and also 4:30pm-5:30pm. (Candidates for Officers and Directors are typically present at this time.) All East Boston Chamber of Commerce members in good standing as of...

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State Representative’s Race has Begun

December 23, 2014
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With the decision by State Rep. Carlo Basile to accept a prominent position in Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s administration, East Boston voters will head to the ballot box early in 2015 to select a successor to Rep. Basile. There will be big shoes to fill at the State House. Rep. Basile was an outstanding advocate...

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Sports 12-10-2014

December 23, 2014
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Anthony Del Prete named Head Baseball Coach at Suffolk University Anthony Del Prete has been named Head Baseball Coach at Suffolk University for the 2015 season. Del Prete will also serve as the department’s Associate Director of Athletics. Del Prete will replace Cary McConnell, who relinquished the role as he was named the University’s...

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Obituaries 12-10-2014

December 23, 2014
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Virginia Papa Registry of Motor Vehicles Retiree Virginia R. (Ginnetti) Papa, formerly of Revere and Lexington died on November 9 encased in the loving sanctity of God and Family following a brief illness. She was 89 years old. She was a retiree of The Registry of Motor Vehicles, (Nashua Street) Boston. The beloved wife...

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New Decorative Tree Guards Installed Along Local Streets

December 23, 2014
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New Decorative Tree Guards Installed Along Local Streets

Over the past few months a group of dedicated community volunteers worked with East Boston Main Streets to begin creating decorative tree pit frames and boxes as well as signage in the neighborhoods business districts. On Saturday morning EBMS, volunteers and City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined residents to cut the ribbon on the first...

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Congratulations Rep. Carlo Basile

December 4, 2014
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We join the East Boston community in congratulating our state representative, Carlo Basile, on his appointment to the esteemed position of deputy chief of staff to incoming Governor Charlie Baker. Basile has served East Boston residents well during his distinguished seven-year tenure in the House of Representatives. He first served as co-chair of the...

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Sounds of Christmas Concert this Sunday in Revere

December 4, 2014
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Music Director Robert Lehmann and the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome House Speaker Bob DeLeo as Guest Narrator in Revere’s annual Robert A. Marra Memorial “Sounds of Christmas” Concert this Sunday, December 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. The event is free to the public, but everyone attending is asked...

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Sports 12-03-2014

December 4, 2014
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EB Jets take a huge win over South Boston, 24-6 The rain and snow stopped in the early morning leaving the field at White Stadium snow covered and muddy, but the skies brightened as the 97th clash got underway on Thanksgiving morning.  With a record of 5-5 and a winning season at stake, East...

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Obituaries 12-03-2014

December 4, 2014
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John Lawton Retired MBTA Machinist John J. Lawton of Wakefield died November 26 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston, December 25, 1938, the son of the late John and Marie (DeVeau) Lawton, he was raised and educated in East Boston. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam...

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Moving Up: Rep. Carlo Basile picked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Incoming Baker Administration

December 4, 2014
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Moving Up: Rep. Carlo Basile picked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Incoming Baker Administration

State Representative Carlo Basile will leave office in January to become Deputy Chief of Staff to incoming Governor Charlie Baker. As Deputy Chief of Staff Basile will help oversee intergovernmental affairs and assist the governor in selecting applicants for boards and commissions for the upcoming administration. Basile, who was reelected to his state rep...

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Artists will Open Studios for Holiday Gift Shopping

December 4, 2014
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Artists will Open Studios for Holiday Gift Shopping

Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated over a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building...

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Not Getting Your Z’s: Study Shows Residents’ Sleep Being Affected by Logan

December 1, 2014
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Not Getting Your Z’s: Study Shows Residents’ Sleep Being Affected by Logan

East Boston environmental youth group members Stephan Marin and Michael Passariello were at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association to talk about the recent study they completed on how Logan Airport operations affects sleep in the neighborhood. The two Eastie youths, part of NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department Youth Crew, were also...

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EBNHC Donates 150 Turkeys To Catch

December 1, 2014
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EBNHC Donates 150 Turkeys To Catch

The CATCH Program of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center sponsored a Turkey give-away for families in the program.  CATCH is a special program of the Health Center’s Pediatrics Department that closely coordinates care for children with medically complex conditions.  Thanks to generous donations to the program, CATCH provided over 150 Turkeys to families...

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Hotel Taking Shape on McClellan Highway

December 1, 2014
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Construction crews have been busy erecting the new hotel on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway since last winter and construction is right on schedule according to workers there. Last year, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Fall River based developer First Bristol Corp’s. $32 million project to build...

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Eastie’s Elves Preparing for Fundraiser on Dec. 5

December 1, 2014
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The 11th Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 5 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy that will be donated to a local non-profit. The annual fundraiser to...

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2014
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Thank you to the residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Sports 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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East Boston and South Boston prepare for Thanksgiving Day game The 97th game in the almost 100 year old rivalry takes place on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 at White Stadium.  The East Boston High Jets are 5-5.  The South Boston Knights are an improved 3-6.  Last year, the team was 0-10. The Jets began...

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Obituaries 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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Joseph Prudente Retired Produce Manager; Founder and Past President of the TCP Foundation of Massachusetts Joseph P. Prudente of Salem, NH, formerly of East Boston and Billerica, passed away following a long illness on November 21 at Holy Family Hospital of Methuen. He was 79 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he...

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