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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LaMattina Says Ferry and Projects Boom for Eastie

April 23, 2014
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LaMattina Says Ferry and Projects Boom for Eastie

City Councilor LaMattina has pointed to waterfront development in Eastie at Portside at Pier One and the future ferry that will shuttle residents from the neighborhood to points in Charlestown and South Boston’s Innovation District as huge game changers for the neighborhood. “There is huge potential to really make our harbor the crowning jewel...

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FPCU Celebrating 90th Anniversary

April 23, 2014
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FPCU Celebrating 90th Anniversary

President and CEO of First Priority Bob Bartol is presented with certificates of appreciation from Adrian Madaro of Rep. Carlo Basile’s office and City Councilor Sal LaMattina for 90 years of service as FPCU employees look on.

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Local Runners Finish 2014 Boston Marathon

April 23, 2014
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli never thought in a million years he would run and also finish the historic Boston Marathon but he did just that on Monday. Last year after the Marathon Bombing emotions were high across Boston and Petruccelli was no different. “It was the Friday when they caught the brothers I told my...

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Obituaries 04-23-2014

April 23, 2014
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Giuseppa Plagenza Of East Boston Giuseppa (Armata) Plagenza died in East Boston on April 14. She was 94 years old. The beloved daughter of the late Andrea and Giuseppa (Gucciardi) Armata, she was the wife of the late Antonino Plagenza and dear sister of the late Alberto Armata, Gaspare Armata and Giovanni Armata and...

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Fire Causes $750K to Lexington St. Home

April 16, 2014
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Fire Causes $750K to Lexington St. Home

It was gut check time for Boston Firefighters from across the city as they battled an 8-alarm fire on Lexington Street two weeks after losing two fellow firefighters to a 9-alarm blaze in the Back Bay. The fire started last Wednesday evening in a SUV parked in driveway between 85 and 83 Lexington St....

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Brouhaha at Harborarts

April 16, 2014
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Following an emergency meeting regarding the HarborArts finances, there are some serious allegations being levied by HarborArts board members against Executive Director Matt Pollock for an alleged misappropriation of funds. The alleged behavior of Pollock has led to the resignation of several key board members and could damage the future of the  popular outdoor...

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Police Investigating Murder on Border St.

April 16, 2014
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Boston Police are still investigating a murder that occurred over the weekend near Central Square. At 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 officers from District A-7 in East Boston responded to a radio call for a man down in the area of 282 Border St. Once police got there they observed an unidentified male...

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EBMS Sees Funding Increase

April 16, 2014
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Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced he would increase funding to the Boston Main Streets program as part of his fiscal year 2015 budget. Main Streets District funding will increase by $400,000 compared to last year, with East Boston Main Streets District receiving $75,000 annually from the City, a 30 percent increase. “Investing in...

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A Special Easter

April 16, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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East Boston Knights Are Back in Action

April 16, 2014
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Baseball is back and so are the East Boston Knights. The RRBL Knights opened up their season last Friday and are hungrier than ever. Playing the Medford Titans in a rematch of the finals from last year in which the Knights lost in 5 games the team has reloaded their roster in hopes of...

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Obituaries 04-16-2014

April 16, 2014
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Anthony DeCarlo Of Lynn, Formerly of East Boston Anthony M. DeCarlo of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on April 11. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the husband of Mary (Bocchetti) DeCarlo; devoted father of Mary E. Fronduto and her husband, Vincent of East Boston, the late Anthony DeCarlo...

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100 Years Young

April 9, 2014
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100 Years Young

Congratulations to Catherine Mcphee on her 100th birthday! Catherine is an EBNHC Elder Service Plan participant at Lewis Mall, she turned 100 years on March 28. The EBNHC had a birthday party for Catherine, her family and all of her Lewis Mall Friends. Catherine says, “ I have lived in East Boston all my...

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Brangiforte to Lead EBHS

April 9, 2014
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Brangiforte to Lead EBHS

Life has come full circle for East Boston’s Phil Brangiforte. It was made official last week that after going through a rigorous vetting process, Brangiforte, who has served as interim East Boston High School Headmaster since Michael Rubin’s retirement last year, will serve as the school’s permanent headmaster. “I am humbled and honored to...

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