Police Briefs 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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March 15 Arnaldo Javier Serrano-Marquez, 11 Marion St., East Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle without license. March 16 Rene Padilla, 69 Vallar Rd., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery March 17 Anthony Giugliano, 669 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Youssef Benlmir, Homeless, East Boston, was...

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Please Vote in the State Rep. Election

March 25, 2015
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East Boston voters have been to the polls often in the past two years, beginning with the exciting election won by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The excitement continued in 2014 with other elections, highlighted by the race for Governor as Charlie Baker defeated Martha Coakley to take the corner office. Baker selected State...

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A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Lettor to The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Massport says thank you for helping in ice rescue To the East Boston and Winthrop communities: On behalf of the leadership and staff of the Massachusetts Port Authority, we wish to thank the  East Boston and Winthrop communities for helping us to conduct a successful and timely ice rescue training drill at Logan Airport...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey Finals Still Going on

March 25, 2015
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By the time this article is read it is very possible the John Parziale Cup will have been presented to Captain Dom Dimarzo and his troops as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead over Milano’s Deli in the EBMHL Championship Series. After winning only 5 games all season long and finishing in dead...

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Obituaries 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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Manuel de los Santos Torres Of East Boston Manuel de los Santos Torres of East Boston died on March 20. He was the beloved husband of Iris M. (Rios); father of Maria, Gloria, Haydee and Elga Torres, all of East Boston, Carmen Noone, Jorge Torres and his wife, Christine, Nelson Torres and his wife,...

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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

March 18, 2015
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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

William J. Scantlebury, arguably the baker of the best donuts on the eastern seaboard, has died. Scantlebury, who continued a 75 year old family tradition as the owner of Betty Ann Food Shop on the corner of Bennington and Moore Streets, died Monday, March 9 at the Haborlight Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in South...

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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

March 18, 2015
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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

At a community meeting Monday night, Massport released the findings to an eight-year study that measured the environmental impacts of Logan Airport’s Centerfield Taxiway that was constructed in 2008. As part of its Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) commitment Massport completed the Centerfield Taxiway Air Quality Monitoring Study. The goal of the study was...

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Lanzilli’s Owners Looking at Major Rehab to Site

March 18, 2015
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The Patal family, owners of Lanzilli’s Groceria and Gas Station on Bennington Street in Orient Heights, are floating the idea of conducting a major rehab to the popular gas station store and adding a beer and wine license. At their first initial meeting on the plans before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Association, the Patals’...

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Police Briefs 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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March 8 Martin Mateo, 300 Meridian St., East Boston, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (knife). Dina Garcia, 77 Lubec St., East Boston, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.   March 9 Dario Cardona, 348 Bremen St., East Boston was arrested for assault and battery. Alberto Flores-Lopez, 197 Chelsea St.,...

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Okay Enough,We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid 1960s when my...

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Community News Briefs

March 18, 2015
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Evening prayer service scheduled Evening Prayer Friday, 6:30 pm. Please join us for this quiet, candle light worship. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 28 Paris Street (617) 569-6236 JPNA to meet on March 18 The next Planning and Zoning meeting for teh Jeffires Point Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday March 18 at 7 pm...

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Gutierrez Named East Boston YMCA’s New Executive Director

March 18, 2015
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The East Boston YMCA this week announced the successor of former Executive Director Joey Cuzzi. Ann-Margaret Gutierrez will fill the role of executive director of the East Boston YMCA left vacant since Cuzzi retired last year. Gutierrez will become only the third executive director at the Eastie YMCA after Cuzzi and Eastie YMCA founder...

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Sports 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 11 City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the entire City Council honored the 2015 City League Champions, the East Boston High School Hockey team. Each player was presented with a certificate of appreciation for their win and sportsmanship throughout the season.  East Boston High School players were awarded with certificates of appreciation...

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Obituaries 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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John McGunigle Of Arizona, formerly of East Boston John F. McGunigle passed away on his birthday, March 1, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 76 years old. John was born in Chelsea and raised in East Boston where he was educated in the Boston Public Schools. John was a supervisor for many...

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Madaro Looks Ahead after Impressive Victory in Democratic State Rep. Primary

March 11, 2015
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Madaro Looks Ahead after Impressive Victory in Democratic State Rep. Primary

Just hours after his victory in the most hotly contested Democratic primary in years, Adrian Madaro was standing outside Maverick Station thanking residents for their support and reminding them that there is a general election ahead on March 31. Madaro, a 26-year-old lifelong East Boston resident, finished first in a deep and talented five-candidate...

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Pomodoro Announces Candidacy for State Rep. Post

March 11, 2015
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Pomodoro Announces Candidacy for State Rep. Post

Joanne Pomodoro announces candidacy for state representative.  The following is her statement: My name is Joanne Pomodoro and I am a candidate for the State Representative Position in East Boston.    As a lifelong resident of East Boston, one whose family settled here from Italy and who continues to live here in East Boston.  I...

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Shovel or Else:Lamattina Supports Walsh’s Initiative of Stiff Fines for Business Owners

March 11, 2015
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At a City Council hearing on Tuesday City Councilor Sal LaMattina supported Mayor Martin Walsh’s initiative to levy stiff fines against commercial business owners who do not shovel outside their businesses or commercial properties following a snow storm. The current fine for such a violation is $300 but Walsh wants to see them set...

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Adrian Madaro Wins Primary, But All of East Boston Is Victorious

March 11, 2015
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Adrian Madaro was the clear-cut winner in the Democratic primary for state representative, but all of East Boston emerged victorious because of the high quality campaigns conducted by the five candidates and the honorableness they showed after the highly competitive election March 1. Joe Ruggiero, Ed Deveau, Lou Scapicchio, and Camilo Hernandez all stopped...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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Home Town Hero  Dear Editor In a world were hero’s come from the military or the political arena, which they deserve, we can lose sight of unsung heroes who live in our community and truly live a life of under the radar of papers or notoriety.  One such hero is Irene DiMarco a little...

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Many Homeowners Unaware of Living in Flood Zones

March 11, 2015
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According to a study conducted by NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department only 10 percent of East Bostonians living in revised flood zones are aware they are at risk of flood damage from a superstorm or future sea level rise. Last Thursday, NOAH’s held another in a series of meetings as part of its...

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Local Boxer Rashidi Ellis to be Pacquaio’s Sparring Partner

March 11, 2015
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The Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather fight on May 2 is already being considered the biggest boxing event of all time – or at least since Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in 1971. The fight was five years in the making and it will undoubtedly be one of the greatest sporting events...

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Mosca Squad Goes ‘Long’ to Eliminate Preston Properties in EBNHL Action

March 11, 2015
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The quest for the John Parziale Memorial Trophy is on. Heading into Tuesday night, it wasn’t really clear how the 1st game of the 2015 EBMHL Playoffs was going to play out for the Mosca Squad, after struggling all season long and finishing in last place. Moments after the puck dropped, it became very clear....

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