Obituaries 05-06-2015

May 7, 2015
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Constantino ‘Sonny’ Buttiglieri Longtime member of East Boston Athletic Board Constantino “Sonny” Buttiglieri of East Boston died on May 3. Sonny was a proud honorably discharged  US Navy Veteran who served during World War II on the USS Arkansas BB33 and was one of the first units deployed with the invasions of Normandy, Okinawa...

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A Selfie with Gov. Baker

May 6, 2015
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A Selfie with Gov. Baker

Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, event chair Alison Quirk of State Street Corporation, Executive Director of Bottom Line Mass. Mike Wasserman, and 1,000 Boston-area community and business leaders joined national education nonprofit Bottom Line to host its 10th annual Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner, a fundraising event that helps...

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District Attorney Dan Conley’s Tournament a Great Event

May 6, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...

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East Boston Shines Cleanup Campaign

May 6, 2015
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East Boston has never looked so good or its future so bright. Residents appreciate Eastie’s unmatched views of the Boston skyline, its ideal location, and wide variety of outstanding restaurants. East Boston is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to live in the city. Residents take great pride in the appearance of...

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Time for Colleges and Universities to Lead

May 6, 2015
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Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates. Colleges and universities, it’s time for you to lead on this issue.  So far, and with good reason, most of the attention...

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Letter to the Editor

May 6, 2015
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Middle class housing Dear Editor: This past weekend I read a commentary on page one of South Boston Today entitled “Where Will The Middle Class Live?” As I started reading it, the words fell right off the page at me, “At the rate of luxury condo, multi-unit and high end townhouse development in South...

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DA Conley’s 7th Basketball Tourney Makes the Grade at UMass Boston

May 6, 2015
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Kids and teens from across Boston and Revere came together at UMass Boston last Wednesday, April 22, with prosecutors, victim advocates, and celebrity coaches – including the Independent News Group’s editor Cary Shuman – at District Attorney Dan Conley’s seventh annual Basketball for Peace tournament. “So many times when we hear about violent crime...

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Obituaries 04-29-2015

May 6, 2015
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William ‘Willy’ Gleeson,III Auto Mechanic for Phil Romano Trucking William J. “Willy” Gleeson, III passed away unexpectedly in East Boston on April 26. Born and raised in East Boston, Will attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of Madison Park Vocational & Technical High School, Class of 2009. Shortly after graduating, Willy began...

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Complaints Continue to Mount Over New Chelsea St. Bridge

May 6, 2015
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Complaints Continue to Mount Over New Chelsea St. Bridge

Social media and other outlets are still rife with complaints over the relatively new Chelsea Street Bridge. Residents in East Boston and Chelsea are still irked by the amount of time it takes to bridge to be raised and lowered and it seems that the bridge is being opened more frequently during rush hour...

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Usher Gets Some Pie at Santarpio’s

May 6, 2015
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Usher Gets Some Pie at Santarpio’s

International superstar and R&B recording artist Usher was spotted at Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston Sunday evening. The eight-time Grammy Award winning artist showed up to the neighborhood’s famed pizza joint with a few friends unannounced and sat quietly in the back at the table near the jukebox before patrons started to recognize him....

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Dr.Gene Sharp Nominated by Nobel Peace Prize Comm.

May 6, 2015
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Dr. Gene Sharp, who runs the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles out of an unassuming apartment in East Boston, has for decades written the handbooks on how to overthrow oppressive regimes through non-violent means. Nominated this year and three other times for the Noble Peace Prize, Sharp’s books have been translated into dozens...

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Put Me in Coach .. I’m Ready to Play

April 23, 2015
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Put Me in Coach .. I’m Ready to Play

Justin Londono of the East Boston Little League Red Sox took a few moments to play ball with himself before heading over to his team to take a team photo last Saturday, April 18, at Noyes Park. Kids, coaches and League supporters from all over the neighborhood turned out to kick off the Opening Day...

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Rep.Madaro Seeks Money for Eastie From the State

April 23, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro filed three crucial budget amendments during his first full week in office. The amendments dedicate nearly $300,000 to East Boston to improve public safety at Constitution Beach, increase resources to address substance abuse in East Boston, and supports Project Bread’s local farming initiative. The House Budget process is one of...

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EBNHC’s Juli Windsor Featured in Documentary

April 23, 2015
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Juli Windsor, a Physician Assistant at the health center’s Pediatrics Department is the subject of a new documentary that aired on the Discovery Channel last week. On Thursday, the staff of the EBNHC joined together at Zumix to view a screening of the documentary, Little Person: Boston Strong. The...

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D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Restaurant Docks in Revere

April 23, 2015
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D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Restaurant Docks in Revere

To the dismay of East Boston foodies D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Italian and Seafood Restaurant has moved out of the neighborhood. However, those who have fallen in love with the D’Amelio family scrumptious Italian fare have to only head over to neighboring Revere to get their Off the Boat fix. On Saturday, the new...

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East Boston High School Baseball off to a Strong Start

April 23, 2015
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The East Boston High School baseball team, under the direction of head coach Cory Giberti, is off to a strong start, winning five of its first seven games. The Jets are 5-0 against Boston City League opponents, besting Latin Academy, Madison Park, Boston International, O’Bryant, and New Mission. The losses are to Malden and...

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Obituaries 04-22-2015

April 23, 2015
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Anthony Giovanniello Of East Boston Anthony Giovanniello of East Boston died on April 11. He was 64 years old. A past employee for over 35 years of the City of Boston DPW and Past Vice President AFSCME, he was the devoted son of the late Amilio and Josephine (Polignone) Giovanniello; dear brother of Rocco...

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Madaro Sworn in as Eastie’s State Rep.

April 21, 2015
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Madaro Sworn in as Eastie’s State Rep.

Adrian Madaro officially became East Boston’s state representative at a swearing-in ceremony April 8 at the House Chambers in the Statehouse. Governor Charlie Baker administered the oaths of office to Rep. Madaro and Rep. Hannah Kane, who were each elected to their positions March 31. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo hosted a...

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Appreciation Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 21, 2015
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There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...

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Sports 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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EB Roundup Eastie track teams fall to Latin Academy in openers The East Boston High School boys and girls outdoor track teams fell to Boston Latin Academy in their season openers Monday at White Stadium. Joel Pastrana, a key player for last fall’s East Boston football team, provided a highlighting by winning the 100...

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Obituaries 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Obituaries 04-15-2015

Arthur ‘Artie’ Smith, Jr. Life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club Arthur “Artie” J. Smith, Jr. of East Boston died on April 13. He was 75 years old. Artie, who was a life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club, was the beloved husband of Janice Florentine; loving father of Tracey, Colleen, Kathleen...

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Residents Shown Changes for Clippership Wharf Site

April 16, 2015
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Developers of the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development in East Boston were at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Monday night to brief residents on changes made to the project. Nick Iselin from Lend Lease said the development team is putting a real emphasis on the project’s Chapter 91 license and wants the harborwalk...

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EBNHC Teams Up to Bring Foods Here

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Teams Up to Bring Foods Here

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Katie Tong said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering interested clients now....

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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

Last Wednesday officials from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) participated in a forum on state community health centers (CHC) in the Flag Room at the State House. EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes was one of the speakers during the forum and argued in his remarks that community health centers like EBNHC are ‘part...

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