Obituaries 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Michael DeGregorio  Past Venerable Winthrop Sons of Italy and Life Member of Winthrop Elks Michael A. DeGregorio of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died December 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center, Revere. He was 89 years old. Born in East Boston, the son of the late Concetta Buonopane and Michael DeGregorio, he moved to...

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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

December 2, 2011
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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

It’s that time of year but instead of wracking your brain at a crowded mall trying to figure out what gift to get that special someone this Christmas, East Boston Main Streets and Mayor Thomas Menino are urging residents to spend their holiday dollars in the neighborhood. It was the first time in his...

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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

December 2, 2011
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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

Based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of the proposed $4 million rehab to Central Square although there still may be a bit of tweaking over the next couple of months. The fifth in a series of community input meeting regarding the overhaul of the square...

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Woody’s Will Hold: A Public Meeting on Expansion Plans

December 2, 2011
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The controversial plan to add a takeout pizza parlor to Woody’s Liquors on Saratoga Street gained momentum over the past two weeks according to the Boston Licensing Board without the knowledge of the community or East Boston’s city councilor. Woody’s has filed for a common victuallers (CV) license with the city to open a...

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EBHS Football

December 2, 2011
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The East Boston High School football team beat their archrivals, South Boston 12-6 Thanksgiving Day to capture the Boston North Division title. The Jets will face a much-anticipated rematch against Blue Hills for the Division 4A playoff game this week. The game was dominated by the speed of Eastie’s Jimenez-Fox who rushed for 106...

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Obituaries 11-30-2011

December 2, 2011
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John Raimondi Sr. Member of the EBHS Class of 1948 John B. Raimondi, Sr. of Marshfield died on November. 24 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth of complications following a November 6 car accident. He was 80 years old. A veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he graduated in 1948 from East Boston...

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Stop & Shop Donations Will Help More Than 700 Children

November 23, 2011
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The East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop last Wednesday. Stop & Shop kicked off its Turkey Express program last week at the Y with the donation of hundreds of turkeys that will feed over 700 Eastie children and their families. “Many of...

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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

November 23, 2011
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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

Elizabeth M. La Camera, a woman who dedicated her life to many social causes in East Boston and Winthrop where she raised her family has died. Mrs. La Camera, who had the auditorium at the Barnes School elderly housing complex named after her and her family, died on Friday, November 18 following a brief...

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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

November 23, 2011
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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

A few unexpected snags back in September may push back next week’s re-opening of the Chelsea Bridge to vehicles to March according to MassDOT Project Manager Frank DePaola. The project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge bridge in East Boston with a new vertical-lift bridge is now slated to be completed in the...

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The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 23, 2011
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Councilor Sal LaMattina dominated the vote in last Tuesday’s municipal election – and he had no opponent. He received 1,748 votes in a very light local turnout. In the At-Large race, which was the only significant race on the ballot for local voters, Eastie went for John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy...

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Bridge Project: A Masterpiece in the Making

November 23, 2011
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge is shaping up to be an architectural masterpiece that will also double as a mechanical masterpiece. The new bridge is nearly completed. Officials are saying it will open some time in March. When it does, this neighborhood will be home to a bridge quite unlike any other. The more...

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Police Briefs 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Monday, November 14 Rick Falcucci of 728 Bennington Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating after suspension & possession of class c drugs. Henry Albert Williams of 78 Central Avenue, Lynn was arrested on an outstanding warrant & also charged with possession of burglarious tools. Tuesday, November 15 Elizabeth Rosa Ramirez of...

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Obituaries 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Edna Buonagurio  Of East Boston and Winthrop Edna F. (Laurano) Buonagurio of East Boston and Point Shirley Winthrop, died on November 13. She was in her 90th year. She was the beloved wife of Stanley W. Buonagurio with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; loving mother of Juilet Bettano and her husband, Carl...

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Petruccelli Reaffirms His Support for a Casino in Eastie

November 16, 2011
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Petruccelli Reaffirms His Support for a Casino in Eastie

Senator Anthony Petruccelli was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting Monday night to update the community on the state’s gaming bill. At the meeting, Petruccelli was met with perhaps the strongest opposition for a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack in his ongoing speaking tour on the subject that began over two years...

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Residents, Leaders Mark the Completion of the Design Phase

November 16, 2011
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Residents, Leaders Mark the Completion of the Design Phase

There was a lot to celebrate in East Boston last Wednesday as community activists joined city and state officials to officially mark the completion of the long anticipated East Boston Greenway Extension design plan. “This is a huge win for the community,” said AirInc.’s Chris Marchi who has worked tirelessly with other activists like...

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Neighborhood Voters Give a Strong Endorsement to Incumbent Councilors

November 16, 2011
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East Boston came out strong for all of the at-Large incumbents during last Tuesday general election except Ayanna Pressley who finished fifth here behind Stephen Murphy and former mayoral candidate and at-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty. However, Pressley became the story of election night as she topped the ticket citywide after many political pundits counted...

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The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 16, 2011
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Councilor Sal LaMattina dominated the vote in last Tuesday’s municipal election – and he had no opponent. He received 1,748 votes in a very light local turnout. In the At-Large race, which was the only significant race on the ballot for local voters, Eastie went for John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy...

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Bridge Project: A Masterpiece in the Making

November 16, 2011
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge is shaping up to be an architectural masterpiece that will also double as a mechanical masterpiece. The new bridge is nearly completed. Officials are saying it will open some time in March. When it does, this neighborhood will be home to a bridge quite unlike any other. The more...

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Obituaries 11-16-2011

November 16, 2011
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Patricia Dente East Boston Resident Patricia M. (Powers) Dente of East Boston died on November 13. The devoted wife of 58 years of Frank N, Dente, she was the beloved mother of Frank J. and his wife, Lois of Revere, David and his wife, Lisa of Wakefield, Mary Messina and her husband, Anthony of...

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Zumix’s Favorite Notes? D and C, of Course

November 9, 2011
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Zumix’s Favorite Notes? D and C, of Course

East Boston’s popular music and performing arts program had a lot to celebrate last Wednesday after the program, its director and one participant were honored during a White House ceremony hosted by First Lady Michele Obama. It was announced last week that Zumix was the winner of the  2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth...

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Steppingstone Points East Boston Student in the Right Direction

November 9, 2011
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Steppingstone Points East Boston Student in the Right Direction

An East Boston student’s journey from East Boston to Brookline’s Dexter School started long before his commute on public transportation began in 10th grade. Academic opportunities began taking root for Daniel Haro when his Samuel Adams Elementary School principal recommended him back in fifth grade for The Steppingstone Academy because she saw promise in...

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East Boston Remains a Part of Capuano’s 7th District

November 9, 2011
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East Boston Remains a Part of Capuano’s 7th District

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano will retain East Boston in his district, which will now be the 7th Congressional District under the new redistricting plan released this week by the Massachusetts House’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting. Capuano will pick up the working class city of Everett, Milton and Randolph but lose the North End,...

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Lucy Ferullo, 84; Tireless Advocate

November 9, 2011
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Lucy Ferullo, 84; Tireless Advocate

Lucia “Lucy” Ferullo, a long­time East Boston activist who gave her whole self to every neighborhood endeavor she was involved in, has died. Ferullo died at her longtime home on Haynes Street surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was 84. Ferullo was born and raised in East Boston and was educated...

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Time Flies: Just Like That, We’ve Reached the End of ‘11

November 9, 2011
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Here we are, finishing the first week in November, readying for Thanksgiving, which means Christmas isn’t too far away. The year 2011 is soaring to a finish. It is amazing how fast this year seemed to fly by, how little we have accomplished, as a nation to fix our broken economy and how little...

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