Have a Great Vacation: Mayor Menino Heads to Alaskamayor

August 17, 2011
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 Menino is heading to Alaska on a vacation with his family. We understand he wanted to go to Italy but it was simply too expensive for the mayor to pay for such a trip for ten people. First of all, we asked the mayor what exactly he was going to do in Alaska. Mind...

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Cheerleaders Excel at UCA Camps

August 17, 2011
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The textbooks are closed, the homework is done, and the classes are over, but the East Boston High School Cheerleaders are still hard at work. For the fifth consecutive summer the EBHS cheer team enhanced their cheer skills and leadership qualities at one of the Universal Cheerleading Association camps. For four days the girls...

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Obituaries 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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Joseph Yourawski Revere resident Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness. He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville and Cara Finnochio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline (Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and Louella Yourawski...

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Cucchiello’s Adds Delivery Service to Its Rising Business

August 10, 2011
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Cucchiello’s Adds Delivery Service to Its Rising Business

The owners and proprietors of Cucchiello’s Bakery in Day Square expanded their business a few years back to include a pizzeria/sub shop and beginning this week will offer delivery for their customers of their famous pizza and popular sandwiches. “We tested selling pizza and subs out of the bakery in Day Square and that...

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Boston PD Will Pay Tribute to the First Italian American Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

August 10, 2011
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Boston PD Will Pay Tribute to the First Italian American Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis have given the go ahead for East Boston’s resident police historian Officer Robert Anthony of District 7 to honor the first Italian American Boston Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty back in 1921. Patrolman Andrew B. Cuneo was killed in...

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Backing out of S-comm Program Might Prove Far Easier Said Than Done

August 10, 2011
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It’s been a controversial program for a sometime in East Boston where nearly 50 percent of the population is made up of people from Central and South America. Some people are either undocumented or have non-U.S. citizenship. But while city and states are now looking to withdraw from the Secure Communities Program the federal...

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Mosquitoes in Eastie Test Positive for WNV

August 10, 2011
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Mosquitos in East Boston for the first time this summer have tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV).  Hyde Park, and South Boston where also added to the Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) list of confirmed WNV positive pools that contain infected mosquitoes. Last month, WNV positive mosquitoes were found in West Roxbury,...

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The Economy: Our Credit Rating and the Future

August 10, 2011
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How many of you out there during the past three years have been told by your credit card companies that the rate you pay is going up, that the amount you have available to borrow has been cut in half or that you need to pay the card off because your borrowing privileges have...

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Vargas Notches 3,000th Career Win at Suffolk Downs

August 10, 2011
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Veteran jockey Jorge Vargas recorded his 3,000th career victory on Monday, August 8 at Suffolk Downs when his mount Want Ad was elevated via disqualification to win the fourth race of the afternoon. “That wasn’t how I wanted to get it,” said Vargas, a 53-year-old veteran of New England racing.  “But, it is been...

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Obituaries 08-10-2011

August 10, 2011
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Salvatore Abbruzzese Tailor Salvatore Abbruzzese of East Boston and Revere died on August 8 after a long illness. He was 80 years old. A tailor, he was born in Italy and lived in East Boston and Revere for most of his adult life. He was the beloved husband of Ercolina “Lina” (Dell’Aquila); devoted father...

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Capt. Mancini Provides the Lowdown on Crime Statistics

August 3, 2011
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Capt. Mancini Provides the Lowdown on Crime Statistics

Crime in East Boston keeps on plummeting according to new crime statistics released by the District 7 Captain Frank Mancini. The release of these new statistics is part of Mancini’s practice of providing regular crime updates to the residents and business owners of Eastie. In 2010 Eastie saw just a 5.5 percent reduction in...

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LaMattina Disposes Helpful Information on Trash Removal

August 3, 2011
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LaMattina Disposes Helpful Information on Trash Removal

East Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina was out pounding the pavement last Wednesday, taking pictures of how residents in Jeffries Point correctly or incorrectly put out their trash on trash day as part of his new pilot program to curb litter in Eastie. It’s no secret that East Boston has long struggled with the...

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Walker Graduates from YMCA Training Program

August 3, 2011
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East Boston resident Craig Walker received his graduation certificate from the YMCA Training Inc. program during an impressive graduation luncheon and ceremony held on July 29 at the Omni Parker House. YMCA Training Inc. provides access to employment that offers family-supporting wages and benefits to unemployed and underemployed adults. The program, part of the...

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Accused Killer Held Without Bail; New Details Emerge

August 3, 2011
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The East Boston teen accused of killing a family friend because the older man was molesting him, videotaped the gruesome aftermath of the killing. Marco Tulio Flores, 17, of East Boston is accused of duct taping the face and wrists of 27-year-old Jaime Galdamez, allegedly strangling him to death with a chain, and dousing...

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Future of Cigar Bars: Business Owners Have Time to Figure out Strategies for Survival

August 3, 2011
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The recent veto by Governor Deval Patrick of  Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s bill that would have given Cigar bars a life in perpetuity after 2018 does not indicate a crack in the political dam. Petruccelli remains a good friend and colleague of the governor and the two are exceptionally cordial and tend to agree on...

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Maura Bang: She Will Be Greatly Missed

August 3, 2011
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Maura Bang, a longtime friend and associate of Mario Real Estate, died last week. She was a savvy real estate person well known in this neighborhood and loved by her family. Our condolences go out to all the Bangs.

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Obituaries 08-03-2011

August 3, 2011
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Maura Bang Winthrop resident Maura A. (Carney) Bang of Winthrop, formerly of Croton, NY, died suddenly on July 24. She was the beloved wife of Peter V. Bang; mother of Christopher V. and Melissa Bang, both of Winthrop. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery,...

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Patrick Stubs Out Sen. Petruccelli’s Bill that would have Saved Cigar Bars

July 27, 2011
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Patrick Stubs Out Sen. Petruccelli’s Bill that would have Saved Cigar Bars

Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s bill to save local cigar bars like Tuff’s Tobacco on Bennington Street in East Boston or Minas Envios on Maverick Street went up in smoke last week with a last minute veto of the bill by Governor Deval Patrick.  Petruccelli cosponsored a bill that would have made the Boston Public Health...

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Massport’s Backpack Project helps Homeless Children get Ready for School

July 27, 2011
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Massport’s Backpack Project helps Homeless Children get Ready for School

There has long been a partnership between Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston and the Massachusetts Port Authority. For years, Massport has been a corporate partner in helping Crossroads fulfill its mission to help the homeless that stay at the shelter on Havre Street. Recently Massport has joined forces with Ropes and Gray LLP...

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City will Pay for New Facility if State Fails to Deliver the Funds

July 27, 2011
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City will Pay for New Facility if State Fails to Deliver the Funds

Despite being wait listed for state funding to build a new, state-of-the-art library on Bremen Street in East Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to go forward with the plan and said the city will foot the bill if state funding is not a reality.  The city applied for a grant of $8 million...

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Selling a Church: Mt. Carmel Parishioners Face Blunt Realities

July 27, 2011
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The Archdiocese of Boston will apparently be selling the Mt. Carmel Church building. Mind you, it will not be selling the church itself, rather, just the land and bricks and mortar associated with the structure. After all, how do you sell a church? Or in this case, how do you sell a church building?...

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The Debt Ceiling: Life will Go On — Guaranteed

July 27, 2011
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If you’ve ever been in default on a loan, a car loan, a home loan, a charge card – a situation many of us understand from first hand experience – then you know what the US is facing if August 2 comes and the nation defaults on its debts. First off, that moment will...

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In a State of Delirium

July 27, 2011
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The East Boston Little League Junior 13-14-year-old All-Star team is on the verge of making history. Only a best-of-three series versus Quincy stands between manager Shawn Theriault, coaches Vin LePore and Leo Marchese, and the Eastie players of their goal of bringing the organization its first Massachusetts state championship in 28 years. As Eastie’s...

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Obituaries 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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Marion Parsons East Boston resident Marion L. (Noble) Parsons of East Boston died on July 23. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Parsons; mother of Roberta Hunter of Revere; grandmother of Virgina Gannon, Butch Hunter and Deborah Raso; sister of the late Doris Winn, Virginia, Thomas and Harry Noble. She...

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