Dr. Pedulla Recognized for Service to Ebnhc Elder Service Plan

November 26, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) announced that Dr. James Pedulla was nationally recognized for his leadership and service to the Center’s Elder Service Plan. Pedulla, Medical Director of EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Program, received the first PACE Pioneer Award for contributing  to the growth and development of the PACE Program as a...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or...

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Remember Those in Need

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago. But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Thanksgiving Day Rivalry: 96th Clash Between South Boston and East Boston

November 26, 2013
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The 96th clash between these two Thanksgiving Day rivals takes place at venerable White Stadium at 9:30 a.m. The EB Jets are 4-6; the SB Knights are 0-9. The Jets four wins came against English, Charlestown, West Roxbury and Madison Park.  East Boston has a four year win streak on the line this year...

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Obituaries 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Theresa ‘Chickie’ Cipriano School Supervisor for the Boston Police Department, East Boston Community Activist Theresa M. “Chickie” (DeFronzo) Cipriano of East Boston died on November 23 surrounded by her loving family. A school supervisor for the Boston Police Department, Chickie was a life long resident and community activist in her beloved East Boston. Her...

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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

November 20, 2013
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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

Mayor Thomas Menino joined staff and students at the Mario Umana Academy Monday to cut the ribbon on the Mario Umana Academy’s Schoolyard Initiative Project. The event was bittersweet because while the school and Mayor celebrated the completion of the project it was the last schoolyard to be completed under Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration....

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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

November 20, 2013
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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council unanimously approved Charbel Rizkallah’s plans to put a high-end wine, cheese and spirits shop next door to his Domino’s Pizza franchise at 1144 Saratoga St. Rizkallah and his family have successfully run Dominos since 2003 but recently branched out into the fine wine and spirit business in Watertown. His...

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Residents Hear Plans on Tunnel Closure

November 20, 2013
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John Romano of MassDepartment of Transportatoon (DOT) met with East Boston residents last Thursday night at East Boston High School to brief the community on the upcoming Callahan Tunnel closure. At the meeting Romano said the proposed work schedule includes a full tunnel closure with detours in place and posted for approximately three months...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 20, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

November 20, 2013
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Malden East Boston (M.E.B.) hockey action continues. Also don’t miss the Home for the Holidays Adult Street Hockey Tournament being held outside at the Linden School in Malden on Nov. 30 starting at 8:00 am. Boston Bruins alumni, Santa Claus, and the M.E.B. Mom’s Team will all be there. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East...

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Obituaries 11-20-2013

November 20, 2013
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Mark DiFlumeri Ship’s Captain Mark DiFlumeri of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 16. He was 54 years old. A ship’s captain, he was the cherished son of Anthony “DoDo’ DiFlumeri and Marie ( Giasullo) Martin and her husband, Albert of Florida; loving brother of Marie Cody and...

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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

November 13, 2013
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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in life. A survivor of cancer and a recovering alcoholic, Walsh has stared adversity in the face many times only to come out on top. So it came as no surprise to his supporters here in East Boston that Walsh won last week’s Mayoral election...

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Revere Being Considered for Suffolk Casino Project

November 13, 2013
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Last Tuesday’s referendum vote, which was a convincing ‘no’ in East Boston and a resounding ‘yes’ in Revere has halted the project at Suffolk Downs touted by the racetrack’s ownership over the past three years. However, the split vote has complicated matters as Suffolk Downs’ ownership is presenting a plan to move the casino...

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Mass. Leads Nation in Helping Its Vets

November 13, 2013
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Representative Carlo Basile and Senator Mike Rush, Co –Chairs of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, recently released a detailed report revealing that Massachusetts continues to lead to the nation in providing benefits and services to veterans, military members, and their families. The report contains two direct comparisons.  The first associates a...

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Thank You Rep. Basile

November 13, 2013
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When one speaks with Rep. Carlo Basile, there is always a refreshing truthfulness and passion when Basile talks about social issues. Taking care of veterans, is one of the social issues, that Basile has true passion . On today’s front page, there is a story about how well Massachusetts government takes care of its...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

November 13, 2013
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M.E.B. hockey season enters its fourth full week of the regular season. A few teams had the weekend off but there was still plenty of great action. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 7,Melrose 12 Chris Hanifan had a hat trick, Jake Simpson, and Chris Cecca each had a pair of goals as...

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Obituaries 11-13-2013

November 13, 2013
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Anthony ‘Chickie’ Giannino Former Proprietor and Operator of Giannino’s Greenhouse;Member of Revere Moose and Revere Elks Anthony P. “Chickie” Giannino of Revere died on Thursday, November 7 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, following a long illness. He was 69 years old. Born and raised in Revere, he was a proud life-long resident of Revere...

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Hundreds Attend Opening of New Library

November 6, 2013
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Hundreds Attend Opening of New Library

Hundreds of residents turned out Saturday to take part in the grand opening of the new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street. The event marked the completion of the $17.2 million state-of-the-art library but also gave the community a chance to thank Mayor Thomas Menino for his service to Eastie during his last...

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NOAH Raises Awareness of Storm Surge Here

November 6, 2013
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NOAH Raises Awareness of Storm Surge Here

Last week marked the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy that crippled the East Coast and brought New Jersey and NewYork to its knees. To find out what a similar storm and its unprecedented 12.5 ft. storm surge would do in East Boston, the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Urban Youth Core climate...

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Sal Lamattina Easily Re-elected to Council

November 6, 2013
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Sal Lamattina Easily Re-elected to Council

Incumbent Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily beat challenger and East Boston resident Brian Gannon Tuesday night. LaMattina received 5081 votes in Eastie to Gannon’s 2381 votes. District wide LaMattina received 10571 votes to Gannon’s 4045 votes and will serve a fourth term as Ward I City Councilor. On election night at his victory party...

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Marty Walsh Elected as New Mayor of Boston

November 6, 2013
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Marty Walsh was elected the new Mayor of Boston Tuesday night. Citywide Walsh received 72514 votes to Connolly’s 67606 votes. In East Boston the trend was the same with Eastie voters backing Walsh over Connolly for mayor despite the political backing of Representative Carlo Basile and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. Senator Anthony Petruccelli was...

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Voters Say No to Suffolk Casino

November 6, 2013
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On November 5, 1757 Frederick the Great, outnumbered two to one by France and the Holy Roman Empire, defeated the larger force at the Battle of Rossbach. Here in Eastie on November 5, 2013 a small group of concerned citizens and activists defeated the march larger and more well financed Suffolk Downs Racetrack on...

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Commitment to the People of East Boston

November 6, 2013
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The new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street is Mayor Thomas Menino’s parting gift to the neighborhood and it does not disappoint. In what will be one of his last public appearances in Eastie as Mayor of Boston, Menino was honored with a community room named after him in the library as elected...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

November 6, 2013
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Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 11, Melrose 12 Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA The Mite K team dropped a close game to Melrose on Sunday 12-11. Cristian Monge played a great game in goal keeping the score close. Hat tricks for Chris Cecca, Jake Simpson, Jackie Summers, along with a pair of goals...

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