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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Spirit of Giving: Basile’s Thanksgiving Dinner Set for Nov. 24

November 9, 2011
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The annual Thanksgiving Day dinner open to one and all hosted by Representative Carlo Basile and his boys will once again take place on Thursday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church at 303 Paris Street. Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is a...

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Jets Honor Jermaine Wiggins, Coach John Sousa

November 9, 2011
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John Sousa was one of East Boston High School football program’s most successful coaches with a career record of 119-45. Jermaine Wiggins is perhaps the most famous alum of the high school’s football team who went onto the NFL and won a Superbowl ring in 2001 with the Patriots. On Friday, the East Boston...

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Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Peter Lazzarino  Worked for Boston Edison Peter A. Lazzarino of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and the North End, died on November 6. A late employee of Boston Edison Co., he was the beloved husband of more than 40 years to Dolores (Payne)Lazzarino; devoted father of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East...

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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

November 2, 2011
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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and  Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

When at-Large City Councilors John Connolly and Ayanna Pressley announced they were teaming up and campaigning together some accused the two of calculating a political ploy to keep out one or more non-incumbents from securing one of four at-large seats on the council. Some political wizards think former at-Large City Councilor and mayoral candidate...

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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

November 2, 2011
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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

East Boston resident Donna Papapietro was honored on October 27 for her outstanding record as a community volunteer at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 37th Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center on the historic Boston waterfront. The gala brought approximately 900 guests together from Boston’s business, political, and...

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Education Center Receives a Grant from the RMHC

November 2, 2011
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An East Boston program has become the beneficiary of a grant program sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England. Eastie’s Community Education Center on London Street was recently presented with a check for $6,000 from the RMHC to help fund their English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for...

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White House Honors Zumix with Prestigious Award

November 2, 2011
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The White House has announced that East Boston’s premier popular music and performing arts program has won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Zumix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will be hosting “The House Party” at their facility on the corner of Sumner and Orleans...

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East Boston Savings Bank Continues to Post Impressive Numbers

November 2, 2011
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Since the advent of the Richard Gavegnano era at the East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), the bank has grown dramatically (it is now over $2.0 billion in assets) and its profitability has soared as well. Despite one of the worst economies in the modern history of the nation, and the world, the EBSB has...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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East Boston voters should get out and vote on Tuesday. While the election is quiet, the at-large contest  has some important consequences. Does Michael Flaherty get a seat back on the Council and at whose expense? Will the John Connolly-Ayanna Pressley coalition save her seat? Will Council President Stephen Murphy still be re-elected and...

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East Boston High School Will Retire Numbers of Wiggins and Coach Sousa

November 2, 2011
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East Boston High School (EBHS) will retire the numbers of  former NFL player Jermaine Wiggins (18) and retired football coach John Sousa (66) on Friday, November 4 at Sartori Stadium when the EBHS Jets host The English High School. According to Headmaster Mike Rubin, the ceremony will take place at halftime. The stadium is...

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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Ida Meoli Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Ida (Vellante) Meoli of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on October 29 surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Meoli pursued a successful career in the hospitality industry hosting and managing several restaurants including the Boston 1800 in East Boston...

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Aides Lend Aid: Madaro, DeAraujo Praised for Their Efforts to Help Displaced Residents

October 26, 2011
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Aides Lend Aid: Madaro, DeAraujo Praised for Their Efforts to Help Displaced Residents

Two unsung heroes of the disaster that unfolded last week on Chelsea Street with the collapse of one building, the subsequent demolition of another and the displacement of dozens of East Boston residents are being applauded for their work helping the families in need. State Representative Carlo Basile’s Legislative Aide Adrian Madaro and Mayor...

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City, State, Country … Lamattina Staffer Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

October 26, 2011
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City, State, Country … Lamattina Staffer Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

A staffer for City Councilor Sal LaMattina was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Camilo Hernandez, an East Boston resident that works on constituent services throughout LaMattina’s district officials became a citizen on October 6 after taking the oath during the naturalization ceremony. A native...

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New Show Highlights the ‘Can Do’ Spirit of Mckinnon-Tucker

October 26, 2011
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On Friday, films crews of a new television show filmed its pilot episode at Piers Park Sailing Center and will feature Paralympics Gold Medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker’s story of triumph over tragedy. The new show, “Who says I Can’t,” is hosted by Piers Park Sailing Board Member and amputee Jothy Rosenberg and will be sent...

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A Great Response: Residents Show Tremendous Compassion

October 26, 2011
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Last weekend, Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina, East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile, and Eastie’s State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Mayor Thomas Menino banded together with many prominent members of the neighborhood to make certain that all of those affected by the building collapse on Chelsea Street are helped out so they can get...

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ECCO’S Anniversary: Restaurant Continues to Deliver Excellence

October 26, 2011
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Ecco Restaurant and Lounge, in the same space where Sablone’s did its great thing for so many years, is one of the North Shore’s best kept secrets. It has also established itself in a very short period of time as among this neighborhood’s friendliest, classiest and best new places to eat and drink. Located...

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Lightning Strikes Danilchuk Auto, While Burri Displays Expert Scoring Touch

October 26, 2011
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Two more weeks of the EBMHL are in the books and as this season goes on, it seems to be getting better and better. The hockey was at a furious pace in week five as we witnessed the match up that we have been waiting for between the two remaining undefeated squads in the...

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