Boston City Council Election 2015:Wu Campaigning on Housing and Education Issues

October 1, 2015
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Boston City Council Election 2015:Wu Campaigning on Housing and Education Issues

When Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu entered the race for her first term in office two years ago, she hoped to be able to gain a seat on the Council so she could help people and help them immediately. Wu, 30, is one of four children born to immigrants from Taiwan that came to...

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Neighborhood Gem Coletta Receives East Boston Kiwanian of the Year Award

October 1, 2015
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Neighborhood Gem Coletta Receives East Boston Kiwanian of the Year Award

Edmund J. “Ed” Coletta Jr. has been a dedicated member of the Kiwanis Club of East Boston for 28 years and a highly respected leader in the community for a period of time even longer than that. Saturday night at Spinelli’s before a large, spirited gathering of family, friends, current and former colleagues, East...

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Common Ground Sought on Bike And Car Lanes

October 1, 2015
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Started as a ‘share the road’ program under former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the bike lanes on East Boston major thoroughfares like Bennington Street are not designated bike lanes but a portion of a car lane that is suppose to be shared between bicyclists and motorists. Last week a petition surfaced on East Boston...

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Gavegnano Tells of Growing Up On Neptune Road in the 1950’s

October 1, 2015
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Gavegnano Tells of Growing Up On Neptune Road in the 1950’s

When you think of a bank CEO the image that comes to mind is a stuffy Wall Street type in a suit and tie with no sense of humor. Well, that’s not Richard Gavegnano, Chairman and CEO of East Boston Savings Bank. Last Thursday night at the Hilton Garden Inn on Boardman Street Gavegnano...

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Community News Briefs

October 1, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) hosted Merchant Meeting on Liquor Licenses East Boston Main Streets hosted its monthly Merchant Meeting last Wednesday, September 23rd at the Community Room at 127 Maverick St.  This was the final in a series of monthly meetings to discuss liquor licenses.  Bringing together over 35 attendees representing 18 distinct...

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Honoring Ed Coletta Was a Great Night

October 1, 2015
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The East Boston Kiwanian of the Year Dinner Saturday night at Spinelli’s was a very special occasion. There was a lot of warmth and a festive, upbeat atmosphere in the hall as Kiwanians and friends honored Edmund J. “Ed” Coletta as Kiwanian of the Year for 2015. Ed was clearly touched by the outpouring...

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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Summary

October 1, 2015
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This week, we feature the Squirts, who came out of the weekend with the only win for MEB, with the other teams having some tough outings against tougher opponents. On Saturday afternoon in West Roxbury, playing with a shortened bench, the MEB Squirts (9-10 Years Old) overcame a sluggish start to extend their winning...

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Obituaries 09-30-2015

October 1, 2015
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Bianchina Caggiano Retired clothing industry seamstress Bianchina (Grieci) Caggiano of Revere died on September 27. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Caggiano, who worked many years as a seamstress in the clothing industry, was the beloved wife of the late Alessandro; devoted mother of Carmela D’Andrea and her husband, Attilio and Julia Cilano and...

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Funding Received

September 25, 2015
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Funding Received

Governor Charlie Baker announces that NOAH’s Coppersmith Village project will recieve state funding during a ceremony last week.

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FBI,Revere Police Break Up Revere and Eastie Drug Ring:Local Auto Body with Sordid Past Implicated

September 25, 2015
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The Auto Doctor on Bennington Street can add alleged involvement in a drug ring operation broken up by the FBI and Revere Police to its troubled existence. The auto body shop at 1181 Bennington St. is slated to be sold and developed into high-end rental apartments and that plan couldn’t come fast enough for...

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Mother,Boyfriend Due Back in Court Oct. 20

September 25, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Michael Patrick McCarthy, 35, of Quincy, and his girlfriend Rachelle D. Bond, 40, both of 115 Maxwell St., Dorchester were arraigned in Dorchester District Court Monday morning on charges of the death of toddler Bella Bond. McCarthy is being held without bail and Bond is being held on $1 million...

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All Electronic Tolling Program a Year Away

September 25, 2015
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All Electronic Tolling Program a Year Away

Residents in East Boston have been clamoring for years to remove the toll booths from the entrance of the Sumner Tunnel and replace them with electronic tolling like MassDOT recently implemented on the Tobin Bridge. This simple change could end the daily congestion on Route 1A during the morning commute. The problem, according to...

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NOAH Receives Sate Funding for Coppersmith Village project

September 25, 2015
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NOAH Receives Sate Funding for Coppersmith Village project

 Last Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker and Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development, Chrystal Kornegay announced the 2015 awards for funding of affordable rental housing development, renovation, and preservation projects. East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Coppersmith Village project was one of the projects picked by the state to receive funding. The $33 million...

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Trenton Street Murder Being Investigated:Second Young Man to be Stabbed to Death in Eastie in Two Weeks

September 25, 2015
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Another 15-year-old has been murdered in East Boston in just over two weeks. The Boston Police have identified the victim of Sunday’s stabbing on Trenton Street as Irvin Depazm, 15, of Chelsea. Depazm, according to Boston Police, was stabbed in the middle of the afternoon Sunday in broad daylight on a residential street yet...

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Letter to the Editor

September 25, 2015
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COP’S LIVES MATTER Dear Editor, Be them Black, White, Hispanic or Asian,  these men and women in blue who protect and serve our community 24/7 have been neglected and disrespected long enough. It’s time for the residents of our community and the entire City of Boston to speak up and openly support these valiant...

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Richard Gavegnano is A True East Boston Success Story

September 25, 2015
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Richard J. Gaveganano is a true American success story that began right here in the East Boston community. And Thursday night the East Boston Chamber of Commerce will present a special event, “Life on Neptune Road” in honor of Gavegnano, the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of the East Boston Savings Bank. The...

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Obituaries 09-23-2015

September 25, 2015
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Kenneth Ivers Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Kenneth J. Ivers of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away September 13. He wa a US Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW Post 671 of Beachmont Revere. The former husband of Ann (Albano) Ivers, he was the loving father of...

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Suffolk University, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and the East Boston Community Celebrate New Rams Athletics Home at East Boston Memorial Park

September 18, 2015
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Suffolk University, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and the East Boston Community Celebrate New Rams Athletics Home at East Boston Memorial Park

Suffolk University, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and members of the East Boston community officially celebrated the University’s new East Boston Memorial Park on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the athletics complex. Suffolk University athletics teams, through a partnership with the city of Boston, will use the East Boston Memorial Park for home games,...

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East Boston’s First Dog Park Opens on Bremen Street

September 18, 2015
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East Boston’s First Dog Park Opens on Bremen Street

It was an idea that percolated up from local dog owners who clamored for years that the neighborhood was in desperate need for a dog park. The place envisioned by residents was a place dog owners could go, let their pets roam free without worry or harassment from non-dog owners and mingle with friends...

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Bennington St. Dunkin’ Donuts Starts $550,000 Renovations

September 18, 2015
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Bennington St. Dunkin’ Donuts Starts $550,000 Renovations

What is arguably one of busiest Dunkin’ Donuts in the area, the Orient Heights Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington has begun renovations to add a drive thru to the popular coffee shop as well as exterior and interior modifications. The Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 951 Bennington St., will be closed throughout construction when the coffee...

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Police Still Looking for Clues in Martinez’ Murder

September 18, 2015
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As State Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of 15-year-old Wilson Martinez whose body was found on Constitution Beach  last week the community is still in shock and looking for answers. Friends and classmates have all remembered Martinez as a good kid that was looking forward to going back to...

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Salesians Boys & Girls Club Plan Don Bosco Event

September 18, 2015
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Salesians Boys & Girls Club Plan Don Bosco Event

Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco, known as Don Bosco-The Saint of the Young, was born 200 years ago in Italy last month and before his death in 1888 he dedicated his life to reforming troubled youth, street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youths through love and compassion not punishment. In Italy at the time, when...

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Eastie Man Loses Appeal in 2008 Murder Trial

September 18, 2015
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The East Boston man serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder at a Chelsea strip club will not get a shot at a new trial. Jesse Camacho, 28, of East Boston, was convicted of first degree murder in 2010 in the shooting death of Jeff Santiago inside King Arthur’s Lounge in 2008. Camacho’s...

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Letter to the Editor

September 18, 2015
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Facts are stubborn things To the editor, As I read last week’s East Boston Times, I had a good laugh over the page one story on the Massachusetts Republican Party inaccurately criticizing an amendment helping East Boston youth proposed by my state senator Anthony Petruccelli. Since moving to East Boston over six years ago,...

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