Adam Homaki Takes Part in Annual Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Swim

August 14, 2013
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An East Boston resident showed his swimming prowess by completing and winning a recent Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Swim and Paddle Board competition. On Saturday August 3rd, at the BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston, 50 swimmers and 35 paddlers took part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Swim and Paddle Board for Boston Harbor,...

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Obituaries 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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Charles Ingersoll Of Winthrop Charles G. Ingersoll of Winthrop died on August 7. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Sarno), devoted father of Charles Ingersoll of Melrose, David Ingersoll of Saugus, Mark Ingersoll of Saugus and step father of Kim Elaine Zirpolo of California, dear brother of  William Ingersoll of Randolph, Richard Ingersoll of...

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Library Opening Set for Nov. 2

August 7, 2013
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Library Opening Set for Nov. 2

The City of Boston has set the date for the opening of the new East Boston branch library for Saturday, November 2, at 11 a.m. Construction of the new 14,600 square foot, $17.25 million began in the spring 2012 and will be located at the corner of Bremen and Prescott Streets facing the Bremen...

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Police Investigate Possible Border Street Homicide

August 7, 2013
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Police Investigate Possible Border Street Homicide

Boston Police homicide detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the body that was found on Border Street last Thursday. Police are treating the incident as a homicide and have yet to identify the victim and circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. On Thursday, August 1, Boston Police responded to a radio call for a...

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Feliz Septuagesimo Cumpleaños: Angela Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Family and Friends

August 7, 2013
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Feliz Septuagesimo Cumpleaños: Angela Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Family and Friends

Angela’s Café namesake, Angela Atenco Lopez, celebrated her 70th birthday at Spinelli’s in East Boston.  Lopez, whose mastery in the kitchen helped put Angela’s Cafe on the corner of Lexington and Brooks Streets on the culinary map, was surprised by the visit of her family from Mexico, Texas and New York.  Family who could...

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Bomb Scare at Post Office

August 7, 2013
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Following the Boston Marathon bombing in the spring, the Boston Police Department is leaving nothing to chance. Last Friday at 1 p.m. the Bomb Squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package outside the East Boston Post Office on Meridian Street.  BPD was already on a heightened alert that day after the State...

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MBC Holds Meeting on Local Beaches

August 7, 2013
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A lot has improved at Constitution Beach since the formation of the Metropolitan Beach Commission (MBC) was formed in 2006. At the time the beach lacked a bathhouse and concessions, the water bubblers didn’t work, there was a huge sinkhole at the southern entrance of the beach, the tennis courts needed to be replaced...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Our Little Oases: Congratulations to Garden Contest Winners

August 7, 2013
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Living in the city is  a challenge for gardeners, whose garden space typically consists of roof decks or small plots that usually have  more concrete than earth.  So we cherish our open spaces and continually fight to take back any land that can be turned into a green, open space where anyone can go...

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Diamond Girls Are Enjoying a Successful Softball Season

August 7, 2013
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The Diamond Girls softball team, consisting of local players age 13 and under, is competing in the Middlesex Softball League against teams from area communities. Head coach Bob Gilbride and assistant coaches  Daryl Martin, and Miguel Mariner are the leaders of the Diamond Girls team. The team plays two games a week including a...

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Obituaries 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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Antoinetta ‘Dolly’ Mercurio Housewife Antoinetta (Lepore) Mercurio of East Boston passed away August 3. She was 95 years old. A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late William “Puggy” Mercurio with whom she shared 75 years of marriage; devoted and loving mother of Elizabeth Furkart of Florida and her late husband, Paul,...

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Triple Decker Moved to Make Room for Expanded School at Savio Site

July 31, 2013
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Triple Decker Moved to Make Room for Expanded School at Savio Site

The moving of Salesians Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Father John Nazzaro’s house across Byron Street slowed traffic and drew a crowd Saturday. Spectators lined the street and watched as the triple-decker at 619 Bennington St. was slowly lifted and then hauled across a city street. The entire process took most of the...

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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

July 31, 2013
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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

East Boston resident Kimberly Roberts’ spectacular roof garden earned her first place honors for Porch, Balcony, Deck, or Window Box Garden in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 2013 Garden Contest. But Roberts wasn’t the only one receiving honors for having one of the best green thumbs in the city. Lyle, Kara, and Lily Bradley of...

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Political Muscle: Lamattina, Petruccelli, Basile Get Mbta Not to Shut Down Government Center Stop

July 31, 2013
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It was no secret people in East Boston were pretty unhappy that the project to fix all the wall panels in the Callahan Tunnel would coincide with a two-year closure of the Government Center MBTA station. However, it was announced this week that the MBTA would hold off on the closure of Government Center...

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Spraying to Start on August 1

July 31, 2013
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On Thursday evening the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will begin spraying in East Boston to help control the mosquito population in the neighborhood. The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol sprayers to complete the work on Thursday, August 1, between dusk and 11:30 p.m.  Spraying is scheduled to take place...

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Great Teamwork

July 31, 2013
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State Representative Carlo Basile, Senator Antony Petruccelli and City Councilor Sal LaMattina deserve full credit for preventing a commuters’  nightmare for  Eastie residents. No one can argue that safety whether for the public transportation system or driving through the tunnels should be a top priority. However, the original plan from the inner workings of...

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Death and Taxes

July 31, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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East Boston Knights Keep on Rolling

July 31, 2013
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The East Boston Knights are hitting their stride in both leagues (YBL & RRBL) and just in time. Both squads are playing their best ball of the year as the playoff season looms around the corner. The YBL Knights go 3 – 0 on the week headlined by beating the Revere Rockies and stopping...

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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Anna Bocchino Of East Boston, formerly of Italy Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

July 24, 2013
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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial’s plan to build 200 market-rate units of rental housing at the Boston East site on Border Street. Last month the CDC filed a Project Development Plan (PDA) with the BRA. The CDC requested the approval of the...

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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

July 24, 2013
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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

Zumix’s A Cappella Ensemble, which consists of three Zumix students, was invited to play at last Friday’s Outside the Box Festival in Boston. Irisbel Rojas, Sarah Coelho, and Francesca Canepa performed with Zumix’s Artist Ambassador, Will Dailey, at the July 19th Festival on the Boston Common. Dailey is Zumix’s Artist Ambassador of the year...

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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, one of this year’s Revere Sand Sculpting Festival spon­sors, has its name carved into the ‘Boston Strong’ creation by a sculptor during last weekend’s annual event.

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EBHS Seniors Receive Umana Fellowships

July 24, 2013
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The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents here in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the sumtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special way through...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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