Developer Still Can Not Get: JPNA Approval for Dwelling

February 15, 2012
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The developer for the controversial plan to build a three family dwelling on a vacant lot at 16 Murray Ct. has narrowed the variances needed from the City of Boston from eight to two but still could not get support from the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA). On Monday, the JPNA voted 12-4 to...

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Purification Plant Fund Cutting Could Impact Clammers

February 15, 2012
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Already hurt by the alleged Logan Airport jet fuel spill in late 2010 that decimated a large number of soft-shell clams, local clammers that dig the beds surrounding the airport in East Boston are now facing a new challenge that threatens to wipe out their existence in the area. The Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant,...

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Modica Installedas Chamber Pres.

February 15, 2012
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On Thursday night at Spinelli’s Diane Modica was installed as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s new President by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. Last week’s installation also included the swearing in of the Chamber’s new board members and officers. Modica, Eastie’s former City Councilor, has served on the Chamber since 2003 and recently served as...

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It’s Tax Season Again: and APAC Can Help

February 15, 2012
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s that time of the year to begin thinking about filing 2011 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, has kicked off...

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Arinella’s Retirement Marks New Courthouse

February 15, 2012
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David Arinella, chief probation officer for the East Boston District court for the past five years has retired. His retirement signals the end of a long and distinguished career of a man who came to be noted over the years for his intellectual powers as well as his ability to be fair and to...

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Ten Days Away

February 15, 2012
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Can you believe, spring training begins in Florida in ten days. The Red Sox have already sent their equipment to the Sunshine state and their new manager Bobby Valentine is said to be ready to go. Perhaps the Red Sox this coming season can do a bit better than the Patriots and bring home...

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EBMHL Winding Down, Playoffs Near

February 15, 2012
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Only five weeks remain in the EBMHL’s third season and with all squads advancing to the playoffs at the end of the regular season, the jockeying for position has begun. Lightning Express, the surprise of the EBMHL, still after 21 weeks of play remains the top dog just above the surging and very dangerous...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Monday, February 6 Jhoyner Perez of 117 Maverick Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with distribution of Class B drugs within 1000ft of a school zone. Kara Kelley of 87 Arlington Street, Watertown was arrested and charged with breaking & entering of a motor vehicle in the nighttime. Tuesday, February 7 A juvenile...

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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Edna Cantalupo East Boston Resident Edna (Chase) Cantalupo of East Boston died on February 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Gaetano Cantalupo; devoted mother of Diane Serra and the late Robert Cantalupo; dear sister of Robert Chase and Clifford Chase; cherished grandmother of three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.In accordance with...

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Petruccelli Seeks Stricter Law on Prescription Drugs

February 9, 2012
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Petruccelli Seeks Stricter Law on Prescription Drugs

It’s an issue that hits close to home for Senator Anthony Petruccelli. With a cousin who had battled prescription drug addiction, Petruccelli is now advocating for stricter laws regarding dangerous prescription drugs and more funding for drug abuse education. “My cousin was recently at East Boston Central Catholic to talk to seventh and eighth...

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John Festa Passes Away Suddenly at 67

February 9, 2012
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John Festa Passes Away Suddenly at 67

John Festa, a man who dedicated his life to helping addicts in East Boston and the surrounding communities stay sober died suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 2. Festa, affectionately known as Johnny Boy, was convicted in the early 1970s on a drug-related manslaughter charge but was able to turn his life around after...

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Massport Spokesperson Richards Dies

February 9, 2012
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In East Boston, where a development project by Massport historically brings a bit of controversy, Lowell Richards was know even among staunch Port Authority critics as a man that carried himself with dignity and had respect for the opinion of the community. Richards, who served as Massport’s Chief Development Officer for the last 13...

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28 Million and Rising

February 9, 2012
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We again ask Massport to pay close attention to the increasing difficulties that come with servicing 28 million passengers coming and going from Logan Airport in a single year. That number will easily reach 30 million in the next three to five years and if the economy grows as expected, that number will be...

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Lowell Richards

February 9, 2012
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The death of Lowell Richards is a loss for East Boston, for his family and for all of us who knew him and respected the good work he did as the head of development for Massport. Mr. Richards was a self-effacing type totally without bluster who disliked the limelight. Over the years of his...

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Eastie Swimmers Split Week

February 9, 2012
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After losing a regular season swim meet to archrival Latin Academy last Tuesday, the East Boston High School coed swim team finished third in the Boston City League Championship this week. Latin Academy took their 21st title in the 22-year history of the event followed by O’Bryant and Eastie. The Aqua Jets scored 51-points...

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Obituaries 02-08-2011

February 9, 2012
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Louise Marchionda Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Louise (D’Errico) Marchionda of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and North Reading, died on February 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Guido; cherished daughter of the late Savino and Antonia (DiPaola) D’Errico; loving mother of Diann Anzalone and her husband, John of Winthrop,...

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Hotel Developer Buys Land Near Potential Casino Site

February 1, 2012
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Hotel Developer Buys Land Near Potential Casino Site

With the possibility of a resort-style casino coming to East Boston a Fall River based developer has purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway less than a mile from Suffolk Downs. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut recently purchased...

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Rino’s Opening Second Location

February 1, 2012
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Rino’s Opening Second Location

The owners of Rino’s Place, the famed Italian restaurant on the corner of Saratoga and Putnam Streets that was recently on the Food Network last year, is days away from opening a new cafe at 300 Saratoga St. across from Rino’s current location. The café, which will be called Prima e Dopo, Italian for...

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Councilor to Register: Lamattina Weighing Run for Register of Probate and Family Court

February 1, 2012
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Councilor to Register: Lamattina Weighing Run for Register of Probate and Family Court

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. LaMattina, a life-long resident of East Boston, was first elected to the Council in 2006 and serves as the Council’s Vice-President. LaMattina met...

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Kevin White

February 1, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Sports Go Pats: Danilchuk Auto Team Show Why They’re Diehard Pats Fans

February 1, 2012
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The parade of people that have stopped by Danilchuk Auto Body on Addison Street to take a picture of the auto body’s support for the New England Patriots hasn’t slowed one bit, especially with Super Bowl XLVI set for this Sunday. Danilchuk has painted one car in the colors of the New York Giants....

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Police Briefs 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
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Monday, January 23 Vincent Anthony Durbano a homeless male was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery (purse snatching) Aida Gomes of 113 Orleans Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, January 24 Rigoberto Herbert of 276 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested on an outstanding default warrant for attempted...

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Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
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Charles Kitchell Of Burlington, formerly of East Boston Charles A. Kitchell of Burlington, formerly of East Boston and North Reading, died recently. He was in his 95th year. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was an honorary member of the Jeffries Yacht Club. He was the beloved husband of the late...

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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

January 26, 2012
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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

Back row, from left, East Boston YMCA Capital Campaign Chair Derek Brodin, YMCA Executive Di­rector Joey Cuzzi, Massport Interim CEo Dave Mackey and Senator Anthony Petruccelli celebrate with Y preschoolers Massport’s donation of $25,000 to the Y to kick off the Y’s annual fundraising campaign.

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