Salesians Celebrate Partnership with Ninety-Nine

October 25, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club in East Boston celebrated its 15-year partnership with the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Revere. The celebration and fundraiser generated $1,200 for the Boys & Girls Club. The night also marked the anniversary of the restaurant’s Revere location. During the anniversary event, guests enjoyed a spirited game...

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Casino Campaigns Entering Final Weeks

October 25, 2013
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Both Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle and members of No Eastie Casino have been on the community meeting circuit ahead of the Host Community Agreement vote scheduled for November 5. While Suffolk Downs had a setback Friday after dropping Caesars as its casino operator, Tuttle has been briefing residents on the key aspects of...

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What Is next with Casino

October 25, 2013
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The onus is now on Suffolk Downs to convince the undecided voters in East Boston that the removal of Caesars Entertainment as their casino operator does not change the proposed casino project as a whole. Ballots have already been printed and a Host Community Agreement has been inked and with a little more than...

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Eastie Watch

October 25, 2013
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Rep Basile calls for calm At Monday’s Orient Heights Community meeting Representative Carlo Basile made a passionate plea for calm as the November 5 casino referendum vote approaches. “After November 5 we have to live together in this community so what I’m asking not as your state representative but as a human being—stop attacking...

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Casino forum planned Dear Editor: What Does A Neighborhood Casino Mean For You? will be discussed on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street If approved, a casino will change East Boston, for good or ill, for the foreseeable future. While East Boston residents have seen the signs...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

October 25, 2013
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Malden East Boston (M.E.B). hockey squads finished up parity play last weekend in the Valley league and some teams even began their regular season with games now counting towards their season records. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/ East Boston 11, Winthrop 4 For the second straight week, the Mite K team knocked off...

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Obituaries 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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Mary Pelusi Housewife; of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Mary C. (Bagnera) Pelusi of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on October 13. She was in her 92nd year. A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late Frank Pelusi with whom she shared 59 years of marriage; loving mother of Robert Pelusi,...

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Cutting the Ribbon on the Completion of the Development Project

October 16, 2013
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Cutting the Ribbon on the Completion of the Development Project

John and Melissa Tyler join City Councilor Sal LaMattina, members of the Chamber of Commerce and all the small businesses from ‘Maverick Marketplace’ in cutting the ribbon last Thursday on the completion of the development project.

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Connolly Picks up LaMattina Backing

October 16, 2013
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Connolly Picks up LaMattina Backing

Mayoral Candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll here in East Boston and citywide, picked up a key endorsements last week. Connolly received the endorsements of City Councilor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina, who stayed out of the Primary Election decided last week to throw his...

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Columbus Day Parade

October 16, 2013
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Columbus Day Parade

The East Boston High ROTC proudly marches in Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in the North End.

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of its residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Project Bread Awards Grants

October 16, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread has awarded more than $1.79 million to 365 community food programs in 110 Massachusetts communities, including 130 programs at not-for-profit organizations in here and throughout Greater Boston this week. Among the recipients will be the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center who helps run free lunch and nutrition programs in...

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Poll Shows Eastie Voters Favors Casino

October 16, 2013
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A new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll regarding the upcoming vote on the casino referendum in East Boston suggests the vote might be closer than some may think but still gives Suffolk Downs the edge. According to the poll, 47 percent of Eastie voters plan to back the casino during the November 5 referendum vote...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey League

October 16, 2013
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Ivaska rips Ecco, as Long shines for Lightning during Men’s Hockey play   Week 4 we saw the emergence of a player who can potentially become a force this season at Porazzo Rink. The winless Team Carlo Basile took on Ecco Restaurant, in a game that started out all Basile and quickly became a...

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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Francis ‘Frankie’ Lespasio Laborer for Construction Company Private funeral services and interment were held for Francis M. “Frankie” Lespasio who died on Monday, October 7 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute following a long illness and struggle with Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer. He was 39 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he was...

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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

October 11, 2013
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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

Local clammer John Denehy and more than a dozen other clammers affected by the massive clam die-off in 2010, which they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan are now seeking damages in Federal Court. Last week the clammers officially filed a lawsuit in United states District Court against Massport and...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 11, 2013
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Blessing of the Animals

Fr. Wayne Belschner blesses one of the many dogs during the Blessing of the Animals at Sacred Heart Church on Friday. Many parishioners took their animals to be blessed.

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Hundreds of Children Left Stranded by Bus Strike

October 11, 2013
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An unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in East Boston stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 7 station to shuttle kids to school. “It was crazy,” said District 7 Community Officer Gary Marino. “We were picking...

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Hundreds Attend Job Fair at Suffolk Downs

October 11, 2013
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Nearly 1,000 people showed up for two job forums at Suffolk Downs last Thursday afternoon and evening – far surpassing what anyone expected for the turnout. The crowd was jubilant and excited. The presentation was slick, glossy and well rehearsed. The potential new face of Suffolk Downs – and the current face of Caesar’s...

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Sen. Petruccelli Endorses Walsh for Mayor

October 11, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced last week at the East Boston Yacht Club that he would endorse Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston. Petruccelli, who was a Rob Consalvo supporter leading up to the September 24 Primary Election, said his former colleague in the House of Representatives is the best choice to lead Boston into...

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Our Opinions

October 11, 2013
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Theresa “Terry” Adamson Theresa Adamson was a special person and her passing leaves a large  gap in many people’s lives, especially those with whom she worked, and those whom she helped, at the East Boston Courthouse Probation Department. The praise from her colleagues about her expertise in handling her job, as well as the...

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Greenway Extension

October 11, 2013
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The preliminary plan for the Greenway Extension is a testament to those in our community who have taken a dream and turned it into a  reality. We all know that our community is congested.  Many of our streets are main traffic arteries going to the airport or to the tunnels that makes navigating  them...

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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Doing a good job Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I read a letter to the editor from a writer who seemed critical of what the Lombardo family was doing at the Liberty Plaza. I think it is always positive news when a shopping plaza gets a new face-lift. Liberty Plaza has always been...

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MEB Hockey Squad News

October 11, 2013
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Malden east Boston (M.E.B) hockey squads continue parity play this week in the Valley League as well as the first round of the 2013 Boston Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament. Mite K The Mite K Team had a big weekend taking two victories in the 2013 Mayor’s Cup on a full ice format, something many...

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