Obituaries 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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Josephine Dwyer C.A.P.I.C. Weatherization Director  Josephine (Gentile) Dwyer of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 1. She was 75 years old. She was the longtime Director of the C.A.P.I.C. Weatherization Program and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was the beloved wife of the late...

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Eastie Man and Woman of the Year: Jack Cradock Oversees a Rejuvenated EBNHC

December 28, 2011
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Eastie Man and Woman of the Year: Jack Cradock Oversees a Rejuvenated EBNHC

In 1999 if you asked Jack Cradock if the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) would be building a monumental project in Maverick Square his answer most likely would have been ‘no’. At that time, the EBNHC had filed for bankruptcy, scrapped several expansion plans, was forced to sell Winthrop Hospital, laid off 350...

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Eastie Basketball Topples Rival Charlestown 68-58

December 28, 2011
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The East Boston High School boy’s basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 68-58 victory over league rival Charlestown last Tuesday night in Eastie. The Jets will next face Latin Academy (2-2) on Thursday, January 26 in a Boston City North challenge. Eastie’s Zach Gattereau scored 24 points off the bench...

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2011: What a Year for Eastie

December 28, 2011
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This year marked a significant period of progress in East Boston from important construction developments to long awaited projects that will enhance the quality of life for residents to the recognition of long standing institutions that Eastie is one of Boston’s more sought after neighborhoods. The year ended on an up note as Mayor...

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21 Year-old Resident Stabbed on Saturday: Police Need Help in Solving Christmas Eve Murder

December 28, 2011
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Police have released the name of the man killed on Christmas Eve just two days shy of his 21stbirthday on Meridian Street. Felipe Ospina was ready to celebrate Christmas and later his 21stbirthday with family and friends, but someone put an end to his life instead. Ospina was found in the area of 100...

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Audrey Savikas Steers Crossroad Back on Track

December 28, 2011
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When Libby Hayes left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2007 there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same people skills as Hayes, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Audrey Savikas arrived on scene. Savikas...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Edward Morreo Of North Andover, formerly of East Boston Edward T. Morreo, a resident of East Boston who has been living in North Andover the past two years, died peacefully Christmas morning at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Boston, August 9, 1924 to the late Felice and Angelina...

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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

December 22, 2011
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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been tapped by Treasurer Steve Grossman to help enhance financial literacy in the state. Last week Grossman kicked off the first meeting of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund, an independent body that will develop a state-wide strategic policy for enhancing financial literacy and raise funds to implement it’s goal of...

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Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Things That Matter the Most

December 22, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Players and Teams Honored at Banquet

December 22, 2011
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Grand Slam Baseball Club would like to thank all of our volunteers and supporters as our year comes to end with a special thanks to E.B. Athletic Board, Shawn Theriault, Gary Obermeir,Jimmy Carusso, Phil Brangiforte, and Robert Lewis Jr. without the help and support of the community and volunteers none of this would be...

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Police Briefs 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Sunday, December 11 No arrests. Monday, December 12 Wilver Merino of 20 Marion Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Richard Matranga of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, December 13 No arrests. Wednesday, December 14 No arrests. Thursday, December 15 Christopher...

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Obituaries 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Richard Fox  East Boston Resident Richard “Rick” R. Fox of East Boston died on December 16. He was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Cambria) Fox; loving father of Cheryl Demodena and her husband, Ken of Saugus, and Richard “Ricky” Fox and his wife, Gina of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of Erica and Adam Demodena-Baker, Kenneth...

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Clammers Are Prepared to Go to Federal Court over Oil Spill

December 21, 2011
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Twenty clammers affected by the massive clam die-off last year that they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan Airport are prepared to file a lawsuit in federal court against the fueling company and Massport. The group of New England clammers, through their lawyer, have drafted an Oil Pollution Act Letter...

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East Boston Man Convicted of Second-degree Murder

December 21, 2011
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In a trial that lasted for two weeks,  a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted an East Boston man accused of killing a Chelsea man last summer. Last Wednesday, the jury convicted Jonathan Carvalho, 22, of East Boston of second-degree murder for gunning down 29-year-old Luis Raul Rodriguez on Central Avenue in Chelsea on August...

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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

December 15, 2011
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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

Developers of the waterfront development projects slated for East Boston are beaming with excitement over Mayor Thomas Menino’s recent speech before the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Last week, during his annual speech at the Chamber Menino pitched his plan to establish an Eastie Waterfront Development District, allowing the City to use various tools to...

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Marine Thwarts Car Theft Attempt

December 15, 2011
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An East Boston man was arrested this week after a U.S. Marine helped thwart his attempts to steal a car in downtown Boston. The incident occurred in Liberty Square Sunday evening where Marines annually collect Toys for Tots for the Christmas holiday. The Marine, who wished to remain nameless, was in his dress blues...

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Study Shows Increased Need for Food Assistance

December 15, 2011
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East Boston based Project Bread has released numbers from its annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2011. Each year Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization conducts and in dept study of how resident in Eastie and across the state are struggling to keep food on their tables. Compared to last year’s report...

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Casino Battle Royal: Suffolk Downs Vs. Foxboro

December 15, 2011
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Suffolk Downs and Foxboro – or East Boston, Revere and Foxboro and its neighboring towns, are now in a fight to the finish to capture the hearts and minds of their residents regarding the possibility of placing a casino in those two locations. According to the state’s expanded gambling bill, only one casino will...

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Patriot Players Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater Educate Students About Teen Relationship Violence

December 15, 2011
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Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots visited East Boston High School last Friday to lead Training Camps for Life – a partnership of the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation – to educate students about teen relationship violence. The half-day, NFL-star-studded event addressed...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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December 4 Jeffrey Inglese of 282 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested on outstanding warrants. December 5 Carlos Rendon of 38 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with distribution of class D marijuana within 1000ft of a school zone. Michael Perez of 35A Tudor Street, Lynn was arrested and charged with possession of...

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Obituaries 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Catherine Barrett East Boston resident Catherine M. (Fisher) Barrett of East Boston died in Arizona on December 7. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Barrett; mother of Kathleen M. Goulet of Arizona and the late William G. Barrett;  sister of Margaret Heffron of Somerville and the late Francis, William, Charles,...

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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

December 8, 2011
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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

When talking about how East Boston is the city’s next up and coming neighborhood residents here inevitably utter the words, ‘now if we can only get the waterfront done’. Eastie has sat idle and watched as the waterfronts of South Boston, the North End and Charlestown changed the landscape of those neighborhoods and the...

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EBNASA Instrumental in the Adoption of E-cigarette Regulations

December 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) was instrumental in lobbying the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to adopt new regulations concerning the sale of E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in the city. After hearing from groups like EBNASA and he Boston Alliance for Public Health (BAPH), the BPHC voted this week to approved...

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