Obituaries 06-18-2014

June 17, 2014
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Donald Tirrell Worked for Eastern Airlines, Trump Air and US Airways Donald F. Tirrell of East Boston died on June 14. A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Beachmont V.F.W, ITAM Local 1726 and a past member of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club. Donald was a loyal...

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Open Studios

June 10, 2014
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Open Studios

Artist Carmen Sasso works on a piece inside his studio during the annual East Boston Open Studios.

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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

June 10, 2014
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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in East Boston and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to Eastie. On...

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Excel Academy Names Advisory Board

June 10, 2014
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East Boston’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Carlo Basile, and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will all be part of a newly formed 10 person Advisory Board at East Boston Excel Academy Charter School. Jack Kelly, CEO of the East Boston Social Centers will also serve on the board to further support the advancement of the...

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Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday

June 10, 2014
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Thirty-five years ago City Councilor Sal LaMattina was heading home from his summer job as a lifeguard at the Paris Street Pool when he ran into a friend. “She was all dressed up and told me she was on her way to a wedding but the limo never showed up to take her friend...

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Schools to Get $700,000 in Private Grants

June 10, 2014
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Several East Boston Public Schools will share in $700,000 in grant money provided by EdVestors as part of the Boston Arts Expansion Fund. The money going to the Eastie schools will go towards arts education programs in the school. The Adams Elementary School, Bradley Elementary School and O’Donnell Elementary School will receive $100,000 to...

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Support the Salesians Boys & Girls Club Thursday

June 10, 2014
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club will host its annual fundraiser and awards ceremony on Thursday (tonight), June 12 at Suffolk Downs. Tickets are still on sale and the Salesians need the community’s help and support. Fr. John Nazzaro, who grew up in Eastie and knows the neighborhood, has been running the Salesians Boys...

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Knights Top Southie, 13-4

June 10, 2014
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The South Boston Saints traveled to Eastie on Monday to face off against the Knights. These 2 rival teams are off to a hot start this year and went head to head at “The Stadium” for the first of 3 this season. The Knights sent Shawn Carlson to the bump to face off against...

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Obituaries 06-11-2014

June 10, 2014
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Lena ‘Lee’ Pallozzi Retired Filene’s Executive Lena G. “Lee” Pallozzi, an 80 year resident of East Boston and 60 year executive with Filene’s Department Store of Boston, died following a brief illness on June 7 at the Southeast Health Care Center of Easton, MA. She was 91 years old. Born in Clinton on November...

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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

June 4, 2014
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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

Fourteen years and $2 million in the making the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) finally released it long awaited Logan Health Study last Wednesday night. The study, first ordered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli in 2000 through legislation he filed while still in the House of Representatives, has found that as you get closer...

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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

June 4, 2014
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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

The Honorable  Judge Domenic Russo, whose compassion for addicts as the First Justice of the East Boston Division of the Massachusetts Trial Court lead to a widely successful Drug Court in the neighborhood, died on Sunday, May 25. Judge Russo, who had a brilliant career in law that spanned five decades, was admired and...

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Marchi Honored for Work

June 4, 2014
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Marchi Honored for Work

Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh honored East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Director of Community Building and Environment Chris Marchi for his sea level rise work in the community. Walsh, at the 8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit to celebrate Boston’s sustainability movement and the development of a forward-looking vision for climate action...

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ACS’s Relay for Life Set for June 13

June 4, 2014
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 13  at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Knights Earn Tie with Wild Finish Against Somerville

June 4, 2014
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The YBL Knights traveled to Somerville to face the 3 time defending champion Somerville Alibrandis at Trum Field. Josh Valerio got the nod vs Somerville earning his first start of the season for the home town team. Valerio faced off against veteran right hander Jon Morse. The Alibrandis struck first in the first inning...

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Obituaries 06-04-2014

June 4, 2014
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Stella Marie Masiello Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Stella Marie ( Terilli ) Masiello of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away suddenly and peacefully on June 1. She was in her 98the year. She was the beloved wife of the late Valentino “Bimbo” Masiello with whom she shared 65 years of marriage;...

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Memorial Day 2014

May 28, 2014
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Memorial Day 2014

An East Boston war veteran stands at attention and proudly salutes his fallen brothers on Monday during Eastie’s Memorial Day observation in Central Square.

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Health Study on Impacts of Logan Airport out Today

May 28, 2014
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The results of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here will be released on Wednesday during a public meeting in Winthrop. The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 28 (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard...

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City Cracks down on Improper Trash Disposal

May 28, 2014
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Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers have been cracking down heavily all week on improper trash and recycling disposal in East Boston. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in Eagle Hill. “Please be alert in the coming weeks and make sure that everyone is informed...

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Going Public: ESBS Will Be Going Fully Public by Late June

May 28, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation and plans to go fully public by late June. The newly formed corporation, Meridian Bank Corp, Inc. is offering between 23,375,000 and 31,625,000 shares of common stock for sale at $10.00 per share, subject to increase to up...

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The Wally Bowe Fund

May 28, 2014
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The Wally Bowe Fund would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone whose donation benefited the Salesian Boys & Girls Club.  Because of your generosity and overwhelming kindness the evening was a tremendous success, raising over 10,000.00 dollars. A Special Thanks to: Representative Carlo Basile Senator Anthony Petruccelli Councilor Sal LaMattina Jermaine Wiggins...

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Knights Continue Winning Ways

May 28, 2014
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The YBL Knights continued their hot start Thursday vs the Brighton Blacksox. The Knights sent Billy Riggieri to the mound for his first ever start facing off against YBL veteran JT Ross. Riggieri held up his end of the bargain going 4 strong earning the win for the hometown team. Riggieri (1-0) allowed single...

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Obituaries 05-28-2014

May 28, 2014
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Anthony Paolini Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Anthony J. Paolini of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on May 8 surrounded by his loving family. A member of Local 22, Laborer’s Union, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Walsh) Paolini; loving father of Anthony Paolini of Revere, Denise Stella...

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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

May 20, 2014
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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council members voted 18-6-1 against placing a drive thru at the Dunkin Donuts on Bennington Street in Orient Heights. Citing traffic as the primary concern those who voted against the proposed drive thru applauded plans to upgrade the building and add outdoor seating but said the drive thru may add more...

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