Obituaries 06-17-2015

June 18, 2015
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Josephine DiFlumeri Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Josephine DiFlumeri of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away on June 9. She was 86 years old. She was the cherished daughter of the late Vincent and Mary DiFlumeri; loving sister of Albert DiFlumeri and his wife, Josephine of Saugus, Anthony “DoDo” DiFlumeri and Vincent...

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Gay Pride Week

June 11, 2015
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Gay Pride Week

On Monday evening at Piers Park, East Boston’s elected officials joined the neighborhood’s Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay and Transgender community to raise the LBGT Flag at Piers Park on Marginal Street. The ceremonial flag raising was in conjunction with Massport and the City of Boston and helped kicked off Boston Gay Pride week in the...

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Courthouse Closing Overblown?

June 11, 2015
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While trial court officials have reported to the Boston Herald that they are looking to close a third of the state’s 101 trial courts with East Boston District Court as one courthouse mentioned, there seems to be nothing on the horizon according to Eastie’s two elected state officials. Both Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative...

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BHA to Rehab Orient Heights Housing Development

June 11, 2015
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced a developer to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. Trinity Financial, known for their award winning work at Maverick Gardens during the Hope VI rehabilitation close to a decade ago, will be the developer for the project and will discuss some preliminary plans at the next Orient...

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The Healing Impact of Art:EBNHC Hosts Innovative Fundraiser

June 11, 2015
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The Healing Impact of Art:EBNHC Hosts Innovative Fundraiser

Last Wednesday the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) hosted an innovative fundraiser to celebrate the Health Center’s mission and the healing impact of art at its 20 Maverick Square location during the third Annual Art of Healing event. Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC has incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic...

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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

June 11, 2015
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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Three local organizations from East Boston will receive more than $10,000 in grant money from Save the Harbor / Save the Bay for summer activities on the beach and along the harbor. The East Boston YMCA will receive $5,000 for its Summer Food Service Program and annual Campfire at Constitution Beach. The grant will...

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Community News Briefs

June 11, 2015
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Recovery Thoughts 1st Annual Drug Awareness Walk The first annual Recovery Thoughts’ Addiction Walk scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20th throughout the communities of Revere and East Boston. The goal of this walk is to raise funds for local recovery institutions and awareness programs within our neighborhoods, as well as provide information...

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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Helps Out East Boston

June 11, 2015
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been doing great work for our communities since 1986. As it states on the organization’s Web site, its mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor. Its diligent effort in communities such as East Boston has been highly commendable. Some of the statistics associated with the organization affirm...

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Attend Next Tuesday’s Drug Summit

June 11, 2015
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With the law enforcement officials reporting major increases in heroin-related emergency calls and overdoses here in Eastie and statewide, we are encouraging the community to attend a very important meeting being hosted by State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with the support of City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Adrian Madaro and the East Boston Neighborhood...

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Sports 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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East Boston Knights Baseball  Shawn Carlson no-hits Braves The Knights had another great week of baseball capped off with a no no by Andover’s own Shawn Carlson vs the Brighton Braves Wednesday night at Rogers Park in Brighton. Carlson carried a perfect game into the 6th inning before walking Ted Tracey with 2 outs....

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Obituaries 06-10-2015

June 11, 2015
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Antonio Pascucci Of East Boston Antonio Pascucci of East Boston passed away on June 5 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Concetta “Connie” (Santosuosso) Pascucci; loving father of Anthony Pascucci of Florida, David Pascucci and his wife, Barrie of North Reading and Frank Pascucci of East Boston;...

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Suffolk University’s Graduation Exercises

June 4, 2015
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Suffolk University’s Graduation Exercises

East Boston resident and Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci recently helped kick off Suffolk University’s graduation exercises during the University’s annual Commencement Dinner. From left to right, George Regan, President and Chairman of Regan Communications, Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., Chairman of Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees, Julie Kahn, EVP of Regan Communications, Massachusetts...

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Spring Weather

June 4, 2015
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Spring Weather

Last week was perfect spring weather in East Boston. All week residents headed to the community’s parks like the Bremen Street Park shown here to walk, play and meet with friends and neighbors. While the warmth turned into raw rain and cold the spring weather is due to return today and for the rest...

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Central Square Renovation to Begin

June 4, 2015
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After years of waiting the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood has finally been accepted. City Councilor Sal LaMattina said at a meeting last Thursday that after several failed bid attempts by the city, construction on the long-awaited project will finally break ground in July. “We will...

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Senate Approves $38.09 Billion Budget

June 4, 2015
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Senate Majority Whip Anthony Petruccelli and the Senate voted on a $38.09 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 and in it are several earmarks to held East Boston. Petruccelli said the budget makes critical investments in key areas of local aid, education, economic development and services for vulnerable and under-served populations. “I was proud...

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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

June 4, 2015
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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

Last week East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) joined forces with ULI Boston/New England to present a series of recommendations on climate resiliency strategies for neighborhood. Last Wednesday at the East Boston Library, as part of NOAH’s ongoing Climate Adaptation Workshops, NOAH and ULI developed a goal to design a community resiliency plan...

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Community News Briefs

June 4, 2015
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EBCC Installation Dinner East Boston Chamber of Commerce 2015 Installation Dinner & Director Swearing in Ceremony! WHEN: Thursday June 18,2015 6:00PM – 10:00PM WHERE: Spinelli’s Banquet Hall 282 Bennington Street East Boston SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES – see details below! DINNER COST: Per Person: $35.00 Table of 10 seats: $350.00 OFFICERS: President Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising...

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Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...

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Sports 06-03-2015

June 4, 2015
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Knights continue hot start The Knights continue to stay hot running their winning streak to 6 as they remain undefeated on the season at 6 – 0. They opened up the week at Maplewood Park in Malden defeating the pesky Maddogs 3 – 0. Solid pitching and sure handed defense led the Knights to...

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Obituaries 06-03-2015

June 4, 2015
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Frederick Fitzmeyer Licensed plumber; loved the sea and loved life Frederick R. Fitzmeyer of Winthrop passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 70 after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred grew up in Winthrop and after his service in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, he worked in Boston...

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Observing Memorial Day

May 28, 2015
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Observing Memorial Day

Veteran Johnny Connelli of the DAV bows his head as ‘Taps’ is played on Monday morning in Central Square Park during the annual Memorial Day Exercises. The exercises featured the East Boston High JROTC and a keynote address by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gerald Wellman.

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Seeing Blue

May 28, 2015
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Seeing Blue

Members of the East Boston Engine 9/Ladder 2 crews posed for a picture as the Blue Angels elite Navy pilots flew over Eastie on Tuesday at noon. The planned flyover was for a photo shoot to help promote the elite performers.

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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

May 28, 2015
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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

East Boston Central Catholic School had some special visitors last Thursday afternoon as part Catholic Schools Foundation’s (CSF) annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Bus Tour. New England Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett joined Peter Lynch of Fidelity and Marc White of J.P. Morgan Chase, to meet EBCCS students they support through the Inner-City Scholarship...

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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

May 28, 2015
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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

Two East Boston projects down will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. Both the Coppersmith Village and Paris Village projects will receive money as part of a citywide initiative to create or preserve 1,194 affordable housing units. The funding is possible through...

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