Obituaries 01-07-2015

January 11, 2015
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Kenneth ‘Kenny’ White Harley Davidson Enthusiast and Born Again Christian; Member of NRA and Teamsters Kenneth “Kenny” U. White of Epsom, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 21 in Salem, NH. He was 65 years old. Born in Boston, the son of the late Everett and Rose White and the beloved husband of...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Hosting an Ice Sculpture

January 4, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) are hosting an Ice Sculpture for the First Night New Year’s Celebration in Boston! Come see the Sculpture on December 31st or January 1st – take a selfie with the sculpture and post it to EBNHC’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/ebnhc) and you could...

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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire Dec. 31

January 4, 2015
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...

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Ring Out the Old….

January 4, 2015
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Appeals Court Upholds Police Officers Action in Search

January 4, 2015
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today agreed with Suffolk prosecutors that a gun defendant’s suspicious behavior during an investigation “amply” justified a Boston Police officer’s order that he exit his car for a search. The decision reversed an earlier decision by a Boston Municipal Court judge assigned to the Suffolk County Gun Court in the...

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EBSB Deep Freeze Tournament honors Anthony Albano

January 4, 2015
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The Annual East Boston Savings Bank Deep Freeze Faceoff Against Breast Cancer Tournament was a big success. The East Boston High School ice hockey team, led by head coach Bob Anthony, defeated Mystic Valley Regional, 4-2, in the semifinals before falling to Salem High, 4-1, in the championship game Saturday at the Porrazzo Rink....

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Obituaries 12-31-2014

January 4, 2015
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James Michael Giezeman-Capezzuto Of Virginia Beach, formerly of East Boston James Michael Giezeman-Capezzuto of Virginia Beach, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 15. He was 27 years old. He was the loving son of Louise Giezeman (Capezzuto), Michael Giezeman and his wife, Denise; cherished grandson of Rita and the late Antonio Capezzuto,...

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East Boston Savings Bank Buys New Wheelchair for Local Resident

December 23, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank Buys New Wheelchair for Local Resident

A local family is expressing its gratitude to the East Boston Savings Bank and its president and CEO, Richard Gavegnano, for purchasing a brand new wheelchair after one had been stolen from the family’s front porch. Dawn Clark said that someone stole her husband Tom’s wheelchair Saturday. When Gavegnano heard the news about the...

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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

December 23, 2014
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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

Two longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) employees were honored this month for their work and commitment to the health center for four decades. Both Paula McNabb-Ippolito and Carol Singletary, who both started working for EBNHC on the same day in September 1974 received the Health Center’s Service Recognition Award at EBNHC’s holiday...

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Library Architects to Be Honored for the Award Winning Structure

December 23, 2014
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The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library and the architects who designed it will be honored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) at its annual gala. Each year the BSA, often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England and elsewhere. William...

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Congratulations, William Rawn Associates Architects for Your Award Nomination

December 23, 2014
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We congratulate William Rawn Associates Architects for their nomination by the Boston Society of Architects for the Harleston Parker Medal Award for the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library. It is one of the highest honors that the BSA bestows upon a member. The nomination is awarded to the architect who designs...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 23, 2014
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We want to wish our Jewish residents a Happy Hanukkah for the Festival of Lights that began at sundown Tuesday and continues for eight days. There will be the traditional lighting of the Menorah each night and other customs such as children playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs. We extend our best...

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Sports 12-17-2014

December 23, 2014
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Jets Hockey wins game Photos by Joe Prezioso The East Boston High School Jets Hockey team played the New York Christian Brothers Academy on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 13, in a unique inter-state game. The Jets played tough and won the game, 5 to 3. East Boston Mens Hockey League CARLO BASILE 9 – JC DETAILING...

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Obituaries 12-17-2014

December 23, 2014
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Gennaro ‘Jerry’ D’Amico Retired Electrician Gennaro “Jerry” D’Amico of East Boston, passed away on Saturday, December 13. He was 96 years old. Born in Canosa, Italy in 1918 to Anna Rosa (Iannuzzi) and Pasquale D’Amico with whom he immigrated to Boston along with his siblings. Jerry served in the US Navy in World War...

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Madaro Announces Candidacy for Representative

December 23, 2014
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Madaro Announces Candidacy for Representative

Adrian Madaro, the long-time Chief of Staff to outgoing State Representative Carlo Basile, is announcing his candidacy for State Representative of the First Suffolk District. Madaro began working for Representative Basile as an undergraduate student, and quickly rose from serving as aide to Chief of Staff. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity Representative Basile gave...

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Chamber to Hold Elections on December 18

December 23, 2014
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The elections will take place at the East Boston Chamber offices at 175 McClellan Highway Suite 1, East Boston, MA 02128, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 11:30am-2:00pm and also 4:30pm-5:30pm. (Candidates for Officers and Directors are typically present at this time.) All East Boston Chamber of Commerce members in good standing as of...

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State Representative’s Race has Begun

December 23, 2014
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With the decision by State Rep. Carlo Basile to accept a prominent position in Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s administration, East Boston voters will head to the ballot box early in 2015 to select a successor to Rep. Basile. There will be big shoes to fill at the State House. Rep. Basile was an outstanding advocate...

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Sports 12-10-2014

December 23, 2014
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Anthony Del Prete named Head Baseball Coach at Suffolk University Anthony Del Prete has been named Head Baseball Coach at Suffolk University for the 2015 season. Del Prete will also serve as the department’s Associate Director of Athletics. Del Prete will replace Cary McConnell, who relinquished the role as he was named the University’s...

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Obituaries 12-10-2014

December 23, 2014
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Virginia Papa Registry of Motor Vehicles Retiree Virginia R. (Ginnetti) Papa, formerly of Revere and Lexington died on November 9 encased in the loving sanctity of God and Family following a brief illness. She was 89 years old. She was a retiree of The Registry of Motor Vehicles, (Nashua Street) Boston. The beloved wife...

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New Decorative Tree Guards Installed Along Local Streets

December 23, 2014
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New Decorative Tree Guards Installed Along Local Streets

Over the past few months a group of dedicated community volunteers worked with East Boston Main Streets to begin creating decorative tree pit frames and boxes as well as signage in the neighborhoods business districts. On Saturday morning EBMS, volunteers and City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined residents to cut the ribbon on the first...

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Congratulations Rep. Carlo Basile

December 4, 2014
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We join the East Boston community in congratulating our state representative, Carlo Basile, on his appointment to the esteemed position of deputy chief of staff to incoming Governor Charlie Baker. Basile has served East Boston residents well during his distinguished seven-year tenure in the House of Representatives. He first served as co-chair of the...

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Sounds of Christmas Concert this Sunday in Revere

December 4, 2014
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Music Director Robert Lehmann and the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome House Speaker Bob DeLeo as Guest Narrator in Revere’s annual Robert A. Marra Memorial “Sounds of Christmas” Concert this Sunday, December 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. The event is free to the public, but everyone attending is asked...

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