Obituaries 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Aery Of East Boston Gertrude M. “Trudy” Aery of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 22 in her 90th year. She was the loving daughter of the late Forrest and Adeline (Raffo) Aery, dear sister of the late Irene and beloved cousin of Mary Goddard of Malden as well as many...

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Read Aloud to Your Children Every Day

November 19, 2015
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Read Aloud to Your Children Every Day

Representative Adrian Madaro, visited the health center not only to cheer them on, but to practice what doctors preach by reading to a group of young patients.

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Honored for Her Dedication

November 19, 2015
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Honored for Her Dedication

Former East Boston APAC Director Amy Lima was recently honored with APAC/ABCD’s Community Hero Award. Shown here with her daughter’s Lucia and Autumn, Lima was honored for her tremendous dedication in helping to build crucial programs and initiatives that assist and empower young people and families.

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EBNHC Named One of the “Top Places to Work” in MA

November 19, 2015
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EBNHC Named One of the “Top Places to Work” in MA

For the second year in a row East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) was named as one of Massachusetts’s “Top Places to Work” by the Boston Globe. The Health Center was featured in this past weekend’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine. “We are so proud to once again be named one...

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Trinity Opts to Rebuild OH Development

November 19, 2015
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Trinity Opts to Rebuild OH Development

At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Trinity Financial’s Eva Erlick and Paul Scapicchio briefed residents on the Orient Heights Housing Development project. In June, Trinity was picked by the Boston Housing Authority as the designated developer to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. Erlick announced at the meeting that Trinity...

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EBNHC Sending Families Home With Free Books

November 19, 2015
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Pediatricians and nurses at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center are sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription – “read aloud to your children every day.”  Today, Representative Adrian Madaro (D-First Suffolk), visited the health center not only to cheer them on, but to practice what doctors preach by...

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Madaro’s Legislation Calls for $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

November 19, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro along with State Senator Sal DiDomenico have filed  legislation calling for Logan Airport contractors to pay employees $15 per hour following numerous claims of unfair labor practices by airport companies. The bill, filed by Madaro and State Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett),  would create a wage-floor of $15 an hour for...

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Congratulations,East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

November 19, 2015
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We congratulate the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on being named as one of the “Top Places To Work” in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. What a great honor it was for EBNHC Chief Executive Officer Manny Lopes, Chair Rita Sorrento, Human Resources Director Linda Dailey, Chief Medical Director Jackie Fuentes, and Vice President...

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Obituaries 11-18-2015

November 19, 2015
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Antonietta Ciampa Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Antonietta (Ciampa) Ciampa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Gennaro Ciampa; loving mother of Teresa Leggiero and Carmine Ciampa and his wife, Tina of Revere, Anthony Ciampa and his wife, Ann Marie of...

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Nothing but Net

November 12, 2015
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Nothing but Net

Eastie’s Cilianna Tavaras Batista (12) reacts to the ball as it sails harmlessly into the net on the Bedford side during the Lady Jets’ State Playoff game last Friday, Nov. 6. In what was an exciting day for Eastie High sports last Friday – with three state tournament home games in three different sports...

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New Faces on City Council:Essaibi-George Elected At-Large

November 12, 2015
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New Faces on City Council:Essaibi-George Elected At-Large

Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during last Tuesday’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983, doubling the number of women on council. In East Boston,...

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Grand Jury Convenes for Trenton Street Murder

November 12, 2015
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District 7 Captain Kelly McCormick confirmed Monday that a Grand Jury has convened for the September homicide of a 15-year-old teen on Trenton Street–one of two murders to occur in Eastie that month. The Grand Jury deliberations are done in secret and  will not be known who will be charged in connection with the...

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NOAH, East Boston CDC Receive State Funding for Coppersmith Village, East Site Projects

November 12, 2015
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NOAH, East Boston CDC Receive State Funding for Coppersmith Village, East Site Projects

Both the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) and the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) were awarded state funds to help their two projects get off the ground. Last Thursday at NOAH’s Coppersmith Village site, Governor Charlie Baker joined the City’s Chief of Economic Development John Barros and Eastie’s three elected officials...

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Loftel Project Approved by JPNA

November 12, 2015
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Loftel Project Approved by JPNA

On Monday night, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 27 to 6 to approve  developer Paul Roieff’s plans to build a ‘Loftel’ at a former industrial building on the corner of Porter and Orleans Street. Yanni Tsipis, representing Roiff at the meeting, showed the changes and modifications to the project.  Some of the changes...

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Rep.Madaro to Take Over Thanksgiving Day Event

November 12, 2015
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When Rep. Adrian Madaro was elected to office there was tradition started by his predecessor, Carlo Basile, that he vowed to continue. This year, Madaro will take the reins of Basile’s annual Thanksgiving day charitable dinner that has made the holiday a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in...

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Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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Obituaries 11-11-2015

November 12, 2015
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Elvira Ricci Of Melrose, formerly of East Boston Elvira Ricci passed away on November 7 at Revere’s Lighthouse Nursing Care Center after a long illness. She was 83 years old. Born and raised in Boston, she attended schools in East Boston and lived there most of her life, before moving to Melrose in 2000....

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Jets Soar to the Playoffs

November 5, 2015
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Jets Soar to the Playoffs

The Eastie High Jets line up and join hands to pray and rally before heading out onto the field last Friday evening, Oct. 30, during the first round of the Division 5 North state football playoffs. The Jets faced Brighton and came away with a 32-22 win. They will face Greater Lowell in Eastie...

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Massport Pays Tribute to Maverick Mothers

November 5, 2015
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Massport Pays Tribute to Maverick Mothers

 Karen Maddalena was a young mother on a cool autumn day when she made the decision to stand up against Massport’s expansion of Logan airport. Her choice then to fight for the quality of life for herself and her neighbors ignited a lifelong career in community activism. On September 28, 1968  and led by...

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New Study on Eastie’s Wants and Needs Released

November 5, 2015
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New Study on Eastie’s Wants and Needs Released

A new survey is out and has found that a majority of East Boston residents want more market rate housing, more nightlife venues and more retail development. Community Commons released its second survey on development concerns at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting.  This survey, presented by Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna, focused on...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Receives a National Award

November 5, 2015
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The Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston received a national award last week from the Boys and Girls Club of America. Out of 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs in the Northeast Region that includes 14 states, the Salesian Club was one of two in the region selected for the...

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Letter to the Editor

November 5, 2015
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The GSNA is a strong neighborhood  group This letter is sent to correct  misinformation in an article in the last issue about the Gove Street Citizens Association.  The article describes the Association as “a sort of splinter group of the Jeffries Pont Neighborhood Association.” This is not true. The Gove Street Citizens  Association operated...

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Congratulations, East Boston High School Boys Soccer Team – Boston City Champions

November 5, 2015
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We offer our congratulations to head coach Lorenzo Di Benedetto on the East Boston High School boys soccer team on winning the 2015 Boston city soccer championship. The Jets truly proved that they are best team in Boston with a decisive 3-0 victory over Burke in the final. It was the second year in...

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Obituaries 11-04-2015

November 5, 2015
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Giovanna Colarossi There will never be another Nonna Giovanna, died at 107 years old Giovanna (Fusco) Colarossi of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 31 at 107 years of age. Giovanna was a beautiful woman who was loved most dearly by her entire family and will be sorely...

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