EBNHC Donates 150 Turkeys To Catch

December 1, 2014
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EBNHC Donates 150 Turkeys To Catch

The CATCH Program of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center sponsored a Turkey give-away for families in the program.  CATCH is a special program of the Health Center’s Pediatrics Department that closely coordinates care for children with medically complex conditions.  Thanks to generous donations to the program, CATCH provided over 150 Turkeys to families...

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Hotel Taking Shape on McClellan Highway

December 1, 2014
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Construction crews have been busy erecting the new hotel on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway since last winter and construction is right on schedule according to workers there. Last year, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Fall River based developer First Bristol Corp’s. $32 million project to build...

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Eastie’s Elves Preparing for Fundraiser on Dec. 5

December 1, 2014
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The 11th Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 5 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy that will be donated to a local non-profit. The annual fundraiser to...

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2014
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Thank you to the residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Sports 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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East Boston and South Boston prepare for Thanksgiving Day game The 97th game in the almost 100 year old rivalry takes place on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 at White Stadium.  The East Boston High Jets are 5-5.  The South Boston Knights are an improved 3-6.  Last year, the team was 0-10. The Jets began...

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Obituaries 11-26-2014

December 1, 2014
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Joseph Prudente Retired Produce Manager; Founder and Past President of the TCP Foundation of Massachusetts Joseph P. Prudente of Salem, NH, formerly of East Boston and Billerica, passed away following a long illness on November 21 at Holy Family Hospital of Methuen. He was 79 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he...

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Congratulations EBNHC

November 19, 2014
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The Boston Globe’s recent recognition of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts is a well-deserved tribute to an organization that serves the people of our community so well. Indeed, it is apparent that the widely-acknowledged high level of service provided by the EBNHC to its clients is directly proportional to...

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Generous Donations on Thanksgiving

November 19, 2014
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There are two stories in this week’s East Boston Times Free Press about generous donations helping out East Boston families during the Thanksgiving holiday. One is East Boston YMCA and the Stop & Shop Turkey Express in which that well-known supermarket company donated 250 turkeys to families for their enjoyment on Thanksgiving. This is...

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Sports 11-19-2014

November 19, 2014
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Milano’s Deli and Team Basile fighting for top spot in EBMHL A tight race for the top spot in the East Boston Men’s Hockey League (EBMHL) is now happening. Weeks back we had JC Detailing leading the pack of six in the EBMHL, but things have certainly changed recently. Milano’s Deli and Team Carlo...

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Obituaries 11-19-2014

November 19, 2014
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Irene DeMarco Of East Boston  Irene M. (Amoroso) DeMarcoof East Boston died on November 16. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene F. DeMarco; devoted mother of Eugene and his wife, Melissa of New Hampshire, Kenneth, Ronald and Steven DeMarco, all of East Boston; dear sister of Paul Amoroso of Revere, Lorraine...

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After More than Two Decades Portside at East Pier is Open

November 19, 2014
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East Boston residents have patiently watched for two decades the waterfronts of the North End, Charlestown and South Boston transform into beautiful destinations in the city and always wondered ‘when will it be our turn’. Last Wednesday it was finally Eastie’s turn. Massport officials joined Eastie’s elected officials, residents and representatives from Roseland,  a...

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Great Place to Work: EBNHC Receives Honor from Boston Globe

November 19, 2014
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Great Place to Work: EBNHC Receives Honor from Boston Globe

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was named as one of Massachusetts’s “Top Places to Work” this week by the Boston Globe. The Health Center was featured in this past weekend’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine. “We are thrilled with this honor of course”, said CEO Manny Lopes. “Our staff works...

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Zumix, Eastie Now and EBHS Bring BSO Here

November 19, 2014
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 EASTIE NOW, a local business that focuses on non-profit and small business administration in the neighborhood teamed up with Zumix and East Boston High School to bring the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for a special performance at the high school. Six-hundred people attended the free concert on Sunday, November 9 that included the BSO’s...

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Basile and Volunteers Prepare to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19, 2014
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Again this year, Representative Carlo Basile and a team of volunteers are stepping up to make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in East Boston. Basile and a group of friends, family and an army of volunteers from across the neighborhood will provide a full Thanksgiving meal...

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Congratulations Rep. Basile

November 18, 2014
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We congratulate State Representative Carlo Basile on his victory in the Nov. 4 election. East Boston voters gave Rep. Basile a solid victory against a well-known opponent, Celeste Ribeiro Myers. The fact is that Carlo Basile has been a very effective legislator, working hard in his seven years in office representing the best interests...

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A Successful Season for East Boston Boys Soccer

November 18, 2014
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East Boston boys soccer coach Lorenzo Di Benedetto has built one of the best programs in the city and his 2014 team will be remembered as one of the school’s all-time best. The team is a champion in every sense – the Jets captured both the division title and city championship. His players brought...

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Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...

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Stop & Shop to Deliver 250 turkeys to YMCA Nov. 13

November 18, 2014
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Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and one of 16 across the Northeast. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, Stop &...

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Sports 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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EBHS boys soccer falls to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime By Cary Shuman One of the most successful soccer seasons in East Boston High School history came to an end in a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime in the quarterfinal round of the Division 1 North Sectionals. Acton-Boxboro scored the “golden goal”...

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Obituaries 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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Frank Porfido Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston Frank J. Porfido of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31. The beloved son of Adeline R. (Guidara) and the late Frank D. Porfido, he was the cherished brother of Stephen W. and his wife, Catherine (Ferrante) Porfido; uncle of Stephen, Gianna, Julia and...

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East Boston YMCA Test Kitchen Opens

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston YMCA’s new Test Kitchen is up and running and offering free cooking classes specifically for senior citizens, aimed at bringing them all together for a fun, community cooking event. The class located at the Y’s 54 Ashley St. site is taught by Vanessa Labranche, one of Project Bread’s chefs, and Meg...

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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

Last week, the organizers trying to bring an East Boston visitors center and museum to the neighborhood held a meeting at Maverick Landing. One significant change in the project voted on at the meeting is that the name of the proposed project is now The East Boston Museum and not The East Boston Museum...

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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

November 18, 2014
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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

East Boston’s environmental youth group is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate Head to Head Operations at Logan International Airport during nighttime operations. NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department and their Youth Crew have released a major public interest study this week. The study focuses on the impacts of late night...

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