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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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

May 20, 2014
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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

It seems the stars know where to eat when they come to East Boston. Last Wednesday Johnny Depp, who is in Boston to begin filming Black Mass that will star Depp as Irish Mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, stopped into Roy’s Cold Cuts on Marion Street to grab some food. Owner Roy Antonuccio said...

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Suffolk Downs Stays Committed to Keeping Horse Racing Active

May 20, 2014
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Suffolk Downs is on the road and working its hardest to reassure the horse racing community that – despite recent news about a so-called wavering commitment to racing – they are still all in at the track. News broke last week concerning a letter sent to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) from Suffolk Downs...

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Observe Memorial Day

May 20, 2014
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Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Knights Take Bite out of Maddogs

May 20, 2014
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The East Boston Knights traveled to Malden to take on the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood Park. Toeing the rubber for the Knights newly acquired pitcher Brad Monroe who was matched up against Brad McLean. Monroe started off strong with a 1-2-3 first inning before allowing a 4 spot in the 2nd inning on some...

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Obituaries 05-21-2014

May 20, 2014
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Peter DiTomasso Of East Boston Peter DiTomasso of East Boston died on May 16. He was in his 92nd year. The loving son of the late Justino and Maria (Pelusi) DiTomasso, he was the dear brother of Helen Coglini and Mary Bikowski, both of Revere and the late Santo, Domenic, Antonio and Frances DiTomasso,...

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Celebrating Mothers’ Day — Eastie Style

May 13, 2014
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Celebrating Mothers’ Day — Eastie Style

Sabina Taylor (left) of East Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh dance during the Golden Age Club Mother’s Day Celebration held last Wednesday at Spinelli’s in Day Square.

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MGC Rules Eastie Is Not a Host Site

May 13, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community,’ which would have entitled the city to a ward-only vote and a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere adjacent to the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East...

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USS Salem’s New Home Is East Boston

May 13, 2014
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Built in the Quincy shipyard in the 1940s, the USS Salem has been docked at an MBTA owned Quincy pier since the mid-1990s. However, the pier has long fallen into disrepair and was in need of major upgrades. In September the MBTA notified Michael Condon, executive director of the nonprofit that owns the USS...

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Renovations Begin on Tunnel Vent Building

May 13, 2014
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The $6 million project to re-brick the Callahan Tunnel Vent Building here in East Boston is underway and will take a year and a half to complete. At a meeting Monday night, MassDOT’s John Romano said from a construction standpoint the project is very simple and should be completed by spring 2015. “What we...

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Support EBNHC’s ‘Art of Healing’ on June 5

May 13, 2014
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Last year 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. Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic pieces by local artists. Some pieces were auctioned off...

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Knights Drop Astros in YBL Opener

May 13, 2014
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The East Boston Knights are back in action in the Yawkey Basball League. They opened up the season on a beautiful sunny day in the South End vs the Astros. The Knights came out fired up for the opening day and did not disappoint. They started the attack in the first inning as newcomer...

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Obituaries 05-14-2014

May 13, 2014
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Sherry Lynn Segal Of East Boston Sherry Lynn Segal of East Boston died on May 11. She was the loving mother of Ashley Mosely of Saugus; beloved daughter of Maria (Johnson) of Georgia and Phillip and his wife, Laura of Wakefield; dear sister of Melanie. Shayna, Dennis and Andrew and is also survived by...

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Long Awaited Health Study Results Now Due by Summer

May 7, 2014
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Long Awaited Health Study Results Now Due by Summer

East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released the last spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie and environmental activists began...

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Central Sq. Project Ready to Go out to Bid

May 7, 2014
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After nearly two years of waiting, the $4 million project to rehab Central Square will be sent out to bid this week. The project was to be shovel ready in 2010 after then Mayor Thomas Menino announced the rehab plan in 2008. At the last community meeting last April, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials...

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Harsh Realities, Suffolk Says Despite Landmark Opening Day

May 7, 2014
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Trainer Jay Bernardini got his 2014 season at Suffolk Downs off to a sharp start with three-wins on the nine race card before an enthusiastic crowd of 14,612 on hand to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, but it could be the last time such a crowd descends upon the historic oval for the Derby –...

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Organizations Seek CSA Program for East Boston

May 7, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with Project Bread (PB) to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. EBNHC’s Katie Tong and Project Bread’s Katherine Panayotov pitched the program at the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting last Wednesday. Tong and Panayotov said that starting at...

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