Obituaries 01-18-2017

January 20, 2017
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John Votta Animal lover and longtime Angell Memorial Hospital technician      John F. Votta, born August 23, 1943, a resident of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, passed away on January 15. He was 73 years old. John loved animals, especially horses, and spent much of his youth and young adulthood riding and...

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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

January 13, 2017
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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday at the State House,  Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) was sworn in to his second term as East Boston’s State Representative while Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was sworn in for his first full term as the neighborhood’s State Senator. “I couldn’t be more excited to start my second term...

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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

January 13, 2017
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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

By John Lynds Boston Fire Department officials always say the most dangerous fires occur late at night or in the early morning hours when people are asleep. That is exactly what happened last week on Byron Street and luckily no one was injured. Boston Fire responded to a call of a house on fire...

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APAC Fuel Assistance Program is in Full Swing

January 13, 2017
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By John Lynds As the weather gets colder Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)  Energy Programs Director Kathy Tobin expects more residents will be signing up for the annual Fuel Assistance Program at ABCD’s Meridian Street APAC office.  This year APAC and ABCD will help thousands of resident in Eastie and across the city...

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Carbon Monoxide Leak in Eastie

January 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Smoldering underground power lines were the cause of a carbon monoxide leak into an apartment building on Elbow Street as well as the East Boston Courthouse on Sunday night. The Boston Fire Department was called to 2-4 Elbow St. at 10:45 p.m. Sunday for reports of a gas leak. Upon arrival...

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Rick Roberto Named General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn

January 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Hilton Garden In Boston Logan Airport has tabbed Rick Roberto as its new general manager. Roberto, who along with current Hilton Garden Inn sales manager Steve Haley helped pioneer the resurgence of the hospitality industry next door in Chelsea, began in his new position on Dec. 29 at the 178-room hotel...

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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Jet Stream: Sons of Former EBHS Star Gerard Boyce Are Soaring in Everett

January 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Gerard Boyce has a seat at the table of East Boston High School’s greatest athletes. Boyce was an All-Star performer in two sports during a majestic career that would earn him admission to St. Thomas More prep school and a spot on the Central Connecticut State University football team. “They used...

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Obituaries 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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Maria Krupwich Of East Boston Maria (Nona) Krupwich of East Boston passed away peacefully in Yarmouth on January 9. The beloved wife of the late Joseph Krupwich, she was the devoted mother of Linda and Catherine Sheldon, both of Yarmouth; cherished grandmother of Louis Pizzano, James and John Mulloy and is also survived by...

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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

January 6, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

By John Lynds After a hard start in life Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, by all accounts, was trying to get his life back on track. The troubled teen that bounced between living with relatives to living in foster homes showed his fair share of teen rebellion and angst but through YouthBuild, a Cambridge program,...

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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

January 6, 2017
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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

By John Lynds For the first time ever, the East Boston High School Jets hockey team won an emotional game last Tuesday night at the Porrazzo Rink in East Boston  in the annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament. The Jets beat Ashland in a close 3-2 contest to claim the title. The 15th Annual Deep...

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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

January 6, 2017
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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

By John Lynds MaryAnn Cerundolo, the longtime President of the East Boston Golden Age Club, has died. Ms. Cerundolo, who led the senior group for many years, passed away peacefully at her home after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 27 surrounded by her family. Ms. Cerundolo was born in Italy on January 4,...

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State to Delay Recreational Marijuana Implementation

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In an informal session last week the state legislature passed a bill that will delay the implementation of recreational marijuana for six months. While the bill will have zero affect on possessing or home growing marijuana, which went into effect on December 15, lawmakers said they needed some time to study...

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Lynn Man Held on Bail in New Year’s Day Death

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds A Lynn man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing another man on Saratoga Street early New Year’s morning. Christopher Nalchajian, 33, of Lynn was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident causing Death/Personal Injury, and Vehicular Homicide. Nalchajian was held on...

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MWRA Advisory Board Raises Concerns Over Mountain Biking

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Obituaries 01-04-2017

January 6, 2017
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Bernard Sulprizio Of East Boston Bernard C. Sulprizio of East Boston peacefully passed away on December 30 surrounded by his loving family. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Bottini) Sulprizio; devoted father of Elena M. Melillo and her husband, Remo of Easton and...

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East Boston’s Persons of the Year

January 4, 2017
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East Boston’s Persons of the Year

By John Lynds Veronica Robles, Woman of the Year Veronica Robles has tirelessly worked to bridge the gap between the various cultures that all call East Boston home. Over the years, through her Cultural Center on McClellan Highway, Robles has become a regular fixture in Eastie and has emerged as a community leader that...

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East Boston Times 2016:Honorable Mention

January 4, 2017
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East Boston Times 2016:Honorable Mention

By John Lynds Traditionally the East Boston Times picks a Man and Woman of the Year but we would be remiss if we failed to mention the brave officers that were wounded during a shoot out with a suspect in October and the officers who helped save one of the wounded officer’s lives as...

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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2016

January 4, 2017
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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2016

By John Lynds On Saturday night the final seconds of 2016 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. This year marked a...

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Helping Boston’s Homeowners

January 4, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown — fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Obituaries 12-28-2016

January 4, 2017
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Hazel DiTomaso Loving mother and long time foster mother Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston Hazel M. DiTomaso of Raymond, NH, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in her sleep on December 23 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She was 90 years old. Born in Boston on October 26, 1926, the...

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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

December 23, 2016
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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

By John Lynds Central Square Project Manager Charlotte Fleetwood, representing the City of Boston Transportation Department, was on hand during a community meeting with East Boston business owners last week to give an update on the ongoing rehab project. Over the past few months Eastie business owners have become anxious over when the project...

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