“Designing with Water” in Boston and Around the World

August 8, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston, in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Harbor Association, will be holding an international design competition for climate preparedness. The contest, which will kick off this fall, is funded by an $86,000 grant awarded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal...

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Obituaries 08-06-2014

August 8, 2014
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John Parziale Of East Boston John M. Parziale of East Boston died unexpectedly on July 27. He was 57 years old. He was the devoted father of Lisa Ceciliano and her husband, Alfonso and Michael Parziale; loving son of the late Sabino and Helen (Zinna) Parziale; dear brother of Robert and his companion, Leslie...

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Greenway Connector Now Open for Public

August 1, 2014
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Greenway Connector Now Open for Public

After years of planning and development the first section of the East Boston Greenway Connector is open to the public. This section of the Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use last week and the new path connects from Frankfort and Lovell Streets just beyond Bremen Street Park to a scenic vista...

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Project Bread

August 1, 2014
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Project Bread

Chef Guy, from Project Bread, with CSA members at the East Boston WIC Office, displaying the fresh produce they received in their CSA share that week from Farmer Dave’s in Dracut.

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CSA Going Strong in Neighborhood

August 1, 2014
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Recently the newly formed Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in East Boston is going strong at the neighborhood’s WIC office on Liverpool Street. The CSA program is a collaboration between East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program and Project Bread (PB). EBNHC’s Katie Tong and Project Bread’s Katherine Panayotov said that starting...

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Maverick Marketplace:the Tylers Dream Comes True

August 1, 2014
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It was a building that remained idle for decades until an East Boston husband and wife team had a vision of transforming the former Welfare building on Maverick Street into small business incubator. The Tylers worked for years permitting, constructing and restoring the historic brick building at 154 Maverick St. into a marketplace for...

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EBSB Completes Plan to Go Fully Public

August 1, 2014
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After East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation to go fully public, the newly formed corporation and announced it has completed the “second step” conversion of Meridian Financial Services, Incorporated (MFS). As a result of the closing of the conversion and offering, Meridian Financial Services...

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Project Bread

August 1, 2014
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This summer, more than 50,000 children will enjoy a free, healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner at one of more than 600 sites across Massachusetts—all part of the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. More...

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East Boston Knights Top Southie in Play

August 1, 2014
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The East Boston Knights welcomed the South Boston Saints to “The Stadium” last Wednesday night for a first place showdown between the 2 clubs in what could be a preview of a huge playoff matchup in the Yawkey Baseball League of Boston. The Knights sent veteran pitcher Jeff Allison to the bump to face...

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Obituaries 07-30-2014

August 1, 2014
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John Francis Ciulla Distinguished US Navy veteran of World War II John Francis Ciulla of East Boston died on July 25. A proud Distinguished Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Paula (Sarcone) Ciulla for more than 67 years;  devoted father of Annette Favale, Joseph, Angela and MaryJane Ciulla...

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Walsh Opens Rehabbed LoPresti Park

July 25, 2014
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Walsh Opens Rehabbed LoPresti Park

Mayor Martin Walsh joined the community Tuesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the newly completed rehabilitation to LoPresti Park. The long awaited rehab to the park included the installation of artificial turf field that is part of grant from U.S. Soccer Foundation. The parks basketball courts, play areas and entrance will also be...

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Enjoying the Sand Sculpting Festival

July 25, 2014
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Enjoying the Sand Sculpting Festival

East Boston travelled last weekend as several East Bostonians made the trek to Revere Beach to check out the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. Here, a group of Eastie residents gathered last Friday to take in Joe Cheffro’s band on the main stage. Pictured are Debbie Millerick, Ellen Correale, Marie Cheffro, Ray Correale...

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Local Officials Ponder: Mohegan Sun Agreement

July 25, 2014
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With East Boston set to receive $18 million a year and another $30 million over 10 years for capital projects under the recently signed surrounding community agreement between Mohegan Sun and the City of Boston, the neighborhood’s elected officials are reacting to the agreement this week. “This was a difficult decision, but I have...

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Vent Building Parks

July 25, 2014
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Rep. Carlo Basile’s work to get all the parks surrounding the vent building reopened and others across Meridian Street adopted by the Health Center should be commended. Basile saw the vent building project as an opportunity to return these dormant open spaces back to the community. He put pressure on MassDOT and argued that...

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Cab Attack

July 25, 2014
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An East Boston couple was arraigned yesterday on charges they beat and robbed a cab driver that refused to break traffic laws in order to get them to their destination, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 32, both of East Boston, were arraigned in Boston Municipal...

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Obituaries 07-23-2014

July 25, 2014
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Mario Orlando Of Peabody, Formerly of East Boston Mario S. Orlando of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 15. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosaria (Ieni); loving father of Ninette Pepple and her husband, Larry of East Boston, Marie Bonasoro and her husband, Richard of Melrose, Carmen Orlando...

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Eastie remembers two of its leaders in re-dedication ceremonies

July 21, 2014
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Eastie remembers two of its leaders in re-dedication ceremonies

It was sort of like the New York Yankees having a party for Red Sox slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz. Or perhaps like the Democratic Party hosting a fundraiser for Republican members of the House of Representatives. Through the lens of history, those two scenarios are very similar to what it was like on...

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Farmer’s Market Opens

July 21, 2014
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Farmer’s Market Opens

Elder Services Plan from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center were on hand for some helpful tips at the opening of the Farmers’ market last week in Maverick Square. Shown are from left: Ashley Casey and Trisha Diaz.

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LoPresti Park Soccer Fields to Open on July 22

July 21, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in East Boston with a ribbon cutting celebration at noon on Tuesday, July 22. The opening marks the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project at the...

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Myers Refuses Donations from Special Interests

July 21, 2014
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Celeste Ribeiro Myers, candidate for Suffolk County’s State Representative seat in the First District, last week committed to refusing campaign donations from special interest organizations and political action committees and challenged her opponent to do the same. In a letter to Rep. Carlo Basile, Myers also asked the incumbent to join her in refusing...

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Remembering Two East Boston Community Leaders

July 21, 2014
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The opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at Sen. Michael LoPresti Sr. Park and the re-dedication of the Anna DeFronzo Sr. Center are a reaffirmation of their legendary status in the East Boston community. Michael LoPresti Sr. was a well-known political figure who had a distinguished career in the Mass. State Senate. He...

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Obituaries 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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Charles ‘Choo Choo Charlie’ Catino Retired Truck Driver Charles Catino (fondly nicknamed “Charlie The Snake/Choo Choo Charlie” Catino), a lifelong resident of East Boston living most of his life at 143 Cottage Street, died on July 7 at Boston Medical Center. A US Army veteran of World War II who served from 1943 to 1945,...

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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

July 11, 2014
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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will return for its seventh season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. Farmers’ will be at Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. now through October. Community...

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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 11, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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