JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

October 23, 2014
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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

A scaled down version of the project pitched for a vacant lot at 320 Maverick St. was approved by the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) last week. JPNA members voted 40-3 for the project being pitched by Joe Ricupero and Paul Basile and will included 33 market-rate condo units. The original plan was to...

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Mi Pueblito Seeks to Open on Saratoga St.

October 23, 2014
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In a little over a decade the building at 964 Saratoga St has seen four restaurants open and close–some to the delight of neighbors. According to residents, for the past decade, with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some establishments...

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Jeffries Point Association Votes to Support EBK Proposal

October 23, 2014
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 41-3 in favor of allowing owner of East Boston Kitchen (EBK) Rob Sarno to apply for a beer, wine and cordials license at the popular Sumner Street restaurant. “We are continuing to expand and we feel offering beer and wine with many of our menu items would...

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East Boston’s 2014 Columbus Day Parade Committee Deserves Kudos

October 15, 2014
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We want to give a much-deserved “Thank You” to general chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini, civic chairman Joseph L. Ruggiero, parade coordinator William “Bill” Chisholm, secretary Rosalie Petralia and the entire Columbus Day Celebration committee who organized the parade and all the events in conjunction with the observance of this holiday marking Christopher Columbus’s discovery...

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Sports 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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High scoring affairs in the EBMHL If you were looking to see some goal scoring up at Porazzo Rink and made it out to the week 3 Tuesday night slate in the East Boston Mens Hockey League (EBMHL), you got just that. A total of 45 goals scored in one evening was enough to...

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Obituaries 10-15-2014

October 15, 2014
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Josephine DiFazio Of East Boston, formerly of Revere Josephine L. (Ciulla) DiFazio of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away on October 11 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony DiFazio; loving mother of Linda Lee DeVita and her husband, Anthony of East Boston, Diane DiFazio and...

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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

October 15, 2014
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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

Monday’s quarantine of a United Emirates flight at Logan Airport was proof that the fear level of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is on the rise and no one is taking chances. After several passengers on United Emirates Flight 237 began to exhibit Ebola-like symptoms the plane was cornered off on the...

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Lamattina Continues to Be Watchdog Over Taxi Fares for Residents

October 15, 2014
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It’s bad enough East Boston residents have to deal with a few realities like living next to an airport or paying a toll to travel one mile into their own city without being discriminated against by Boston cabbies. Residents have been complaining that cab drivers are frequently tacking on $4.50 – the cost of...

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Theodore Lyman School Could Be Placed On National Register of Historic Places

October 15, 2014
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Theodore Lyman School in East Boston for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination for the former school, which was converted into affordable senior housing in the 1980s, will be submitted to the National Register...

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Finish Line:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

October 13, 2014
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Finish Line:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what is likely to be the last day of thoroughbred racing in New England. It was a cloudy and rainy day on Sat., Oct. 4, at...

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Columbus Day Parade a Great Event

October 13, 2014
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The 2014 Columbus Day Celebration and Parade is all set for this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 and General Chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini and his organizing committee have planned a superb event for the enjoyment of our residents. The parade honoring Christopher Columbus on the anniversary of his arrival in the Americas is always a...

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Anthony Albano a True Eastie Great

October 13, 2014
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Anthony Albano was a special person, a wonderful man who touched so many lives in a positive way. There was a tremendous outpouring of affection for Anthony Albano this week as the people from East Boston joined with others across the city to recognize all the contributions he had made to our community and...

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Obituaries 10-08-2014

October 13, 2014
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Yolanda ‘Viola’ Ferullo Cared for family and her home was a beacon of hospitality for over 70 years Yolanda “Viola” Ferullo, an East Boston native and an 11 year resident of Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on October 2. She was 88 years old. Born and raised in East Boston,...

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Thousands Mourn Passing of Local Legend ‘Tony’ Albano

October 13, 2014
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Thousands Mourn Passing of Local Legend ‘Tony’ Albano

Anthony “Tony” Albano was an East Boston legend. He could get away with saying and doing things that no one else in the neighborhood could. You could tell immediately when Albano, as he was known in Eastie, entered a room. His boisterous voice, his walk and his personality was unmatched by any other person...

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Eastie Court Staff Remembers Terry Adamson

October 13, 2014
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Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s former Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders was honored last week at East Boston District Court. The court’s probation office and staff dedicated Adamson’s former office at the courthouse in her memory. Adamson, who died last year after a long...

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October is Italian-American Heritage Month

October 6, 2014
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October 1, 2014, will mark the 15th anniversary of Italian-American Heritage Month in the state of Massachusetts. A grand ceremony at the State House that day (6-10 p.m.) will kick off a month-long series of Italian-related events and happenings all across the Commonwealth. Organized by the Italian American Heritage Month Committee, the ceremony will...

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Bremen Street Library

October 6, 2014
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Four years ago Carlo Basile stood in front of the Orient Heights Branch Library and took a stand. At that time, with two libraries ready to close in Eastie and no funding to construct another, Basile played political hardball against the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and city on behalf of East Boston....

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NOAH’s Youth Crew

October 6, 2014
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Kudos to NOAH’s youth crew and their director Chris Marchi for the very impressive rehab of the park and community garden on Border Street. The crew not only learned a valuable lesson about helping to shape and restore a community but again learned about how to do things environmentally friendly. The crew completed the...

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Sports 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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EBMHL opens season In the words of the late John Parziale, former president of the East Boston Youth Hockey Association, “What action at Porazzo Rink”! Tuesday night September 9, 2014, the 2014-2015 season kicked off in grand fashion with The Parziale Family taking to the ice to drop the first puck on this long...

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Obituaries 10-01-2014

October 6, 2014
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Richard Calla Retired AT&T Senior Technician Funeral services and interment were held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden for Richard W. Calla who died unexpectedly on September 23 after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett from his Revere home. He was 73 years old. Born in Arlington, his early years were...

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East Boston Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

October 6, 2014
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East Boston Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library earned the prestigious LEED Gold certification. The new 14,600 square foot, $17.25 million library opened last year after a year of construction and is located at the corner of Bremen and Prescott Streets facing the Bremen Street Park....

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Maverick Marketplace Looking At Another Top Award in Hub Contest

October 6, 2014
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Maverick Marketplace Looking At Another Top Award in Hub Contest

After winning the prestigious 2014 Boston Preservation Alliance award for their historic rehab of 154 Maverick St., John and Melissa Tyler now have the chance to walk away with the ‘Fan Favorite’ award from the Boston Preservation Alliance. The Tylers’ Maverick Marketplace was one of 10 Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) award winners this past...

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Using Zero Carbon to Make a Local Garden

October 6, 2014
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It may sound a little bit Amish but East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH)  Community Building and Environment Department’s youth crew led by Chris Marchi recently completed a ‘zero carbon’ rehabilitation of a garden and park on Border Street. The park, that connects Meridian Street to Border Street near the former Meridian Street...

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Future of Suffolk Downs Site

September 29, 2014
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With the 79-year-old historic thoroughbred race track poised to close at the end of the year there remains one big uncertainty–what will the former track be developed into. During the course of touting a casino way back before Eastie residents rejected the Host Community Referendum 55 percent to 45 percent, Suffolk Downs had to...

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