EBMS Sees Funding Increase

April 16, 2014
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Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced he would increase funding to the Boston Main Streets program as part of his fiscal year 2015 budget. Main Streets District funding will increase by $400,000 compared to last year, with East Boston Main Streets District receiving $75,000 annually from the City, a 30 percent increase. “Investing in...

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A Special Easter

April 16, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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East Boston Knights Are Back in Action

April 16, 2014
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Baseball is back and so are the East Boston Knights. The RRBL Knights opened up their season last Friday and are hungrier than ever. Playing the Medford Titans in a rematch of the finals from last year in which the Knights lost in 5 games the team has reloaded their roster in hopes of...

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Obituaries 04-16-2014

April 16, 2014
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Anthony DeCarlo Of Lynn, Formerly of East Boston Anthony M. DeCarlo of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on April 11. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the husband of Mary (Bocchetti) DeCarlo; devoted father of Mary E. Fronduto and her husband, Vincent of East Boston, the late Anthony DeCarlo...

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100 Years Young

April 9, 2014
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100 Years Young

Congratulations to Catherine Mcphee on her 100th birthday! Catherine is an EBNHC Elder Service Plan participant at Lewis Mall, she turned 100 years on March 28. The EBNHC had a birthday party for Catherine, her family and all of her Lewis Mall Friends. Catherine says, “ I have lived in East Boston all my...

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Brangiforte to Lead EBHS

April 9, 2014
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Brangiforte to Lead EBHS

Life has come full circle for East Boston’s Phil Brangiforte. It was made official last week that after going through a rigorous vetting process, Brangiforte, who has served as interim East Boston High School Headmaster since Michael Rubin’s retirement last year, will serve as the school’s permanent headmaster. “I am humbled and honored to...

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Climate Change Causing Residents to Think Ahead and Being Prepared

April 9, 2014
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Climate Change Causing Residents to Think Ahead and Being Prepared

Last Wednesday, planners and East Boston residents took an important step toward storm surge preparedness during a meeting at Maverick Landing. To prepare residents for a series of flood planning workshops with agencies and scientists residents heard from experts in climate change and storm surge awareness. The discussion during the meeting focused on climate...

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East Boston Residents Asked to Complete Quality of Life Survey

April 9, 2014
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East Boston residents have a chance to improve their community by completing the East Boston Quality of Life Survey. Residents are urged to complete the survey to describe the most important health issues that affect East Boston residents today. All answers are anonymous. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EastBostonQualityofLife. The goal of the...

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YMCA Breakfast

April 9, 2014
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On Thursday, April 3 at the Logan Hilton the East Boston YMCA held yet another successful annual breakfast as part of the Y’s annual capital campaign. Over 500 supporters attended the breakfast last week to help the Y raise money for the agencies childcare programs and scholarships. Y Executive Director Joey Cuzzi said that...

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Lightning Express Defends the Cup

April 9, 2014
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The EBMHL Cup will not be finding a new residence this year, as Lightning Express successfully defended their title in the EBMHL Championship Series, defeating the East Boston Yacht Club 2 games to none. Lightning’s captain Dominic DiMarzo had the troops primed and ready to roll as they rolled on all cylinders throughout both...

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Obituaries 04-09-2014

April 9, 2014
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Rita Scala Of East Boston Rita M. (Gilbert) Scala of East Boston died on April 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony; devoted mother of John and his wife, Julie of New Hampshire and Ron and his wife, Nora of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Laurel, Cara. Christina and Lisa and loving...

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Eastie Remembers

April 2, 2014
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Eastie Remembers

Father Wayne Belschner offers a prayer for Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Fire Lieutenant Ed Walsh during a candle light vigil last week in Central Square.

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LaMattina Presents Case for Host Community Status at Mass. Gaming Hearing

April 2, 2014
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LaMattina Presents Case for Host Community Status at Mass. Gaming Hearing

Last Tuesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels East Boston and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote again. “I have been dealing with this issue for over 6 years and have had many...

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Community Speaks out about Future BPS Supt.

April 2, 2014
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Last Wednesday night at East Boston High School Boston Public School parents and students joined BPS officials for a public hearing to get feedback from families on what qualities and priorities the new BPS superintendent should possess. On February 6, Mayor Walsh and the BPS Committee announced the formation of a Superintendent Search Committee to spearhead...

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Wally Bowe Fundraiser Scheduled for April 11

April 2, 2014
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On Friday, April 11 at the Beachmont VFW the first fundraiser for the Wally Bowe Fund, a fund set up in memory of the longtime Salesians Boys and Girls Club mentor will take place. Those of who knew Bowe best have created fund – not only to keep his memory alive, but also to...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 2, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Eastie Fab Four Swimmers Rewrite the Record Book

April 2, 2014
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East Boston High School’s Mateo Galeano (senior), Ben Lara (senior), Julian Reyes (junior) and Jonathan Smith (freshman) gave the swim team record book a makeover this past season. These four extremely talented swimmers are now part of six new records at Eastie High. All four swimmers now hold the record in: 200yd Medley Relay New...

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Obituaries 04-02-2014

April 2, 2014
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Mary Vieira Of East Boston Mary Vieira died in East Boston on March 30. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Vieira; devoted mother of Elaine Thorne and Lucinda “Cindy” Maccarone; sister of the late Alfred Gonsalves; grandmother of Elaine and her husband, Eric Morash and great-grandmother of Randy, Dennis and...

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A Neighborhood Institution, Al’s Shoe Store to Close

March 28, 2014
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A Neighborhood Institution, Al’s Shoe Store to Close

It’s an end of an era in East Boston as Al’s Shoe Store in Central Square, a neighborhood institution since the 1920s, announced it is closing after 90 years in business. We live in a world where retail is largely an impersonal experience for shoppers. Discount chains and shopping malls have moved us away...

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EBYBL Celebrates 40 Years in the Community

March 28, 2014
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EBYBL Celebrates 40 Years in the Community

On Saturday City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined one of the founders, coaches and players of the East Boston Youth Basketball League program to celebrate the program’s 40th anniversary. Started in 1973 by the late Marty Pino with the help of John Forbes, Michael Gaeta and other community members, the program has helped keep Eastie...

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Health Center President Jack Cradock Honored in Washington Dc

March 28, 2014
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Health Center President Jack Cradock Honored in Washington Dc

President of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) Jack Cradock was honored this week in Washington DC by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for leadership and meritorious service in the Community Health Center Movement. Cradock was presented with the Cornell Scott Excellence in Leadership Award, one of the NACHC legacy...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2014

March 28, 2014
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March 16, 2014 Amelio Monterola of 83 Florence Avenue, Revere was arrested outside of Chelsea Street & Neptune Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license. Omar Madrigal of 46 Hillside Avenue, Revere was arrested outside of 1118 Bennington Street and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. A white...

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