Suffolk Downs Files DEIR for Casino Site

September 11, 2013
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Suffolk Downs filed Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) last week with the state for the proposed Caesars Resort. Suffolk Downs officials are touting the commitments to sustainable development and operation in the DEIR would make the resort the most environmentally ‘green’ casino resort in the world. On Monday, East Boston and Revere residents were...

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A Lifetime Helping Others

September 11, 2013
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Fran Rowan has spent a lifetime selflessly helping the people of East Boston with kindness and charity. She has possessed the uncanny ability to make most people around her believe in the causes she was fighting for because those causes were simply the right thing to do. Over the years Rowan has been the...

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Nicastro to Be Honored by ABCD

September 11, 2013
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In many ways Michael Nicastro has become the face of the East Boston neighborhood Health Center. As the Health Center’s community outreach director Nicastro is always in the neighborhood looking for ways EBNHC can help people and other organizations. However, Nicastro’s willingness to lend a hand extends beyond his Health Center duties and is...

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Remembering 9/11: the Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 11, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Men’s Hockey Kicks off Another Season

September 11, 2013
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The fifth installment of the EBMHL kicked off last Tuesday night at the Porazzo Rink on Constitution Beach in East Boston. After a long summer the boys were ready to roll, as game 1 saw Captain Peter Hanlon and his squad, Milano’s Deli take on Captain Dave Berardinelli and his troops, Team Basile. An...

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Obituaries 09-11-2013

September 11, 2013
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Angelo ‘Sonny’ Todisco Co-Founder of DePiano & Todisco Adjusters, Member of Many Organizations Angelo A. “Sonny” Todisco of Revere died at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Boston on September 4 following a long illness. He was 85 years old. “Sonny” was born in Boston’s North End and came to live in Revere at one year...

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All BPS Students Now to Receive Free Meals

September 4, 2013
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All BPS Students Now to Receive Free Meals

For the first time ever Boston Public School (BPS) students, regardless of their income status, will receive a free breakfast and lunch during the 2013/2014 school year that begins today (Wednesday). Boston now becomes one of the largest cities in the nation to join “Community Eligibility Option”. The program waives meal fees for all...

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Medical Marijuana Non Profits Vying for Limited Licenses

September 4, 2013
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East Boston Attorney Michael Ford is representing one of the 21 applicants that applied to become registered medical marijuana dispensary operators in Suffolk County last week. Ford is representing the nonprofit corporation Humanitarian Medical Marijuana, Inc. who is vying for one of five licenses to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the county as...

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Voters Looking for Next Mayor to Make Educational Changes

September 4, 2013
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According to a recent survey of Boston voters education ranked as the top priority and said they would support a mayoral candidate who will invest in improving Boston public schools rather than opening more charter schools. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Boston Teachers conducted the survey and sampled 626 registered voters...

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LaMattina is Hopeful on Casino Agreement

September 4, 2013
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Look at any streetscape in San Francisco and you will find pristine homes that have remained true to their late Victorian Era roots. Almost every postcard from San Francisco depicts either the Golden Gate Bridge or a row of Victorian Homes brightly painted and basically untouched since the turn of the last century. East...

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Election Now in Full Swing: Many Issues, Candidates for the Voters to Consider

September 4, 2013
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With the dog days of summer officially behind us, the attention of voters turns to the candidates for the various municipal offices who are now in the stretch run of getting out their campaign messages. Here in Boston,  the September primary will feature a mayor’s race among a horde of candidates seeking to succeed...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Her Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 4, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Obituaries 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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Elvira ‘Vera’ Celeste Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Elvira A. “Vera” (Monterisi) Celeste of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 3. She was in her 92nd year. The beloved wife of the late Angelo “Scungie” Celeste with whom she shared 67 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Robert...

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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

August 28, 2013
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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

The consensus in East Boston has always been that more, not less, programs for youth are better for the community and families. With one of the highest concentrations of children and teens in the city, Eastie has always called for more summer, daycare and after-school programs. Like the East Boston Social Centers and East...

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East Boston Guaranteed Millions in Boston Host Community Agreement

August 28, 2013
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East Boston Guaranteed  Millions in Boston Host  Community Agreement

The long-anticipated host community agreement signed by Mayor Tom Menino Tuesday afternoon proved to be the most lucrative agreement signed to date in the state with several East Boston benefits announced – including a new youth center, a new senior center and $20 million of the annual impact fees going just to Eastie. Overall,...

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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Pushing for Use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road

August 28, 2013
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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly is advocating for the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road to be open to East Boston residents. This week Connolly sent a letter to Massport CEO Thomas Glynn urging the Port Authority to open the road that opened less than a year ago so Eastie motorists can enjoy its quick access to...

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Belle Isle Bridge Officially Complete

August 28, 2013
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Last Thursday, city and state officials officially dedicated the Belle Isle Bridge to mark the end of the two and a half year $4.3 million project to replace the former aging bridge. Physical work to reconstruct the City of Boston owned Belle Isle Bridge on Saratoga Street began on May 11, 2011 by MassDOT...

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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

August 28, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of...

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School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

August 28, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of...

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RRBL Knights Clinch Top SEED

August 28, 2013
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For the third consecutive season the RRBL Knights harvest the organizations only chance at a championship as the YBL team still fresh off getting swept by the Stoneham Sabers can only sit and watch. For the first time in the team’s history in the RRBL, they clinch the number one seed overall finishing the...

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Obituaries 08-28-2013

August 28, 2013
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Marie Gioiosa Former resident of East Boston and Winthrop Word has been received here of the untimely death in Toms River, New Jersey of Marie A. Gioiosa, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, who died at the Hospice of Toms River, NJ on August 14 following a two year battle with metastatic cancer. Ms....

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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

August 21, 2013
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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

The iron rebar framing for the first building to be constructed on East Boston’s waterfront as part of the Portside at Pier One project is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Already the first level of the building has been framed out as part of phase one of the Pier One project. This...

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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

August 21, 2013
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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

Three pitbull attacks this summer in East Boston, two of which occurred this month, has officials wondering what can be done to prevent more attacks in the future. The most recent attack occurred last week when Eastie resident Jessica Lee Jones walking her two dogs. Jones stopped to talk to two neighbors when two...

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