A Q&A with Our Congressman

September 7, 2011
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Congressman Mike Capuano represents East Boston. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with East Boston editor Josh Resnek. Question: Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in...

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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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All Stars Continue to Make Big Strides

September 7, 2011
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There is a resurgence going on in the East Boston Little League. Following on the success of the state finalist East Boston junior team earlier this summer, the league’s 9-10-year-old All-Star team swept through the cities of Boston and Chelsea with a 7-0 record to claim the championship in the annual District 9 Jimmy...

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Obituaries 09-07-2011

September 7, 2011
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Lawrence Costa Decorated Veteran Lawrence C. Costa of Chesterfield, VA, formerly of Derry, NH and East Boston, died on September 3. A US Navy veteran with 35 years of service, he served on nine submarines and was the recipient of three Bronze Stars. He was the beloved husband of the late Victoria M. (Mastrangelo);...

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Storm Damage

August 31, 2011
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Storm Damage

Massport employees gave a helping hand with the removal of the downed tree that fell across Maverick Street during the storm.

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El Salvadoran Consulate Opens with Fanfare

August 31, 2011
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El Salvadoran Consulate Opens with Fanfare

Mayor Thomas Menino led a coterie of dignitaries at the official opening of the El Salvadoran consulate on Bennington Street last Friday morning. Located at 46 Bennington Street, the consulate will be a virtual clearing house for the more than 10,000 El Salvadorans living in Greater Boston and with a large number living in...

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Massport Sends out Tree Cutters in Eastie

August 31, 2011
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Trees that were down and blocking Maverick Street following the storm were cut and removed with the aid of Massport’s facilities department. The Director the department, Gary Tobin, spotted the downed trees on his way to work on Sunday and called in to his office and ordered vehicles and cutting equipment and Massport employees...

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Eastie Man Charged in Hit-and-run Death

August 31, 2011
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An East Boston man has been ordered held on $25,000 cash bail in Chelsea District Court this week after allegedly running over and killing a 22-year-old woman just over the line on Lee Burbank Highway in Revere. Jon Ravida, 47, of 1150 Bennington St. in Eastie, was charged by Revere Police with motor vehicular...

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Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show for us but not for others. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only...

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Obituaries 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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Anthony Cardone East Boston resident Anthony Cardone of East Boston died on August 23. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the devoted son of the late Pasquale and Tomasina (Copala) Cardone; beloved brother of Albert Cardone and his wife, Christine of Arlington and the late Virginia Lonigro, Anna Blanchette, Michael...

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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Beach Bash and Splash

August 24, 2011
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Beach Bash and Splash

Recently, 400 youths from East Boston and across the city joined Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay for a day of celebration of clean water on the beach at the Curly Community Center at M Street. Hosted by Save the Harbor’s Youth Committee in partnership with the Boston Center for Youth and Families 42...

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For the Love of the Game: East Boston Little League Team Completes Fine Run in Jimmy Fund Tournament

August 24, 2011
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Chuckie Cassaro played Little League baseball as a kid so he knows how much fun the sport can be. He also knows that the more you play the game, the more you improve your skills. That’s why Cassaro, head coach of the East Boston Little League Two 9-10-year-old team, and his fellow coaches, Hugh...

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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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The Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship Was Awarded to East Boston Resident Iris Umaña

August 24, 2011
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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced the recipient of the first annual scholarship honoring the memory of Donna Rauseo, a lifelong resident of East Boston and a long-time employee of Massport at Logan International Airport. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship was awarded to East Boston resident Iris Umaña. Umaña who is a graduate...

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Accused Wife-killer Led Double Life in Eastie

August 24, 2011
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The East Boston man who is being held in a gruesome murder plot in New Jersey after he allegedly convinced a New York man to sign over a share of an expensive Manhattan apartment house to him. Kashif Pervaiz, 26, who claimed he went to Harvard, has apparently led a double life while residing...

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Eastie Pride Day a Great Success

August 24, 2011
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The 23rd annual Eastie Pride Day was a great success attracting thousands of residents, with parents and children frolicking all over Piers Park and enjoying music, food and camaraderie on a day that appeared as though it was blessed by God. The weather was picture perfect and the park absolutely ready for the droves...

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Obituaries 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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Sabino ‘Sammy’ Recchia Soccer enthusiast, member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman’s Union, Local 3 Sabino “Sammy” Recchia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on August 19. He was 68 years old. Born in 1942, he grew up in Bari, Italy and he and his family moved to the United States in 1960....

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Good Will Call: Capt. Mancini Establishes a Dialogue with Residents

August 17, 2011
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Good Will Call: Capt. Mancini Establishes a Dialogue with Residents

When an authority figure like the captain of the local police stations calls you in for a meeting you would assume he’s about to lay down the law but that’s not what last week’s meeting with bar and restaurant owners at the Maverick Landing Community Center was all about. District 7 Captain Frank Mancini...

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Massport OK’s City’s and Neighborhood’s Vision for Connector

August 17, 2011
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It’s a piece of land that was taken in the 1960s as part of Logan Airport’s expansion but now it will be given back. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board voted last Thursday to approve the community and city’s request to use a small stretch of Massport owned property that use to be part...

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Man Savagely Attacked by Four Assailants; One in Custody

August 17, 2011
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An East Boston man is in custody and charged with the brutal beating and stabbing of another man outside the Sumner Tunnel last week. Anthony Lemus, 19, of East Boston was arraigned Friday in East Boston District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous...

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EBNHC Radiates Success

August 17, 2011
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President and CEO Jack Cradock announced this week that the health center has been named to the “Best of 2011 Radiology Facilities” by Imaging Economics. The list is comprised of facilities throughout the United States that have demonstrated an overriding commitment to excellence, according to an editor’s note in...

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Have a Great Vacation: Mayor Menino Heads to Alaskamayor

August 17, 2011
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 Menino is heading to Alaska on a vacation with his family. We understand he wanted to go to Italy but it was simply too expensive for the mayor to pay for such a trip for ten people. First of all, we asked the mayor what exactly he was going to do in Alaska. Mind...

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Cheerleaders Excel at UCA Camps

August 17, 2011
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The textbooks are closed, the homework is done, and the classes are over, but the East Boston High School Cheerleaders are still hard at work. For the fifth consecutive summer the EBHS cheer team enhanced their cheer skills and leadership qualities at one of the Universal Cheerleading Association camps. For four days the girls...

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Obituaries 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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Joseph Yourawski Revere resident Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness. He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville and Cara Finnochio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline (Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and Louella Yourawski...

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