Poll Shows Eastie Voters Favors Casino

October 16, 2013
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A new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll regarding the upcoming vote on the casino referendum in East Boston suggests the vote might be closer than some may think but still gives Suffolk Downs the edge. According to the poll, 47 percent of Eastie voters plan to back the casino during the November 5 referendum vote...

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East Boston Men’s Hockey League

October 16, 2013
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Ivaska rips Ecco, as Long shines for Lightning during Men’s Hockey play   Week 4 we saw the emergence of a player who can potentially become a force this season at Porazzo Rink. The winless Team Carlo Basile took on Ecco Restaurant, in a game that started out all Basile and quickly became a...

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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Francis ‘Frankie’ Lespasio Laborer for Construction Company Private funeral services and interment were held for Francis M. “Frankie” Lespasio who died on Monday, October 7 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute following a long illness and struggle with Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer. He was 39 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he was...

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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

October 11, 2013
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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

Local clammer John Denehy and more than a dozen other clammers affected by the massive clam die-off in 2010, which they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan are now seeking damages in Federal Court. Last week the clammers officially filed a lawsuit in United states District Court against Massport and...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 11, 2013
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Blessing of the Animals

Fr. Wayne Belschner blesses one of the many dogs during the Blessing of the Animals at Sacred Heart Church on Friday. Many parishioners took their animals to be blessed.

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Hundreds of Children Left Stranded by Bus Strike

October 11, 2013
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An unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in East Boston stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 7 station to shuttle kids to school. “It was crazy,” said District 7 Community Officer Gary Marino. “We were picking...

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Hundreds Attend Job Fair at Suffolk Downs

October 11, 2013
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Nearly 1,000 people showed up for two job forums at Suffolk Downs last Thursday afternoon and evening – far surpassing what anyone expected for the turnout. The crowd was jubilant and excited. The presentation was slick, glossy and well rehearsed. The potential new face of Suffolk Downs – and the current face of Caesar’s...

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Sen. Petruccelli Endorses Walsh for Mayor

October 11, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced last week at the East Boston Yacht Club that he would endorse Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston. Petruccelli, who was a Rob Consalvo supporter leading up to the September 24 Primary Election, said his former colleague in the House of Representatives is the best choice to lead Boston into...

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Our Opinions

October 11, 2013
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Theresa “Terry” Adamson Theresa Adamson was a special person and her passing leaves a large  gap in many people’s lives, especially those with whom she worked, and those whom she helped, at the East Boston Courthouse Probation Department. The praise from her colleagues about her expertise in handling her job, as well as the...

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Greenway Extension

October 11, 2013
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The preliminary plan for the Greenway Extension is a testament to those in our community who have taken a dream and turned it into a  reality. We all know that our community is congested.  Many of our streets are main traffic arteries going to the airport or to the tunnels that makes navigating  them...

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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Doing a good job Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I read a letter to the editor from a writer who seemed critical of what the Lombardo family was doing at the Liberty Plaza. I think it is always positive news when a shopping plaza gets a new face-lift. Liberty Plaza has always been...

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MEB Hockey Squad News

October 11, 2013
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Malden east Boston (M.E.B) hockey squads continue parity play this week in the Valley League as well as the first round of the 2013 Boston Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament. Mite K The Mite K Team had a big weekend taking two victories in the 2013 Mayor’s Cup on a full ice format, something many...

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Obituaries 10-09-2013

October 11, 2013
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Theresa Olivero Lifelong Chelsea Resident Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero, a life long Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly on October 2 at Bear Hill Nursing Center of Stoneham following a brief illness. She was 98 years old. Born, raised and educated in Chelsea and a lifelong Chelsea resident, her unusual but wonderous strength allowed her to...

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Spectacular Light and Color

October 2, 2013
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Spectacular Light and Color

From the Orient Heights Yacht Club looking towards Constitution Beach residents were treated to a spectacular light and color show as the autumn sun set behind the neighborhood on Monday.

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Eastie-only Vote

October 2, 2013
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We want to thank the Boston City Councilors who voted last Wednesday to have only East Boston residents decide the fate of the Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs. We always have maintained  that the decision should be decided by East Boston and not by the voters of...

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Malden-east Boston Youth Hockey Roundup

October 2, 2013
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The Malden-East Boston hockey squads continue parity play this week in the Valley League as the regular season begins in mid-October. Mite K Malden/East Boston 7, Melrose 13 Kasabuski Rink, Saugus MA The Mite Valley team dropped a tough one to Melrose. Chris Cecca had 4 goals, Will Fosdick had 2 goals, and Jake...

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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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Peter Zirpolo, Jr. Self Employed Welder Peter A. Zirpolo, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on September 26 after battling terminal cancer with the greatest care at Cambridge Hospital with a special thank you to the attending staff in the Emergency Room and the ICU. He was 60 years old....

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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

October 2, 2013
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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders has died. Mrs. Adamson died on Friday, September 25 after a long battle with cancer. Terry, as she was affectionately known by friends, family and colleagues may have been small in stature but had...

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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

October 2, 2013
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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

City Councilor Sal LaMattiina’s convincing win against two anti-casino candidates during last week’s Primary Election could be a signal that East Boston resident may just support the host community referendum on November 5. LaMattina walked away with 2,943 votes and his two challengers, Brian Gannon and John Ribiero got a combined 1,602 votes. LaMattina’s...

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Casino Now in Eastie’s Hand: Councilors Vote to Let Residents Decide Project’s Fate

October 2, 2013
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Despite a last minute amendment by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the Boston City Councilor voted 12-1 last Wednesday to approve a ‘Ward Only’ vote on the Host Community Agreement with Suffolk Downs Racetrack regarding the proposed resort-style casino. At the hearing O’Malley argued that the $1 billion development is not simply a...

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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

September 25, 2013
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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

All sings point to the Boston City Council voting today in favor of a ‘ward only’ vote versus a ‘citywide vote’ on the Suffolk Downs casino referendum. This would allow East Boston voters sole authority on deciding whether or not they want a casino in the neighborhood and the potential $20 million cash windfall...

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Eastie Voters Back Connolly, Walsh Consalvo, Arroyo

September 25, 2013
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In the Mayor’s race Eastie voters went with John Connolly. Connolly recieved 1,214 votes from Eastie voters. Marty Walsh and Rob Consalvo where in a dead tie with 762 votes each. Felix Arroyo finished 4th among Eastie voters with 731 votes followed by Dan Conley with 731 votes.

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LaMattina Cruises to Victory

September 25, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattiina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 2,943 voted in East Boston and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Eastie, the North End and Charlestown . In Eastie the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 855 votes....

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Man Charged in Sexual Assault Case

September 25, 2013
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The East Boston man suspected of allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on Faywood Avenue last Friday has been apprehended and authorities are investigating a possible link between the man and other assaults in the area. Jose Avila, 39, of East Boston was arrested at his home Sunday and arraigned Monday at East Boston...

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