Woody’s Withdraws Pizza Plan

June 8, 2011
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Woody’s Withdraws Pizza Plan

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com At a Boston Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Tuesday, the attorney for Woody’s Liquors withdrew plans to build a takeout pizzeria inside the liquor store due to overwhelming opposition from neighbors. The hearing came on the heels of the fourth in a series of community meetings held at the...

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Menino Discusses Budget Plans for Boston’s Neighborhoods

June 8, 2011
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Menino Discusses Budget Plans for Boston’s Neighborhoods

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Mayor Thomas Menino held an informal press conference last Friday at City Hall with editors of the East Boston Times and other local community newspapers to discuss his proposed Fiscal Year 2012 recommended budget and five year capital plan. The meeting gave Menino the opportunity to highlight spending in Eastie...

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Be fare! LaMattina Reminds Cab Drivers not to Charge Residents for Tolls

June 8, 2011
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Be fare! LaMattina Reminds Cab Drivers not to Charge Residents for Tolls

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com 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...

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A Rising Star: EBNHC Facility is going to be a Grand Addition

June 8, 2011
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The grand new health center building now rising in Maverick Square – the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center facility – is now taking shape and form. When it is completed six months from now, it will represent about the most exciting single investment development in Maverick Square in the last 100 years. Not...

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Traffic Slow-Down: Bridge Closure is Causing some Headaches

June 8, 2011
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East Boston residents who tend to use the Meridian Street Bridge need to be reminded of the closure of the Chelsea Street Bridge. Until December, the Chelsea Street Bridge is being closed to so the old drawbridge can be cut apart and carted away, after which the new bridge replacing it can be completed....

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Police Briefs 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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Monday, May 30 Christopher Michael Bagarella of 203 Lexington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny over $250.00 Tuesday, May 31 Lakisha Monnette Newman of 185 Cabot Street, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with disorderly person and destruction of personal property. Marjalia Flowers of 708 Border Street, East Boston, was arrested and...

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Obituaries 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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Paula  Moran Social Security Administration retiree Paula M. (Nicastro) Moran of East Boston died on June 5. An employee of the Social Security Administration for more than 35 years, she was the beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” Moran, the loving mother of Mark P. Moran of Wells, ME; dear sister of Michael Nicastro and...

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Finding the Shade

June 1, 2011
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Finding the Shade

Warm weather has finally arrived. Above, a resident uses an umbrella to shade herself from the hot sun on Meridian Street last Friday.

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Grand Entrance: Honoring Eastie’s Past and Albert Lombardi Jr.

June 1, 2011
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Grand Entrance: Honoring Eastie’s Past and Albert Lombardi Jr.

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The late Albert Lombardi, Jr. an iconic figure in the rough and tumble East Boston political world, will be honored with a memorial garden dedicated in his name at Jeffries Point this month. The transformation of the city’s historic entry point for immigrants into a revitalized open space will be...

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Student Held on Cash Bail for Gun Possession

June 1, 2011
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Student Held on Cash Bail for Gun Possession

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com A 17-year-old student East Boston High School student was held on $25,000 cash bail for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school with him last Thursday. Brendan Campbell, 18, of Roxbury was arraigned in East Boston District Court Friday on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of...

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Teenager Admits to Strangling Death

June 1, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The East Boston teen arrested in connection with last week’s fire that killed a 28-year-old Salvadorian immigrant has confessed to the neighborhood’s first murder in over two years. Marco Tulio Flores, 17, of East Boston walked into District 7 police station the morning after firefighters found Jaime Galdamez, 28, inside...

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Looking Ahead: Peaceful Weekend is a Sign of Things to Come

June 1, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Hannon No-hits Medford; Team Wins Home Opener with Ease

June 1, 2011
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It was truly Judgment Day for the Yawkey League Knights of East Boston! Fireballer Sean Hannon (2-0), pitched a complete game, no-hitter on Saturday, May 21 against the Medford Maddogs at Playstead Park. Hannon was sharp from the start going perfect through three innings. A walk in the fourth blew Hannon’s bid for a...

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Obituaries 06-01-2011

June 1, 2011
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Joann Modica Lynn resident Joann “Jennie” (Fazio) Modica of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on May 24.  The beloved wife of the late Giovani “John” Modica, she was the devoted mother of Paula Modica and Mary-Ellen Nille, both of Lynn, John Modica of California and David Modica of Marblehead and cherished grandmother of David and...

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The Art of Living in Eastie

May 25, 2011
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The Art of Living in Eastie

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a few years back by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in...

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Man Murdered on Saratoga Street; Teen Arrested and Charged

May 25, 2011
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Man Murdered on Saratoga Street; Teen Arrested and Charged

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Boston Firefighters stumbled upon a gruesome scene Monday as they battled a small blaze at 877 Saratoga St. and found a man dead inside his bed–his hands reportedly bound and throat slashed. Now a 17-year-old East Boston teen is charged with the murder of the sole occupant of the illegal...

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Jets host annual Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament

May 25, 2011
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Jets host annual Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament

Story and Photos By John Lynds The East Boston High School baseball team lost to Newton South 12-0 in the first game of the annual Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament Saturday at East Boston Stadium but bounced back in their second game to beat Revere 7-3. Malden shutout Revere 8-0 in their first...

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Residents take Part in CPR Training Course

May 25, 2011
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Residents take Part in CPR Training Course

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Six-year-old Olivia Quigley’s father could not find words to express his or his family’s thanks to the East Boston Central Catholic (EBCC) teachers, staff and Boston EMS that all worked hard to save his little girl’s life. “CPR is what saved my daughter and it’s an easy, lifesaving technique that...

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Police Briefs 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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Monday, May 16 Juan Gonzalez of 147 Brooks Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with trespassing & disorderly person. Juan Melendez of 26 Temple Street, Revere, was arrested and charged with trespassing. Tuesday, May 17 Rocio Perez of 19 Gayron Way, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating with a suspended license. Wednesday,...

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Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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Obituaries 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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James Arthur DeLacy Attorney James Arthur DeLacy  died on April 2 at his Kaneohe, Hawaii home with his loving wife Kawehi (Lindsey) DeLacy at his side. He was born in Winthrop on June 9, 1966, the son of Barbara M. DeLacy and the late Arthur F. DeLacy and grew up in East Boston. He...

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Closure will begin June 1: Project on Pace to be Completed on Time

May 18, 2011
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Closure will begin June 1: Project on Pace to be Completed on Time

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Nearly two years into the project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge in East Boston with a new vertical-lift bridge and everything has been going smooth as can be according to project consultant John Vitagliano. Vitagliano was at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council to remind residents that the...

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An Eagle’s Eye for Architecture

May 18, 2011
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An Eagle’s Eye for Architecture

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The rich architectural history of East Boston is experiencing a rebirth with more and more residents restoring their homes back to their fashionable form, exposing the handcrafted detailing of brackets, original moldings, shingles and woodwork that was prevalent during the 1800s. This jewel of historical architecture still showcases some of...

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Phantom Gourmet Sheds Light on Italian Express

May 18, 2011
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Phantom Gourmet Sheds Light on Italian Express

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Italian Express on the corner of Sumner and Cottage Streets in East Boston seems to be on a roll. After celebrating the opening of the restaurant’s outdoor dining patio and receiving several honors from www.CitySearch.com during their annual Best of Boston contest, the local Italian kitchen was recently featured on...

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