EBYC Earns Top Spot in Regular-season Standings

March 23, 2011
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The EBMHL Season 2 is in the books. Another fantastic season at the Porazzo Rink wrapped up last Tuesday evening with all teams playing for playoff positions. It was a season of ups and downs for many of the teams in the EBMHL in a season where any one of the seven teams could...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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March 14 Carmen Vargas of 40 Dehon Street, Revere, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Cristina Pepin of 20 Waverly Street, Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault & battery. William Vargas of 87 Marion Street, East Boston, was arrested on an outstanding...

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Obituaries 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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Maria DiSalvo Accomplished Bocce player, played every year with Boston’s Mayor Menino Maria D. (Padula) DiSalvo died at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody on March 20. She was 84 years old. Mrs. DiSalvo was born in Civitanova del Sannio, Italy on May 14, 1926 to the late Domenico and Lucia (Lastoria) Padula. She was...

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A Close Watch from Afar

March 16, 2011
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A Close Watch from Afar

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As fears about an increase in radiation levels from a damaged nuclear power plant in Japan rise in the wake of the worst earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Pacific country last week, some in East Boston are keeping a close eye on the developments. In Eastie, there are...

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Maverick Landing Residents Honored

March 16, 2011
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Maverick Landing Residents Honored

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Two East Boston residents that were instrumental in lobbying for federal funding to revamp the old and decaying Maverick Housing Projects into the new Maverick Landing development under a federal HOPE VI grant were honored last week for their years of service. Ruth Capone and Elly Saraceni, both members of...

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EBHS Gala Fundraiser Set for April 29

March 16, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Last year it was an upgrade to the school’s computer lab and before that the school was able to purchase a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) projectors for every classroom. These are just some of the items that East Boston High School (EBHS) Headmaster Michael Rubin has been able to invest...

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Marshalls Ready to Move into Former A.J. Wright Location

March 16, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The A.J. Wright store in Liberty Plaza in East Boston has officially closed and Marshalls, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers, will be opening in its place at the end of the month. According to TJX officials, the Marshalls store in the popular strip mall in Central Square will...

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Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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Many, many thoughts go through our minds whenever we are watching the television news about the ongoing disaster in Japan. Never have we seen so close up and in real time on television what a tsunami can do – and in fact – what it has done. We are all in awe of the...

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A Great Spot – the Joy of Treating Yourself to Betty Ann’s

March 16, 2011
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There is no proper way to describe just how good one feels having a bag of hot donuts from Betty Ann’s in hand and transiting back to the office early in the morning. There is a lot of anticipation that goes with returning to the office, having your coffee by your side, reaching into...

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Police Briefs 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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Monday March 7 Mark Mullaney of 823 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, was arrested and charged with armed robbery of a convenience store. Hilcias Palencia of 277 Carter Street, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence & leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Fransisco Solis of 22 Sprague Street, Revere, was...

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Obituaries 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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Margaret Amorose Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Margaret (LoConte) Amorose of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Amorose with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; loving mother of Theresa Gallagher and her husband, William, of Woburn, Doreen DiMartino and...

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Kennedy is Fired Up About Proposed Cuts to Federal Fuel Assistance Program

March 9, 2011
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Kennedy is Fired Up About Proposed Cuts to Federal Fuel Assistance Program

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com   East Boston residents Joe and Katherine Oliveri worked their entire lives but have no pension and the small amount of social security they get to live on sometimes is not enough. This is the reason why Citizens Energy Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy II joined with U.S. Reps. Michael Capuano...

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Tommy Butler: Classy, Diplomatic and Sure to Be Missed at Massport

March 9, 2011
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Tommy Butler: Classy, Diplomatic and Sure to Be Missed at Massport

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com His job was to balance the needs of the Massachusetts Port Authority with the needs of the communities impacted by Logan Airport operations. At community meetings in East Boston, Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea and South Boston, Thomas Butler, known here as ‘Tommy’, was the ever lovable punching bag for community activists...

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Betty Ann’s Packs‘em In

March 9, 2011
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Betty Ann’s Packs‘em In

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com A peculiar thing happens each Saturday and Sunday at the corner of Bennington and Moore Streets. At about 9 a.m. a line begins to form at the corner and sometimes stretches for some distance down Bennington. The people in line are not waiting to buy sold out tickets to some...

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Time to Make a Push – Expanded Gaming Legislation Needs to Be Brought Before the House

March 9, 2011
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It is the right time and we are in the right place to urge the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have known the Speaker for a long, long time and what he has...

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Smooth Sailing: EBYC Clinches Top Seed as Playoffs Approach

March 9, 2011
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With two weeks remaining, EBYC has secured the #1 seed in the EBMHL playoffs and the Regular Season crown. As the remaining 6 teams jockey for position you can be sure that it is going to come down to the wire. With the #1 seed the EBYC have secured a frst round bye in...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2011

March 9, 2011
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Monday, February 28 Phillip Falcucci of 120 Winthrop Parkway, Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Tuesday, March 1 Richard Nunez of 30 Falcon Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon (gun) and unlawful possession of a firearm. Tina Farulla of 41 Bennet Avenue,...

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Obituaries 03-09-2011

March 9, 2011
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Angelina Rotondo Nurse’s Aide, Member of Red Hat Society and Winthrop Senior Center Angelina L. Rotondo of Lewis Avenue, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on February 28 after a brief illness. She was 81 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Maria (Puzzo) and Gaetano...

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Strike Up the Broadband

March 3, 2011
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Strike Up the Broadband

Councillor Sal Lamattina, Comcast Senior VP Steve Hackley and Mayor Thomas M. Menino are picturedwith Juliana Grillo of the East Boston Salesian Boys and Girls Club at last Friday’s broadbandinternet event at the Chinatown Neighborhood Center. The Salesians Boys and Girls Club will bethe benefi ciary of a new partnership between the city and...

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Woody’s Makes a Pitch for Expansion at OHNC Meeting

March 3, 2011
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Woody’s Makes a Pitch for Expansion at OHNC Meeting

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Neighbors of Woody’s Liquors on Saratoga Street in Orient Heights are unwilling to support any expansion of John Wood’s business until he cleans up his act and shows he can be a better neighbor.   At an Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting (OHNC) Monday night a lawyer for Wood, Daniel...

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East Boston Man, 40, Faces Numerous Charges Following a Shooting on Maverick Street

March 3, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com   An East Boston man led police on a wild chase through the Sumner Tunnel after shooting a man on Maverick Street.   Richard Nunez, 40 of East Boston was eventually arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and...

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From the Top Down – Decorated Officer Convicted of Fraud

March 3, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com   He was picked as America’s Top Cop, was a candidate for Ward I City Council and the 2005 East Boston Times Man of the Year, but now Boston Police Detective Eliezer Gonzalez can add a criminal conviction to his list of achievements.   Gonzalez 48, of East Boston plead...

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And They’re Off! – Live Racing Set to Return to Suffolk Downs

March 3, 2011
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As we head toward spring and the rebirth of everything frozen and covered with snow and ice for months already, at least we do so in the knowledge that there will likely be 80 days of professional horse racing taking place at Suffolk Downs. All the agreements necessary to make this happen apparently came...

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Expensive Holidays – This Experiment isn’t Adding Up

March 3, 2011
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The so-called Suffolk County hack holidays – Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day – were literally done away with last year when the governor agreed with the Legislature that more money would be saved than is spent keeping Suffolk County offices open on these two days than closed.   So two important historical events...

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