Protests Downtown: Demonstrations Might Be a Sign of Worse Things to Come

October 12, 2011
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The so-called Occupation of Boston protesters demanding a re-ordering of our capitalist society has attracted about 1000 demonstrators who have been camping out at Dewey Square and who have now moved to the Rose Kennedy Greenway. About 100 of these peaceful demonstrators – protesting the lack of jobs and asking for a redistribution of...

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Grand Slam Organization Lives Up to Its Name

October 12, 2011
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The Grand Slam Youth Baseball organization is thriving under the direction of owner-operators Gerry DiVenuti Sr. and Charlie LoGrasso. In 2007 the organization was founded as a fall baseball league for children 12 and under. In 2008 it expanded to 15-under Big Diamond play and in 2009 it added an 18-under Big Diamond division....

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Obituaries 10-12-2011

October 12, 2011
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David ‘Davie’ Carrozza  East Boston resident David “Davie” Carrozza of East Boston died on October 8. A late member of the Allied Craftsmen Union Local #3 and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Arline C. (Goulart) ) Carrozza with whom he shared 46 years...

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A Fields Day for the Bradley School

October 5, 2011
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A Fields Day for the Bradley School

Suffolk Downs Racetrack and the Fields Family Foundation, the charitable foundation founded by the track’s principal owner Richard Fields, have pledged $40,000 in a joint contribution to use the track’s equipment and labor from track employees to restore the play structure at the Bradley School on Beachview Road in East Boston that was damaged...

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Brown Tours Neighborhood as U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

October 5, 2011
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Brown Tours Neighborhood as U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

With the latest polls showing U.S. Senator Scott Brown in a virtual dead-heat against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, Brown in now getting local help from an unlikely ally. Last Wednesday, former Senate President Robert Travaglini, a staunch democrat who oversaw the passage of gay marriage and universal health care in the Commonwealth during his...

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Two Big Thank You’s: Suffolk Downs and Richard Fields Step to the Plate on Behalf of the Bradley School

October 5, 2011
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The nearly brand new children’s park at the Bradley School was the victim of an arsonist recently. You have to wonder, who would set fire to a kid’s playground next to a public school? What kind of monster or monsters could do such a thing? How little humanity does one have to possess to...

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Thousands Participate in Walk Now for Autism

October 5, 2011
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Thousands of walkers joined together at Suffolk Downs on Sunday, October 2 to raise much-needed funds for critical scientific research and to increase autism awareness at the 11th Annual Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Just as thoroughbred racehorses do four days a week at Suffolk Downs, walkers gathered in the paddock before...

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Obituaries 10-05-2011

October 5, 2011
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Josephine Butera Chelsea resident Josephine Butera, a 50 year resident of Chelsea,  died on October 2 at the Rosewood Nursing Care Center in Peabody. She was 88 years old. She was the devoted mother of Russell Butera and his companion, Lil, Phillip Butera and Janice Coolidge and her husband, Al, all of Peabody. She...

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Rental Car Project is Moving Forward

October 5, 2011
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in June to send a letter to state and federal officials urging them to force Massport to test the ultra-fine particulate matter that may spew from the proposed five-level, 2.8 million square foot, 9,000 parking space garage that will serve as Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or...

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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

September 28, 2011
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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

Authorities are seeking a single arsonist or group of arsonists that lit the brand-new playground at the Bradley School on Beachview Road on fire over the weekend. Boston Police and the Boston Fire Department investigated the cause of the fire and believe it was the result of arson. Now authorities are scouring the neighborhood...

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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

September 28, 2011
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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

There is still a shroud of mystery surrounding the violent attack of an East Boston woman last Wednesday on Webster Street. The woman remains in serious condition at an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. People who knew the woman, whose name has not been released by investigators, have reported that there is a possibility...

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Last Drop: Task Force Shuts Down Illegal Liquor Operation

September 28, 2011
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It’s a group that began in 2009 when Eagle Hill residents collaborated with the Boston Police and the City of Boston to address problem properties in the neighborhood. Now three years later East Boston’s Problem Property Task Force (PPTF) is as strong as ever and showing they mean business. Last week, as a result...

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FOL Members Tour Mattapan Branch with Design Team

September 28, 2011
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The Friends of the Library group charged with being a conduit between the community and developers of the new library in East Boston recently toured the newly built Mattapan branch library and saw things they liked and did not like. William Rawn Associates who will be charged with designing the new Eastie library is...

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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...

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Lightning Express and Danilchuk Auto are off to Roaring Starts

September 28, 2011
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After months of anticipation the EBMHL came to a start Tuesday night September 13, 2011. After much speculation on who the front runners would be, 2 teams emerged as possible top guns this season. Lightning Express, Captained by Dom DiMarzo, looks like a replica of an East Boston Mustangs team seen years ago in...

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Obituaries 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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Dolores Tennerini East Boston resident Dolores A. “Dodie” (Marcella) Tennerini of East Boston died on September 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Tennerini; sister of Marilyn Ford, Charles J. and Kenneth Marcella, all of East Boston, Marybeth Osgood of Salem, NH, Virgina Sprague of Malden, Karen Giardullo of Saugus,...

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A Business Model for Orient Heights

September 21, 2011
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A Business Model for Orient Heights

Chuma Gaviria has always had a passion for fashion and style. Growing up in Colombia, Gaviria studied hairdressing and fashion before taking what he learned to Europe for several years. “I lived in Barcelona, Spain doing fashion and styling before moving to the United States,” said Gaviria. Gaviria has taken his experiences in both...

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Design Process is Underway

September 21, 2011
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Design Process is Underway

The design process for the East Boston Greenway Extension is underway. As a preliminary step, a group of local residents who will serve as an advisory board assembled by the Mayor Thomas Menino toured the route envisioned by Massport and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. Currently the focus is on a 25-foot...

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Table Talk: Neighborhood Moves Ever Closer to Getting a Resort-style Casino

September 21, 2011
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It seems the possibility of a full-scale resort-style casino coming to East Boston is closer to reality than ever before. Last week the House passed its version of expanded gaming in the state with East Boston’s Representative Carlo Basile joining his colleagues voting in favor of the bill. “This bill has been a long...

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Residents Urged to Participate in the Renew Boston Program

September 21, 2011
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The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Kim Foltz was at Monday night’s Orients Heights Neighborhood Council meeting to urge East Boston participation in the city’s Renew Boston program. NOAH is one of 13 community-based organizations that has been tapped to spearhead the program in Eastie. “We hold free Energy Efficiency counseling in English and...

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Maverick Square: Looking Up in a Down Economy

September 21, 2011
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A few things have become obvious to nearly everyone in this neighborhood as the construction of the impressive new building for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center rushes to completion. First of all, local merchants in the square have revealed that the potential cost for rental space for commercial operations has gone up dramatically....

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Empty Thinking: Positive Developments Are Always Welcome

September 21, 2011
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There seems to be the belief held among many residents that an empty buildable lot should remain always an empty buildable lot – that an empty lot is preferred over a well built, up to code, new residence which tends to enhance a neighborhood rather than to detract from it. We frankly don’t understand...

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Obituaries 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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Quintino Sacco Member of Laborers Union Local 22 Quntino Sacco of Revere, formerly of Melito, Italy, died on September 15. A member of the Laborers Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Frances (Rapaciole) Sacco of Revere; beloved father of Richard Rizzo of Revere; dear brother of Gesomina, Carmen and Pietro Sacco,...

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It Takes a Neighborhood: Daycare Co-op Opens its Doors

September 16, 2011
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It Takes a Neighborhood: Daycare Co-op Opens its Doors

A new daycare that has been much anticipated by local parents opened in East Boston on Monday and will bring a whole new philosophy to caring and educating preschoolers in the neighborhood. Harbor City School (HCS) is the brainchild of a few local moms that began meeting every Friday at a 303 Cafe-sponsored ‘Mommy...

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