LaMattina Helps form a Committee on Asthma

May 18, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Councilor-at-Large Felix Arroyo told a story at an East Boston community meeting how one day at City Hall he was experiencing the symptoms of asthma. A lifelong asthmatic, Arroyo was experiencing the usual symptoms asthmatics fear inside his council office. “I wasn’t doing well and was wheezing and had tightness...

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Police briefs 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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May 9 Joseph Cuilla of 236 Maverick Street, East Boston, was placed under arrest on several outstanding warrants, Cuilla was also charged with resisting arrest. May 10 Kenneth Townsend of 784 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Douglas Taylor of 48 White Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating...

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A Direct Question – Capuano: ‘Where Do We Want to Go?’

May 18, 2011
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At the East Boston Main Streets breakfast last week Congressman Mike Capuano asked: “Where do we want to go as a country?” As usual, Capuano was banging the nail on its head by asking such a question. As a champion of working class families, Capuano tends to ask important questions regarding the road we...

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Cubs vs. Athletics, Round 2

May 18, 2011
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-By John Lynds Last time the the Cubs and Athletics met they were both undefeated and it was the East Boston Little League game of the week. The Athletics were able to break the Cubs’ win streak with a 8-4 victory that kept their own winning streak alive. However, as the two faced off...

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Obituaries 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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Jennie Baldassaro East Boston resident Jennie B. (Saladino) Baldassaro of East Boston died on May 15. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry “Gary” Baldassaro, devoted mother of Theresa “Terry” Mastrangelo and her husband, Thomas,  of Danvers, Joan Merino and her husband, Arthur, of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston, Lona Ruggiero...

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Knights Win Season Opener

May 18, 2011
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In their Sophomore year, the East Boston Knights opened their 2011 Yawkey League Baseball season with a victory over the Stoneham Sabers. Sean Hannon pitched 5 solid innings, striking out 7 and only allowing 2 hits. Centerfielder Tyler Higgins and 1st Baseman Ace DiNapoli combined for 2 hits each but it was Catcher Juan...

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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

May 11, 2011
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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It was a more subdued hearing than last year when hundreds of people both for and against legalizing casino gaming in Massachusetts descended upon the State House to enter their testimony on the record. This time around, the hearing room was half filled as the debate over whether to authorize...

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Skeleton Sighting: EBNHC Springs to Life in Maverick Sq.

May 11, 2011
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Skeleton Sighting:  EBNHC Springs to Life in Maverick Sq.

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com If you have passed through Maverick Square in the past week you would have definitely noticed a major change to the square’s landscape. The steel skeleton of the monumental project that will forever transform the square has been erected as construction of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s new health care...

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Fork in the Road Capuano: Where do We want to Go as a Country

May 11, 2011
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Fork in the Road Capuano: Where do We want to Go as a Country

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was at the East Boston Main Streets breakfast on Tuesday morning at Spinelli’s and took direct aim at his Tea Party colleagues in the House but also fired a few shots at the President for recommending cuts to Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) — a program...

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What’s Fair is Fair: Mayor seeks to Stabilize Cable Rates

May 11, 2011
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City of Boston residents are like hostages in captivity when it comes to rate setting for the cable companies. Comcast is the only real show in town, with something like 175,000 ratepayers in Boston and no real competition of any kind to make a difference when it comes to setting rates every year. During...

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New Heights: EBSB Thrives under Gavegnano’s Leadership

May 11, 2011
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The East Boston Savings Bank has grown to nearly $2 billion under the leadership of Richard Gavegnano. That’s a far cry from the $850 million bank that he took over three years ago. Now comes the news that the EBSB has been named to the 2011 Globe 100, the Globe’s annual ranking of the...

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FPCU makes a Generous Donation to this Year’s Strike Out Colon Cancer Tourney

May 11, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Three years ago East Boston High School baseball coach Phil Brangiforte wife was diagnosed with colon cancer after give birth to the couple’s fifth child.  She never came home after delivering baby Alexandria. “She was moved to Boston Medical Center three days after child birth and had emergency surgery to...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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District Seven Arrest Report Monday, May 2 Marvin Miranda of 159 Chelsea Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. John Ciano of 215 Washington Street, Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Alexander Powe a homeless male was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Casey Savoie of 133...

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Obituaries 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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Gino Meucci Orient Heights resident Gino G. Meucci of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of the West End, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 3 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 77 years old. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved...

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Food for Thought: Homeless Residents Share their Stories at Crossroads Breakfast

May 4, 2011
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Food for Thought: Homeless Residents Share their Stories at Crossroads Breakfast

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Jillian Serret gave emotional testimony last Friday morning in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials at a breakfast hosted by Crossroads Family Shelter. Serret and other housing advocates were at Crossroads last week to lobby elected officials like Senator Anthony Petruccelli to preserve funding...

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Capitol Improvements: Capitol Waste Retrofits Truck with Pollution Control Equipment

May 4, 2011
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Capitol Improvements: Capitol Waste Retrofits Truck with Pollution Control Equipment

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com For years East Boston based Capitol Waste Removal Services has worked with the city and state to implemented ideas .33and policies to lessen litter on Eastie streets during garbage removal days. Now the garbage removal company has entered into a state program to reduce emissions in the neighborhood through MassCleanDiesel...

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Simply, it was a Tireless Effort

May 4, 2011
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Simply, it was a Tireless Effort

Times Staff Report It took the combined strength of twenty East Boston and Chelsea residents to move a seven-foot tractor tire that has littered the beach of the Condor Street Urban Wild for at least a decade. But on Friday, during an Earth Day cleanup organized by the Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew (E3C) and...

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The Connector: A Green Light from the Mayor

May 4, 2011
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino added his considerable influence to the neighborhood effort for a greenway connector that will do so much to make this a better place to live. We applaud the mayor for his support. We welcome it. His voice, added to the crescendo of other voices seeking this improvement, is exactly...

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Meeting his Maker: Justice is Served

May 4, 2011
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Almost ten years ago, the search for Osama bin Laden began following the 9/11 catastrophe. Almost 3,000 innocents died that day, including a resident from East Boston, and what was even worse, the tragic affair began when two planes were hijacked out of Logan Airport. Fast forward ten years. President Barack Obama certainly showed...

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EBYC Claims 2011 Title

May 4, 2011
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After a fantastic season and an amazing playoff race to the championship, it was the East Boston Yacht Club and Bill Ash’s Lounge who remained standing in the 2nd Annual Finale of the East Boston Men’s Hockey League. A hyped up game, to say the least, featured two of East Boston’s most prominent hockey players to...

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Police Briefs 05-04-2011

May 4, 2011
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Monday, April 25 James Robert Piantedosi a homeless male was arrested and charged with shoplifting & resisting arrest. Tuesday, April 26 Sam Ruiz of 1Washington Street, Revere, was arrested and charged with possession & distribution of Class D drugs within 1000ft of a school Zone. Wednesday, April 27 Charles Parry of 6 Random Lane,...

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Obituaries 05-04-2011

May 4, 2011
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Angelina Deeb East Boston resident Angelina (Amorose) Deeb of East Boston died on May 2. The beloved wife of more than 63 years to George, she was the devoted mother of Elizabeth Deeb of East Boston, Thomas Deeb and his wife, Olga, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Kerri Ann Deeb and her mother, Jolene,...

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Supplier Seizes Cafe’s Beer and Wine License

April 28, 2011
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Supplier Seizes Cafe’s Beer and Wine License

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There is trouble brewing over the beer and wine license at 303 Cafe. Apparently, on April 1,  Sysco Boston LLC, a restaurant supplier, legally seized 303 Cafe’s beer and wine license due to an outstanding invoice for hot and cold Beverage containers that were ordered in August of 2007 prior...

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Orient Heights Residents Briefed on RSA Project

April 28, 2011
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Orient Heights Residents Briefed on RSA Project

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Massport officials were at the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting Monday night to brief the community on the Boston Logan International Airport Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project. Massport plans to enhance the runway safety areas at the ends of Runway 33L and Runway 22R at Logan. At Monday’s...

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