Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

July 13, 2011
By
Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year might have been out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. Many children in Eastie depend on school breakfast and lunches...

Read more »

As Temperatures Rise, BPD Heats Up Its Efforts to Combat Crime

July 13, 2011
By

Two East Boston residents were among 22 arrested during a citywide sweep by the Boston Police Department (BPD) aimed at reducing violence on the streets of Boston. Jamal Lawrence, 22, of East Boston was arrested for warrants for Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon while Benito A....

Read more »

The Dead of Summer:The Heat is on Full Blast

July 13, 2011
By

It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

Read more »

Police Briefs 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
By

Monday, July 4 No arrests. Tuesday, July 5 Paulo Rivera of 28 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Johnny Alberto Rodriguez a homeless male was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, July 6 Koshin Abullahi of 395 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and...

Read more »

Knights Start Second Half of the Season in First Place

July 13, 2011
By

The second half of the season began Wednesday, July 6, 2011 with the Knights dropping a disappointing rain shortened game, 7 to 0, against Medford. The Medford Maddogs have not lost since the Knights no-hit them in May to win 9 in a row. Thursday, July 7th was a little nicer to the Knights...

Read more »

Obituaries 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
By

Anthony  Pisano Gardener and Accomplished Opera Singer Anthony C., Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on July 10. He was 85 years old. A well decorated World War II veteran, he was an avid gardener and an accomplished opera singer. He was the loving husband of the late Antoinetta (Cogliano) Pisano; cherished...

Read more »

Summer Forecast Calls for Fun, Safe Conditions for Neighborhood Youth

July 8, 2011
By
Summer Forecast Calls for Fun, Safe Conditions for Neighborhood Youth

The Boston Foundation announced $710,000 in grants for positive summer programming for youth and families through its new ‘My Summer in the City’ initiative in response to recent park violence such as  stabbing of a teen inside Bremen Street Park in East Boston two weeks ago and the shooting of a 4-year old boy...

Read more »

What’s Fare is Fair : Authorities Want to Limit the Number of Cabs on Already Congested Streets

July 8, 2011
By

Everyone loves a loophole and many Boston cabbies are no exception to that rule. Hundreds of Boston cabs cruising through East Boston everyday charge their fares the standard rate of $5.25 which is supposed to include the price of a ride through the tunnel to get to the airport and a return ride through...

Read more »

A Healthy Garden

July 8, 2011
By

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ community garden planted back in May has sprung to life in recent weeks. EBNHC leased a small parcel of land at Paul’s Airport Parking on Bremen Street and transformed the land into the garden Let’s Get Movin’ Program. In May hundreds of volunteers that...

Read more »

Clam Mystery : What Exactly Happened on the Wood Island Flats?

July 8, 2011
By

There is virtually no clamming taking place on the Wood Island flats since a fuel leak of undetermined size and origin took place sometime last year. What we know for certain is that the clams died following a collision with a substance like jet fuel, which is toxic for the clams. We know the...

Read more »

George Donovan : Attorney Was a Class Act

July 8, 2011
By

  Attorney George Donovan, who died in June at the age of 83, was a bigger than life character in the life and times of this neighborhood where he grew-up and which he called home for many years before moving to Hull and then to Ireland, where he spent the last 15 years of...

Read more »

Cioffi Finishes Stellar Career at Suffolk Univ.

July 8, 2011
By

Suffolk University Senior Monica Cioffi, an East Boston resident and graduate of East Boston High School, recently wrapped up her four year career with Suffolk’s girls softball team during the 2011 season. Cioffi finishes a four-year career  with a .318 batting average in 149  games played, stealing 79 bases for the Rams, while serving...

Read more »

Obituaries 07-06-2011

July 8, 2011
By

Carmine Stornaiuolo Owner of Lady Gloria Lobster Co. of East Boston Carmine J. Stornaiuolo, a Revere resident for the past 41 years,  died after a brief illness at his son, Peter’s home in Revere. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston, raised and educated in East Boston, he entered the US Navy in...

Read more »

Head Start Celebrates Its 46th Anniversary

June 29, 2011
By
Head Start Celebrates Its 46th Anniversary

East Boston Head Start program was well represented as Head Start centers  from across the city celebrated the program’s 46th anniversary. Children and Staff from Eastie’s Head Start, run by Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC office on Meridian Street, took part in the celebration on the Boston Common and were among 29...

Read more »

Man Charged with Stabbing Inside the Bremen Street Park

June 29, 2011
By

An East Boston man has been arrested and charged in connection with last week’s daylight stabbing in the Bremen Street Park. Carlos Velasquez, 18, of East Boston was arrested this week by Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to Troop F. State Police Sgt. Rick Galeazzi and Troopers John Hubbard, John Morris and Francis Glasheen went...

Read more »

Clamming is All but over on the Wood Island Flats

June 29, 2011
By

Clamming is all but dead on the  Wood Island flats since a fuel spill of some kind and of undetermined size allegedly wiped out the clam population last October. No one in a position of responsibility aware of the ruined clam flats has been willing or able to pinpoint the exact reason for the...

Read more »

Eastie Woman Prepares for the Pan Mass Challenge

June 29, 2011
By

Maggie Malsch, an East Boston woman will take part in the annual Pan Mass Challenge (PMC)–a two day bike-a-thon that raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Maggie will ride in the 32nd annual PMC on August 6 and 7 and be among 5,000 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising...

Read more »

Good Support: Boys and Girls Club is a Most Worthy Cause

June 29, 2011
By

The recent Salesian Boys and Girls Club Annual Breakfast held at Suffolk Downs was a big hit, which attracted all the right people for all the right reasons. Those of us who know and who admire Father John Nazzaro made sure to be there as the Salesian Boys and Girls Club presided over by...

Read more »

Getting Around: Grossman is No Stranger to East Boston

June 29, 2011
By

State Treasurer Steve Grossman is no stranger to East Boston. In fact, his family goes so far back here they are buried in the Jewish Cemetery off Bennington Street. During the campaign in which he was elected, Grossman was a frequent visitor here – and he didn’t just come to say his thing –...

Read more »

Obituaries 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
By

Karen Anne Kelble Worked for Citizen Bank Boston Karen Ann (Sangermano) Kelble of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died n June 26. She was a graduate of Pope John High School, Class of 1983 and Newbury College and was employed at Citizen Bank Boston. The beloved wife of James J. Keble Sr., with whom...

Read more »

Letter Winner: Boston Latin Student Honored at the State House

June 22, 2011
By
Letter Winner: Boston Latin Student Honored at the State House

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com An East Boston student was among the 48 young writers whose achievements were celebrated at_ the State House. Steven Gingras, a resident and 10th grader at Boston Latin School, received an Honors award in this year’s Massachusetts Letters About Literature program, sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and...

Read more »

Fresh Air: BRA Grant Will Support Sailing Program

June 22, 2011
By
Fresh Air: BRA Grant Will Support Sailing Program

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston’s Piers Park Sailing Center will take part in a $8,500 grant from the Boston Redevelopment Authority to support various programming events this summer as part of the Waterfront Activation Plan for the Charlestown Navy Yard (CNY). The disbursement is made possible through mitigation funds received from the Carlyle...

Read more »

Army Corps of Engineers Will Dredge Chelsea Creek

June 22, 2011
By

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in the vicinity of the Chelsea Street Bridge in East Boston and Chelsea by 2012. The replacement of the existing Chelsea Street Bridge with a new vertical lift bridge will...

Read more »

Eastie Man Sentenced for Brutal Beating

June 22, 2011
By

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com An East Boston man will serve up to five years in state prison for beating another man unconscious outside a Financial District bar hosting a bikini contest two years ago. A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Kevin Colon Jr., 25,  of aggravated assault and battery on a 47-year-old West...

Read more »

Real Time Web Analytics - Buzz Stat