Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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The First Pick-up will be in Jeffries Point

June 15, 2011
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The First Pick-up will be in Jeffries Point

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It’s no secret that East Boston has long struggled with the daily occurrence of trash and litter on its streets. While there has been some major improvements in the overall appearance of the neighborhood streets through new initiatives like adding more barrels, educating residents and business owners about proper trash...

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Joseph Ruggiero Sr., Printer and a Patriarch of Popular Eastie Family

June 15, 2011
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Joseph Ruggiero Sr., Printer and a Patriarch of Popular Eastie Family

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Joseph L. Ruggiero Sr., who began a career in printing with the East Boston Times in the 1950s and was the patriarch of a prominent East Boston family, has died. Mr. Ruggiero, who had battled health issues this past year died on Friday, June 10 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing...

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NOAH Honors People for their Support of Trinity House

June 15, 2011
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NOAH Honors People for their Support of Trinity House

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Next week, East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will pay tribute to longtime residents and activists who have given much of their lives to the betterment of the community through their support of Trinity House programs. On June 22 at 5 p.m. at the Trinity House on Meridian Street,...

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Business Owner, Volunteer are Recognized by EBMS

June 15, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) business owners and volunteers were well represented at last week’s 15th Annual Boston Main Streets Awards dinner at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Honored at last week’s ceremony hosted by local radio personality Ron Della Chiesa were Eastie’s own Beda...

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All-around Good Job: Woody’s Withdraws Expansion Proposal

June 15, 2011
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In the end, Eastie’s Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Senator Anthony Petruccelli had much to do with Woody’s Liquors taking their expansion plan off the table for now. It was a good piece of neighborhood-community work for LaMattina and Petruccelli, and for Mayor Thomas Menino, all of whom voiced concern about whether or...

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Joe Ruggiero: A Loyal Friend to East Boston

June 15, 2011
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The death of Joe Ruggiero Sr. at 77 is a loss for the neighborhood. He was a special kind of man. He could walk into a room with dignitaries, politicians and wealthy and powerful individuals and he would be the one that everyone would remember. He had a great personality. He made people feel...

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Obituaries 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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Joseph Ruggiero Sr. Dedicated his life to family and community Joseph L. Ruggiero, Sr. of East Boston went home to the lord on June 10 with dignity and strength as he lived his life. Mr. Ruiggiero  dedicated his life to his family and without his help his son’s dream of owning the Ruggiero Mazzarella...

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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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