Massport Sends out Tree Cutters in Eastie

August 31, 2011
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Trees that were down and blocking Maverick Street following the storm were cut and removed with the aid of Massport’s facilities department. The Director the department, Gary Tobin, spotted the downed trees on his way to work on Sunday and called in to his office and ordered vehicles and cutting equipment and Massport employees...

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Eastie Man Charged in Hit-and-run Death

August 31, 2011
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An East Boston man has been ordered held on $25,000 cash bail in Chelsea District Court this week after allegedly running over and killing a 22-year-old woman just over the line on Lee Burbank Highway in Revere. Jon Ravida, 47, of 1150 Bennington St. in Eastie, was charged by Revere Police with motor vehicular...

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Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show for us but not for others. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only...

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Obituaries 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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Anthony Cardone East Boston resident Anthony Cardone of East Boston died on August 23. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the devoted son of the late Pasquale and Tomasina (Copala) Cardone; beloved brother of Albert Cardone and his wife, Christine of Arlington and the late Virginia Lonigro, Anna Blanchette, Michael...

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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Beach Bash and Splash

August 24, 2011
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Beach Bash and Splash

Recently, 400 youths from East Boston and across the city joined Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay for a day of celebration of clean water on the beach at the Curly Community Center at M Street. Hosted by Save the Harbor’s Youth Committee in partnership with the Boston Center for Youth and Families 42...

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For the Love of the Game: East Boston Little League Team Completes Fine Run in Jimmy Fund Tournament

August 24, 2011
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Chuckie Cassaro played Little League baseball as a kid so he knows how much fun the sport can be. He also knows that the more you play the game, the more you improve your skills. That’s why Cassaro, head coach of the East Boston Little League Two 9-10-year-old team, and his fellow coaches, Hugh...

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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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The Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship Was Awarded to East Boston Resident Iris Umaña

August 24, 2011
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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced the recipient of the first annual scholarship honoring the memory of Donna Rauseo, a lifelong resident of East Boston and a long-time employee of Massport at Logan International Airport. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship was awarded to East Boston resident Iris Umaña. Umaña who is a graduate...

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Accused Wife-killer Led Double Life in Eastie

August 24, 2011
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The East Boston man who is being held in a gruesome murder plot in New Jersey after he allegedly convinced a New York man to sign over a share of an expensive Manhattan apartment house to him. Kashif Pervaiz, 26, who claimed he went to Harvard, has apparently led a double life while residing...

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Eastie Pride Day a Great Success

August 24, 2011
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The 23rd annual Eastie Pride Day was a great success attracting thousands of residents, with parents and children frolicking all over Piers Park and enjoying music, food and camaraderie on a day that appeared as though it was blessed by God. The weather was picture perfect and the park absolutely ready for the droves...

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Obituaries 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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Sabino ‘Sammy’ Recchia Soccer enthusiast, member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman’s Union, Local 3 Sabino “Sammy” Recchia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on August 19. He was 68 years old. Born in 1942, he grew up in Bari, Italy and he and his family moved to the United States in 1960....

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Good Will Call: Capt. Mancini Establishes a Dialogue with Residents

August 17, 2011
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Good Will Call: Capt. Mancini Establishes a Dialogue with Residents

When an authority figure like the captain of the local police stations calls you in for a meeting you would assume he’s about to lay down the law but that’s not what last week’s meeting with bar and restaurant owners at the Maverick Landing Community Center was all about. District 7 Captain Frank Mancini...

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Massport OK’s City’s and Neighborhood’s Vision for Connector

August 17, 2011
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It’s a piece of land that was taken in the 1960s as part of Logan Airport’s expansion but now it will be given back. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board voted last Thursday to approve the community and city’s request to use a small stretch of Massport owned property that use to be part...

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Man Savagely Attacked by Four Assailants; One in Custody

August 17, 2011
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An East Boston man is in custody and charged with the brutal beating and stabbing of another man outside the Sumner Tunnel last week. Anthony Lemus, 19, of East Boston was arraigned Friday in East Boston District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous...

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EBNHC Radiates Success

August 17, 2011
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President and CEO Jack Cradock announced this week that the health center has been named to the “Best of 2011 Radiology Facilities” by Imaging Economics. The list is comprised of facilities throughout the United States that have demonstrated an overriding commitment to excellence, according to an editor’s note in...

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Have a Great Vacation: Mayor Menino Heads to Alaskamayor

August 17, 2011
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 Menino is heading to Alaska on a vacation with his family. We understand he wanted to go to Italy but it was simply too expensive for the mayor to pay for such a trip for ten people. First of all, we asked the mayor what exactly he was going to do in Alaska. Mind...

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Cheerleaders Excel at UCA Camps

August 17, 2011
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The textbooks are closed, the homework is done, and the classes are over, but the East Boston High School Cheerleaders are still hard at work. For the fifth consecutive summer the EBHS cheer team enhanced their cheer skills and leadership qualities at one of the Universal Cheerleading Association camps. For four days the girls...

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Obituaries 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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Joseph Yourawski Revere resident Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness. He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville and Cara Finnochio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline (Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and Louella Yourawski...

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Cucchiello’s Adds Delivery Service to Its Rising Business

August 10, 2011
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Cucchiello’s Adds Delivery Service to Its Rising Business

The owners and proprietors of Cucchiello’s Bakery in Day Square expanded their business a few years back to include a pizzeria/sub shop and beginning this week will offer delivery for their customers of their famous pizza and popular sandwiches. “We tested selling pizza and subs out of the bakery in Day Square and that...

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Boston PD Will Pay Tribute to the First Italian American Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

August 10, 2011
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Boston PD Will Pay Tribute to the First Italian American Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis have given the go ahead for East Boston’s resident police historian Officer Robert Anthony of District 7 to honor the first Italian American Boston Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty back in 1921. Patrolman Andrew B. Cuneo was killed in...

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Backing out of S-comm Program Might Prove Far Easier Said Than Done

August 10, 2011
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It’s been a controversial program for a sometime in East Boston where nearly 50 percent of the population is made up of people from Central and South America. Some people are either undocumented or have non-U.S. citizenship. But while city and states are now looking to withdraw from the Secure Communities Program the federal...

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Mosquitoes in Eastie Test Positive for WNV

August 10, 2011
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Mosquitos in East Boston for the first time this summer have tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV).  Hyde Park, and South Boston where also added to the Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) list of confirmed WNV positive pools that contain infected mosquitoes. Last month, WNV positive mosquitoes were found in West Roxbury,...

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The Economy: Our Credit Rating and the Future

August 10, 2011
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How many of you out there during the past three years have been told by your credit card companies that the rate you pay is going up, that the amount you have available to borrow has been cut in half or that you need to pay the card off because your borrowing privileges have...

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Vargas Notches 3,000th Career Win at Suffolk Downs

August 10, 2011
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Veteran jockey Jorge Vargas recorded his 3,000th career victory on Monday, August 8 at Suffolk Downs when his mount Want Ad was elevated via disqualification to win the fourth race of the afternoon. “That wasn’t how I wanted to get it,” said Vargas, a 53-year-old veteran of New England racing.  “But, it is been...

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