Front and Center: Waterfront Potential Gets Big Boost at Menino’s State of the City Speech

January 26, 2012
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In his annual State of the City address last Thursday at Faneuil Hall, Mayor Thomas Menino, as he did in his annual Chamber of Commerce Speech two months back, pointed to East Boston as a neighborhood full of opportunity for development and job growth. While the Chamber speech focused on Eastie idle waterfront development...

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Orient Heights Stop to Be Rebuilt In’14

January 26, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street has begun and according to the T’s Project Manager John Favorito major construction should be underway in the summer and last until spring of 2014. “Residents may have noticed that we have begun staging the area and creating work...

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Police Briefs

January 26, 2012
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Monday, January 16  Damon Attardo of 256 Cooleridge Street, Revere was arrested and charged with operating after suspension or revocation. Tuesday January 17  No Arrest Wednesday, January 18 Bryan Briggs of 230 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon (Brass Knuckles). John Oliver of 59 West Eagle Street,...

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A Doubleheader

January 26, 2012
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This neighborhood is facing two huge possibilities – the possible licensing of a casino at Suffolk Downs with horse racing continuing as it has for 75 years and the remaking of the East Boston waterfront by developers eager to take advantage of the great views of the city and an ideal location for new...

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Logan at 28 Million

January 26, 2012
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There was more than a bit of incomprehensibility when it was announced earlier this week that Logan Airport had checked in and transported by airplane more than 28 million people in 2011. Think about it. More than 2.2 million people per month landed in East Boston and were transported through East Boston on their...

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Hoop Jets Hit Stride, Now at 7-3

January 26, 2012
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The East Boston High School boys’ basketball team has won three of their last four games to improve to 7-3 on the season. First the Jets took on Barnstable in a non-league match at home. In a tight game Eastie was able to squeak out a win 60-57 over the Red Raiders. With that...

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Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Lola Kurley East Boston Resident Lola S. (Trull) Kurley of East Boston died peacefully on January 22. She was 98 years old. She was born in Buncombe County, NC, the beloved wife of the late Stanley; mother of the late Charles and his surviving wife, Elsie of North Reading, the late Finley, the late...

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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

East Boston has arrived according to a San Francisco based marketing company for rental brokers and landlords. A recent study of the rental market in Eastie by RentJuice has shown that the neighborhood’s asking rent soared nearly 14 percent last month making it one of the largest rental spikes in the city and Greater...

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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

January 19, 2012
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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

Children from the East Boston YMCA’s Toddler/Pre-School Program are learning early about the importance of helping others in need by parting with some of their toys. Recently, the children at the Y donated their own barely used toys and warm clothing to “Cradles to Crayons”—a  nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items...

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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

Nicholas Joseph Moscaritolo, the smiling face behind the bar at the landmark East Boston restaurant Barney’s for nearly 70 years, died on Saturday, January 14 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was 91. “He had a great life and did everything he wanted to do,” said son Pat...

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Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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Casino Study Comm. Disbanded by Murphy

January 19, 2012
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Two weeks ago the Boston City Council announced the creation of a casino study committee to be headed by Councillor Sal LaMattina. Late last week, City Council President Stephen Murphy announced that the council study committee had been dropped and with it, LaMattina’s leadership role at the head of it. With the end of...

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Obituaries 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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Antonetta DiNocco Almy’s Retiree Antonetta A. (Venezia) DiNocco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 14 following a six and a half year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89 years old. Mrs. DiNocco was born in Avelli, Italy and came to the United States as a young woman, settling in East...

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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

January 11, 2012
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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

The new daycare that was highly anticipated by parents opened in East Boston this fall has brought 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 and Me’ breakfast...

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Remember Just a Year Ago

January 11, 2012
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Remember Just a Year Ago

When winter arrives it is like we are standing on the edge of doom and there’s no longer a chance to turn back the hands that will soon strike midnight and signal New England’s irrevers­ible winter. It’s around this time we all do a gut check because without a doubt we will all soon...

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Breathing Made Easier: LaMattina, Arroyo Seek to Make Air Filled with Less Polluting Emissions

January 11, 2012
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Construction is an part of life in the big city but City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Felix Arroyo think the polluting emissions from construction vehicles don’t have to be part of life in East Boston. As part of the duo’s City Council Committee on Asthma, LaMattina and Arroyo held a hearing to discuss clean...

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Local Man Recognized by Massport

January 11, 2012
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Each year Massport recognizes one of its non-Port Authority employees for going over and above the call of duty when it comes to working at Logan Airport—one of the nation’s busiest. This year, an East Boston resident is the recipient of the annual award for preventing what could have been a catastrophic incident last...

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Good Choice: Murphy’s Choice of LaMattina as Casino Committee Head Lauded

January 11, 2012
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The choice of Councilor Sal LaMattina to head a Boston City Council committee responsible for studying and informing about the casino issue is a good one. The appointment made by City Council President Stephen Murphy highlights the importance of the casino issue and highlights as well LaMattina’s complete understanding of the expanded gambling effort...

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Taste of Eastie

January 11, 2012
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Mark your calendar. On January 19 at the Logan Hilton Hotel, the 16th Annual Taste of Eastie – which is really a taste of Boston – will be held from 6-9 p.m. Taste of Eastie is all about food and fun, music and entertainment, and people. Don’t eat all day and then get over...

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Ice Jets Help Raise Money for Research Center

January 11, 2012
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The East Boston High School hockey team and hockey players from Boston area schools faced off last week at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast  Cancer Research  Center. The Jets hosted the 7th Annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament,...

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Police Briefs 01-11-2012

January 11, 2012
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Monday, January 2  Stephanie Difeo of 35 Fairview Avenue, Winthrop was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, January 3  William Doucette of 138 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs. Wednesday, January 4  Sanders Davis of 25 White Street, East Boston was arrested on outstanding...

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Obituaries 01-11-2011

January 11, 2012
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Rolande ‘Rose’ Meloa East Boston Resident Rolande “Rose” Meola of East Boston died on December 31. She wasthe beloved wife of Americo Meola and the loving mother of Susan Whitaker of Florida. A private burial was held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody with arrangements by the Rapino Memorial Home. – Thomas Fahey Former...

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Sterlingwear’s Local Retail Store Has Great Sales During Holidays

January 4, 2012
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Sterlingwear’s Local Retail Store Has Great Sales During Holidays

Since opening its doors to a new retail space adjacent to its factory on The McClellan Highway, East Boston based Sterlingwear of Boston, the sole manufacturer of the official U.S. Navy Peacoat has had nonstop business. “The new retail space is doing very well,” said Jack Foster, Director of Marketing and Sales for Sterlingwear...

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16th Annual Taste of Eastie is Set for Jan. 19

January 4, 2012
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16th Annual Taste of Eastie is Set for Jan. 19

Despite many of us making a New Year’s resolution to drop some weight, an upcoming East Boston tradition may be putting those post-holiday diets on hold. On Thursday, January 19 at the Logan Hilton, East Boston Main Streets will host its 16th Annual Taste of Eastie will kick off from 6 to 9 p.m....

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