Study Shows Increased Need for Food Assistance

December 15, 2011
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East Boston based Project Bread has released numbers from its annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2011. Each year Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization conducts and in dept study of how resident in Eastie and across the state are struggling to keep food on their tables. Compared to last year’s report...

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Casino Battle Royal: Suffolk Downs Vs. Foxboro

December 15, 2011
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Suffolk Downs and Foxboro – or East Boston, Revere and Foxboro and its neighboring towns, are now in a fight to the finish to capture the hearts and minds of their residents regarding the possibility of placing a casino in those two locations. According to the state’s expanded gambling bill, only one casino will...

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Patriot Players Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater Educate Students About Teen Relationship Violence

December 15, 2011
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Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots visited East Boston High School last Friday to lead Training Camps for Life – a partnership of the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation – to educate students about teen relationship violence. The half-day, NFL-star-studded event addressed...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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December 4 Jeffrey Inglese of 282 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested on outstanding warrants. December 5 Carlos Rendon of 38 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with distribution of class D marijuana within 1000ft of a school zone. Michael Perez of 35A Tudor Street, Lynn was arrested and charged with possession of...

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Obituaries 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Catherine Barrett East Boston resident Catherine M. (Fisher) Barrett of East Boston died in Arizona on December 7. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Barrett; mother of Kathleen M. Goulet of Arizona and the late William G. Barrett;  sister of Margaret Heffron of Somerville and the late Francis, William, Charles,...

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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

December 8, 2011
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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

When talking about how East Boston is the city’s next up and coming neighborhood residents here inevitably utter the words, ‘now if we can only get the waterfront done’. Eastie has sat idle and watched as the waterfronts of South Boston, the North End and Charlestown changed the landscape of those neighborhoods and the...

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EBNASA Instrumental in the Adoption of E-cigarette Regulations

December 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) was instrumental in lobbying the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to adopt new regulations concerning the sale of E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in the city. After hearing from groups like EBNASA and he Boston Alliance for Public Health (BAPH), the BPHC voted this week to approved...

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AG Briefs Residents on Lawsuit over Foreclosures

December 8, 2011
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Playtime is over for banks dragging their feet to help East Boston residents facing foreclosure to modify their loans. Attorney General Martha Coakley was at the East Boston Neighborhood Affordable Housing (NOAH) last Friday to brief the agency on her unprecedented lawsuits against five national banks in connection with their roles in allegedly pursuing...

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Pizza Plan Moves Ahead, Despite Community Angst

December 8, 2011
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The lawyer for Woody’s Liquors, Daniel Toscano, said his client is moving forward with plans to open a takeout pizzeria inside the liquor store despite continued neighborhood opposition and opposition from East Boston’s three elected officials and the Mayor’s office. Toscano, who filed for a common victuallers (CV) license to sell pizza in a...

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The Waterfront: East Boston Finally Has Its Moment Under the Sun

December 8, 2011
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The highlight of Mayor Menino’s speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce made Tuesday morning at the Copley Plaza Hotel is that he has asked the Boston Redevelopment Authority to begin the process of creating an East Boston Waterfront Development District. The mayor called this a jump-start. For the long underdeveloped East Boston waterfront...

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A Game of Around the World: Kenneth Ramos Will Represent the Boston Public Schools on a Cross-cultural Exchange Program with China

December 8, 2011
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East Boston High School basketball player Kenneth Ramos will be one of eight students chosen to represent the Boston Public Schools and the city during a cross-cultural exchange program with China. Ramos will be leaving with his team on the 10-day trip on Wednesday where he and his teammates from seven Boston schools will...

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Police Briefs 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Sunday, November 27 Jose Juan Deblas of 220 Saratoga Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery on a police officer. Monday, November 28 John J Gil of 3 Monmouth Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident....

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Obituaries 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Michael DeGregorio  Past Venerable Winthrop Sons of Italy and Life Member of Winthrop Elks Michael A. DeGregorio of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died December 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center, Revere. He was 89 years old. Born in East Boston, the son of the late Concetta Buonopane and Michael DeGregorio, he moved to...

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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

December 2, 2011
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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

It’s that time of year but instead of wracking your brain at a crowded mall trying to figure out what gift to get that special someone this Christmas, East Boston Main Streets and Mayor Thomas Menino are urging residents to spend their holiday dollars in the neighborhood. It was the first time in his...

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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

December 2, 2011
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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

Based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of the proposed $4 million rehab to Central Square although there still may be a bit of tweaking over the next couple of months. The fifth in a series of community input meeting regarding the overhaul of the square...

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Woody’s Will Hold: A Public Meeting on Expansion Plans

December 2, 2011
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The controversial plan to add a takeout pizza parlor to Woody’s Liquors on Saratoga Street gained momentum over the past two weeks according to the Boston Licensing Board without the knowledge of the community or East Boston’s city councilor. Woody’s has filed for a common victuallers (CV) license with the city to open a...

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EBHS Football

December 2, 2011
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The East Boston High School football team beat their archrivals, South Boston 12-6 Thanksgiving Day to capture the Boston North Division title. The Jets will face a much-anticipated rematch against Blue Hills for the Division 4A playoff game this week. The game was dominated by the speed of Eastie’s Jimenez-Fox who rushed for 106...

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Obituaries 11-30-2011

December 2, 2011
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John Raimondi Sr. Member of the EBHS Class of 1948 John B. Raimondi, Sr. of Marshfield died on November. 24 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth of complications following a November 6 car accident. He was 80 years old. A veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he graduated in 1948 from East Boston...

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Stop & Shop Donations Will Help More Than 700 Children

November 23, 2011
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The East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop last Wednesday. Stop & Shop kicked off its Turkey Express program last week at the Y with the donation of hundreds of turkeys that will feed over 700 Eastie children and their families. “Many of...

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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

November 23, 2011
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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

Elizabeth M. La Camera, a woman who dedicated her life to many social causes in East Boston and Winthrop where she raised her family has died. Mrs. La Camera, who had the auditorium at the Barnes School elderly housing complex named after her and her family, died on Friday, November 18 following a brief...

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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

November 23, 2011
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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

A few unexpected snags back in September may push back next week’s re-opening of the Chelsea Bridge to vehicles to March according to MassDOT Project Manager Frank DePaola. The project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge bridge in East Boston with a new vertical-lift bridge is now slated to be completed in the...

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The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 23, 2011
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Councilor Sal LaMattina dominated the vote in last Tuesday’s municipal election – and he had no opponent. He received 1,748 votes in a very light local turnout. In the At-Large race, which was the only significant race on the ballot for local voters, Eastie went for John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy...

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Bridge Project: A Masterpiece in the Making

November 23, 2011
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge is shaping up to be an architectural masterpiece that will also double as a mechanical masterpiece. The new bridge is nearly completed. Officials are saying it will open some time in March. When it does, this neighborhood will be home to a bridge quite unlike any other. The more...

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Police Briefs 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Monday, November 14 Rick Falcucci of 728 Bennington Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating after suspension & possession of class c drugs. Henry Albert Williams of 78 Central Avenue, Lynn was arrested on an outstanding warrant & also charged with possession of burglarious tools. Tuesday, November 15 Elizabeth Rosa Ramirez of...

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