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

June 29, 2011
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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...

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Getting Around: Grossman is No Stranger to East Boston

June 29, 2011
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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 –...

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Obituaries 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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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...

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Letter Winner: Boston Latin Student Honored at the State House

June 22, 2011
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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...

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Fresh Air: BRA Grant Will Support Sailing Program

June 22, 2011
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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...

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Army Corps of Engineers Will Dredge Chelsea Creek

June 22, 2011
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-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...

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Eastie Man Sentenced for Brutal Beating

June 22, 2011
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-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...

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Police Briefs 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Monday, June 6 Kevin Claros of 61 Havre Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny from a motor vehicle. Milton Medrano of 82 Bennington Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny from a motor vehicle. Richard Lena of 406 Saratoga Street, East Boston, was arrested and charged with operating without...

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Summer Arrives: Things Are Happening All Around Us

June 22, 2011
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Tuesday was the first day of summer, a moment in time marking the earth’s exact position with the sun on its axis, which is ever changing. In other words – the summer is here. The light lasts longer during the day. Until almost 8:30 p.m. there is light. There is also heat and the...

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Eastie Connection: Dimasi and the Neighborhood

June 22, 2011
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Former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi was convicted of seven out of nine charges in Federal Court last week, thus ending a very sorry chapter in his life. He awaits sentencing. Once the most powerful and popular legislators in the state, he is now almost entirely a man alone awaiting his fate at...

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Knights Get Back into the Win Column

June 22, 2011
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-By Julie Bellavia Special to The Times-Free Press After a rough start to the month of June, the East Boston Knights got back on track Friday, June 17 at East Boston Stadium vs. the rival Brighton Minutemen. n their biggest game yet, the team showed what Knights’ baseball is all about.¬† The Knights were...

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Obituaries 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Edith LoVerme East Boston resident Edith (Luiso) LoVerme of Orient Heights East Boston died on June 20. She was the beloved wife of John P. LoVerne Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving mother of Lucille Johnson and her husband, Leroy, East Boston, Charles LoVerme and his wife, Stella, of Medford...

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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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