Disconnect? Internet Report Says Red Line/Blue Line Project is in Jeopardy

September 16, 2011
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The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has posted a message on its blog alerting residents and activists that the long awaited Red Line/Blue Line Connector project may be in jeopardy. “The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (“MBTA”) spider-map has been praised and replicated in countries around the world, but it only takes one short look at...

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Liquor Store Employee Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

September 16, 2011
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The owner of Woody’s Liquors has again found himself in hot water with the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). Last month, an underage operative, under the direction of ABCC investigators, phoned in orders for alcohol to Woody’s Liquors in Revere. The driver for Woody’s was caught selling liquor to a minor by Revere Police...

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Expanded Gaming: Legislation Deserves to be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives is expected to report out of committee first and then vote on a final version later this week of the expanded gambling bill that will allow three casinos and one slot machine racino to be licensed in the state of Massachusetts. The earth will not tremble if this happens. Life...

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Obituaries 09-14-2011

September 16, 2011
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Reginald Todd Green, Jr. Revere resident  Reginald Todd Green, Jr. of Revere died on September 11. He was five years old. He was the cherished son of Nicolette Deveau and Reginald Green Jr.; adored brother of Brookelynn Green; devoted grandson of Burton Deveau Jr. and his wife, Dorothy (Attenasio) Deveau and Caroline Johnson; dear...

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Education

September 7, 2011
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Education

Denise Torres (center) accepts a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, as family mem­bers and Berklee officials look on, during the renowned music school’s annual City Music Scholar­ship Concert. Torres graduated from East Boston High School earlier this year.

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Harvest Festival This Sunday at Piers Park

September 7, 2011
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Harvest Festival This Sunday at Piers Park

This year’s annual Harvest Festival will not only showcase the gardening talents of locals and the musical prowess of Eastie kids but will pay tribute to the men and woman who died a decade ago during the worst terrorist attack on American soil. On Sunday, September 11 from 2-6 p.m. Zumix, Eastie’s youth-driven music...

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Robbery Case is a Sad Reflection of the Economy

September 7, 2011
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An East Boston man’s arrest last week shows just how desperate some people have become in this down economy. Marquis Allen, 21, an expectant father from East Boston said he only grabbed a stranger’s gold necklace because he had money problems and was concerned for his unborn baby’s future. Allen was arraigned in East...

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A Complete Score: East Boston Vocalist Earns a Full Scholarship to Berklee

September 7, 2011
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An East Boston resident was one of 16 young musicians that will share a total of $2 million in full-tuition scholarships to support four years of study at the Berklee City Music program at Berklee College. Denise Torres, a vocalist from East Boston is a graduate of East Boston High School and participated in the Berklee...

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A Q&A with Our Congressman

September 7, 2011
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Congressman Mike Capuano represents East Boston. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with East Boston editor Josh Resnek. Question: Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in...

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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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All Stars Continue to Make Big Strides

September 7, 2011
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There is a resurgence going on in the East Boston Little League. Following on the success of the state finalist East Boston junior team earlier this summer, the league’s 9-10-year-old All-Star team swept through the cities of Boston and Chelsea with a 7-0 record to claim the championship in the annual District 9 Jimmy...

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Obituaries 09-07-2011

September 7, 2011
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Lawrence Costa Decorated Veteran Lawrence C. Costa of Chesterfield, VA, formerly of Derry, NH and East Boston, died on September 3. A US Navy veteran with 35 years of service, he served on nine submarines and was the recipient of three Bronze Stars. He was the beloved husband of the late Victoria M. (Mastrangelo);...

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Storm Damage

August 31, 2011
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Storm Damage

Massport employees gave a helping hand with the removal of the downed tree that fell across Maverick Street during the storm.

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El Salvadoran Consulate Opens with Fanfare

August 31, 2011
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El Salvadoran Consulate Opens with Fanfare

Mayor Thomas Menino led a coterie of dignitaries at the official opening of the El Salvadoran consulate on Bennington Street last Friday morning. Located at 46 Bennington Street, the consulate will be a virtual clearing house for the more than 10,000 El Salvadorans living in Greater Boston and with a large number living in...

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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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