Archive for September, 2009

In District 1, a test for LaMattina

September 19, 2009
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By John Lynds [email protected]s.com When the North End’s Chris Kulikoski kicked off his candidacy for the Boston City Council, it became the first time incumbent Councilor Sal LaMattina faced a challenger since narrowly beating Dan Ryan of Charlestown for the seat during a special election in 2006. Many who love a good political fight...
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Go All In – Casinos are a better deal than slots

September 19, 2009
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Speaker Robert DeLeo, formerly of East Boston and now of Winthrop, is believed to be in favor of introducing slot machines into the state’s remaining tracks before going to the full casino concept. Speaker DeLeo has his own mind, and lately, he’s not afraid of using it. He has shown an ability to steer...
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Obituaries – 9/17/09

September 19, 2009
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Richard Moschella Wonderland Park employee Richard “Dickie” Moschella of Everett, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on September 13. A Wonderland Park employee, he was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Lavenia), with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; father of his wife’s son, Mark Sweazey, of Everett; dear brother of...
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A credit to the neighborhood

September 12, 2009
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A credit to the neighborhood

By John Lynds [email protected] Last week, the East Boston Social Centers (EBSC) became the second early childcare program in the neighborhood to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality for our...
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Capuano appears ready to make a run for Kennedy’s seat

September 12, 2009
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Capuano appears ready to make a run for Kennedy’s seat

By John Lynds [email protected] All signs are pointing to U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano throwing his hat into the race for Senator Ted Kennedy’s vacant seat. On Tuesday, Capuano pulled nomination papers, and he has been busy making phone calls to friends, political allies and confidants across the state, trying to garner support or gauge...
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Cargo handler convicted of having sticky fingers

September 12, 2009
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By John Lynds [email protected] A East Boston resident working as a cargo handler at Logan Airport was convicted in federal court of rifling through U.S. mail while employed at the airport. Andres Lainez, 48, of Chelsea Street, East Boston pleaded guilty on September 1 before U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock to one count of...
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Labor Day ‘09

September 12, 2009
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Labor Day has come and gone, finishing off the half-summer during this, the fall of our discontent. The government estimates that 14 million Americans are out of work. The unemployment rate is 9.7 percent and rising, although the numbers of those losing jobs is declining. We all know that the world economy was turned...
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Obituaries – 9/10/09

September 12, 2009
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Margaret Erban, 86 East Boston resident Margaret Erban of East Boston died on Thursday, August 6, at Massachusetts General Hospital, at the age of 86. She was born on March 1, 1923, and was educated in schools overseas. The widow of Saleem Erban, Mrs. Erban is survived by her son, Sam Erban, her sisters...
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