Archive for July, 2013

EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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EBNHC Takes Part in Sand Sculpting Festival

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, one of this year’s Revere Sand Sculpting Festival spon­sors, has its name carved into the ‘Boston Strong’ creation by a sculptor during last weekend’s annual event.
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EBHS Seniors Receive Umana Fellowships

July 24, 2013
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The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents here in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the sumtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special way through...
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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...
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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Sylvester ‘Jake’ Cheffro Building Contractor Sylvester “Jake” Cheffro, a lifelong East Boston resident, passed away at the Chelsea Skilled Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family on July 17. He was 70 years old. Jake worked for many years for the Rapino Memorial Home in the 1970’s, for Picariello and Singer and as a building...
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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

July 18, 2013
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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

City Councilor Sal and Interim District 7 Captain Tim Connolly were out walking the Jeffries Point neighborhood Monday night following an increase of social media chatter regarding an up tick in crime in the area. The social media threads on Facebook started some hysteria and caused panic among residents that were unaware of all...
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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

July 18, 2013
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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

With a push to get East Boston’s long neglected waterfront finally developed there is one person warning that sea level mitigation should be part of any commercial or residential development along Eastie’s shoreline. Carolyn Jenkins, an MIT student who recently completed an architecture masters thesis entitled “East Boston buffer: a transferable urban framework for...
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Major Renovation at Liberty Plaza is Now Underway

July 18, 2013
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Hoping to capitalize on the major renovations to Central Square that the city will begin in the fall, the Lombardo’s Company is in the process of completing a major renovation to Liberty Plaza in the square and is moving forward with its Seville Theater project on Border Street. The $1 million Liberty Plaza project...
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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...
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East Boston Little League Wins District 9 Championship

July 18, 2013
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It’s been a longtime since East Boston Little League (EBBL) won a District 9 Championship but the drought came to end Monday night at Festa Field in East Boston. Led by coaches Joe Serpa and Frank DiNublia and playing behind shutout pitching by Frank Serpa EBLL eliminated Hill House 2-0 Monday night. Serpa struck...
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Obituaries 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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Robert Yantosca Decorated Veteran, volunteer at Don Orione Nursing Home and St. Lazarus Parish in East Boston Robert V. “Bob” Yantosca of Newtonville, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away on July 13. He was 92 years old. Robert was a past usher at St.Lazarus Parish, a member of the Holy Name Society,...
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