Archive for February, 2018

An Exciting Proposal

February 21, 2018
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When we were just kids (not too long ago, but longer than we care to remember), the East Boston waterfront was nothing more than the epitome of a run-down and dilapidated example of urban blight. The water itself was oily, foul, stinkin’, and dangerous to health. The transformation of the Boston side of the...
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Coach Arinella says Eastie AquaJets Will Rebound from Tough Season

February 21, 2018
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The East Boston High School swim team suffered through a winless season for the first time in  their history, yet Head Coach Dave Arinella remains optimistic about the  future of his team. He told us, “We knew going into this season that because we had lost 14 seniors and  that our Division 1 schedule...
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Obituaries 02-21-2018

February 21, 2018
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Dolores Lazzarino Member of Saint Agrippina Women’s Society of Boston Dolores (Payne) Lazzarino of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Feb. 15 surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was a member of the Saint Agrippina Women’s Society of Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Lazzarino; devoted mother of Nicholas Mustacchio and his wife, Lisa of East Boston, Warren Mustacchio and his wife,...
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Campfire and Community Skate

February 15, 2018
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Campfire and Community Skate

A father helps his two children master the art of roasting a marshmallow on an open campfire last Saturday during the YMCA and DCR’s annual campfire and free community skating event at the Porrazzo Rink in East Boston.
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Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso Honored on his 100th Birthday

February 15, 2018
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Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso Honored on his 100th Birthday

Those who know 100-year-old Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso will tell you the tough World War II veteran still has a lot of fire in his belly as he reached a special birthday milestone last Thursday at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston. Barrasso, a WWII veteran who fought in the Battle...
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‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in for Second Term as EBCC President

February 15, 2018
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‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in for Second Term as EBCC President

Last Thursday night in front of a packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn,  Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini took the oath of office for the second time as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce president. Mangini, a longtime neighborhood business and civic leader, was administered the oath by Councilor Lydia Edwards to kick off his...
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BPDA Approves Suffolk Downs Phase I Plans

February 15, 2018
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While Amazon has yet to pick a city for its second North American headquarters (HQ2), Boston officials are leaving nothing to chance. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved HYM Investment Group, LLC’s Suffolk Downs Phase I proposal at its February meeting last Thursday. Phase I of the Suffolk Downs project involves building...
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City Council Committee Holds Hearing on Noyes Park Renovations

February 15, 2018
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On Monday, the City Council Committee on Environment & Sustainability, which oversees Boston parks, held a hearing on the Noyes Park renovation project slated to begin this year. The purpose of the hearing, chaired by City Councilor Matt O’Malley and co-chaired by Eastie’s City Councilor Lydia Edwards, was to authorize the city to accept...
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East Boston Resident,Nobel Prize Nominee and Master of Non-Violent Resistance Dr Gene Sharp Dies at 90

February 15, 2018
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Dr. Gene Sharp, who ran the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles out of an unassuming apartment in East Boston, and for decades had written the handbooks on how to overthrow oppressive regimes through non-violent means, died on Sunday, Jan. 28, at his East Boston home. He was 90 years old. Dr. Sharp, who...
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Quiet Few Finally Gets JPNA Backing

February 15, 2018
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Josh Weinstein, the East Boston resident proposing a new bar on Sumner Street in Jeffries Point, went back before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night and finally received approval by a vote of 27 to 9. Weinstein proposes to convert the former East Boston Kitchen building into a concept bar and restaurant...
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