Author: Times Staff

Getting Better with Time

It is very rare for the Boston City Councillor from East Boston to receive top billing in a lead Boston Globe editorial yet this is exactly what occurred recently for our Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina’s efforts to control the ugliness…

Gambling Commission Choices Being Made

Time is rapidly approaching when the State’s newly authorized gambling commission must be in working order and ready for the mandate set by the Legislature when it passed the expanded gambling bill which allows casinos in Massachusetts. The timely naming…

Police Briefs 02-29-2012

Monday, February 20 Pedro Mejia of 86 Lexington Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Marvin Alvarenga of 472 Sumner Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery and several outstanding warrants. Wednesday,…

Obituaries 02-29-2012

Joseph “Giuseppe” DiFabio Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston Joseph “Giuseppe” “Peppino” DiFabio of Stoneham, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on February 22. He was the loving husband of Nelida (D’Keini) DiFabio; devoted father of Dr. Liliana DiFabio…

Fares are Rising

The MBTA is saying that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods…

Good Luck, Diane Modica

Last week, Diane Modica was installed as the President of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. Modica is among the most widely known and supremely capable women in this neighborhood, having served as a Boston City Councilor from East Boston.…

Obituaries 02-22-2012

Edith Lafleur Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston Edith ( Alessandroni) Lafleur of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on February 16. She was in her 89th year. She was the devoted mother of Richard Lafleur and his wife, Fran…