Eastie Watch

Belle Isle Seafood

If you missed it, East Boston’s Belle Isle Seafood was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Channel show ‘No Reservations’ last week.

Bourdain and company stopped by the Eastie seafood restaurant on the Eastie side of the Winthrop Bridge for one of Belle Isle’s famed lobster rolls. Needless to say Bourdain loved every bite. He also got to sample a fried seafood platter of clams, fish, scallops and onion rings.

Last year Belle Isle received the Best of Boston honor for its scrumptious Lobster Roll. Here, a half pound of succulent lobster meat is tossed lightly with a little mayo and piled high on hotdog bun. Around lunchtime everyday in Eastie you can see the counter that overlooks Saratoga Street and the Winthrop Bridge packed with patrons scoffing down the decadent sandwich.

At $16.99 for prime lobster meat the seafood joints signature sandwich comes with a side of fries, onion rings, coleslaw or rice pilaf.

Aside from the roll, Belle Isle turns out other super fresh seafood choices like fish and chips and also runs a successful retail business dealing in fresh caught fish that delivered each day.

Cops nab car thief

Last Wednesday afternoon, officers from Eastie’s Area A-7 station were on patrol when they observed an individual breaking into a car in the area of 1100 Bennington Street. Specifically, officers observed the suspect pulling on door handles as he walked along the street. Officers then observed the suspect gain entry into a vehicle. Upon seeing this, officers activated their lights and siren and approached the suspect who was inside the car. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to flee on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend the suspect.

Officers arrested Robert Batchelder, 43, of Winthrop and charged him with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle. A subsequent search of the Batchelder found him to be in possession of a hammer, rubber gloves, wire cutters and a prying tool.

‘K’ Trust

The East Boston “K” Trust is proud to announce that they are once again offering college scholarships to qualified high school seniors.  It is expected that over $10,000 will be

awarded this year.

Applications will be accepted from high school seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum), or who are members of the Key Club of East Boston High School.

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their scholastic achievement, community involvement and financial need.  Applications with complete instructions will be available at the following locations:  East Boston High School, Latin Academy, Boston Latin, Pope John High School, Newman School, South Boston High School, St. Mary’s High School, or upon request from the Peabody office or East Boston branches of the East Boston Savings Bank.

All applications must be completed and submitted to East Boston Savings Bank, 67 Prospect Street, Peabody, MA  01960 by Friday, April 29, 2011.  Applicants will be interviewed at Spinelli’s in East Boston on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.  Scholarship winners will be honored during a special East Boston Kiwanis and East Boston “K” Trust Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 6 p.m. at Spinelli’s in Day Square, East Boston.

If you need more information, or would like to donate a scholarship of $250 or more, in memory or in honor of someone, please contact a Kiwanis member, or call Michele Wiese (978-977-2202).    Donations of any amount are welcomed.  You may also mail your check payable to “East Boston “K” Trust” c/o East Boston Savings Bank, Attn: Michele Wiese, 67 Prospect Street, Peabody, MA  01960.  Please include the donor name, amount, donor’s home address and phone number, as well as any honor or memory notes.


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