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Front Group? Sun Chronicle 12/8: Anti-casino group denies receiving funding from outside

Latest Gambling News: MyFox Boston 12/6: Boston Mayor Tom Menino votes Suffolk Downs for casino location

Get your 2012 calendar: East Boston Calendar to benefit Mario Umana Academy and Main Streets

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston: Fr. John Nazzaro, and representatives of the accounting firm, McGladrey of Pullen LLP, and children take a timeout to pose for a Christmas photo.
Photo credit: Stephen Fielding

Recent News: Marine loading Toys for Tots van helps arrest alleged thief in downtown Boston

Like Route 1A traffic won't be a problem with a Suffolk Downs casino, right Mayor? Herald 12/3 Tom Menino, Robert Kraft all in on casino site showdown Foxboro, Suffolk Downs expected to go head-to-head

Take off those ear buds and listen to the bell! Globe 12/14: Salvation Army kettle donations down 22%

Sports: HS Basketball: Herald 12/14: EB rolls to 73-61 victory against South Boston.

Latest Casino News: MetroWest Daily News 12/12:   Casino towns face zoning obstacles:  WCVB-TV 12/11: Menino: Eastern Mass. Casino Location Long Process: Boston Mayor Wants Casino License To Go To Suffolk Downs

With Close of Legislative Session, Rep. Basile Reflects on Accomplishments Citing Job Creation and Pension Reform Measures Among Others. The list.

Latest Kiwanis Newsletter- Sept-October Edition (PDF)

The Pilot: East Boston man ordained priest for Guam

Dredge it up! Dredging News 11/28:
USA: Chelsea River Dredging Underway

Menino Maritime: Tax Peter to Pay Paul for Ferry Plan. Globe 12/6:  Menino to boost water transit:  "Menino is expected today to pledge $1 million a year to bolster the city’s neighborhood-to-neighborhood water transit. The initiative would be paid for in part with a $1 to $2 increase in fees paid by cruise ship passengers, a hike that would require state legislation or cooperation from the Massachusetts Port Authority." Herald 12/6: Mayor to hot-wire Eastie harbor projects

More from the Boston Business Journal  On East Boston, right idea, wrong financing scheme "The mayor’s answer: fleece unsuspecting tourists at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal of a few bucks and expand water transportation service along the waterfront, raising $1 million a year to underwrite service. Here, the mayor is following one of the oldest tactics in the political playbook: When raising taxes or fees, always target those who can’t vote you out of office." est. 1995


Carlo's Catering and Market Honored by Salesian Boys and Girls Club

Salesian Boys & Girls Club, East Boston: Steve Scire, owner of Carlo’s Catering and Market is presented a certificate of appreciation from Fr. John Nazzaro, executive director, Stephen Fielding, director of development and Board members Peter Scolaro and Ed Deveau. Carlo’s is the oldest family-owned deli in East Boston and has been a true friend and benefactor to the Salesian community in East Boston for many years. Photo Credit Stephen Fielding. More News and Photos.


Business News:  Iowa Army National Guard opts for mass notification system by Acoustic Technology of East Boston

Profile of the new Chelsea Street Bridge from the Condor Street Wild Park on the morning of Sunday, December 4. (Photo credit

Sterlingwear: An American Dream, An American Success Story: Bostoniano: Made in America / Made in East Boston

Flickr: Sterlingwear

Business News:  Sterlingwear of Boston Celebrates Grand Opening of East Boston Store:  Local Manufacturer Hosts Day Bursting With All-American Festivities and Discount on Purchases

DEC 15. NOAH'S 24th ANNUAL DINNER Featured Speaker Robert DeLeo

Chamber Elections Scheduled: Notice of 2011 East Boston Chamber of Commerce Election of Officers & Directors To take place Dec. 15.

DEC 15: Eagle Hill Civic Association Wreath Making and Potluck EBHS 6 pm

Support the Salesian by Buying Your Holiday Ham: HoneyBaked Ham is partnering with the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston

He should be in jail! Herald 11/27: Jail urged in man’s 8th OUI arrest  WCVB-TV 11/25 Drunk Driving Again -- Only in Massachusetts:  Driver Arrested For 8th OUI

Latest News: WCVB-TV 11/27 Cops: Logan Passenger Watched Child Porn On Plane; More from the Globe:

Following up: Boston Herald 11/24 Displaced Eastie families recover after demolitions

Wall Street Journal 11/16: Wall Street Journal: Boston Catholic holdouts say archdiocese moving in

Citizen effort to repeal casino deal moves forward  More

Gangland: WCVB-TV 11/22: Another Bulger? Feds Probe FBI Mob Informant Use

Neighborhood Network News: How the Casino Bill Plays in East Boston 11/18 Video

BBJ 11/18: What you need to know about the casino bill

Eagle Hill Civic Assoc. Potluck and Wreath Making:  Wednesday, December 14 6:30 pm, at East Boston High School

DEC 11: Freedoms Foundation Christmas Party

Patriots Football Players to Visit East Boston High School on Friday, New England Patriots Matthew Slater and Kevin Faulk to Visit East Boston High School on Dec. 9

East Boston Main Streets & East Boston Chamber of Commerce announce the Sixth Annual Holiday Window Contest Details

ESPN-Boston 11/30: Blue Hills 25, East Boston 22 Update: Brockton Enterprise 11/29 Blue Hills advances to Super Bowl 25-22 victory over EB

Politics 2011: How East Boston voted in the At-Large race for City Council.  PDF Version is here.

R.I.P: Lucy Ferullo, Community Activist, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services.

New Political Lines Drawn: Worcester Telegram 11/1: Mass. House, Senate approve new district maps

Latest Kiwanis Newsletter:  Sept-October Edition (PDF)

Business News: B&T 11/1:  Profits At Meridian Interstate Bancorp Drop In Q3


A Lot of Classes to Reunite!: EB High School Reunion:  Classes of 74,75, and 76 Reunion,  Saturday, December 3rd Details

Scaling Blue Hills: East Boston High to meet Blue Hill again in Division 4A matchup

Catching Up: Jets wins city clash, crown:

R.I.P.  Dr. Paul Epstein, climate change and health care activist, served in East Boston Washington Post 11/16 Obit

Required Reading for this Thanksgiving: Jeff Jacoby, Globe 11/23: Making Americans

Required Reading for this Thanksgiving: Jeff Jacoby, Globe 11/23: Making Americans is taking a few days off. Check our Twitter feed and sister site for updates.

The triumph of the machine; Status quo at-large city council  Pressley, Arroyo, Connolly, Murphy re-elected;. Menino's wish: Flaherty come-back; "Not in the cards" says former mayoral candidate

The triumph of poverty: Globe 11/9: Poverty worsening in Hub, study says

News: Boston Business Journal 11/9:  Boston developer files for bankruptcy protection

Bravo Zumix: Globe 11/2: Zumix wins National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award: Background: Go Zumix: Zumix is nominated for national award

A road whose time has long come: The Marty A. Coughlin Bypass Road. 

Mary Johnston, Martin Coughlin's sister, addresses the dedication of the Marty Coughlin Bypass at a ceremony on Frankfurt Street near Neptune Road on Fri., Oct. 28.


Don't Forget Thursday: Carlo Basile's East Boston Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 24 at Sacred Heart Church. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Greenway on the move: Herald 10/16: Eastie eager for Greenway effect Pathway will link neighbors to beach

Mark the Date: Carlo Basile's East Boston Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 24 at Sacred Heart Church. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Si se puede! Occupy East Boston:

Salesian Club 5th Annual Pasta Dinner a success!    

Latest News:  Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 11/15: Dempsey: Mass. casino bill almost ready for governor Expects passage by House, Senate some time tomorrow; Globe 11/14 NH man gets prison term for running mortgage fraud scheme

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Main Streets and Mayor Menino to celebrate holidays with 1st neighborhood holiday tree lighting Tuesday, November 22nd at 5:00pm in Maverick Square

This just in: November Meeting Cancelled - Friends of East Boston Greenway will meet next in January

EBSB Reports: MarketWatch 10/26:  Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

November 14 at the East Boston Branch of the BPL: Music from the Civil War era.

Art at the Dump: Wayland Town Crier 11/11 Making art out of trash at Wayland's Transfer Station

More Politics! Chinatown joins EB: State House News Service 10/19: Draft MA legislative maps offer opportunities to minority candidates; Brockton Enterprise 10/19: Minority districts would grow under state redistricting plan


Our neighbor the conductor: Globe 11/4 ‘Passion’ to the end: Donald Teeters opens his final season at Boston Cecilia with a bang, but plans to close on a quiet note

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association: November 14th at 7pm JP Yacht club

It's Veterans Day. Thank a veteran for your freedom.

Greenway Connection Design Completion: East Boston Wednesday, November 9th at 11AM At the end of the Bremen Street park adjacent to the site of the new East Boston library on the North Service Road side.

November 10: Annual Mass of Remembrance for Deceased Savio Alumni (More).

More Maps: Councilor Linehan Announces Additional Redistricting Hearing at Mattapan Library on November 10th


Salesians:  5th Annual Pasta Dinner to be held Friday, November 4, 2011

Numbers 18 and 16 are taken: East Boston High School to retire the numbers of Wiggins and retired coach Sousa at Game on Friday, November 4 at 6 pm.  More from the Globe

An Open Letter to the EB Community:  Thanks for all those who helped residents displaced by 45 Chelsea Street collapse

Latest News: Billboard company wins suit: WCVB-TV 10/26 State Ordered To Pay $1.3M Over Billboard Martha's Folly: Herald 10/27: Billboard bungle costs $1.3M State owes Eastie sign owner in Big Dig battle

Update: WCVB-TV 10/25: MBTA Says Blue Line Safe, No Worries:  T Says Monitors Show No Cause For Concern In East Boston

45 Chelsea Street Update: From City Hall and the State House

A Community Responds: 45 Chelsea Street Fund Established to Help Residents Displaced by Collapsed Building

A Hispanic House EB Seat in the Making?: Herald 10/18:  Minority districts grow in new political map

 Where to vote in East Boston on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8

Honoring Civic Volunteers: Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation to Present George Washington Honor Medals on November 5

Should you be worried? Herald 10/17: Eastie angst as officials fear more row house collapses

Again, should you be worried? Globe 10/18: Safety of Eastie property  unclear

Again! Should you be worried? WCVB-TV 10/25: Blue Line Vibrations Rattle Residents' Nerves


Update Fox News 10/17: East Boston building is torn down

Blue Line Closed Between Maverick and Airport Resumes: Globe 10/16:  Blue Line stations to close tonight while demolition of derelict East Boston structures Update WCVB-TV 10/16: Building Collapses In East Boston  Universal Hub: East Boston street closed to let building collapse in peace Update: WHDH-TV 10/15  East Boston building collapse



Organized Labor: Open Media 10/21: Labor Advocates Call for a Living Wage for Logan Airport Contract Workers at East Boston Speakout

Crime Update: Globe 10/17:  Police probe stabbing in E. Boston park near YMCA

Lynn Crash Update: Salem News 10/18:   Police: Driver in crash that injured local man could face charges

OCTOBER 30: ALL HANDS ON DECK! A Celebration of Sea and Spirit with Boston Harbor’s Piers Park Sailing Center

EBMS: Main Streets to host Fall Networking Breakfast on Oct 26; State Treasurer Steve Grossman to headline

Columbus Day Parade Comedy Fundraiser set for October 29 at Don Orione  Details

October is Italian Heritage Month! Calendar of Events!

Sen. Petruccelli Addresses Kiwanis Meeting: Discusses gambling bill now under consideration on Beacon Hill. More

KIWANIS GUEST SPEAKER… Senator Anthony Petruccelli (center) was the guest speaker at the East Boston Kiwanis Club on October 18. He spoke about the casino legislation now under review on Beacon Hill. He is flanked by Dr. Matt Mallen (left), the club speaker’s chairman, and Ed Coletta (right), club president.

Latest News from the Salesian Boys and Girls Club It’s Official: Salesian Boys & Girls Club Members Participate In Breaking Guinness World Record for Jumping Jacks

Crime Update: Fox News 10/17: End of the mob?

Basile: House Passes Supplemental Budget
Reinvests $350 Million in Rainy Day Fund; Protects the Most in Need

Upgrading OH Blue Line Station:
Herald 10/6:
The T board gives go-ahead to reconstruct Orient Heights Station

Casino Bill: It passes Senate! Herald 10/14: Casino bill rolls through Senate: Globe 10/13:  Mass. Senate passes casino gambling bill

Casino Bill: Springfield Republican 10/11: Massachusetts Senate limits possible casino vote in Springfield, Boston and Worcester

Casino Bill: Globe 10/11: Secretary of state warns that casino bill provision could violate “one person, one vote” protection

Update: AP 10/11:  Mass. Senate rejects amendment to require citywide vote on casinos in state's largest cities

Hope: Globe 10/14 Quadruple amputee gets new hands

Anti-Casino Group: The estimates being used by the House, Senate and Governor are pre-recession and WRONG. "They were developed and provided by Gambling Special Interests and their front groups."

Crime News: MIT News 10/14:  Former MIT police officer D'Amelio sentenced to 2.5 years in jail

Fire!: Globe 10/11: East Boston apartment building evacuated due to concerns about building next door

Update: Globe 10/12: Saugus woman charged in E. Boston blaze:Globe 10/9: Woman charged with arson in East Boston fire; WCVB-TV 10/9 Woman Charged With Arson In East Boston Blaze Universal Hub:  House fire at 165 Coleridge Street

Free College-Credit Courses in East Boston: Become a Certified Nursing Assistant! Details

News: InsuranceNewsNet 10/8:  Swampscott Woman, East Boston Man Plead Guilty, Sentenced for Collecting More Than $37,000 in Unemployment Benefits While Working

EXCELLENT! Boston Business Journal 10/4: Excel Academy inks deal with Archdiocese, plots expansion

Outrage Indeed: Herald 10/2:  School playground arsonist ‘outrages’ Eastie

October 29: A Walk Through East Boston's History: East Boston Self Guided Walking Tour Map Launch Event

FRIENDS OF EB GREENWAY Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street  Agenda

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey off to Successful Start

Friends of EB Greenway Council to Meet: Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street  Agenda


Of Interest: Herald 10/2: Pols fear sunset on stronghold in Southie

Major Food Truck Festival Rolls into Suffolk Downs: Sat., Oct 22 Admission proceeds are going to charities serving families in need in East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop.

Project Shine: October 20 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV More on

Join Hundreds of Boston Residents Taking Advantage of Renew Boston, the city's no-cost program to help eligible residents conserve energy and save money on utility costs.

Follow the money! Public Relations Offensive I Suffolk Downs to rescue Bradley playground? Herald 10/4:  Race track stakes $40G for playground

Follow the money! Public Relations Offensive II Globe 10/4  Racetrack owner aids politicians’ charities Mayor, senator say gifts had no influence

Globe: "The Petruccelli foundation does not appear to be registered either with the Internal Revenue Service or the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, according to online database searches and representatives for the agencies. Petruccelli also failed to disclose his former role as the foundation’s president, on at least two of his statements of financial interest, which lawmakers must file annually with the State Ethics Commission."


State Senator to Speak About Gambling Bill at Kiwanis Gathering, October 18 Details

October 12: TD Bank, Alliance for Community Trees and Boston Natural Areas Network to Revitalize the East Boston Greenway with 50 Trees with planting next week.

Rotary bestows Paul Harris Award to Past President Katerina D'Argenis on Wed., Sept 21 at the Comfort Inn in Revere which celebrated its grand reopening. Ms. D'Argenis is General Manager of the Comfort Inn.

Past President Katerina D'Argenis and Rotary President Joe Steffano


TODAY! Join Italia Unita for a the screening of Mal'occhio, a film by Agata De Santis 

This just in: Today's (10/2/2011) FBIM Harvest Fest postponed until further notice

Belle Isle Harvest Festival - Boston October 2 is
set for the Belle Isle Harvest Festival. Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin decorating, live animals, info tables & more.

All aboard!  On Sun., Sept. 25 @ 1 p.m., the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh will hold a cruise fundraiser which leave from Winthrop Landing in Winthrop Harbor on Shirley Street next to the Winthrop Yacht Club. More

Crime News: Update: WCVB-TV 9/22: Search On For Ex-Boyfriend In Rape, Beating Case:  Channel 7 WHDH-TV 9/22: Woman found severely beaten, nude in East Boston: Herald 9/21: Neighbor finds East Boston woman savagely beaten

Crime News: My Fox Boston 25 9/20 Man arrested at Logan for cocaine in shoes

Business News: BBJ 9/22: JetBlue eyes 150 daily flights at Logan, expansion to Worcester, Providence

Maverick Square: Globe 9/20 East Boston neighborhood boasts new building projects, T station, and eateries, and drop in crime

It's time to help our own!
Red Cross Helping After Tornadoes Tear Through Massachusetts


Senior Homeowners! Work off your property tax bill with new volunteer program from City Hall.

Closed for Construction Six Months: Chelsea Street Bridge. Official statement from state transportation department with detour information

Latest Kiwanis Newsletter is here.

Milestone! Congrats Coach! Globe 9/16: East Boston soccer coach Lorenzo Dibenedetto earns 200th win

 The Gambling Issue and East Boston

Gambling Bill: Globe 9/22:  Mass. Senate president expects casino bill to pass

Boston Mag: (9/19): What the Downtown Crossing Hole has to do with a Casino in Boston

Commonwealth Magazine 9/15: Analyzing the House vote on gambling

Basile supports expanding gaming bill: House vote to authorizes three casinos and a slots facility

Out front: Herald 9/16: Mayor Menino backs resort-style casino proposal

Foxboro versus Suffolk? Sun Chronicle 9/7: Sen. Ross leery of Foxboro casino push

The Gambling Deal - How it emerged: Globe 8/30: DeLeo’s shift helped pave way for casino deal Dropping demand for slots at tracks lured Patrick back

News: Eagle Tribune 9/12: House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Dempsey predicts casinos will be legal by end of the year

Fighting the tide: Globe 9/13: Opponents bash casino plan as insider deal



Latest News from the Salesian Boys and Girls Club

For Senator Brown, It's Time with Trav: Dorchester Reporter 9/27  Former Senate president to take Sen. Brown around East Boston

Trav-Tour Update: National Journal 9/27 Brown: Elizabeth Warren Is Far To Coakley's Left

District A-7 News.  Police host 2nd Annual Soccer Tournament at the East Boston Sartori Stadium – Over 150 local kids turn out!

News: Universal Hub 9/17: Alleged bootleggers bagged in East Boston

Becoming a tennis and reading ace in BPS: Ned Eames uses tennis to boost inner-city reading skills and graduation rates

After School Care Available: Salesian Boys & Girls Club: The After-School Program begins September 19, 2011. The club is open Monday to Friday from 2:30 to 9:00 for ages 9 to 19 and 2:30 to 6:00 for ages 6 to 8.  Application here!

H.S. Football Blue Hills 24, East Boston 0

Boston Business Journal 8/26: Champions in Health Care: James O. Taylor and John P. Cradock, lifetime achievement

Good Luck Class of 2028: East Boston Main Streets 11th annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade

PRNewsWire 9/9:  15-Year-Old Boy with Autism Wandered to Boston's Subway System; Rescued by MBTA Transit Police Using SafetyNet by LoJack System


Opposition mounting to entertainment license for Maverick Square restaurant.  More

Congrats to Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising & PR. of Maverick Sq. He's one of the Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 winners.

Crime News: Sun Journal of Maine 9/14: Police Log

Latest crime news: Fox25: Man attempts to hit police cruiser to avoid arrest

Health Center News 9/5: Making Intergenerational Connections—One Smile at a Time RSS News Feeds | CNN => Business

LIBRARY PROGRAMS Investing Tips from the SEC, Mon. Sept. 19  Plus Tutoring from EB High School students

JPNA Meets September 19.


Greenway Meeting set for 9/22. Agenda here on

Consolidated Rental Car Update from Massport. At meeting on Sept. 22 at Embassy Suites 6:30 p.m. (PDF)

GREENWAY MEETING SET FOR 9/22 Agenda here on

Aspiring Dancers of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston pose in front of the newly purchased plaque recognizing The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
for their grant that funded the Dance Studio completed in 2008. More on  



Boston Public Library’s Civil War Commemoration Continues
Performer to bring history to life on 9/22 at Orient Heights Branch


Remembering one of our own from 9/11: Antonio Jesus Montoya Valdes, 46, East Boston, Mass. American Airlines Flight 11

WBUR 9/10: East Boston Kids Learn about 9/11 for the first time

News: Universal Hub 9/10:   Blue Line passengers evacuated Saturday.

Public Meeting JPNA: Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association's Meeting will be on Sept.19th at 7pm at the Jeffries Point Yacht club. Proposal for 539-545 to be discussed. Update from Station 7 will also be given.

Zumix's Run to the Beat! Run to the Beat 5K Sunday, September 18, 9 a.m. Piers Park 95 Marginal St.  More

Congressman Keating to hold meeting Friday 9/16 assessing security at Logan Airport, Post 9/11 Details here on!

The Next Time: Be Prepared: Hurricane Safety Checklist! More: Disaster Preparedness Checklist Sign up for city's AlertBoston service.

Disaster Preparedness Workshop Next Week: Wed  September 14, 3 - 7 Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston  Details on!  PDF

MS Support Group Reforming: Monthly  meetings to resume on Sept. 14.

Crime Update: MyFox Boston 8/24: FBI ignored informant’s heroin dealing Background: Globe 8/14: Reputed mob boss is called FBI informant

On Expanded Gambling for Suffolk Downs: An Open Letter

WERS-FM: Emerson College Radio Feature on East Boston 8/21


Photographs courtesy Cheryl Hung Conte


Going for the Greenway: Globe 8/19  Massport and city officials agree on East Boston Greenway extension

Follow the money! Globe 8/2   Patrick's Political Action Committee has fruitful quarter

More on Rosetti: Herald 8/25, Gelzinis: Just another rotten apple in FBI barrel

A little earthquake to stir things up!  Herald 8/24: Expert: Closer quake could be disastrous Globe 8/23: Va. earthquake shakes Boston area; no damage reported:

Fatal Hit & Run: Daily Item of Lynn 8/31 Police bust EB man for hit and run: Globe 8/31: Prosecutor: Man cleaned SUV with bleach to remove evidence in fatal hit-and-run

SAVE THE DATE  EB Community Gardens Bicycle Tour – Sept 10

Save the Date:  EB Community Gardens Bicycle Tour – Sept 10

Saturday hours to branch libraries to return September 10. Learn more!

Downgraded but dangerous: Herald 8/26: Irate Irene still packs a punch, officials warn

Off to college? Apply for your absentee ballot today! Details

Main Streets Kicks Off School Year: Announces 11th annual Countdown on Sept. 9  to Kindergarten Parade

Meanwhile... Last Day to Register to Vote for Preliminary Election is September 7

Missing Man Found 9/1 Herald 71-year old found   Background: WCVB-TV Channel 5: 8/27: Police: Man With Dementia, 71, Missing

Class of 1956: EBHS Class of 1956 Reunion at Suffolk Downs set for Sept. 12.

PUBLIC MEETING Meeting set for August 30 by Friends of the Golden Stairs Terrace Park-Albert Lombardi, Jr. Garden

Salesian Lobster Fundraiser

Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Fr. John Nazzaro is grateful to Neil Zarella of the Boston Lobster Company who donated crates of live lobsters to the Club. Lobster sales to parents, families, and friends helped raise much needed funds to alleviate expenses for the Day Camp’s End-Of-Year BBQ for the kids.

Golden Stairs Park and Garden Mayor to celebrate opening of the Golden Stairs Terrace Park and the Albert “Junior” Lombardi Memorial Garden. Brigham & Ruth Street,September 9 @ 11 a.m.


BRA Meeting set for 9/1: The BRA is hosting a meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the former Savio high school building. file photograph

Public Meeting Meeting set for August 30 by Friends of the Golden Stairs Terrace Park-Albert Lombardi, Jr. Garden

Crime Update: Globe 8/19: Jamaica Plain man arrested for assault at

Update Herald 8/23: N.Y. woman: Accused wife-killer sitting on $2M

An Operator? My Fox 8/22: Man accused in East Boston wife's death struck it rich hours earlier

Murder in NJ!!! Update: Globe 8/20: East Boston husband charged with murder Herald 8/20: East Boston husband, woman charged in wife's NJ murder:  AP 8/19: Police: Accused man claimed bias in wife's killing; More: NYDaily News 8/19 Husband arrested Husband arrested: Previously : Globe 8/19:  East Boston woman shot to death, husband wounded in N.J.

Ongoing Investigation: CBSBoston 8/21:  NJ Investigators Remove Evidence From East Boston Home In Murder Probe Fund set up for children of mother murdered:


News: Herald 8/29:  Man arrested in fatal Revere hit-and-run Globe 8/29: Police arrest driver in Revere hit-and-run

Update on Hurricane Irene: MBTA will suspend all service on Sunday for Hurricane Irene;

Backgrounder: As of Friday, no plans to limit service: BBJ 8/26: MBTA: No plan to alter service for Hurricane Irene

Expressing our pride: 23rd Annual Eastie Pride a Success!



News Universal Hub 8/16: East Boston man charged as part of savage pack that beat man with baseball bat, hammer;  Herald 8/15 Lawyers eye suicide of star witness in drug case

Crime News: Globe 8/10 Man stabbed on Porter Street: Universal Hub: Man stabbed near Sumner Tunnel

The rights of a cat affirmed: Globe 8/9 Appeals court says even ‘neighborhood cats’ are protected under state law

Milestone at Suffolk Downs! Thoroughbred Times 8/7 Jockey Vargas notches 3,000th victory

R.I.P.  Fr. Pat Diver, Salesian  Former guidance counselor, director of  St. Dominic Savio High School.

SUN Shining: Chronicle of Philanthropy 7/24: A Nonprofit Group in Boston Sells Foreclosed Homes Back to Their Owners

Reunion: SeacoastOnline 7/27: WWII photographers reunite after more than 60 years

Recent News:  Herald 8/2: Teen claims abuse revenge in slaying

Money for housing rehab:  Globe 8/9 MassHousing closes renovation loans for East Boston and Dorchester

Crime News: Gloucester Times 8/1: East Boston man arrested in city on car theft charges

East Boston Greenway Community Gardens Thriving on a hot August afternoon (Photo credit

Pointing horses to the finish line Globe 8/24 She’s enjoying the ride

Runway Expansion at Logan! Globe 8/22: Logan adding a $65m runway fail-safe


Of Interest: Springfield Republican 8/8: Glut of Massachusetts farmers markets spreading customers too thin

West Nile!  MyFoxBoston 25 8/4 More West Nile detected in Boston mosquitoes Herald 8/5: More Boston mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Bravo to the Salesian Boys and Girls Club: Members adopt a soldier on tour in Afghanistan

Looking Back: Lost Train Stations: Boston Revere and Lynn Railroad from the blog And This is Good Old Boston.

EASTIE PRIDE DAY, Saturday August 20.

Business News Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Completes Third Stock Repurchase Program and Adopts Fourth Stock Repurchase Program

Friends of Belle Isle Marsh Harbor Cruise Fri., Aug 12 leaves from Winthrop Landing; $25. Cash bar 6:00 pm 617-567-5072; eastiegails -- at --

Food That’s In When School Is Out: YMCA, other agencies team up for free lunches and snacks. Details here

Mosquito Control Underway The map


Closing Ceremonies! 2011 Youth Conservation Corps East Boston Crew August 12

Good News: Globe 7/22: Plan for new East Boston Branch Library to move forward

Reprieve!   Globe 7/22: Senate passes simulcast extension

Health Center sponsors healthy alternative for another year.

Waiting is the hardest part! Globe 7/6: Residents want 2d look at Eastie’s many firsts Related: Setting the Historical Record Straight  The Battle of Chelsea Creek and Noddle's Island! An East Exclusive

News: Worcester Telegram 7/28 Craigslist ad response allegedly leads to rape

Saturday! Boston Centers for Youth and Families: Mayor Menino's SeaBoston takes place on August 13 Enjoy Activities, Music & Free Food on East Boston’s Waterfront!  Sponsored by Sumner Street, East Boston (Intersection of Sumner St. & Border St.) Saturday, August 13th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy Free Food from two of Boston’s Food Trucks Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese & Go Fish! Ice Cream too!

Big Oil Deal! Sunoco Logistics to Buy East Boston Terminal  More on the deal here.

Business News: More EBSB: Boston Business Journal 7/27: East Boston Savings Bank to add branches; Marketwatch 7/26: Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2011


M.I.T. Report on East Boston is here.

News: BPDNews 7/30: Local Students Visit District A-7 in East Boston! Check out the pics!

McPhee:  Herald 7/18: Church sale an affront to faithful

For Sale: 1 EB Church named Mt. Carmel: Herald 7/15: Cardinal Sean O’Malley to sell 6 Massachusetts churches Globe 7/15: In East Boston, Italian immigrant mourns sale of church where found second home

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Neither heat nor... can stop Domenic Corsetti from delivering the mail. Globe 7/23: Carrying on, for 8 long miles

The Conundrum:
Globe 7/12
Incomplete picture: As development booms across the harbor, boosters’ anxiety over languishing waterfront projects in East Boston rises

"Hardly Dumbfounded," Setting the record straight on East Boston's waterfront development: Piers PAC member R. Strelitz responds

East Boston Farmers Market Opens

BostonNavigator for Youth: July Youth Resources & Opportunities Fill your summer with programs and events across Boston!


Boton Business Journal:  East Side Story: The slow pace of development along East Boston’s waterfront is a sore spot among locals — in more ways than one

News: Globe 7/16:  Bill would ban cybercafes’ online slots

More Business News: BBJ 7/13:  East Boston Savings plucks commercial lending team from Danversbank: Mass High Tech 7/13: Free Flow Power touts good results from Mississippi River turbine test

Hope for Horse Racing? Thoroughbred Times 7/31:  Casino gambling back on track in Massachusetts

News: Globe 7/11: Menino threatens to quit plan targeting crime by immigrants

WCVB-TV 7/10  Catherine Greig's Lawyer To Ask Judge To Set Bail Twin Sister's EB home to be used as collateral.

EBNHC News:  After 40 Years of Service, Dr. James Taylor Hands CMO Reins to Dr. Mari Bentley

Where to get relief from the heat: Orient Heights Comm. Center 86 Boardman Street, East Boston 635-5120 & Paris Street Pool 113 Paris Street, East Boston 635-5125. More details from the city of Boston.  Plus an Emergency Fact Sheet

A ride too far? Proposed Latin Academy move on agenda at School Committee meeting

Mayor: Military Training Exercises to Take Place Around Boston

National Night Out at UMass-Boston August 2 Details (PDF)


Coling off at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club:  The Salesian Boys and Girls Club day campers have enjoyed relief from the heat because of the new water slide purchased as a result of donations from parents and several corporate donors. Camp is now in its fourth week and is buzzing with activity with a multitude of activities and outings.


Amela Earhart visits Logan Airport (Boston Public Library on Flickr)


News: Herald 7/29 Police Blotter:


Reunion: SeacoastOnline 7/27: WWII photographers reunite after more than 60 years

Business News: More EBSB: Boston Business Journal 7/27: East Boston Savings Bank to add branches; Marketwatch 7/26: Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2011

Mayor: Military Training Exercises to Take Place Around Boston

Looking Back: Amelia Earhart visits Logan Airport (Boston Public Library on Flickr)

Batter Up! Red Sox/Fenway Challenge Come to East Boston on July 26

At the forefront on dating violence prevention, YMCA-East Boston: WCVB-TV 7/7: Experts: Teen's Slaying Spotlights Dating Violence

For one day let's have world peace! "Peace One Day" a film by Jeremy Gilley.  Free Film Screening Event Monday, July 25 at 8:30 p.m. East Boston Shipyard. For more information contact David Woods, Event Coordinator. 7 p.m. Reception. Details at

FUN: Sacred Heart Feast this weekend.



Kiwanis Meeting! Tuesday July 12 6 p.m. Spinelli's. Guest speaker will be Deb Jackson, President of the East Boston Savings Bank and an East Boston Kiwanian.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Subcommittee to meet July 13. Details.

The Kiwanis Club 2011 Annual Senior Picnic is August 10! Registration is July 11

News: MetroWest Daily News 7/9: License charge for East Boston man

Scenes from Salesian Breakfast, June 16

Happy Fourth of July! Here's the Declaration of Independence. On the Fourth do yourself a favor and read it!

 And thank a veteran while you're at it!

Freedom's Foundation Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers

The officers and board members of the Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation for the 2011-12 season are (seated, l-r) Lino Rullo, Francine D’Andrea, President Joseph Ferrino Jr., Marisa DiPietro and Past President Ed Coletta, and (standing, l-r) Richard Ferrino, Sal Bramante, Buddy Mangini, Ron Vecchia, Barbara Survillas, Philip Salois, and Riccardo Rullo.

Money on the Table! CommonWealth Magazine 6/30: IG slams Boston permitting process

Universal Hub I: Mama Blanca on Saratoga Street in East Boston a two-day suspension for a brawl that left one man missing half an ear.

Universal Hub II: 6/27: Teen charged with stabbing in East Boston park

More Music & Art in Schools: Globe 6/24: East Boston schools receive grants for expanded arts and music programs

FREE LUNCHES THIS SUMMER Food That’s In When School Is Out: YMCA, other agencies team up for free lunches and snacks. Details here

News: Herald 6/21:  Bank, condo trust seek over $250G from DiMasis Globe: 600,000 square feet of sidewalk to be improved over five months

Suggested reading on the Bulger case: HubBlog 6/26: Whitey Bulger: The Book that Still Needs to Be Written

The troubles at North Suffolk: NYTimes 6/17: A Schizophrenic, a Slain Worker, Troubling Questions

BMRB Study: Boston's Base Values Decline in FY11

Local veggies come to East Boston corner stores; First delivery was June 21

News:  Globe 6/20: State drafts an approach to keep families in homes:

Back to work: NECN 6/20 Mass talks casinos -- again!

We are the Champions! AP 6/16: Few big problems as Boston celebrates Stanley Cup "This is the best city in the world. It's the best sports city in the world," said 53-year-old Bob Hay, an East Boston resident who watched the game at Sports Grill Boston near the TD Garden. "I'm very proud to be a Boston sports fan."

Bruins News: Herald 6/17: Bruins fans snap up championship gear Herald 6/16: Busted Bruins fans arraigned

ATHLETIC BOARD- BOSTON FOUNDATION My Summer in the City Event at Noyes Playground, June 30. 6-8 pm.

Sumner Tunnel Closings: Details

News: Herald 6/15: Petruccelli supports removing doctor gift ban; Globe coverage 6/16

Crime News: Globe 6/16: East Boston man sentenced in brawl

More Crime News: Daily Item of Lynn 6/16: Cops: Lynn man ran prostitution house

Taking the helm in Malden! MaldenPatch 6/16: For DeRuosi, Hard Work Key to Educational Success

OxyChronicles: NYTimes 6/15: Drug Is Harder to Abuse, but Users Persevere

Gonzalez case: WCVB-TV 6/13 Kidnapping Charge Tossed In Missing Boy Case

Introduction to Computers at the East Boston Library  Details

My Summer in the City Event at Noyes Playground, June 30. Details here on

Crime News: Globe 5/4: EB Man arraigned in 2009 murder

Sumner Tunnel to Close for Repairs starting this week.

NOAH's 'Trinity Treasures' Event on June 22 Details

It's Time for Americans to Help Fellow Americans devastated by the recent tornadoes and floods down South.


City of Boston Mark It Program Working In East Boston

Crime News: Update Globe 6/3: Authorities break multinational narcotics ring; Globe 6/2: Drug money laundering ring with ties to Colombia and Italy busted in Boston

Housing Market Globe 6/9: With home rentals on the rise, costs follow suit

Eric does it again! WHDH-TV 5/27/ Body shop transforms cars for playoff faceoff

NOAH's 'Trinity Treasures' Event on June 22  Details

Update DA'S statement:  East Boston Homicide Victim Gagged, Partially Bound With Duct Tape, Prosecutor Says Teen charged in fire-related death

WHDH-TV 5/24: Teen faces homicide charges for deadly East Boston fire:

NECN 5/24: Boston teen accused in apartment fire murder

BPDNews 5/24: Boston Police Homicide Unit Arrests Suspect in Connection with Fatal East Boston Fire;

Globe 5/24:  Teen faces homicide charge for death of East Boston man

Background : Fire claims life on Saratoga Street:

BFD: First fire fatality in Boston this year?  

Update Globe 5/23: East Boston Fire Death is Suspicious

Herald coverage WCVB coverage

Update DA'S statement:  East Boston Homicide Victim Gagged, Partially Bound With Duct Tape, Prosecutor Says

Teen charged in fire-related death

WHDH-TV 5/24: Teen faces homicide charges for deadly East Boston fire:

NECN 5/24: Boston teen accused in apartment fire murder

BPDNews 5/24: Boston Police Homicide Unit Arrests Suspect in Connection with Fatal East Boston Fire;

Globe 5/24:  Teen faces homicide charge for death of East Boston man

Background : Fire claims life on Saratoga Street: BFD: First fire fatality in Boston this year?  

Update Globe 5/23: East Boston Fire Death is Suspicious Herald coverage WCVB coverage

Crime News: Herald 5/17: Day-care bus driver held in child rape case

The Longest Day: Celebrate the Summer Solstice at East Boston’s Condor Street Urban Wild on June 21

News:  Salesian Boys & Girls Club awarded Community Partnership Fund Grant 

News from the Salesian Boys and Girls Club Club adds staff & Friends showing their generosity for the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston

2011 East Boston Relay For Life:  June 17-18 at James Sartori Memorial Stadium More  

Salesians to honor Fr. Sid - hosted by Rep. Basile! This Year's Salesian Boys and Girls Club  Breakfast will honor Fr. Sid Figlia for his 9 years of service as Director of the club in the 80's and 90's. The breakfast will take place on June 16th at 7:30am at Suffolk Downs.

For tickets call Charlene at 617-569-6551. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Past and Present: Fr. Sid Figlia and current executive director Fr. John Nazzaro

SALESIAN BREAKFAST June 16th at 7:30am at Suffolk Downs. For tickets call Charlene at 617-569-6551. Tix $25.00

Civil Service Exam: June 11 -- Boston Fire Alarm Operator

Recent News:  Universal Hub 5/6: East Boston restaurant punished for wonton disregard of licensed closing time:  Globe 5/5: Community banks to get portion of state deposits

OPEN STUDIOS More information @

Horse Racing Writers Elect Peers 5/26: New England Turf Writers Elect Hall of Fame Class of 2011

New Placeholder Chief at Massport:  Herald 5/19: Massport names David Mackey interim CEO

Board of Appeal Meeting List  Updated 5/21/2011

Crime News: Quincy Patriot Ledger 5/27: Stoughton police issue warrant for alleged shooter

Universal Hub: 5/26:  City Council to consider licensing landlords; bad ones could be barred from renting property

News:  Gloucester Times 5/20: Tuttle, Suffolk Downs ready for new season 

Daily Item of Lynn 5/19: Suffolk Downs to welcome new season on Saturday

Boston Shines

Stabbing on Saratoga Street!  WCVB-TV 5/1: Man Charged In East Boston Restaurant Stabbing

More: Daily Item of Lynn 5/20: The ride of her life: Second-generation jockey has high hopes at Suffolk Downs

Blue Line Crime: WHDH-TV 5/13 MBTA employee tackles robbery suspect

Massport on the move: BBJ 5/13: MassPort readies for $207M bond sale for CONRAC

News: Globe 5/13: Discrimination complaint filed against Suffolk sheriff's office

Suffolk Downs Amendment - Struck!: Globe 5/13: House strikes simulcasting amendment from spending bill

For Reform: Rep. Carlo Basile Supports DeLeo Probation Reform Package

Rage against the Rates! Globe 5/9: Menino wants to regulate cable rate

School News: Globe 5/28: 2 schools could lose funds for extended days

News:  Herald 5/28: Cops: Student brought gun, pot to school

News:  Herald 6/1: No charges for man in plane flap

Sports: Globe 5/31:  Latin Academy rallies past Eastie for BCL title

Local Economy: BBJ 5/4: State still plagued by economic anxiety

Bay State Banner: 6/2: Yancey: Community centers on losing side of budget cuts

House Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking: Rep Carlo Basile Supports Effort

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association to meet:  Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m.


Board of Appeal Hearing List . Updated 4/24/2011

Chelsea Street Bridge is coming down. Advance notice: The Chelsea Street Bridge will be closed starting June 1st through December 1st for repairs. The Chelsea Police department is asking motorists to utilize the posted detour signs beginning June 1st. Chelsea Police Officers will be assigned traffic posts during rush hour traffic to aid with the flow of traffic.

MEMORIAL DAY - Never Forget Those Who Gave Their Lives for This Great Country!

Chamber $10,000 Dinner:  May 19th.  A maximum of 225 Grand Prize Drawing tickets will be sold.

Blue Line Biking: Bikes on the Blue Line Pilot Program starts with big announcement next Wednesday 5/18

News: Channel 5: 13 Rescued from Stuck Elevator Firefighter Lowered Down Shaft To Open Doors Universal Hub: Fire Dept says those trapped were "Lying."  BFD: A big problem with this rescue was the 13 people trapped were loud, boisterous and uncooperative.

Latest News: American Banking & Market News 4/26 Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for First Quarter of 2011.

PUBLIC MEETING Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Tuesday May 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Public Meeting:  Eagle Hill Civic Association to Meet Wed., May 25, EBHS at 7 p.m. to discuss Chelsea Street Bridge, board nominations and more.

Public Meeting:  Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Tuesday May 24, at 6:30 p.m.

This Just In - Bicycle Safety Rodeo: Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 10am – 1pm, the Kiwanis Club of East Boston, in Partnership with Boston Police District Seven, will hold their Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. The target is children Kindergarten to 5th grade. The event will include giving away free bicycle helmets, a free raffle for brand new bicycles, a bicycle safety clinic featuring bike safety inspections and optional quick tune-ups, Engine 5 Fire Truck, Fingerprinting by Sheriff’s Dept, Photo ID’s by New York Life, DCR - Urban Parks & Recreation, DJ Kevin Cain , a presentation by the Boston Police K9 Unit, Grupo Capoeira Brasil , Zumba with Marisol, Face Painting, many giveaways, free pizza, drinks and much more. The event will be held in the playground of the Salesians Boys & Girls Club. 150 Byron Street, East Boston (former Savio High School).

CHAMBER $10,000 Dinner, May 19

MS Support Group Forming; Self-help for local individuals who have multiple sclerosis. To meet second Wed. of each month. Call 617-561-5850.

Nominate a Dedicated Public Servant: The Boston Municipal Research Bureau's 2011 Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Awards  Nominations open until May 16. Nomination Forms Here.  

Eagle Hill Speaker Series:  "East Boston: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" May 11th, at 7 at the East Boston High School. Emily Wolf from the Boston Landmarks Commission will be speaking on East Boston's historic architecture, historic protocol, and steps on restoring your home.

Zoning Hearing List: Updated.

Main Streets to Host Spring Networking Breakfast on May 10.  More information

Community Food Workshops:  Wrapping up a spring of good eats...with dirt on May 5

Public Meeting: Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association to meet Monday 5/9

JEFFRIES POINT Neighborhood Association to meet Monday 5/9

Getting in on the plan! MIT Students to Hold Three Meetings as part of Final Recommendations for Revitalization Report This week!

East Boston Main Streets adds 5 new board members  More on

Boston Municipal Research Bureau: Employee Drop Enables Boston to Meet Tight Budgets

Osama Bin Laden is Dead! 9/11 Mastermind

MIT STUDENTS To Hold Three Meetings as part of Final Recommendations for Revitalization Report May 5


Wednesday 5/4 Gambling opponents to step up at Winthrop debate on Suffolk Downs. Neighbors of Suffolk to host Winthrop cable event.  PDF Fliers. Event & Arguments Against

More AP 4/30: Mass. set to renew debate on legalizing casinos

More Gambling News:  Herald 4/14 Hail Ceasar for Suffolk Downs.  Globe 4/14:  Suffolk Downs partnership eyes gaming complex

Hollywood on Paris Street. Guess who's filming in Eastie? King James. ..No, not LeBron... Kevin James

EB LIBRARY  Book Discussion  on May 2 of Frederick Leonard King

News: WHDH-TV 4/8 DOT worker rescued from shaft in Ted Williams Tunnel

Neighborhood Changes: Globe 4/6 Census data: Hispanics/Latinos surpass whites in East Boston

Holding their feet to the fire! Herald 4/13: Hub’s ‘scorecard’ rates Menino’s urban mechanics


East Boston Shines 4/30 Join more than More than 100 volunteers from Excel Academy who will help East Boston Main Streets clean, paint, and plant in Maverick Square

It's about the money: Daily Item of Lynn 4/18 Suffolk-Caesars venture may bring thousands of jobs to area

Monday at the EB-BPL May 2 discussion of Frederick Leonard King


ITAM'S Vinnie's Run set for April 23. Details.

Herald: Gelzinis: 4/24: Paved with good intentions

MEETING: Friends of Orient Heights Branch Library Meeting 4/28

EBHS Annual Fundraiser and $10,000 Raffle, April 29. Details here on

EBHS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER & $10,000 RAFFLE, April 29. Details here on

Volunteers Needed for Saturday's Boston Shines: East Boston Main Streets is looking for Volunteers

Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street

Community Food Workshop a Success: Stirring memories about food.

Many hands make quick work.  Belle Isle cleanup slated for April 30.

City Budget 2012  Herald 4/13: Menino’s $2.4B budget eliminates programs, jobs Globe 4/13: Fewer cuts than in the past

Universal Hub 4/13: Machine shop fire.


SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS FILM 4/25 at Monday Night Forum of FBIM

Keeping OH Library Open: Friends of Orient Heights Branch Library Meeting 4/28

Cost-cutting: Mayor Thomas M. Menino: Reforms Needed To Save Tax Payers' Money on City Health Insurance Costs

Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting Thurs., April 28, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. YMCA, 215 Bremen Street

Keeping OH Library Open: Friends of Orient Heights Branch Library Meeting 4/28

Latest News: Fox25: UNSOLVED: Police, FBI looking for serial bank robber

More News: CW56 4/14: Sail boat catches fire in East Boston

Health Information: Stress and Your Health Upcoming  at the East Boston Library April 25

Eagle Hill Civic Association meets tonight, April 27. Agenda here on

Mark your calendar: Upcoming April Library Event:  "Shot Down Over Italy" presented by author, John Lanza, Wed. April 27th at 3 p.m.

Green Buffer: Boston Conservation Commission grants a two-week delay of their decision on a buffer between the neighborhood and Massport's proposed Green Bus Depot.. Elected Officials Issue Letter

DeVincenzi Indicted! FBI 4/15: East Boston Man Indicted in Pipe Bomb Robberies

Bank Arrears! Surprised? Globe 4/15: Banks high on list of delinquent property owners

EBNASA Seeks Coalition Coordinator </advertistement>

Free Tax Preparation at APAC: Are you an East Boston resident with a household earning less than $49,000 a year? If you meet this threshold and other requirements you can benefit from APAC's free tax preparation service. Certain restrictions apply. Call 617-567-8857.

Kiwanis Newsletter: Latest edition here on

Today: Fighting for Food Justice in Eastie: Chelsea Creek Action Group presents at Community Food Workshop Series (Next workshop on 5/5 focuses on Container Gardening)

Latest News: CW56 4/10 Police search for East Boston bank robber

PUBLIC MTG JPNA to meet on Monday, 4/11

Dream On! Update Globe 4/4: Call for change stirs East Boston immigrants

 Dream Act Supporter Cong. Gutierrez meets with immigration advocates in East Boston.

Background.  Chicago Tribune 4/2 Illinois congressman to meet with immigrants in Boston

Eagle Hill Cleanup Saturday 4/9. Meet at the High School at 10 a.m.  For more info email debra.cave (at) gmail. com

Borseti Book Reviewed: Metrowest News 3/20: Franklin author revisits 1960's Eastie in new book.

Learn more about the book here.

Crime News: Springfield Republican 3/27: Woman allegedly wearing diaper loaded with cocaine arrested at Logan Airport  

Bullies Can't Win: Herald 4/11: Patriots alum Jermaine Wiggins delivers anti-bullying message to middle school youth in Lowell

Rotary's Trivia Night Thursday April 28,

Crime News Update: Globe 4/13 Malden mayor's aide due back in court today

Your City Tax Dollars at Work! The triumph of the public sector! BBJ 3/30: 3,799 Boston city workers made $100K-plus

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston Kiwanis Club to Honor Albert “Buddy” Mangini as the “Kiwanian of the Year” for 2011.

Community Food Workshops to kick off growing season in Eastie! Next  event April 7

R.I.P. Fr. Rocco Crescenzi of Don Orione. Served the Elderly. A priest for 67 years.

Funeral at Madonna Queen Shrine, Thurs. April 7 at 12 p.m. Wake on Wed. 4pm-8pm at Don Orione Home Chapel.

Hope and Change:  National Journal 2/10 Obama to Cut Energy Assistance for the Poor;  Update: ABCD set to fight Obama cuts to Community Service Block Grants.

Fire: Universal Hub 3/30: Two-alarm fire heavily damages East Boston home Twitter pic. Globe coverage

News: Herald 3/28: Salem man dies in Sumner Tunnel crash

Need Help with the Heat? Contact  APAC

Now at the Library  East Boston Preservation Priority Report -- Seeks to update and preserve local landmarks

News: Globe 3/27: Veterans services scrutinized Audit warns waste, fraud threaten city agency

SCUP'S S.O.S:  Grubstreet 3/25: It's Sink or Swim for Scup's in the Harbor

Going Green: Globe 3/17  Mayor visits East Boston to promote energy-efficiency program

The Honors Herald 3/19: Consul general honors Hub Italian-Americans

CDC Coup! MassHousing Approves $2.2 Million for Affordable Housing in East Boston

Big Dig, Big Lie, Big Mess Herald 3/17: Big Dig light mishap a dark secret for 5 weeks More: Globe 3/19: State faces hurdles recovering money

Recent News:  Globe 3/12:  A once-exemplary federal witness stands accused of robbing 2 banks

A Villa for Boston: Globe 3/14:  Boston inherits estate in Italy — with pet occupants

Business News: BBJ 3/14 JetBlue plans to boost Logan business

Narrow Gauge RR Daily Item of Lynn 3/13: Mass. author takes a trip on an old railroad

Election Time: East Boston Main Streets requests nominations to the board of directors; Election set for March 31

Kiwanis to Clean Up Belle Isle as part of International Service Day, April 2

EB MAINSTREETS MIT Students Present EB study findings he meeting will be held on Thursday March 31st at 6:30 PM at the Social Center, 68 Central Square on the 3rd floor. Mor

Planning the future: MIT Students to present findings at EB Main Streets on 3/31.

Public Meeting: Eagle Hill Civic Association 3/30 Agenda

PUBLIC MEETING Eagle Hill Civic Association 3/30 Agenda

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition to Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS through Arts and Activism Event: March 26 More.

Latest News: CBS4-Boston Wayward Sea Otter Prompts Search At Logan Airport Globe 3/17: Hub students do activities to support victims in Japan; Dorchester Reporter 3/17: A Tale of Two Banks

Teeball Season is Here! EB Teeball registration dates announced.

EB THRIVE: Readiness Roundtable 4/13 at 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Social Centers.

Mayor Menino Reminds Residents: Neighborhood Street Cleaning began on April 1st; City continues aggressive cleanup as Spring arrives in Boston (Aggressive as in Parking Tickets, folks!)

Universal Hub 3/11: Police: Detail cop scared off pipe-bomb robber, accomplice on first attempt to hold up Canal Street bank

Party Infighting: Globe 3/8 Joseph P. Kennedy II decries Obama budget cuts

Real Estate Fact: BBJ  3/9: 1 in 5 homeowners have no equity.

News: Herald 3/8: Body found on barge in East Boston

News: MyFox Boston 3/9: Serial bank robber nabbed in Boston

R.I.P. Thomas Butler. Globe 3/7: Eased Massport's dealings with public

Googled: EBNASA Receives Google Grant

Fire on Chelsea Street! WCVB-TV 3/19: Fire Displaces 6 Residents  BFD Tweet: "Boston Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the 3 alarm East Boston fire to be an electrical short circuit in the basement." Tweet-Pic

The End of ABCD? Globe 3/7: Bracing for the squeeze: Community centers that cater to Boston’s poor fear funding cuts will mean losing services or closing

Floating: Globe 3/2: Survey: Average MWRA bill rose 4.6 percent in 2010

Deal! Daily Racing Form 3/4: Suffolk Downs, horsemen settle on purse levels and racing days

News: Globe 3/4 Owner of schoolbus company charged with raping 5-year-old girl

Bringing back the clock: Herald 2/27: Alliance spotlights neighborhood history

Rolling in the dough: BBJ 2/24: Ironic end to strong year for A.J. Wright

Tonight: Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street All are welcome.

FRIENDS OF EAST BOSTON GREENWAY Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street.

ALZHEIMER'S TALK TODAY: On  Wednesday, March 23rd from 11-1. at the Meridian Street Branch of the BPL More

Licensing Board Hearing March 16 City Hall for Bohemios Restaurant 30 Bennington Street.

Universal Hub: Two East Boston men stabbed in Chelsea: One dead, one critical .

Library Talk March 23: Getting Started: What To Do When Your Family Member Has Memory Loss

ALZHEIMER'S TALK: On  Wednesday, March 23rd from 11-1. at the Meridian Street Branch of the BPL More

Business News: Boston Business Journal 3/11:  20 unlicensed electricians busted in Craigslist sting

His Own Private Idaho: Herald 2/21: Enrico Ponzo, Mob suspect makes his "mooove"  Accused hit man sells cattle for big $

From a Rowhouse in Eastie: Daily Beast 2/15: Gene Sharp, the Egyptian Revolt's Prophet of Nonviolence

Interview: Reason Magazine, the libertarian monthly and website, interviews democracy activist and theoretician Gene Sharp of East Boston

Update: BBC 2/21 Gene Sharp: Author of the nonviolent revolution rulebook

A Little History from the 1930s: Wicked Local Milton 2/9:  'We Remember When': Candled Eggs and Herring

A Heir in the Ointment!   Louis DeSanctis's fortune; Globe 2/21 Surprise heir sets off battle in court Woman inherits a $32m estate Father said to live ‘other life’ in Hub

CHAMBER BREAKFAST 3/15: Guest Speaker: Cheryl Fiandaca, Freelance Reporter at WCVB-TV Channel 5, March 15, 2011 Time: 7:30 am Where: Spinelli's East Boston Tickets $20.00 ea. Call Eden at (617) 569-5000

Move that car! Street Sweeping Plan in Place for Wed. March 16 Eagle Hill.  Details.

Take the EB Neighbors Against Substance Abuse survey today!  Info and Link

EXCEL in School: Globe 2/7: Rise of the charter schools

Crime Update: Globe 2/5: MBTA reports rise in crimes

Kinton to step down! Globe 2/17: Massport chief will retire in June

Neighbors of Suffolk Downs: Time to conduct  real gambling study

Zoning List Update 3/4/2011

The Need is There: Sentinel & Enterprise 1/27:  Applications for fuel assistance on the increase

JPNA Meeting: Jeffries Point Meeting set for March 14.

News:  Hingham Journal 3/3: Teen-organized clothing drive collects 500 items; East Boston H.S. students assists

Crime News:  Somerville Patch 3/1: Cocaine Trafficking Arrest

News: Herald 2/22:  ‘My heart will be forever broken’  Kim Forte, formerly of East Boston, killed by alleged "drugged up" driver

News: Brockton Enterprise 2/24: Three left with serious injuries after car goes airborne on Route-24

Another Day in the Neighborhood: Globe 2/28 Car atop stairs stirs OUI charge:  Herald 2/26: Problems come home to roost for pet shop;

Recently: Herald 3/2 Feds: Logan worker posed as air marshal

News: Globe 3/1:  3-year-old found wandering in E. Boston street

News:   Globe 3/1 Former ‘top cop’ guilty of fraud: Detective admits to disability scam

Update: BPD News 2/26:  Shooting Suspect Apprehended with Firearm:  NECN: Police probe shooting in East Boston

Crime Update: Now Winthrop? WHDH-TV Winthrop robbery likely connected to Everett incident;

 NECN 3/3: East Boston Savings Bank robbed in Everett

LUC to hold first meeting on Thursday, March 10 on grant programs. Details

Italia Unita: Carnevale! March 10

Scratch!  Bloodhorse 2/25: NEHBPA Rejects Suffolk Downs Proposal

Background: Bloodhorse 2/24: Suffolk, Horsemen Struggle to Reach Agreement

Sports: Hoop Loss: Globe 5/26: Charlestown refuses to Charlestown refuses to lose Hockey Loss: Herald 5/26: LA thwarts plucky Jets for 8th title

Sports: Globe 3/3:  L-S handles East Boston

Free Dental Care for Children. One day only.

MBTA: This weekend's 3/5-3/6 Blue Line Advisory.

Connections: Herald 2/11: Court kept track of pol's picks.

An Honest Man:  CBS4-Boston 2/10 Man Turns In Bag Containing $2K To East Boston Police

Grant Money for Energy Conservation: Globe 2/11: Three community organizations to lead city 'green' program outreach

Henna Tattoos with Nimmi Sehgal at the Orient Heights Library: First come, first served! For more information, call (617)567-2516.

R.I.P Salesian Br. Anthony Ambrogio (1934-2011) Taught English at Savio High School 1976-1981


Mt. Carmel For Sale? Globe 2/17 Boston Archdiocese taking first steps toward selling contested closed parishes

Download the Archdiocese's "Consultation Questionnaire"


Sports: Globe 2/25: Jets and Townies advance to final

Happy Chinese New Year! Maverick Square comes alive with 2011 Chinese New Year Celebration Year of the Rabbit!


Happy Chinese New Year! Maverick Square comes alive with 2011 Chinese New Year Celebration Year of the Rabbit!

(photo courtesy of East Boston Main Streets)

EBNASA Unveils Community Champion Award  First Recipient Is Boston Police District A-7 for Their Work on Tobacco

CHAMPS! Left to right: Pat Milano of EBNASA, Boston Police Captain Frank Mancini, Boston Police Officer Danny Simons, and Andrew Kenneally of EBNASA.

Inside Track: Update 2/17:Suffolk Downs and Horsemen Continue Dialog: Bloodhorse 2/11 Suffolk Downs Threatens to Sue NEHBPA

Eagle Hill Launches East Boston History with historian Anthony Sammarco March 2. Details

Tonight! Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting, Thurs., Feb 24.

Orient Heights Branch Library gets a reprieve. Branch to be funded through the end of Fiscal Year 2011. Statement of BPL President Amy Ryan.

Crime Update: Herald 2/7: Cops say woman had the guts to hide $50G of cocaine

Improvisation at Zumix: The Vortex Series  @8:30pm Improvisation. Chance. Reaction. Interaction. Innovation. Once a Month Starting Friday, Feb. 25th.

Vinyl Rules: Portsmouth Herald 1/29: Radio junkie just says no to CDs John Scavo presents 'Scratchy 45's and Beyond' on WSCA

Business News:  BBJ 2/1:  East Boston Savings boosts Q4 profit Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2010

Summer Job Registration.  Mayor Menino Announces Registration for Summer Jobs

Italia Unita to assist EBHS-Italian Student Exchange program


EBHS students with visiting students from Sicily last November (Photo courtesy Italia Unita)

Phil says Fear Not!: The Groundhog Hails Spring.  CSM 2/1: Groundhog emerges; predicts early spring

PHOTO EXHIBIT Photographs entered for the 3rd annual  Friends of Mary Cummings Park photography contest will be on display at the Orient Heights Branch Library from January 27th through February 18. (617) 567-2516.

Photo Exhibit Photographs entered for the 3rd annual  Friends of Mary Cummings Park photography contest will be on display at the Orient Heights Branch Library  through February 18.  


Italia Unita to assist EBHS-Italian student exchange program with "Una Sera Italiana: An Italian Evening" on Feb 12.

The Gonzalez Case: Globe 2/3: Lawyer seeks charges dropped against client charged in son's kidnapping

The Great Consolidation: Globe 2/3: Diocese takes steps to retool parishes

JPNA  Update: The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting scheduled for Monday, February 14, 2011 has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday. February 16. More

Eagle Hill Civic Association to Meet Wed 2/16. Agenda

Land Use Council Meeting Schedule for First half of 2011 More

Deval Authority! Mullen Elected Massport Board Chair   Deval gets his man   Herald 1/20: Governor’s finally taking control of Massport

Eastie Cuisine on Parade: Restaurants shine at 15th Annual Taste of Eastie

The List: Globe 1/19:  Mass. clergy abuse atty. lists names of accused;   Garabedian's List

The House Always Wins -- And So Do the Lobbyists AP 1/19: Casino groups spent $3M lobbying Mass. lawmakers

East Boston Chamber Installation of New Officers.  To take place Feb. 9

Book Talk: The East Boston Branch Library will hold a book discussion group on Zadie Smith's On Beauty on Monday, February 7th at 6:30 until 7:30. More.

City Hall Says: Emergency Snow Removal Operations Continue Through Weekend

Boston Globe: Let's look in to the criminal minds of the Cinellis, "sons of the old Maverick Projects"! Globe 1/30:  Brothers in crime, bound for brutal end

It's Probation -- Not Prison -- for Forbes
Herald 1/18: Ex-City Hall aide gets probation in Oxycontin rap Globe 1/19: Menino ex-aide gets probation, not prison, in drug case: Pols ask Judge to go easy on Forbes Herald 1/18:  Pols: Spare drug-addled former mayoral worker

Teacher Pay: Globe 1/18: Teacher salary system decried

More Snow is here!  Details  Zone forecast

Boston Municipal Research Bureau: Boston residency law still active.

R.I.P. Eliot Stone, ran Noddle Island Credit Union, lawyer, born in E.B. Globe 1/12  Elliott Stone, 79, lover of art, including the art of conversation

DINNER FUNDRAISER St. Lazarus Church in East Boston will hold their $10,000 Raffle and Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday evening, February 5th at the Don Orione Hall. 5 course dinner and open bar are only $40. Tickets for the $10K Raffle are $100 each. Contact Marisa DiPietro at for ticket information.

Let's Say Thanks

Doing the right thing! :  Herald 1/13: Five members of parole board resign in wake of cop killing

Background: Killed in the Line of Duty  Update: Globe 12/30: Retired investigator remembers Cinelli as 'bad, bad news'

WCVB-TV: 12/29: Gov. Orders Investigation of 2008 Parole for For East Boston-born Cinelli --  Accused In Woburn Cop Killing; Himself killed in gunfight.

More from the Boston Herald.

News: Senator Petruccelli joins with Senate colleagues in asking State Parole Board for moratorium

Photo Exhibit Photographs entered for the 3rd annual  Friends of Mary Cummings Park photography contest will be on display at the Orient Heights Branch Library from January 27th through February 18.  

EASTBOSTON.COM STATS FOR Janaury 2011  Avg. Hits Per Day: 3,128.35; Avg. Page Views Per Day: 6,758.94. 2010 Avg. Page Views/Day 2,856.30; 2010 Avg. Hits/Days 6,686.16 Source: Urchin @ Hostway

EASTBOSTON.COM STATS FOR December 2010  Average Page Views/ Day: 5,946.10: Average Hits/ Day: 9,477.65.; 2009 Avg. Page Views/Day 1,456.49; 2009 Avg. Hits/Days 5,126.86  Source: Urchin @ Hostway

Governor Cellucci diagnosed with ALS. Republican Governor popular with East Boston voters in 1998.

Up for Auction, Prime Location: Surplus property, "MWRA Maintenance," located at 20 Addison St. & 600 Chelsea St.  Details 

Served East Boston on Governor's Council Herald 1/4 Former Mass. Gov.’s Councillor Michael Callahan dies

More from the Globe

Update Snow Emergency lifted!

Previously: Snow Emergency Declared!  The City of Boston has declared a snow emergency, including a parking ban. Watch where you park and please, if you can, do your best to keep fire hydrants clear of snow and ice. We Can't Get Enough Snow! Thump of Snow for Mid-Atlantic, Heavy Snow for New England

Now is the time to help John White, who has helped so many Read more about John's grand-daughter Kelsey Corlito

LaMattina announced addition to staff Hernandez, native of Columbia, joins City Councilor's team.

FIRE: Universal Hub 1/14: Two-alarm fire displaces seven in East Boston

LaMattina is City Council Vice Prez:  Dorchester Reporter 1/14: Murphy releases committee assignments  Press release from Lamattina.

Eagle Hill Civic Association Meeting Wed. 1/26

EAGLE HILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION meeting will be this Wednesday, January 26th from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at the High School. Agenda

BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY 1/21:  Menino issues parking ban

NEW YOUTH INITIATIVE GATHERING: Saturday, January 22nd, from 2:00-4:00pm, at 19 Meridian St., Suite 4.

CRIME NEWS: East Boston Man Sentenced for Peabody Bank Robbery

OIL FARM TO BE SOLD: Tanker News 12/29: ConocoPhillips sells Boston terminal

DISRUPTING A FLIGHT GETS YOU A VISIT TO EB COURT: CBS News 4:  Passenger Arrested After Incident On Logan Flight

Make quitting smoking your New Year's resolution with EBNASA  Details


Globe 1/6: Ex-parishioners still hope to reverse church closings

Globe 1/4:  Church to sell St. Mary’s Star of the Sea building

Globe 1/3: Immigration building to be demolished!

SAY GOODBYE TO A.J. WRIGHT! Boston Business Journal 12/10 TJX to close A.J. Wright stores, cut jobs Will it convert to a TJX Maxx?  Will it convert to a TJMaxx or a Marshall's? EB not on permanent closing list

CRIME NEWS ROUNDUP: Boston Police 1/6:  Police arrest three for armed robbery in East Boston: 

 MyFoxBoston 1/5:  FBI investigating possible bank robbery ring:

Daily Item of Lynn 1/4: Suspect who fled to Vegas nabbed for Revere beating:

  More: Saugus Advertiser 1/4:  East Boston Savings Bank robbed in Saugus

LATEST CRIME NEWS:  BPDNews 1/10: Police arrest three trying to force their way into Barney's Grill

BLUE LINE BREAKS DOWN: WHDH-TV 1/14: Parts of Blue Line and Orange Line shut down on Friday; Power line breaks at Wood Island.

UNIVERSAL HUB:  Police: Screaming woman fends off would-be robber in East Boston

COYOTE KILLED ON BEACON HILL! They're everywhere, apparently! Police Shoot, Kill Coyote On Beacon Hill  More from the Globe.

PUBLIC MEETING: Central Square Redesign Meeting. Join the Boston Transportation Department, the Boston Parks Department and the Central Square design team for the fourth public meeting to discuss the redesign of East Boston Central Square. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6 to 8 p.m.

CENTRAL SQ. REDESIGN PUBLIC MEETING January 19, 6 p.m. at the Social Center

READING FOR BLIZZARDS: Mayor Menino's State of the City Address.


PIERS PARK CLOSED: Due to the heavy ice and cold temperatures, Massport has closed Piers Park as a temporary safety precaution. Massport personnel are working to de-ice the walk ways throughout the park. Once port authority personnel feel that it is safe to ‘walk-around’, the park will reopen. Massport expects the park to be open soon.

Christmas at 65 to 73 Meridian Street, 100 years ago. (photo courtesy of Michael Laurano).

DONE DEAL - GOOD BYE DANTE ALIGHIERI! Boston School Committee approves plan to close, merge schools.

Update: MAYOR'S ON BOARD "School closings difficult, but necessary."

Background: MERGE ALIGHIERI WITH UMANA? WBUR 12/2 List of School Closings Suggests Merger of two EB Schools


TASTE OF EASTIE:  East Boston Main Streets Proudly Presents the 15th Annual Taste of Eastie

HERE COMES THE BLIZZARD! Menino declares snow emergency! UPDATE: Emergency in place until 9 p.m.

NO SCHOOL: Boston calls off school for Thursday!

BCYFCenter at Paris Street  Open Wednesday, 12 to 6 p.m.

R.I.P. FR. HECTOR POULIN, SDB. Salesian’s first assignment was teacher at St. Dominic Savio High School in East Boston (1968-1969).  

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a blizzard warning, in effect from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. (wed 1/12/11).  for Eastern Massachusetts.

SPORTS: East Boston 65, Madison Park 62


WBZ Carl Stevens interviews EB student.  

East Boston Group, Nube  plans to rally on heels of defeat of Dream Act this week


NEWS: Daily Item of Lynn 12/23: Man sentenced for role in Peabody bank robbery

LOSING A SEAT IN CONGRESS? SAY IT AIN'T SO!  SO!  State expected to lose clout in Congress  More Globe 12/22 Mass to lose House seat.

EASTIE'S BABY BUMP! Globe 12/13: East Boston is hip spot for babies

NEWS: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to present plans for new Winthrop facility


ELECTION 2010 East Boston results!