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Eastie remembers two of its leaders in re-dedication ceremonies

It was sort of like the New York Yankees having a party for Red Sox slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz. Or perhaps like the Democratic Party hosting a fundraiser for Republican members of the House of Representatives. Through the lens of history, those two scenarios are very similar to what it was like on Friday morning to see MassPort host a time and re-dedication ceremony for the late Eastie legend Anna DeFronzo. But things are different now, and MassPort and the DeFronzo family have made peace, and that wasn’t lost on the crowd (which included former Gov. Michael Dukakis) or the family members. Instead of fighting and protesting, the two were re-dedicating the long-fought-for senior center to the late DeFronzo ...
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Farmer’s Market Opens

Elder Services Plan from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center were on hand for some helpful tips at the opening of the Farmers’ market last week in Maverick Square. Shown are from left: Ashley Casey and Trisha Diaz.
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LoPresti Park Soccer Fields to Open on July 22

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in East Boston with a ribbon cutting celebration at noon on Tuesday, July 22. The opening marks the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project at the park located at 33 Sumner St. The design budget was $150,000 and the construction budget was $700,000 funded by the City’s Capital Improvement Plan and $450,000 in turf and lighting donated by the U.S. Soccer Foundation. The completed Phase 1 portion of project includes the installation of an artificial turf soccer field valued at $400,000 donated by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, as well as sports lighting ...
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Police Searching for Missing East Boston Man

Boston Police are searching for a man family members say went missing several days ago in East Boston.
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Obituary: Mario S. Orlando

ORLANDO, Mario S. Of Peabody formerly of East Boston passed away on July 15. Funeral on Monday July 21 visiting on Sunday 2-6. Complete notice in Saturdays edition for more info please visit www.ruggieromh.com Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston 617-569-0990
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Obituary: Sebastiana Ursino

URSINO, Sebastiana (Vaccaro) Of Waltham, formerly of Augusta, Sicily, Italy on July 15th, at the age of 87. Devoted wife of the late Salvatore. Devoted mother of Joseph Ursino and his wife Theresa of Walpole, Lillian DeSantis and her husband Antonio of Walpole, Frances Daniele and her husband Ferdinando of Revere, Matthew Ursino of Waltham and Laura Williams and her husband Michael of Mansfield. Dear sister of Domenica, Giuseppe and Rita Vaccaro and the late Maria Vaccaro. Cherished grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral mass in celebration of Sebastiana's life will be held on Saturday, July 19th at 11AM in St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church, Ashley St., East ...
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East Boston Man Drowns at Lake Winnipesaukee

A lifeguard found the 27-year-old man, according to New Hampshire State Police.
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Obituary: Nancy I. Manganaro

MANGANARO, Nancy I.(Firicano) Of East Boston on July 12. Funeral services and Visitation on Friday July 18 starting at 9AM. Complete notice in Wednesday edition for more info www.ruggieromh.com Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston 617-569-0990
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Obituary: Rosemarie C. Leone

LEONE, Rosemarie C. (Vitale) Of East Boston, July 12, 2014 at the Mass General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Frank Leone with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Loving mother of Ralph Leone and his wife Marie of Medford, Kenneth Leone and his wife Lucille of Saugus, Frank Leone JR. and his wife Patricia, Annette Fiantago and her husband Carl and Paul Leone all of East Boston. Adored daughter of the late Rocco and Antonetta (Blasi) Vitale. Dear sister of Mary Giorgio of East Boston and the late Carmella De Angelis, Antonetta Cucchiello, Michael, Anthony "Ferrel", Modestino "Musty" and Paul Vitale. Cherished grandmother of Tina, Chris, Frankie, Nicole, Anthony and Kenneth Leone JR., Deanna and ...
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Obituary: Dennis Michael Ganno

GANNO, Dennis Michael 67 of Oviedo, FL (native of East Boston, MA), passed away Tuesday July 8, 2014 at a Florida Hospice care facility where he lost his battle to cancer. Dennis was the late son of Joseph S. Ganno Sr. and Josephine (Cambria) Ganno, late wife Constance (Gaitanis) Ganno. Dennis is survived by his loving daughter Christine (Ganno) Paquette and son in-law Steven Paquette, grandchildren Ava and Maya Paquette. He is also survived by his brother Joseph Ganno Jr. and wife Lisa of Palm Harbor, nieces Gina Ganno Schmidt, and Alicia Ganno Wolf, Uncle Charles Ganno and wife Patricia, and many cousins and friends including Ann & David Croce of Oviedo, FL, and friend Donald Terry. Born in Boston, ...
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Obituary: Karen J. Previte

PREVITE, Karen J. (Santarpio) Of East Boston on July 10. Funeral on Wednesday, July 16. Visiting Hours Tuesday 4-8. Complete notice to follow in Monday's edition. For more info please visitwww.ruggieromh.com Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston 617 569 0990
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