Saturday, November 21, 2009

Contractor: Zumix Project Near Completion

ZUMIX project near completion

WOBURN, EAST BOSTON, MA, ISSUED NOVEMBER 20, 2009…Landmark Structures Corporation, a leading full service General Contractor/Construction Management Company since 1993, anticipates a November completion date for a joint venture renovation project between ZUMIX and the East Boston Community Development Corporation.

Landmark Structures has served as General Contractor for the estimated $2 million project that encompasses the renovation of a 9,000 square foot former firehouse at 260 Sumner Street in East Boston into the new home of ZUMIX, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts.

ZUMIX and the East Boston Community Development Corporation, in a joint venture, purchased the former fire house from the City of Boston.

File photo:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Congrats to Eastie Football Coach Sousa

Dan Venturam:
East Boston coach John Sousa received the first of what he hopes are several nice retirement gifts: the Boston North title.

Stanley Greene rushed for a pair of scores as the Jets (8-1) rolled to a 29-0 victory over Madison Park yesterday, clinching the North title. Brandon Amodeo added a 30-yard TD run, while Stephon Lockwood closed out the scoring when he returned an interception 66 yards for a score in the waning moments.

“It’s a nice feeling to win this in my final coaching season,” said Sousa. “We played one of the toughest schedules in East Boston history and the kids performed and got better as the season went on.”
Read the whole article.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Humans are not equations."

This is going to be a big debate in the world of economics. Except that the Austrians seemed to have been telling economists you really can't game the market, or plan an economy.

Continuing the tradition, free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving in East Boston

East Boston at it's best!

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26, State Representative Carlo Basile and his family will be hosting 200 members for the third annual "East Boston Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner" at Sacred Heart Church 303 Paris Street, East Boston.

The invited guests include seniors and families in need, who would otherwise have no
place to spend the holiday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Dinner served from 11:00-1:30.

For transportation please call Celeste by no later than November 24th at 617-913-3332. We regret that the hall is not handicapped accessible.

AP: Inmates, horses benefit from new program

"Once you put in a no-slaughter policy, you have to find a home and another life for the horses," he said. " than to be here as part of this therapeutic program."

For the Rev. Edward McCabe, Fort Hood is only his latest posting - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise

From the Brockton Enterprise, an East Boston connection to Fort Hood, TX.

Monday, November 9, 2009

How East Boston Voted on Election Day 2009!

Get the local breakdown of how East Boston voted for mayor, at-large city council and district 1 city council. (Use the tabs at bottom of the screen to navigate between races.)

Autism Speaks at Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Boston will host a Rock-N-Roll Benefit for Autism Awareness on Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

The event will feature live music by Boston-based band SLIP KID, with Gary Cherone.

Cherone is the lead singer of the rock band Extreme and former lead singer of the band Van Halen.

SLIP KID is a The Who tribute band, made up of veterans of the Boston music scene, with Gary's former Extreme bandmate, singer/songwriter Paul Mangone on bass, Dana Spellman, on drums, Jeff Calder on the keyboard and on guitar, Gary's brother Mark Cherone.

The event will also include a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization.

Vote for Audissey Guides! Vote For Audissey Guides!

East Boston resident Rob Pyles is a local entrepreneur and the founder of Audissey Guides, which is is a finalist in the Forbes Magazine Business Competition. The winner will walk away with $100,000. Last week Forbes flew Rob and Co. to NYC to pitch Audissey Guides to a panel of judges.

Rob needs your vote.

Here’s the link to vote:

KEY INFO: You'll receive a confirmation email which you must click on for the vote to register.

Spread the word.

Monday, November 2, 2009

East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) to hold annual meeting

On Tuesday November 10, 2009 East Boston Main Streets will hold its annual meeting and it is open to the public.

East Boston, MA. October 31, 2009 East Boston Main Streets will host its annual meeting on Tuesday November 10, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Main Street office; 146 Maverick Street East Boston. Board members will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the activities and events the organization is sponsoring. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 617.561.1044 or visit

About East Boston Main Streets. EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Our mission is to create a more vibrant business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts that improve the quality of life for all who live, work and do business in East Boston.

Source: Clark Moulaison
East Boston Main Streets

Where to vote on Election Day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Failure to improve Boston Public Schools; busing still a failure

WASHINGTON TIMES: The song remains the same!: "In 2008, state officials deemed 100 of 143 schools 'in need of improvement' before Ms. Johnson closed or consolidated chronically inadequate schools. About three-quarters of the city's 135 schools underperform today, but Ms. Johnson has increased the number of seats in well-performing schools."

Read the whole piece.