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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

October 13, 2017
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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

By John Lynds It started as an idea and a way to address what Sandra Nijjar saw as a growing problem in East Boston. Nijjar was seeing an ever increasing number of homeless in and around Maverick and Central Squares. So a year ago Nijjar recruited Pastor Britta Carlson, John Ribeiro, Jr, Lydia Edwards...

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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

October 13, 2017
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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

By John Lynds While East Boston neighborhood groups were disappointed the neighborhood was not picked to receive funding or traffic safety improvements under the City of Boston’s Slow Streets program, the city’s Transportation Department (BTD) has been trying to make traversing some streets here...

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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

October 13, 2017
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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

By John Lynds Each day there seems to be another explosive feud between President Donald Trump and someone else in the world. Whether it’s bizarre saber rattling with Kim Jong Un, attacking the NFL and team owners or more recently ripping apart Senator Bob...

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Recognized:Officers Cintolo,Morris and Schmidt Receive Trooper George L Hanna Medal of Honor

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last year a tranquil fall night was shattered as a routine domestic call turned into an ferocious gun battle between police and a suspect on Gladstone...

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AHA, Aetna Team up with P.J. Kennedy School to Create Teaching Garden

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Friday the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School was a beehive of activity as employees from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Aetna Foundation teamed...

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Wu Campaign Announces State Legislative Endorsements

October 13, 2017
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The Michelle Wu for Boston Campaign this week announced endorsements that Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has received from members of the Boston state legislative delegation. Wu is...

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Former State Rep Carlo Basile Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 13, 2017
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Former East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council District 1.  Basile, a lifelong East Boston resident and BPS parent, represented...

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State Representative Adrian Madaro Endorses Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council

October 13, 2017
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State Representative Adrian Madaro of the 1st Suffolk district today endorsed Lydia Edwards for Boston city councilor. “Lydia Edwards is a strong voice and champion for working families,” says...

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Police Briefs 10-11-2017

October 13, 2017
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District Seven Police Report October 1, 2017 Around 1:30am a Hispanic male from Revere Ma, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery. Around 5:15pm A Hispanic male from...

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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

October 13, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are...

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Youth Tackle Football Should be Banned

October 13, 2017
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We don’t pretend to be experts in anything, let alone when it comes to the topics of football, brain injuries, and proper parenting. However, just as Bob Dylan wrote,...

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Obituaries 10-11-2017

October 13, 2017
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Paul Bolduc Of East Boston Paul F. Bolduc of East Boston died on October 7 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Marie F. (Silva),...

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Otis School Students Get School Supplies

October 6, 2017
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Otis School Students Get School Supplies

Students at the James Otis Elementary School got a surprise last Thursday morning from the company that makes Scotties facial tissues. Scotties teamed up with Kids In Need Foundation...

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What’s Next? Tom O’Brien Makes the Rounds,Talks Suffolk Downs Development

October 6, 2017
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What’s Next? Tom O’Brien Makes the Rounds,Talks Suffolk Downs Development

By John Lynds At back to back neighborhood community meetings, HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien downplayed earlier comments that his group’s focus at the moment is trying...

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The Race is On

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniels The North End’s Stephen Passacantilli topped the ticket in the District 1 City Council race during last Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. While Passacantilli held...

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Text Messages May be Key to Revere Homicide

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Text messages between former East Boston resident Andrew MacCormack and his wife Vanessa may establish a motive for her brutal slaying. Vanessa’s husband, Andrew, stands accused...

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BPDA Hosts Meeting on Saratoga Street Project

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday night at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, the Boston Planning and Development Agency hosted a community meeting regarding the large Saratoga Street project...

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Zumix Youths Perform with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters at Garden

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In most music circles Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is considered Rock & Roll royalty. Waters’s contribution to music through such celebrated albums like ‘Wish You Were...

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Former City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 6, 2017
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Former City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate John Connolly endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli at a Charlestown event hosted by Boston Public School (BPS) parents from across the district.  In...

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Developers of Boston East Looking for Local Artwork

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Trinity Financial, who is developing the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Boston East waterfront housing project on Border Street is looking for local artists to...

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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time for the Wrong Reasons

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old,...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League...

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Obituaries 10-04-2017

October 6, 2017
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Elvira Nazzaro Of East Boston, formerly of North End Elvira C. (Chirichiello) Nazzaro of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on Monday, Oct/ 2 at...

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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

September 29, 2017
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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

By John Lynds There were three candidates vying for the District One City Council seat, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End, but after Tuesday night’s primary...

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