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Wounded Veterans Ride

May 26, 2017
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Wounded Veterans Ride

Revere firefighter Eddie Steriti helps attach a American flag between Fire Truck Ladders from the Revere and Everett Fire Departments at Brown Circle as part of the Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Run this past Sunday, May 21. Afterward, at Suffolk Downs, a ceremony honoring wounded veterans took place with thousands observing. Here, State Secretary of...

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125th Anniversary Mass

May 26, 2017
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125th Anniversary Mass

Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is presented with a gift from the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus parish following the church’s 125th Anniversary Mass.

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Traffic in East Boston Getting Worse, Not Better

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds As MassDOT and the City of Boston struggle to figure out what has gone wrong since opening the newly configured Sumner Tunnel toll plaza, which has led to absolute gridlock in the neighborhood during the morning commute, the increase in traffic...

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Mass Conservation Law Foundation Strikes Deal with Massport

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Massport stuck a deal last week over the Port Authority’s plan to add an additional 5,000 parking spaces at...

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Battle of Noddle Island Regatta Set for Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will kick off the Third Annual Battle of Noddle Island Regatta and Re-enactment on Memorial Day to mark...

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District 1 City Council Race Roundup

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds This week, East Boston’s Margaret Farmer secured enough nomination signatures to officially be on the September primary ballot for the District 1 City Council Race that...

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Letter to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Frustrated and disappointed Dear Secretary Pollack: I write to express my extreme frustration and disappointment with the implementation of the new traffic patterns at the Sumner Toll Plaza. This...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not...

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East Boston High Baseball Team Wins Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament Title

May 26, 2017
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Righthander Jake Scanlon surrendered a lead-off single, then slammed the door shut, allowing no more hits while striking out 13 Golden Tornadoes, to lead East Boston to a 3-1...

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Obituaries 05-24-2017

May 26, 2017
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Gino Ferri His family remains his proudest legacy His family remains his proudest legacy Gino Ferri of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on Friday evening at...

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City Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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City Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

By John Lynds The departure of Charlestown’s Jack Kelly and East Boston’s Michael Sinatra has left only three candidates vying to fill City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s District 1 City...

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EBHS Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

May 19, 2017
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EBHS Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

By John Lynds For decades, East Boston High School housed a historic grand piano in the school’s auditorium and for decades the piano was used during plays, graduation ceremonies...

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Special Mass:St Joseph-St Lazarus Church to Celebrate 125th Anniversary Sunday

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds On Sunday, May 21 at 12 noon, St. Joseph- St. Lazarus will celebrate 125 years in the East Boston neighborhood with a special Mass performed by...

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Rule says Massport Must File Environmental Impact Report

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds State’s Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton ruled last week that Massport must prepare a Mandatory Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its plans to add...

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MS-13 Leader Indicted for Ordering the Murder of Two Teens in Eastie

May 19, 2017
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On September 7, 2015 the bloody body of Wilson Martinez was found by a passerby in the early morning hours near the water’s edge at Constitution Beach. The murder...

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Schools Should Be A Place Safe from Fear

May 19, 2017
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By Naomi Zuckerman Recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrests in schools have rattled communities, prompting local leaders to speak out. While DHS guidance discourages immigration enforcement in “sensitive...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last...

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Obituaries 05-17-2017

May 19, 2017
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Helen D’Agostino Of East Boston Helen D’Agostino of East Boston died on Saturday, May 6. She was 69 years old. The beloved wife of the late Joseph D’Agostino, she...

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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Re-Election Bid in Eastie

May 13, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Re-Election Bid in Eastie

By John Lynds Heavy rain did not stop East Boston residents from coming out in droves to watch Mayor Martin Walsh officially kicked off his re-election for Mayor of...

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Farmer Pulls Papers for City Council Seat:Sinatra Withdraws from City Council Race

May 13, 2017
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Farmer Pulls Papers for City Council Seat:Sinatra Withdraws from City Council Race

By John Lynds Eastie resident and chair of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Margaret Farmer pulled papers last week for the City Council seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina....

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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

May 13, 2017
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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

By John Lynds Last Monday, East Boston residents Justin Pasquariello began work as the new Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers. Pasquariello replaces longtime former Executive Director...

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Sumner Tolls Gone, New Configuration Will Take Some Time to Get Use To

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Call state work in progress. MassDOT finished removing the Sumner Tunnel toll booths over the weekend ahead of schedule and opened the toll plaza’s new configuration...

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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast Set for May 25

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds On Thursday May 25 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. local businessman Joseph Ruggiero will host the Eighth Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club Camp Scholarship Breakfast at the...

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City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Appoints East Boston Resident Gabriela Coletta as Campaign Manager

May 13, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, a Boston City Council District 1 candidate and public interest attorney, announced that Gabriela Coletta, a lifelong East Boston resident with political experience in local and statewide...

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