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Fielding Questions:Two Remaining District 1 City Council Candidates Square Off During Forum

October 21, 2017
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Fielding Questions:Two Remaining District 1 City Council Candidates Square Off During Forum

By John Lynds Following September’s Preliminary Election, the field of candidates vying for the District 1 City Council seat was narrowed down from three to two with East Boston’s Lydia Edwards and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli heading into the General Election set for Tuesday, November 7. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council,...

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City,Massport Announce New Commitments to Eastie:Piers Park Phase II, New Senior Center to Receive Funding

October 21, 2017
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City,Massport Announce New Commitments to Eastie:Piers Park Phase II, New Senior Center to Receive Funding

By John Lynds Funding for the long awaited Piers Park Phase II, operational funding for a new East Boston senior center and an extended financial commitment to the East Boston Foundation were some of the line items announced by the city and Massport during...

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National Online Food Magazine Recently Names Santarpio’s Pizza One of the Best Pies in America

October 21, 2017
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National Online Food Magazine Recently Names Santarpio’s Pizza One of the Best Pies in America

By John Lynds An online food magazine has told America what East Bostonians have known for decades—Santarpio’s Pizza has one of the best pies going in the U.S. In the Daily Meal’s annual ‘101 Best Pizzas in America’ list that was released last week,...

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ISD New Pilot Program in Eastie gets BPDA Approval

October 21, 2017
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By John Lynds In the spring, Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher made the rounds at East Boston community meetings to drum up support for a new...

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Dante Alighieri Sends Relief for Storm Ravaged Puerto Rico

October 21, 2017
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By John Lynds Dante Alighieri Montessori School Principal Glenda Colon was raised in Puerto Rico, so when Hurricane Maria hit the island as a Category 4 storm she was...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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October 9, 2017 No Arrest. October 10, 2017 Around 1:30am in Maverick Square a white female from Revere Ma, was arrested on several outstanding warrants (Shoplifting, Concealing Stolen Goods...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2017
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Badge of honor Dear Editor, When I recently read a letter from a supporter of my son’s opponent that read, “If she wins the final election, Lydia will be...

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Obituaries 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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Lena Giannattasio Of Saugus Lena A. (Falsini) Giannattasio of Saugus passed away peacefully on October 13 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis Giannattasio, devoted...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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