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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

December 13, 2017
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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

On Sunday the Ruggiero Family in conjunction with the East Boston Chamber held the annual Orient Heights Treet Lighting. Above, a young Eastie resident points as Santa arrives in Orient.

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Community Holds Vigil for Slain Eastie Teen

December 13, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Slain Eastie Teen

By John Lynds Friends, family and residents gathered on the corner of Marginal and Orleans Streets Monday evening to mourn the shooting death of an East Boston teen who, by all accounts, was a good kid on the path to a successful life. “When...

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Mural on Greenway Featuring Eastie Grandmothers Unveiled

December 13, 2017
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Mural on Greenway Featuring Eastie Grandmothers Unveiled

By John Lynds Last Friday under the Sumner Street overpass at the East Boston Greenway, 94-year-old Delia Trainor stood under her family’s portrait at the new mural that was unveiled as part of the City of Boston’s “To Immigrants with Love” series. “That photo...

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HYM Seeks Expedited MEPA Review Process

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week HYM Investment Group, LLC filed an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and a MEPA (Masschusetts Environmental...

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14th Annual Eastie’s Elves Set for Friday

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds The 14th annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 15,...

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Boston Public Schools New Start Times Receive Mixed Reviews

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds In an effort to give high and middle-schoolers a little extra sleep because studies have shown teenagers have better outcomes when their school day begins later...

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Grocery Store Pitched for Pier One Development

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds One of the missing pieces in Roseland’s Portside at Pier One waterfront development project was the large retail space that has been vacant since the luxury...

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Winthrop Neighborhood Health Center Going Strong After One Year

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Winthrop resident Maureen Gill had been going to the same doctor for over 40 years, but was curious of the new health center being built on...

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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid

December 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction

December 13, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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District 7 Officer Russo honored By John Lynds District A-7 Officer Derek Russo was recently honored by the Boston Police for apprehending an armed and dangerous suspect back in...

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Suffolk Downs Facility Would Work Well for Amazon

December 13, 2017
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The following statement has been issued from the HYM Investment Group, LLC, owners of the Suffolk Downs Race Track site.   Suffolk Downs is a 161-acre thoroughbred horse-racing facility...

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Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

December 13, 2017
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By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 13, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah,...

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Doing Their Part

December 13, 2017
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The East Boston Savings Bank held its annual holiday auction and raised more than $75,000 to help local organizations carry out their missions. Needless to say, the social problems...

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Obituaries 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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Gerard Partee Retired union business agent Gerard Partee died suddenly in East Boston on December 9. Gerard was a retired business agent for the BSA – ILA with 45 years...

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Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

December 11, 2017
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Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

On Sunday in the newly rehabbed and reopened Central Square, Mayor Martin Walsh hosted the annual Trolley Tour and East Boston Tree Lighting. The event included Christmas Carols from...

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JCAM Announces Rehab of Ohabei Shalom Chapel

December 11, 2017
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JCAM Announces Rehab of Ohabei Shalom Chapel

By John Lynds After a period of inactivity, the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) Charitable Foundation is doubling its efforts to restore the historic Ohabei Shalom Chapel on...

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Edwards Names Colette, Evers to Office Staff

December 11, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, newly elected Boston city councilor to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End, announced the hire of two local staff members, Gabriela Coletta and Judith Evers....

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MS-13 Members Pleads Guilty to Teen’s Slaying

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds The story of Wilson Martinez, whose body was found on Constitution Beach the day before school was to start in September 2015, was so tragic that...

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Three Ideas for One Site:Developers Pitch their Proposals For Condor Street DND Site

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds Three developers have responded to the Department of Neighborhood Development’s (DND) Request for Proposals for a city-owned site on Condor Street across from the Hess Site....

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EBNHC Launches Neighborhood Trauma Team

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds When six-year-old Brayden Kelly of Dorchester drowned in a pool on Trenton Street, the trauma of the event affected not only the boy’s family, but Braden’s...

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State Energy Facilities Siting Board Rules in Favor of Eversource Substation

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds For the last two years, the owner of Channel Fish has launched a visual, media and talking campaign against Eversource’s plans to place a substation on...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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District Seven Police Report November 26, 2017 Around 5:00 pm in the area of 945 Saratoga Street as a result of a motor vehicle stop a Black Hispanic male...

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