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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

July 22, 2016
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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

By John Lynds At a City Council hearing last Wednesday, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was amazed at what he saw when he toured the Netherlands and Denmark to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. “I was so thankful to be on this tour sponsored by the the...

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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

By John Lynds With tensions between police and citizens at an all time high nationwide and the murder of five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Police’s top brass, District A-7 officers...

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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh joined City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Rep. Adrian Madaro and Sen. Joe Boncore Saturday afternoon to tour the East Boston City Yards — the future site of an Eversource substation that the owner of Chanel Fish in Eagle Sqaure...

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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

July 22, 2016
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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

By John Lynds When Audrey Sivikas left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2013,  there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim...

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OHNC Supports Plans for New Restaurant at Former Victory Pub

July 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Peter Ackerman, a Chelmsford native took ownership of the popular Salvatore’s Restaurants in Downtown Boston and in the Seaport District last year, has set his eyes...

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Why I Voted Against the City Budget

July 22, 2016
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By Councilor Anissa Essaibi George As the Boston City Council cast its final votes on the City of Boston budgets for fiscal 2017, I went in to the meeting...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might...

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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Rosemarie Forti Of East Boston Rosemarie Forti of East Boston passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 16. She was in her 96th year. The...

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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

July 16, 2016
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

By John Lynds Last Thursday evening, Piers Park Sailing Center’s (PPSC)  Louisa Conklin stood on the dock of the sailing center surrounded by eager sailors waiting to race. Conklin...

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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

July 16, 2016
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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

By John Lynds In light of the recent uptick in violent crime in East Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has agreed to add five more police officers to...

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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

July 16, 2016
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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

By John Lynds With Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) planning a $1.5 billion expansion over the next several years,  they are required by the state to use a portion of...

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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

July 16, 2016
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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

By John Lynds Last summer’s widely successful free kayaking program at Constitution Beach that drew over 1,500 resident has returned  for the next 30 days. The free kayaking program...

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Arrest Made in Eastie Girl’s Murder

July 16, 2016
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By John Lynds The 16-year-old boy arraigned on Monday in the murder of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez allegedly had ‘extensive’ contact with the victim prior to her murder according to...

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Sadness Across America

July 16, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in...

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Sports 07-13-2016

July 16, 2016
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East Boston Little League All-Stars play well in District 12 Tournament Cassaro hurls one-hitter in a win over Somerville The East Boston Little League All-Star team made  a strong...

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Obituaries 07-13-2016

July 16, 2016
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John Bosco Former United Airlines employee John J. Bosco of East Boston passed away on Sunday, July 10.  He was 72 years old. A former employee of United Airlines,...

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EBSB Mobile Bank Truck Makes First Appearance in Eastie

July 8, 2016
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EBSB Mobile Bank Truck Makes First Appearance in Eastie

By John Lynds On Thursday afternoon at the East Boston Saving Bank’s Orient Heights branch,  the bank’s new local bank on wheels made its first appearance in the neighborhood....

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Eastie Week to Kick Off Thursday, July 7

July 8, 2016
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Eastie Week to Kick Off Thursday, July 7

By John Lynds For six days in July the spotlight will be on East Boston,  as several non-profits team up for a neighborhood-wide celebration to showcase all the neighborhood...

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Dough East Boston,Veronica Robles,Among Main Streets Honorees

July 8, 2016
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Dough East Boston,Veronica Robles,Among Main Streets Honorees

By John Lynds On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined with the Department of Neighborhood Development to honor Boston Main Streets volunteers and businesses during the 20th Annual Boston Main...

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Community Asks Archdiocese to Keep Father Wayne Here

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds At an emergency meeting called by the Sacred Heart Parish Council last Tuesday night, Chief of Probation Thomas Tassinari made an emotional plea to keep Father...

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Hubway Holds Community Workshop

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds With the city planning to bring up to 10 new Hubway stations to Eastie by the fall, Boston Transportation Department’s Kim Foltz led a community workshop...

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Work Begins on Eastie Electronic Tolling

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds MassDOT has begun work on infrastructure for two vertical gantry supports on the East Boston sides of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels as the state transportation...

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Be Sure to Take Part in Eastie Week

July 8, 2016
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On Thursday, the Boston Harbor Association, East Boston Main Streets and the Chamber with help from other partners will kick off Eastie Week 2016. From July 7 to July...

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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Josephine Milano Of East Boston Josephine A. Milano of Sumner Street, East Boston passed away at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on June 28. She was...

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