Monthly Archives: August 2013

Health Study Delayed Again

August 21, 2013
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East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released in the spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie environmental activists began scratching...

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Conley Calls for Elimination of Sumner Tolls

August 21, 2013
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Last Thursday Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley called a press conference at LoPresti Park in East Boston to unveil an action plan for the neighborhood aimed at improving the quality of life for residents The plan, Conley said, is the result of numerous conversations with local residents and activists on how they envision the future....

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Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 21, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina, the Eastie Pride Day Committee and all the volunteers and donors that made the 25th Anniversary of this yearly neighborhood event such a great success deserve a big pat on the back. This year’s Eastie Pride Day drew one of the biggest crowds with thousands of residents and former residents...

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Obituaries 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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Ida Poto Retired Seamstress Ida F. ( Scannapieco ) Poto of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on August 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital  surrounded by her family. She was in her 98th year. Ida, who was employed as a seamstress for Picariello and Singer and the Lanza Mills, was born in East...

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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

August 14, 2013
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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

This weekend, residents in East Boston will be celebrating Eastie Pride.  This event that started 25 years ago to bring a neighborhood together was the idea of  present City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who was the  community liaison with the Ray Flynn administration in 1988.  Today, this event has grown from humble beginnings attended by...

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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

August 14, 2013
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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

After spending the past year redeveloping the old Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. into a small business incubator space, John and Melissa Tyler announced last week that they have received their occupancy permit from the City of Boston and are open for business. Already the shoe repair shop, café, a small business called...

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Simpson is Kiwanian of the Year

August 14, 2013
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Simpson is Kiwanian of the Year

The East Boston Kiwanis Club has named Carol Simpson, a longtime community volunteer and employee of East Boston Savings Bank, the 2013 Kiwanian of the Year. Simpson, former treasurer of the Kiwanis who now serves as a board member, will be honored at a special celebration on Friday, September 20 at Spinelli’s Function Facility...

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Federal Cuts Would Impact Local Families

August 14, 2013
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U.S. House Republicans are proposing to cut a crucial program that helps hundreds of families in East Boston buy food and fend off hunger throughout the year. Republicans are drafting a farm bill to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In Eastie the SNAP program supports low-income families and allows...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 14, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...

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Thank You, Massport

August 14, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...

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