Monthly Archives: September 2013

Umana School Receives $25,000 Grant

September 18, 2013
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Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced last week that the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston is receiving a $25,000 planning grant to launch a two-way bilingual program next year. The BPS Dual Language Advisory Board, which includes educators, non-profit leaders, foundations and members of the business community, selected the Umana as part of a...

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Get out and Vote

September 18, 2013
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Next Tuesday, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to meet voters...

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City Council Race

September 18, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for different seats, this election very likely will be decided by just a few hundred votes. ...

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Pop Warner

September 18, 2013
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East Boston Pop Warner football is in full swing and played games against Everett Sunday at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The league is two games into the season but organizers said that numbers are way down this year and are still looking for players’ ages 7 to 15. “We have a weight requirement so...

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Obituaries 09-18-2013

September 18, 2013
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Jerry Lanney Retired Milkman Jerry Lanney of East Boston died on Sunday, September 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 90 years old. The husband of the late Esther Lanney with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, he was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of East Boston. He was...

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Listening to Your Heart

September 11, 2013
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Listening to Your Heart

Soon there will be an interactive piece of public art displayed outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square that will play music based on your heartbeat. “Pulse of the City”  is an innovative new public art installation that creates different music and rhythms based on the heartbeats of the people who...

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Suffolk Downs Files DEIR for Casino Site

September 11, 2013
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Suffolk Downs filed Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) last week with the state for the proposed Caesars Resort. Suffolk Downs officials are touting the commitments to sustainable development and operation in the DEIR would make the resort the most environmentally ‘green’ casino resort in the world. On Monday, East Boston and Revere residents were...

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A Lifetime Helping Others

September 11, 2013
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Fran Rowan has spent a lifetime selflessly helping the people of East Boston with kindness and charity. She has possessed the uncanny ability to make most people around her believe in the causes she was fighting for because those causes were simply the right thing to do. Over the years Rowan has been the...

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Nicastro to Be Honored by ABCD

September 11, 2013
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In many ways Michael Nicastro has become the face of the East Boston neighborhood Health Center. As the Health Center’s community outreach director Nicastro is always in the neighborhood looking for ways EBNHC can help people and other organizations. However, Nicastro’s willingness to lend a hand extends beyond his Health Center duties and is...

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Remembering 9/11: the Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 11, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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