Monthly Archives: August 2015

Free Kayaking Event

August 28, 2015
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Free Kayaking Event

East Boston residents enjoy a day of kayaking at Constitution Beach during the first ever free kayaking event at the beach. The organizers of the free kayaking event, which was only suppose to last 10 days, have decided to extend free kayaking at the beach until August 30.

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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

August 28, 2015
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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

D and Z Auto Repair, a community fixture for local residents since 1990, is closing its doors. Joseph Zirpolo and Bill DelloRusso, friends and owners of the neighborhood auto repair shop, have decided to retire after 25 years of operating their business located at 944 Saratoga St. “It’s been a fantastic 25 years,” said...

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BRA Pulls Snow Farm Proposal

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pulled the proposal to discuss turning the Condor Street Hess Site into the city’s snow farm during this upcoming winter from last week’s agenda following political pressure from Eastie’s elected officials. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina all vehemently opposed the plan to turn...

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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

August 28, 2015
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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

Zumix graduate and East Boston resident Starr Desmond was one of 13 young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the U.S. who were awarded four-year full tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center this month. Desmond, a talented vocalist and piano player who has attended...

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Together, Let’s Keep Moving Boston Forward

August 28, 2015
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On January 8, 2015, Boston was given the incredible opportunity to explore bidding for the 2024 Olympic summer games. It was a historic moment that sparked a months-long discussion about our city’s future. And from the very beginning, we were thinking about a future for Boston much beyond the 2024 Olympics. We started thinking...

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Live Racing Returns to Suffolk Downs with Three Racing, Food Truck Festivals

August 28, 2015
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Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs after a ten-month hiatus. Starting Saturday, September 5 and continuing on Saturday, October 3 and October 31, the track will host three special festival days of racing which will include food trucks from over a dozen vendors, craft beer, live music and family fun activities for...

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Obituaries 08-26-2016

August 28, 2015
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Michael Stoico Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Michael L Stoico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 20. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Vespa) Stoico; loving father of David and his wife, Mary, Steven and his wife, Diane and Lisa Stoico, all of Revere, and the...

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Eastie Pride

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride

Eastie Pride Day volunteers join City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Andrian Madaro in cutting the ceremonial cake.

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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

August 20, 2015
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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

Former Marblehead High School football star and senior class president Joel Katz (second from right) was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) and Tom Lyons Tire in Waltham. Pictured at the presentation ceremony are, from left, Dick Cole, executive director of NETSA, Winthrop resident Bob...

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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

August 20, 2015
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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

Catherine Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, has died. Leonard-McLean, who lived in West Roxbury and was formerly of Mission Hill, passed away on Sunday August 16 after a...

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