Monthly Archives: January 2016

Governor Charlie Baker Makes Surprise Visit to Bradley School

January 22, 2016
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The students at the Bradley Elementary School got a surprise visit last week by none other than Governor Charlie Baker. Baker spent the afternoon last Thursday touring the school, talking with students, and posing for pictures and ‘selfies’ with students and staff. As soon as he walked into the first classroom, many of the...

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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

January 22, 2016
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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

At the last Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Trinity Financial’s Eva Erlick and Paul Scapicchio unveiled preliminary drawings of what the Orient Heights Housing Development project would look like once the site is razed and rebuilt. While some at the meeting had concerns over density and the plan to include nine, five-bedroom units...

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BPS to Face $50 Million Deficit

January 22, 2016
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In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficiet and some schools in the area will face cuts. Chang said BPS is facing a nearly $30 million structural deficit due in large part to rising fixed costs, including $21 million...

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Two Shot at Maverick MBTA Station Tuesday

January 22, 2016
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Once suspect is being sought in connection with a double shooting Tuesday afternoon inside the Maverick MBTA station. Police responded to the scene shorty before 3 p.m. after reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. As of press time Tuesday, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the...

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Community News Briefs

January 22, 2016
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Semister in Spain East Boston resident Estevan Puerta spent the Fall 2015 semester at Antonio de Nebrija University, Madrid in Spain. A member of the Class of 2016 at Stonehill College, Puerta is majoring in Management. Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Congratulations Councilor Sal Lamattina

January 22, 2016
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The announcement by Council President Michelle Wu that our own City Councilor Sal LaMattina has been named Chairman of the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committee as well as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee certainly comes as good news to residents. These committees are very important for quality of life issues...

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Obituaries 01-20-2016

January 22, 2016
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Anna Odierno Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Anna J. (Delia) Odierno of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on January 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Frank and his former wife, Karen of East Boston, David and his wife, Andrea of Weymouth, Lori Celona...

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‘Divercity’ and Sting

January 20, 2016
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‘Divercity’ and Sting

DiverCity, a group of students from East Boston’s ZUMIX is on a roll!  Two incredible gigs as of late, opening up for Grammy Award winning artist Sting at the recent Lenny Zakim Funds 20th Anniversary celebration and opening at this weekend’s Hot Stove Cool Music show at the Paradise. ZUMIX doing wonderful youth development...

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Hard Fought

January 20, 2016
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Hard Fought

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, 60-53, in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris Ortiz (14).

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