Monthly Archives: January 2016

Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

January 20, 2016
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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Diana Hwang, a resident of East Boston, founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative, and former State House staffer, announced her candidacy to replace Anthony Petruccelli in the Democratic primary special election for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District. “I’m running for State Senate because a district as diverse as ours needs...

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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

January 20, 2016
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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

Roseland and Massport representatives announced at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting that the second phase of the Portside at Pier I project will begin at the end of this month. Roseland opened Building 7 at Pier 1 in November, 2014 and according to Massport’s Andrew Grace the building is fully leased....

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Police Investigate Eagle Hill Homicide

January 20, 2016
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Police addressed Sunday morning’s homicide at an East Boston community meeting Monday night. Police said they could give few details but District A-7 Community Officer Danny Simmons said there is no threat to the public and the murder was not a random act. “What we can say is that there was a shooting incident...

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Angela’s Cafe to Open Second Location

January 20, 2016
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Last week owners of Angela’s Cafe met with residents who live near El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street to pitch the idea of opening a second Angela’s Cafe in East Boston. Angela’s owner, Luis Garcia, plans to take over the restaurant space currently housing El Paisa and open second location to compliment...

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Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

January 20, 2016
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Jerry Del Prete, East Boston’s undisputed ‘King of Cold Cuts’, has died. Del Prete, who for over three decades ran the unassuming yet arguably one of the best sub shops in town, died on Wednesday, January 6 following a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. Del...

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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

January 20, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to access...

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Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Obituaries 01-13-2016

January 20, 2016
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Philomena Giardina Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Philomena “Auntie Fannie” (Gentile) Giardina of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, January 10. She was 96 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Gaetano “Uncle Guy” Giardina; loving aunt of Maria Longo and her husband, Phillip, Michael Gentile and...

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Swearing In

January 7, 2016
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Swearing In

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during a...

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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

January 7, 2016
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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

Suffolk University and its student-athletes, in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, have teamed-up to launch a new program aimed at mentoring and impacting the lives of students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston. “Suffolk University is deeply committed to the East Boston neighborhood, especially its young people,”...

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