Monthly Archives: February 2016

Curtis Guild Spelling Bee

February 26, 2016
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Curtis Guild Spelling Bee

Ms. Beatriz Menes, and Mrs. Laura Aiello with 2nd graders dressed as 100-year-olds: Mia Ascollio, Genesis Zapata, Ryan Bates, Michael Marzano, Jiuver Hernandez, and Keegan Curry Powers.

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Pilot Program at EBHS Readies Students for Careers in Music

February 26, 2016
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Pilot Program at EBHS Readies Students for Careers in Music

By John Lynds The East Boston High School program that was earmarked in the state budget and criticized by the state GOP as an example of wasteful spending is proving the naysayers wrong. The National Youth Development Council (NYDC) Youth Work Force Development Initiative designed to provide comprehensive training and job readiness counseling to...

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Ward1 Democratic Committee to Hold Elections

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Ward I Democratic Committee will not endorse a presidential candidate for the upcoming Massachusetts Primary on Tuesday March 1 but will hold a caucus Saturday at 10 a.m. to elect delegates for the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Registered Democrats in Eastie will hold the caucus at the Mario Umana Academy...

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Second Rally Held to Protest School Cuts

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds Parents and educators are not backing down and held a second rally last week to protest school budget cuts proposed to close a $50 million budget gap at Boston Public Schools. Families and education stakeholders marched on City Hall and the State House last Wednesday during BPS school vacation week as...

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Eastie Uber Driver Convicted of Assault

February 26, 2016
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An East Boston man who drove for a ride-share service was convicted of assaulting a female passenger in his vehicle, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Abderrahim Dakiri, 31, of East Boston waived his right to a jury trial in the 2015 incident for which he was charged with indecent assault and...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Obituaries 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Martina ‘Lena’ Peppino Longtime cashier at Packard’s Pharmacy Martina “Lena” Peppino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away February 21. She was 93 years old. A cashier at Packard’s Pharmacy in East Boston for many years, she was the cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria (Bufalino) Peppino; dear sister of the...

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Good Goaling

February 18, 2016
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Good Goaling

East Boston High School’s Thomas Guarino knocks the puck away against Latin Academy.

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BRA Approves Bennington Street Residential Project

February 18, 2016
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BRA Approves Bennington Street Residential Project

By John Lynds A new market rate housing development project in Orient Heights was one of eight projects approved last week by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA approved the $9 million 1181 Bennington St. project at its monthly meeting. In September the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the...

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Madaro Defends Bill to Create a Wage-Floor of $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

February 18, 2016
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Madaro Defends Bill to Create a Wage-Floor of $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

By John Lynds Last week East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro testified before the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development defending his bill, co-sponsored by Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett), to raise the base pay for Logan Airport workers to $15 per hour. The bill, filed by Madaro and DiDomenico,  would create a wage-floor...

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