Monthly Archives: February 2016

Top Law Enforcement Officials Attend Eastie Crime Meeting

February 18, 2016
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Top Law Enforcement Officials Attend Eastie Crime Meeting

By John Lynds The city, state and federal top law enforcement officials were in East Boston last Thursday night to brief residents on the recent violent crime in the neighborhood and subsequent federal sweep that netted 56 alleged MS-13 gang members reportedly responsible for the homicides, shootings and other violence here since September. Led...

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Gabriela Coletta Runs for State Committeewoman

February 18, 2016
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Gabriela Coletta Runs for State Committeewoman

By John Lynds East Boston resident Gabriela Coletta has tossed her hat into the political ring and will be on the ballot  during the Massachusetts Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 1 as a candidate for Democratic State Committeewoman. Coletta, a lifelong Eastie resident who grew up on Eagle Hill with her sister, Angela, and...

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Eastie Resident Scott Heigelmann to be Official Voting Member of the Grammys

February 18, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston resident and former East Boston Chamber President Scott Heigelmann was accepted Friday by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) as an official voting member of the Grammys. As the Founder and CEO of Boston-based entertainment marketing firm Heavy Inc., Heigelmann’s work in the industry includes producing,...

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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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The common good Letter to the Editor My family has been in East Boston for three generations. We had a typesetting company that owned half of the Times Free Press for just a short time. As a teen I learned first hand that newspapers are not always neutral but are subject to economic and...

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Never Too Early to Start

February 18, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...

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This Is Everyone’s Fight

February 18, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh made clear to local parents last Thursday night that Boston, state, federal and Suffolk County officials are addressing the recent spike in violent crimes in our neighborhood, both with programs aimed at deterring local youths from being swept up in the violent life of gangs like the MS-13, and added...

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Obituaries 02-17-2016

February 18, 2016
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Joan Foster-Goggin NE Tel & Tel retiree Joan M. (O’Leary) Goggin, a 55-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 at the West Revere Nursing Center after a long illness. She was 75 years old. Raised in East Boston and a graduate of Fitton High School,...

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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

February 12, 2016
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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

By Cary Shuman East Boston residents and legislators are lauding the appointment of one of the neighborhood’s favorite sons, John Nucci, to the Massachusetts Port Authority Board of Directors. Nucci lives in East Boston and understands the impacts of Logan International Airport on the community. Residents have commended Nucci, senior vice president for external...

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LaMattina Fights to keep MBTA Late Night Service Up and Running

February 12, 2016
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By John Lynds Many of his constituents rely on the MBTA’s late night service to go back and forth to overnight shifts in Boston so it comes as no surprise that City Councilor Sal LaMattina is fighting to keep this service intact. In a letter to MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, LaMattina said...

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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

February 12, 2016
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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) recently voted 18-4 in favor of granting a beer and wine license to a new store that plans to open at 402 Saratoga St. The proponents of the beer and wine license, Julius Sokol and Matthew Gateman, have already purchased the building, which includes residential units, and performed...

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