Monthly Archives: March 2016

Toll Plaza Removal:Project Could Lead to Future Depression of Route 1A and the Reconnection of Historic Streets?

March 17, 2016
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Toll Plaza Removal:Project Could Lead to Future Depression of Route 1A and the Reconnection of Historic Streets?

By John Lynds In the early 1930s an entire section of East Boston was decimated by the construction of the Sumner Tunnel and East Boston Toll Plaza. A thriving section of the community that ran along Porter Street from Central Square to Bremen Street was dotted with shops, push cart vendors and homes. These...

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Gov Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Bill

March 17, 2016
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Gov Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Bill

By John Lynds Over the past few years the scourge of heroin addiction has hit home with a string of deaths from overdoses in East Boston. The overdose deaths showed that this neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity than...

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City Council Holds Hearing on Just-Cause Evictions

March 17, 2016
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City Council Holds Hearing on Just-Cause Evictions

By John Lynds Attorney Jeffrey Turk of the law firm, Turk & Quijano, said the Right to Remain Coalition’s proposed city ordinance calling for ‘just-cause’ evictions sounds a lot like rent control but only worse. “It’s not rent control, it’s property control,” said Turk at a City Council hearing Monday on the issue. For...

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LaMattina Would like to see Handicap Parking Audit for Eagle Hill Area

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds With some Eagle Hill residents and business owners split on the plan to make all of Eagle Hill resident permit parking, City Councilor Sal LaMattina thinks he’s found a solution. “I think we are going to try two-hour parking except for resident’s with parking permits,” said LaMattina. “This has worked in...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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Oppose a Resident Parking Only program To the Editor, As an Eagle Hill resident, home owner, taxpayer, and voter,  I am vehemently OPPOSED to a Resident Parking Only program on my street and in my area. I just read in the EastBoston Times dated March 9, 2016 that the Eagle Hill section of East...

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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...

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Obituaries 03-16-2016

March 17, 2016
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Carmella Palmieri Former employee of Sky Chefs Logan Airport Carmella (Scrima) Palmieri of East Boston, passed away March 12. She was 84 years old. A former employee of Sky Chefs Logan Airport, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Palmieri; loving mother of Elaine Curtis and Joan Bonwith and her husband,...

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Boston Public School Students District-Wide Walkout

March 11, 2016
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Boston Public School Students District-Wide Walkout

On Monday Boston Public School students staged a district-wide walkout to protest proposed budget cuts to school in East Boston and across the city. Over 1000 students marched to Faneuil Hall across the street from City Hall demanding that the Mayor and School Committee reconsider the cuts to fill a $40 million budget deficit.

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Celebrating 25 Years

March 11, 2016
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Celebrating 25 Years

Zumix students perform during one of the many shows the popular East Boston youth music program has had over its 25-year existence. In April Zumix will celebrate 25 years in the community with events and other activities.

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City Approves Resident Permit Parking in Eagle Hill

March 11, 2016
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City Approves Resident Permit Parking in Eagle Hill

By John Lynds After a vote by the Eagle Hill Civic Association to approve Resident Permit Parking on the hill, the City of Boston this week has officially adopted the plan, but some are unhappy. “At the request of neighborhood residents, the Eagle Hill Civic Association and State Representative Adrian Madaro, the Boston Transportation...

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