Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night on Bennington Street

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds A man was struck and killed Saturday night while trying to cross Bennington Street near Orient Heights Square. The incident occurred 10:15 p.m. when the adult man was trying to cross the large and busy intersection where Bennington and Saratoga Street meet. The red sedan was traveling southbound on Bennington Street...

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Phase Two:New Renderings Released of Construction at Pier I

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds The developer of one of Eastie’s first large waterfront development project released new renderings of the Phase II of the project that began in January. Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One, began driving the new structural piles as part of the project’s second phase. The construction team is now...

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Representative Adrian Madaro Approves Drug Offender Bill

April 21, 2016
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East Boston Representative Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House to approve final passage of a new bill that would give back revoked licenses to drug offenders. An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension...

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Massachusetts’ Energy Sector Confronts Climate Change

April 21, 2016
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By Donald Jessome and Jeff Bishop Energy seemed much simpler before the global warming crisis. From the first days of federal regulation in the mid-1930s to the ‘deregulation’ era of the late 1990s, a basic underlying principle – maintaining a reliable power grid at affordable prices – has driven the electricity market. Today, worldwide...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 21, 2016
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Martin J. Walsh Mayor of Boston This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Thank you to all I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...

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Congratulations Joseph Boncore

April 21, 2016
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We congratulate Joseph Boncore on his victory in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary Special Election that was held April 12. Joe is unopposed in the general election on May 10, so he stands poised to become our next state senator and succeed Anthony Petruccelli in this esteemed position as one of 40 senators...

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Obituaries 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Michael Garcia Worked at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Michael A. Garcia of East Boston, formerly of Norton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 13. Michael, a veteran of the US Coast Guard, worked for over 36 years at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He was a generous, hard-working man...

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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

April 14, 2016
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

By Cary Shuman  Attorney Joseph Boncore won in his hometown of Winthrop by a decisive margin and showed strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District on his way to topping the ticket in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary held Tuesday. Boncore led the field of seven candidates in Winthrop with approximately 2,200...

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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

April 14, 2016
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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

By John Lynds Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, paid a visit to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center last Wednesday afternoon to gain insight on how the Health Center’s programs benefit the community while staying true to its mission of delivering quality health care to people who may not have the ability of...

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