Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fire Guts Two Homes Friday,Threatens Santarpio’s Pizza

July 30, 2016
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Fire Guts Two Homes Friday,Threatens Santarpio’s Pizza

By John Lynds A massive inferno broke out Friday evening on Chelsea Street that destroyed two homes and damaged the 113-year-old famed East Boston pizzeria, Santarpio’s Pizza. The call came in Friday just before 7:30 p.m. for a fire at 107-109 Chelsea St., an attached building with two, three family homes on either side....

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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

July 30, 2016
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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

By John Lynds The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the subtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

July 30, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

By John Lynds After a citywide search calling on local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston, the organization that brought the popular street piano program to Boston last year announced two Eastie partners. The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library will...

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BRA Approves 202 Maverick St Condo Project

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. While the two community groups with jurisdiction over Maverick Street were split on the project with the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voting in...

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Three Proposals for the Condor Street Hess Site

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds At a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) sponsored meeting on Monday night at the library, three proposals to develop the former Hess City on Condor Street along the Chelsea Creek were pitched to the community. The industrial parcel of land that once housed storage tanks for Hess Oil is zoned as a...

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Congratulations to Our City of Boston Scholars

July 30, 2016
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BY Mayor Martin J. Walsh Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in...

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Obituaries 07-27-2016

July 30, 2016
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Wayne Michael Kamer Lifelong East Boston resident Wayne Michael Kamer, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on July 9. He was the loving son of the late Angela (Stormiello) and Charles Kamer; father of Kerriann Fosati and her husband, Christian of Medford and Danny Kamer and his fiancé, Christina Bontempo of Revere;...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

July 22, 2016
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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

By John Lynds At a City Council hearing last Wednesday, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was amazed at what he saw when he toured the Netherlands and Denmark to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. “I was so thankful to be on this tour sponsored by the the...

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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

By John Lynds With tensions between police and citizens at an all time high nationwide and the murder of five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Police’s top brass, District A-7 officers and residents to call for an end to all forms...

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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh joined City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Rep. Adrian Madaro and Sen. Joe Boncore Saturday afternoon to tour the East Boston City Yards — the future site of an Eversource substation that the owner of Chanel Fish in Eagle Sqaure has been fighting for the better part of a year....

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