Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

July 22, 2016
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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

By John Lynds When Audrey Sivikas left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2013,  there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same impact as Sivikas, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Rachael Hennessey-Crowell arrived in...

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OHNC Supports Plans for New Restaurant at Former Victory Pub

July 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Peter Ackerman, a Chelmsford native took ownership of the popular Salvatore’s Restaurants in Downtown Boston and in the Seaport District last year, has set his eyes on the former Victory Pub in East Boston. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, members voted to support Ackerman’s plans to bring...

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Why I Voted Against the City Budget

July 22, 2016
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By Councilor Anissa Essaibi George As the Boston City Council cast its final votes on the City of Boston budgets for fiscal 2017, I went in to the meeting ready to take a stand for the children of Boston, for the future of Boston, and for good government. In the name of all three...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Rosemarie Forti Of East Boston Rosemarie Forti of East Boston passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 16. She was in her 96th year. The beloved wife of the late Vincent Forti, she was the devoted mother of Frank and his wife, Mary of Suffield, CT, Patrick and his wife,...

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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

July 16, 2016
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

By John Lynds Last Thursday evening, Piers Park Sailing Center’s (PPSC)  Louisa Conklin stood on the dock of the sailing center surrounded by eager sailors waiting to race. Conklin was giving the group instructions and rules on the upcoming regatta sailing race that was set to kick off. A half hour later the sail...

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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

July 16, 2016
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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

By John Lynds In light of the recent uptick in violent crime in East Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has agreed to add five more police officers to the neighborhood out of the next Boston Police Academy graduating class. Evans made this pledge after meeting with City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Adrian...

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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

July 16, 2016
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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

By John Lynds With Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) planning a $1.5 billion expansion over the next several years,  they are required by the state to use a portion of their construction costs to help fund children’s health initiatives in and around Boston. Last Thursday at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library...

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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

July 16, 2016
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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

By John Lynds Last summer’s widely successful free kayaking program at Constitution Beach that drew over 1,500 resident has returned  for the next 30 days. The free kayaking program kicked off Monday at the beach and is being run by East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department’s Youth Crew....

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Arrest Made in Eastie Girl’s Murder

July 16, 2016
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By John Lynds The 16-year-old boy arraigned on Monday in the murder of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez allegedly had ‘extensive’ contact with the victim prior to her murder according to investigators. The East Boston  youth  was taken into custody by Boston Police Sunday morning at his home  after an extensive investigation into  Lainez’s death. Surveillance...

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