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Monthly Archives: October 2016

All Electronic Tolling in the Sumner Tunnel October 28

October 14, 2016
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By John Lynds MassDOT announced that cash at the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza will no longer be accepted on Friday, October 28 as All Electronic Tolling (AET) will begin on that day. “In preparation for the transition, MassDOT will host a Sumner Tunnel Entrance Reconstruction and Toll Plaza Demolition Project Public Information Meeting to...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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We need more public charter schools To the Editor, As an artist, teacher and a community activist, I’m worried about the quality of our schools. In a community like East Boston, where half of the population is Latino, education must be more individualized to meet the needs of our diverse students. We need more...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Columbus Day Parade to Step off on Sunday

October 6, 2016
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Columbus Day Parade to Step off on Sunday

By John Lynds It’s East Boston’s turn to host the annual Columbus Day Parade, a yearly tradition of Italian American Pride that is split between here and the North End every other year. This year’s parade will kick off from Suffolk Downs and wind its way down Bennington Street to Chelsea Street then onto...

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East Boston High Health Center Opens Officially, Already Changing Lives

October 6, 2016
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East Boston High Health Center Opens Officially, Already Changing Lives

By Seth Daniel When East Boston High School senior Yvan Martinez became homeless a little while ago, there weren’t many places he could turn for the basics – such as food, shelter and health care. However, with the East Boston High School Health Center (EBNHC) in place, operated in the school on a pilot...

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Wingstop Set to Open New Restaurant in Eastie

October 6, 2016
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Wingstop Set to Open New Restaurant in Eastie

By John Lynds Representatives from the popular Texas-based chicken wing restaurant, Wingstop, stopped by last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to update residents on the restaurant and what owners hope to accomplish in Eastie. Wingstop’s Laura and John Rebello said Wingstop, which has made a name for itself among foodies as a restaurant...

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Eastie Early Voting Sites Released

October 6, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston’s Election Department this week released the times, dates and locations of the early voting sites in East Boston for the upcoming Presidential Election. In Eastie registered voters can head to the polls on     Monday, October 24 and cast their votes at the Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61...

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Meet Father Eric Bennett, Sacred Heart’s New Parish Priest

October 6, 2016
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By John Lynds While the community fought hard to keep beloved Sacred Heart Parish Priest, Father Wayne Belschner, his move to Deedham has lead to arrival of a new leader of the church who said he’s ready to continue the good work Father Belschner did in the community. Fr. Eric Bennett, a 36-year-old native...

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Things I Never Knew about Hillary Clinton

October 6, 2016
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By Donna Segreti Reilly Before watching the Democratic National Convention (DNC), I knew that Hillary Rodham Clinton was the First Lady of Arkansas and the United States, and that she led the fight for universal health care but lost. I did NOT know, however, that she worked with Republicans and Democrats to help create...

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Early Voting Is Coming to Boston

October 6, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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