Monthly Archives: October 2016

Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 6, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as  other state and county positions on the ballot. However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should consider...

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Sports 10-05-2016

October 6, 2016
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The new pilot of the Jets Michael Smith named new athletics coordinator at EBHS By Cary Shuman Michael Smith has been an outstanding teacher and coach in East Boston since 1994. He is the leader of the East Boston High School ninth grade academy and the director of the history program. This year he...

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Obituaries 10-05-2016

October 6, 2016
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Francesca Cammarano Of East Boston Francesca Cammarano of East Boston unexpectedly passed away on September 26. The loving daughter of Joe Cammarano of Italy and the late Lena (Nano) Cammarano, she was the cherished granddaughter of Rosaria and the late Colgero Nano of East Boston, adored niece of Robert Nano and his wife, Christine...

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Two Indicted for Eastie Teen’s Murder

October 1, 2016
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By John Lynds The two East Boston residents  being held on charges that they were responsible for the vicious June murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez  inside a garage on Princeton Street were officially indicted Monday. According to District Attorney Daniel Conley, a Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Jose Hernandez, 16, and Antonio...

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Orient Heights Group Votes Against Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

October 1, 2016
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Orient Heights Group Votes Against Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

By John Lynds Despite chants from medical marijuana advocates at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting,  the group voted 29 to 15 against the proposal to place a medical marijuana dispensary on McClellan Highway in East Boston. Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan...

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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

October 1, 2016
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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

By John Lynds Recovery Thoughts, a non-profit that helps addicts get into recovery and stay in recovery, held a Narcan training program at the Marty Pino Community Center in Orient Heights last Wednesday night. The opiate overdose reversal medication commonly known as Narcan, which reverses the effects of a heroin overdose, is carried by...

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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

October 1, 2016
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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

By John Lynds Last week the Celebrity Series of Boston delivered East Boston’s three street pianos as part of artist Luke Jerram’s popular art installment, Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Boston. After local artists  J. Felipe Aguirre, a.k.a. Phil Hoa, Jeannette Staley and Sara Begin decorated Street Pianos,  the three pianos were dropped...

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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

October 1, 2016
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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

By John Lynds Frank Durante, a man who epitomized civic engagement as a member of numerous East Boston clubs for decades, has died. Mr. Durante, a regular fixture and one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood, died peacefully on Monday, September 26. He was 89 years old. Whether it was a Kiwanis...

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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 1, 2016
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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

By John Lynds At the Crossroads Family Shelter’s annual legislative breakfast last Thursday, two residents of the transitional shelter for homeless families gave emotaional testimony in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials. The  residents and other housing advocates were at Crossroads to lobby elected officials like Senator Joseph...

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Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2016
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Correcting some misstatements To the Editor, I am writing to correct some misstatements of fact in the lead article of the East Boston Times on Sept. 21. Massport is not currently constructing three gates that were previously permitted. The project that is underway will make three existing gates in Terminal E available to a...

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