Monthly Archives: January 2017

Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

January 20, 2017
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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...

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Cucchiello’s Bakery May Become A Dunkin Donuts

January 20, 2017
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Cucchiello’s Bakery May Become A Dunkin Donuts

By John Lynds Rumors have been spreading that Cucchiello’s Bakery, a neighborhood institution for nearly three quarters of a century, may soon become a Dunkin Donuts. This week, Cucchiello’s owner, Michael Cucchiello, addressed the rumors in an online statement that seems to confirm rumors that the Cucchiello family will be evicted from the building...

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Paul Roiff Sells Loftel Project

January 20, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston residents who supported and hoped that a Paul Roiff signature hotel would breathe new life into the Orleans Street corridor, are sure to be disappointed this week. It was announced that Roiff has sold his Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved ‘Loftel’ project to another hotel developer. Roiff...

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Councilor LaMattina Talks Airbnb at JPNA Meeting

January 20, 2017
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By John Lynds Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy at last week’s Jeffries...

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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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We want to feel safe Lately there has been lots of news in our neighborhood about senseless violence and killings that are reportedly gang connected. Such violence on a repeated time table makes us feel uncomfortable. We want to feel safe here in East Boston as everyone across this city wants to feel safe...

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Facing Boston’s Gender Wage Gap

January 20, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...

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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Friday). Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...

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Obituaries 01-18-2017

January 20, 2017
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John Votta Animal lover and longtime Angell Memorial Hospital technician      John F. Votta, born August 23, 1943, a resident of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, passed away on January 15. He was 73 years old. John loved animals, especially horses, and spent much of his youth and young adulthood riding and...

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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

January 13, 2017
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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday at the State House,  Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) was sworn in to his second term as East Boston’s State Representative while Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was sworn in for his first full term as the neighborhood’s State Senator. “I couldn’t be more excited to start my second term...

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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

January 13, 2017
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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

By John Lynds Boston Fire Department officials always say the most dangerous fires occur late at night or in the early morning hours when people are asleep. That is exactly what happened last week on Byron Street and luckily no one was injured. Boston Fire responded to a call of a house on fire...

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