Monthly Archives: February 2017

Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

February 28, 2017
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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

By John Lynds Last Friday, the two East Boston police officers seriously wounded during a shootout with a suspect on Gladstone Street five months ago got a chance to thank the Massachusetts General doctors that saved their lives during a special ceremony at the Russell Museum in Boston. Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris...

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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

February 28, 2017
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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

By John Lynds Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) income restricted rental lottery for five apartments located at 245 Sumner Street. The $8 million project replaced an existing warehouse with a new four-story, mixed-use building within walking distance of the Maverick MBTA Blue Line station. The project will...

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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

February 28, 2017
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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

By John Lynds Several East Boston businesses like La Sultana Bakery and the Cactus Grill took part in the nationwide protest concerning President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The ‘One Day Without Immigrants’ was held last Thursday and a half dozen Eastie businesses closed up shop in solidarity with the neighborhood and nation’s immigrant population....

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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

February 28, 2017
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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

By John Lynds Like clockwork each day, East Boston resident and World War II veteran, Rocco Telese hangs two flags off his front porch on the second floor of his Faywood Street apartment. One flag is the American Flag and the other is the United States POW Flag. For years the 92-year-old Telese has...

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Walsh Administration to Spend $3.1 Million at Noyes Park

February 28, 2017
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By John Lynds As part of the City of Boston’s three-year Capital Budget, Mayor Martin Walsh appropriated $3.1 million in spending to overhaul Noyes Park in Orient Heights. The Walsh administration will initially spend $400,000 on design this fiscal year and another $2.7 million on construction at the park following a community process. According...

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Mayor Walsh Announces New Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs for BPS

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At a February 10 press conference, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced the promotion of Dr. Makeeba McCreary of Jamaica Plain to the role of managing director and senior advisor of external affairs for BPS. In her new position, Dr. McCreary will focus on expanding...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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You will always be with us Dear Editor: On February 6, we lost a special person to our program, Brenton Lembo. This young man brought so much spirit to the program on and off the field. His love for the game and the Pop Warner family was incredible. Despite all that he was going...

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Remembering Two Eastie Greats

February 28, 2017
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The untimely deaths of Brenton Lembo and Joseph Guarino have left a void in East Boston. Lembo’s love for East Boston Pop Warner and Guarino’s love for his community are something all their friends and family cherished. Lembo the young Pop Warner Coach always put the children of Eastie first and no matter what...

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Brangiforte and Shea are Athletes of the Week at East Boston High

February 28, 2017
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East Boston High School senior Captain Jacki Brangiforte and senior Nick Shea were named athletes of the week at East Boston High. These senior AquaJets had a phenomenal season and a great Championship meet. Brangiforte scored three silver medals on all three relays at the City Championship and Shea earned a silver medal in...

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