Monthly Archives: March 2017

Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

March 10, 2017
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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

By John Lynds Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, one of East Boston most beloved and colorful barbers, has died. Mr. Gerardi, affectionately known throughout the neighborhood as ‘Iggy’ passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5 while on vacation in Brazil. He was 58 years old. For close to four decades Iggy brought joy, happiness and friendship...

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ICA to Expand to Eastie by 2018

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week’s major announcement that Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is planning an expansion on East Boston’s waterfront was met with great excitement in the neighborhood. The ICA plans to renovate a condemned industrial warehouse at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street across from KO Pies into a...

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Local Ward Democratic Committee Holds Caucus

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds On Saturday morning at the Mario Umana Academy, the Ward I Democratic Committee held a caucus to elect delegates to the state convention. The caucus included Eastie registered Democrats as well as a special visit by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the...

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Suffolk Downs Close to a Sale?

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...

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“Eastie Eats” Program Starts March 12

March 10, 2017
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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its new campaign, “Eastie Eats”. Participating restaurants will offer special discounts to locals and out of town visitors each week, from Sunday through Thursday, beginning Sunday March 12th and ending on Thursday March 23rd, 2017. To participate, diners simply visit their restaurant of choice from a...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Sports 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Eastie Jets defeat Cambridge 2-1 in state tournament East Boston Jets defeated Cambridge on Sunday evening, 2-1, at the Stoneham Arena in their opening round game of the State Tournament. Eastie will now proceed to face off against archrival Boston Latin Academy in what will be a rubber match – State Tourney style – on Thursday, March...

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Obituaries 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Viscione Former Proprietor of Frank’s Market of East Boston Anthony F. “Tony” Viscione, born and raised in East Boston and a former 25-year resident of Revere, died following a long illness on Friday evening, March 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers. He was 78 years old. He was a...

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Beach Day in February

March 3, 2017
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Beach Day in February

In the photo above from left Andrew Reyes, Francesco and Suztte Mure’a, Juliebeth Rosario, Emailiz Rosario and Daniel Royes soak up the sun.

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Packing A Punch

March 3, 2017
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Packing A Punch

Eastie resident Kyla McCartney, who also teaches third grade at the Kennedy School in Eastie, sends blow after to blow to her opponent last Thursday, Feb. 23, during a title bout at the New England Golden Gloves Championships. The popular elementary school teacher took home the female novice title for New England in the...

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