Monthly Archives: April 2017

Residents Continue to Walk for Peace

April 29, 2017
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Residents Continue to Walk for Peace

A young Eastie resident cheers as the Boston Police are introduced at last week’s Peace Walk kickoff.

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City Mourns Passing of Jeanne Petrillo Longtime Eastie Youth Worker, at 65

April 29, 2017
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City Mourns Passing of Jeanne Petrillo Longtime Eastie Youth Worker, at 65

By John Lynds Jeanne Petrillo, who dedicated her life to the children and youth of East Boston with care and compassion, died Saturday, April 22 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Petrillo died following a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was 65 years old. Mrs. Petrillo was born on September 30,...

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East Boston Student Yesica Calderon Surprised with Full Scholarship to Regis

April 29, 2017
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East Boston Student Yesica Calderon Surprised with Full Scholarship to Regis

East Boston High School senior Yesica Calderon received the surprise of her life Tuesday when she walked in to the school library. Officials from Scholar Athletes, the nonprofit organization founded by Suffolk Construction in partnership with the Boston Public School to reduce the opportunity gap for urban high school students, had called her to...

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Massport Holds Community Meeting on Lifting Parking Freeze

April 29, 2017
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By John Lynds As residents showed up to last Thursday’s meeting regarding Massport’s Logan Airport Parking Project at East Boston High School they were met by union construction workers. The union workers far outnumbered community residents who were there to provide oral testimony as part of the public comment period for the proposed addition...

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Piers Park Sailing Center Set to Re-Open Saturday

April 29, 2017
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 By John Lynds There will be a lot to celebrate on Saturday as Piers Park Sailing Center staff and sailors relaunch the sailing center’s fleet and hold a grand reopening. Following a harrowing community effort to raise enough funds to keep the cash strapped PPSC from sinking into the abyss, PPSC’s board announced this...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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No Place for Hate

April 29, 2017
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This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....

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Sports 04-26-2017

April 29, 2017
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David Sacco named boys basketball coach at Winthrop High School By Cary Shuman East Boston native David Sacco, Pope John XXII High School’s all-time leading boys basketball scorer with 1,331 points, has been named the boys basketball head coach at Winthrop High School. Sacco, 41, was an assistant at Saugus High last season and...

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Obituaries 04-26-2017

April 29, 2017
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John Benoit Long time licensed builder John E. Benoit, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away at the Everett Rehab and Nursing Center on April 24. He was 76 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Victoria (DiPlacido) and Arthur Benoit. A lifelong resident of East Boston, he was...

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Way of the Cross

April 22, 2017
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Way of the Cross

Anthony Beecher, 7, hopes to become a priest and meet the Pope. Here, he holds the cross while helping to lead the procession in the 31st Annual Way of the Cross through East Boston on Good Friday, April 14. The procession included more than 400 people who walked some five miles through the morning...

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