Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wounded Veterans Ride

May 26, 2017
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Wounded Veterans Ride

Revere firefighter Eddie Steriti helps attach a American flag between Fire Truck Ladders from the Revere and Everett Fire Departments at Brown Circle as part of the Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Run this past Sunday, May 21. Afterward, at Suffolk Downs, a ceremony honoring wounded veterans took place with thousands observing. Here, State Secretary of...

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125th Anniversary Mass

May 26, 2017
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125th Anniversary Mass

Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is presented with a gift from the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus parish following the church’s 125th Anniversary Mass.

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Traffic in East Boston Getting Worse, Not Better

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds As MassDOT and the City of Boston struggle to figure out what has gone wrong since opening the newly configured Sumner Tunnel toll plaza, which has led to absolute gridlock in the neighborhood during the morning commute, the increase in traffic has led to some unexpected consequences for parents in the...

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Mass Conservation Law Foundation Strikes Deal with Massport

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Massport stuck a deal last week over the Port Authority’s plan to add an additional 5,000 parking spaces at Logan Airport. If Massport is able to get the proposal permitted following  the state’s environmental process, Massport agreed to invest in plans to reduce emissions....

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Battle of Noddle Island Regatta Set for Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will kick off the Third Annual Battle of Noddle Island Regatta and Re-enactment on Memorial Day to mark the significance that the Battle of Chelsea Creek played in the American Revolutionary War. The event will be held on Monday, May 29 at 10...

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District 1 City Council Race Roundup

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds This week, East Boston’s Margaret Farmer secured enough nomination signatures to officially be on the September primary ballot for the District 1 City Council Race that includes Eastie, Charlestown and the North End. Farmer will join fellow East Bostonian, Lydia Edwards and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on the ballot. Both...

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Letter to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Frustrated and disappointed Dear Secretary Pollack: I write to express my extreme frustration and disappointment with the implementation of the new traffic patterns at the Sumner Toll Plaza. This has become a major quality of life issue for East Boston residents who are now dealing with a significant increase in traffic on neighborhood streets...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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East Boston High Baseball Team Wins Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament Title

May 26, 2017
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Righthander Jake Scanlon surrendered a lead-off single, then slammed the door shut, allowing no more hits while striking out 13 Golden Tornadoes, to lead East Boston to a 3-1 win over Malden to take the Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament this past weekend at Memorial Park East Boston. Scanlon, named the Tournament MVP, did...

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Obituaries 05-24-2017

May 26, 2017
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Gino Ferri His family remains his proudest legacy His family remains his proudest legacy Gino Ferri of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on Friday evening at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was 93 years old. The loving husband of Grace (Spadoni) Ferri with whom he shared 63 years of...

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