Monthly Archives: June 2017

Vine and Barley Gets JPNA Okay for Full Liquor License

June 23, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Tuesday evening, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of allowing the owner of Vine and Barley to seek a full liquor license from the state for his Sumner Street store. Nick Patel took over the small convenient store at 326 Sumner St. several years ago and turned the...

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Massport Responds to Noise Complaints, Runway Work Should be Completed This Week

June 23, 2017
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By John Lynds One of the downsides of living next door to a major international airport is obviously the noise. In May, Massport began a resurfacing project on Runway 4R-22L, a runway that typically handles over 30 percent of Logan’s arrivals on a daily basis. The rerouting arriving planes to Runway 15-32 has caused...

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Sen Boncore Endorses Lydia Edwards

June 23, 2017
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First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator Joseph Boncore has endorsed East Boston resident Lydia Edwards for the District 1 City Council seat. Edwards, who is running against fellow Eastie resident Margaret Farmer and North End resident Stephen Passacantilli, is hoping to represent Eastie, the North End and Charlestown following the elections this fall. Boncore...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Edward Contilli, Sr. Boston Police Department retiree, owned of “Eddie C’s” in Maverick Square Edward Contilli, Sr. of South Hamilton, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday evening, June 16. Edward or ‘Eddie’ as many knew him, was born in Boston on February 25, 1948 to the...

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Let’s Get Movin’ 5K

June 17, 2017
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Let’s Get Movin’ 5K

Though these future runners are a little young to enter, they still attended the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ program teamed up with the New Balance Foundation for the 6th Annual Let’s Get Movin’ 5K.

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East Boston High School Prom

June 17, 2017
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East Boston High School Prom

East Boston High School held its prom on June 8, at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. Pictured are Sarah Benat, Senior Class Advisor; Sarah Rizzo, vice president; Anthony Rizzo, treasurer; Kimberly Flores, secretary; Ariana DiStefano, co-president; Nicole Oliveira, co-president; and Andrew Faiz, Senior Class Advisor.

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Local Resident Walk to Support Marfan/EDS Research

June 17, 2017
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Local Resident Walk to Support Marfan/EDS Research

By John Lynds Just before she turned 3-years-old, Beth Villani’s daughter, Hannah was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. “Our daughter was diagnosed in January at just age 2 years and 10 months,” said Villani. “I will be honest and say that hearing that news broke my heart.  When the doctor told me we would have...

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Governor Charlie Baker Addresses the East Boston Chamber of Commerce

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday morning at Spinelli’s in Day Square, Governor Charlie Baker addressed members of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce and updated the community on some of the initiatives his administration is doing to improve life in Eastie and the Commonwealth through supporting education, infrastructure and small businesses. Baker said small...

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PPSC Youth Enrollment at Almost 200 Participants

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Just a few short months ago it looked as though East Boston would forever lose its beloved community sailing program. At the end of the sailing season last fall Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was forced to layoff its year-round employees because there was no money left to keep the program...

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