Monthly Archives: June 2017

East Boston YMCA and NOAH Receive Better Beaches Grant

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Both the East Boston YMCA and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) were recipients of the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s annual Better Beaches grant program. The two Eastie non-profits were among 27 organizations along the state’s shoreline that will run free activities for residents this summer. The YMCA received $2,500...

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School Department Holds First Build BPS Workshop in East Boston

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds During his last State of the City Mayor Martin Walsh said he is committing $1 billion to Boston Public School (BPS) buildings to catalyze long-term investment. The commitment was the culmination of information that city officials have been collecting on Boston’s student population, school facilities, and neighborhoods. This information has been...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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A great example To the Editor: The Gove Street Citizens Association would like to thank the team at the City Realty Group for their continued community outreach in the East Boston Community in relation to their development activities. The City Realty Group has recently donated 10 computers to the Samuel Adams Elementary School for...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Obituaries 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Frank ‘Hank’ D’Annolfo Of East Boston Frank “Hank” D’Annolfo of East Boston passed away on June 5. He was 83 years old. A US Army veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Frank and Mary (Rizzo) D’Annolfo, the dear brother of the late Ida Lamattina (who recently passed away on May 11),...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 9, 2017
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Battle of Noddle Island

Sashia Flores played with a kite during the 3rd Annual Battle of Noddle Island Re-Enactment and celebration on Saturday afternoon, June 3, at the Condor Urban Wild.

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Lots of Security Expected at Historic Ship Parade

June 9, 2017
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Lots of Security Expected at Historic Ship Parade

By John Lynds With over one million spectators and 49 historic sailing ships from 13 nations converging on Boston Harbor on Saturday, June 17 the 2017 parade of sailing ships is expected to be an exciting afternoon on the city’s waterfront. However, while the event will be a fun-filled day for Boston residents and...

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A Look Inside Boston’s Traffic Management Center

June 9, 2017
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A Look Inside Boston’s Traffic Management Center

By John Lynds Inside the City of Boston’s Traffic Management Center last week Boston Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly was keeping a close eye on the traffic in East Boston during rush hour where Gillooly and his team have access to 400 cameras set up at intersections around the city. However, lately a...

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New Fresh Food Pilot Program Comes to Eastie Schools

June 9, 2017
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New Fresh Food Pilot Program Comes to Eastie Schools

By John Lynds School lunch, usually frozen food that’s prepackaged and reheated for the masses, has historically not been the most appetizing meal for students. However, for thousands of low-income students it may be the lion’s share of nutrition these kids get during the day. But what if school lunch was freshly made using...

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Eastie Part of Recent Mumps Outbreak

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The state’s Department of Public Health’s (DPH) spokeswoman Ann Scales confirmed that some of 12 new cases of mumps that are part of an ongoing outbreak in the area originated in East Boston. Since the end of March, 12 cases have been reported in Eastie, Boston, Chelsea and Revere among the...

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