Monthly Archives: July 2017

Kayaking at Constitution Beach Underway This Week

July 14, 2017
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Kayaking at Constitution Beach Underway This Week

By John Lynds In East Boston, we have one of the nation’s cleanest beaches and harbor but as a community a majority of residents rarely use it. If you ask the average East Bostonian how often they’ve gone on a canoe, kayak or row boat the majority of people would most likely answer ‘never’...

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EBSB’s Richard Gavegnano Named 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

July 14, 2017
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EBSB’s Richard Gavegnano Named 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

By John Lynds There’s one thing about East Boston Savings Bank Chairman, CEO and President Richard Gavegnano you quickly realize when you meet him–he’s unlike any other head of a large multibillion dollar bank. Gavegnano, who grew up in a triple decker on Neptune Road in East Boston in the 1950s, has always remained...

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Zumix Included in Improper Bostonian’s Boston’s Best 2017

July 14, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston’s longstanding music and performing arts program for local youth got some much deserved recognition this year from the Improper Bostonian. Zumix was included in the Improper Bostonian’s Boston’s Best 2017 edition under the Arts and Entertainment category. “We were thrilled to be included in the Improper’s list of Best...

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Massport Encourages Local Participation for New Gas Station

July 14, 2017
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By John Lynds There were some familiar faces in the crowd Monday afternoon, July 10, at the Noddle Island Community room at Logan Airport. Local business owners and employees like the Noviellos from Meridian Market and Celeste Myers of Spinelli’s were on hand to hear of a potential business opportunities as Massport prepares to...

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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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A neighborhood hero I was very glad but hardly surprised to see that Sandra Nijjar recently received the state’s Unsung Heroine Award. I have known Sandy for sometime now. When I first met her, we were on opposite sides of a neighborhood issue. I immediately noticed her passion for what she believed in and...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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  Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently...

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Obituaries 07-12-2017

July 14, 2017
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Bernardina Scippa Of Kaplan Estates, formerly of East Boston Bernardina (Iapicca) Scippa of Kaplan Estates, formerly of East Boston, died on July 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Raffaele Scippa; beloved mother of Maria Rosaria D’Itria and her husband, Anthony, Rocco Scippa and his wife, Zita, Linda Mirasolo and her...

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Celebrating 60 Years

July 7, 2017
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Celebrating 60 Years

CEO Dick Gavegnano with State Rep. Adrian Maduro and other staff of the East Boston Savings Bank celebrate the 60th year of its Central Square branch in East Boston. Pictured (L-R) Rosana Giubilo, Norma Guardado, Mayra Montoya, Emely Calixto, John Carrol, Gavegnano, Rep. Maduro, Kim Altschul, Alex Rhalimi of the Chamber, Branch Manager Adnai...

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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 5

July 7, 2017
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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 5

By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Farmers Market returns for its 10th season today (Wednesday, June 5) at 3 p.m. with fresh, locally-grown produce, and other healthy and locally-sourced products.  The booths will be behind the Maverick MBTA station (at Lewis Mall) selling fruits and vegetables today from 3:00 to 6:30...

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EBNHC Selected as Narcan Site

July 7, 2017
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By John Lynds The opioid crisis in East Boston and across the U.S. has reached epic proportions. Nearly 2,000 people died of opioid related overdoses in Massachusetts last year with an average of 38 opioid deaths per day in the state for 2016. To combat the rise in opioid overdoses, many cities and towns...

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