Monthly Archives: September 2017

Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off after School Sailing

September 22, 2017
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off after School Sailing

By John Lynds After a seven year hiatus, Sailing After School has returned to the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC), another sign that the popular neighborhood sailing center is thriving following a near closure this past spring. “We hope to expand and become a provider of year-round youth programs,” said Executive Director Alex DeFronzo....

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Combat Opioid Abuse:HRSA Increases Funding for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services at EBNHC

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Friday afternoon at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Federal Health Resources and Services Administrator (HRSA) Jeffrey Beard announced an investment to increase funding for substance abuse and mental health services at the Health Center. The funding will help EBNHC combat opioid abuse with integrated mental health services. EBNHC will...

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District 1 City Council Candidates Head into the Final Stretch

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds With the Primary Election for the District 1 City Council seat set for next Tuesday (September 26) the three candidates have been sprinting to the finish line. In the final week of the election East Boston’s Lydia Edwards and Margaret Farmer and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli have been knocking doors,...

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East Boston Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Dealing

September 22, 2017
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An East Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegal firearms dealing in the Orient Heights public housing projects in East Boston. James Warner, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2017, Warner...

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City Appoints Garcia New Neighborhood Liaison

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds With former East Boston Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa taking on a new role at the city’s Inspectional Services Department,  there has been a void left in the neighborhood when it comes to constituent services. While Neighborhood Service’s Deputy Director Tomas Gonzalez has been filling in since Correa’s departure in July, city...

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Zumix Radio Block Party Set for Sept 23

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston’s popular music and performing arts non-profit will host the Second Annual Zumix Radio Block Party on Saturday September 26. Zumix’s free community block party will kickoff at 2 p.m. on Orleans Street from Sumner to Everett Streets with an  afternoon of music, art and food to help celebrate Zumix...

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Student Arrested for Bringing Gun to EBHS

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds It was one of the few remaining Boston Public High Schools that never had to use the metal detectors issued to the school. East Boston High School (EBHS), with the exception of a few scuffles year to year between students, never really had the need for the extra security precaution. The...

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Trinity Financial Begins Pre-Leasing for Boston East

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds With the $71 million boutique luxury residential project at the Boston East site on Border Street set to open in December, Trinity Financial is following in the footsteps of other successful waterfront development projects. With projects like Clippership Wharf selling out prior to the actual opening of the development, Boston East’s...

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LaMattina Endorses Passacantilli for City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina.  LaMattina has represented Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End on the City Council since 2006. Passacantilli has also been endorsed by East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee and...

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Edwards Releases Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform outlining her plan to mitigate overdevelopment, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston. “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,” says Edwards....

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