Monthly Archives: September 2017

Candidate Farmer Pushes for Community Action on Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2017
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Focusing on the Boston and state-wide opioid-related overdose and death epidemic and the 400% increase in deaths from 2000-2015, Margaret Farmer, Candidate for Boston City Council, has called for creating a Boston version of the Angel program, pioneered and already successful in Gloucester, where an individual can walk into a police station and ask...

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How We’re Recognizing Recovery Month

September 22, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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Letter to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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Community Volunteerism Hello Friends, East Boston has been a longtime transient neighborhood of Boston, home to the city’s newest immigrants. Currently, the neighborhood is undergoing a dramatic population shift as several new housing developments go in, and East Boston appears to the rest of the city to be one of the “last affordable places...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Obituaries 09-20-2017

September 22, 2017
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Mary LoConte Accomplished seamstress Mary C. (Viola) LoConte of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on Thursday, September 14 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 81 years old. Mary was an accomplished seamstress who worked on Newbury Street in Boston for many years custom making wedding gowns and doing window displays....

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Square and Park Officially Reopen During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 15, 2017
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Square and Park Officially Reopen During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By John Lynds Business owners, residents, and East Boston drivers all breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when the Central Square rehab project wrapped up. After two years of disruptions to traffic patterns, parking and the square’s central park, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Eastie’s elected officials and community members to officially cut...

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Latinos Show Support for Mayor Walsh in Eastie

September 15, 2017
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Latinos Show Support for Mayor Walsh in Eastie

By John Lynds He’s taken a tough stance against President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against immigrants, challenged Trump’s travel bans, and recently stood up against the president’s removal of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or DREAMers program that hundreds of East Boston children benefitted from. This is why Latinos in Eastie are standing...

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Developer Lowers Height of Millennium Tower in Boston

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds It may be one of those rare historic occasions when the community, elected officials and Massport are all on the same page and fighting for the same cause. There was near panic last week when reports showed that the proposed 775 foot Millennium tower in Winthrop Square in Boston would have...

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175 McClellan Highway Developer Addresses HVNA Members

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds Gate Residential Properties, LLC and Bulgroup Colorado, LLC’s Damien Szary appeared before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night at the group’s September meeting to talk about plans to develop the 143,139 sq. ft. parcel at 175 McClellan Hwy. into a mixed use development. Szary and his group, known for...

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Ward I Democratic Committee Endorses Mayor Walsh, Passacantilli and At-Large Candidates

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Ward I Democratic Committee last Wednesday held an endorsement meeting at the Paris Street Community Center to pick candidates that the group would support in the upcoming municipal elections. Following presentations by the candidates the Ward Committee took an endorsement vote. With seventeen members in attendance at the...

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