Monthly Archives: September 2017

Letters to the Editor

September 15, 2017
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I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli Dear Editor, In three weeks, East Boston has an important decision to make in the primary election for Boston City Council.  After researching the candidates and learning more about their positions, I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli. Stephen has impressed me with his platform: focusing on education, public...

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Remembering 9/11

September 15, 2017
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There are few events in life that one can recall exactly what they were doing when the tragedy happened to unfold. One event in our life was when the planes flew into the World Trade Center Buildings on that Tuesday morning in 2011. We were just one in a small group of residents at...

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Obituaries 09-13-2017

September 15, 2017
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Angela DeMarco Died in her 100th year Angela (Capozzi) DeMarco of Orient Heights East Boston, died on September 8 in her 100th year. The beloved wife of the late Pasquale DeMarco, she was the loving mother of Carl “Sluggo” DeMarco and his wife, Janet of East Boston and the late Grace Alba and her...

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Backpacks for East Boston Students

September 8, 2017
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Backpacks for East Boston Students

Twenty children served by East Boston’s Crossroads Family Center started the school year with a new backpack full of school supplies and new clothes provided by Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). This is the 10th year that Massport has partnered with programs in South Boston and East Boston to support families at the start of...

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Excel Lays Out Plans for Expansion of High School

September 8, 2017
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Excel Lays Out Plans for Expansion of High School

By John Lynds At a recent community meeting Excel Academy Charter School Executive Director Owen Stearns laid out the school’s plans to add a small addition onto Excel High School on Bremen Street. The addition, according to Stearns, will not add more students due to the state’s cap on charter school seats, but will...

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Excel Students Detained by Border Patrol

September 8, 2017
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Excel Students Detained by Border Patrol

By John Lynds Two Excel Academy Charter School students were among the 14 people detained as part of U.S. Border Patrol operation a week ago in Lincoln, N.H. Border Patrol officers established the checkpoint with the support of the Woodstock Police Department on Interstate 93 in Lincoln. “Checkpoints are just one of the tools...

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Reconfiguring:MassDot Officials Listen to Residents’ Frustration Over Toll Plaza Project

September 8, 2017
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By John Lynds MassDOT is once again planning on reconfiguring the Sumner Tunnel Toll plaza after months of daily gridlock and complaints from residents and elected officials. At last Wednesday’s meeting at East Boston High School one thing became abundantly clear, trying to shoehorn the agency’s All Electronic Tolling (AET) program that has worked...

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Boston Latin School Bus Restored for Eastie Students

September 8, 2017
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By John Lynds Following a summer of complaints from East Boston and Charlestown parents regarding the elimination of the Boston Latin School bus from the two neighborhoods for the upcoming school year, Boston Public School’s Chief of Operations John Hanlon announced this week that the buses will be restored. In a letter to BLS...

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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2017
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Stephen has a clear plan Dear Editor, In three weeks, East Boston has an important decision to make in the primary election for Boston City Council.  After researching the candidates and learning more about their positions, I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli. Stephen has impressed me with his platform: focusing on education, public safety,...

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Starting the School Year Together

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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