Monthly Archives: October 2017

Robert Casaletto Settling in as EBCCS’s New Principal

October 27, 2017
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Robert Casaletto Settling in as EBCCS’s New Principal

By John Lynds East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) Principal Robert Casaletto knew he had some very big shoes to fill once longtime principal and educator Maryann Manfredonia stepped down at the end of the 2017 school year. “She (Manfredonia) was my second grade teacher,” said Casaletto. “To go to school and then become...

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Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira, Longtime Columnist for East Boston Community News, Passes at 74

October 27, 2017
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Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira, Longtime Columnist for East Boston Community News, Passes at 74

By John Lynds Maxine ‘Max’ Tassinari-Teixeira, a lifelong resident of East Boston, and longtime columnist for the East Boston Community News, has died. Mrs. Tassinari-Teixeira, or ‘Max’ as she was affectionately known in the community, died suddenly on Friday, October 20 surrounded by her loving family. She was 74 years old. A prolific writer, ...

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Family Attacked at Shore Plaza

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds As Shore Plaza undergoes a multi-million dollar face lift, a resident at the housing development is saying a little paint and new windows isn’t going to solve the incidences of violence. Jennifer Gore-Cartagena posted Facebook pictures of the injuries she sustained during a melee she said was caused by a group...

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Boston wants Amazon Headquarters to Come to Suffolk Downs

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds In 2013 the residents of East Boston spoke loud and clear when they voted to reject a resort-style casino from coming to Suffolk Downs Racetrack. After the vote came the inevitable question of ‘what’s next?’ for the aging thoroughbred racetrack. For the past four years residents have advocated for a smart...

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NOAH’s Climate Summit Set for Saturday, Oct. 28

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds On a recent Saturday morning a storm system sat over the North Shore, and dumped four inches of rain on Lynn, Winthrop and the Orient Heights section of East Boston. The slow moving system overwhelmed storm drains and flooded streets, backyards and basements across the area. When the flash flood waters...

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Can the MBTA Continue to Name Ferries in Honor of Donald McKay and Not Have a Real Stop in Eastie?

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston residents have been clamoring for a full service ferry for years. City Councilor Sal LaMattina has worked to bring a ferry to the neighborhood that will include stops in Eastie, Charlestown, the North End and the Seaport District, but that plan has stalled. There is one ferry operating between...

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City Opens Small Business Center at EB Library

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, the City of Boston Office of Economic Development launched the Small Business Center at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library on Bremen Street. The launch begins a seven week residence at the library. The Small Business Center workshops will include high-impact professional training, networking and one-on-one...

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Cambridge College Looks to Build on Amazing History in New Charlestown Location

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For 100 years, Cambridge College built an amazing foundation of educating adults – many of them being adults who were balancing work and family life with their continuing education – on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and now they are embarking on the next chapter of their history in a consolidated, modern...

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Passacantilli: Traffic Congestion in East Boston is Unacceptable

October 27, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1, has released a detailed plan to address East Boston’s traffic crisis. Passacantilli said, “Traffic congestion could very well be the most pressing and pervasive quality of life issue facing East Boston today. I hear concerns about traffic from East Boston residents...

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Edwards Advocates for Community-Led Process for Potential Amazon Bid

October 27, 2017
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With pending new neighbor Amazon bringing 50,000 new jobs and thousands more people and cars, city council candidate Lydia Edwards sees this moment for what it is: an opportunity for East Boston to lead. “Amazon could land in our backyards and we need to start planning as a community. Proactive and responsive leadership is...

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