Monthly Archives: October 2017

Dante Alighieri Sends Relief for Storm Ravaged Puerto Rico

October 21, 2017
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By John Lynds Dante Alighieri Montessori School Principal Glenda Colon was raised in Puerto Rico, so when Hurricane Maria hit the island as a Category 4 storm she was glued to the T.V. hoping for the best. “I was born in Boston, but moved and was raised in Puerto Rico surrounded by many family...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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October 9, 2017 No Arrest. October 10, 2017 Around 1:30am in Maverick Square a white female from Revere Ma, was arrested on several outstanding warrants (Shoplifting, Concealing Stolen Goods & Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws). Around 11:20am in the area of Meridian Street a white Hispanic male from East Boston was arrested on an...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2017
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Badge of honor Dear Editor, When I recently read a letter from a supporter of my son’s opponent that read, “If she wins the final election, Lydia will be the first councilor not of Italian heritage, the first person of color, and the first women (sic) in 25 years in the District 1 seat,”...

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Obituaries 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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Lena Giannattasio Of Saugus Lena A. (Falsini) Giannattasio of Saugus passed away peacefully on October 13 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis Giannattasio, devoted mother the late Michael and his surviving wife, Kathy (Casey) of Tewksbury, beloved sister of the late Arthur Falsini, Stella Rossi, Libby Rossi and Egidio...

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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

October 13, 2017
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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

By John Lynds It started as an idea and a way to address what Sandra Nijjar saw as a growing problem in East Boston. Nijjar was seeing an ever increasing number of homeless in and around Maverick and Central Squares. So a year ago Nijjar recruited Pastor Britta Carlson, John Ribeiro, Jr, Lydia Edwards...

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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

October 13, 2017
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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

By John Lynds While East Boston neighborhood groups were disappointed the neighborhood was not picked to receive funding or traffic safety improvements under the City of Boston’s Slow Streets program, the city’s Transportation Department (BTD) has been trying to make traversing some streets here a little easier. Last week, outside of the Orient Heights...

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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

October 13, 2017
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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

By John Lynds Each day there seems to be another explosive feud between President Donald Trump and someone else in the world. Whether it’s bizarre saber rattling with Kim Jong Un, attacking the NFL and team owners or more recently ripping apart Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee, a member of his own political party,...

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Recognized:Officers Cintolo,Morris and Schmidt Receive Trooper George L Hanna Medal of Honor

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last year a tranquil fall night was shattered as a routine domestic call turned into an ferocious gun battle between police and a suspect on Gladstone Street in East Boston. The incident left two Eastie officers critically wounded. While the wounds of that October night have healed, the stories of heroism...

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AHA, Aetna Team up with P.J. Kennedy School to Create Teaching Garden

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Friday the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School was a beehive of activity as employees from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Aetna Foundation teamed up to create a ‘Teaching Garden’ at the school. The gardens will teach the school’s kindergarten through fifth-grade students how to plant seeds, nurture growing...

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Wu Campaign Announces State Legislative Endorsements

October 13, 2017
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The Michelle Wu for Boston Campaign this week announced endorsements that Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has received from members of the Boston state legislative delegation. Wu is running for re-election to a third term as Boston City Councilor At-Large. “I’m honored to have the support of these colleagues at the state level,”...

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