Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as East Boston’s City Councilor

November 16, 2017
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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as East Boston’s City Councilor

By Cary Shuman Even before Lydia Edwards completed her outstanding campaign with an impressive victory in the district council election for East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End, political observers were recognizing her potential, saying that she was a rising star on the Boston political scene. In 2015, Boston Globe Magazine tabbed Edwards for...

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EBNHC Helps with Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

November 16, 2017
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EBNHC Helps with Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

By John Lynds With a good amount of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s staff hailing from Puerto Rico, it came as no surprise after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. Caribbean Island staffers at the health center felt powerless and wanted to find a way, anyway to help. “We immediately had staff members asking...

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Four-Alarm Fire Rips Through Eastie Warehouse

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds A four-alarm blaze ripped through an old warehouse just outside of Central Square on Border Street Saturday night, injuring one firefighter. The fire began at 6 p.m. when the Boston Fire Department responded to smoke and flames on the roof of the building at 170 Border St., a large three story...

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A Look at Lydia Edwards District 1 City Council Win

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds At Kelley Square Pub in East Boston on election night last Tuesday, Lydia Edwards stood on a chair in the middle of the dinning room and declared her historic win as the first woman of color to be elected to the District 1 City Council seat a ‘mandate’. Edwards edged out...

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ICA Watershed in Eastie Announces Inaugural Exhibition

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds It may be a ways away but there’s already excitement and buzz surrounding the ICA’s (Institute of Contemporary Art) first exhibition at the institute’s planned second location on East Boston’s waterfront. The ICA will take a formerly condemned industrial warehouse across from K.O. Pies at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on...

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HYM Files Letter of Intent with BPDA

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds At Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting HYM Investment Group LLC’s  principal Thomas O’Brien announced that his group, which purchased the 161-acre Suffolk Downs Racetrack site in the spring, has filed its Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). O’Brien said his group plans to file...

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‘Hyphen’

November 16, 2017
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By Marianne Salza As a first generation Salvadorian-American growing up in East Boston, Marian Servellón tried to distinguish where her Salvadorian and American sides began and ended. She remembers speaking English inside and outside of school; but at home, the only child spoke Spanish, vicariously teaching her parents about American customs. “Having passions and...

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JPNA Votes Down Bar Proposal

November 16, 2017
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By John Lynds There was audible gasp from the crowd when the vote against a new bar and restaurant proposed for the former East Boston Kitchen (EBK) on Sumner Street was read at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting. In a close vote, JPNA members rejected Josh Weinstein’s proposal to convert the EBK...

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Police Briefs 11-15-2017

November 16, 2017
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District Seven Police Report November 4, 2017 No Arrest.   November 5, 2017 Around 4:00pm in the area of Monmouth Street East Boston, a white Hispanic male from East Boston was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. Around 5:30pm District Seven Officers responded to 246 Border Street East Boston for a report of a...

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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 16, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...

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