Monthly Archives: November 2017

Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector Back on MBTA’s Radar?

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds Significant development in East Boston, Revere and along the MBTA Blue Line corridor has the MBTA re-examining the stalled Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector. At an October 30 MBTA board meeting, board chairman Joseph Aiello asked agency staff for an update on what building the connector would entail. According to Boston Globe, at the...

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Probe Into Russian-Backed Facebook Ads Hits Home

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds A Congressional probe into Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election has uncovered pro-Trump ads that were allegedly purchased by the Russians on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. One Facebook ad released by Congress last week made mention of the October, 2016 shooting of Officers Richard Cintolo and...

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Kiwanis Kicks Off Annual Holiday Food Drive for Grace Church

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds Each year East Boston Kiwanis Club members and volunteers kick off the holiday season by teaming up with East Boston Savings Bank and Shaw’s Supermarket shoppers to collect canned goods for Eastie’s most vulnerable residents. On November 1, outside of Shaw’s in Liberty Plaza, Kiwanis President John Schwagerl, club members Buddy...

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Webster Bank Awards CRA Grant to NOAH

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) received a boost for its housing services last week from Webster Bank. NOAH was a recipient of a $3,500 Community Reinvestment Act grant from Webster Bank. The money was part of $40,000 in Community Development grants to 11 Boston-area based nonprofits. NOAH Executive Director...

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Rep Madaro Named Public Advocate of the Year Award by the Greater Boston Food Bank

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro, whose career in public service began as Chief of Staff in former Rep. Carlo Basile’s office, said one of the main issues he worked on then and continues to work on today is food insecurity for hundreds of residents. Since being elected Madaro has been...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2017

November 11, 2017
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District Seven Police Report October 29, 2017 Around 5:30am in the area of 28 Saratoga Street while investigating a call for a suspicious person, District Seven Officers place a Hispanic male from Beverly Mass under arrest for an outstanding warrant for Larceny of Automobile Accessories. Around 5:15pm District Seven Officers while on patrol in...

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Community Reinvestment Grants: Supporting the Groups That Support Our Youth

November 11, 2017
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By Suffolk DA Dan Conley Some of the most important work we do as prosecutors is not inside the walls of a courtroom but out in the community.  In particular, guiding young people toward positive influences, helping them avoid unhealthy choices, and supporting safe activities is vital to ensuring their wellbeing and that of...

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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 11, 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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The Person You Have to Fear is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 11, 2017
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The mass-shooting-of-the-week in America that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music...

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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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Its was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...

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