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Monthly Archives: December 2017

East Boston’s Persons of the Year:Lydia Edwards, 2017 Woman of the Year

December 30, 2017
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By John Lynds It was unwise to count out City Councilor-elect Lydia Edwards when she lost her bid for State Senate two years ago. In that race she won East Boston, and it was the shape of things to come for this bright young East Boston woman. In a political landscape dominated by Italian-American...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina , 2017 Man of the Year

December 30, 2017
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By John Lynds In his East Boston High School yearbook City Councilor Sal LaMattina wrote he wanted to Mayor of Boston. At that young age LaMattina already made up his mind that he wanted to dedicate his life to serving others.   While LaMattina did not make it as far as mayor in during...

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A Look Back at Eastie’s Top 10 Stories

December 28, 2017
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By John Lynds On Sunday night the final seconds of 2017 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community, the year was filled with stories that are sure to transform the very face of the neighborhood....

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...

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Obituaries 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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Edith Ciliberto Of East Boston Edith (Zecchino) Ciliberto of East Boston died peacefully on December 19 in her 97th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J Ciliberto. In accordance with her wishes, funeral services and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery were private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial...

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EBCCS Christmas Concert

December 22, 2017
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EBCCS Christmas Concert

Angels and Cherubs singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” during the East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) A Swinging Christmas concert.

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Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser

December 22, 2017
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Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser

Jessica Gordon’s Academy of Performing Arts students take a photo after dancing at the 14th annual Eastie Elves sponsored by Rep. Adrian Madaro.

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Residents Voice Dissatisfaction with BPS School Start-Time Process

December 22, 2017
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Residents Voice Dissatisfaction with BPS School Start-Time Process

By John Lynds The frustration among East Boston parents at Monday night’s Boston Public School meeting regarding school start-time changes was palpable. BPS officials planned a series of community meeting after rolling out the changes to school start times in the city two weeks ago. The point of Monday’s meetings was simply to brief...

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Three Held in Eastie Homicide

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds After the arrest of one teen charged with last week’s murder of 21-year-old Duncan Ketter, homicide detectives cast a larger web and nabbed two more individuals they believe were involved in the murder. The total number of defendants in Eastie’s first homicide of the year is now at three. Last Monday...

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Councilor LaMattina says Farewell in Final Speech

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday after eleven and a half years as District 1 City Council, and a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Boston, Councilor Sal LaMattina addressed his colleagues in the Council Chambers for the last time. In a stellar career that spanned three mayoral administrations LaMattina, in...

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