Monthly Archives: December 2017

Fire Rips Through Meridian Street Home

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds An electrical short circuit sparked a three-alarm fire at a large, multifamily condo complex on Meridian Street Sunday. The Boston Fire Department responded just before 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon to 360 Meridian Street on Eagle Hill. Once firefighters arrived. there was smoke and fire coming from the third floor of the...

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Community Rallies Around Murder Victim Duncan Ketter’s Family

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds For over a week, the makeshift memorial in memory of Duncan Ketter, the young man gunned down on the corner of Orleans and Marginal streets, has had nonstop visitors. Friends, family and neighbors have stopped by the memorial to place candles, flowers, mementoes and pictures. Some cry, some say a prayer....

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Community News Briefs

December 22, 2017
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Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church service Christmas Eve at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church:   Lessons and Carols by candlelight. 5:30. 28 Paris St., East Boston (617) 569-6236   LEARN ITALIAN FREE The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above. Whether you have Italian ancestry,...

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Mike Lake, Lauren DeMayo Named NOAH Board Co-Presidents:NOAH Celebrates Annual Meeting at Spinelli’s

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds At last week’s East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) annual meeting, NOAH board members Mike Lake and Lauren DeMayo were introduced as NOAH’s new board co-presidents. Lake and DeMayo will replace former NOAH Board President Ernani DeAraujo who served for six years as president. DeAraujp will remain on the board....

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Letter to the Editor

December 22, 2017
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Kudos for passing the ban To the editor, Don’t know if it’s just me but I don’t see all the controversy over a plastic bag ban coming to a business near you. Why the Retailers Association of Massachusetts is opposed to it is beyond me. The prohibition applies to those single-use plastic shopping bags we...

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Sports 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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New Leader:Guittarr begins first season as head coach of the East Boston High School hockey team By Cary Shuman As a hard-hitting 6-foot-2-inch standout defensemen for the Pope John High School hockey team in the 1970s, Kenneth Guittarr led the Tigers to three straight appearances in the State Tournament at the old Boston Garden....

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Obituaries 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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John Spada Of Revere, formerly of East Boston John B. Spada of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the age of 93. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Anna (DePaula) Spada, the loving father of John A. Spada and his...

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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

December 13, 2017
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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

On Sunday the Ruggiero Family in conjunction with the East Boston Chamber held the annual Orient Heights Treet Lighting. Above, a young Eastie resident points as Santa arrives in Orient.

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