Monthly Archives: June 2018

Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy. “I’ll tell you, some of the people...

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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

June 21, 2018
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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

Anyone who was at last Friday’s East Boston High School (EBHS) graduation at East Boston Memorial Stadium saw an overjoyed Richard Bynum walk onto the stage with his 2-year-old daughter, Zamyrah, and accept his high school diploma. Bynam’s story is one that is truly inspiring and while we usually report on those who easily...

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John Nucci Receives Life Saving Kidney Transplant

June 21, 2018
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Life has come full circle for East Boston’s John Nucci and Kerri Abrams, who owns Kinship Florist in Revere. Thirty-five years ago Abrams’ parents, Kim and Al, were political supporters and friends of Nucci’s. At the time neither Nucci nor the Abrams could have ever guessed nearly four decades later that Kim and Al’s...

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NE Association of Schools and Colleges Grants EBHS Accreditation

June 21, 2018
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With nearly 300 students graduating East Boston High School (EBHS) last Friday and a four-year graduation rate hovering at 75 percent, students, faculty and staff have had a lot to celebrate this school year. EBHS recently added yet another reason to pull out the proverbial party hats as the New England Association of Schools...

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Air Quality Monitoring Pilot Program Begins

June 21, 2018
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East Boston Olin College students, Taylor Sheneman and Christine Dimke have begun to install instruments that will consciously measure a wide array of pollutants caused by fossil fuels emanating from Logan International Airport. The pilot program is a collaboration between Olin, East Boston’s AIR Inc., Eastie’s airport mitigation advocacy group and Aerodyne, the manufactured...

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Mayor’s Garden Contest Deadline is July 11

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Wednesday, July 11, to register for the 2018 Mayor’s Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald. Now in its 22nd year, the contest...

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Community News Briefs

June 21, 2018
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COUNCILOR EDWARDS TO HOST EAST BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE HOUR Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards will be hosting neighborhood coffee hours in East Boston during the summer months in an effort to bring City Hall accessibility to the community. The first coffee hour will be held this Friday, June 22nd from 10 a.m. to noon...

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Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket/LV-112

June 21, 2018
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All are invited to view the Boston Harbor Fireworks from Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 on June 30, from 7-10 p.m. WHO’S INVITED: Anyone who wants to reserve a spot and join us on Nantucket/LV-112’s weather deck, with friends and family, to watch a spectacular fireworks display in Boston’s inner harbor. Nantucket Lightship/LV-112’s berth has one of...

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Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Recap

June 21, 2018
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Last Monday, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, (JPNA) held its June meeting and members voted on three development projects as well as an update on Massport’s reconfiguration of Logan Airport’s gas station, App Ride/Transportation Network Companies (TNC) lot and taxi pool. First up, Massport’s Community Relations Liaison, Jason Ruggiero, gave a presentation on the...

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NSMHA Summer Sail Set for June 28

June 21, 2018
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North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) will be hosting a Summer Sail on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Piers Park Sailing Center to benefit NSMHA’s recovery programs throughout Greater Boston, and raise awareness about the agency’s impact in the community. “It’s a wonderful organization. We really are dedicated to our mission of...

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