Monthly Archives: July 2018

Perfect Snack

July 21, 2018
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Perfect Snack

FARM FRESH: Sandra Nijjer samples some berries from a tree at Eastie Farms in Jeffries Point on Saturday, July 14, as part of Eastie Week. The farm held a day to harvest, and cook, a lunch from ingredients harvested in the garden. Organizers also left room for dessert, straight from the trees of the...

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Piers Park Sailing Center’s Youth Summer Program in Full Swing

July 21, 2018
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Piers Park Sailing Center’s Youth Summer Program in Full Swing

Last summer it looked as though East Boston would forever lose its beloved community sailing program. At the time, Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was forced to layoff its year-round staff and unless the board was able to raise enough money before sailing began PPSC would have not reopen for the 2017 summer season....

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First Step:Councilor Edwards Holds Hearing On Possible New Master Plan

July 21, 2018
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Monday night’s well-attended City Council hearing at the Mario Umana Academy hosted by City Councilor Lydia Edwards and chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu was the first step in creating a neighborhood-wide Master Plan that will provide a cohesive vision for the neighborhood. Creating a Master Plan for Eastie will allow resident to ‘drive the...

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Artist in Residence Program Colors the Parks This Summer

July 21, 2018
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Amidst a pile of crayons, markers, paints and numerous pieces of card-stock paper canvasses, Juleen Jones has made her mark in a creative way for the kids and families that use parks throughout Boston – including Paris Street Playground each Friday this month. Jones, an art major who graduated from Monserrat College in the...

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Madaro Blasts MBTA for Putting Red/Blue Line Connector on Backburner

July 21, 2018
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Last week Rep. Adrian Madaro testified before the MBTA’s Fiscal Management and Control Board to express his disappointment that the long anticipated Red/Blue Line Connector project has apparently been put once again on the backburner. MassDOT and the MBTA recently released its Focus 40 document that outlines the state’s vision for transportation for the...

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Maverick Street Bowfronts Come Down

July 21, 2018
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The long saga of the Maverick Street bowfronts that a group of East Boston residents feverishly tried to save from demolition ended when the buildings finally came down last week. Since last summer, Linear Retail Properties has been trying to develop the former Rapino Funeral Home at 9 Chelsea St. in Maverick Square. Aside...

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Suffolk Prosecutor Honored at Annual Award Ceremony

July 21, 2018
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A member of the prosecution team that handles cases in Suffolk County, was honored with a prestigious award named after a former school teacher, Suffolk prosecutor, and Boston City Council member, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Assistant District Attorney Priscilla Guerrero received the Brian J. Honan Award for Excellence in the...

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East Boston Resident Turns Tragedy into Triumph

July 21, 2018
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Lifelong East Boston resident Christopher Babin was only 32 when he thought his world had ended. Babin’s fiancé passed away due to complications with epilepsy shortly after their five-year anniversary, on Jan. 11, 2017. Weighing in at 300 pounds due to working late hours and overeating while on the job as a chef for...

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Kathy Orlando Named Unsung Heroine by Mass Commission on the Status of Women

July 21, 2018
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East Boston’s Kathy Orlando, a longtime advocate for youth, girls and families in the neighborhood was among those honored with, the 2018 Unsung Heroine by Mass Commission on the Status of Women. Orlando, who serves as president of East Boston Girls Softball and as a board member of the East Boston Community Development Corporation,...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

July 21, 2018
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PELOSI GRADUATES FROM NORTHEAST METRO TECH School Committee Chairman Deborah Davis and Principal Carla Scuzzarella are pleased to announce the graduation of Marissa Pelosi from Northeast Metro Tech. 292 Graduates from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Breakheart Stadium. Superintendent David DiBarri encouraged students to seek...

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