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BPS Interim Superintendent Laura Perille Tours Eastie Schools on First Day

September 14, 2018
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Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent and former President and CEO of EdVestors Laura Perille spent the first day of school last Thursday in East Boston. Perille started her day at the annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade hosted by East Boston Main Streets and the city, then headed over to the Samuel Adams Elementary School...

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ICA Watershed to Stay Open Late Two Nights Before End of Season

September 14, 2018
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After a widely successful inaugural run, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)  Watershed will offer special evening hours two nights before the art gallery on the Boston Shipyard and Marina closes for the season on Oct. 8. According to the ICA’s Margaux Leonard, on Friday Sept. 14, and again on Friday, Sept. 21, the...

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First Day:O’Donnell School Welcomes Emily Berman as New Principal

September 14, 2018
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On Monday outside the Hugh Roe O’Donnell School the school’s new Principal Emily Berman stands outside greeting her students in the morning. The first time principal officially started work last Thursday as Boston Public Schools began the first day of the 2018/2019 school year. In the schoolyard on Lexington Street she greeted the students...

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Looking at How East Boston Voted in the 2018 Primary

September 14, 2018
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Ten term U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano of the 7th Congressional District was unseated during last Tuesday night’s primary by Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in perhaps one of the biggest political upsets in recent memory. Pressley finished election night with 59,815 votes to Capuano’s 42,252 votes in the district where he has served for...

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NOAH to Hold Flood Prevention Open House Set for Sept 19

September 14, 2018
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For two days in May the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing held a Flood Prevention Design Workshop to get more residents involved in designing the best ways to protect the community from sea-level rise and climate change. On Friday, May 18 NOAH started with a tour of areas in the community that have...

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HVNA Votes Down Coleridge Street Project

September 14, 2018
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By all accounts, Ryan Acone did everything that a developer should do when proposing a large project in the community. Before filing a letter of intent with the city he met with neighbors, talked with abutters, and had a few brainstorming sessions at the Harbor View Neighborhood Association before even coming up with a...

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Another Term:EBNHC Board President Rita Sorrento Re-Elected to the National Association of Community Health Centers Board

September 8, 2018
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Longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Board President Rita Sorrento was re-elected last week to serve another term on the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) board. Sorrento, who has served as as the EBNHC’s board president for 23 years, has served on NACHC’s board since 2010, representing regions community health centers. “I’m...

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Residents Offer Ideas to MassDOT to Help Alleviate Traffic

September 8, 2018
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Traffic was so bad in East Boston last week that lifelong Eastie resident Michael Gaeta called into WROR’s morning show while stuck in traffic. “Stay home,” he warned his fellow Eastie residents last Tuesday morning. “This is the worst traffic I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. It’s every street. Bremen Street packed! Bennington Street...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal 2016 Eastie Stabbing

September 8, 2018
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The 20-year old man charged in the stabbing death of Gage Smith in East Boston in 2016 pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week rather than face trial. Darius Barry was charged with stabbing and killing Smith on Aug. 17, 2016 on Paris Street during a fight. He would have been tried on a second...

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Zumix Annual Block Party Set for Saturday

September 8, 2018
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East Boston’s popular music and performing arts non-profit will host the Third Annual Zumix Radio Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 8. Zumix’s free community block party will kickoff at 1 p.m. on Orleans Street from Sumner to Everett Streets with an  afternoon of music, art and food to help celebrate Zumix Radio’s second year...

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