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Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso Honored on his 100th Birthday

February 15, 2018
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Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso Honored on his 100th Birthday

Those who know 100-year-old Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso will tell you the tough World War II veteran still has a lot of fire in his belly as he reached a special birthday milestone last Thursday at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston. Barrasso, a WWII veteran who fought in the Battle...

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‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in for Second Term as EBCC President

February 15, 2018
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‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in for Second Term as EBCC President

Last Thursday night in front of a packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn,  Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini took the oath of office for the second time as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce president. Mangini, a longtime neighborhood business and civic leader, was administered the oath by Councilor Lydia Edwards to kick off his...

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BPDA Approves Suffolk Downs Phase I Plans

February 15, 2018
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While Amazon has yet to pick a city for its second North American headquarters (HQ2), Boston officials are leaving nothing to chance. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved HYM Investment Group, LLC’s Suffolk Downs Phase I proposal at its February meeting last Thursday. Phase I of the Suffolk Downs project involves building...

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City Council Committee Holds Hearing on Noyes Park Renovations

February 15, 2018
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On Monday, the City Council Committee on Environment & Sustainability, which oversees Boston parks, held a hearing on the Noyes Park renovation project slated to begin this year. The purpose of the hearing, chaired by City Councilor Matt O’Malley and co-chaired by Eastie’s City Councilor Lydia Edwards, was to authorize the city to accept...

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East Boston Resident,Nobel Prize Nominee and Master of Non-Violent Resistance Dr Gene Sharp Dies at 90

February 15, 2018
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Dr. Gene Sharp, who ran the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles out of an unassuming apartment in East Boston, and for decades had written the handbooks on how to overthrow oppressive regimes through non-violent means, died on Sunday, Jan. 28, at his East Boston home. He was 90 years old. Dr. Sharp, who...

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Quiet Few Finally Gets JPNA Backing

February 15, 2018
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Josh Weinstein, the East Boston resident proposing a new bar on Sumner Street in Jeffries Point, went back before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night and finally received approval by a vote of 27 to 9. Weinstein proposes to convert the former East Boston Kitchen building into a concept bar and restaurant...

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Craft Table and Bar Opens at the Former Ecco

February 9, 2018
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Craft Table and Bar Opens at the Former Ecco

After a week of promoting the restaurant that has replaced Ecco, which closed last year, owner of Craft Table & Bar on Porter Street couldn’t have been more happy with the turnout Friday during the new restaurant’s grand opening. Frank Peace, CEO of New England Craft Restaurant Concepts, who owns several restaurants and coffee...

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Appreciation:Gerald ‘Sully’ Sullivan, Longtime Savio Prep Teacher, Dies at 69

February 9, 2018
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Appreciation:Gerald ‘Sully’ Sullivan, Longtime Savio Prep Teacher, Dies at 69

Incoming freshman entering Gerald Sullivan’s English Class at Savio Prep in East Boston were met with a poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson written on the blackboard. The poem, Richard Cory, told a narrative of a very successful man that had seemingly everything in the world–style, respect, wealth.  Mr. Sullivan, or ‘Sully’ as he was...

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Police Arrest Man in Connection with Armed Robbery, Indecent Exposure

February 9, 2018
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Police Arrest Man in Connection with Armed Robbery, Indecent Exposure

At a community meeting Monday evening District 7 Community Officer Dan Simons and Sergeant Jimmy Martin announced that police have arrested a man they believe was responsible for the armed robbery and indecent exposure incident involving a mother and her 10-year old son last month. On Monday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 a.m. a mother...

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Massport Sends Out RFP for Piers Park Phase III

February 9, 2018
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The dilapidated pier adjacent to Piers Park, and also the future Piers Park II is being eyed by Massport as the future site of a third waterfront park. Last week Massport announced it has sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP) hoping that developers will come forward to turn the aging pier into a...

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