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Square and Park Officially Reopen During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 15, 2017
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Square and Park Officially Reopen During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By John Lynds Business owners, residents, and East Boston drivers all breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when the Central Square rehab project wrapped up. After two years of disruptions to traffic patterns, parking and the square’s central park, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Eastie’s elected officials and community members to officially cut...

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Latinos Show Support for Mayor Walsh in Eastie

September 15, 2017
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Latinos Show Support for Mayor Walsh in Eastie

By John Lynds He’s taken a tough stance against President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against immigrants, challenged Trump’s travel bans, and recently stood up against the president’s removal of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or DREAMers program that hundreds of East Boston children benefitted from. This is why Latinos in Eastie are standing...

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Developer Lowers Height of Millennium Tower in Boston

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds It may be one of those rare historic occasions when the community, elected officials and Massport are all on the same page and fighting for the same cause. There was near panic last week when reports showed that the proposed 775 foot Millennium tower in Winthrop Square in Boston would have...

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175 McClellan Highway Developer Addresses HVNA Members

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds Gate Residential Properties, LLC and Bulgroup Colorado, LLC’s Damien Szary appeared before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night at the group’s September meeting to talk about plans to develop the 143,139 sq. ft. parcel at 175 McClellan Hwy. into a mixed use development. Szary and his group, known for...

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Ward I Democratic Committee Endorses Mayor Walsh, Passacantilli and At-Large Candidates

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Ward I Democratic Committee last Wednesday held an endorsement meeting at the Paris Street Community Center to pick candidates that the group would support in the upcoming municipal elections. Following presentations by the candidates the Ward Committee took an endorsement vote. With seventeen members in attendance at the...

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Letters to the Editor

September 15, 2017
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I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli Dear Editor, In three weeks, East Boston has an important decision to make in the primary election for Boston City Council.  After researching the candidates and learning more about their positions, I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli. Stephen has impressed me with his platform: focusing on education, public...

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Remembering 9/11

September 15, 2017
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There are few events in life that one can recall exactly what they were doing when the tragedy happened to unfold. One event in our life was when the planes flew into the World Trade Center Buildings on that Tuesday morning in 2011. We were just one in a small group of residents at...

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Obituaries 09-13-2017

September 15, 2017
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Angela DeMarco Died in her 100th year Angela (Capozzi) DeMarco of Orient Heights East Boston, died on September 8 in her 100th year. The beloved wife of the late Pasquale DeMarco, she was the loving mother of Carl “Sluggo” DeMarco and his wife, Janet of East Boston and the late Grace Alba and her...

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Backpacks for East Boston Students

September 8, 2017
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Backpacks for East Boston Students

Twenty children served by East Boston’s Crossroads Family Center started the school year with a new backpack full of school supplies and new clothes provided by Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). This is the 10th year that Massport has partnered with programs in South Boston and East Boston to support families at the start of...

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Excel Lays Out Plans for Expansion of High School

September 8, 2017
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Excel Lays Out Plans for Expansion of High School

By John Lynds At a recent community meeting Excel Academy Charter School Executive Director Owen Stearns laid out the school’s plans to add a small addition onto Excel High School on Bremen Street. The addition, according to Stearns, will not add more students due to the state’s cap on charter school seats, but will...

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